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Elizabeth (film) Quotes

Elizabeth (film) is a television program that debuted in 1970 . Elizabeth ended in 1970.

It features Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, and Alison Owen as producer, David Hirschfelder in charge of musical score, and Remi Adefarasin as head of cinematography.

Elizabeth (film) is recorded in English and originally aired in United Kingdom. Each episode of Elizabeth (film) is 123 minutes long. Elizabeth (film) is distributed by Gramercy Pictures.

The cast includes: Cate Blanchett as Elizabeth, Joseph Fiennes as Noble, Geoffrey Rush as Sir Francis Walsingham, and Geoffrey Rush as Walsingham.

Elizabeth (film) Quotes

Geoffrey Rush as Sir Francis Walsingham

  • (Geoffrey Rush) "All men need something greater than themselves to look up to and worship. They must be able to touch the divine here on earth."
  • (Geoffrey Rush) "All Norfolk need do is sign this paper and treason will have been committed."
  • (Cate Blanchett) "Then let him sign it, and let it all be done."
  • (Norfolk) "So cut off my head, and make me a martyr. The people will always remember it."
  • (Geoffrey Rush) "No -- they will forget."
  • (Geoffrey Rush) "There are but two choices: he would get into bed with either Spain or France."
  • (Mary of Guise) "And -- whose bed would you prefer?"
  • (Geoffrey Rush) "Madam, if I may. A prince should never flinch from being blamed for acts of ruthlessness which are necessary for safeguarding the state and their own person. You must take these things so much to heart that you do not fear to strike. Even the very nearest that you have if they be implicated."
  • (Geoffrey Rush) "There is so little beauty in this world, and so much suffering. Do you suppose that is what God had in mind? That is to say if there is a god at all. Perhaps there is nothing in this universe but ourselves. And our thoughts."
  • (Geoffrey Rush) "Your Grace is arrested. You must go with these men to the Tower."
  • (Norfolk) "I must do nothing by your orders. I am Norfolk."
  • (Geoffrey Rush) "You were Norfolk."
  • (Geoffrey Rush) "The dead have no titles."
  • (Bishop Gardiner) "Walsingham. I would know by what authority you have kept us locked up here."
  • (Geoffrey Rush) "Your Graces must forgive me, but you are now free to go."
  • (Bishop Gardiner) "I am sure this infernal work has not saved your bastard queen."
  • (Geoffrey Rush) "Her Majesty has won the argument."
  • (Bishop Gardiner) "By what count?"
  • (Geoffrey Rush) "By five, Your Grace."
  • (Geoffrey Rush) "Five."
  • (Bishop Gardiner) "You will be damned for this. And I pray God your wretched soul will burn in hell."
  • (Geoffrey Rush) "Her Majesty rules with the heart -- not with the head."
  • (Mary of Guise) "Hm, I understand. It is hard for a woman to forget her heart."
  • (Geoffrey Rush) "Tell me, what is God to you? Has he abandoned you? Is he such a worldly god that he must play at politics in the filth of conspiracy? Is he not divine? Tell me the truth, as if you were face to face with him now. I'm a patient man, Father."

Cate Blanchett as Elizabeth

  • (Lord Robert) "When you are Queen --"
  • (Cate Blanchett) "I am not --"
  • (Cate Blanchett) "I am not Queen yet."
  • (Lord Robert) "You will be. Elizabeth, Queen of England. A court to worship you, a country to obey you, poems written celebrating your beauty, music composed in your honor, and they will mean nothing to you. I will mean nothing to you."
  • (Cate Blanchett) "How could you ever be nothing to me? Robert, you know you are everything to me."
  • (Cate Blanchett) "There will be no more talk of marriage."
  • (Lord Robert) "Monsignor Alvaro. Monsignor Alvaro. Monsignor Alvaro, tell me. As well as ambassador, are you not also a bishop?"
  • (De la Quadra) "I am, my lord."
  • (Lord Robert) "Then you can marry us."
  • (De la Quadra) "Marry you ?"
  • (Cate Blanchett) "Perhaps he does not know enough English to perform the ceremony."
  • (Cate Blanchett) "This is the Lord's doing. And it is marvelous in our eyes."
  • (Cate Blanchett) "Aye, but marry who, Your Grace? Would you give me some suggestion? For some say France and others Spain, and some cannot abide foreigners at all. So I am not sure how best to please you unless I married one of each."
  • (Joseph Fiennes) "Now Your Majesty does make fun of the sanctity of marriage."
  • (Cate Blanchett) "I do not think you should lecture me on that, my lord, since you yourself have been twice divorced -- and are now upon your third wife."
  • (Cate Blanchett) "He shall be kept alive to always remind me of how close I came to danger."
  • (Queen Mary) "When I look at you I see nothing of the king, only that whore, your mother. My father never did anything so well as to cut off her head."
  • (Cate Blanchett) "Your Majesty forgets he was also my father."
  • (Sir William Cecil, Lord Burghley) "Forgive me, Madam, but you are only a woman --"
  • (Cate Blanchett) "I may be a woman, Sir William, but if I choose I have the heart of a man. I am my father's daughter. I am not afraid of anything."
  • (Sir William Cecil, Lord Burghley) "Now, I really must --"
  • (Cate Blanchett) "The word "must" is not used to princes."
  • (Queen Mary) "Why will you not confess your crimes against me?"
  • (Cate Blanchett) "Because, Your Majesty, I have committed none."
  • (Queen Mary) "You speak with such sincerity. I see you are still a consummate actress. My husband is gone. They have poisoned my child. They say it is a tumor."
  • (Cate Blanchett) "Madam, you are not well."
  • (Queen Mary) "They say this cancer will make you queen, but they are wrong. Look there, it is your death warrant. All I need do is sign it."
  • (Cate Blanchett) "Mary, if you sign that paper you will be murdering your own sister."
  • (Cate Blanchett) "Invite the Duke of Anjou. We shall see him in flesh."
  • (Monsieur de Foix) "The Duke will not take kindly to a rival for his suit."
  • (Sir William Cecil, Lord Burghley) "He is a traitor and his father before him. Lord Robert's head will end up on a spike, not on the pillow of a Queen."
  • (Cate Blanchett) "She had such power over men's hearts. They died for her."
  • (Geoffrey Rush) "They have found nothing to replace her."
  • (Cate Blanchett) "Kat -- I have become a virgin."
  • (Lord Robert) "Marry me."
  • (Cate Blanchett) "On a night such as this, could any woman say no?"
  • (Lord Robert) "On a night such as this, could a queen say no?"
  • (Cate Blanchett) "Does not a queen sit under the same stars as any other woman?"
  • (Arundel) "Madam, you are cold."
  • (Cate Blanchett) "I do not need your pity."
  • (Arundel) "Accept it, then, for my sake."
  • (Cate Blanchett) "Thank you. I shall not forget this kindness."
  • (Cate Blanchett) "Observe, Lord Burghley, I am married -- to England."
  • (Lord Robert) "For God's sake, you are still my Elizabeth."
  • (Cate Blanchett) "I am not your Elizabeth. I am no man's Elizabeth. And if you think to rule, you are mistaken."
  • (Cate Blanchett) "I will have one mistress here -- and no master."
  • (Cate Blanchett) "I have rid England of her enemies. What do I do now? Am I to be made of stone? Must I be touched by nothing?"
  • (First Bishop) "Madam, by this act -- by this act, you force us to relinquish our allegiance to the Holy Father."
  • (Cate Blanchett) "How can I force you, Your Grace? I am a woman."
  • (Cate Blanchett) "I have no desire to make windows into men's souls. I simply ask, can any man, in truth, serve two masters, and be faithful to both?"
  • (Bishop #2) "Madam, this-this is heresy."
  • (Cate Blanchett) "No, Your Grace, this is -- common sense."
  • (Cate Blanchett) "Which is a most English virtue."

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