The Sheik (1921)
Lady Diane: Why - why have you brought me here?
Ahmed: Are you not woman enough to know? Do you know how beautiful you are?
Ahmed: When an Arab sees a woman that he wants, he takes her.
Ahmed: Diana, my beloved! The darkness has passed and now the sunshine.
Opening Title Card: In this world of peace and flame, Lies a palm garden of the Sahara - A blessed oasis of the sands. Where the children of Araby dwell in happy ignorance that Civilization has passed them by.
Title Card: Maidens chosen in the marriage market - An ancient custom by which Wives are secured for the wealthy sons of Allah.
Ahmed: When love is more desired than riches, it is the will of Allah.
Title Card: On the way to the harems Of the rich merchants, To obey and serve like chattel slaves.
English Woman #1: Are you going to attend Diana Mayo's farewell dance this evening?
English Woman #2: I thoroughly disapprove of this young madcap's wild scheme!
English Woman #3: The idea of Diana Mayo planning a tour alone into the desert, with only native camel-drivers and Arabs!
Lady Diane: Marriage is captivity - the end of independence. I am content with my life as it is.
Lady Diane: Why should a savage desert bandit keep us out of any public place?
Ahmed: I am not accustomed to having my orders disobeyed.
Lady Diane: And I am not accustomed to obeying orders.
Ahmed: You will learn!
Zilah - A Marriage Market Prospect: Does the past mean so little to you that you now steal white women and make love to them like a savage?
Lady Diane: The men in my life have not known the meaning of tenderness - have thought only of themselves.
Zilah - A Marriage Market Prospect: Unfortunately, beautiful women provoke in some men all that is base in their characters.
Lady Diane: And the woman pays for the beauty God has given her.
Yousaef - Tribal Chieftain: This white woman of Ahmed Ben Hassan - bring me word of her. Learn if she is guarded well.
Omair - the Bandit: Bring forth the white gazelle and guard closely the jealous one.
Arab: [final line] All things are with Allah!