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The Best 'A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood' Quotes

Updated November 27, 2019 202 votes 35 voters20 items

Whether you're a fan of Mr. Rogers, Tom Hanks, or both, we want you to vote for the best A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood quotes. This is the second film about the beloved children's television show host, coming on the heels of 2018's documentary Won't You Be My Neighbor? This one is a dramatization based on actual events. Of course, it's packed with the sort of inspirational one liners that Rogers was known for. There are funny lines as well, to provide levity between some very serious moments.

The main character is reporter Lloyd Vogel (Matthew Rhys). He's assigned by his editor to write a profile of Fred Rogers (Tom Hanks). Lloyd is deeply skeptical that his subject is really what he seems. After they meet, though, he realizes Rogers actually is a genteel, endlessly kind man. Mr. Rogers ends up having quite an impact on Lloyd, inspiring him to let go of the anger he's long held toward his father (Chris Cooper). 

The movie was directed by Marielle Heller, whose previous films were Can You Ever Forgive Me? and The Diary of a Teenage Girl. Noah Harpster and Micah Fitzerman-Blue wrote the screenplay. 

Vote up the most memorable A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood quotes from the list below, regardless of which character speaks them. 

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    People Who Loved Us

    Fred Rogers (to Lloyd Vogel): Just take a minute and think about all the people who loved us into being.

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    Nicest Person I've Ever Met

    Lloyd Vogel: He’s just about the nicest person I’ve ever met. I just don’t know if he’s for real.

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    What Forgiveness Means

    Fred Rogers: Do you know what forgiveness means? It’s a decision we make to release a person from the feelings of anger we have against them.

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    Precious

    Fred Rogers: I think the best thing we can do is to let people know that each one of them is precious.

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