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The House of Mirth (2000) Poster

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Lily Bart: Why is it when we meet we always play this elaborate game?

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Lily Bart: You never speak to me.

Lawrence Selden: I'm never near you long enough.

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Lily Bart: I thought that I could manage my own life, but I have been foolish, foolish to the point of being compromised.

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Lily Bart: I have been about too long. People are tired of me.

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Grace: Men have minds like moral flypaper. They will forgive a woman almost anything except the loss of her good name.

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Lily Bart: Sometimes, I think a man understands a woman's motives better than her own sex does.

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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.

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[to Lawrence]

Lily Bart: Love me. But don't tell me so.

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[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.

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Lily Bart: I am a very useless person.

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Lawrence Selden: Isn't marriage your vocation? Isn't it what you're all brought up for?

Lily Bart: You speak as if I should marry the first man who came along.

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