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Quotes for
Sister Mary Benedict (Character)
from The Bells of St. Mary's (1945)

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The Bells of St. Mary's (1945)
Patricia 'Patsy' Gallagher: [stands up in class to present a report] The Six Senses.
Sister Mary Benedict: Oh, the subject I gave you was the five senses.
Patricia 'Patsy' Gallagher: Well, I chose for my subject six senses.
Sister Mary Benedict: [baffled and confused] Well, go on, Patricia. Go on.
Patricia 'Patsy' Gallagher: The Six Senses: To see, to hear, to taste, to smell, to feel... to be.

Sister Mary Benedict: If we don't fail sometimes, our successes won't mean anything. You must have courage. Don't give up.

Father Chuck O'Malley: And if you ever need anything, no matter what it is or wherever you happen to be...
Sister Mary Benedict: Yes, I know. I just dial O for O'Malley.

Sister Mary Benedict: Did anyone ever tell you that you have a dishonest face? For a priest, I mean.

Father Chuck O'Malley: There's another sense, you know, Sister.
Sister Mary Benedict: Oh, don't tell me.
Father Chuck O'Malley: Yes, sense enough to know when to leave.

Father Chuck O'Malley: [having just seen the first-graders' Christmas play] Oh, their simplicity is beautiful. I wouldn't change a word of it.
Sister Mary Benedict: Oh, but THEY will.

Sister Mary Benedict: There's one thing I do know - something is troubling you.
Patricia 'Patsy' Gallagher: No. No, I just want to be a nun.

Sister Mary Benedict: You don't become a nun to run away from life, Patsy. It's not because you've lost something. It's because you've found something.

Father Chuck O'Malley: [Sister Mary Benedict calls a boy named Luther to recite material] Luther? How'd he get in here?
Sister Mary Benedict: We never knew.