Muriel Box


Muriel Box Quotes

  • ''The surgeon doesn't operate without first taking off the patient's clothes. Nor do we with the mind.''
    Muriel Box (b. 1905), British screenwriter, and Sydney Box (1907-1983), British screenwriter. Dr. Larson (Herbert Lom), The Seventh Veil, explaining how psychiatrists work (1945).
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  • ''The human mind is like Salome at the beginning of dance, hidden from the outside world by seven veils. Veils of reserve, shyness, fear.''
    Muriel Box (b. 1905), British screenwriter, and Sydney Box (1907-1983), British screenwriter. Dr. Larson, The Seventh Veil (1945).
  • ''I hate love. Hate being in love. I never want it to happen to me again.''
    Muriel Box (b. 1905), British screenwriter, and Sydney Box (1907-1983), British screenwriter. Franceska (Ann Todd), The Seventh Veil (1945).
  • ''We lunched and dined in crowded restaurants. We were always alone.''
    Muriel Box (b. 1905), British screenwriter, and Sydney Box (1907-1983), British screenwriter. Franceska (Ann Todd), The Seventh Veil, speaking of her relationship with Nicholas (1945).
  • ''You're the most beautiful woman I've ever painted. Not because you're beautiful but because I'm in love with you. Hopelessly in love with you.''
    Muriel Box (b. 1905), British screenwriter, and Sydney Box (1907-1983), British screenwriter. Maxwell (Albert Lieven), The Seventh Veil, to Franceska (Ann Todd) (1945).
  • ''I asked you to play. If you can't think of anything better, play a chromatic five finger exercise. But spare me your suburban shopgirl trash.''
    Muriel Box (b. 1905), British screenwriter, and Sydney Box (1907-1983), British screenwriter. Nicholas (James Mason), The Seventh Veil, to Franceska (Ann Todd), berating her choice of piano music (1945).
  • ''You can't stand up against me. You haven't got the strength. You'll do as I say. I demand that you give up this man. I demand that you send him away.''
    Muriel Box (b. 1905), British screenwriter, and Sydney Box (1907-1983), British screenwriter. Nicholas (James Mason), The Seventh Veil, to Franceska (Ann Todd), when she wants to get married. (1945).

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