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The Thorn Birds movie 5 | God's lessons are very hard for me

Quotes from film part 5

Father, I'm so glad you're back. Father, what's wrong? I'll never have what I want! Never be what I want! And I don't know how to stop wanting! It's all right, Meggie. It's all right. It's just that sometimes, God's lessons are very hard for me. Like Sister Ag and her ruler. Yes. Come on. It's cold in here. Good day. You'll spoil your dinner. No, thank you. Not for me. Let's see if we can find your family. Come over here. And now, ladies and gents, it's my pleasure to present the Queen of the 1921 Gillanbone show: Miss Judy Sutton. Good on you, Judy. Bless my beads, it's the good Father. Congratulations, Judy. How about a kiss for Miss Gilly? Come on, give me something to confess on Sunday. I mustn't make my best girl jealous, now, must I? Around and around she goes the Wheel of Fortune. Step right up. Make way. Coming through. All right. Have yourselves a good time but stay out of the pub. Thanks, Daddy. Let's go find Pete and unload the rams. Here, son. Daddy! Frank! Meggie, me love! Hello. Look at you in your uniform. Where's Stuie? Where's Mom? With the baby due so soon, we thought Mom best not travel. Stuie stayed home with her. Come here. Stuie's been aching to see you. Never mind. We'll buy him something nice with this money, all right? Hello, Aunt Mary. Father. Mary, you're looking splendid. Will you be staying over? I'd rather hoped you'd invite me to stay at the rectory. You could stay in my room. Your room? I thought you were at the convent. No. Father Ralph gave me my very own room right next to his. You're very welcome to stay. My housekeeper will be happy to share her room with Meggie tonight. No, thank you. I wouldn't want to disturb all your little arrangements. Nice bit of riding, Alastair. Congratulations, that's a fine horse. Thank you, Mary. Angus, this is my brother, Paddy Cleary. Angus MacQueen and his son Alastair. How do you do, sir? This is my aunt, Sarah MacQueen. Mr. Cleary, ma'am. Hello. Sarah, how is Melbourne these days? I hardly know I've been in Palm Beach most of the season. And then, Hawaii. Of course, one longs for the Continent but it's still impossibly depressing since the War. Paddy, would you get me some more champagne, please. Excuse me, ma'am. Sorry, ma'am. As it turned out, they were all six of them. You look as though you could use a real drink. Hello, Mr. Gough. None of that "Mr. Gough" stuff. Harry to you. Well, Harry then. I'm feeling a proper fool and that's the truth. If Fee was here, she could hold her own with this lot, but I'm Our squatters like to lay it on, don't they? Hoity-toity. Helps them forget their grandfathers were burned in the hand and sent here in prisoner ships. But you should get used to them. You'll be leader of the whole flock one day. Don't tell me. Let's get cracking while the pub's still open. We close early these days. I'd like to, but Mary wanted some Champagne for Mrs. Carson. Be grateful we don't have Prohibition like the Yanks. Here it is, gents, Jimmy Sharman's famous boxing troupe. The world's greatest fighters. Plus a purse to be had by any chap brave enough to have a go. Look, they're in their drawers. Come on, step right up. Five minutes before fight time! Come on lads. Who'll take it for a fiver? Last chance. Here we go! Five minutes left before the fight. Come on lads. Who wants to win a five? Look at their size, you can do it. I will. You will? Come right up! Frank, no. We have a taker. A brave lad. Come on, step up here, sir. Here's a pair of gloves for you. What are you laughing at? It's not the size of the dog in the fight but the size of the fight in the dog. Is that right? Come on, go right inside. Come along, Meggie. No. I wanna stay. I can't let you. Your father would flay me alive, and rightly. Come along. I wanna stay with Frank! Buy your lady some fish and chips and a glass of ale. What do you have to lose? You work harder on the farm. Come on, let's go. This brave young lad is Frank Cleary. Break! Look, I won. I fought four fights, and I won. It was too scary. You didn't let her see it, did you? Short of binding and gagging the child, I couldn't see how to keep her away. Don't be angry. She's been upset enough already. You mustn't ever let Daddy know you were there you understand me? You really won? Frank, didn't you hear me shouting after you? You were supposed to meet Dear God, look at him, will you. I'm searching all over for you, and you're off picking fights again. Not fighting. Boxing. I beat four of Jimmy Sharman's champions. Champions. A bunch of punch-drunk old has-beens from a country show. I made myself £20. That's more than Aunt Mary pays you in a month. £20 and the respect of every man present. Respect! Why don't you grow up? For your mother's sake if nothing else. For her sake? You stinking old he-goat. After what you've done to her. You couldn't leave her alone. Couldn't keep your hands off her. Don't you speak to me like that. I'm her husband. You're nothing better than a ram in rut is what you are. You're no better than the bastard who fathered you, whoever he was. God. I didn't mean that, Frank. Frank, I didn't mean that. You meant it. Let me go, Father. I won't touch him, so help me God. So help you God. God rot your souls, both of you. If you've ruined that child, I'll kill you. I should've let you kill each other, you miserable self-centered cretins. Son what I said, it's not true. No. I've always felt it. I've always known that you came after me that she was mine first. I've always blamed you for dragging her down all these years. It was me. No, Frank. It's not your fault. Sometimes, God's ways are hard for us to understand. Your preaching makes me want to puke! Never mind. Never mind. I'm going. And I won't be back. You can't go away. What'll I tell your mother? You mean more to her than all the rest of us put together. She'd never forgive me. God in heaven, Paddy. What possessed you to tell him? God. Why aren't you older so that I could explain this to you.
   
Helps them forget their grandfathers
Helps them forget their grandfathers
 
It's not the size of the dog in the fight
It's not the size of the dog in the fight
 
Thorn Birds 5 God's lessons are very hard for me
Thorn Birds 5 God's lessons are very hard for me
 
God's ways are hard for us to understand
God's ways are hard for us to understand