(Article is below...)

The Upturned Glass Quotes

The Upturned Glass is a television show that debuted in 1970 . The Upturned Glass completed its run in 1970.

It features Betty E. Box as producer, Bernard Stevens in charge of musical score, and Reginald H. Wyer as head of cinematography.

The Upturned Glass is recorded in English and originally aired in United Kingdom. Each episode of The Upturned Glass is 90 minutes long. The Upturned Glass is distributed by General Film Distributors.

The cast includes: James Mason as Michael Joyce, and Brefni O'Rorke as Dr. Farrell.

The Upturned Glass Quotes

Brefni O'Rorke as Dr. Farrell

  • (Brefni O'Rorke) "Man doesn't have any generous feelings; he only thinks he has. Selfishness, habit and hard cash; those are his real motives."
  • (James Mason) "Looked at from that angle life can hardly be worth living."
  • (Brefni O'Rorke) "It isn't; but I've done my share of enjoying it."
  • (Brefni O'Rorke) "The vessel which we normal people use for imbibing experience is a stout austerity model, which doesn't crack. With others, like yourself, the glass, though of superior design, cracks quite easily. Now, instead of leaving it upturned on the shelf, a danger to all, it should be thrown away."

James Mason as Michael Joyce

  • (James Mason) "A doctor dispenses death and healing with blind impartiality."
  • (James Mason) "Up to this point in the present series of lectures, we've dealt exclusively with abnormal mentalities. I emphasise the fact that in civilised communities eighty percent of our murderers and violent criminals were those whose minds had been conditioned by exceptional nervous stress and unhealthy environment. Last Friday we dealt with the smaller group of strictly moronic criminals. And now we come to that much more interesting phenomenon; the sane criminal. The man who is prepared to pursue his own ethical convictions even to the point of murder. The man whose punishment is apt to weigh heavily on the conscience of society because his actions as likely as not have been inspired by just as great an integrity as those of the men who sit in judgment. At worst, he's an irresponsible opportunist. At the best, he's a man with a strong sense of justice, even a mystic. I propose to relate the case history of a murderer of this class. A perfectly sane, valuable member of society."

Add or Update Quotes

If you have a quote to add or change and want to let us know, please fill in the form below. Include the time in the film/video if possible so we can find it.

Additional Film and TV Quotes

Get Your Face On Quotes | Mr. Perrin and Mr. Traill Quotes | Inspector Hornleigh Goes To It Quotes | Center Stage: Turn It Up Quotes | Les Dalton (film) Quotes | Road to the Big Leagues Quotes | The Man in the Road Quotes | Knock Knock Loving You Quotes | Bond Street (film) Quotes | Code of Scotland Yard Quotes | The Silken Affair Quotes | The Rack (film) Quotes | A Royal Divorce (1938 film) Quotes | For the Love of Nancy Quotes | Real Chance of Love (season 2) Quotes | Ground Control (film) Quotes | Maigret (1960 TV series) Quotes | New Zealand's Next Top Model Quotes | New Zealand's Next Top Model (season 1) Quotes | Pretty Little Devils Quotes | The Burning Hills Quotes | See You After School Quotes | The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009 film) Quotes | Kate Brasher Quotes | Work with Me Quotes |