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Diana Barry (Character)
from "Anne of Green Gables" (1985)

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"Anne of Green Gables" (1985)
[Anne has just fallen from a roof]
Diana Barry: Just say one word and tell me if you're killed!
Anne Shirley: No but I think I've been rendered unconscious.

Diana Barry: I wish I were rich, and I could spend the whole summer at a hotel, eating ice cream and chicken salad.
Anne Shirley: You know something, Diana? We are rich. We have sixteen years to our credit, and we both have wonderful imaginations. We should be as happy as queens.
[gestures to the setting sun]
Anne Shirley: Look at that. You couldn't enjoy its loveliness more if you had ropes of diamonds.
Diana Barry: I don't know about that.

Anne Shirley: Wilt thou give me a lock of thy jet black tresses?
Diana Barry: But I don't have any black dresses.
Anne Shirley: Your hair.
Diana Barry: All right.

Diana Barry: [Anne is about to perform "The Highwayman"] You've never failed at anything, Anne Shirley.

Diana Barry: [Anne is going to apologize to Aunt Jo] Anne, don't. She'll eat you alive!
Anne Shirley: Don't worry. I've had lots of practice making apologies.

Diana Barry: Gilbert told Charlie Sloan that you were the smartest girl in school, right in front of Josie.
Anne Shirley: He did?
Diana Barry: He told Charlie being smart was better than being good looking

Anne Shirley: Marilla has given me strict instructions not to talk a head off. I do have a habit of chattering on so. Why, if I could imagine myself as a bird, a magpie would probably be the closest thing I could resemble. Oh, Diana, I've always dreamed of being in a three-legged race at a picnic. Would you do me the honor of being my patner?
Diana Barry: But there aren't any other girls in it.
Anne Shirley: You're a sturdy looking girl, and I'm fast. I know we'd stand a good chance.
Diana Barry: I guess so.
Anne Shirley: Come on!
Gilbert Blythe: Hey, Diana, who's your friend?
Diana Barry: Anne Shirely.

Anne Shirley: I think we're heroic winners, Diana. Don't you?
Diana Barry: I think it's a shame that Gilbert had to lose on a count of Moody. Don't you think Gilbert's handsome?
Anne Shirley: He is handsome. But I think your Gilbert is awfully bold to wink at a strange girl.
Diana Barry: I wish he'd wink at me. He's sixteen, but he's in our class. His father's been ill and he's been away for two years.
Anne Shirley: Good. I mean, I don't want to be the only one who's behind in school.
Diana Barry: That's Mr. Phillips, our school teacher. He's dead-gone on Prissy Andrews, and Prissy thinks she's queen bee just because she's studying her entrance to Queens. He moons over her something terrible. That's Josie Pye, and she moons over Gilbert. Oh, Josie just want attention. I hope she nearly drowns.
Anne Shirley: I wish it had been me. It would be such a romantic experience nearly to drown.
Diana Barry: I heard before that you're kind of a strange girl, Anne Shirley, but I have a feeling we're going to get along really well.

Gilbert Blythe: Anne, wait! I'm sorry for teasing you about your hair. Don't be mad at me for keeps.
Diana Barry: Oh, Anne, how could you? Gilbert always makes fun of the girls. He calls me crow head all the time, but I've never heard him apologize before.
Anne Shirley: There's a world of difference between being called crow-head and being called carrots. I shall never forgive Gilbert Blythe. The iron has entered my soul, Diana. My mind is made up; my red hair is a curse.

Mr. Phillips: Alright, class. Time's up. Place your pencils beside your papers. I'll collect your papers once everyone has left. However, before everyone leaves for lunch, I would like to announce the mathematics half-term results. The three best standings are as follows: first, Gilbert Blythe; second, Anne Shirley; third, Prissy Andrews. I think Miss Andrews has shown excellent progress under my tutelage. Class dismissed.
Diana Barry: He's only smiling to congratulate you, Anne.
Anne Shirley: I think he was trying to rub it in.

Josie Pye: Hey, Anne! How do you spell freckles?
Diana Barry: Hey, Josie! How do you spell ugly?
Gilbert Blythe: Congratulations on the spelling test, Anne.
[Anne nods her head at Gilbert]
Gilbert Blythe: Oh, well at least you're acknowledging me now. That's an improvement.
Anne Shirley: It is impolite to pass a person without at least nodding, and so I nod out of elementary good breeding, nothing more.
Gilbert Blythe: Oh, why don't you get off your high horse?
Anne Shirley: Thank you for your heartfelt congratulations, Mr. Blythe. But allow me to inform you that next time I shall be first in every subject.
Diana Barry: Anne! You've got more nerve than a fox in a hen house.
Anne Shirley: I don't see any need in being civil to someone who chooses to associate with the likes of Josie Pye.
Diana Barry: You're just jealous.
Anne Shirley: I am not. You take that back, Diana Barry!
Diana Barry: She's jealous of you. Gilbert told Charlie Sloan that you're the smartest girl in school, right in front of Josie.
Anne Shirley: He did?
Diana Barry: He told Charlie that being smart was better than being good-looking.
Anne Shirley: I might have known he meant to insult me.
Diana Barry: No, he didn't.
Anne Shirley: It isn't better. I'd much rather be pretty than smart. But at least I don't have to cheat like Josie does.
Diana Barry: She doesn't have to cheat; she just does it because she's a Pye.


"Anne of Avonlea" (1987)
Diana Barry: Myra Gillis had 37 doilies when she got married, and I'm determined to have AT LEAST as many as she had.
Anne Shirley: I suppose it would be impossible to keep house with only 36 doilies. But I assure you, Mr. Wright, Diana will be the sweetest little homemaker in the world... so long as you can afford to let her keep up with the Gillises.

Diana Barry: [before the start of her wedding] Oh, I'm so nervous. I know I'm going to faint, Aunt Jo.
Aunt Josephine Barry: Well, if you do, I'll drag you down to the rainwater hog shed and drop you in.

Diana Barry: You always have to be the center of attention whenever Gilbert Blythe is in anyone's company!


"Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story" (2000)
Diana Barry Wright: You do what the rest of us only dream of doing, Anne.