Aunt Alicia Quotes in Gigi (1958)


Aunt Alicia Quotes:

  • Aunt Alicia: Love, my dear Gigi, is a thing of beauty like a work of art, and like a work of art it is created by artists. The greater the artist the greater the art. And what makes an artist?

    Gigi: Cigars and jewelry?

    Aunt Alicia: Gigi, you're from another planet.

  • Aunt Alicia: Bad table manners, my dear Gigi, have broken up more households than infidelity.

  • Aunt Alicia: Liane d'Exelmans has commited suicide... again!

  • Aunt Alicia: Marriage is not forbidden to us, but instead of getting married at once, it sometimes happens we get married at last.

  • Aunt Alicia: Such stupidity is without equal in the whole history of human relations.

  • Aunt Alicia: Did you work hard in school today? What did you study?

    Gigi: History. Napoleon's defeat at Waterloo.

    Aunt Alicia: How depressing. What else?

    Gigi: English.

    Aunt Alicia: English? I suppose we must. They refuse to learn French.

  • [Aunt Alicia proudly displays a dazzling emerald from her collection]

    Gigi: Who gave it to you, Aunt?

    Aunt Alicia: A king!

    Gigi: A great king?

    Aunt Alicia: No, a little one. Great kings do not give very large stones.

    Gigi: Why not?

    Aunt Alicia: In my opinion it's because they don't feel they have to.

    Gigi: Well, who does give the valuable jewels?

    Aunt Alicia: Who? Oh the shy, the proud, and the social climbers, because they think it's a sign of culture. But it doesn't matter who gives them, as long as you never wear anything second-rate. Wait for the first-class jewels, Gigi. Hold on to your ideals.

  • Aunt Alicia: Without knowledge of jewelery, my dear Gigi, a woman is lost.

  • Aunt Alicia: And how is your dear father? Well, I hope.

    Gaston Lachaille: He has diabetes.

    Aunt Alicia: Well, I suppose if you are in the sugar business...

  • Aunt Alicia: Love is eternal spring in an eternal garden!

    Madame Alvarez: And when eternal spring is over?

    Aunt Alicia: Oh, what difference does that make?

    Madame Alvarez: It makes a great deal of difference to Gigi. And may I tell you something? I am not so sure that I disagree with her.

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