Miss Briscoe, Social Worker Quotes in The Lady in the Van (2015)
Miss Briscoe, Social Worker Quotes:
Miss Briscoe, Social Worker: She tells me you don't encourage her to get out and lead a more purposeful life, and put obstacles in her way.
Alan Bennett: I don't encourage her to think she can become prime minister. I *do* encourage her to try and get to the supermarket.
Miss Briscoe, Social Worker: Yes. A carer will often feel that...
Alan Bennett: Excuse me, may I stop you? Do not call me the carer. I am not the carer. I hate caring. I hate the thought. I hate the word. I do not care, and I do not care for. I am here, she is there. There is no caring.
Miss Briscoe, Social Worker: Alan, I'm sensing hostility again.
Miss Briscoe, Social Worker: We all have names. Perhaps if you called her by her name and she called you by yours, "Alan", "Mary", you never know, it might be easier to talk things through.
Alan Bennett: Through? There is no through. How do you talk things through with someone who has conversations with the Virgin Mary?
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