Quotes from the Movie Mona Lisa Smile

I thought that I was headed to a place that would turn out tomorrow's leaders, not their wives.

Katherine Watson

Look beyond the paint. Let us try to open our minds to a new idea.

Katherine Watson

I don't think I can go a year without a hot plate.

Katherine Watson

This is all they're really doing here, isn't it? They're just biding time until SOMEBODY proposes!

Katherine Watson

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

Betty Warren

Dear Betty, I came to Wellesley because I wanted to make a difference. But to change for others is to lie to yourself. My teacher, Katherine Watson, lived by her own definition and would not compromise that, not even for Wellesley. I dedicate this, my last editorial, to an extraordinary woman, who lived by example and compelled us all to see the world through new eyes. By the time you read this, she'll be sailing to Europe, where I know she'll find new walls to break down, and new ideas to replace them with.

Betty Warren

I've heard her called a quitter for leaving and aimless wanderer. But not all who wander are aimless, especially those who seek truth beyond tradition, beyond definition, beyond the image. I'll never forget you.

Betty Warren

Wellesley girls who are married have become quite adept at balancing their obligations. One hears such comments, as - I'm able to baste the chicken with one hand and outline the paper with the other. While our mothers were called to workforce for Lady Liberty. It is our duty- nay, obligation to reclaim our place in the home, bearing the children that will carry our traditions into the future. One must pause to consider why Miss Katherine Watson, instructor in the art history department has decided to declare war on the holy sacrament of marriage. Her subversive and political teachings encourage our Wellesley girls to reject the roles they were born to fill.

Betty Warren

Does he pay you... for sex? I mean at the rate you're going, you could make a fortune.

Betty Warren

Did you ever hear the phrase "Keeping up with the Jones'" Mr. and Mrs. Jones. The actual historic family they named the phrase after.

Bill Dunbar

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