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  • Sister Aloysius Beauvier: His resignation is his confession.


  • Sister Aloysius Beauvier: What happened in the rectory?
    Father Brendan Flynn: Happened?
    Sister Aloysius Beauvier: Hmm.
    Father Brendan Flynn: Nothing happened, I had a talk with the boy.
    Sister Aloysius Beauvier: What about?
    Father Brendan Flynn: Private matter.
    Sister Aloysius Beauvier: He's twelve years old, what could be private?


  • Sister Aloysius Beauvier: In ancient Sparta, important matters were decided by who shouted loudest. Fortunately, we are not in ancient Sparta.


  • Father Brendan Flynn: Where's your compassion?
    Sister Aloysius Beauvier: Nowhere you can get at it
    Sister Aloysius Beauvier: Nowhere you can get at it.


  • Sister Aloysius Beauvier: In ancient Sparta, important matters were decided by who shouted loudest. Fortunately, we are not in ancient Sparta.


  • Father Brendan Flynn: Where's your compassion?
    Sister Aloysius Beauvier: Nowhere you can get at it.


  • Father Brendan Flynn: You have no right to act on your own. You have taken vows; obedience being one. You answer to us. You have no right to step outside the church
    Father Brendan Flynn: You have no right to act on your own. You have taken vows; obedience being one. You answer to us. You have no right to step outside the church.
    Sister Aloysius Beauvier: I will step outside the church! If that's what needs to be done, though the door should shut behind me, I will do what needs to be done!


  • Father Brendan Flynn: I can fight you.
    Sister Aloysius Beauvier: You will lose.


  • Mrs. Miller: "it's something in the child's nature" thus the mother reveals the cause of the temptation offered to the priest.
    Mrs. Miller: It's something in the child's nature.
    Sister Aloysius Beauvier: "I was married and he died in Italy" Thus the mother superior reveals she has knowledge of sexual desire and is wiser about human nature than her virginal sisters.
    Sister Aloysius Beauvier: I was married, and he died in Italy.


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