Ameilia Sarah Dedham Quotes in Donovan's Reef (1963)


Ameilia Sarah Dedham Quotes:

  • Ameilia Sarah Dedham: You know, Michael Donovan, you're quite a - a fella.

    Michael Patrick 'Guns' Donovan: Well, you know, Amelia Dedham...

    Michael Patrick 'Guns' Donovan: [Pulls her close while fishing a cigarette out of his pocket]

    Michael Patrick 'Guns' Donovan: You're quite a gal. Cigarette?

    Michael Patrick 'Guns' Donovan: [She turns away from him] What's a matter?

    Ameilia Sarah Dedham: I had the strangest feeling that you were going to kiss me.

    Michael Patrick 'Guns' Donovan: What?

    Ameilia Sarah Dedham: Well, I have been kissed before.

    Michael Patrick 'Guns' Donovan: [Walks inside to turn out the light then walks back out, spins her around and kisses her]

    Ameilia Sarah Dedham: [Flustered] Ah! I... I...


    Ameilia Sarah Dedham: I thought I'd been kissed before.

    [Kisses him back]

  • Michael Patrick 'Guns' Donovan: Ameilia, if I consent to marry you...

    Ameilia Sarah Dedham: If you consent!

    Michael Patrick 'Guns' Donovan: ...and if we were to be blessed with a children, and if the first should be a boy, he will be called Francis Xavier Donovan after my father.

    Ameilia Sarah Dedham: He will be called Sedley Atterbury Dedham after my great uncle.

    Michael Patrick 'Guns' Donovan: Sedley Atterbury... that's a HELL of a name for a Donovan!

    Ameilia Sarah Dedham: He will be named William after my father.

    Michael Patrick 'Guns' Donovan: The doc? That's swell. I'll call him Bill. Pax?

  • Ameilia Sarah Dedham: [reading inscription on monument] Princess Manulani, Commander William... Dedham? Michael Patrick Donovan... Thomas Al-oy-si-us Gilhooley...

    Michael Patrick 'Guns' Donovan: Thomas Aloysius Gilhooley!

    Ameilia Sarah Dedham: Does this mean there was actual fighting on this island?

    Michael Patrick 'Guns' Donovan: Well, those gold stars don't stand for good behavior.

    Ameilia Sarah Dedham: Well, tell me.

    Michael Patrick 'Guns' Donovan: There's not much to tell. We got blown off our can... that's a destroyer, ended up here on the island. There was a big Jap base down there. So, we hid out back here in the hills... down in those caves. Tossed a few monkey wrenches into their machinery, threw 'em a few spitballs.

    Ameilia Sarah Dedham: Hard to believe that war has ever been within a thousand miles of a place as peaceful as this.

    Michael Patrick 'Guns' Donovan: Yeah, well, frangipani and flame-throwers don't seem to go together, but that's the way it was.

  • Marquis Andre de Lage: If I may venture a suggestion. A scenic drive? A chilled apertif? I have a picnic basket. I'd be delighted...

    Ameilia Sarah Dedham: Well, that's very kind of you, your... Excellency. But I have promised to take Luki home this morning.

    Luki Dedham: Knock it off Uncle Andy! Quit trying to horn in on my date.

  • Ameilia Sarah Dedham: Captain, I should like to charter the Araner for however long it takes me to find my father and take me back to Honolulu.

    Captain Martin: Um... well, as to that...

    Michael Patrick 'Guns' Donovan: The Araner is not for charter; she has too much draft for the Low Islands. Reefs and coral heads.

    Ameilia Sarah Dedham: Thank you Mr. Donovan. I was speaking to the sailing master. Captain, it should only take...

    Michael Patrick 'Guns' Donovan: But I OWN the Araner, and the Inisfar and the Inisfree, and several others. You might say that we are rivals, competitors in the shipping business.

  • Ameilia Sarah Dedham: Say, I have a wonderful idea! How would you like to spend Christmas at my house?

    [as everyone stares at her, she suddenly realizes she had just committed a faux pas]

    Michael Patrick 'Guns' Donovan: You mean that would be better than putting up a Christmas tree in a saloon?

    Ameilia Sarah Dedham: ...No. I... Well, naturally you would want to spend Christmas with your father.

    Lelani Dedham: Thank you, Amelia. I think it would be nice to spend Christmas in your father's house.

    Michael Patrick 'Guns' Donovan: Well, that settles that... Father!


    Michael Patrick 'Guns' Donovan: Not that way. That's a saloon. The gate.

  • Ameilia Sarah Dedham: My, what a beautiful gown. Are you contemplating matrimony?

    Miss Lafleur: [Sarcastically] What young girl my age ISN'T 'contemplating matrimony'?

    Ameilia Sarah Dedham: How true.

  • Ameilia Sarah Dedham: Kennedys will be furious.

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