"Memoirs of a Geisha" quotes

Memoirs of a Geisha poster
Nitta Sayuri reveals how she transcended her fishing-village roots and became one of Japan's most celebrated geisha.

Director: Rob Marshall
Writer: Robin Swicord, Arthur Golden
Production: N/A
Genre: drama, romance
Year: 2005
MetaScore: 54/100
ImdbRating: 7.3
BoxOffice: $57,490,508
Released: 23 Dec 2005
Awards: Won 3 Oscars. 32 wins & 47 nominations total

58 Clips

A long time ago - Memoirs of a Geisha 01:00
A long time ago
Can't you see that I want you for myself - Memoirs of a Geisha 00:24
Can't you see that I want you for myself
Any man would do the same - Memoirs of a Geisha 00:09
Any man would do the same
Your cave is untouched - Memoirs of a Geisha 00:35
Your cave is untouched
Were we so different - Memoirs of a Geisha 00:23
Were we so different
Satsu was like wood - Memoirs of a Geisha 00:29
Satsu was like wood
It is not for Geisha to want - Memoirs of a Geisha 00:48
It is not for Geisha to want
What is the protocol - Memoirs of a Geisha 00:48
What is the protocol
It is too pretty a day to be so unhappy - Memoirs of a Geisha 02:48
It is too pretty a day to be so unhappy
What did Mameha do - Memoirs of a Geisha 00:29
What did Mameha do
Geisha are not courtesans - Memoirs of a Geisha 00:30
Geisha are not courtesans
Long  time ago - Memoirs of a Geisha 00:19
Long time ago
A name as sweet as she is - Memoirs of a Geisha 01:19
A name as sweet as she is
Every once in a while - Memoirs of a Geisha 00:27
Every once in a while
A story like mine should never be told - Memoirs of a Geisha 01:01
A story like mine should never be told
Water is powerful - Memoirs of a Geisha 00:23
Water is powerful
She paints her face to hide her face - Memoirs of a Geisha 00:56
She paints her face to hide her face
You cannot say to the sun - Memoirs of a Geisha 00:53
You cannot say to the sun
There is a poem called  Loss  carved into the stone - Memoirs of a Geisha 00:37
There is a poem called Loss carved into the stone
We must not expect happiness - Memoirs of a Geisha 00:28
We must not expect happiness
The heart dies a slow death - Memoirs of a Geisha 00:31
The heart dies a slow death
It is Hatsumomo who pays for your supper - Memoirs of a Geisha 01:00
It is Hatsumomo who pays for your supper
I want a life that is mine - Memoirs of a Geisha 00:12
I want a life that is mine
I shall destroy you - Memoirs of a Geisha 00:11
I shall destroy you
I see now why you like sumo - Memoirs of a Geisha 00:24
I see now why you like sumo
I do not understand - Memoirs of a Geisha 01:02
I do not understand
You're not making money standing there gawking at yourself - Memoirs of a Geisha 00:19
You're not making money standing there gawking at yourself
Your face will run - Memoirs of a Geisha 00:11
Your face will run
You seem to be racking up quite a debt - Memoirs of a Geisha 01:03
You seem to be racking up quite a debt
I am not worthless - Memoirs of a Geisha 00:11
I am not worthless
I am so far behind - Memoirs of a Geisha 00:27
I am so far behind
I was a maiko once - Memoirs of a Geisha 00:18
I was a maiko once
How much longer is this bidding going to take - Memoirs of a Geisha 00:28
How much longer is this bidding going to take
Geisha needs an elegant wardrobe - Memoirs of a Geisha 00:32
Geisha needs an elegant wardrobe
Do not be afraid to look at me - Memoirs of a Geisha 00:13
Do not be afraid to look at me
Do you like sweet plum or cherry - Memoirs of a Geisha 00:14
Do you like sweet plum or cherry
But that wasn't the only surprise fate brought me that season - Memoirs of a Geisha 04:11
But that wasn't the only surprise fate brought me that...
In that moment - Memoirs of a Geisha 00:43
In that moment
About your kimono - Memoirs of a Geisha 00:40
About your kimono
A year without news - Memoirs of a Geisha 00:32
A year without news
You have to savor life while you can - Memoirs of a Geisha 00:14
You have to savor life while you can
You have a gift for expression - Memoirs of a Geisha 00:13
You have a gift for expression
You cut your leg - Memoirs of a Geisha 00:21
You cut your leg
You are to become geisha - Memoirs of a Geisha 00:12
You are to become geisha
Where is Nobu san - Memoirs of a Geisha 02:58
Where is Nobu san
What is sumo but a dance between giants - Memoirs of a Geisha 00:34
What is sumo but a dance between giants
What is he to think - Memoirs of a Geisha 00:20
What is he to think
We do not display our naked feet like monkeys - Memoirs of a Geisha 00:16
We do not display our naked feet like monkeys
We do not become Geisha to pursue our own destinies - Memoirs of a Geisha 00:27
We do not become Geisha to pursue our own destinies
Three things matter in life - Memoirs of a Geisha 00:32
Three things matter in life
There is nothing I want more - Memoirs of a Geisha 00:56
There is nothing I want more
Stay out of my room - Memoirs of a Geisha 00:22
Stay out of my room
She still stinks of fish - Memoirs of a Geisha 00:12
She still stinks of fish
Sayuri would have gotten it out - Memoirs of a Geisha 00:23
Sayuri would have gotten it out
Not like a horse - Memoirs of a Geisha 00:10
Not like a horse
None of us find as much happiness in this life as we should - Memoirs of a Geisha 00:19
None of us find as much happiness in this life as we should
No man would bid so much for a thing he had already taken - Memoirs of a Geisha 00:19
No man would bid so much for a thing he had already taken
Nitta has not adopted Hatsumomo - Memoirs of a Geisha 00:28
Nitta has not adopted Hatsumomo

Cast

Chiyo - Suzuka Ohgo
Tanaka - Togo Igawa
Sakamoto's Wife - Elizabeth Sung
Mr. Bekku - Thomas Ikeda
Hatsumomo - Li Gong
Auntie - Tsai Chin
Mother - Kaori Momoi
Young Pumpkin - Zoe Weizenbaum
Shamisen Teacher - David Okihiro
Dance Teacher - Miyako Tachibana
Koichi - Karl Yune
Korin - Eugenia Yuan
Mameha's Maid (as Yoko Narahashi) - Yôko Narahashi
Mameha - Michelle Yeoh
The General - Kenneth Tsang
Chairman - Ken Watanabe
Izuko - Geisha in Green - Navia Nguyen
Geisha in Lavender - Natsuo Tomita
Pumpkin - Yûki Kudô
Sayuri - Ziyi Zhang
Yukimoto Teahouse Matron - Fumi Akutagawa
Male Hairdresser - Koji Toyoda
Man in Grey Hat - Rick Mali
Boy on Bike - Steve Terada
Yukimoto Teahouse Geisha / Spring Festival Dancer - Laura Miro
Yukimoto Teahouse Geisha / Spring Festival Dancer - Diane Mizota
Sumo Referee - Yasusuke Uike
Small Sumo Wrestler (as Shuhei Mainoumi) - Shûhei Mainoumi
Large Sumo Wrestler - Daisuke Dewaarashi
Sumo Ring Announcer - Ren Urano
Sumo Wrestler - Ace Yonamine
Sumo Wrestler - Anthony Begonia
Sumo Wrestler - Albert 'Sumo' Lee
Sumo Wrestler - Dino Rivera
Dr. Crab - Randall Duk Kim
Tanizato Teahouse Owner - Takayo Fischer
Tanizato Teahouse Matron - Asako Takasue
Dancer at Party - Clarissa Park
Kimono Artist (as Nobuyuki Matsuhisa) - Nobu Matsuhisa
Kimono Factory Worker (as Jim Leung) - James Taku Leung
Drunken G.I. - Chad Cleven
Drunken G.I. - Richard J. Bell
Drunken G.I. - Cameron Duncan
Little Kiko - Faith Shin
Military Police Officer - Brannon Bates
Colonel Derricks - Ted Levine
Lieutenant Hutchins - Paul Adelstein
Sayuri Narration - Shizuko Hoshi
Spring Festival Dancer - Michelle Aguilar Camaya
Spring Festival Dancer - Janelle Dote
Spring Festival Dancer (as Kim Hazel) - Kim Halzle
Spring Festival Dancer - Ashia Meyers
Spring Festival Dancer (as Kiyoka Miyazaki) - Hikari
Spring Festival Dancer - Shiho Miyazawa
Spring Festival Dancer - Minae Noji
Spring Festival Dancer - Mami Saito
Festival Rehearsal Dancer - Shannon Abero
Festival Rehearsal Dancer - Kiyoko Ando
Festival Rehearsal Dancer - Miki Fujita
Festival Rehearsal Dancer - Chieko Hidaka
Festival Rehearsal Dancer - Wendy Lam
Festival Rehearsal Dancer - Kana Miyamoto
Festival Rehearsal Dancer - Brooke Miyasaki
Festival Rehearsal Dancer - Nao Nojima
Festival Rehearsal Dancer - Shelly Oto
Festival Rehearsal Dancer - Nikki Tuazon
Festival Rehearsal Dancer - Addie Yungmee
Student Dancer - Cassidy Adams
Student Dancer (as Celena Ahn) - Lena Ahn
Student Dancer - Allison Chan
Student Dancer - Deziree Del Rosario
Student Dancer - Emilie Endow
Student Dancer - Rosie Endow
Student Dancer - Hannah Hwang
Student Dancer - Emma Fusako Ishii
Student Dancer - Amy Saki Kawakami
Student Dancer - Stefani Lee
Student Dancer - Teanna Lee
Student Dancer - Melissa Morinishi
Student Dancer - Michelle Obi
Student Dancer - Kasey Okazaki
Student Dancer - Jacqueline Osaki
Student Dancer - Ayaka Oyama
Student Dancer - Jade Refuerzo
Student Dancer (as Meng Shi) - La Na Shi
Student Dancer - Stacy Suzuki
Student Dancer - Miwa Tachibana
Student Dancer - Jordan Tambara
Student Dancer - Shaye Uyematsu
Shamisen Musician - Etsuo Hongo
Shamisen Musician - Tateo Takahashi
Shamisen Musician - Masakazu Yoshizawa
The Baron's Guest - Kazumi Aihara
Geisha - Jennie Baek
Wealthy Guest - Yuki Bird
Businessman - Cabran E. Chamberlain
Rickshaw Driver - Michael Chen
Spa Patron - Allen Dam
Guest of the Baron - Maggie Hai-Uyen
Maiko - Halla
Spa Worker - James Huang
Radio Caster - Masa Kanome
Rickshaw Driver - Branden Weslee Kong
Wealthy Guest - Aurelie Kyinn
Military Soldier - Ruffy Landayan
Noodle Chef - Teddy Lau
Maiko - Stacey Lee
Drunken G.I. - Jon Liggett
Spring Festival Dancer - Julia Ling
Sexy Geisha - Jia Mae
Radio Announcer - Tohoru Masamune
Takamaya Towel Servant - Danton Mew
Fisherman - Doug Ming
Teahouse Patron - Ryan Moriarty
Teahouse Owner - Skye Nakamura
Maiko - Tam Nguyen
Kimono Factory Worker - Sophie Oda
Spa Patron - Ricky Pak
Chairman's servant Arima - Osamu Saito
Tea House Patron - Jasper Salon
Drunken G.I. - Austin Michael Scott
The Baron's Guest - Cathy Shim
Hanamachi St. Geisha - Clara Soyoung
Rickshaw Runner - Aaron Takahashi
Spa Patron - Ray Tom
Sumo Judge - Henry T. Yamada
Spa Patron - Joseph Steven Yang
Sakamoto -