Quotations from My Fair Lady
My Fair Lady is a musical family-drama about a woman who is taken in by a proper-speaking teacher as a bet. The story begins by introducing a snobbish phonetics teacher and Eliza Doolittle, a flower girl with a Cockney accent. After some convincing, he gets her to come stay with him and teach her how to speak proper English. Directed by George Cukor. Starring Rex Harrison, Audrey Hepburn, and Stanley Halloway. Based on the book by Alan Jay Lerner.
My Fair Lady won eight Oscar awards, including Best Actor, Best Director, and Best Picture. Read some great quotes from this family classic movie, My Fair Lady.
Professor Henry Higgins: Why can't a woman be more like a man?
Professor Henry Higgins: She's so deliciously low. So horribly dirty.
Freddy Eynsford-Hill: It's the new small talk. You do it so awfully well.
Eliza Doolittle: I sold flowers; I didn't sell myself. Now you've made a lady of me, I'm not fit to sell anything else.
Professor Henry Higgins: Damn, damn, damn, DAMN!
Professor Henry Higgins: I've grown accustomed to her face! She almost makes the day begin! I've grown accustomed to the tune that she whistles night and noon. Her smiles, her frowns, her ups, her downs, are second nature to me now, like breathing out and breathing in... I was serenely independent and content before we met! Surely I could always be that way again... And yet... I've grown accustomed to her looks, accustomed to her voice, accustomed... to her... face.
Professor Henry Higgins: I know your head aches; I know you're tired; I know your nerves are as raw as meat in a butcher's window. But think what you're trying to accomplish. Think what you're dealing with. The majesty and grandeur of the English language, it's the greatest possession we have. The noblest thoughts that ever flowed through the hearts of men are contained in its extraordinary, imaginative, and musical mixtures of sounds. And that's what you've set yourself out to conquer Eliza. And conquer it you will.
Eliza Doolittle: I ain't done nothin' wrong by speaking to the gentleman. I've a right to sell flowers if I keep off the kerb. I'm a respectable girl: so help me, I never spoke to him 'cept so far as to buy a flower off me.
Mrs. Higgins: Henry! What a disagreeable surprise.
Eliza Doolittle: I ain't dirty! I washed my face and hands before I come, I did.
Professor Henry Higgins: The French don't care what they do actually, as long as they pronounce it properly.
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