Arrogance is bliss. You don’t become legendary by being nice.
Brief exchange between the High Court judge Fiona Maye and her trusted and flawless clerk Nigel Pauling, in a moment of pause, as they prepare to leave for work, and she thinks back to when she was young and carefree.
“Have you ever been wild and free, Nigel?” Fiona asks.
“No, never, thank God,” he replies.
Doctor Richard Carlisle takes Stevens to the car, helps him fill the fuel tank and after hearing his story about lord Darlington he seems intrigued and asks Stevens a question: “If a mistake was to be made, wouldn’t you rather have made your own?”
Carlisle is a fringe figure in the film, who Stevens meets on his way to the appointment with Miss Kenton but his words make Stevens aware that he made a mistake that he intends to remedy.
Short conversation between Pamela Travers and the porter who takes her luggage to the room.
“Ma’am? Would you like for me to unpack for you, ma’am?”
“Young man, if it is your ambition to handle ladies’ garments, may I suggest you take employment in a launderette?”