The streets of Heaven update

25 02 2008

*for anyone stumbling across this because of the Academy Awards in search of where the quote comes from, I’ll tell you. I first heard it in a speech given by Martin Sheen as President Bartlet in the television show The West Wing. Before that, it had been used by Tom Hanks in his acceptance speech for Best Actor for his role in Philadelphia in 1994. I can’t find anything before this, so the only assumption I can come to is that the quote comes from his speech. A little anti-climactic, if you ask me, for a quote that eloquent to come from an Oscar speech, but there it is. I used it in reference to the deaths that occured in the tragic massacres at both Virginia Tech and NIU, but if it needs to be reduced to an Oscar speech, there it is.

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