The Turning Point (1977)
Rosie: Oh, I had the hots for you back in those days. Only I never came up to you because you were always at the barre. And I didn't look so good in tights. And now the toe shoe is on the other foot.
Deedee Rodgers: Oh, really?
Rosie: Yeah. Now we BOTH don't look so good in tights.
Deedee Rodgers: Speak for yourself.
Yuri: Care to have supper?
Emilia: I'm busy.
Yuri: After supper?
Yuri: Ok!... Emilia, it's joke!
Sevilla Haslam: You know, only this morning she came up to me and she said, "Sevilla, deary, you're the greatest prima ballerina in the whole world."
Yuri: No, I am.
Emma Jacklin: It didn't work out.
Emilia: Oh, so what? He liked boys better than girls?
Emma Jacklin: Oh, not exactly. He knew my priority was dancing.
Emilia: Are you... sorry?
Emma Jacklin: No. I don't believe in being sorry. We are what we are.
[looking back at old pictures of themselves]
Deedee Rodgers: Oh God, I looked like shit.
Emma Jacklin: Next to Wayne, we all did...
[Yuri is rubbing a young ballerina's sore leg]
Young ballerina: I have weak knees...
Yuri: I like girls with weak knees.
Young ballerina: You just like girls...
Deedee Rodgers: I know you're angry.
Emilia: I'm not angry.
Deedee Rodgers: You damn well are. You're just covering it up with ice. That little Russian behaved like a bastard, so you're taking it out on me.
Deedee Rodgers: Emma said some things. First, she said I married you and had a family with because I knew I wasn't good enough to go professional as a ballet dancer. That wasn't true. But... she also said I had a child with you to prove that you were straight. That was sort of true. I wanted
Wayne: I know.
Deedee Rodgers: You... you do?
Wayne: Yeah. I guess I wanted to prove it myself.
Emma Jacklin: Dancers have such ugly feet. Ugh. If I was a man, I could have all the feet... I mean, CHILDREN I wanted to... and still danced.
Emma Jacklin: [to DeeDee] Oh, that's not a little toad. That's rather a large bullfrog!
Deedee Rodgers: Oh, Emma... if only she knew what we know now...
Emma Jacklin: It wouldn't matter worth a damn...