General McLaidlaw: Lena will never marry. She's not the marrying sort. I see no reason to worry. There's enough to care for her for the rest of her life. Mrs. McLaidlaw: I suppose you're right, dear. I'm afraid she is rather spinsterish. General McLaidlaw: What's wrong with that. The old maid's a respectable institution. All women are not alike. Lena has intellect and a fine solid character.
Samson Raphaelson (1896–1983), U.S. screenwriter, Alma Reville, screenwriter, Joan Harrison, screenwriter, and Alfred Hitchcock. General McLaidlaw (Sir Cedric Hardwick), Mrs. McLaidlaw (Dame May Whitty), Suspicion (1941).
Lena (Joan Fontaine) overhears her parents discussing her marriage prospects.