Captain von Trapp quotes

In the future, you'll kindly remember there are certain rooms in this house which are not to be disturbed.

You are the twelfth in a long line of governesses who have come here to look after my children since their mother died. I trust you will be an improvement on the last one. She stayed only two hours. Oh, there's nothing wrong with the children. Only the governesses.

Every morning, you will drill the children in their studies. I will not permit them to dream away their summer holidays. Each afternoon, they will march about the grounds breathing deeply. Bedtime is to be strictly observed - no exceptions...You will see to it that they conduct themselves at all time with the utmost orderliness and decorum. I am placing you in command.

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.

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