Little Women (2019)
Laura Dern: Marmee March
Marmee March : What is it?
Jo March : Perhaps... perhaps I was too quick in turning him down.
Marmee March : Do you love him?
Jo March : If he asked me again, I think I would say yes... Do you think he'll ask me again?
Marmee March : But do you love him?
Jo March : [Tearing up] I know that I care more to be loved. I want to be loved.
Marmee March : That is not the same as loving.
Jo March : Women, they have minds and they have souls as well as just hearts. And they've got ambition and they've got talent as well as just beauty, and I'm so sick of people saying that love is just all a woman is fit for. I'm so sick of it! But... I am so lonely.
Marmee March : [reading Father March's letter] Give them all my dear love and a kiss. Tell them I think of them by day, pray for them by night and find my best comfort in their affection at all times. A year seems a very long time to wait before I see them but remind them that while we wait we may all work, so that these hard days need not be wasted. I know they will be loving children to you, do their duty faithfully, fight their enemies bravely and conquer themselves so beautifully... that when I come back to them I may be fonder and prouder than ever of my little women.
Jo March : When is Amy coming home?
Marmee March : We didn't want to worry her.
Jo March : Does she not know?
Meg March : Beth insisted we not tell her because she didn't want to ruin Amy's trip.
Jo March : Amy has always had a talent for getting out of the hard parts of life.
Marmee March : Jo, don't be angry with your sister...
Amy March : I'm sorry, Jo.
Marmee March : Amy...
Amy March : It's just that the only thing you care about is your writing so it's not as if I could hurt you by ruining one of your dresses. And I really did want to hurt you. I am the Most sorry for it now. I'm so sorry.
Marmee March : Don't let the sun go down on your anger. Forgive her. Help each other, and you begin again tomorrow.
Jo March : She doesn't deserve my forgiveness. I will hate her! I will hate her forever!
Jo March : If she had died it would've been my fault.
Marmee March : She will be fine, the doctor said he didn't even think she'd catch a cold.
Jo March : What is wrong with me? I've made so many resolutions and written sad notes and cried over my sins but it doesn't seem to help. When I get in a passion I get so savage, I could hurt anyone and enjoy it.
Marmee March : You remind me of myself.
Jo March : But you're never angry.
Marmee March : I'm angry nearly every day of my life.
Jo March : You are?
Marmee March : I'm not patient by nature, but with nearly forty years of effort I have learned to not let it get the better of me.
Jo March : I'll do the same, then.
Marmee March : I hope you'll do a great deal better than me. There are some natures too noble to curb, too lofty to bend.