Multiple Characters quotes

Jane & Michael: [singing] If you don't scold and dominate us, we will never give you cause to hate us, we won't hide your spectacles so you can't see, put toads in your bed or pepper in your tea.

Admiral Boom: [observing the long queue of want-to-be nannies] Ghastly looking crew, I must say!

Mr. Dawes: While stand the banks of England, England stands - whoa, whoa...! [Mr. Dawes stumbles over his own cane] When fall the banks of England... ENGLAND FALLS! [Mr. Dawes falls backward and the rest of the Board of Directors have to catch him]

Uncle Albert: A friend of mine went to buy some long underwear. The shopkeeper asked him, 'How long do you want it?' And my friend said, 'Well, from about September to March'.

Old Crone: Come with me, my dears. Granny'll hide you!

[watching Mary Poppins first arrival, floating]
Michael: Perhaps it's a witch!
Jane: Of course not! Witches have brooms.

Gentleman: There probably aren't words to describe your emotions.
Mary Poppins: On the contrary, there's a very good word Am I right Bert? Iiiiit's Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.

[after they get into the painting, magically]
Bert: Mary Poppins, you look beeeeautiful.
Mary Poppins: Do you really think so?
Bert: I cross my heart you do, like the day I met ya.
Mary Poppins: You look fine too, Bert.

[Mrs. and Mr. Banks are talking about their previous nanny]
Mrs. Banks: She seemed so solemn and cross.
George Banks: Never confuse efficiency with a liver complaint.

Mrs. Banks: As a matter of fact, since you hired Mary Poppins, the most extraordinary things seem to have come over the household.
Mr. Banks: Is that so.
Mrs. Banks: Take Ellen for instance. She hasn't broken a dish all morning.
Mr. Banks: Really. Well, that is extraordinary.

Bert: You're a man of high position, esteemed by your peers. And when your little tykes are crying, you haven't time to dry their tears... And see their thankful little faces smiling up at you... 'Cause their dad, he always knows just what to do...
George Banks: ...Well, look - I...
Bert: Say no more, Gov'ner. You've got to grind, grind, grind at that grindstone... Though childhood slips like sand through a sieve... And all too soon they've up and grown, and then they've flown... And it's too late for you to give - just that spoonful of sugar to 'elp the medicine go down - medicine go down - medicine go down. Well, so long, Gov'ner. Sorry to have troubled you.
[Bert exits, whistling "A Spoon Full of Sugar"]

Horseman: View hallo!
Horse: Oh, yes, definitely. A view hallo.
Fox: View hallo? Faith and begora, it's them redcoats again!

Bert: You know, begging you pardon, but the one who my heart goes out for is your father. There he is in that cold, heartless bank day after day, hemmed in by mounds of cold, heartless money. I don't like to see any living thing caged up.
Jane: Father in a cage?
Bert: They makes cages in all sizes and shapes, you know. Bank-shaped some of 'em, carpets and all.

Mary Poppins: So if the cat has got your tongue, there's no need for dismay / Just summon up this word and then you've got a lot to say / But better use it carefully or it could change your life...
Busker: For example...
Mary Poppins: Yes?
Busker: One night I said it to me girl, and now me girl's me wife.
[Wife hits him with tambourine]
Busker: Ow! And a lovely thing she is, too.

Jane: [reading a paper] Wanted: a nanny for two adorable children.
George Banks: Adorable - well that's highly debatable, I must say.
[Jane begins reading her and Michael's ad while singing alone]
Jane: If you want this choice position, have a cheery disposition. Rosy cheeks, no warts...
Michael: That's the part I put in!
Jane: Play games all sorts. You must be kind, you must be witty; very sweet and fairly pretty...
George Banks: Jane, of all the ridiculous...
Jane: Take us on outings, give us treats. Sing songs, bring sweets.
Jane: Never be cross or cruel, never feed us castor oil, or gruel. Love us as a son and daughter, and never smell of barley water...
Michael: I put that in too!
Jane: If you won't scold and dominate us, we will never give you cause to hate us. We won't hide your spectacles so you can't see, put toads in your bed, or pepper in your tea.
Jane: Hurry, Nanny! Many thanks! Sincerely...
Michael, Jane: Jane and Michael, Banks.

Mary Poppins: Chim Chiminy, Chim Chiminy, Chim Chim Cher-ee/When you're with a 'sweep, you're in glad company.
Bert: Never was there a more happier crew/Than them what sings Chim Chim Chiree Chim Chiroo! Chim Chim Chiminy Chim Chim Chiree Chim Chiroo...

[George Banks has just been discharged]
Mr. Dawes Sr.: Well, Banks - have you anything to say for yourself?
George Banks: Well, sir, they say that when you have nothing to say, all you can say is...
(He feels something in his pocket, takes it out, and looks at it: Michael's tuppence. He starts to laugh)
Mr. Dawes Sr.: Confound it, Banks! I said do you have anything to say!
George Banks: Only one thing, sir...
Mr. Dawes Sr.: Eh?
George Banks: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

Mr. Banks: Just a moment, Mary Poppins. What is the meaning of this outrage?
Mary Poppins: I beg your pardon?
Mr. Banks: Will you be good enough to explain all this?
Mary Poppins: First of all I would like to make one thing quite clear.
Mr. Banks: Yes?
Mary Poppins: I never explain anything.

Bert: It's true that Mavis and Sybil have ways that are winning And Prudence and Gwendolyn set your heart spinning Phoebe's delightful, Maude is disarming
Penguins: Janice, Felicia, Lydia.
Bert: Charming Cynthia's dashing, Vivian's sweet Stephanie's smashing, Priscilla a treat.
Penguins: Veronica, Millicent, Agnes, and Jane.
Bert: Convivial company, time and again. Dorcas and Phyllis and Glynis are sorts I'll agree are three jolly good sports. But cream of the crop, tip of the top. It's Mary Poppins, and there we stop.

Mary Poppins: Of course, you can say it backwards, which is dociousaliexpilisticfragicalirupus, but that's going a bit too far, don't you think?
Bert: Indubitably.

Admiral Boom: Time Gun ready?
Mr. Binnacle: Ready and charged, Sir.
Admiral Boom: Three minutes and six seconds.
Mr. Binnacle: Aye, aye, sir.
Bert: What he's famous for is punctuality. The whole world takes it's time from Greenwich. But Greenwich they say, takes its time from Admiral Boom. What cheer, Admiral?
Admiral Boom: Good afternoon to you, young man. Where are you bound?
Bert: Number 17. Got some parties who want to see it.
Admiral Boom: Enter that in the log.
Mr. Binnacle: Aye, aye, sir.
Admiral Boom: A word of advice, young man. Storm signals are up at number 17. Bit of heavy weather brewing there.
Bert: Thank you sir! Keep an eye skinned.

Bert: Bert will look after you. Like I was your own father. Now who's after you?
Jane: Father is.
Bert: What?

Bert: Reminds me of a guy I know who got a nice cushy job in a watch factory.
Uncle Albert: What does he do?
Bert: He stands about all day and makes faces.
Uncle Albert: Ha ha ha. He makes faces in a watch factory.

Mr. Dawes Jr: In 1773, an official on this bank unwisely loaned a large sum of money to finance a shipment of tea to the American colonies. Do you know what happened?
George Banks: Yes, sir, I think I do. As the ship lay in Boston Harbor, a party the colonists dressed as red Indians boarded the vessel, behaved very rudely, and threw all the tea overboard, making the tea unsuitable for drinking. Even for Americans.
Mr. Dawes Jr: Precisely. The loan was defaulted. Panic ensued within these walls. There was a run on the bank.
Mr. Dawes Sr.: From that time to this, sir, there has not been a run on this bank... UNTIL TODAY. A run, sir, caused by the disgraceful conduct of your son, do you deny it?

Mary Poppins: I beg your pardon, are you ill?
George Banks: I hope not.

Jane: Good morning, father. Mary Poppins taught us the most wonderful word.
Michael: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
George Banks: What on Earth are you talking about? Superca - Super - or whatever the infernal thing is.
Jane: It's something to say when you don't know what to say.
George Banks: Yes, well, I always know what to say.

Bert: Speaking of names, I know a man with a wooden leg named Smith.
Uncle Albert: What's the name of his other leg?

Bert: Uncle Albert, I got a jolly joke I save for just such an occasion. Would you like to hear it?
Uncle Albert: I'd be so grateful.
Bert: Well it's about me granddad, see, and one night he had a nightmare. So bad, he chewed his pillow to bits. To bits. The next morning, I says, "How do you feel, Granddad?" He says, "Oh not bad, a little down in the mouth."

[Bert and Uncle Albert are laughing at Uncle Albert's tea-party]
Bert: I always say there's nothing like a good joke.
Uncle Albert: And that was nothing like a good joke.

George Banks: [Going to see the bank] We must be on our best behavior.
Michael: But I thought it was your bank.
George Banks: Well I'm one of the younger officers so in a sense it is. Sort of.

George Banks: Shut the window. That bird is giving me a headache.
Ellen: [to the bird] Quiet. You're giving the master a headache.

Bert: I'll do it myself.
Mary Poppins: Do what?
Bert: A bit of magic. It's easy. You think. You wink. You do a double blink. You close your eyes... And jump.
[nothing happens]
Jane: Is something supposed to happen?
Mary Poppins: Bert, what utter nonsense. Why do you always complicate things that are really quite simple. Give me your hand please Michael. Don't slouch. One, two...
[they jump into the sidewalk drawing]

George Banks: Have this piano repaired. When I sit down to an instrument, I like to have it in tune.
Mrs. Banks: But George, you don't play.
George Banks: Madam, that is entirely beside the point!

Michael: I want it to feed the birds.
Mr. Dawes Sr: Fiddlesticks, Boy. Feed the birds and what have you got? Fat birds.

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