Circle of Friends

Simon Westward: Oh, God, Nan. You must have realised I must marry for money. We lose the house, the whole family goes down. I can't afford to marry you now, however much I'd want to.

Bernadette 'Benny' Hogan: Have... have you ever gone all the way with a girl?

Jack Foley: No. Not quite.

Bernadette 'Benny' Hogan: Would you like to?

Jack Foley: Now?

Bernadette 'Benny' Hogan: No. It wasn't an invitation - just a request for information.

Bernadette 'Benny' Hogan: He could have anyone at all. Why would he look at me?

Bernadette 'Benny' Hogan: I could love you again, but I don't think I want to.

Bernadette 'Benny' Hogan: I don't care what the priests say. I think we should do as we feel.

Bernadette 'Benny' Hogan: I don't know why you let me go to University. It's like taking me to the top of the mountain and showing me the world, and then marching me back down, and saying, "That's what you can't have Benny, you silly great fat article. Here's what you can have: Knockglen for the rest of your life and married to Sean bloody Walsh!" I'd rather be married to a bloody lizard!

Bernadette 'Benny' Hogan: Jesus, Mary and Joseph, I look like the prow of a ship!

Bernadette 'Benny' Hogan: You mustn't mess me about. I know I may look like a rhinoceros, but I've got quite a thin skin really.

Jack Foley: You really know who you are, don't you?

Bernadette 'Benny' Hogan: Well, yes, of course I do.

Eve Malone: [about Sean Walsh] Oh, God! He's like a lizard!

Bernadette 'Benny' Hogan: Oh, how do you think lizards make love?