Pygmalion Quotes

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What you are to do without me I cannot imagine.

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If you can’t appreciate what you’ve got, you’d better get what you can appreciate.

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Happy is the man who can make a living by his hobby

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What is life but a series of inspired follies? The difficulty is to find them to do. Never lose a chance: it doesn’t come every day.

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I sold flowers. I didn't sell myself. Now you've made a lady of me I'm not fit to sell anything else.

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Get out of my way; for I won't stop for you.

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I can't turn your soul on. Leave me those feelings; and you can take away the voice and the face. They are not you.

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I shall always be a flower girl to Professor Higgins, because he always treats me as a flower girl, and always will; but I know I can be a lady to you, because you always treat me as a lady, and always will.

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She has mischievious moments when she wishes she could get him alone on a desert island...

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HIGGINS. Have you no morals, man?DOOLITTLE [unabashed] Cant afford them, Governor. Neither could you if you was as poor as me.

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You know well I couldn't bear to live with a low common man after you two; and it's wicked and cruel of you to insult me by pretending I could.

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Galatea never does quite like Pygmalion: his relation to her is too godlike to be altogether agreeable.

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German and Spanish are accessible to foreigners: English is not accessible even to Englishmen.

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PICKERING:Excuse the straight question, Higgins. Are you a man of good character where women are concerned?HIGGINS [moodily]:Have you ever met a man of good character where women are concerned?

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Remember that you are a human being with a soul and the divine gift of articulate speech: that your native language is the language of Shakespear and Milton and The Bible; and don't sit there crooning like a bilious pigeon.

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HOSTESS. Oh, nonsense! She speaks English perfectly.NEPOMMUCK. Too perfectly. Can you shew me any English woman who speaks English as it should be spoken? Only foreigners who have been taught to speak it speak it well.

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MRS PEARCE. Mr Higgins: youre tempting the girl. It’s not right. She should think of the future.HIGGINS. At her age! Nonsense! Time enough to think of the future when you havnt any future to think of.

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HIGGINS [aggrieved] Do you mean that my language is improper?MRS HIGGINS. No, dearest: it would be quite proper - say on a canal barge...

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She has even secret mischievous moments in which she wishes she could get him alone, on a desert island, away from all ties and with nobody else in the world to consider, and just drag him off his pedestal and see him making love like any common man.

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Besides, do any of us understand what we are doing? If we did, would we ever do it?

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When a lion meets another with a louder roar the first lion thinks the last a bore.

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There's only one way of escaping trouble; and that's killing things." Henry Higgins, Act V, Pygmalion

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You see, we're all savages, more or less. We're supposed to be civilized and cultured—to know all about poetry and philosophy and art and science, and so on; but how many of us know even the meanings of these names?

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It’s all a matter of habit. There’s no right or wrong in it. Nobody means anything by it. And it’s so quaint, and gives such a smart emphasis to things that are not in themselves very witty. I find the new small talk delightful and quite innocent.

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I'm willing to tell you. I'm wanting to tell you. I'm waiting to tell you.

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You know you can't be a nice girl inside if you're a dirty slut outside

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What is life but a series of inspired follies? The difficulty is to find them to do. Never lose a chance: it doesn't come every day.

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