Jean Brodie: Ah, chrysanthemums. Such serviceable flowers.
Teddy Lloyd: A man with a wife and six children plus a schoolgirl for a mistress can be called any number of rude names, but "coward" is not one of them.
Gordon Lowther: I do not want to be your lover! I want to be your husband.
Jean Brodie: Six inches is perfectly adequate. More is vulgar.
Jean Brodie: I am a teacher! First, last, always.
Jean Brodie: Deep in most of us is the potential for greatness or the potential to inspire greatness.
Miss Mackay: Culture is no compensation for lack of hard knowledge.
Sandy: I'm not sure about God, but I am now quite sure about witches.
Jean Brodie: Little girls! I am in the business of putting old heads on young shoulders, and all my pupils are the creme de la creme. Give me a girl at an impressionable age and she is mine for life. You girls are my vocation. If I were to receive a proposal of marriage tomorrow from the Lord Lyon, King of Arms, I would decline it. I am dedicated to you in my prime. And my summer in Italy has convinced me that I am truly in my prime.