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The Thorn Birds movie 2 | Cardinal robe temptation

Quotes from film part 2

Well, Mr. Gough the gold is holding well and I think the investment looks sound. But you're my lawyer. The steel is still down since the war but nothing to worry about. As we discussed, Carson Limited is doing well with your expansion plans. Meaning I'm still one of the richest women in Australia. If not the richest. Has your brother any idea of all this? No. No one has. And that's the way I want it kept until the day I die. Do you understand? Of course. It would be amusing to know what people would say if they knew Drogheda was only a hobby with me. Hello, Father. Fee. You're fighting a losing battle. There are three things you can't defeat in the outback: The dust, the heat, and the flies. You're certainly not like New Zealand priests. They keep very much to themselves. You're not a Catholic, are you? When I lost faith in my own church I saw no reason to espouse a creed equally meaningless to me. But Paddy's a Catholic and we are rearing the children Catholic, if it's worrying you. It isn't. And I won't try to convert you. But I would like to be your friend. You're very kind to us. I like to know my parishioners, so I make the rounds of all stations but I must confess to a special weakness for Drogheda. Perhaps it's my Irish blood. Irish? I thought you were French background. No, de Bricassart is an old Norman name, but I'm Irish all right. And the last of the de Bricassart line. I was born in County Meath just a stone's throw from the town of Drogheda. Call it fate. Bye, Meggie. Wish you could go. Have fun, Stuie! Poor little Meggie. It must be hard being the only girl. But I've been blessed with sons, these and two I've buried. It's her sons a mother thinks of, isn't it? Meggie, don't dawdle. You've got the chickens to feed. Father Ralph! Excuse me. Hello, Meghann Cleary. Let's feed those chookies. Yes, but there's something I must show you first. Come on. What is it? Isn't it beautiful, Father? Yes, I suppose it is. Do you suppose that God is really all around us all the time? What makes you ask me that, my little girl? Because if he is, I think he must be here don't you? God is in his wool room. All is right with the world. And why not? He did choose a stable once. Come on, Ralph. That's a bit precious. Except why not make this the epicenter of the papal map and then you could be cardinal after all. What would that make you? Surely not the Pope? No, that's too dull. Satan, perhaps. That's more interesting. And more powerful. Every heaven needs one, just to stay in business. You argue like a Jesuit. Isn't it true? Without Satan, there's no struggle. And it's the struggle that keeps us alive. No. What keeps us alive is the point of that struggle: The hope of attaining perfection. If by perfection, you mean heaven But you have to die to get there, don't you? Sometimes, I think you're after my soul. I am unless it's already been taken. Meggie, fetch the milk, will you? Yes, Mom. Fiona, you are hopelessly old-fashioned. If you don't raise your hemlines and stop wearing all those petticoats you're going to die in this heat. Where did you get this furniture and this spinet? The furniture was my grandmother's. She taught me how to play. What was your maiden name? My father's name was Roderick Armstrong. My dear Fiona the Armstrongs are practically New Zealand's first family. You have come down in the world, haven't you? I don't think so. You're better born than we Clearys, if I do say so. The only thing I had going for me when I came to Australia was a face, figure, more brains than any woman's supposed to have. But it got me Michael Carson. You've done very well, Mary. He doted on me till the day he died. You ought to know what it is to have the love of a good man. Michael was rich, but he was a bit of a fool. Paddy's not a fool. No, but he's penniless. Can you really have loved him enough to give up your place in society? My reasons for what I do are my own. I do not discuss them. Can I help, Frank? Not likely. These beasts would gobble you up right along with this kangaroo meat. Stop it, you bloody beasts! Stop it! Shoot them, Frank! Shoot them? Don't worry. What's the trouble here? Daddy, Aunt Mary says the dogs have got to be shot. All right, darling. You go on about your work. Yes, Daddy. Get the gun. I am not going to shoot those dogs. They were just fighting a little. Just fighting? Today, those two fight. Tomorrow, they all turn wild. We'll have a paddock full of sheep with their throats torn out. There's no room here for anything wild, Frank. Those dogs are here to work and to obey. Just like me, right? That's all I do around here, work and obey. That's right. And as long as I'm your father, that's what you will do. Now get the gun. Yes, Daddy. Hello, Meggie. Now don't you go telling her majesty I fired up this engine. It's only to be used at shearing time. Pete! I thought you boys wanted to learn shearing. If you're not a fine pair of jackaroos! Never saw a machine shears and here you'll be cockies of the whole place one day. That steam engine runs it? It runs the shears, turns the grinding wheel works the wool dumper, and it'll boil the billy for your tea. I bet I could even beat Daddy with these. Nobody can beat Daddy. He was the fastest man with the hand shears in all Wahine, New Zealand. Aren't you to be fetching the milk? I never was a gun shearer myself but I can teach you right enough. I brought a few sheep in to practice on. Get out here, you brainless dummy! You're about to be made an example of! Bob, get yourself a sheep. The fastest bladesman I ever saw was old Hee Sing, a Chinaman. He could ring any shed in the country, could old Hee Sing. Get in there. Finished. What do you think, Pete? Bob, I'd say you're a champion shearer Thanks, Pete! in the making. All right, Stuie. Now just walk right straight toward him. Slowly. That's it. Look him right straight in the eye. That's No, don't look at me. Look at him. Why do you think I sent you in there? That's it. Lay off, will you? The poor kid's only 11. Go on, Stu. God You stay out of this. No son of mine is gonna be scared of any animal in this place. That's it, Stu. Go ahead. You think that's funny? Stop it! Frank! Get back to work, all of you. You pull a trick like that again, and I'll take a stock whip to you. Will you, now? Come on, then. Come on then, now's your chance. You've fought and scrapped and acted like a savage your whole life. I'll not have it anymore, not here. Now get back to work.
   
Meaning I'm still one of the richest women in Australia
Meaning I'm still one of the richest women in Australia
 
Thorn Birds 2 Cardinal robe temptation
Thorn Birds 2 Cardinal robe temptation
 
That's all I do around here, work and obey
That's all I do around here, work and obey
 
No son of mine is gonna be scared of any animal
No son of mine is gonna be scared of any animal