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The Girl in the Café Quotes

The Girl in the Café is a television program that first aired in 1970 on BBC One. The Girl in the Café ended its run in 1970.

It features Hilary Bevan Jones as producer, Nicholas Hooper as theme composer, and Chris Seager as head of cinematography.

The Girl in the Café is recorded in English and originally aired in United Kingdom. Each episode of The Girl in the Café is 94 minutes long. The Girl in the Café is produced by BBC Cymru Wales.

The cast includes: Bill Nighy as Lawrence, Kelly Macdonald as Gina, and Corin Redgrave as Prime Minister.

The Girl in the Café Quotes

Bill Nighy as Lawrence

  • (Bill Nighy) "I've been pretending to be dead since 1am. But unfortunately I'm still alive."
  • (Bill Nighy) "We have a pair of unfortunate situations here. A man who has nothing in his life except his work, that is unfortunate. And then by a stroke of bizarre chance, he finds someone who makes that not true for a day or two. But then, suddenly, it seems as though the price that has to be paid for that ray of light is some kind of -- disgrace. It doesn't seem quite fair."
  • (Bill Nighy) "I'm told it's the place for dating. I'm told people go there to shop, and they get casually talking about, you know, Spaghetti a la Carbonara and suddenly love flowers by the counter for people with under five items."
  • (Bill Nighy) "Don't think because I'm not saying much that I wouldn't like to say a lot."
  • (Bill Nighy) "Oh, God. It's a double bed."
  • (Bill Nighy) "Some of the dullest people in the world are in this room. There are gold medalists in the Boredom Olympics here. Anything you say will be more interesting than anything they've ever said."
  • (Bill Nighy) "You're not fat -- it's a well-established scientific fact that zips shrink in Iceland."
  • (Bill Nighy) "We get into the habit of compromising and therefore we are always compromised."

Kelly Macdonald as Gina

  • (Kelly Macdonald) "I do now know four things about Reykjavik; Bjork comes from here --"
  • (Bill Nighy) "Spassky played Fisher here --"
  • (Kelly Macdonald) "Zips shrink here and it is possible in Reykjavik to have a night of something quite close to love."
  • (Kelly Macdonald) "Is all right good enough? Is all right good enough for you, Mr. Gerhardt?"
  • (Unnamed) "I think all right is a lot more than many expected."
  • (Kelly Macdonald) "So lots more mothers die the day they give birth? Lots more children die before they're five? Lots and lots more die of diseases that are just a jab and a jolt to people like you and me?"
  • (Unnamed) "Young lady, I think it might be helpful for you to look at it the other way around; thousands will benefit from what we do today."
  • (Kelly Macdonald) "I can see that, it's just, you know -- tough, for those on the wrong side of the line."
  • (Kelly Macdonald) "I don't feel anything that's interesting about me has anything to do with what I did before."
  • (Kelly Macdonald) "Oh my God. I left my luggage at the airport."
  • (Bill Nighy) "It's in the back of the car."
  • (Kelly Macdonald) "Really? -- cool."
  • (Kelly Macdonald) "If you don't let me sleep on the couch, I'll ring hotel security and accuse you of a sex crime."
  • (Kelly Macdonald) "Aren't you going to kiss me good night?"

Corin Redgrave as Prime Minister

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