Mrs. Brown Quotes in A Night to Remember (1958)


Mrs. Brown Quotes:

  • Sixth Officer James Moody: Sorry, only one more lady.

    Edith Evans: You go first, you have children waiting at home.

    Mrs. Brown: NO! I...

    Sixth Officer James Moody: Quickly ladies! We haven't got much time.

    [the woman, Mrs. Brown, steps in]

    Sixth Officer James Moody: Still here Miss Evans? We'll get you off in the next boat.

    Edith Evans: Thank you.

    [Miss Evans looks around and sees that there are no more lifeboats left]

  • [Christy's father builds him a house next to his parents]

    Mrs. Brown: Well, Christy, that's the nearest he'll ever come to saying I love you.

  • Mrs. Brown: Go ahead, Christy. Make your mark.

  • Mrs. Brown: Tim, what are you doing?

    Tim O'Hara: [standing on a ladder with a video camera] Uncle Martin is in the hot tub and I'm... watching.

    Mrs. Brown: Oh...

    [walking off, in sotto voice]

    Mrs. Brown: Weird family.

  • Buddy Wittenborn: "Wittgenstein, Schmittgenstein. What's for lunch?"

    Mrs. Brown: Just close your eyes and think of a time when you were happy.

  • Mrs. Brown: What's the meaning of goodness if there isn't a little badness to overcome?

  • Mrs. Brown: That'll be a dispute to the end of time, Mr. Brown: whether it's better to do the right thing for the wrong reason or the wrong thing for the right reason.

  • Donald Brown: I was sick all night!

    Mr. Herbert Brown: Donald, you told a story, didn't you?

    Donald Brown: Yes, sir, it was a story.

    Mr. Herbert Brown: Well, you know what to do.

    Donald Brown: What?

    Mr. Herbert Brown: You say you're sorry.

    [Donald puts his head on his hand]

    Mr. Herbert Brown: Well?

    Mrs. Brown: He's thinking.

    Mr. Herbert Brown: [to Donald] Well, make up your mind.

    Donald Brown: Alright, I'm sorry.

    [continues eating his dinner]

    Mr. Herbert Brown: Well, go on. Sorry for what?

    Donald Brown: For being sick all night!

    Mr. Herbert Brown: That boy will make a lawyer.

  • [Mrs. Brown is talking with Velvet in the attic]

    Mrs. Brown: We're alike. I, too, believe that everyone should have a chance at a breathtaking piece of folly once in his life. I was twenty when they said a woman couldn't swim the Channel. You're twelve; you think a horse of yours can win the Grand National. Your dream has come early; but remember, Velvet, it will have to last you all the rest of your life.

  • Mr. Herbert Brown: It's one thing to out-think a man, quite another to outsmart him.

    Mrs. Brown: And who will say which is which?

  • Mrs Brown: This is an old house... and old houses have lots of secrets

    [last lines]

    Mrs Brown: Where's the bloody mop?

  • Mrs. Brown: I must ask you to stay with our friend, Mr. Flint. That's his house there.

    [points to Mr. Flint's house]

    Mrs. Brown: I also want to say this: If Anne's prediction comes true, if one day a stronger feeling grows between you and Muriel, and you both deign to recognise it, I'll not be against it, personally. Though, I have my doubts about international messages.

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