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Prick Up Your Ears Quotes

Prick Up Your Ears is a TV show that debuted in 1970 . Prick Up Your Ears completed its run in 1970.

It features Stanley Myers in charge of musical score, and Oliver Stapleton as head of cinematography.

Prick Up Your Ears is recorded in English and originally aired in United Kingdom. Each episode of Prick Up Your Ears is 111 minutes long. Prick Up Your Ears is distributed by Curzon Artificial Eye.

The cast includes: Gary Oldman as Joe Orton, Alfred Molina as Kenneth Halliwell, Vanessa Redgrave as Peggy Ramsay, Wallace Shawn as John Lahr, Frances Barber as Leonie Orton, Janet Dale as Mrs. Sugden, and Lindsay Duncan as Anthea Lahr.

Prick Up Your Ears Quotes

Alfred Molina as Kenneth Halliwell

  • (Alfred Molina) "Joe. You do everything better than me. You even sleep better than me."
  • (Alfred Molina) "The whole point about irrational behavior is that it IS irrational."
  • (Alfred Molina) "Do you want the sardines with the rice pudding or separate?"
  • (Gary Oldman) "With."
  • (Alfred Molina) "Writing, John, is one tenth inspiration, nine tenths --"
  • (Gary Oldman) "Masturbation."
  • (Alfred Molina) "This is what it must be like when one meets the Queen."
  • (Gary Oldman) "Except when one meets the Queen one generally hasn't threatened to shove one's typewriter up her arse."
  • (Alfred Molina) "At least you can say you've sat in the same chair as T.S. Eliot."
  • (Gary Oldman) "Yes, I'm never going to wipe my bum again."
  • (Alfred Molina) "Cheap clothes suit you. It's because you're from the gutter."
  • (Alfred Molina) "Can you spell?"
  • (Gary Oldman) "Yes, but not accurately."
  • (Alfred Molina) "I can't remember when you last touched my cock. Well, I can actually. It was about two years ago. Only I can't remember the actual date. Pity. I could have put it in my diary. "The last time Joe touched my cock. Grouse shooting begins""

Gary Oldman as Joe Orton

  • (Gary Oldman) "No. Have a wank."
  • (Alfred Molina) "Have a wank? Have a wank? I can't just have a wank. I need three days' notice to have a wank. You can just stand there and do it. Me, it's like organizing D-Day. Forces have to be assembled, magazines bought, the past dredged for some suitably unsavoury episode, the dog-eared thought of which can still produce a faint flicker of desire. Have a wank, it'd be easier to raise the Titanic."
  • (Gary Oldman) "My plays are about getting away with it and the ones who get away with it are the guilty, it's the innocents who get it in the neck. That all seems pretty true to life to me, not a fantasy at all. I've, got away with it so far, and I'm going to go on. Thank You."
  • (Gary Oldman) "Some of these people are, well, having sexual intercourse."
  • (Alfred Molina) "f***ing, you mean? Well, what do you expect? Many of them are from Australia."
  • (Gary Oldman) "Have you been reading my diary?"
  • (Alfred Molina) "No."
  • (Gary Oldman) "Why not? I would."
  • (Gary Oldman) "I take it they"
  • (Gary Oldman) "all sleep together --"
  • (Brian Epstein) "They do NOT."
  • (Gary Oldman) "But they're all very pretty. I imagined they just had a good time -- sang, smoked, f***ed everything in sight including each other. I thought that was what success meant."
  • (Gary Oldman) "My plays are about getting away with it, and the ones who get away with it are the guilty ones. It's the innocents who get it in the neck. But that all seems pretty true to life to me. Not a fantasy at all. I've got away with it so far"
  • (Gary Oldman) "and I'm going to go on."

Vanessa Redgrave as Peggy Ramsay

  • (Vanessa Redgrave) "Prison gives a writer credentials."
  • (Wallace Shawn) "Everyone else, it takes them away."
  • (Vanessa Redgrave) "Ken was the first wife. He did all the work and the waiting and then --"
  • (Wallace Shawn) "Well, first wives don't usually beat their husbands' heads in."
  • (Vanessa Redgrave) "No. Though why I can't think."
  • (Wallace Shawn) "So what does that make you? The second wife?"
  • (Vanessa Redgrave) "Better than that, dear. The widow."

Frances Barber as Leonie Orton

  • (Frances Barber) "I think I'm putting in more of Joe than I am of Kenneth."
  • (Vanessa Redgrave) "It's a gesture dear, not a recipe."

Lindsay Duncan as Anthea Lahr

  • (Anthea's Mother) "Then went into mum's bedroom and arranged the dressing table mirrors and had a lovely long slow, wink."
  • (Lindsay Duncan) "Wink? Are you sure that's an 'I'?"

Janet Dale as Mrs. Sugden

  • (Janet Dale) "Do you notice I'm limping? Spilled a hot drink down my dress. My vagina came up like a football."

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