The Sound of Music (1965) quotes

Director
Robert Wise.

Cast
Julie Andrews.
Christopher Plummer.
Eleanor Parker.

A woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower.

It’s the dress. You’ll have to put on another one before you meet the children.
– Captain von Trapp
But I don’t have another one. When we entered the abbey our worldly clothes were given to the poor.
– Maria
What about this one?
– Captain von Trapp
The poor didn’t want this one.
– Maria

When the Lord closes a door, somewhere He opens a window.
– Maria

After all, the wool from the black sheep is just as warm.
– Sister Margaretta

You know how Sister Berthe always makes me kiss the floor after we’ve had a disagreement? Well, lately I’ve taken to kissing the floor whenever I see her coming, just to save time.
– Maria

Kurt, how are you?
– Maria
Hungry.
– Kurt

How many have I had?
– Max
Two.
– Maid
Make it an uneven three.
– Max

Reverend Mother, I have sinned.
– Sister Margaretta
I, too, Reverend Mother.
– Sister Berthe
What is this sin, my children?
– Mother Abbess

Only grown-up men are scared of women.
– Kurt

Maria, there isn’t going to be any Baroness anymore.
– Captain von Trapp
I don’t understand.
– Maria
Well, we called off our engagement, you see, and…
– Captain von Trapp
Oh, I’m sorry.
– Maria
Yes. You are?
– Captain von Trapp
Mm-hmm. You did?
– Maria
Yes. Well, you can’t marry someone when you’re in love with someone else… can you?
– Captain von Trapp

Somewhere out there is a lady who I think will never be a nun. Auf Wiedersehen, darling.
– The Baroness

You’re lucky. With Fraulein Helga, it was a snake!
– Frau Schmidt

Perhaps those who would warn you that the Anschluss is coming – and it is coming, Captain – perhaps they would get further with you by setting their words to music.
– Herr Zeller
If the Nazis take over Austria, I have no doubt, Herr Zeller, that you will be the entire trumpet section.
– Captain von Trapp
You flatter me, Captain.
– Herr Zeller
Oh, how clumsy of me – I meant to accuse you.
– Captain von Trapp

You’re far away. Where are you?
– The Baroness
In a world that’s disappearing, I’m afraid.
– Captain von Trapp

I wonder what grass tastes like.
– Kurt

Maria, these walls were not meant to shut out problems. You have to face them. You have to live the life you were born to live.
– Mother Abbess

Now, when I want you, this is what you will hear.
– Captain von Trapp
Oh, no, sir. I’m sorry, sir. I could never answer to a whistle. Whistles are for dogs and cats and other animals, but not for children and definitely not for me. It would be too… humiliating.
– Maria
Fraulein, were you this much trouble at the Abbey?
– Captain von Trapp
Oh, much more, sir.
– Maria
Hmm.
– Captain von Trapp
Excuse me, sir. I don’t know your signal.
– Maria

Gretl, what happened to your finger?
– Maria
It got caught.
– Gretl
Caught in what?
– Maria
Friedrich’s teeth.
– Gretl

You brought music back into the house. I had forgotten.
– Captain von Trapp

I’m Brigitta.
– Louisa von Trapp
You didn’t tell me how old you are… Louisa.
– Maria
I’m Brigitta, she’s Louisa. She’s thirteen years old, and you’re smart! I’m ten, and I think your dress is the ugliest one I ever saw!
– Brigitta