Movie Quote from Katherine Hepburn in "On Golden Pond"
(Topeka, Kansas, USA)
Picture of Katherine Hepburn and Henry Fonda
A favorite movie quote of mine is from "On Golden Pond" written by Ernest Thompson. It is spoken by Katherine Hepburn to Henry Fonda.
In the movie, Fonda is an elderly man suffering from memory loss and has gotten lost in the woods. Hepburn, his longtime wife, finds him in distress and as a way of reassuring him tells him, "You're my knight in shining armor".
It stayed in my mind because it was the perfect thing to say at that time. The quote reflected the long time love between Fonda and Hepburn and was her way of saying he still was an essential part of her life.
My parents were married for a long time, also. My dad suffered a stroke at the age of 75 in 1993. My mom took care of him until he died three years later. I saw my dad's diminishing capacities like the man in the movie and my mother's care of him.
It is nice to see people married for a long time and the love between them. I don't know if that type of marriage and love is possible today but it is inspiring to see it.