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


[singing] From my heart, a song of love, beseeching,
Just for you, my longing arms are reaching,
Time goes by, but we'll be together,
You and I.


[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 was drunk last night, dear Mother;
I was drunk the night before.
But if you forgive me Mother,
I'll never get drunk anymore.

[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.

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.

Tootie: Here comes the invalid. I have to have two kinds of ice cream. I'm recuperating.
Mrs. Smith: If I ever catch you fibbing again like you did about John Truett, I'll give you something to recuperate about.

[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.

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.

I'd rather be poor if we could only stay here. I'd rather go with the orphalins at the orphalins home.

[to Esther] Did he [Santa Claus] come yet? I've been waiting such a long time. And I haven't seen a thing. How will he know how to find us next year? He's so used to coming here.

[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.

[to Esther and Rose, who are singing "Meet Me in St. Louis"] For heaven's sakes, stop that screeching! That song. The fair won't open for seven months. That's all everybody sings about or talks about. I wish everybody would meet at the fair and leave me alone.

[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.

[smashing her snowmen] Nobody's going to have them. Not everybody's going to New York. I'd rather kill them if we can't take them with us.

[learning that the family must move to New York] It'll take me at least a week to dig up all my dolls in the cemetery.