Educating: Debut Albums and Rita Quotation Act

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Educating Rita Quotation

Act one

Scene 1
1. Rita: “Do you get a lot of students like me?”
Frank: “Not exactly, no...”

2. Rita: “You work for the ordinary university, don’t y’? With the real students.”

3. Rita: “If I pack the course in I’ll post it to y’.”

4. Rita: “But if you want change y’ have to do it from the inside.”

5. Frank: “I think you’re the first breath of air that’s been in this room for years.”

6. Frank: “I think you’re marvellous.”

7. Rita: “I don’t wanna baby yet. I wanna discover meself first.”

8. Frank: “I’m actually appalling teacher… appalling teaching is quite in order for most of my appalling students.”

Scene 2

1. Rita: “If I’d started takin’ school seriously, I would have had to become different from me mates, an’ that’s not allowed.”

2. Rita: “Studyin’ was just for the whimps, wasn’t it?”

3. Rita: “Till one day, y’ own up to yourself an’ y’ say, is this it? Is this the absolute maximum I can expect form this livin’ lark? An’ that’s the big moment that one, that’s the point when y’ have to decide whether it’s gonna be another change of dress or a change in yourself. An’ it’s really temptin’ to go out an’ get another dress y’ know, it is. Cos it’s easy, it doesn’t cost anythin’ it doesn’t upset anyone around y’. Like cos they don’t want y’ to change.”

4. Rita: “ … an’ y’ all havin’ a great time talkin’ about somethin’ an’ te next thing they wanna do is turn it into a lesson.”

5. Frank: “ Possessing a hungry mind is not, in itself, a guarantee of success.”

Scene 3

Rita: “I’m dead ignorant y’ know.”

2. Rita: “I’m here to learn. My mind’s full of junk, isn’t it? It needs a good clearin’ out.”

Scene 4

1. Rita: “Denny get’s dead narked if I work at home. He doesn’t like me doin’ this. I can’t be bothered arguin’ with him.”

Rita: “Cos by us there is no meanin’ of life.”...
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