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Absolute Power (radio and TV series) Quotes

Absolute Power is a Comedy that debuted in 2003 on BBC Two. Absolute Power ended its run in 2005.

Absolute Power was on for 12 episodes. It features Paul Schlesinger as producer, and Ben Bartlett as composer. Absolute Power is executive produced by Jon Plowman. Absolute Power is created by Mark Tavener.

Absolute Power is recorded in English and originally aired in United Kingdom. Each episode of Absolute Power is approx. 29 mins. per episode long.

Absolute Power Quotes

  • (Unnamed) "Now. So -- er -- paintings -- in the style of John Sell Cotman, Tom Girtin, Turner -- The great tradition of English watercolourists and by extension, therefore, your enemy is -- painters who prefer to use acrylics? Um -- help me out. Um -- right. "A.H." They're all signed A.H. Er -- That would be Alice? Agatha? Give me a clue."
  • (Unnamed) "Adolf Hitler."
  • (Unnamed) "The Commandant's desk from Auschwitz. His chair. This key once unlocked the main gate at Belsen. And over here, and this is particularly recherche, a little canister, unused, marked "Zyklon"."
  • (Unnamed) "Could you spare us a moment, please?"
  • (Unnamed) "Oh, yes, of course. It is a bit overwhelming. Take your time."
  • (Unnamed) "God forgive me, Charles. We've got to get out of here. This is quite impossible."
  • (Unnamed) "Nothing's impossible, Martin, if we've set our mind to it. We don't falter."
  • (Unnamed) "What?"
  • (Unnamed) "When Edwina revealed so vividly to us that she was actually a man, did we hesitate in promoting her memoir?"
  • (Unnamed) "Charles, we need to get you back to London."
  • (Unnamed) "If I want your opinion, Martin, I'll give it to me. No. We took the client. We're not about to ditch the client because things have got a bit eggy."
  • (Unnamed) "A bit eggy? Charles, they're f***ing Nazis."
  • (Unnamed) "That's the ultimate PR challenge, isn't it? Decades of terrible press, but what did they actually achieve?"
  • (Unnamed) "Apart from the slaughter of millions of Jews? I can't believe I'm hearing this. You cannot spin the Final Solution."
  • (Unnamed) "They gave us Gewurztraminer, Riefenstahl, the Autobahn, the Volkswagen, the iconic use of dark leathers and they made the sausages run on time."
  • (Unnamed) "You cannot spin the Holocaust."
  • (Unnamed) "Well, 20 years ago you couldn't pay people to have an Alsatian. Devil dogs. Then rebrand them as German Shepherds; German; and suddenly, bingo, they're top of the poochy pops. You don't have to "buy" the video, you can "own" it. See? All in a word."
  • (Unnamed) "Poochy pops?"
  • (Unnamed) "Above all, Martin, think of the money. The money's going to be bloody outrageous."
  • (Unnamed) "The Hebrew; it's always him. 2,000 years and nothing's changed."
  • (Unnamed) "Yes. I've never really understood this thing about the Jews, why they're such a menace. They look and behave just like us."
  • (Unnamed) "Exactly."
  • (Unnamed) "I'm a Jew."
  • (Unnamed) "Never, never, never let us do anything like that, Martin, ever again."
  • (Unnamed) "He loves it."
  • (Unnamed) "What?"
  • (Unnamed) "It's quintessentially British, it has tradition, it has flair, it has --"
  • (Unnamed) "-- wheels."
  • (Unnamed) "Yes. It's also got democracy. It's modern."
  • (Unnamed) "It's a bus."
  • (Unnamed) "It's in tune with the people, it's blue-skies thinking. It reminds one of childhood, of day trips, of the seaside. It's radical but rooted."
  • (Unnamed) "He wants it?"
  • (Unnamed) "He wants the whole package. This'll get rid of the old bastards once and for all, spending the rest of their lives in some travelling, never-ending Radio Five Live phone-in. It'll look like sweeping reform, but the beauty of it is that essentially it's totally meaningless."
  • (Unnamed) "It's certainly that."
  • (Unnamed) "It's a pity we can't acknowledge your part in all of this, Charles. It seems so unfair that I get all the credit. Still, who knows? I might be able to swing it with the PM for you to get a seat in the Lords. Which would you prefer, top or bottom deck?"
  • (Unnamed) "It's very simple. I was looking for a fox."
  • (Unnamed) "Right. Jesus. It's our own fault. We train you guys to talk bollocks in the House of Commons and the television studio, but please spare me the dispatch box stare. I'm not Leader of the Opposition. I'm an intelligent man."
  • (Unnamed) "A fox. Really. There are foxes on the heath. It's quite a sight. I like to go there after doing my red boxes."
  • (Unnamed) "Simon. Simon. As the Prime Minister's Press Secretary, you take more confessions than a priest, so I've heard the best lies in the business and yours is the political equivalent of "the dog ate my homework"."
  • (Unnamed) "If I were making up a cover story, I'd make up something less ridiculous than this."
  • (Unnamed) "You had scratches and torn clothing."
  • (Unnamed) "I was mugged. Regrettably, these two men stopped to help me. That's how the story got out. Where's the selfish, uncaring society when you need it?"
  • (Unnamed) "Simon, do me and yourself a favour. You're gay. It's what we call a "moma"."
  • (Unnamed) "I'm sorry?"
  • (Unnamed) "Moment of madness. That one's a bit inky. Have to think of a new one for your press release. Minute of misjudgement. Flash of -- Well, maybe not flash, but whatever."
  • (Unnamed) "Look, call me a leaker, call me a plotter, call me anti-European, but I'm not gay."
  • (Unnamed) "Simon, you probably think that being gay is the wrong answer, which is why you're lying, but it's the right answer. The PM's got most of the country now, but even after a couple of gay Cabinet ministers the pink flag doesn't exactly flap for him.So we're going to appoint a minister for fudge packers and muff divers; as the electorate will learn to stop calling them; except we can't find a gay minister."
  • (Unnamed) "Well, what about --"
  • (Unnamed) "Mandelson won't take it. Said something about stereotyping. But then look what the fox dragged in."
  • (Unnamed) "I'm not gay."
  • (Unnamed) "Simon, you have 48 hours to decide. "Out and proud" is the press release I'm planning. If you're out, you're in, and if you're in, you're out."

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