Standard: Do you want to hear how mommy and me met?
Standard: Yeah? Okay. We were at a party. And she was nineteen years old.
Standard: You weren't seventeen.
Irene: I was.
Standard: Wow. So it was illegal. [Laughs.] All right. So I illegally walked over to a seventeen year old girl. And I walk up and I say "Hello, Miss. What is your name?" And she didn't say anything. And then I said "Well my name is Standard Gabriel." Then what did you say?
Irene: I said "Where's the deluxe version?"
Headmistress: Nobody does anything worth doing without a degree.
Jenny: Nobody does anything worth doing WITH a degree. No woman anyway.
Headmistress: So what I do isn't worth doing? Or what Miss Stubbs does, or Mrs. Wilson, or any of us here? Because none of us would be here without a degree. You do realize that, don't you? And yes, of course studying is hard and boring...
Headmistress: I'm sorry?
Jenny: Studying is hard and boring. Teaching is hard and boring. So, what you're telling me is to be bored, and then bored, and finally bored again, but this time for the rest of my life? This whole stupid country is bored! There's no life in it, or color, or fun! It's probably just as well the Russians are going to drop a nuclear bomb on us any day now. So my choice is to do something hard and boring, or to marry my... Jew, and go to Paris and Rome and listen to jazz, and read, and eat good food in nice restaurants, and have fun! It's not enough to educate us anymore Ms. Walters. You've got to tell us why you're doing it.
Bathsheba Everdene: From now on, you have a mistress, not a master. I don't yet know my talents in farming, but I shall do my best. Don't suppose, because I'm a woman, I don't know the difference between bad goings-on and good. I shall be up before you're awake. I shall be a-field before you are up. It is my intention to astonish you all. Back to work, please.
Bathsheba Everdene: Mr Oak, I don't want a husband. I'd hate to be some man's property. I shouldn't mind being a bride at a wedding if I could be one without getting a husband.
Miss Emily: We didn't have The Gallery in order to look into your souls. We had The Gallery to see if you had souls at all. Do you understand?
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