The Man in Grey (1943)
Clarissa Marr: [Introducing herself to Hester] I'm Clarissa.
[Offering her Hesther piece of candy]
Clarissa Marr: would you have a sugar violet?
Hesther Shaw: No, thank you. I don't care for sugary things.
Lord Rohan: [after Hester bites him. Aroused with excitement] I never thought I'd find a woman with a spirit as willful as mine. You take what you want and the devil with the consequences. So do I!
Hesther Shaw: [to Peter] All of us women are very much the same, you know.
[Gesturing toward a statue]
Hesther Shaw: None of us should be put on pedestals.
Hesther Shaw: You say you love her; well, so do I him; and if anyone comes between, so much the worse. I've no quarrel with those that don't interfere; but if you love her, keep her from getting in my way.
Peter Rokeby: Pretty speech but dead in character. For once you've spoken the truth, my dear, I do believe you'd stop at nothing.
Hesther Shaw: Then remember it!
Peter Rokeby: There's one factor you've overlooked... me! You see, I'm not a gentleman. I swear but that if she comes to harm through you, I'd break that lovely little neck of yours with less regret than I'd stamp on a snake.
[He slaps her and departs]
Lord Rohan: [referring to Clarissa] If she likes mud, let her sink in it!
Clarissa Marr: [to Peter] We've only had one month together. Not much in a lifetime.
Clarissa Marr: [Referring to her unfinished portraiture] You paint me as a happy mother. I'm not very happy. I'm scarcely a mother... and yet I smile because I'm supposed to be happy.
Lawrence: No, Lady Rohan; you smile because you're fortunate.
Clarissa Marr: Aren't they the same thing?
Lawrence: A dairy maid can be happy; but she's not obliged to smile when she's wretched. The fortunate must pay their debt. A great lady must never been seen without a smile.