Dame Judi Dench quotes
“First love is such sweet despair, Colin.”
“Never underestimate God. He forgets nothing.”
“- Evelyn Greenslade: How was America?
- Muriel Donnelly: It made death more tempting.”
“- Evelyn Greenslade: I don't know why I tell you anything.
- Muriel Donnelly: Because I'm older and wiser.
- Evelyn Greenslade: Nineteen days older.
- Muriel Donnelly: That's the entire lifespan of a wasp.”
“Education doesn't make you happy. And what is freedom? We don't become happy just because we are free, if we are. Or because we have been educated, if we have. But because education may be the means by which we realize we are happy.”
“Every human soul has seen, perhaps before their birth, pure forms such as justice, temperance, beauty and all the great moral qualities which we hold in honour. We are moved towards what is good by the faint memory of these forms, simple and calm and blessed, which we saw once in a pure, clear light, being pure ourselves.”
“Sometimes it seems to me that the difference between what we want and what we fear is the width of an eyelash.”
“- M: Where the hell have you been?
- James Bond: Enjoying death. 007 reporting for duty.”
“It is true that there are few plays of Shakespeare that I haven't done.”
“I don't think anybody can be told how to act. I think you can give advice. But you have to find your own way through it.”
“Work certainly does help fill a void.”
“I think you should take your job seriously, but not yourself - that is the best combination.”
“Arrogance and self-awareness seldom go hand in hand.”
“- Raoul Silva: No remorse. Just as I had imagined.
- M: Regret is unprofessional.”
“I do not approve of anything that tampers with natural ignorance. Ignorance is like a delecate, exotic fruit. Touch it, and the bloom is gone.”
“- M: 007, what the hell are you doing? Are you kidnapping me?
- James Bond: That would be one way of looking at it.”
“Reading and writing and the preservation of language and its forms and the kind of eloquence and the kind of beauty which the language is capable of is terribly important to the human beings because this is connected to thought.”