Diana: It wouldn't! It would be bloody disastrous! This delicate ramshackle shed of our existence is only saved from toppling over the cliff of life by the strands and web of deceit which anchor it to the crumbling lime.
Tom: Would you care to repeat that?
Tom: I should hope not. It's only Monday and her metaphors are already wildly out of control.
Smarmy Doctor: Yes, the new hospital will have twice the number of beds.
Dr Tony Hill: Fantastic. (Under his breath... You'll be able to lose twice as many patients.)
Smarmy Doctor: In my line of work, Doctor, patients die.
Dr Tony Hill: In my line of work, Doctor, patients kill. And right now, someone on your staff should be a patient of mine.
The phrase, "wire in the blood", is taken from a TS Eliot poem, Four Quartets: "The trilling wire in the blood/sings below inveterate scars/appeasing long-forgotten wars." And what did Eliot mean? Robson Green, who plays Tony Hill, regarded it as a "genetic kink, something impure and unusual in the blood", while the author of the novels, Val McDermid said: "For myself, I've always taken it to be a metaphor for the thrill of adrenaline surging through the bloodstream. But we'll never know for sure."
"For me, marriage was a terminally tiresome condition, for which the only cure was the healing balm of divorce. Still, marriage is one of those things it's best to get over and done with early in life.... like chicken pox."