Joan Fontaine quotes
“How could we be close when I knew you were always thinking of Rebecca? How could I even ask you to love me when I knew you loved Rebecca still?”
“- Mrs. de Winter: What was Rebecca really like?
- Frank Crawley: I suppose she was the most beautiful creature I ever saw.”
- Mrs. de Winter: Our marriage is a success, isn't it? A great success? We're happy, aren't we? Terribly happy? If you don't think we are happy, it would be much better if you didn't pretend. I'll go away.
- "Maxim" de Winter: How can I answer you when I don't know the answer myself? If you say we're happy, let's leave it at that.
“- Mrs. de Winter: I realize the things that she had that I lack - beauty and wit and intelligence and all the things that are so important.
- Frank Crawley: You have qualities that are just as important, more important if I may say so - kindliness and sincerity, and if you'll forgive me, modesty mean more to a husband than all the wit and beauty...” (continue)(continue reading)
“He had a theory that if you should find one perfect thing, or place or person, you should stick to it.”
- "Maxim" de Winter: I knew where Rebecca's body was, lying on that cabin floor on the bottom of the sea.
- Mrs. de Winter: How did you know, Maxim?
- "Maxim" de Winter: Because... I put it there.
- Mrs. John Day - Peggy: Listen to the wheels, don't they seem to be saying something?
- Mrs. Stephen Haines - Mary: No.
- Mrs. John Day - Peggy: Don't they seem to be saying "Go back, go back, go back, go back?".
- Mrs. de Winter: But you didn't kill her. It was an accident!
- "Maxim" de Winter: Who would believe me? I lost my head. I just knew I had to do something, anything.
Whenever you touched me, I knew you were comparing me with Rebecca. Whenever you looked at me or spoke to me, walked with me in the garden, I knew you were thinking "This I did with Rebecca".
“- Johnnie Aysgarth: Don't do that.
- Lina McLaidlaw Aysgarth: Why not?
- Johnnie Aysgarth: Because your ucipital mapilary is quite beautiful.”
“- Lina McLaidlaw Aysgarth: Is whatever it is, painful?
- Isobel Sedbusk: Not in the least. In fact I should think it'd be a most pleasant death.”
“- Mrs. John Day - Peggy: Sylvia, you oughtn't talk about him like that! Why, I think it's disloyal!
- Mrs. Howard Fowler - Sylvia: Listen Peggy, do we know how the men talk about us when we're not around?”