“Quartet” quotes

(2012)
Movie Quartet
Dustin Hoffman directed this movie in 2012
Title Quartet
Year 2012
Director Dustin Hoffman
Genre Drama, Comedy
All actors – Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay, Billy Connolly, Pauline Collins, Michael Gambon, Sheridan Smith, Andrew Sachs, Gwyneth Jones, Trevor Peacock, David Ryall, Michael Byrne, Ronnie Fox
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  • Opera is: when a guy's stabbed in the back, instead of bleeding, he sings. It seems to me, after much research, that rap is when a guy is stabbed in the back, and instead of bleeding, he talks. Er, rhythmically, even with feeling. But because rap's spoken, the feeling is sort of held in check: all on one note.”
    Tom Courtenay - Reggie Paget
    [Tag:music, singing]
  • “I'm going to say something very rude to you: fuck you.”
    Maggie Smith - Jean Horton
    [Tag:insult]
  • “- Jean Horton: Are you telling me to go out and smell the roses?
    - Cissy Robson: Oh no. We're telling you the roses are long gone. But the chrysanthemums are magnificent.”

    Maggie Smith - Jean Horton
    Pauline Collins - Cissy Robson
    [Tag:flowers, perfume]
  • “- Jean Horton: Why do we have to get old?
    - Reggie Paget: That's what people do.”

    Maggie Smith - Jean Horton
    Tom Courtenay - Reggie Paget
    [Tag:aging]
  • “- Nigel: The way you play you probably will. You forget I saw your Barber of Seville, your singing brought tears to my ears.
    - Wilf Bond: Saw you in Carmen. I'll never forget it, but I'll try.”

    John Rawnsley - Nigel
    Billy Connolly - Wilf Bond
    [Tag:singers, singing]
  • “- Wilf Bond: I read somewhere that the average man thinks of sex every seven seconds.
    - Reggie Paget: Do you?
    - Wilf Bond: I wish, it was only every seven seconds.”

    Billy Connolly - Wilf Bond
    Tom Courtenay - Reggie Paget
    [Tag:men, sex]
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