Cecilia Tallis

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Cecilia Tallis is a privileged character in Atonement. Until she falls for Robbie and he's accused of an awful crime that he didn't commit. From there, Cecilia pretty much abandons her well-off family, becoming a nurse and living under meager means in order to honor Robbie. She never stops loving him.

Played By
Keira Knightley
Full Name
Cecilia Tallis

Cecilia Tallis Quotes

Cecilia Tallis: You idiot... You realize that's probably the most valuable thing we own?
Robbie Turner: Not anymore it isn't.

I love you. I'll wait for you. Come back. Come back to me.

Cecilia Tallis

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Atonement Quotes

Briony Tallis, aged 13: Cee?
Cecilia Tallis: Yes?
Briony Tallis, aged 13: Why don't you talk to Robbie anymore?
Cecilia Tallis: I do. We just move in different circles, that's all.

[voiceover] Dearest Cecilia, the story can resume. The one I had been planning on that evening walk. I can become again the man who once crossed the surrey park at dusk, in my best suit, swaggering on the promise of life. The man who, with the clarity of passion, made love to you in the library. The story can resume. I will return. Find you, love you, marry you and live without shame.

Robbie Turner