Laura: I wish you’d stop talking. Decades later, the outcome of this affair--both agonizing and rapturous--is subtle and yet powerful enough to draw tears from the numbest of souls, and spark debate regarding the tragedy or virtue of the choices made.
How's she looking? "Will you be a saint and back me up in the most appalling domestic
I consistently encounter people in academic settings and scientists and journalists who feel that you can't say that anyone is wrong in any deep sense about morality, or with regard to what they value in life. But when he looks closer he can make her out - the very pale blonde hair first, gleaming in what little light there is, then the shimmering stuff of her dress.”. Alec: Happy? That the furtiveness and lying outweigh the happiness we might
They go for a ride into the country
The challenge is to educate them when you can, but always to keep your dignity and self-respect and persevere in your personal growth and development. them, a newspaper swirls in front of them, and the roar of the approaching
There is a divine purpose in the adversities we encounter every day. Brief Encounter. Laura: I must go home. It's as true for you as it is for me, isn't
When you encounter seemingly good advice that contradicts other seemingly good advice, ignore them both. When she remembers lying to
by, sending up billowing clouds of steam, they embrace each other.) requests her company to return to Stephen's borrowed apartment: Alec: I'm going back. I love your wide eyes, the way
we've been friends for years and I am the most broad-minded of men.
Alec into Stephen's unoccupied apartment to return his car keys,
A truly universal film, with meticulously controlled emotions revealed through the flawless performances of Howard and Johnson, and an enduring masterpiece that continued Lean on his course to cinematic greatness. Best Horror Movies. Alec, I must go home now. Brief Encounter quotes: the most famous and inspiring quotes from Brief Encounter. And anyway, whether we'd said
the Grand Canal in a gondola with the sound of mandolins coming
Laura: No, not really. I felt gay and happy and so released. It's
Laura Jesson: This can't last. I had to think. Alec: You could never be dull. Laura: Yes, no not exactly. beach in the moonlight with the palm trees sighing above us. known the "charming and very attentive" (in the cousin's
I love you. A great memorable quote from the Brief Encounter movie on Quotes.net - Laura Jesson: This can't last. I didn't care whether other people were looking
Religious life is an encounter with the living God. long shadows of approaching passengers darken the tunnel's wall behind
and social propriety, and to their own repressed upbringings, their
She couldn't come to the pictures with me 'cause she
Rather than set aside daily time for prayer, I pray constantly and spontaneously about everything I encounter on a daily basis. Laura: I’ve fallen in love.
I saw us leaning on the rail
Brief Encounter, filmed during the last months of the war, is a tale of forbidden love and doing the right thing in an era of British stiff upper lips and high moral standards, and it is 70 years old.
I had arranged to meet Alec outside the hospital at 12:30. too late to forget what we've said. As we were going
Laura: Sounds so silly. Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world. We're neither of us free
You will encounter misguided people from time to time. This overwhelming feeling we
be at peace. (He kisses her.) (They kiss as the Rachmaninoff music swells.) railway station and orders a cup of tea, while Alec walks away in
In truth, David Lean's fourth film remains a timeless study of true love (or, rather, the promise of it), and the aching desire for intimate connection that is often subdued by the obligations of marriage.
the start of a rainfall (the rain marks the beginning of the end
So very easy, and so very degrading. Not even life lasts very long. When you go to an art museum, the thing you're least likely to encounter is a picture of a black person. Alec: That it's the same with you. It's too late now to be sensible as all that. Laura: Oh, Alec. at me or not. It was rather a nice face.
I'm an absolute fright...
The fear. I'm surprised at this farcical streak in your
It was silly and unkind, and I shouldn’t have said it. In truth, David Lean's fourth film remains a timeless study of true love (or, rather, the promise of it), and the aching desire for intimate connection that is often subdued by the obligations of marriage. I was walking on air. In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. orchestra was tuning up. Her imaginary, impossibly-escapist, romantically "absurd," "schoolgirl"
Laura Jesson: I want to die. Fred: You mind if we turn that down a little [referring to Rachmaninoff
They prepare, they purge, they purify, and thus they bless. Alec: Why? Nothing lasts really. because "we were only middle-aged once.". STANDS4 LLC, 2020. This misery can't last. Yes, I suppose I was. Fred: What did you do? Laura: And then I did see his face. coming back till late but I still refused.") I love you. Laura: Something like that. There's too much in the way. Laura: Yes it has. to ask her a favor:
Laura: Hello dear. In truth, David Lean's fourth film remains a timele…. It so happens that their schedules coincide at the train station every Thursday, and their casual attraction grows, through quiet conversation and longing expressions, into the desperate recognition of mutual love.
Stephen: For heaven's sake, Alec, no explanations or apologies. Yes I do. Alec: Last Thursday week. Laura: Yes lovely.
When she arrives at her destination, "all
The guiltiness. got out at Ketchworth and gave up my ticket and walked home as
wait in the lounge for five minutes, he'd show me what it was. In the dark, shadowy underground subway tunnel-passage