Meet Me in St. Louis

Meet Me in St. Louis quotes

43 total quotes (ID: 940)

Esther Smith
John Truett
Mr. Alonzo Smith
Mrs. Anna Smith
Others
Rose Smith
Tootie Smith


John: [after proposing to Esther] I wouldn't have said it, Esther, if I'd thought it would make you cry.
Esther: [crying] I've imagined you saying it thousands of times. And I always planned exactly how I'd act. I never planned to cry.
John: Well, at least you didn't laugh...I never asked a girl to marry me before...
Esther: John, nobody could have done it more beautifully. I'm very proud.
John: Esther, will you? Will you, Esther?
Esther: Of course I will, John.


Esther: [about the Palace of Electricity at the World's Fair] Oh, isn't it breathtaking, John! I never dreamed anything could be so beautiful.
Mrs. Smith: There's never been anything like it in the whole world.
Rose: We don't have to come here on a train or stay in a hotel. It's right in our own home town.
Tootie: Grandpa? They'll never tear it down, will they?
Grandpa: Well, they'd better not.
Esther: I can't believe it. Right here where we live. Right here in St. Louis.

[singing] 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.

[singing] 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.

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

[to Mr. Smith, after he hangs up on a caller] You've just ruined Rose's chance to get married, that's all...That was Warren Sheffield calling long-distance to propose.

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.

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

[singing] 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.

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.

[after finding out that Tootie had lied about John Truett] 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.

[to her Grandpa] 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.

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.

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

[on having to live in an aprtment in New York] Rich people have houses. People like us live in flats, hundreds of flats in one building.