Things Worth Believing In

One of my favorite movies is Secondhand Lions. Below is a quote from it that I love. It is a scene where an old man (portrayed by Robert Duvall) tells a young boy about things worth believing in:

“Sometimes the things that may or may not be true are the things a man needs to believe in the most. That people are basically good; that honor, courage, and virtue mean everything; that power and money, money and power mean nothing; that good always triumphs over evil; and I want you to remember this, that love… true love never dies. You remember that, boy. You remember that. Doesn’t matter if it’s true or not. You see, a man should believe in those things, because those are the things worth believing in.”

About russtowne

My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 4 young grandsons. I manage a wealth management firm I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of 23 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children. In addition to my family, friends, investing, and writing, my passions include reading, watching classic movies, experiencing waves crashing on rocky shores, hiking in ancient redwood forests, and enjoying our small redwood grove and fern garden.
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11 Responses to Things Worth Believing In

  1. mimijk says:

    I never saw the movie, but your quote moves me to tears..

    • russtowne says:

      Thank you for your feedback, Mimi. If you like movies that are quirky comedies with a bitter-sweet edge, have suspense, action, mystery, romance, best buddies, a young boy, where the bad people get what they deserve, happy endings, dogs, horses, lions, philosphy, Robert Duvall, Michael Caine, Haley Joel Osment, silliness, and are about living life to the fullest, surrounded by those you love, then you might want to consider watching Secondhand Lions.

      Not that I have any strong feelings on the subject or anything… ;-D!


  2. Andrea Kelly says:

    I absolutely love that movie! Definitely an amazing quote, thank you so much for the reminder 🙂

  3. I love this! Putting it as my facebook status!

  4. camsgranny says:

    Loved that movie!!!!! 🙂

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