Dr. Alfred Jones Quotes in Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011)


Dr. Alfred Jones Quotes:

  • Dr. Alfred Jones: I don't know anyone that goes to church anymore.

    Harriet: I don't think I do.

    Dr. Alfred Jones: On Sundays we go to Tesco's.

  • Dr. Alfred Jones: There was a moment when I had everything, but... Well, now I don't know what to do.

    Sheikh Muhammed: When the time comes, you will know.

  • Harriet: Are you sure you won't have one

    [a glass of wine]

    Harriet: ?

    Dr. Alfred Jones: At lunchtime?

    Harriet: Dr. Jones, I haven't spoken a word of Mandarin in about four years so I am celebrating even if you're not.

    Dr. Alfred Jones: I only drink alcohol on the weekend, and even then only after seven.

    Harriet: No exceptions.

    Dr. Alfred Jones: None that I can think of. Well yeah, I got married on a Friday but I think it was a, a, as I recall a bank holiday in Northern Ireland so I allowed myself, I think, a glass on a technicality.

    Harriet: [She just stares at him]

    Dr. Alfred Jones: That was an attempt at a joke miss Chetwode-Talbot.

    Harriet: Oh! Heh-heh-heh. Right! Good one!

  • Sheikh Muhammed: To faith and fish.

    Dr. Alfred Jones: And science.

  • Dr. Alfred Jones: When things get tricky in my life, I talk to my fish.

  • Sheikh Muhammed: We must have faith, Dr. Alfred.

    Dr. Alfred Jones: Well, that's a very laudable sentiment, your excellency, but we're running out of time. Can't catch faith with a fishing rod.

  • Sheikh Muhammed: You think I'm mad?

    Dr. Alfred Jones: No, your excellency. I...

    Sheikh Muhammed: Of course you do. I would question your judgment if you did not.

  • Dr. Alfred Jones: You are most definitely... most definitely one of the most rightest people that I've had the good fortune to come across, if you'll forgive the grammatical inadequacies of that sentence.

  • Harriet: I'm so sorry, Fred.

    Dr. Alfred Jones: It was an extraordinary idea. It almost worked too.

    Harriet: I wasn't talking about the project.

    Dr. Alfred Jones: No. I'm not sure that I was.

  • [Harriet explains to Dr. Jones that salmon fishing in the Yemen is possible and wins the debate]

    Dr. Alfred Jones: Water.

    Harriet: For the fish?

    Dr. Alfred Jones: No, for me.

    Harriet: Of course.

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