Little Women

Little Women

[Meg has twisted her ankle and Laurie took her home in his carriage.]
Amy: He put snow on your ankle? With his own hands?!
Marmee: I won't have my girls being silly about boys. To bed!
Amy: Everything lovely happens to Meg.
Meg: [Sarcastically] Oh yes, indeed.

Laurie: Hello! Jo! Come over here. You too, Meg. It's dull as tombs around here.

Laurie: What do those girls do over there all day?
John Brooke: Over the mysteries of female life there is drawn a veil, best left undisturbed.

Amy March: We bare our souls and tell the most appalling secrets.

Jo March: He's dull as powder, Meg. Can't you at least marry someone amusing?

Beth: I feel stronger with you close by.

Jo March: Well, of course Aunt March prefers Amy over me. Why shouldn't she? I'm ugly and awkward and I always say the wrong things. I fly around throwing away perfectly good marriage proposals. I love our home, but I'm just so dreadful and I can't stand being here! I'm sorry, I'm sorry Marmee. There's just something really wrong with me. I want to change, but I - I can't. And I just know I'll never fit in anywhere.

Amy: We'll all grow up some day. We might as well know what we want.

Jo: I rather crave violence.

Jo: Don't be such a beetle! I could never love anyone as I love my sisters!

Jo: If I weren't going to be a writer I'd go to New York and pursue the stage. Are you shocked?
Laurie: Very.

Jo: Now we are all family, as we always should have been.

Marmee: I am going to write him a letter.
Jo: A letter. That'll show him.

Beth: I am not afraid. I can be brave like you. But I know I shall be homesick for you, even in Heaven.

Jo: I go around turning down perfectly good marriage proposals!

Jo: What's going to happen?
Friedrich: The inevitable.

Marmee: Feminine weaknesses and fainting spells are the direct result of our confining young girls to the house, bent over their needlework, and restrictive corsets.

Doctor: There is nothing I can do. If I were to bleed her, it would finish her. We must send for the mother.
Laurie: Forgive me. I have already done so.

Jo: Will we never all be together again?

Amy: I don't wanna die. I've never even been kissed. I've waited my whole to be kissed, and what if I miss it?
Laurie: I tell you what. I promise to kiss you before you die.

Friedrich: Jo. Such a little name for... such a person.

Friedrich: But I have nothing to give you. My hands are empty.
[entwines her hands with his]
Jo: Not empty now.

Laurie: I have loved you since the moment I clamped eyes on you. What could be more reasonable than to marry you?
Jo March: We'd kill each other.
Laurie: Nonsense!
Jo March: Neither of us can keep our temper---
Laurie: I can, unless provoked.
Jo March: We're both stupidly stubborn, especially you. We'd only quarrel!
Laurie: I wouldn't!
Jo March: You can't even propose without quarreling.

Marmee March: Oh, Jo. Jo, you have so many extraordinary gifts; how can you expect to lead an ordinary life? You're ready to go out and - and find a good use for your talent. Tho' I don't know what I shall do without my Jo. Go, and embrace your liberty. And see what wonderful things come of it.

Beth: I'm so full of happiness, that if Father was only here, I couldn't hold one drop more.

Amy: You don't need dozens of suitors. You need only one... if he's the right one.

Laurie: I'm quite taken by that one.
Jo: That's Meg!
Laurie: Meg.
Jo: That's my sister. She's completely bald in front.

Friedrich Bhaer: You must write from the depths of your soul!

John Brooke: Over the mysteries of female life there is drawn a veil best left undisturbed.

Laurie: Someday you'll find a man, a good man, and you'll love him, and marry him, and live and die for him. And I'll be hanged if I stand by and watch.

Amy: Do you love Laurie more than you love me?
Jo: Don't be silly! I could never love anyone more than I love my sisters.

Josephine 'Jo' March: I won't have a sister who is a lazy ignoramus.

Josephine 'Jo' March: You plastered yourself on him!
Meg March: It's proper to take a gentleman's arm if it's offered!

Josephine 'Jo' March: If lack of attention to personal finances is a mark of refinement, then the Marches must be the most elegant family in Concord!

Josephine 'Jo' March: If I were a boy I would want to look just like that.

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