Mrs. O'Brien
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Mrs. O'Brien (Character)
from The Tree of Life (2011)

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The Tree of Life (2011)
Mrs. O'Brien: [voice over] The only way to be happy is to love. Unless you love, your life will flash by.
[silence]
Mrs. O'Brien: [voice over] Do good to them. Wonder. Hope.

Mrs. O'Brien: [voice over] The nuns taught us there were two ways through life - the way of nature and the way of grace. You have to choose which one you'll follow.

Mrs. O'Brien: [voice over] Grace doesn't try to please itself. Accepts being slighted, forgotten, disliked. Accepts insults and injuries.

Mrs. O'Brien: [voice over] Nature only wants to please itself. Get others to please it too. Likes to lord it over them. To have its own way. It finds reasons to be unhappy when all the world is shining around it. And love is smiling through all things.

Mrs. O'Brien: [voice over] The nuns taught us that no one who loves the way of grace ever comes to a bad end.

Mrs. O'Brien: [voice over] I will be true to you. Whatever comes.

[last lines]
Mrs. O'Brien: [voice-over] I give him to you. I give you my son.

Mrs. O'Brien: [voice over] Where were You?
[silence]
Mrs. O'Brien: [voice over] Did You know ?

Mrs. O'Brien: [voice over] Help each other. Love everyone. Every leaf. Every ray of light. Forgive.

Father Haynes: He is in God's hands, now.
Mrs. O'Brien: He was in God's hands the whole time. Wasn't he?

Mrs. O'Brien: [voice over] Lord, Why? Where were you? Did you know what happened? Do you care?

Mrs. O'Brien: [pointing to the sky] That's where God lives!

Mrs. O'Brien: Come here!
Young Jack: NO! I'm gonna do what I want to do, and you let him walk all over you.

Mrs. O'Brien: Light of my life. I search for you.
Mrs. O'Brien: My hope. My child.

Mrs. O'Brien: Unless you love, your life will flash by.

Mrs. O'Brien: What are we to you?