Movie Quotes from Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, The: Quotes from the movie Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, The

(Reading note): *Dear Miss (name), I hope it will be convenient for you to see me in my office this afternoon at 4:15. Emily Mackay.* Four fifteen. Not four, not four thirty, but four fifteen. Hm. She thinks to intimidate me by the use of quarter hours!

Ah, chrysanthemums. Such serviceable flowers.

Deep in most of us is the potential for greatness or the greatness to inspire greatness.

For those who like that sort of thing, that is the sort of thing they like.

I am a teacher! First, last, always!

I am truly in my prime.

I believe I’m past my prime.

I [the character played by Pamela Franklin] am Teddy’s lover.


Little girls! I am in the business of putting old heads on young shoulders, and all my pupils are the creme de la creme. Give me a girl at an impressionable age and she is mine for life.

P-E-T-R-I-F-I-C-A-T-I-O-N. Petrification! I do not intend to devote my prime to petrification.

Please try to do as I say and not as I do.

Please try to do as I say and not as I do. Remember, you are a child, Sandy, and far from your prime.

Safety does not come first. Goodness, truth, and beauty come first.

She [Mary McGregor] was fighting for the wrong side.

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