“You are, all of you, amateurs. And international affairs should never be run by gentlemen amateurs. Do you have any idea of what sort of place the world is becoming all around you? The days when you could just act out of your noble instincts, are over. Europe has become the arena of realpolitik, the politics of reality. If you like: real...” (continue) (continue reading)
“The Remains of the Day” quotes(1993)
Plot – Butler Stevens has served for years Lord Darligton. When he gets some days of holiday, he goes to visit Miss Kenton, his co-worker, and he realizes his job has always prevented him to fall in love.
All actors – John Haycraft, Christopher Reeve, Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson, Caroline Hunt, James Fox, Peter Vaughan, Paula Jacobs, Ben Chaplin, Steve Dibben, Abigail Hopkins, Patrick Godfreyshow all
“The Remains of the Day” Quotes 6 quotes
“In my philosophy, Mr. Benn, a man cannot call himself well-contented until he has done all he can to be of service to his employer. Of course, this assumes that one's employer is a superior person, not only in rank, or wealth, but in moral stature.”
“If two members of staff have to fall in love and decide to get married, there's nothing one can say. But what I do find a major irritation are those persons who are simply going from post to post looking for romance.”
“You know what I am doing, Miss Kenton? I am placing my thoughts elsewhere while you chatter away.”
“- Miss Kenton: Mister Stevens! Am I to take it that after all the years I have been in this house you have nothing else to say to me?
- Stevens: You have my warmest congratulations.”
“Why, Mr. Stevens, why do you always have to hide what you feel?”