I cannot fix on the hour, or the spot, or the look, or the words, which laid the foundation. It is too long ago. I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun.

Your best friend is your sister

I couldn’t sleep.

…to her he was only the man who made himself agreeable nowhere, and who had not thought her handsome enough to dance with.

Forgive me, madam, for taking up so much of your time.

One of the make up artists stood beside me when we were shooting this, and she whispered very quietly “I wish that was my life.” And I think wish fulfillment serves a purpose. I think a lot of people consider it a cop-out or a cynical act, but I think wish fulfillment is really important in drama, and it’s important for the people who watch it and the people who make it. We need to have something to reach for, to not settle for less. (Joe Wright)