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The Thorn Birds movie 28 | Each of us has within us something that just won't be denied

Quotes from film part 28

Please believe me. Dane's mind was made up long before I arrived. I believe you! Don't you think I don't know you're just here to collect for what I stole! I don't understand. No, you wouldn't. But understanding's beside the point for you men of God, isn't it? Faith! That's the great thing! Let me tell you, Ralph I've got more faith than you and Dane and all the heavenly host combined because God has never failed me! He's always there to take away whatever happiness I've got! Dane isn't being taken from you. He is simply doing what he must. Can't you see what this is costing him? He loves you so much. But, Ralph he loves God more! Meggie, stop it! When I became a priest my mother swore she'd never forgive me and she never did. Don't do that to Dane, Meggie. Then take him. If I must give him up, let it be to you. Take him? Yes. When he finishes his schooling this spring I'll send him to you in Rome where you can look after him. Keep him safe and promise me that if he should ever wish it, you'll send him back because he belonged to me first. You don't have to do this. He can be settled in a seminary in Sydney, where you can be near him. You know it takes years to prepare for the priesthood. No, Ralph. Your God wants reparation. Very well. Let Dane go to you and then I'll have nothing more to repay. I will have given everything that I have ever had or loved in my whole life. Surely even God can't ask for more than that. I'm so sorry. Please forgive me. I didn't want to hurt you. "In loving wrongly and beyond all reason, I have sinned against the gods. "I tremble that the burden of my crime will fall upon my children "fell them both." You're gonna be a wonderful Phaedra. I mean, if I had talent like that Believe me, Martha, talent you don't need. The virgin goddess Artemis bids you enter. Darling! Was my performance that good? Jus, I'm so sorry. I missed the whole matinee. Let me guess. You were having a little talk with Jesus and forgot all about the time. Dane, honestly! Let me finish dressing. I won't be a minute. Hello. I haven't seen you in a long time. Hello, Martha. How are you? Stunned, as always, by your resemblance to Adonis. Maybe I'll wait in the park. Never mind. I'm going. Another time. Ta-ta. Poor Martha. She'll never forgive you for saving it all for God. Which reminds me. Guess what I did last night. You finally murdered your leading man. Close. I went to bed with him. I needed the experience. I play the lead in Phaedra next, so I have to know about passion, right? All this pretending you don't care as if you're too smart to need anyone or love anyone. Maybe I am too smart. So far, loving and needing people hasn't bought me a lot, has it? Are you ever going to forgive me? For becoming Father Rhubarb? Probably not. When do you leave for Rome? Thursday. I want to go spend some time with Mom first. I wish you'd visit Mom sometimes. I know things have never been very good between you two. Yes, I used to weep salt tears about it, but I've done with tears forever, okay? I can't hold Mom's hand for you because I won't be here either. What do you mean? I've decided I've far too much talent to stay buried here in Aussie land. So I'm taking myself off to London after Phaedra is finished, of course. London? That means I'll get to see you. Dane, I've always taken care of you. You surely can't expect to get along without me now, can you? I love you. I couldn't sleep either. What time does your plane leave from Sydney? Not till late tomorrow. Do you want to fly down with Uncle Jack and see me off? It's freezing in here. You'll catch your death. Mom. Come on. I've always loved your bed the way it smells of you. Remember when I used to come in on the cold mornings? Jussie would sort of lurk about in the doorway half in and half out. I wonder if you realize how much she needed you. You've always been so different from one another. I guess I thought she never really needed me. She did and does. She loves you every bit as much as I do. I'm glad she's going to be near you. We've got it all planned out. Every year when I get time off from the seminary we're gonna tour and visit a different country together then fly home for Christmas. It's not as if I'm going away forever, is it? There's so much I wanted to say to you. To tell you that you've brought my life joy and meaning in ways you can never know. It hurts to leave you. I wish you could understand. But I do. And it's that that I most wanted to say to you. I can't share your love of God. But I do understand your need to give your life to him. Because each of us has within us something that just won't be denied. Something to which we are driven even though it makes us scream aloud to die. Has it been like that for you, Mom? Dane, goodbye.
   
He loves you so much
He loves you so much
 
Stunned, as always, by your resemblance to Adonis
Stunned, as always, by your resemblance to Adonis
 
Thorn Birds 28 Each of us has within us something that just won't be denied
Thorn Birds 28 Each of us has within us something that just won't be denied
 
I do understand your need to give
I do understand your need to give