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Quotations from The Tree of Life

The Tree of Life is a fantasy drama film that follows the story of the eldest son of a Texas family in the 1950s from the innocence of his childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile his relationship with his father as he seeks the answers to his origins and the meaning of life.

The Tree of Life was both loved and hated during its release. Actually, at its film premiere there were both boos and applauses. Continue reading for more information about the movie along with some The Tree of Life quotes.

Directed by
Terrence Malick

Starring: Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, and Jessica Chastain

Trailer for The Tree of Life

Quotes from The Tree of Life

Mr. O'Brien: Toscanini once recorded a piece sixty five times. You know what he said when he finished? "It could be better." Think about it.
Mr. O'Brien: You are not to call me "Dad". You will only call me "Father".
Young Jack: But...
Mr. O'Brien: Don't interrupt!
Young Jack: But you do...
Mr. O'Brien: Don't interrupt!
Young Jack: It's your house. You can kick me out whenever you want to. You'd like to kill me wouldn't you.
Mr. O'Brien: If you want to succeed, you can't be too good!
Mr. O'Brien: I wanted to be loved because I was great; A big man. I'm nothing. Look at the glory around us; trees, birds. I lived in shame. I dishonored it all, and didn't notice the glory. I'm a foolish man.
Father Haynes: He is in God's hands, now.
Mrs. O'Brien: He was in God's hands the whole time. Wasn't he?
R.L.: Tell us a story from before we can remember.
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