The House of Mirth (2000)
Lily Bart: Why is it when we meet we always play this elaborate game?
Lily Bart: I thought that I could manage my own life, but I have been foolish, foolish to the point of being compromised.
Lily Bart: I have been about too long. People are tired of me.
Grace: Men have minds like moral flypaper. They will forgive a woman almost anything except the loss of her good name.
Lily Bart: Sometimes, I think a man understands a woman's motives better than her own sex does.
Lily Bart: If obliquity were a vice, we should all be tainted.
Mrs. Peniston: Only someone without family could make such a vulgar remark.
Lily Bart: Aunt Julia, you are my family.
Lily Bart: Love me. But don't tell me so.
[to Grace at the opera house]
Mrs. Peniston: Thank you for telling me, Grace. But I must say this unwelcome information has completely ruined the Mozart for me.