8 Best 'Aunt Elizabeth' Quotes from The Great | Scattered Quotes

Aunt Elizabeth Quotes

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Catherine: It doesn't matter why he did it. Or how.

Elizabeth: Of course it does. That's where the human being lives, in the how and why, not the should. If you cannot metabolize your pure ideas of love and philosophy with blood and sinew and f**ked-up humans who do their best and fail but try to love and serve you...

Catherine: Everything in me wants to f**king kill him.

Elizabeth: Not everything. Or you wouldn't have to hit yourself in the face.

Elizabeth (to Catherine): We kept it from you to protect you from who your mother was. It was an act of love, not an act of betrayal. Catherine, you're delusional about people, about the world. That is your great gift. But it's a curse as well.

Joanna (about Catherine): I am saving her from herself. Someone will cut her throat!

Elizabeth: Probably. But she may do much before that happens. This is Russia. We hope for the best, expect the worst, and don't get too exercised about either eventuality.

Catherine: Sometimes you just take the next step and the path appears. That is what I wished to do and my team dissolved around me.

Elizabeth: As I said, difference of opinion.

Marial: It happens. Many people like this dress, but I have heard negative comments also.

Catherine: We cannot change without cost, even if it is our own.

Elizabeth: This amount of agitation is quite serious. It can cause the baby to explode in the womb. You must have a release.

Dr. Vinodel: Self-pleasure is allowed in pregnancy, but I would have to be standing by to watch.

Catherine: Is that essential?

Dr. Vinodel: Probably not as essential as I'm making it sound.

(Catherine is crying hysterically, Elizabeth walks in, looks around at people for the reason...)

Orlo: Leo.

Elizabeth: And you fools just stand there? I thought the new Russia was one where we held each other in our joys and sorrows. (hugs Catherine) Let it go. It is a storm. They will never stop coming, but pass through and away. They always will.

(Catherine is laying down with a frog on her pregnant belly...)

Dr. Vinodel: I must listen for a heartbeat.

Elizabeth: If there was not a heartbeat, the frog would hop off.

Elizabeth: I have these sticks from Asia. They are to enhance your fertility, but I cannot work out whether we wave them over your womb or insert them into you.

Catherine: I'm pretty sure it's a "wave them" situation.

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