Aurora Greenway
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Aurora Greenway (Character)
from Terms of Endearment (1983)

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Terms of Endearment (1983)
Garrett Breedlove: I like the lights on.
Aurora Greenway: Then go home and turn them on.

[Arriving back from their first date]
Aurora Greenway: Would you like to come in?
Garrett Breedlove: I'd rather stick needles in my eyes.
Aurora Greenway: Everything would have been just fine, you know, if you hadn't gotten drunk. I was... I... I just didn't want you to think I was like one of your other girls.
Garrett Breedlove: Not much danger in that unless you curtsy on my face real soon.
Aurora Greenway: Garrett! What is it that makes you so insistent on shocking and insulting me? I mean, I really hate that way of talking. You must know this. Why do you do it?
Garrett Breedlove: I'll tell you, Aurora. I don't know what it is about you, but you do bring out the devil in me.

[upon hearing of her daughter's pregnancy]
Aurora Greenway: Why should I be happy about being a GRANDMOTHER?
Flap Horton: Does this mean you won't be knitting the baby any booties?

Aurora Greenway: Do you have any reaction at all to my telling you I love you?
Garrett Breedlove: I was just inches from a clean getaway.

Garrett Breedlove: You're just going to have to trust me about this one thing. You need a lot of drinks.
Aurora Greenway: To break the ice?
Garrett Breedlove: To kill the bug that you have up your ass.

Aurora Greenway: [to a toddler] Gorgeous isn't everything.

Aurora Greenway: This is my moment.

Aurora Greenway: It's past ten. My daughter is in pain. I don't understand why she has to have this pain. All she has to do is hold out until ten, and IT'S PAST TEN! My daughter is in pain, can't you understand that! GIVE MY DAUGHTER THE SHOT!

Aurora Greenway: Don't worship me until I've earned it.

Aurora Greenway: He can't even do the simple things, like fail locally.

Aurora Greenway: I just don't want to fight anymore.
Emma Horton: What do you mean? When do we fight?
Aurora Greenway: WHEN do we FIGHT? I always think of us as fighting!
Emma Horton: That's because you're never satisfied with me.

Aurora Greenway: Not that it's any of your business... Oh, let's just leave it at that.

Aurora Greenway: You are not special enough to overcome a bad marriage.

Dr. Maise: We do more and more on an outpatient basis. We shouldn't need to take her back, unless the illness escalates.
Aurora Greenway: But you're not telling me anything.
Dr. Maise: What are you confused about?
Aurora Greenway: How is she?
Dr. Maise: I tell people to hope for the best and prepare for the worst.
Aurora Greenway: And they let you get away with that?

Garrett Breedlove: [on their first date] Aurora...
Aurora Greenway: Yes?
Garrett Breedlove: You're not *fun*, by any chance, are you?
Aurora Greenway: I don't really think we should think about that right now.
[pause]
Aurora Greenway: Impatient boys sometimes miss dessert!

Aurora Greenway: [to workmen hanging her paintings] Careful there. Those are worth more than you'll ever make in your lifetime.
[everyone stares at her]
Emma Horton: [sighs] I grew up with it my whole life. You can take it for a couple of minutes.

Aurora Greenway: [to Flap] Raising three children, working full-time *and* chasing women requires a lot more energy than you have. You know, one of the nicest qualities about you has always been that you recognized your weaknesses. *Don't* lose that quality now just when you need it the most!

Aurora Greenway: [watching Garret with a toddler] She's too old for him.

Aurora Greenway: Grown women are prepared for life's little emergencies.

Garrett Breedlove: Breedlove at the helm! Just keep pumping that throttle! Keep giving it that gas! I see the Gulf of Mexico below me!
Aurora Greenway: I'm not enjoying this!

Aurora Greenway: How are you? It's not my fault, but I'm sorry.

Aurora Greenway: Come closer... come closer... come closer...


The Evening Star (1996)
Aurora Greenway: I'm surrounded by the most taxing array of lunatics

Aurora Greenway: Patsy and I have to talk again, because that is the wretched hand life has dealt me. You are not in the cards.

Aurora Greenway: Now you go home and rethink your clothing.

Garrett Breedlove: Aurora, I love you.
Aurora Greenway: That would be just like you, Garrett.

Rosie Dunlop: You can love 'em, but ya can't live their lives.
Aurora Greenway: Neither can they... not properly anyway.

Melanie Horton: I have NO chance of being happy here.
Aurora Greenway: Why not?
Melanie Horton: You spray this house with happiness repellant!

Teddy Horton: Jane and I have a surprise for you.
Aurora Greenway: What is it, another illegitimate child?

Aurora Greenway: I was in a place, where I was loved and I had a daughter...

Aurora Greenway: So... how long have you two been fucking?

Rosie Dunlop: You can love 'em, but you can't live their lives.
Aurora Greenway: Neither can they. Not properly.

Aurora Greenway: Tell me how it works, Tommy. When someone that you hate dies, like the General, does the hatred that you feel for that person dissipate or do you transfer it to someone else... like me? Would you explain this to me, please? Because I do not understand hatred as a sport. How does one win?