Morris Townsend
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Morris Townsend (Character)
from Washington Square (1997)

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Washington Square (1997)
Morris Townsend: A woman of such uncommon grace has no need of guile.

Morris Townsend: My vanity requires an audience.

[referring to Catherine's father's opinion of Morris]
Morris Townsend: You would hear me abused without opening your lips in my defense?
Catherine Sloper: My father would not abuse you. He does not know you well enough.

Morris Townsend: For God's Sake! What do you think I am? I'm not good enough for you! Not nearly good enough! What do you want me to do?
Catherine Sloper: I want you to love me.

Catherine Sloper: You treated me badly. I felt it very much. I felt it for years. It made a great change in my life. But I can't talk about it.
Morris Townsend: Why didn't you marry then. Levinia tells me there've been chances.
Catherine Sloper: I didn't wish to marry. Yes.
Morris Townsend: You had nothing to gain.
Catherine Sloper: I had nothing to gain. What ever else happened, I did, I did love once. Well, actually.
Morris Townsend: Do you hate me?
Catherine Sloper: No. But please don't come here again.