By Margaret Lyons
Updated July 17, 2009 at 04:00 PM EDT

“Harvey and I warm ourselves in these golden moments. We have entered as strangers — soon we have friends. They come over. They sit with us. They drink with us. They talk to us. They tell us about the big terrible things they have done, and the big wonderful things they’ll do. Their hopes, their regrets, their loves, their hates. All very large because nobody ever brings anything small into a bar. And then I introduce them to Harvey. And he is bigger and grander than anything they offer me. When they leave, they leave impressed.” — Elwood P. Dowd (Jimmy Stewart) in Harvey