Thirteen Women (1932)
Jill Esmond: Jo Turner
Jo Turner : I do envy you, Laura. To me, life is just an ashtray full of cigarette butts.
Laura Stanhope : Why don't you marry again, Jo?
Jo Turner : Oh, I would if I were sure of getting a kid like Bobby.
Laura Stanhope : What about the present fiancé?
Jo Turner : Oh, he's a lot of fun. But all he wants is a well-stocked cellar, a racehorse, bridge... anything but babies. Laura, why don't you marry again sometime?
Laura Stanhope : No. I could never be dependent on anyone again. I love standing on my own feet.
Jo Turner : I wonder if any woman can.
Laura Stanhope : Why not?
Jo Turner : I say, do you remember how you were always afraid the boys would go too far, and I was afraid that they wouldn't?
Jo Turner : Darling, I'm sorry to make a liar out of your infallible swami, but I haven't killed myself over a man yet.
Laura Stanhope : Jo.
Jo Turner : He should have known that it's the men that kill themselves over me.
Laura Stanhope : Sit down, Grace, dear, sit down.
Grace Coombs : Oh, Jo, please don't be so flippant. What is written in the stars must come to pass.
Jo Turner : Okay with me. I've had a lot of fun.
Laura Stanhope : You're both fatalists.
Jo Turner : Mm, sure! When the gods are fed up with me, pfft, voila!
Grace Coombs : Do you still doubt, Laura? Are you still laughing, Jo? Yogadachi's been right again. Oh, you must accept his truth as I have.
Laura Stanhope : That's the trouble with you, Grace, glorifying such rot.
Grace Coombs : Rot? I tell you that nothing could save Helen, nor May, nor Hazel, from fate. Don't you understand? It was written for them... as it is for all of us.
Jo Turner : Well if it's all settled for us, why worry?
Laura Stanhope : Stop talking about it, stop thinking about it! Anyone can think themselves into anything.
Jo Turner : You two are stumbling in a dark, material world. I am above it, as Yogadachi was. Death means peace, freedom. I shall meet him, gladly.
Jo Turner : Well, I shan't. Depression or not, personally I'm mad about this world. Oh, go on home, Grace. You give me the creeps.
Jo Turner : No, no, not I, but what's written for you, only you're afraid to face it.
Laura Stanhope : Grace, I think you'd better go.
Jo Turner : Just as you say.
Laura Stanhope : You've done a lot for me, Jo.
Jo Turner : We've helped each other, rather. But with Sergeant Clive around, you won't need me.
Laura Stanhope : Just the same, I hate to see you go.
Jo Turner : And I hate going, too, only I don't dare stay.
Laura Stanhope : Why?
Jo Turner : Oh, well, I've followed my fiancé, and... I'd believe anything of myself when I'm in love.
Laura Stanhope : Look here, Jo, you surely don't believe your prediction.
Jo Turner : I'm human too! Do you know, the only credulous animal on the whole face of the earth is the human.