Popular Memoirs of a Geisha Quotes
Mameha: I'm wonder why Mrs. Nitta has not adopted Hatsumomo?
Sayuri Nitta: That would be like releasing the tiger from its cage.
How much longer is this bidding going to take? Beside who wants a plum when someone has already had a bite?Hatsumomo
[takes a bite out of the plum]
We do not become Geisha to pursue our own destines. We become Geisha because we have no other choice.Mameha
[to Chiyo] Do you like sweet plum or cherry?Chairman
She paints her face to hide her face. Her eyes are deep water. It is not for Geisha to want. It is not for geisha to feel. Geisha is an artist of the floating world. She dances, she sings. She entertains you, whatever you want. The rest is shadows, the rest is secret.Sayuri Nitta
We must not expect happiness, Sayuri. It is not something we deserve. When life goes well, it is a sudden gift; it cannot last forever...Chairman
We do not display our naked feet like monkeys.Mother