Joseph Donnelly
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Joseph Donnelly (Character)
from Far and Away (1992)

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Far and Away (1992)
Joseph Donnelly: You're a corker, Shannon. What a corker you are.

Joseph Donnelly: I've no wish to fight ya.

Joseph Donnelly: You're not in Ireland any more! You arrogant bastard!

[about Grace]
Shannon Christie: She's got an awfully large chest to be goin' to church.
Joseph Donnelly: Shannon, all chests are equal in the eyes of the Lord.

Joseph Donnelly: I tried to prove myself to you, But I know nothing of Books, or Alphabets, or Sun, or Moon, or... All I know is Joseph Loves Shannon

[to his drunken brothers, Colin and Paddy, after they insulted him]
Joseph Donnelly: Shag off, the pair of you. There's a goat over there. Go improve your love life.

Shannon Christie: No! Joseph, please come back. Joseph, no! Don't leave me alone. Please. I loved you. I loved you from the first time I saw you.
Joseph Donnelly: I've often wondered about that.

[Joe Donnelly dies]
Danty Duff: God bless your soul... poor Joe Donnelly...
[everyone is quiet, they turn and Joe comes back to life]
Joseph Donnelly: All saints preserve us! We thought you died, Da!
Joe Donnelly: I did son, I passed away... I've come back to tell you something. You're an especially odd boy.
Joseph Donnelly: You came back from the dead to tell me that I'm odd?

Joseph Donnelly: [about Grace] Grace isn't a tramp. She's a dancer in the Burley-cue.
Shannon Christie: That's not dancing. That's kicking her knickers up. I suspect if you asked her to, she'd kick her knickers off.
Joseph Donnelly: Oh, maybe she would.
Shannon Christie: Has she?
Joseph Donnelly: Let me see... I'm trying to remember.
Shannon Christie: Well, think hard! If there's any brains left in your head!

Joseph Donnelly: [after a bad argument with Shannon] Shannon! Shannon!
[yells]
Joseph Donnelly: Shannon!
Molly Kay: Oh, why don't you shag her and get it over with?
Joseph Donnelly: She's... my sister!
Molly Kay: And I'm your mother.

Joseph Donnelly: Tell me! Tell me ya like my hat!
Shannon Christie: You're not wearing a hat.
Joseph Donnelly: [yelling] Say it! Say you like my hat!
Shannon Christie: You're not wearing a hat!

Shannon Christie: You'll never win this duel with Steven. We've all seen you handle a gun. Boy, I am giving you your freedom!
Joseph Donnelly: I'm not going to a distant world. I'm of Ireland, and I'll stay in Ireland until I die!
Shannon Christie: That's in about five hours.

Shannon Christie: Pretend you love me.
Joseph Donnelly: I pretend I love you.
Shannon Christie: I pretend I love you, too.

Joseph Donnelly: Maybe this is my destiny. On his death bed, my father told me he'd be watching me from up above. I wonder now if his spirit might be near, guiding me along.
Shannon Christie: If he bumps into Mr. McGuire up there, tell him I want my spoons back.

Shannon Christie: Look, you've got your land.
Joseph Donnelly: But all the land in the world means nothing to me without you.

Coniff: I think the prettiest girl in this factory, the one with the prettiest eyes, and the prettiest red hair, is Joseph's sister - if you don't mind me saying so Joseph.
Joseph Donnelly: Well, ya can say what you like lad. But I warn ya, that redhead has a bite that stings.
Flynn: [to Shannon] Get to work!
Shannon Christie: Get your filthy hands off me you ugly animal!
Flynn: That'll cost you a day's wage. Go ahead. Insult me again.
[spits]
Shannon Christie: [weakly] Pig.
[women laugh]
Flynn: There goes tomorrow. Done?
Shannon Christie: [looks over to Joseph, who jestures "No! Work!", returns to work, but spins around] Take Friday as well, you spineless little fraction of a man.
Joseph Donnelly: [laughs and smiles] Bite lads. Bite.

Shannon Christie: Joseph?
Joseph Donnelly: What?
Shannon Christie: Am I beautiful at all?
Joseph Donnelly: [whispering] I've never seen anything like you in all of my livin' life.
Shannon Christie: Good!

Joseph Donnelly: [upon seeing Shannon in the Oklahoma settlers camp] I'm cursed. Oh Lord, I'm cursed.

Joseph Donnelly: Captain Moonlight!

Shannon Christie: May I ask, what are you doing, sitting at my table?
Joseph Donnelly: I'm eating your chocolate cake.