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Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day Quotes

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day is a TV show that appeared on TV in 1970 . Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day completed its run in 1970.

It features Nellie Bellflower as producer, Paul Englishby in charge of musical score, and John de Borman as head of cinematography.

Each episode of Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day is 91 minutes long. Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day is distributed by Focus Features.

The cast includes: Ciarán Hinds as Joe Blumfield, Frances McDormand as Guinevere Pettigrew, Amy Adams as Delysia, Stephanie Cole as Miss Holt, Mark Strong as Nick, Shirley Henderson as Edythe, Lee Pace as Michael, Amy Adams as Delysia Lafosse, Amy Adams as Delysia Lefosse, and Tom Payne as Phil.

Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day Quotes

Ciarán Hinds as Joe Blumfield

  • (Ciarán Hinds) "Forgive the intrusion. I'm glad to see you're safe."
  • (Frances McDormand) "Oh yes, quite safe."
  • (Ciarán Hinds) "Am I right in thinking you're no longer employed, Miss Pettigrew?"
  • (Frances McDormand) "Quite correct."
  • (Ciarán Hinds) "So you're free?"
  • (Frances McDormand) "Quite free. Might you be looking for a social secretary?"
  • (Ciarán Hinds) "No, absolutely not."
  • (Frances McDormand) "Oh."
  • (Ciarán Hinds) "I'm looking for you."
  • (Frances McDormand) "Me?"
  • (Ciarán Hinds) "I've been looking for you all night, and I believe, all of my life. If you'll have me."
  • (Ciarán Hinds) "A nod of the head will do me fine."
  • (Ciarán Hinds) "And I am, at a stroke, the happiest man in London."
  • (Ciarán Hinds) "I must remember that you're not like these people."
  • (Frances McDormand) "Am I terribly old fashioned?"
  • (Ciarán Hinds) "Yes. And all the better for it."
  • (Ciarán Hinds) "Are you all right?"
  • (Frances McDormand) "Yes. Well, to take another woman's escort."
  • (Ciarán Hinds) "You didn't take me. I took you. I'm sure Edythe can cope. What happened to that particularly beautiful scarf you were wearing at the fashion show?"
  • (Frances McDormand) "What are you talking about?"
  • (Ciarán Hinds) "Despite your most elegant transformation, the body is still the same."
  • (Frances McDormand) "Mr. Blumfield."
  • (Ciarán Hinds) "As are the eyes. Most fetching if I may say."
  • (Ciarán Hinds) "That scarf, if I may say, looks perfect on you."
  • (Frances McDormand) "Well, thank you. It was a present. You know, I think it's the most beautiful thing I've ever worn."
  • (Ciarán Hinds) "The flatterer has been out-flattered."
  • (Frances McDormand) "Sorry?"
  • (Ciarán Hinds) "It's one of mine, the design. Last year, for Mimi Coture."
  • (Frances McDormand) "My goodness."
  • (Ciarán Hinds) "You really didn't know? Well that is a compliment indeed."
  • (Ciarán Hinds) "What a night."
  • (Frances McDormand) "What a morning."
  • (Ciarán Hinds) "Have you eaten, my dear Guinevere?"
  • (Frances McDormand) "Oh, Joe. I have not eaten for a very, very long time."
  • (Ciarán Hinds) "I've distracted myself with ridiculous things; youth, parties, lingerie. I mean, I trained in socks for goodness sake."
  • (Frances McDormand) "Socks?"
  • (Ciarán Hinds) "There's a great deal on engineering in a gentlemen's sock, I'll have you know. In the stitching of the heel. By comparison, designing a brassiere is a piece of cake. Not that there aren't compensations."
  • (Frances McDormand) "None of them over 20 I imagine."
  • (Ciarán Hinds) "And all very easy on the eyes. But you know what? I'm done with it. I'm going back to gentlemen's hosiery. You know where you are with an honest pair of socks."
  • (Frances McDormand) "You certainly do."

Frances McDormand as Guinevere Pettigrew

  • (Frances McDormand) "I don't think I can bear it again."
  • (Ciarán Hinds) "Did you lose many?"
  • (Frances McDormand) "Just one. You?"
  • (Ciarán Hinds) "Almost every school friend I had."
  • (Frances McDormand) "Mrs. Brummegen was, well, fond of the sherry, if you take my meaning. As a vicar's daughter I found her rather difficult."
  • (Stephanie Cole) "She found you rather difficult, Miss Pettigrew, and that is, I'm afraid, a recurring theme."
  • (Frances McDormand) "A person can change."
  • (Stephanie Cole) "I haven't seen any sign of that."
  • (Frances McDormand) "She could stop drinking."
  • (Stephanie Cole) "-- Our clients don't adapt to suit your needs, Miss Pettigrew. You adapt to them."
  • (Frances McDormand) "I'm afraid I walked in on your guest in his state of nature. I fear that I have outraged his sense of propriety."
  • (Amy Adams) "Oh no, Phil doesn't have one of those."
  • (Frances McDormand) "He's a much bigger boy than I had anticipated."
  • (Amy Adams) "Oh you noticed that too."
  • (Frances McDormand) "I am not an expert on love, I am an expert on the lack of love, Delysia, and that is a fate from which I wish more fervently to save you."
  • (Frances McDormand) "She naked."
  • (Amy Adams) "Hardly. She's got so much whale boning on her that I'm looking for a tale and flippers."
  • (Frances McDormand) "You people, with your green drinks and your parties and your subterfuges. You're all playing at love. One minute her, the next minute someone else, flit, flit, flit. We'll, I'm not playing. Love is not a game."
  • (Frances McDormand) ""Four's a Crowd"'s a wonderful movie. Who were you?"
  • (Amy Adams) "The crowd."

Tom Payne as Phil

  • (Tom Payne) "I'm sorry it's Phil Goldman. How do you do?"
  • (Frances McDormand) "We've met before actually. You were entirely naked at the time."

Amy Adams as Delysia

  • (Amy Adams) "Guinevere, I'm scared."
  • (Frances McDormand) "It's just a drill, I'm sure it's just a drill."
  • (Amy Adams) "But it won't always be, will it? We're going to war, aren't we?"
  • (Frances McDormand) "Yes we are. And that is why you must not waste a second of this precious life. Listen to me. Once I too had ambitions. Not your grand ones, simple ambitions. Marriage, children and a house of our own. He died, in the mud in France. A good, solid man. You would call him dull, no doubt, but he smiled whenever he saw me and we could've built a life on that. Your heart knows the truth, Delysia. Trust it."
  • (Amy Adams) "Are you alright?"
  • (Frances McDormand) "I have never sworn before in my life. Not even in my mind."
  • (Amy Adams) "I didn't hear you swear."
  • (Frances McDormand) "Yes I did. I said damned and hell, and I meant them."
  • (Amy Adams) "Oh, that's not swearing. They came out of the sinful category an age ago."
  • (Amy Adams) "However did you get in?"
  • (Lee Pace) "One picks up a few tricks in prison, you know, breaking and entering being one of them."
  • (Amy Adams) "Do you know what my name is, Guinevere?"
  • (Frances McDormand) "I was under the impression it was Delysia Lafosse."
  • (Amy Adams) "Sarah Grubb. One of the Pittsburg Grubbs. My father is a steelworker. No one else in the world knows that apart from Michael. And he doesn't judge me."
  • (Frances McDormand) "No, he wouldn't."
  • (Amy Adams) "But you do."
  • (Frances McDormand) "Me? I certainly do not."
  • (Amy Adams) "Oh, you think you don't, but you do. For all the fancy apartments and fashion shows, do you know how close I am to having nothing? Every day I wake up and I think, if I make the wrong move, I could be out on that street with no clothes, no food, no job, and no friends. Just plain old Sarah Grubb again. Do you know what that's like?"
  • (Frances McDormand) "Yes, I do."
  • (Amy Adams) "You do?"
  • (Frances McDormand) "In that, at least, we are alike."
  • (Amy Adams) "Phil's a theatre producer. Well, his father is. Phil's got his first show on at the Ambassador, and I've got the lead. Well, I'm pretty sure I have now"
  • (Amy Adams) "There is something so sensual about fur next to the skin, don't you think?"
  • (Amy Adams) "Men are so untrusting. I can't think why."

Lee Pace as Michael

  • (Lee Pace) "Ice pick?"
  • (Amy Adams) "It's in the drawer. Somewhere. Ice in the Fridgedair?"
  • (Lee Pace) "I want the pick for murder, not ice."
  • (Lee Pace) "She said no."
  • (Mark Strong) "What, and she does what you say?"
  • (Lee Pace) "Never once, as a matter of fact, but that's not the point."

Shirley Henderson as Edythe

  • (Shirley Henderson) "Transformations work both ways, Guinevere. It would take me thirty seconds to put you back in the soup kitchen queue. I told you I never forget a face. Victoria Station."
  • (Frances McDormand) "Nor have I forgotten with whom you shared a taxi last night."
  • (Shirley Henderson) "Oh, you have. If you want to continue working for Delysia, you have. Now, we all of us need things in our life. I need Joe for his, well, he's a man of connections. And you need, you need to stay off the streets, I imagine."
  • (Shirley Henderson) "Well I didn't answer the telephone because I couldn't answer the telephone."
  • (Amy Adams) "Why not?"
  • (Shirley Henderson) "I was in the bathroom."
  • (Amy Adams) "Having a bath?"
  • (Shirley Henderson) "No, I just; didn't answer the telephone. And now Joe says the engagement's off. Just because of one stupid little misunderstanding."
  • (Shirley Henderson) "Told you about Gerry, has she? Didn't take you long to move on, hmm Joe?"
  • (Ciarán Hinds) "Hello Edythe."
  • (Shirley Henderson) "Did she also tell you that she hangs around the soup kitchen at the station? A tramp masquerading as some sort of social secretary, my God."
  • (Frances McDormand) "Goodbye Mr. Blumfield."
  • (Ciarán Hinds) "No, actually, she didn't. Neither about that, nor about you and Gerry. But I'm grateful for the truth for a change."

Stephanie Cole as Miss Holt

  • (Stephanie Cole) ""Washburn, Jane. Age five.""
  • (Frances McDormand) "Lovely girl."
  • (Stephanie Cole) ""Lost in the park.""
  • (Frances McDormand) "Independence, that's all that girl needs."
  • (Stephanie Cole) ""For six hours. The Randle boys, John and Robin. Wrestled retired Colonel Johnson to the floor outside Fortnum and Mason's, shouting 'Nazi warmonger'. Because," and I quote, "Miss Pettigrew thought he was a German spy.""
  • (Frances McDormand) "A little -- joke."
  • (Stephanie Cole) ""Ambulance called, police called.""

Mark Strong as Nick

  • (Mark Strong) "Since when do girls together smoke cigars, answer me that."
  • (Frances McDormand) "If I want to smoke cigars, I'll damned well smoke cigars, thank you very much, and to hell with your opinion."
  • (Mark Strong) "What, they're yours?"
  • (Frances McDormand) "You betcha, baby."

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