“Mona Lisa Smile” quotes(2003)
Mike Newell directed this movie in 2003
Title Mona Lisa Smile
Director Mike Newell
Director Mike Newell
Plot – In the fall of 1953, in the prestigious Wellesley women's college arrives a new history teacher, Katherine Watson, who has reformist ideas and upsets the dull, repressive and conformist university's atmosphere, teaching her students how to enlarge their horizons for a future life that doesn't have to be confined in the role of a wife and a perfect host.
All actors – Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst, Julia Stiles, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Ginnifer Goodwin, Dominic West, Juliet Stevenson, Marcia Gay Harden, John Slattery, Marian Seldes, Donna Mitchell, Terence Rigby, Jennie Eisenhower, Leslie Lyles, Laura Allen, Topher Grace, Lily Lodge, Jordan Bridges, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Christopher Braden Jones, Chuck Montgomery, Taylor Roberts, John Scurti, Ed Peed, Rony Clanton, Becky Veduccio, Paul Vincent Black, Lisa Roberts Gillan, June Miller, Aleksa Palladino, Charles Techman, Lauren Adler, Daisy Baldwin, Janine Barris, Emily Bauer, Kirstie Bingham, Jennifer Bowen, Angelique Claire, Nikki Coble, Kristen Connolly, Kristyn Coppola, Kimberly Ehly, Megan Marie Ford, Lauren Fruchter, Kate Glass, Amanda Gruss, Stella Hao, Walker Hays, Michele Hillen, Annika Marks, Amy Montminy, Lily Rabe, Katherine Reilly, Krysten Ritter, Brandy Tipton, Trisha Trokan, Megan Tropea, Maja Wampuszyc, Mary Pascoe, Elise Passamani, Laura M. Flahive, Devon Jencks, Erin E. Richardson, Emily R. See, Rob Buntzen, Richard O'Rourke, Chris Bonomo, Katherine Argo, Shelby Bond, Lou Brock, Michael Choi, Melissa Deles, John D. Fowler, Nicole Frydman, Noelle Gibson, Maria Vicens Girau, Natalie Gomez, Sid Grant, Madeleine Hackney, Betina Hershey, Yuval Hod, Richard Jones, Jerry Jordan, Nickolay Khazanov, Nadia Kravets, Maria Levinstein, KellyDawn Malloy, Annette Nicole, Lance Olds, Joe Palmer, Christian Perry, Daniel Ponickly, Tony Scheppler, Solomon Singer, Gabriel Vaughan, Kim Villanueva, Dan Weltner, Sarah Billings Wheeler, Denise Zadroga, Peter J. Rowan, Tori Amos, Kevin Osborne, Brad Mehldau, Larry Grenadier, Julie Wagner, Jennifer Anderson, Lindsey White, Chris Burke, Dorothy Dwyer, Melanie Angelique Moyer, Canedy Knowles, Kristen Marie Holly, Carrie Ann Kaye, Liliane Thomas, Jackie Sanders, Corey W. Allen, Kevin Anton, Rob Armstrong, Whitney Avalon, Eric Bruno Borgman, Jodie Brunelle, Marylouise Burke, Brooke Campbell, Katrina Connor, Marcus Allen Cooper, Michael Cuomo, Erik Davies, Fred DeReau, Marlo DiCrasto, Ashley Dru Douglass, Liesl Ehardt, Aprill Fasino, Lauren Ferrara, Megan Ferrara, Anna Fields, Jeannette Gould, Kathryn Gracey, Keith Hallworth, Eric Hersh, Ashley Hillis, Jessica Leigh Johnson, Dana Lubotsky, Josh Mann, Trish McGettrick, Denis McKeown, Marisa Mickel, Mark C. Montague, Randi Newton, Marni Penning, James Donnell Quinn, Dina Rose Rivera, Lindsay Roth, Maria Rusolo, Gabrielle Salinger, Megan Sambataro, Cristie Schoen, Matthew Shaffer, Frank Stellato, Jill Whitaker, Gunna Wilsonshow all
“Mona Lisa Smile” Quotes 29 quotes
“- Katherine Ann Watson: You can confirm to what other people expect of you, or...
- Betty Warren: Be ourselves.”
“It must be torturous running after a man who doesn't even care about you. Who's in love with someone else. Who hates you!”
- Connie Baker: "Now everyone can be Van Gogh. It's so easy. Just follow the simple instructions and in minutes, you're on your way to being an artist".
- Katherine Ann Watson: Ironic, isn't it? Look at what we have done to the man who refused to conform his ideals to popular taste. Who refused to compromise his integrity. We have put him in a... (continue)(continue reading)
“Not all who wander are aimless. Especially not those who seek truth beyond tradition; beyond definition; beyond the image.”
“- Giselle Levy: Whatever you do, don't put the boss's wife next to your husband.
- Betty Warren: Why not?
- Giselle Levy: She's screwing him.”
“Art isn't art until someone says it is.”
“There's also no textbook telling you what to think.”
“Of course there are standards! Otherwise, a tacky velvet painting could be equated to a Rembrandt! There are standards! Technique, composition, color, even subject.”
“- Bill Dunbar: You know, if you were mine, I'd never let you go.
- Katherine Ann Watson: I wouldn't have asked your permission.”
“While our mothers were called to the workforce for lady liberty it is our duty, obligation to reclaim our place in the home bearing the children that will carry our traditions into the future.”
“What is art? What makes it good or bad, and who decides?”
“- Katherine Ann Watson: What law school are you going to go to?
- Joan Brandwyn: I hadn't really thought about that. After I graduate, I plan on getting married.
- Katherine Ann Watson: And then?
- Joan Brandwyn: And then... I'll be married.”
“- Connie Baker: Is there a rule against art being grotesque?
- Giselle Levy: I think there's something aggressive about it. And erotic.”
“- Katherine Ann Watson: 25 years ago, someone thought this was brilliant.
- Betty Warren: Who?
- Katherine Ann Watson: My mother. I painted it for her birthday.”
“- Staunton's Secretary: I was in California once. How do you get any work done with all that sunshine?
- Katherine Ann Watson: We tan in class.”
“- Charlie Stewart: My parents say my future is right on the horizon.
- Connie Baker: Tell them the horizon is an imaginary line that recedes as you approach it.”
“Women need heroes.”
“This is his self-portrait. There's no camouflage, no romance. Honesty.”
“I wanted to make a difference. But to change for others is to lie to yourself.”
“Stop talking, and look. You're not required to write a paper. You're not even required to like it. You are required to consider it.”
“He painted what he felt, not what he saw. People didn't understand, to them it seemed childlike and crude. It took years for them to recognize his actual technique.”