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Memoirs of a Geisha - 2001 Movie Quotes


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  I want a life that is MINE! (full quote)
  We don't become Geisha because we want to, we become Geisha because we have to! (full quote)
  the heart dies a slow death, shedding each hope like leaves. until one day there are none (full quote)
rubytuesday You cannot say to the sun, "more sun" Or to the rain, "less rain" To a man, geisha can only be half a wife. We are the wives of nightfall. And yet, to learn of kindness, after so much unkindness. So that a little girl with more courage than she knew could one day find that her prayers had been answered. Can that not be called happiness? after all, these are not the memoirs of an empress nor of a queen. These are memoirs of another kind. (full quote)
rubytuesday Mine is a story that should never be told. (full quote)
rubytuesday Can't you see that every step I have taken has been to bring myself closer to you? (full quote)
rubytuesday The heart dies a slow death, shedding each hope like leaves. Until one day there are none, no hopes. Nothing remains. (full quote)
Rose447 Mameha: [in voiceover] Remember, Chiyo, geisha are not courtesans. And we are not wives. We sell our skills, not our bodies. We create another secret world, a place only of beauty. The very word "geisha" means artist and to be a geisha is to be judged as a moving work of art. (full quote)
Rose447 Sayuri Narration: At the temple, there is a poem called "Loss" carved into the stone. It has three words, but the poet has scratched them out. You cannot read Loss, only feel it. (full quote)
Rose447 Sayuri Narration: A story like mine should never be told. For my world is as forbidden as it is fragile. Without its mysteries it cannot survive. I certainly wasn't born to the life of a geisha. Like so much in my strange life, I was carried there by the current. (full quote)
Rose447 Sayuri Narrator: It is not for Geisha to want. It is not for a Geisha to feel. Geisha is an artist of the floating world. She dances, she sings, she entertains you... what ever you want... the rest is shadows, the rest is secret. (full quote)
Rose447 Sayuri Narration: [gazing at a ruined Hatsumomo in the streets] I could be her. Were we so different? She loved once. She hoped once. I could be her. I might be looking into my own future... Until the real future came falling from the air. (full quote)
Rose447 Mother: [talleying up little Chiyo's costs, after her fall] Doctor Mora is very expensive. You seem to be racking up quite a debt. Kimono, destroyed. Train ticket, Mr. Bekku, rice and pickles, geisha school, and on top of the money I paid Mr. Tanaka. And for what?... And now I hear your sister has run away. She didn't wait for you and now she can never come back. You must forget you ever had a sister. [handing her a bundled package] We are your only family now. (full quote)
Wilde for Oscar The heart dies a slow death. Shedding each hope like leaves, until one day there are none. No hopes. Nothing remains. (full quote)