Please, Sayuri, do not be afraid to look at me.

Chairman

Nobu: There is nothing I want more, Sayuri, than to become your danna.
Sayuri Nitta: I already owe you far too much.
[turns away]
Nobu: I will not be refused.
Sayuri Nitta: Please.
Nobu: We are tied to each other. I know you feel it too.
Sayuri Nitta: I never meant to mislead you.
Nobu: [Grabs Sayuri] Sayuri, I do not like things held up before me that I cannot have...

[to Sayuri] Can't you see that I want you for myself? You have ruined me! Before we met I was a disciplined man.

Nobu

Mameha: He saved you're life
Sayuri Nitta: So now he owns it?

I am not worthless!

Sayuri Nitta

Kindness we receive in our lives is not always enough.

Chairman

Hatsumomo: I was a maiko once.
Sayuri Nitta: Oh, of course. But that was a long, long, long, *long* time ago.

Hatsumomo: [suggesting that Mameha used immoral methods to gain Sayuri the lead role in the dances] What did Mameha do, speak with the Director in *private*?
Sayuri Nitta: Not *all* geisha use that kind of currency.

None of us find as much kindness in this life as we should.

Chairman

Mameha: I'm wonder why Mrs. Nitta has not adopted Hatsumomo?
Sayuri Nitta: That would be like releasing the tiger from its cage.

[to Chiyo] Do you like sweet plum or cherry?

Chairman

We do not display our naked feet like monkeys.

Mother

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