Monday, April 16, 2007

"Not with MY money!"

From Frank Capra’s 1938 Oscar-winning (Best Picture, Best Director) You Can’t Take It With You:

IRS Agent: “Our records show that you have never paid an income tax.”

Grandpa Vanderhoff (Lionel Barrymore): “That’s right.”

IRS Agent: “Why not?”

Grandpa Vanderhoff: “I don’t believe in it. ... What do I get for my money? ... I wouldn’t mind paying for something sensible.”

IRS Agent: “Something sensible. What about Congress and the Supreme Court and the President? We gotta pay them, don’t we?”

Grandpa Vanderhoff: “Not with my money.”


At 12:58 AM, Anonymous Tom Ender said...

Great movie, great cast, with many great lines, but that one really nails it.


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