“Nothing lasts really. Neither happiness nor despair. Not even life lasts very long. There’ll come a time in the future when I shan’t mind about this anymore, when I can look back and say quite peacefully and cheerfully how silly I was. No, no, I don’t want that time to come ever. I want to remember every minute, always, always to the end of my days” (Laura Jesson, Brief Encounter, 1945)
The Clock still remains at the station where Brief Encounter was filmed, showing that it has Endured the test of time.