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Quotations from The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music is a biographical family musical drama film about a woman who becomes a governess for a widowed Austrian Navy Captain's seven children. The governess, Maria, takes up the job after being warned that the children have been known to be trouble makers. Previous governesses only lasted a few months, if even that long. Nonetheless, the governess is determined and brings song and laughter to the children, which eventually win them over. Needless to say, the background of the film is before WWII, during Hitler's rise to power in Europe. The film ends with the annexation of Austria. Directed by Robert Wise. Starring Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Eleanor Parker, and Richard Haydn.

The Sound of Music had great success at the box office and has continued to be successful through television showings and DVD sales. The movie won five Oscar awards, including Best Director and Best Picture. It was nominated for five other awards, including Best Actress. However, the film does have some historical inaccuracies, but it is an entertainment musical, so what can we expect? Continue reading for some The Sound of Music quotes.


Captain von Trapp: It's the dress. You'll have to put on another one before you meet the children.
Maria: But I don't have another one. When we entered the abbey our worldly clothes were given to the poor.
Captain von Trapp: What about this one?
Maria: The poor didn't want this one.
Mother Abbess: Maria, these walls were not meant to shut out problems. You have to face them. You have to live the life you were born to live.
Captain von Trapp: Oh, there's nothing wrong with the children. Only the governesses.
Sister Margaretta: After all, the wool from the black sheep is just as warm.
Herr Zeller: I've not asked you where you and your family are going. Nor have you asked me why I am here.
Captain von Trapp: Well, apparently, we're both suffering from a deplorable lack of curiosity.
Kurt: Only grown-up men are scared of women.
Captain von Trapp: You are the twelfth in a long line of governesses who have come here to look after my children since their mother died. I trust you will be an improvement on the last one. She stayed only two hours.
The Baroness: You're far away. Where are you?
Captain von Trapp: In a world that's disappearing, I'm afraid.
Kurt: I haven't had so much fun since the day we put glue on Fräulein Josephine's toothbrush.
Marta: I'm Marta, and I'm going to be seven on Tuesday, and I'd like a pink parasol.
Maria: Well. pink's my favorite color, too.
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