WATCH Magazine: December 2022: Amanda Warren


“Good night, John-Boy.” “Good night, everyone.”

Magic Mountain As The Waltons celebrates turning 50, the wisdom (and wit) of the CBS Depression-era family drama remains timeless.

“My grandfather used to say that nobody owns a mountain, but getting born and living and dying in its shadow, we loved Walton’s Mountain and felt it

was ours.” —Narrator (Earl Hamner Jr.)

“You can’t own a mountain more than you can own an ocean or a piece of the sky. You hold it in trust. You live on it; you take life from it.” —Grandpa Walton (Will Geer) “Everyone knows those two ladies make bootleg whiskey.” —John-Boy Walton (Richard Thomas) “They’re just following their papa’s recipe. They’re like two little

“It must be awful to be somebody’s wife and have to do this every day of your life!” — Mary Ellen Walton (Judy Norton), while helping to serve dinner

“I’ll rise, but I sure won’t shine.” —Jason Walton (Jon Walmsley)

girls by a roadside selling lemonade.”

“Your body’s saying one

—Ike Godsey (Joe Conley)

thing and your emotions and experience are saying something else, and they don’t always talk together.” —Olivia Walton (Michael Learned)

“It’s always nice to take on the impossible now

and again.” —John Walton Sr. (Ralph Waite)

“I think if we learned to listen we could hear all kinds of miracles.”

“You fear a thing enough, you’re asking for it.” — Grandma Walton (Ellen Corby)

—John-Boy Walton (Richard Thomas)



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