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Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change

[last lines]

Marshall:
[voice-over]
Why do you fight it so hard, Earl?
Mr. Earl Brooks:
[whispering to himself]
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time and enjoying one moment at a time, accepting hardships as the pathway to peace. Taking, as He did, this sinful world as it is and not as I would have it, trusting that He will make all things right if I surrender to His will, that I may be reasonably happy in this life, and supremely happy with Him forever in the next. Amen.

Transcript:
[It never really left.]
[It never really left.]
Oh, God.
God, grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change.
God, grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change.
Why do you fight it so hard, Earl?
Why do you fight it so hard, Earl?
The courage to change the things that I can.
Come on. You've been a good boy for a long time.
Come on. You've been a good boy for a long time.
You know you want to do this.
And wisdom.
Wisdom to know the difference.
Wisdom to know the difference.
Taking, as He did, this sinful world as it is,
not as I would have it.
Trusting that He will make all things right
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His will,
that I may be reasonably happy in this life.
And supremely happy with Him forever in the next.
And supremely happy with Him forever in the next.
Amen
I could go on and on about
what a great guy Earl is,
I could go on and on about
what a great guy Earl is,
how he gives so freely of his time and his money,
how he gives so freely of his time and his money,
even how he...
Well, even how he cuts his toenails.
Let's get Earl up here to speak for himself.
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you a businessman,
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you a businessman,
philanthropist, a very dear friend,
philanthropist, a very dear friend,
and the Portland Chamber
of Commerce Man of the Year,
and the Portland Chamber
of Commerce Man of the Year,
Mr. Earl Brooks!
Thank you all very much.
The first thing I would like to say is that I...
The first thing I would like to say is that I...
I don't even know how I cut my toenails.
I don't even know how I cut my toenails.

Clip duration: 102 seconds
Views: 3
Movie: Mr Brooks
Year: 2007
Genres: crime, drama, thriller
Summary: A well-respected businessman is sometimes controlled by his murder and mayhem-loving alter ego.


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Actors

Marshall - William Hurt
Mr. Earl Brooks - Kevin Costner