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The Bells of St. Mary's (1945) Poster

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Mrs. Breen: I can see you don't know what it means to be up to your neck in nuns.

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Sister Mary Benedict: If we don't fail sometimes, our successes won't mean anything. You must have courage. Don't give up.

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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.

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Patricia 'Patsy' Gallagher: To put it in my own words, "To be or not to be, that is the question."

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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.

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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.

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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?

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Sister Mary Benedict: Did anyone ever tell you that you have a dishonest face? For a priest, I mean.

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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.

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Sister Mary Benedict: There's one thing I do know - something is troubling you.

Patricia 'Patsy' Gallagher: No. No, I just want to be a nun.

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