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Anna and the King Quotes

Anna and the King is a television program that was first aired in 1970 . Anna and the King ended in 1970.

It features Lawrence Bender as producer, George Fenton in charge of musical score, and Caleb Deschanel as head of cinematography.

Anna and the King is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of Anna and the King is 148 minutes long. Anna and the King is distributed by 20th Century Fox.

The cast includes: Chow Yun-Fat as King Mongkut, Bai Ling as Tuptim, Jodie Foster as Anna Leonowens, Ramli Hassan as King Chulalongkorn, Tom Felton as Louis Leonowens, Keith Chin as Prince Chulalongkorn, and Randall Duk Kim as General Alak.

Anna and the King Quotes

Chow Yun-Fat as King Mongkut

  • (The Kralahome, Prime Minister) "Your Majesty, I believe there has been enough insult caused by this woman who believes herself to be the equal of a man."
  • (Chow Yun-Fat) "Not the equal of a man, Chao Phya. The equal of a King."
  • (Chow Yun-Fat) "l have decided to give self anniversary dinner and invite important English nobles and diplomats."
  • (Jodie Foster) "l don't understand."
  • (Chow Yun-Fat) "French lndochina grows stronger and more aggressive. But if l improve our foreign intercourse with your queen's special envoy, French will think three times before trying to undermine Siam."
  • (Jodie Foster) "That's very clever, Your Majesty."
  • (Chow Yun-Fat) "As if to sound English bugles in own defense. You shall take charge of all formalities as Mem is obvious choice to make certain guests feel at home."
  • (Jodie Foster) "But -- the anniversary is when?"
  • (Chow Yun-Fat) "Three weeks from yesterday."
  • (Jodie Foster) "Three weeks? That's impossible."
  • (Chow Yun-Fat) "Mem -- The egg is in the bottle."
  • (Chow Yun-Fat) "I will be there in your dreams, as you will be in mine"
  • (Chow Yun-Fat) "You are teacher?"
  • (Jodie Foster) "Yes, Your Majesty, I am."
  • (Chow Yun-Fat) "You do not look sufficient of age for scientific teaching. How many years have you?"
  • (Jodie Foster) "Enough to know that age and wisdom do not necessarily go hand in hand, Your Majesty."
  • (Chow Yun-Fat) "I never danced with an Englishwoman before, mem."
  • (Jodie Foster) "Nor I with a king."
  • (Chow Yun-Fat) "Presenting original pupil and heir apparent. Prince Chulalongkorn."
  • (Chow Yun-Fat) "This, my son, is your new teacher."
  • (Jodie Foster) "It is a great honor, Your Highness."
  • (Chow Yun-Fat) "The Royal Family: Twenty three wives, forty two concubines, fifty eight offspring, and ten more on the way. Each one unique. Each one my hope for the future. I understand your surprise. Not as many as the Emperor of China, but he did not spend half of life in monastery. King making up for lost time."
  • (Chow Yun-Fat) "Gazing at the moon."
  • (Jodie Foster) "Yes, it is beautiful."
  • (Chow Yun-Fat) "As the sun rises, she will surrender the night, but she is always with him, even when he cannot see her."
  • (Jodie Foster) "It must be a great comfort to him."
  • (Chow Yun-Fat) "Yes."
  • (Chow Yun-Fat) "You. Why did you not go to monastery like king order?"
  • (Jodie Foster) "Because l lost one man to the jungle, Your Majesty. l was not about to let that happen again."
  • (Chow Yun-Fat) "Until now, Madame Leonowens, I did not understand supposition,man can be satisfied with only one woman."

Jodie Foster as Anna Leonowens

  • (Jodie Foster) "You cannot shut the world out forever. Believe me, I've tried."
  • (The Kralahome, Prime Minister) "Heir to throne must never be involved in issue of bond-servent. It will resolve itself in time."
  • (Jodie Foster) "Like my house?"
  • (The Kralahome, Prime Minister) "You are learning."
  • (Jodie Foster) "Life is -- precious, especially if you're a Christian and only allowed to have one."
  • (Jodie Foster) "I would like to know why -- , if science can unravel something as beautiful as music -- , why it cannot posit a solution for a schoolteacher and a king."
  • (Chow Yun-Fat) "The manner in which people might understand such new possibilities is also process of evolution."
  • (Jodie Foster) "Everything in Siam has its own time."
  • (Jodie Foster) "Your Majesty, promise me -- Promise me that I will see you again."
  • (The Kralahome, Prime Minister) "When presented to His Majesty, you and son will remember to touch forehead to floor."
  • (Jodie Foster) "Your Excellency, although we have become better acquainted with your customs, we have certainly not forgotten our own."
  • (The Kralahome, Prime Minister) "Then how will you greet him?"
  • (Jodie Foster) "With the utmost respect."
  • (Jodie Foster) "Most people do not see the world as it is. They see it as they are."
  • (Jodie Foster) "You have the power to lead your people --"
  • (Chow Yun-Fat) "Now is not the time to change the way that things are done."
  • (Jodie Foster) "Well, if not now, then when? How many more people must die so that you might save face?"
  • (Jodie Foster) "Everyone should have legends, I think. They allow us to dream."
  • (Interpreter) "Sir is married?"
  • (Jodie Foster) "A widow. Can you please explain to me why you call me "Sir"?"
  • (Interpreter) "Women do not stand in the presence of His Excellency."

Bai Ling as Tuptim

  • (Bai Ling) "I remember my first rice festival. People come from everywhere to see king. He bless all crops, and it begin to rain. I think he was a God."
  • (Jodie Foster) "And now?"
  • (Bai Ling) "He is also a man."
  • (Bai Ling) "How did Mem survive?"
  • (Jodie Foster) "The same way you will. One awful day at a time."
  • (Bai Ling) "If love was a choice, who would ever choose such exquisite pain?"
  • (Bai Ling) "He wrote to me, to bid me farewell. Believing that I was lost forever on the inside. To commit his life in monastery --"
  • (Third Judge) "You will speak in your native tongue."

Randall Duk Kim as General Alak

  • (Randall Duk Kim) "I admire vision, Lady Bradley, in all its forms."
  • (Randall Duk Kim) "These are dangerous times, Your Majesty. A foreigner's influence will be equally sore."

Tom Felton as Louis Leonowens

  • (Tom Felton) "Moonshee, why does the king have so many wives?"
  • (Moonshee, Leonowens' Indian Servant) "That is an excellent question. For your mother"
  • (Tom Felton) "Mother, what's a concubine?"

Keith Chin as Prince Chulalongkorn

  • (Keith Chin) "Son of teacher is forgetting I am son of King."
  • (Tom Felton) "Son of teacher couldn't care less."
  • (Keith Chin) "You will sit somewhere else."
  • (Tom Felton) "I will not."
  • (Jodie Foster) "Louis, remember what I told you."
  • (Tom Felton) "I'm sorry Mother, but he started it."
  • (Keith Chin) "In my country, man never tell a woman he is sorry about anything -- ever. If you had father, you would know that."
  • (Tom Felton) "You don't have a father. You have a map."
  • (Tom Felton) "Louis."
  • (Keith Chin) "It is forbidden to touch royalty."
  • (Tom Felton) "I didn't touch you.- I shoved you. Why don't you get one of your servants to shove me back?"

Ramli Hassan as King Chulalongkorn

  • (Ramli Hassan) "It is always surprising how small a part of life is taken up by meaningful moments. Most often they are over before they start although they cast a light on the future and make the person who originated them unforgettable. Anna had shined such a light on Siam."
  • (Ramli Hassan) "She was the first English woman I had ever met. And it seemed to me she knew more about the world than anyone. But it was a world Siam was afraid would consume them. The monsoon winds had whispered her arrival like a coming storm. Some welcomed the rain, but others feared a raging flood. Still she came, unaware of the suspicion that preceded her. But it wasn't until years later, that I began to appreciate how brave she was, and how alone she must have felt. An English woman. The first I had ever met."

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