Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins quotes

52 total quotes (ID: 373)

Bert
Mary Poppins
Mr. George Banks
Mrs. Banks
Multiple Characters


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.


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: 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.

[reading her own tape measure] As I expected. 'Mary Poppins, practically perfect in every way.'

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

Winds from the east... Mist comin' in... Like somethin' was brewin', about to begin... Can't put me finger on what lies in store... But I feel what's to 'appen, all 'appened before...!

[singing] 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.

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

Kindly do not attempt to cloud the issue with facts.

A British bank is run with precision / A British home requires nothing less / Tradition, discipline and rules / Must be the tools / Without them: disorder, catastrophe, anarchy / In short, you have a ghastly mess!

[singing] It's grand to be an Englishman in 1910 / King Edward's on the throne; it's the age of men.

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...

In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun and [snap] the job's a game.

[singing] A man has dreams of walking with giants/ To carve his niche in the edifice of time/ Before the mortar of his zeal/ Has a chance to congeal/ The cup is dashed from his lips/ The flame is snuffed a-borning/ He's brought to wrack and ruin in his prime.