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: How was America? Muriel Donnelly
: It made death more tempting.
: You're still in one slightly sagging piece, I see.
: There's no such thing as an ending; just a place where you leave the story.
: I came with low expectations and I was disappointed.
: If not now, when? If not us, who? Muriel Donnelly
: Someone else...
: There is no such thing as an ending, just a place where you leave the story. And it is your story now.
] Muriel Donnelly
: You have no idea now what you will become, don't try and control it. Let go. That's when the fun starts. Because as I once heard someone say "There's no present like the time".
: Just because I'm looking at you when you talk, don't think I'm listening - or even interested.
: I don't know why I tell you anything. Muriel Donnelly
: Because I'm older and wiser. Evelyn Greenslade
: Nineteen days older. Muriel Donnelly
: That's the entire lifespan of a wasp.
: You know, there's a long list of things I don't care for: doctors, sunburn, mosquitoes, people who outstay their welcome... I could go on forever. But there is one thing I cannot bear, and that's self-pity. It destroys everything around it. Now don't be that idiot. Don't let that happen.
: And you know who'll be there, don't you? Indians! Loads of them, with brown faces and black hearts, reeking of curry! I mean you never see just one, do you? They travel in packs, makes it easier to rob you blind!
[the orderly stops pushing her
: What are you doing? Orderly
: [stops pushing her wheelchair
] I think you can make it from here. Muriel
: But you're supposed to take me home! Orderly
: [walking off
] My wife is from Mumbai. Muriel
: Well don't blame me, me mate, you married her!
: Nothing here has worked out quite as I expected. Muriel
: Most things don't. But sometimes what happens instead is the good stuff.
: Are you insane? Avoid all food not from a reputable vendor. It'll be washed in impure water. Douglas Ainslie
: It's just a sandwich. Jean
: Oh, marvelous. Then I'll have ham, cheese, and streptococcus. Or perhaps bacteria, lettuce, and tomato. Douglas Ainslie
: Would you like some of this? I believe it's called aloo ka paratha. Muriel
: No, if I can't pronounce it, I don't want to eat it.
: How is the hip feeling? Muriel
: They must have got lucky. Muriel's Physiotherapist
: It's strange. The more operations they perform, the luckier they get.
: [showing around a potential investor
] Please can you describe to us in as much detail as you desire your experience of the ambiance and atmosphere of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Muriel
: Words fail me. Sonny
: Ah, the English wit we love so greatly. Sonny
: [whisking his visitor away
] See, the wheel is spinning but the hamster is dead.