The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music quotes

66 total quotes (ID: 546)

Captain von Trapp
Maria
Multiple Characters
Reverend Mother


The first rule in this house is discipline.


Fräulein, is it to be at every meal, or merely at dinnertime, that you intend on leading us all through this rare and wonderful new world of... indigestion?

Activity suggests a life filled with purpose.

[singing] Edelweiss, Edelweiss, every morning you greet me.
Small and white, clean and bright, you look happy to meet me.
Blossom of snow may you bloom and grow, bloom and grow forever.
Edelweiss, Edelweiss, bless my homeland forever...

[to Maria] There isn't going to be any Baroness...well, we've, uhm, called off our engagement, you see...You can't marry someone when you're in love with someone else, can you?

[after receiving a telegram from the Nazis] I've been requested to accept immediately and report to their naval base at Bremerhaven tomorrow...To refuse them would be fatal for all of us. And joining them would be unthinkable.

[preparing to sing Edelweiss at the Salzburg Festival] I know you share this love. I pray that you will never let it die.

[to Rolfe] You're only a boy. You don't really belong to them...Come away with us before it's too late...You'll never be one of them.

It's the dress. You'll have to put on another one before you meet the children.

[singing] How do you solve a problem like Maria?
How do you catch a cloud and pin it down?
Many a thing you know you'd like to tell her, many a thing she ought to understand
...How do you hold a moonbeam in your hand?

You will be assuming the position of governess until September...to take care of seven children of Captain von Trapp, a retired officer of the Imperial Navy, a fine man and a brave one. His wife died several years ago, leaving him alone with the children. Now I understand he's had a most difficult time managing to keep a governess there.

[singing] Climb ev'ry mountain, search high and low.
Follow ev'ry byway, every path you know.
Climb ev'ry mountain, ford every stream.
Follow every rainbow, till you find your dream.
A dream that will need all the love you can give
Every day of your life for as long as you live...

[to the von Trapps as they try to escape] I lift up mine eyes into the hills, from whence cometh my help...God be with you.

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.

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