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Doubt (2008 film) Quotes

Doubt (2008 film) is a television program that debuted in 1970 . Doubt stopped airing in 1970.

It features Scott Rudin as producer, Howard Shore in charge of musical score, and Roger Deakins as head of cinematography.

Doubt (2008 film) is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of Doubt (2008 film) is 104 minutes long. Doubt (2008 film) is distributed by Miramax.

The cast includes: Philip Seymour Hoffman as Father Brendan Flynn, Meryl Streep as Sister Aloysius, Amy Adams as Sister James, Meryl Streep as Sister Aloysius Beauvier, and Viola Davis as Mrs. Miller.

Doubt (2008 film) Quotes

Meryl Streep as Sister Aloysius Beauvier

  • (Meryl Streep) "What happened in the rectory?"
  • (Philip Seymour Hoffman) "Happened? Nothing happened. I had a talk with a boy."
  • (Meryl Streep) "About what?"
  • (Philip Seymour Hoffman) "Private matter."
  • (Meryl Streep) "He's twelve years old, what could be "private"?"
  • (Meryl Streep) "Sister James --"
  • (Amy Adams) "What is it, Sister?"
  • (Meryl Streep) "I have doubts. I have such doubts."
  • (Meryl Streep) "I have no sympathy for you. I know you are invulnerable to true regret."
  • (Meryl Streep) "And cut your nails."
  • (Meryl Streep) "This will not do."
  • (Viola Davis) "It's just until June."
  • (Meryl Streep) "I'll throw your son out of this school."
  • (Viola Davis) "And why would you do that if it didn't start with him?"
  • (Meryl Streep) "Years ago I used to listen to all the news reports, because my husband was in Italy, in the war."
  • (Viola Davis) "You were a married woman?"
  • (Meryl Streep) "Yes, but then he was killed."
  • (Meryl Streep) "You will tell me what you have done."
  • (Meryl Streep) "So you talked to Sister James. Well, of course you talked to Sister James."
  • (Philip Seymour Hoffman) "Did you know Donald's father beats him?"
  • (Meryl Streep) "Yes."
  • (Philip Seymour Hoffman) "And might that not account for the odd behavior Sister James noticed in the boy?"
  • (Meryl Streep) "Look at that. You've blown out my light."
  • (Meryl Streep) "Penmanship is dying all across this country."
  • (Meryl Streep) "May I ask what you are writing down with that ball-point pen?"
  • (Philip Seymour Hoffman) "Oh, nothing. It's an idea for a sermon."
  • (Meryl Streep) "You have one right now?"
  • (Philip Seymour Hoffman) "I get them all the time."
  • (Meryl Streep) "How fortunate."
  • (Philip Seymour Hoffman) "I forget them so I have to write them down."
  • (Meryl Streep) "What is the idea?"
  • (Philip Seymour Hoffman) "Intolerance."
  • (Meryl Streep) "Is Father Flynn in doubt? Is he concerned that someone else is in doubt?"
  • (Meryl Streep) "Candy."
  • (Amy Adams) "Cough drops."
  • (Meryl Streep) "Candy by another name."
  • (Father Flynn) "Where is your compassion?"
  • (Meryl Streep) "Nowhere you can get at it."
  • (Meryl Streep) "He's a fidgety boy. He will do anything to get out of his seat. He would set his foot on fire for half a day out of school."
  • (Meryl Streep) "James Hurley, what are you doing out of class?"
  • (Jimmy Hurley) "Sister James sent me down."
  • (Meryl Streep) "For what?"
  • (Jimmy Hurley) "Talking."
  • (Meryl Streep) "Well, go back up and SHUT UP."

Philip Seymour Hoffman as Father Brendan Flynn

  • (Philip Seymour Hoffman) "The dragon is hungry."
  • (Philip Seymour Hoffman) "I can fight you."
  • (Meryl Streep) "You will lose."
  • (Philip Seymour Hoffman) "You haven't the slightest proof of anything."
  • (Meryl Streep) "But I have my certainty. And armed with that, I will go to your last parish, and the one before that if necessary. I'll find a parent."
  • (Philip Seymour Hoffman) "Even if you feel certainty, it is an emotion not a fact."
  • (Philip Seymour Hoffman) "Doubt can be a bond as powerful and sustaining as certainty. When you are lost, you are not alone."
  • (Philip Seymour Hoffman) "The dragon is hungry."
  • (Philip Seymour Hoffman) "There are people who go after your humanity, Sister, that tell you that the light in your heart is a weakness. Don't believe it. It's an old tactic of cruel people to kill kindness in the name of virtue."
  • (Philip Seymour Hoffman) "A woman was gossiping with her friend about a man whom they hardly knew; I know none of you have ever done this. That night, she had a dream: a great hand appeared over her and pointed down on her. She was immediately seized with an overwhelming sense of guilt. The next day she went to confession. She got the old parish priest, Father O' Rourke, and she told him the whole thing. 'Is gossiping a sin?' she asked the old man. 'Was that God All Mighty's hand pointing down at me? Should I ask for your absolution? Father, have I done something wrong?' 'Yes,' Father O' Rourke answered her. 'Yes, you ignorant, badly-brought-up female. You have blamed false witness on your neighbor. You played fast and loose with his reputation, and you should be heartily ashamed.' So, the woman said she was sorry, and asked for forgiveness. 'Not so fast,' says O' Rourke. 'I want you to go home, take a pillow upon your roof, cut it open with a knife, and return here to me.' So, the woman went home: took a pillow off her bed, a knife from the drawer, went up the fire escape to her roof, and stabbed the pillow. Then she went back to the old parish priest as instructed. 'Did you gut the pillow with a knife?' he says. 'Yes, Father.' 'And what were the results?' 'Feathers,' she said. 'Feathers?' he repeated. 'Feathers; everywhere, Father.' 'Now I want you to go back and gather up every last feather that flew out onto the wind,' 'Well,' she said, 'it can't be done. I don't know where they went. The wind took them all over.' 'And that,' said Father O' Rourke, 'is gossip.'"
  • (Philip Seymour Hoffman) "May I come in?"
  • (Meryl Streep) "A third party would be required."
  • (Philip Seymour Hoffman) "Look, what was Donald's mother doing here?"
  • (Meryl Streep) "We were having a chat."
  • (Philip Seymour Hoffman) "About what?"
  • (Meryl Streep) "A third party would truly be required."
  • (Philip Seymour Hoffman) "No sister, no third party. You and me are due for a talk, you have to stop this campaign against me."

Viola Davis as Mrs. Miller

  • (Viola Davis) "Sister, I don't know if you and me are on the same side. I'll be standing with my son and those who are good with my son. It'd be nice to see you there."

Amy Adams as Sister James

  • (Amy Adams) "I don't think Father Flynn did anything wrong."
  • (Meryl Streep) "You just want things to be resolved so you can have simplicity back."
  • (Amy Adams) "They're all uniformly terrified of you."
  • (Meryl Streep) "Yes, that's how it works."
  • (Amy Adams) "How can you be so sure that he is lying?"
  • (Meryl Streep) "Experience."
  • (Amy Adams) "You just don't like him. You don't like it that he uses a ballpoint pen. You don't like it that he takes 3 lumps of sugar in his tea. You don't like it that he likes Frosty the Snowman and you are letting that convince you? Of something that's terrible -- Just terrible --"
  • (Amy Adams) "Well, I like Frosty the Snowman."
  • (Amy Adams) "I don't think Father Flynn did anything wrong."
  • (Amy Adams) "Did you ever prove it?"
  • (Meryl Streep) "To whom?"
  • (Amy Adams) "Anyone but yourself?"

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