A Little Princess (1986 TV Mini-Series)
Miss Minchin: Beg Miss Lavina's pardon.
Sara Crewe: No I won't beg her pardon because it was her fault!
Miss Minchin: Beg her pardon!
[Sara bites her lip]
Miss Minchin: Don't laugh at me you insolent child!
Miss Amelia: Mirah!
Sara Crewe: I wasn't laughing, I was thinking.
Miss Minchin: What?
Sara Crewe: I was thinking it would be a surpise if I turned out to be a princess after all. Wouldn't it?
Cook: Didn't they teach you the Bible in India? "To them that hath not shall be taken away." *You* hath not the parsley, therefore I'm taking away your supper.
Carrisford: That's because I feel guilty - sending Carmichael off to Moscow...
Ram Dass: There is a verse in Bhavad Gita. Krishna, in his sermon to Arjuna, advises that, where the goal is worthy, action is always better than inaction! Even if the consequences of such action are to be regretted!
Carrisford: [looking at him incredulously] You made that up.
Ram Dass: Yes, sahib...
Carrisford: You're an old fraud, Ram Dass - but I don't know what I would do without you...
Miss Minchin: Aren't you going to thank me?
Sara Crewe: Thank you?
Miss Minchin: For my kindness in giving you a home!
Sara Crewe: No, Miss Minchin, you are not kind. And this is not a home.
Miss Minchin: Rebecca, you forget yourself! It is not your place to smile at my young ladies!
Sara Crewe: Please Miss Minchin, may Becky stay?
Miss Minchin: Why, Sara dear?
Sara Crewe: Because I know she'd enjoy it. After all, she's a young girl, too.
Miss Minchin: She most certainly is not, she's a scullery maid!
Cook: Books! What does a skivvy want with books? They don't teach you how to scrub floors do they?
Miss Minchin: I admit I never *liked* the girl.
Miss Amelia: Because she could see through you, that's why! She knew you for what you are, a pity-less, hard-hearted woman who cares for nothing but money!
Miss Minchin: How dare you Amelia! Without my care for *money* as you put it, you would still be a frumpish nursemaid in...
Miss Amelia: I would rather be a *frumpish nursemaid* than accept your values a moment longer!