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The Remains of the Day (film) Quotes

The Remains of the Day (film) is a television program that appeared on TV in 1970 . The Remains of the Day ended its run in 1970.

It features Ismail Merchant, Mike Nichols, and John Calley as producer, Richard Robbins (composer) in charge of musical score, and Tony Pierce-Roberts as head of cinematography.

The Remains of the Day (film) is recorded in English and originally aired in United Kingdom, and United States. Each episode of The Remains of the Day (film) is 134 minutes long. The Remains of the Day (film) is distributed by Columbia Pictures.

The cast includes: Anthony Hopkins as Stevens, Christopher Reeve as Lewis, and Anthony Hopkins as James Stevens.

The Remains of the Day (film) Quotes

Anthony Hopkins as Stevens

  • (Anthony Hopkins) "If two members of staff have to fall in love and decide to get married, there's nothing one can say. But what I do find a major irritation are those persons who are simply going from post to post looking for romance."
  • (Miss Kenton) "What's in that book? Come on, let me see."
  • (Anthony Hopkins) "This is my private time. You're invading it."
  • (Miss Kenton) "Oh, is that so?"
  • (Anthony Hopkins) "Yes."
  • (Miss Kenton) "I'm invading your private time, am I?"
  • (Anthony Hopkins) "Yes."
  • (Miss Kenton) "Mister Stevens. Am I to take it that after all the years I have been in this house you have nothing else to say to me?"
  • (Anthony Hopkins) "You have my warmest congratulations."
  • (Anthony Hopkins) "You know what I am doing, Miss Kenton? I am placing my thoughts elsewhere while you chatter away."
  • (Miss Kenton) "Look at it. Is that or is it not the wrong chinaman?"
  • (Anthony Hopkins) "Miss Kenton, I'm very busy. I am surprised that you have nothing better to do than stand around all day --"
  • (Miss Kenton) "Mr. Stevens, look at that chinaman and tell me the truth."
  • (Anthony Hopkins) "Miss Kenton, I would ask you to keep your voice down. What would the other servants think to hear us shouting at the top of our voices about -- chinamen?"
  • (Miss Kenton) "And I would ask you, Mr. Stevens, to turn around and look at the chinaman."
  • (Anthony Hopkins) "In my philosophy, Mr. Benn, a man cannot call himself well-contented until he has done all he can to be of service to his employer. Of course, this assumes that one's employer is a superior person, not only in rank, or wealth, but in moral stature."

Christopher Reeve as Lewis

  • (Christopher Reeve) "You are, all of you, amateurs. And international affairs should never be run by gentlemen amateurs. Do you have any idea of what sort of place the world is becoming all around you? The days when you could just act out of your noble instincts, are over. Europe has become the arena of realpolitik, the politics of reality. If you like: real politics. What you need is not gentlemen politicians, but real ones. You need professionals to run your affairs, or you're headed for disaster."

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