Quotation by Frank S. Nugent

Mary Kate Danaher: Don't touch me. You have no right.
Sean Thornton: Whadya mean no right!
Mary Kate Danaher: I'll wear your ring, I'll cook and I'll wash. And I'll keep the land, but that is all. Until I've got my dowry safe about me, I'm no married woman. I'm the servant I have always been without anything of my own.
Sean Thornton: That's ridiculous. You're my wife—and—what is this?
Mary Kate Danaher: Haven't I been tryin' to tell you. That until you have my dowry, you haven't got any bit of me—me myself. I'll still be dreamin' amongst the things that are my own, as if I have never met you. There's 300 years of happy dreamin' in those things of mine, and I want them. I want my dream. I'll have it and I know. And I'll say no other word to you.
Frank S. Nugent (1908–1965), U.S. screenwriter, and John Ford. Mary Kate Danaher (Maureen O'Hara), Sean Thornton (John Wayne), The Quiet Man, rejecting her husband on their wedding night because she doesn't yet have her dowry (1952).

Based on the story by Maurice Walsh.
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