Mrs. Elton Quotes in Emma (1996)
Mrs. Elton Quotes:
Mrs. Elton: I do not profess to be an expert in the field of fashion (though my friends say I have quite the eye) but I can tell you, there is a shocking lack of satin!
Mrs. Elton: A lot of rubbish is talked about love. You know what real love is? It's wiping someone's arse or changing the sheets when they've wet themselves. And letting them keep their dignity so you can both go on.
Mrs. Elton: I wish I could understand what it was that possessed you to do a dreadful thing like that
Hester Collyer: What possessed me, Mrs Elton? The Devil, I suppose
Mrs. Elton: I should just think it was
Hester Collyer: I'm not sure I meant quite that kind of devil. But when you're between any kind of devil and the deep blue sea, the deep blue sometimes looks very inviting. It did last night
Mrs. Elton: I can't make you out. You're not a wicked woman. What you did last night was wicked and cruel. Now supposing it had been Mr Page and not you that we found lying there this morning... how would you have felt?
Hester Collyer: Very, very surprised
Mrs. Elton: Nothing more?
Hester Collyer: Oh, yes, a lot more; a whole universe more. But he's not lying there, Mrs Elton, he's playing golf. And when he comes back from golf, he must know nothing of what happened last night. You understand? Nothing.
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