The Bells of St. Mary's (1945)
Patricia 'Patsy' Gallagher: [stands up in class to present a report] The Six Senses.
Sister Mary Benedict: Oh, the subject I gave you was the five senses.
Patricia 'Patsy' Gallagher: Well, I chose for my subject six senses.
Sister Mary Benedict: [baffled and confused] Well, go on, Patricia. Go on.
Patricia 'Patsy' Gallagher: The Six Senses: To see, to hear, to taste, to smell, to feel... to be.
Sister Mary Benedict: You don't become a nun to run away from life, Patsy. It's not because you've lost something. It's because you've found something.
Father Chuck O'Malley: [Sister Mary Benedict calls a boy named Luther to recite material] Luther? How'd he get in here?
Sister Mary Benedict: We never knew.
Mrs. Breen: I can see you don't know what it means to be up to your neck in nuns.
Sister Mary Benedict: If we don't fail sometimes, our successes won't mean anything. You must have courage. Don't give up.
Father Chuck O'Malley: And if you ever need anything, no matter what it is or wherever you happen to be...
Sister Mary Benedict: Yes, I know. I just dial O for O'Malley.
Patricia 'Patsy' Gallagher: To put it in my own words, "To be or not to be, that is the question."
Father Chuck O'Malley: There's another sense, you know, Sister.
Sister Mary Benedict: Oh, don't tell me.
Father Chuck O'Malley: Yes, sense enough to know when to leave.
Father Chuck O'Malley: [having just seen the first-graders' Christmas play] Oh, their simplicity is beautiful. I wouldn't change a word of it.
Sister Mary Benedict: Oh, but THEY will.
Father Chuck O'Malley: Does she know about this.
Dr. McKay: Oh, not yet. It's very important that she doesn't know it. She has a wonderful vitality, a natural optimism, and that's the best medicine anyone can have. If that spirit is dampened, it would... it would have a depressing effect and delay her recovery.
Father Chuck O'Malley: She'll have to know about it. We... we can't just send her away without...
Dr. McKay: Don't you people, uh, more or less, uh, go where you're told without question?
Sister Mary Benedict: Did anyone ever tell you that you have a dishonest face? For a priest, I mean.
Bobby - Boy Playing Joseph: This is Mary and I'm Joseph and we're going to Bethlehem to see if we can have someplace... find someplace to stay, and that's all you have to know, really.