“Lady in the Van” quotes(2015)
Plot – Miss Shepherd is an elderly and eccentric woman. She lives in a van. She arrives in a quiet residential street and parks there. Initially the inhabitants are bothered. Soon everyone creates a special relationship with the woman. Alan Bennett allows her to live in his driveway for the next 15 years.
All actors – Maggie Smith, Jim Broadbent, Clare Hammond, George Fenton, BBC Concert Orchestra, Alex Jennings, Jamie Parker, Deborah Findlay, Roger Allam, Richard Griffiths, Pandora Colin, Nicholas Burnsshow all
“Lady in the Van” Quotes 14 quotes
“You don't put yourself into what you write. You find yourself there.”
“Flowers? What do I want with flowers? They... They only die. I've got enough on my plate without flowers.”
“How do you talk things through with someone who has conversations with the Virgin Mary?”
“Mary, as you call her, is a bigoted, blinkered, cantankerous, devious, unforgiving, self-serving, rank, rude, car-mad cow, which is to say nothing of her flying feces and her ability to extrude from her withered buttocks turds of such force, that they land a yard from the back of the van and their presumed point of exit.”
“- Market Trader: Isn't it an especially lovely day sweetheart?
- Miss Shepherd: Don't sweetheart me! I'm a sick woman. Dying possibly!
- Market Trader: Chin up love. We all got to go sometime ... [under his breath] Smells like you already have.”
“There is no such thing as marking time, and time marks you.”
“Playing came easier than praying.”
“- Miss Shepherd: I don't need insuring. It's like the van, I'm insured in heaven.
- Alan Bennett: So, who pays if you have an accident, the Pope?”
“Why? Why did you just let me die? I'd like to go up into heaven. An ascension, possibly. A transfiguration.”