Colleen North Quotes in Yours, Mine and Ours (1968)


Colleen North Quotes:

  • Colleen North: [Helen is about to have a baby] I know this is a terrible time to talk about it, but Larry says...

    Frank Beardsley: I've got a message for Larry. You tell him this is what it's all about. This is the real happening. If you want to know what love really is, take a look around you.

    Helen North: What are you two talking about?

    Frank Beardsley: Take a good look at your mother.

    Helen North: Not now!

    Frank Beardsley: Yes, now.

    [to Colleen]

    Frank Beardsley: It's giving life that counts. Until you're ready for it, all the rest is just a big fraud. All the crazy haircuts in the world won't keep it turning. Life isn't a love in, it's the dishes and the orthodontist and the shoe repairman and... ground round instead of roast beef. And I'll tell you something else: it isn't going to a bed with a man that proves you're in love with him; it's getting up in the morning and facing the drab, miserable, wonderful everyday world with him that counts.

    [Leaving the house, they say good-bye to the little kids]

    Frank Beardsley: I suppose having 19 kids is carrying it a bit too far, but if we had it to do over who would we skip... you?

    Helen North: [getting into the car] Thank you, Frank. I never quite knew how to explain it to her.

    Frank Beardsley: If we don't get you to the hospital fast, the rest of it's going to be explained right here!

  • Colleen North: Larry says he'll never speak to me again unless I grow up. He says that I'm being ridiculous and I don't love him, but I do love him. Am I being ridiculous?

    Frank Beardsley: You're not being ridiculous.

    Colleen North: Well, do all the other girls, like Larry says? And am I just being old-fashioned?

    Frank Beardsley: The same idiots were passing the same rumors when I was your age, but if all the girls did, how come I always ended up with the ones who didn't?

    Colleen North: But it's all different now!

    Frank Beardsley: I don't know, they wrote Fanny Hill in 1742 and they haven't found anything new since.

    Veronica Beardsley: Who's Fanny Hill?

    Frank Beardsley: Go to bed, that's who Fanny Hill is.

  • Helen North: [getting ready for her date with Frank] Good heavens! What did you do to this dress?

    Colleen North: Oh, Mother, it was practically an antique!

    Janette North: We just shortened it a little.

    Helen North: A little? I look like a teeny-bopper!

    Janette North: What's wrong with that?

    Helen North: I can't go out like this!

    Jean North: Why not? Your legs are better than mine.

  • Jean North: You mean he doesn't know about us?

    Helen North: Well, of course he does, darling!

    Jean North: All of us?

    Colleen North: Oh, Mother, that's so romantic! You lied to him!

    Helen North: I did not lie to him! I just didn't have the nerve to tell him the whole truth!

    Colleen North: Mmm, I understand! No man wants a liaison with a woman with eight children!

    Janette North: What's a liaison?

    Colleen North: An affair.

    Janette North: That's what I thought.

    Jean North: Me too.

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