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Sister James (Character)
from Doubt (2008/I)

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Doubt (2008/I)
Sister James: I don't think Father Flynn did anything wrong.

[last lines]
Sister Aloysius: Sister James...
Sister James: What is it, Sister?
Sister Aloysius: [crying] I have doubts. I have such doubts.

Sister James: I don't think Father Flynn did anything wrong.
Sister Aloysius Beauvier: You just want things to be resolved so you can have simplicity back.

Sister James: [Referring to her students] I don't allow them ballpoint pens.
Sister Aloysius Beauvier: [Picking one off the floor] And yet here one is.

Sister Aloysius Beauvier: [to Sister James] What have you seen?
Sister James: It is unsettling to look at people with suspicion. I feel less close to God.
Sister Aloysius Beauvier: When you take a step to address wrongdoing, you are taking a step away from God, but in his service. What have you seen?

Sister James: Did you ever prove it?
Sister Aloysius Beauvier: To whom?
Sister James: Anyone but yourself?

Sister James: I wish I could be like you.
Sister Aloysius Beauvier: Why?
Sister James: [Tearing up] Because I can't sleep anymore.
Sister Aloysius Beauvier: Maybe we're not supposed to sleep so well.

Sister James: How can you be so sure that he is lying?
Sister Aloysius Beauvier: Experience.
Sister James: You just don't like him! You don't like it that he uses a ballpoint pen. You don't like it that he takes 3 lumps of sugar in his tea. You don't like it that he likes Frosty the Snowman and you are letting that convince you? Of something that's terrible... Just terrible...
Sister James: [Exasperated] Well, I like Frosty the Snowman!

Sister Aloysius Beauvier: [Angrily referring to cough drops] Candy!
Sister James: Cough drops.
Sister Aloysius Beauvier: Candy by another name!

Sister James: They're all uniformly terrified of you.
Sister Aloysius Beauvier: Yes, that's how it works.