I Can Only Imagine – Quotes
Interviewer: Who could write this? What did they have to go through to give this gift to me? This is hope. Pure hope. ... Bart, you didn’t write this [song] in 10 minutes. It took a life time.
Arthur: I’m gonna teach you something, Bart. Dreams don’t pay the bills. Nothing good comes from them. All they do is keep you from all of this—from knowing what’s real.
Bart: Nobody blames her for leaving Dad. I would’ve left, too.
Bart: I found some guys that I just held on to...they got me through.
Bart: When I was 10, life was tough... real tough.
Brickell: Son, the sheer volumes of words that come out of your moth is exhausting.
Bart: That’s not the kind of music we sing.
Brickell: Trust me, kid—you don’t know what kind of music you sing.
Arthur: It’s the truth you’re mad at, not me.
Bart: They hated it. They hated all of it. They hated us.
Brickell: Let me ask you something: What are you running from? ... Stop running from it. Let that pain become your inspiration and then people will [have something they can relate to].
Arthur: [I’ve been] reading the Bible. All of it. A couple times, actually. it’s pretty confusing, like Leviticus—what is that?!
Arthur: I want to make things right with you and me and I don’t know how to do it.
Arthur: If God can forgive everybody else, why can’t He forgive me?
Bart: God can forgive you. I can’t.
Bart: You gotta give up on that dream, Dad, because it keeps you from this, from knowing what’s real.
Arthur: You sang and I listened to every word, and then I listened o what they said after... that’s how I got saved.
My Dad was a monster... and I saw God transform him into someone I ... wanted to be. And I didn’t realize it soon enough.
I Can Only Imagine became the #1 song in Christian and country charts. The #1 most requested song in America.
It went triple platinum.
The week Bart received his last check from his father’s insurance, Imagine went #1 in America.
MercyMe has had twenty-one #1 hit songs.
I Can Only Imagine is the #1 Christian song of all times.