Joy Smythe Quotes in Bright Eyes (1934)


Joy Smythe Quotes:

  • Joy Smythe: [with practicing piano] One and two and three and. One and two and three and. One and two and three and. One and two and...

    Uncle Ned Smith: Stop it! One and two and three and. One and two- is that all you know?

    Joy Smythe: [runs to her mother] Mama! Mama!

    Uncle Ned Smith: Mama! Mama! It's a good thing I am not your mama. That's enough to drive a man crazy. Things better be a little different around here or you're gonna see the last of me.

  • Joy Smythe: What are you gonna get for Christmas? I'm gonna get a pink dollhouse with real furniture and a real piano and a tennis racket and a great big doll.

    Shirley Blake: I asked Santa Claus to bring me a doll.

    Joy Smythe: There ain't any Santa Claus!

    Shirley Blake: There is too!

    Joy Smythe: There is not! My psychoanalyst told me there ain't any Santa Claus or fairies or giants or anything like that.

    Shirley Blake: I'll bet you'd feel pretty bad tomorrow morning if you woke up and you didn't have any presents.

    Joy Smythe: Well, I won't. Wanna know why? 'Cause I already peeked in the closet and saw 'em.

    Shirley Blake: I don't care what you saw. There is a Santa Claus!

    Joy Smythe: There ain't!

    Shirley Blake: Mr. Smith, there is a Santa Claus, isn't there?

    Uncle Ned Smith: What did she say?

    Shirley Blake: She said there isn't.

    Uncle Ned Smith: Then there is.

  • Joy Smythe: Let's play hospital. I'll be the doctor, and you'll be the nurse. We'll get a big knife out of the kitchen and operate on your doll.

    Shirley Blake: I don't want Mary Lou to be operated on.

    Joy Smythe: I don't care. You have to play the way I want to.

    Shirley Blake: I don't, either.

    Joy Smythe: Yes, you do because this is my house and my yard and you're nothing but an old charity.

    Shirley Blake: I am not!

    Joy Smythe: Yes, you are because I heard my papa tell my mama so.

  • Anita Smythe: You must practice your piano. You won't have to practice again until after Santa Claus comes.

    Joy Smythe: There ain't any Santa Claus!

    Anita Smythe: Don't say ain't, darling, say isn't.

    Joy Smythe: Ain't, ain't, ain't!

    J. Wellington Smythe: What's all this noise about?

    Joy Smythe: Mama wants me to practice, and I don't wanna!

    J. Wellington Smythe: You must do as your mother says.

    Joy Smythe: No, I ain't gonna!

    J. Wellington Smythe: Now, see here ...

    Anita Smythe: Now, darling, remember what the psychoanalyst said. The child mind must never be coerced. One must use reason and persuasion. Now, dear, practice your piano and Mama will buy you something nice.

    Joy Smythe: What?

    Anita Smythe: Anything you like. What do you especially want?

    Joy Smythe: A machine gun!

  • Joy Smythe: [about Uncle Ned] Every time he sees me, he makes a face at me.

  • Shirley Blake: [finds one of Joys of dolls by the incinerator] Why, you poor little thing. You must have cracked up. You should be in the hospital.

    Joy Smythe: Hey, that's my doll.

    Shirley Blake: Well, I just found her here.

    Joy Smythe: You can't have her.

    [rips the doll out of Shirley's arms]

    Joy Smythe: You bad old thing. You ran away from home and I'm gonna spank you

    [spanks the doll]

    Shirley Blake: If you give her to me, I'll take care of her. I'll wash her face and make her some clothes and everything.

    Joy Smythe: You can't have her. You wanna know why? Because I'm gonna kill her.

    [rips off the dolls limps and head before skipping away]

  • Joy Smythe: [Last line] Oh, Papa... now we don't have to be nice to Uncle Ned anymore!

    [her mother slaps her and she starts bawling]

Browse more character quotes from Bright Eyes (1934)