Celebrate the ‘Sound of Music’ Anniversary With the Most Iconic Quotes and Lyrics From the Classic Film

The Sound of Music remains one of the most celebrated movie musicals of all time going on to earn the Academy Award for Best Picture and Best Director. Julie Andrews starred in the leading role, only one year after Mary Poppins, cementing her status as an indelible triple threat in Tinseltown. With the renowned Rodgers and Hammerstein behind the music and lyrics, the soundtrack remains timeless — as do several bits of lyrics that have permanently etched their place into our brains. So to celebrate the anniversary of the film’s widespread US release (April 1), let’s look back on some of the most memorable lyrics and quotes from the film. 

“I  sixteen going on seventeen; I know that I’m naive.” – Liesl

“When you know the notes to sing, you can sing most anything.” – Maria

“A bell is no bell ’til you ring it. A song is no song ’til you sing it.” – Maria

“Love isn’t just something you feel, it’s something you do.” – Captain von Trapp

“I go to the hills when my heart is lonely.” – Maria

“I simply remember my favorite things, and then I don’t feel so bad.” – Maria

“Brigitta, you’ve been very brave. I’ll knit you a sweater.” – Maria

“I’m not finished yet.” – Maria

“The children have been asleep for hours. Can’t you hear them singing?” – Maria

“She’s never done a thing for me.” – Captain von Trapp

“You’ve brought music back into the house. I had forgotten.” – Captain von Trapp

“You can’t marry someone when you’re in love with someone else… can you?” – Maria

“The First Lady of the Republic of Austria requests the pleasure of your company.” – Elsa Schraeder

“I’d like to thank each and every one of you for the precious gift you left in my pocket today.” – Captain von Trapp

“Goodbye, Maria. God bless you.” – Mother Abbess

“The hills are alive with the sound of music.” – Maria

“Do-Re-Mi, a deer, a female deer…” – Maria

“I have confidence in sunshine, I have confidence in rain…” – Maria

“When the Lord closes a door, somewhere He opens a window.” – Maria

“The von Trapp children don’t play, they march.” – Captain von Trapp

“You are sixteen going on seventeen, baby, it’s time to think…” – Liesl

“I’d like to stay and taste my first champagne.” – Maria

“So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, goodnight.” – Children

“Edelweiss, Edelweiss, every morning you greet me…” – Captain von Trapp

“The sun has gone to bed and so must I.” – Gretl

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