An Old Fashioned Christmas (2010 TV Movie)
Tilly Basset: To quote Lord Byron, if I don't write to empty my mind, I go mad.
Lady Shannon: As my husband is fond to say, "The woman rarely gets what she wants, but she always gets what she needs."
Lady Shannon: My son has many hidden talents. And whenever I make biscuits, he so enjoys licking the spoon.
Isabella: I know what you are trying to do. And I will not let you manipulate my granddaughter.
Cameron: Oh, now there's the pot calling the kettle black. You say you want her to have freedom, and you're constantly trying to control her. True freedom, Mrs. Caldwell, is about the chance to make mistakes and learn from them.
Isabella: Shame on you, Matilda Bassett. Such deception and manipulation.
Tilly Basset: Sorry. Would it help if I grovel?
Isabella: It might be a beginning.
Isabella: There's a saying in America. "The test of good manners is to be patient with bad ones."
Sean: I like that.
Isabella: I am not a witch.
Sean: Well, you certainly behave like one.
Isabella: And I apologized. Now you need to forgive me.
Sean: No. You need to forgive yourself.
Sean: Sometimes the best place to be is at a fork in the road.
Tilly Basset: Why?
Sean: It brings clarity, eventually.
Tilly Basset: Well, I look forward to clarity, thank you.
Cameron: As Lord Byron himself once wrote, "I would rather have a nod from an American...
Tilly Basset: ...than a snuff box from an emperor."
Cameron: Indeed. So, my American, will you nod for me, please?
Sean: Well, you'll never plow a field by turning it over in your mind.
Tilly Basset: Excuse me?
Sean: Stop all the blabbering and take action.
Sean: I'll be in the barn. Cows are easy to understand. No drama.