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Quotes for
Dr. Alec Harvey (Character)
from Brief Encounter (1945)

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Brief Encounter (1945)
Dr. Alec Harvey: I love you. I love your wide eyes, the way you smile, your shyness, and the way you laugh at my jokes.
Laura Jesson: [whimpers] Please don't.
Dr. Alec Harvey: I love you. I love you. You love me too. It's no use pretending it hasn't happened cause it has.
Laura Jesson: Yes it has. I don't want to pretend anything either to you or to anyone else. But from now on, I shall have to. That's what's wrong. Don't you see? That's what spoils everything. That's why we must stop, here and now, talking like this. We're neither of us free to love each other. There's too much in the way. There's still time, if we control ourselves and behave like sensible human beings. There's still time.
[She is overcome with tears]

Dr. Alec Harvey: [hearing a trio playing in the restaurant] There should be a Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Musical Instruments.

Dr. Alec Harvey: I do love you, so very much. I love you with all my heart and soul.
Laura Jesson: I want to die. If only I could die...
Dr. Alec Harvey: If you'd die, you'd forget me. I want to be remembered.

Dr. Alec Harvey: Could you really say goodbye? Never see me again?
Laura Jesson: Yes, if you'd help me.
Dr. Alec Harvey: I love you, Laura. I shall love you always until the end of my life. I can't look at you now cause I know something. I know that this is the beginning of the end. Not the end of my loving you but the end of our being together. But not quite yet, darling. Please. Not quite yet.
Laura Jesson: Very well. Not quite yet.

Dr. Alec Harvey: You know what's happened, don't you?... I've fallen in love with you.

Dr. Alec Harvey: I'm just saying you're not complicated.
Laura Jesson: I suppose it's a good thing to be uncomplicated, but it does sound a little dull.
Dr. Alec Harvey: You could never be dull.

Dr. Alec Harvey: Would you mind, very much, if I came to the pictures with you?
Laura Jesson: Well, eh...
Dr. Alec Harvey: I could sit downstairs and you could sit upstairs.
Laura Jesson: Upstairs is too expensive.

Laura Jesson: I see.
Dr. Alec Harvey: I'm afraid you don't.
Laura Jesson: Ha-ha. I was trying to be intelligent.

Laura Jesson: Its been so very nice. I've enjoyed my afternoon enormously.
Dr. Alec Harvey: I'm so glad. So have I. I apologize for boring you with long medical words.
Laura Jesson: I full dull and stupid not to be able to understand more.
Dr. Alec Harvey: Shall I see you again?

Stephen Lynn, Alec's 'Friend': I'm surprised at this farcical streak in your nature, Alec. Such carryings on are quite unnecessary. After all, we've been friends for years and I am the most broad-minded of men.
Dr. Alec Harvey: I'm really very sorry, Stephen. I'm sure that the whole situation must seem inexplicably vulgar to you. Actually, it isn't in the least.

Dr. Alec Harvey: Forgive me?
Laura Jesson: Forgive you for what?
Dr. Alec Harvey: For everything. For meeting you, in the first place. For taking the piece of grit out of your eye. For loving you. For bringing you so much misery.
Laura Jesson: I'll forgive you if you'll forgive me.


Brief Encounter (1974) (TV)
Alec Harvey: It's one thing to close a window. It's another thing to slam it on my fingers.