Re: Old memory of a science fiction scene... what is it?
There's another variant on that scene in the 1980s mini series Something is Out There (though I don't think that'll be what the OP is thinking of: in this version, the telepathic woman freaks out after getting a mental flash that he's thinking of doing it physically).
"Some days are better than others. They say that where I come from."
"Loudly, I imagine, on the day you left."
(Blake's 7 - Rumours of Death)