Aya Quotes in Three Outlaw Samurai (1964)
Sakon Shiba: [Negotiating with the Magistrate the release of his daughter Aya, who's being held hostage by peasants] Punish me and let the peasants go.
Uzaemon Matsushita: Very well. I promise not to punish the peasants.
Sakon Shiba: Magistrate, you're a samurai. I, too, am a samurai. This is a promise between samurai.
Uzaemon Matsushita: I understand.
Kyojuro Sakura: Everyone here is a witness. Be sure to send him back safely.
Uzaemon Matsushita: I promise that, too.
Sakon Shiba: We've made a pledge as samurai.
[Releases Aya from custody]
Aya: [Freed, now facing Shiba, incredulous that he has released her from being a hostage] Why should you be willing to do such a thing?
Sakon Shiba: The peasants risked their lives. A samurai can do no less.-- Aya
Sakon Shiba: [Threatening to kill the Magistrate; his daughter physically intervenes] For his victims' sake, I can't allow him to live.
Sakon Shiba: Move, or I'll kill you!
Aya: Kill me, then. No matter what he's done, I'm still his daughter.
Sakon Shiba: [the Magistrate breaks free and runs for it, but Shiba deftly cuts off his top knot with a quick thrust of his sword] Let the lord see you in disgrace. Let the peasants see you in disgrace.-- Aya
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