Warm Springs (2005 TV Movie)
Al Smith: [listening to Roosevelt on the radio] Mark my words; he'll be dead in less than a year.
Eleanor Roosevelt: [Franklin D. Roosevelt and Eleanor are headed toward the pool in Warm Springs] Tell me again why we came here?
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: [somewhat impatiently] For the waters. Are you coming?
Louis Howe: [FDR is supposed to make a speech] What's the matter?
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: What if I fall?
Louis Howe: If you fall, you just get up again.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: If I fall in front of thousands of people, I'll lose everything - except their pity. They'll never see past my legs.
Eleanor Roosevelt: My darling, they'll never see past your legs - until you do.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: [on first arriving at Warm Springs] This place should be condemned!
Tom Loyless: We have seen better times. But then, I imagine, so have you.
Tom Loyless: You're gonna do great things, Franklin. This place has identity now, a purpose.
Louis Howe: Why are you a Democrat?
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: The Democratic Party is the party of the people, and I'm a man of the people.
Louis Howe: You're a Roosevelt. Since when does a Roosevelt know about people?
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: You never pitied me, Tom. Thank you for that.
Tom Loyless: On the contrary; I envy you.
Jake Perini: "There but for the grace of God", they say, as if our bodies were who we are. Well it's not; our souls are who we are, only they don't know it.
Helena Mahoney: Franklin, I can't help you out of a hole if I climb in with you.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Don't talk to me as if I were a child!
Eleanor Roosevelt: How am I supposed to talk to you?
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Like I *was*!
Eleanor Roosevelt: I don't know how to, any more.
1920's Reporter: Mrs. Roosevelt, do you think that polio has affected your husband's mind?
Eleanor Roosevelt: [with a huge smile on her face] Yes, I do! I certainly do!
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: [FDR is in the swimming pool] But I don't know how to stand.
Aunt Sally: Not yet, you don't.
Tom Loyless: But you will.
Eleanor Roosevelt: [beginning to cry] I think we've lost him, Louis!
Louis Howe: He's down there to be alone. Let's give him what he wants. Meantime we'll change our focus.
Eleanor Roosevelt: To what?
Louis Howe: To you.
Eleanor Roosevelt: [a medical convention is to be held in Atlanta] I'm suggesting we crash the party.
Helena Mahoney: Why should this place cater to a few able-bodied folk, when it could be open the year round for polios?
Helena Mahoney: I feel like I've been brought here under false pretenses.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Join the club.
Sara Delano Roosevelt: He wishes to use up his entire fortune to buy up that leper colony!
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: [Fred Botts' mother will not led him ride a bicycle because she believes that it gave him polio] Did she sell it?
Fred Botts: No; she took it out back and shot it.
[Roosevelt roars with laughter]
Tom Loyless: Oh, Peabody'll sell, all right.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: What makes you think he will?
Tom Loyless: Have you taken a look at this place?
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: [on his plans to run for office] When I can walk, I'll run.
[at the train station, Loyless replies he's waiting for a Mr. Roosevelt]
Lionel Purdy: Teddy?
Tom Loyless: No, he's dead.