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The Thorn Birds movie 8 | This land can be a heaven or a hell

Quotes from film part 8

I mean, virtually one's whole life. They're either doddering or else they're mere children. Where on earth has Meggie got to? Mrs. Smith says she's about got her ready. That's Stuart Cleary. Little Stuie Cleary? Honestly, Lucy. Not bad looking, I suppose but such a rube like all those Clearys. Still, he might do for you. And of course, they'll be frightfully rich when she goes. Father. Happy birthday, Mary. How delightful you look, like a young girl. You've outdone yourself. This must be the finest party in the district in 50 years. Easily. I hope you're staying over because I've planned some real festivities for tomorrow. I'd be delighted. Harry. Hello, Father. Father, what a delight to see you. Good evening, Miss Carmichael. But you've been dreadfully neglectful, you know. Mother was just saying the other day that you haven't been to Beel-Beel for the longest time. Thank you. Hello, Alastair. How are you fellows this evening? Paddy, you remember my sister, Sarah. Yes, of course. But I don't know if you've met my wife, Fiona. Heavens, I would never have dreamed you were Paddy's wife. Sarah just returned from the States. My dears, you can't imagine what the Crash has done. Wall Street is a shambles. People throwing themselves out of windows. That can't happen here. Not with the wool market we've got. Do you realize how much this country exported last year? Good Lord. Who is that? Excuse me. Meggie, you're so beautiful. Thanks, Stuie. I give you Mary Carson. A dear and generous sister, a great lady and queen of this beautiful land of Drogheda. May she reign forever. Thank you all. And thank you, Paddy, for your words and wishes. But no one reigns forever. The time is coming when I must pass the reign of Drogheda on to someone else. As we all know, those of us who have lived here and fought the drought and the floods, and the heat and the cold, and yet have managed to prosper and become masters of all we survey. This land can be a heaven or a hell. My fondest wishes for those who come after me is that it be far more one than the other. Dance with me, Mary. No, Father. I'm too decrepit. Nonsense. I insist. That was a beautiful speech, Mary. You made Paddy very happy. I truly wonder if she isn't getting a bit senile. I mean, tricked out exactly like a bride. So grossly unsuitable. Someone should've told her she looks like death in white. Beauty and the Beast. He's grinning at her like he didn't care she left that lot to those Clearys. Of course, he's too holy for filthy lucre and suchlike anyhow, isn't he? Of course, it does make those Cleary boys more interesting. She's a grand old girl, Paddy. Aye, that she is. By the by, I've been meaning to ask Mary usually chairs the race committee for the Gilly show but I wonder if you might be interested in doing the honors this year as she's declined. Thank you, Angus. What's the matter? Are you all right? Yes, I'm all right. Let's let others have a chance. Of course. Please dance. Cynthia. I never supposed we could still dance together, Fee. How long has it been, do you think? It's been 30 years in January. Now, how can you remember that? I remember it very well. We went to the Century Ball in Wahine on New Year's Eve. Frank was just a baby. Good evening, Meggie. Will you dance with me? Thank you, Alastair. I don't know how to dance. It's awfully hot for dancing, anyway. Perhaps you'd care for some punch? Yes, thank you. Look at the boys, will you. Standing around shy as kangas. It's my fault. I should've taught them a few of the social graces: How to dance, what to say to a girl. There's been little time for anything but hard work all these years. We're just beginning to realize how many changes there will be in our lives. Will it make you happy, Paddy, being rich? I could never be a rich man, Fee. Not if I was to have a million pounds. I wouldn't know how to be. It's knowing that you'll be living the way you always should have that you'll take your place again. That's what makes me happy. Father Ralph, about the bingo. Patricia wants to put in I must take exception to it. If we could have a little talk Father? Are you enjoying the party? Meggie, yes. Are you? Yes, it's a lovely party. Excuse me, Meggie. She is lovely, isn't she? There's not a man in this room who wouldn't give up everything just to have her, is there? Now, Mary, you're baiting me again. Not one man, except perhaps you. Once, a long time ago, I offered you a chance at the cardinal's robe and you turned me down. But I wonder, if you had to choose between Meggie and the cardinal's robe which would you choose? Mary, what would I have done without you these past years? Your wit, perception your malice. Father, why don't you want to be with me? Talk to me. Is there something wrong? You look lovely, Meggie. So grown up. I have to speak to the MacQueens. Meggie. What a sweet dress. Thank you, Miss Carmichael. Mrs. Smith made it for me. I helped a little. Did you? I'm sure I haven't seen anything like it in the fashion pages. You know, I keep expecting to see you at the horse trials. Ralph tells me you might become quite an able rider one day. Some people are saying that it isn't quite the thing for him to be spending so much time in Drogheda. It's splendid of Ralph to take such an interest in you Clearys. Ralph, you haven't danced with me all evening. You must do the black bottom with me. You always do it so well. Look, everyone, Father's going to do the Black Bottom. Father, it's time for me to go up.
   
Wall Street is a shambles
Wall Street is a shambles
 
We went to the Century Ball in Wahine on New Year's Eve
We went to the Century Ball in Wahine on New Year's Eve
 
Thorn Birds 8 This land can be a heaven or a hell
Thorn Birds 8 This land can be a heaven or a hell
 
Father's going to do the Black Bottom
Father's going to do the Black Bottom