“Cold Comfort Farm” quotes(1995)
Plot – Young Flora Poste is an orphan and lives in London in poor conditions. She contacts her relatives and visits the Starkadders, a family who lives outside London in Cold Comfort Farm. Flora finds the farm in bad conditions. Ada is the old matriarch who commands everyone directly from her room, her daughter Judith lives with her husband Amos and their children Sety and Reuben. In the house live also Elfine and some other servants. Flora revives the house, the garden and the inhabitants as well. Day by day, the family animates as Flora organizes festivals and meets important people. She supports Reuben's passion for movies, making him to be hired by a director. When Flora decides to get married, Ada participates to the wedding and dresses like a great lady. When Flora leaves for Vienna with her husband, te whole Starkadder family has just begun a new life.
All actors – Eileen Atkins, Kate Beckinsale, Sheila Burrell, Stephen Fry, Freddie Jones, Joanna Lumley, Ian McKellen, Miriam Margolyes, Rufus Sewell, Ivan Kaye, Jeremy Peters, Maria Milesshow all
“Cold Comfort Farm” Quotes 15 quotes
“They'll all burn in hell, and someone's gotta tell 'em so.”
“- Mybug: We met in London.
- Amos Starkadder: Aye, the Devil's city. The stinking pit of whoredom.”
“You know what it's like when you burn your hand, taking a cake out of the oven, or lighting one of them godless cigarettes? And it stings with a fearful pain, aye? And you run to clap a bit of butter on it to take the pain away, aye? Well, I'll tell ye, there'll be no butter in hell!”
“Highly sexed young men living on farms are always called Seth or Reuben.”
“I try to bring people around to the higher common sense.”
“The Lord will provide! Or not, according to His will.”
“Nature's all very well in her place, but she musn't be allowed to make things untidy.”
- Charles Fairford: Do you ever think of getting married?
- Flora Poste: I believe in arranged marriages, don't you?
- Charles Fairford: Rather out of date.
- Flora Poste: Not at all. I've always like the phrase, "A marriage has been arranged". When I feel like it, I'll arrange one.
“- Mrs. Mary Smiling: Of course you may stay here as long as you like. But I expect you should want to find some work to earn enough for a flat of your own.
- Flora Poste: Work! What kind of work?
- Mrs. Mary Smiling: Oh, it's been ages since I've done any, but there must be something that would do... bookkeeping... beekeeping...”
“If you get bored, where ever you are, phone. I'll come and rescue you in my plane.”
“- Flora Poste: I want to learn about real life.
- Charles Fairford: What for?
- Flora Poste: To put it in books.”
“We are all purified by suffering.”