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The Thorn Birds movie 4 | Ralph's ambition and Mary Carson's findings

Quotes from film part 4

Poor Meggie. Such a hard time fitting in. How's our little project coming? Almost finished. Excuse me. Hold your hands out, please. Your hands, Meghann Cleary. We're still biting them, are we? Yes, Sister. All right. Turn them over. That will do, Sister. Thank you. Come along, Meggie. I'm sorry, Father. Are you going to send me back to Drogheda? That's up to you. Do you want to go back? No. I love school and being here with you. But Sister Agatha I think she understands a little better now, don't you? The convent isn't really a very homey place for you. In fact Annie and I have been thinking that what you need is your very own, special place here, with us. Would you like that? Could I? Honest? Come on. Why do you tug so at my heart? Why do you fill that space God can't fill? Frank. I thought you could use some company. Your mother says you've been alone out here for weeks. Not long enough. How's Meggie? She's doing beautifully in school. She sends her love. We've got to get this lot in. The monsoons are coming. Why did you become a priest? Because I love God. And I want to help others feel his love. Why do you ask me? Because you don't act much like a priest to me. Being out here gives me an escape from my priestly duties at the parish. I need that, I'm afraid. I can understand that, right enough. Stuck out here in this hellish place. No picnic, is it? No, it's not. I haven't found it easy, anyway, to keep my vows to forgo the love of a woman or of money or to be obedient. That's been the hardest for me, obedience. But I've learned to obey. This place has taught me that. Maybe I should become a priest. I'd qualify all right. No woman, no money, and oh, do I obey. "Yes, Daddy. No, Daddy. Quite all right, Daddy." Why do you put up with it? Because I can't get away from him. But you're 22 now. He can't hold you anymore. He'll hold me till I die. No, Frank. You're a man and past the age when another man can hold you. If you're held, it's by something else or someone else. Mom. It's so beautiful. I've been so worried about you. Out there for weeks in this storm. God. He's got you pregnant again. He just can't leave you alone, can he? This is no different from the way you came into the world. It deserves the same respect. Respect? When he paws at you like a dirty old goat that he is? He is my husband! When you insult him, you insult me. I'm not the Blessed Virgin. I'm not pure, untainted, and holy. I'll end up killing him. Then you'll kill me as well. No! I'll free you! I can never be free. I don't want to be free. God. Mother. Look at yourself! Look at your life. The waste! You don't belong with him! Son, you're a man now. You've got to stop thinking about me so much. You need a wife. It's time. Father, you're a sight! I should've come around back. It's quite all right. Leave your things here. I'll collect them later. Thank you, Mrs. Smith. You are the most beautiful man I have ever seen, Ralph de Bricassart. But, of course, you already know that. Curious how you view us mortals with contempt for admiring that beauty. And yet you would use it without compunction to get whatever you wanted, wouldn't you? I thought it was my soul you were after. It is. Because at my age, officially I'm supposed to be beyond the drives of my body. And one mustn't expect miracles even from you. How many women have loved you? Besides your mother? Did she love me? I don't know. She ended up hating me. Because you didn't need her. Because I needed God more. Interesting. And now Now you can't need any woman can you, Cardinal de Bricassart?
   
Why do you tug so at my heart?
Why do you tug so at my heart?
 
You could be anything that you wanted to be
You could be anything that you wanted to be
 
You've got to stop thinking about me so much, you need a wife
You've got to stop thinking about me so much, you need a wife
 
Thorn Birds 4 Ralph's ambition and Mary Carson's findings
Thorn Birds 4 Ralph's ambition and Mary Carson's findings