Movie Quote of the Day – Belle, 2014 (dir. Amma Asante)

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Dido Elizabeth Belle: Elizabeth said something when we arrived in London. “We women are but the property of gentlemen.” But it came into my head that I have been blessed with freedom twice over. As a negro and as a woman.
John Davinier: I suppose you have.
Dido Elizabeth Belle: Or have I? Must not a lady marry even if she is financially secure? For who is she without a husband of consequence? It seems silly – like a free negro who begs for a master.
John Davinier: Well…unless… she marries her equal. Her true equal. A man who respects her.

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Posted on January 15, 2015, in Movie Quote of the Day and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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