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: You know what I am doing, Miss Kenton? I am placing my thoughts elsewhere while you chatter away.
: Look at it! Is that or is it not the wrong chinaman? Stevens
: Miss Kenton, I'm very busy. I am surprised that you have nothing better to do than stand around all day... Miss Kenton
: Mr. Stevens, look at that chinaman and tell me the truth! Stevens
: Miss Kenton, I would ask you to keep your voice down. What would the other servants think to hear us shouting at the top of our voices about... chinamen? Miss Kenton
: And I would ask you, Mr. Stevens, to turn around and look at the chinaman.
: If two members of staff have to fall in love and decide to get married, there's nothing one can say. But what I do find a major irritation are those persons who are simply going from post to post looking for romance.
: In my philosophy, Mr. Benn, a man cannot call himself well-contented until he has done all he can to be of service to his employer. Of course, this assumes that one's employer is a superior person, not only in rank, or wealth, but in moral stature.
: What's in that book? Come on, let me see! Stevens
: This is my private time. You're invading it. Miss Kenton
: Oh, is that so? Stevens
: Yes. Miss Kenton
: I'm invading your private time, am I? Stevens
[after telling Stevens she intends to accept Benn's marriage proposal
] Miss Kenton
: Mister Stevens! Am I to take it that after all the years I have been in this house you have nothing else to say to me? Stevens
: You have my warmest congratulations.