Brief Encounter quotes

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Meeting a stranger in a railway station, a woman is tempted to cheat on her husband.

Director: David Lean
Writer: Noël Coward, Anthony Havelock-Allan, David Lean
Production: The Rank Organization [gb], G.C.F., Cineguild
Genre: drama, romance
Year: 1945
MetaScore: 92/100
ImdbRating: 8.0
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 24 Aug 1946
Awards: Nominated for 3 Oscars. 3 wins & 3 nominations total

51 Clips & Quotes

You've been a long way away - Brief Encounter 00:19 You've been a long way away It's awfully easy to lie when you know that you're trusted implicitly - Brief Encounter 00:28 It's awfully easy to lie when you know that you're trusted... This can't last - Brief Encounter 01:33 This can't last There's so much that I want to say to you - Brief Encounter 02:46 There's so much that I want to say to you So very much - Brief Encounter 00:37 So very much Forgive me - Brief Encounter 00:49 Forgive me I had no thoughts at all - Brief Encounter 00:24 I had no thoughts at all But I wish you'd stop talking - Brief Encounter 00:45 But I wish you'd stop talking I imagined him holding me in his arms - Brief Encounter 00:53 I imagined him holding me in his arms Do you know - Brief Encounter 00:39 Do you know Please don't - Brief Encounter 02:08 Please don't Isn't it awful about people meaning to be kind - Brief Encounter 00:18 Isn't it awful about people meaning to be kind That week was misery - Brief Encounter 00:36 That week was misery No not really - Brief Encounter 00:13 No not really Thank you for coming back to me - Brief Encounter 00:13 Thank you for coming back to me You're a poetry addict - Brief Encounter 00:33 You're a poetry addict I love you - Brief Encounter 01:12 I love you Come and sit by the fire in the library and relax - Brief Encounter 00:35 Come and sit by the fire in the library and relax I had no premonitions - Brief Encounter 00:29 I had no premonitions Alec and me - Brief Encounter 03:18 Alec and me Albert Godby - Brief Encounter 04:02 Albert Godby Having committed the crime - Brief Encounter 00:19 Having committed the crime We had such fun - Brief Encounter 00:19 We had such fun You know what's happened - Brief Encounter 00:18 You know what's happened We were very gay during lunch and talked about quite ordinary things - Brief Encounter 00:21 We were very gay during lunch and talked about quite... Whatever your dream was - Brief Encounter 00:17 Whatever your dream was I suppose it's a good thing to be uncomplicated - Brief Encounter 00:36 I suppose it's a good thing to be uncomplicated Don't hurry - Brief Encounter 00:42 Don't hurry Into the darkness - Brief Encounter 00:30 Into the darkness But my birthday's in June - Brief Encounter 00:22 But my birthday's in June I felt suddenly quite wildly happy - Brief Encounter 00:14 I felt suddenly quite wildly happy What a nice looking man - Brief Encounter 00:34 What a nice looking man Have you any brandy - Brief Encounter 00:32 Have you any brandy You're both very naughty - Brief Encounter 00:23 You're both very naughty How can you be so silly - Brief Encounter 00:12 How can you be so silly Would you mind - Brief Encounter 00:32 Would you mind I'm afraid you don't - Brief Encounter 00:20 I'm afraid you don't Its been so very nice - Brief Encounter 00:47 Its been so very nice No one was - Brief Encounter 00:46 No one was Nothing to worry about - Brief Encounter 00:22 Nothing to worry about My license does not permit me to serve alcohol out of hours - Brief Encounter 00:43 My license does not permit me to serve alcohol out of hours Godby to come here for a moment - Brief Encounter 01:09 Godby to come here for a moment Both of you - Brief Encounter 00:51 Both of you If them sandwiches were made this morning - Brief Encounter 00:20 If them sandwiches were made this morning My dear Alec - Brief Encounter 00:20 My dear Alec I'm surprised at this farcical streak in your nature - Brief Encounter 01:02 I'm surprised at this farcical streak in your nature Do you remember - Brief Encounter 00:24 Do you remember I walked for a long while - Brief Encounter 01:17 I walked for a long while You're the only one in the world with enough wisdom and gentleness to understand - Brief Encounter 02:39 You're the only one in the world with enough wisdom and... But it does sound a little dull - Brief Encounter 00:40 But it does sound a little dull Upstairs is too expensive - Brief Encounter 00:33 Upstairs is too expensive

Cast

Laura Jesson - Celia Johnson
Dr. Alec Harvey - Trevor Howard
Albert Godby - Stanley Holloway
Myrtle Bagot - Joyce Carey
Fred Jesson - Cyril Raymond
Dolly Messiter - Everley Gregg
Mary Norton - Marjorie Mars
Beryl Walters - Tea Room Assistant - Margaret Barton
Policeman at War Memorial - Wilfred Babbage
Waiter at the Royal - Alfie Bass
Doctor at Bobbie's Accident - Wallace Bosco
Johnnie - Second Soldier - Sydney Bromley
Train Station Announcer - Noël Coward
Herminie Rolandson - Mary's Cousin - Nuna Davey
Stephen Lynn - Alec's 'Friend' - Valentine Dyall
Cellist and Organist - Irene Handl
Stanley - Beryl's Man - Dennis Harkin
Bill - First Soldier - Edward Hodge
Man in Cinema - Frederick Kelsey
Boat Rental Man - Jack May
Kardomah Waitress - Avis Scott
Clergyman - Train Passenger - George V. Sheldon
Bobbie Jesson - Richard Thomas
Margaret Jesson - Henrietta Vincent