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  • Katherine Watson: I don't even want you to like it. What I want you to do is consider it.

  • Joan Brandwyn: Do you think I'll wake up one morning and regret not being a lawyer?
    Katherine Watson: Yes, I'm afraid that you will.
    Joan Brandwyn: Not as much as I'd regret not having a family, not being there to raise them. I know exactly what I'm doing and it doesn't make me any less smart. This must seem terrible to you.
    Katherine Watson: I didn't say that.
    Joan Brandwyn: Sure you did. You always do. You stand in class and tell us to look beyond the image, but you don't. To you a housewife is someone who sold her soul for a center hall colonial. She has no depth, no intellect, no interests. You're the one who said I could do anything I wanted. This is what I want.

  • Betty Warren: Not all who wander are aimless. Especially not those who seek truth beyond tradition, beyond definition, beyond the image.

  • Betty Warren: Look at this, mother. She's smiling. Is she happy?
    Mrs. Warren: The important thing is not to tell anyone.
    Betty Warren: She looks happy, so what does it matter?

  • Katherine Watson: It says here you're pre-law. What law school do you want to go to?
    Joan Brandwyn: I hadn't really thought about it. I always thought that after graduation I'd get married.
    Katherine Watson: And then?
    Joan Brandwyn: And then... I'd be married.
    Katherine Watson: You can do both.

  • Joan Brandwyn: "She is too old for him,"
    Joan Brandwyn: She is too old for him.
    Giselle Levy: "No, she is too smart for him"
    Giselle Levy: No, she is too smart for him.

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