Now, Voyager (1942)
Charlotte: Jerry, Dr. Jaquith knows about us. When he said I could take Tina, he said you're on probation. Do you know what that means? It means that I'm on probation because of you and me. He allowed this visit as a test. If I can't stand such a test, I'll lose Tina and we'll lose each other. Jerry, please help me.
Jerry: Shall we just have a cigarette on it?
Jerry: May I sometimes come here?
Charlotte: Whenever you like. It's your home too. There are people here who love you.
Jerry: To look at you and Tina, and share with you peace and contentment.
Charlotte: Of course. And just think, it won't be for this time only. That is, if you will help me keep what we have. If we both try hard to protect that little strip of territory that is ours. We can talk about your child...
- our child.
Charlotte: Thank you.
Jerry: And will you be happy, Charlotte?
Charlotte: Oh, Jerry, don't let's ask for the moon. We have the stars.
Jerry: If I were free, there would be only one thing I'd want to do - prove you're not immune to happiness. Would you want me to prove it, Charlotte? Tell me you would. Then I'll go. Why, darling, you are crying.
Charlotte: I'm such a fool, such an old fool. These are only tears of gratitude - an old maid's gratitude for the crumbs offered.
Jerry: Don't talk like that.
Charlotte: You see, no one ever called me "darling" before.
Mrs. Henry Windle Vale: No member of the Vale family has ever had a nervous breakdown.
Dr. Jasquith: Well there's one having one now.
Charlotte Vale: Oh Jerry, don't let's ask for the moon. We have the stars.
Dr. Jasquith: Remember what it says in the Bible, "The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away."
Charlotte Vale: How does it feel to be the Lord?
Dr. Jasquith: Not so very wonderful, since the Free Will Bill was passed. Too little power.
Charlotte Vale: [to her mother] I didn't want to be born. You didn't want me to be born. It's been a calamity on both sides.
Dr. Jasquith: I thought you said you came here to have a nervous breakdown.
Charlotte: About that, I've decided not to have one.
Charlotte Vale: I'm not afraid. I'm not afraid, mother. I'm not afraid.
Charlotte: A spinster aunt is an ideal person to select presents for young girls.
June: Got the shakes, Aunt Charlotte?
Charlotte: Go on! Make fun of me! You think it's fun making fun of me!
Mrs. Vale: Charlotte is no more ill than a moulting canary.
June: Cigarette, Aunt Charlotte?
[Offering her cigarette case]
Charlotte Vale: Thank you.
June: They're cork-tipped. Be sure you get the right end.
Charlotte Vale: Thanks for the instructions Roly-poly.
June: Roly-poly, huh? And where did you get your new figure, Aunt Charlotte?
Charlotte Vale: I met a doctor in Rio who was very clever.
Lisa Vale: If I were you June, I'd give up.
Charlotte Vale: Thanks to you. Oh, so many, many thanks to you.
Jerry: For what?
Charlotte Vale: Oh, for walking my legs off sight-seeing, and for lunch and for shopping and, for a few moments today when I actually felt alive.