Quotes from the Movie Meet Me in St. Louis

The moment I saw him smile I knew he was just my style. My only regret is we've never met, Though I dream of him all the while.

Esther Smith

How can I ignore the Boy Next Door? I love him more than I can say. Doesn't try to please me, doesn't even tease me. And he never sees me glance his way. And though I'm heartsore, the Boy Next Door, Affection for me won't display. I just adore him, so I can't ignore him, The Boy Next Door.

Esther Smith

Well, Papa, if losing a case depresses you so, why don't you quit practicing law and go into another line of business?

Esther Smith

You've just ruined Rose's chance to get married, that's all...That was Warren Sheffield calling long-distance to propose.

Esther Smith

Well, I'll bet there isn't another girl in St. Louis who's had a Yale man call her long-distance just to inquire about her health.

Esther Smith

Clang, clang, clang went the trolley, Ding, ding, ding went the bell. Zing, zing, zing went my heartstrings, As we started for Huntingdon dell.

Esther Smith

I went to lose a jolly, hour on the trolley, and lost my heart instead With his light brown derby and his bright green tie He was quite the handsomest of men I started to yen, then I counted to ten, then I counted to ten again.

Esther Smith

John Truett. I've come here to ask you something...What do you mean hitting a nine-year-old child?...The next time you want to hit somebody, pick on somebody your own size. If there's anything I hate, loathe, despise, and abominate, it's a bully.

Esther Smith

You're the most deceitful, horrible, sinful creature I ever saw, and I don't ever want to have anything to do with you again.

Esther Smith

You're the first human being I've danced with all evening. It's our last dance in St. Louis. I feel like I'm going to cry.

Esther Smith

New York is a wonderful town. Everybody dreams about going there. But we're luckier than lots of families because we're really going. Wait until you see the fine home we're going to have and the loads and loads of friends we'll make. Wonderful friends. But the main thing Tootie is that we're all going to be together just like we've always been. That's what really counts. We could be happy anywhere as long as we're together.

Esther Smith

My dear, when you get to be my age, you'll find out there are more important things in life than boys.

Rose Smith

Rich people have houses. People like us live in flats, hundreds of flats in one building.

Rose Smith

I was drunk last night, dear Mother; I was drunk the night before. But if you forgive me Mother, I'll never get drunk anymore.

Tootie Smith

It'll take me at least a week to dig up all my dolls in the cemetery.

Tootie Smith

I'd rather be poor if we could only stay here. I'd rather go with the orphalins at the orphalins home.

Tootie Smith

Did he come yet? I've been waiting such a long time. And I haven't seen a thing. How will he know how to find us next year? He's so used to coming here.

Tootie Smith

Nobody's going to have them. Not everybody's going to New York. I'd rather kill them if we can't take them with us.

Tootie Smith

Poor Margaretta!

Tootie Smith

For heaven's sakes, stop that screeching! That song. The fair won't open for seven months. That's all everybody sings about or talks about. I wish everybody would meet at the fair and leave me alone.

Mr. Alonzo Smith

Just when was I voted out of this family?

Mr. Alonzo Smith

Aren't you afraid to stay here alone with a criminal? That's what I'm being treated like.

Mr. Alonzo Smith

If I were you, I wouldn't commit myself one way or another...after all, we know very little about him. Why, we haven't even met his folks. Not a word of this to Papa. You know how he plagues the girls about their beaus.

Mrs. Anna Smith

From my heart, a song of love, beseeching, Just for you, my longing arms are reaching, Time goes by, but we'll be together, You and I.

Mrs. Anna Smith

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