Memoirs of a Geisha

Memoirs of a Geisha quotes

42 total quotes (ID: 387)

Auntie
Chairman Iwamura
Conversations
Hatsumomo
Mameha
Mother
Narrator (Sayuri as an elderly woman)
President Nobu
Sayuri


Smile for me, won't you?


I owe Nobu my life. So, when I saw he had a chance at happiness with you, I stood aside and... But I cannot any longer. I hope it is not too late.

Three things matter in life... sumo, business, and war. Understand one, you know them all. But why should a Geisha care? You spend your time plucking strings and dancing.

I do not like things held up before me that I cannot have.

Not every geisha uses that kind of currency.

I humbly beg to differ. What is sumo but a dance between giants? What is business but a dance between companies? I would like to know about every kind of dance.

I see now why you like Sumo, you can never judge a man's power by his appearance alone.

I want a life that is mine!

Can't you see? Every step I have taken, since I was that child on the bridge has been to bring myself closer to you.

Besides, who wants a plum when someone has already had a bite?

A pity, she still stinks of fish.

Why can't you be quiet?

Stay out of my room. I can't have you touching my things.

I can just hear my General now. "Why Hatsumomo. You used to smell of jasmine... What's this new perfume...? Blowfish?"

It's that kimono. She remembers how you destroyed it. Now, she wants to get even.