The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music quotes

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Captain von Trapp
Maria
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Reverend Mother


...the first three notes just happen to be, Do-Re-Mi. Do-Re-Mi-Fa-Sol[pronounced So]-La-Ti, oh let's see if I can make it easier.
[singing] Doe, a deer, a female deer, Ray, a drop of golden sun
Me, a name I call myself, Far, a long, long way to run
Sew, a needle pulling thread, La, a note to follow Sol
Tea, a drink with jam and bread, that will bring us back to Do...


Elsa: [after seeing the Captain dance with Maria] Oh, that was beautifully done. What a lovely couple you make.

Frau Schmidt: The von Trapp children don't play. They march. He runs this house as if he were on one of his ships again - whistles, orders, no more music, no more laughing. Nothing that reminds him of her, even the children.

Gretl: I've got a sore finger.

Kurt: I haven't had so much fun since the day we put glue on Fräulein Josephine's toothbrush.

Kurt: Only grown-up men are scared of women.

Liesl: [after Rolfe kisses her] Wheeeeeee!

Liesl: I'm Liesl. I'm sixteen years old and I don't need a governess.

Max: I like rich people. I like the way they live. I like the way I live when I'm with them.

Max: The festival competition has come to its conclusion, except of course we don't know yet what that conclusion will be. And while the judges are arriving at their decision, I have been given permission to offer you an encore. This will be the last opportunity the von Trapps will have of singing together for a long, long time. Even now, officials are waiting in this auditorium to escort Captain von Trapp to his new command in the naval forces of the Third Reich. [The crowd murmurs in reaction.] And so, ladies and gentlemen, the Family von Trapp again to bid you farewell.

Rolfe: [rebuffing Liesl] We make it our business to know everything about everyone. I'm now occupied with more important matters. And your father better be too if he knows what's good for him.

Sister Margaretta: [to the Reverend Mother, about Maria] She doesn't say a word, Reverend Mother, except in prayer...It's strange. She seems happy to be back here, and yet she's unhappy too.

Zeller: [about the Captain] When he does return, he will be expected to fill his proper position in the new order.

Baron: Is there a more beautiful expression of what is good in this country of ours than the innocent voices of our children?
Zeller: Oh, come now, Baron, would you have us believe that Austria alone holds a monopoly on virtue?
Captain: Herr Zeller, some of us prefer Austrian voices raised in song to ugly, German threats.
Zeller: The ostrich buries his head in the sand, and sometimes in the flag. [He turns toward the Austrian flag, prominently displayed] Perhaps those who would warn you that the Anschluss is coming - and it is coming, Captain - perhaps they would get further with you by setting their words to music.
Captain: If the Nazis take over Austria, I have no doubt, Herr Zeller, that you will be the entire trumpet section.
Zeller: You flatter me, Captain.
Captain: Oh, how clumsy of me. I meant to accuse you.

Captain: Fraulein Maria, did I not say that bedtime is to be strictly observed in this household?
Maria: Yes, well the children were scared of the thunderstorm and... You did, sir.
Captain: And do you or do you not have trouble following these simple instructions?
Maria: Only during thunderstorms.