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Iris (2001 film) Quotes

Iris (2001 film) is a television show that appeared on TV in 1970 . Iris completed its run in 1970.

It features Robert Fox; Scott Rudin as producer, James Horner in charge of musical score, and Roger Pratt (cinematographer) as head of cinematography.

Iris (2001 film) is recorded in English and originally aired in United Kingdom, and United States. Each episode of Iris (2001 film) is 90 minutes long. Iris (2001 film) is distributed by Buena Vista International, and Miramax Films.

The cast includes: Judi Dench as Iris Murdoch, Jim Broadbent as John Bayley, and Penelope Wilton as Janet Stone.

Iris (2001 film) Quotes

Judi Dench as Iris Murdoch

  • (Judi Dench) "Every human soul has seen, perhaps before their birth, pure forms such as justice, temperance, beauty and all the great moral qualities which we hold in honour. We are moved towards what is good by the faint memory of these forms, simple and calm and blessed, which we saw once in a pure, clear light, being pure ourselves."
  • (Judi Dench) "We all worry about going mad, don't we? How would we know? Those of us who live in our minds, anyway. Other people would tell us. Would they John?"
  • (Judi Dench) "Reading and writing and the preservation of language and its forms and the kind of eloquence and the kind of beauty which the language is capable of is terribly important to the human beings because this is connected to thought."
  • (Judi Dench) "Keep working, keep talking, keep the words coming."
  • (Jim Broadbent) "Keep at it."
  • (Judi Dench) "I should feel like a deprived animal if I can't write. I'm like a starved dog."
  • (Jim Broadbent) "No, keep at it. I'll keep you at it."
  • (Judi Dench) "I feel -- as if I'm sailing into darkness."
  • (Judi Dench) "There is only one freedom of any importance, freedom of the mind."
  • (Judi Dench) "People have obsessions and fears and passions which they don't admit to. I think every character is interesting and has extremes. It's the novelist privilege to see how odd everyone is."
  • (Judi Dench) "I -- wrote?"
  • (Jim Broadbent) "Yes, my darling, clever cat. You wrote books."
  • (Judi Dench) "Books -- I wrote?"
  • (Jim Broadbent) "You wrote novels. Wonderful novels."
  • (Judi Dench) "I -- wrote --"
  • (Jim Broadbent) "Such things you wrote. Special things. Secret things."

Jim Broadbent as John Bayley

  • (Jim Broadbent) "Horrible thing, to stand with your toes at the edge of the precipice. You can say anything you like, as long as you make it sound like it was a joke."
  • (Penelope Wilton) "Now don't, John, it's cruel."
  • (Jim Broadbent) "No, you're wrong, it's not cruel. It's nothing. I mean, it's not understood. She's in her own world now. Perhaps it's what she always wanted."

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