Princess Fakzia Quotes in The Adventures of Hajji Baba (1954)


Princess Fakzia Quotes:

  • Caliph: I fear for you. You are so innocent.

    Princess Fakzia: Who fault is that? Here I am 17 and unwedded. My sisters and cousins were married at 14! I have wasted three years and I will waste no more!

  • Hajji Baba: Complaints flow from your lips like water from the springs of Al Baqir.

    Princess Fakzia: But I am a princess and my skin is soft. I am not used to such hard ways.

    Hajji Baba: You are no princess as long as we are on this desert.

  • [disguised as an apprentice barber, Princess Fakzia is forced to listen as Hajji and his friends discuss her failings]

    Hajji Baba: But I hear the Princess Faksia...

    Osman Aga: ...Is beautiful, eh? I hear so, too, but as you yourself said this morning, she's cruel and selfish.

    Caoush: And I have it from one of her handmaidens that she's not even beautiful. Her mouth is large, she has no salt in her complexion, her teeth are crooked and, as for her waist, it is as fat as an elephant's. Her feet - a camel has smaller.

    Princess Fakzia: That's a lie!

  • Princess Fakzia: Barber, you are fortunate we are not in Ispahan or I would have...

    Hajji Baba: flogged? That is your answer to all but flattery. You wish to silence everyone by threats. Is that what it is to be a princess?

  • Princess Fakzia: There is some love you cannot buy.

    Hajji Baba: Only in legend.

    Princess Fakzia: Perhaps you are right. Perhaps legends are for barbers and love for princesses.

  • [Nurel-Din abandons Hajji in the desert]

    Princess Fakzia: Leave him a horse.

    Nurel-Din: A bargain is a bargain. You promised him an emerald, not a horse.

  • Nurel-Din: I intend to possess all of Persia. My armies have gone as far south as Karwan and as far north as Samarkand. Ispahan lies across the trade route from Basra to Baghdad and Tehran. Ispahan I must and shall have!

    Princess Fakzia: You say must; I say never!

  • Princess Fakzia: I will see you are amply rewarded.

    Osman Aga: I have an ancient prejudice against promises.

  • [last lines]

    [Hajji and Fawsia embrace in their wedding bed]

    Princess Fakzia: Ow!

    Hajji Baba: What's the matter?

    Princess Fakzia: The ring.

    [Hajji removes the emerald ring and douses the lamp]

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