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Queen Christina (film) Quotes

Queen Christina (film) is a television program that first aired in 1970 . Queen Christina ended in 1970.

It features Walter Wanger as producer, Herbert Stothart in charge of musical score, and William Daniels (cinematographer) as head of cinematography.

Queen Christina (film) is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of Queen Christina (film) is 97 minutes long. Queen Christina (film) is distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

The cast includes: Lewis Stone as Oxenstierna, John Gilbert as Antonio, Ian Keith as Magnus, Richard Alexander as Elsa, David Torrence as Archbishop, Reginald Owen as Charles, C. Aubrey Smith as Aage, and Sally Blane as Ebba.

Queen Christina (film) Quotes

John Gilbert as Antonio

  • (John Gilbert) "It's all a question of climate. You can't serenade a woman in a snowstorm. All the graces in the arts of love; the elaborate approches that will make the game of love amusing; can only be practiced in those countries that quiver in the heat in the sun."
  • (John Gilbert) "You are very pretty, Elsa. Are you also good?"
  • (Richard Alexander) "When I do not like a man, yes."
  • (Queen Christina) "That's a true virtue."
  • (John Gilbert) "The basis of all morality in a sentence."
  • (Queen Christina) "Forgive me for being a Queen."
  • (John Gilbert) "What do you want of me?"
  • (Queen Christina) "What do I want? What? I want back that room in the inn. The snow that fell. The warm fire and the sweet hours. Beloved one."
  • (John Gilbert) "My country could have no greater tribute than your Majesty's curiosity."
  • (Queen Christina) "In honoring your great men, we elevate ourselves."
  • (Antonio's Companion in Coach) "It is still snowing my lord."
  • (John Gilbert) "Good."
  • (John Gilbert) "Of course. It has to be. I felt it. I felt it. The presence. Oh, life is so gloriously improbable."
  • (John Gilbert) "They warmed and ripened in the Spanish sun. My haciendas overrun with them. In the season of the grape harvest, the air; smells purple. Purple grapes."
  • (John Gilbert) "Why did you go out of your way to make me look ridiculous? All that idiotic talk of love and beauty. You made my heart beat. You made me dream like a fool and talk like one."
  • (Queen Christina) "I thought you'd understand, when you saw me again, what had happened. That it had been so enchanting to be a woman; not a Queen. Just a woman in a man's arms."
  • (Queen Christina) "Great love --"
  • (John Gilbert) "Don't you believe in it's possibility?"
  • (Queen Christina) "In it's possibility; yes. But not in its existence. A great love, perfect love, is an illusion. It is the golden fable of which we all dream. But in ordinary life it doesn't happen. In ordinary life one must be content with less."
  • (John Gilbert) "There's a mystery in you."
  • (Queen Christina) "Is there not in every human being?"

Lewis Stone as Oxenstierna

  • (Queen Christina) "Must we live for the dead?"
  • (Lewis Stone) "For the great dead, yes, Your Majesty."
  • (Lewis Stone) "The sword has made Sweden great, your majesty."
  • (Queen Christina) "Yes, but do we not exult it too much, Chancellor?"
  • (Lewis Stone) "You cannot remake the world, your majesty."
  • (Queen Christina) "Why not? Look, Chancellor, the philosophers remake it. The artists remake it. The scientist remake it. Now, why not we; we the power? The people follow blindly, the generals lead them to destruction. Will they not follow us? We'll lead them beyond themselves. Where there is grace and beauty and gaiety and freedom."
  • (Lewis Stone) "Europe is an armed camp, your majesty. Not a Utopia peopled with shepherds."

Ian Keith as Magnus

  • (Ian Keith) "I am your destiny, Christina."
  • (Queen Christina) "Are you? I long to escape my destiny."
  • (Ian Keith) "You will long to return to it."
  • (Queen Christina) "This war is expensive."
  • (Ian Keith) "The parliament clamors for more war."
  • (Lewis Stone) "They clamor for a Swedish marriage for your majesty. They clamor for an heir of Swedish blood."
  • (Queen Christina) "In short, Chancellor, they clamor."

C. Aubrey Smith as Aage

  • (Queen Christina) "Aage, my riding coat. We go out in the snow."
  • (C. Aubrey Smith) "To hunt, your Majesty."
  • (Queen Christina) "At least, not to be hunted."
  • (Queen Christina) "What a clever fellow is this, Aage."
  • (C. Aubrey Smith) "Who?"
  • (Queen Christina) "Molière."
  • (C. Aubrey Smith) "What is he?"
  • (Queen Christina) "Oh, he writes plays. He makes fun of pretentious ladies."
  • (Queen Christina) ""As for me, Uncle, all I can say is that I think marriage is an all together shocking thing. How is it possible to endure the idea of sleeping with a man in the room.""
  • (C. Aubrey Smith) "Is that good, your Majesty?"
  • (Queen Christina) "Not bad, Aage, Not bad."
  • (Queen Christina) "Ebba, come in."
  • (C. Aubrey Smith) "Now, don't dally, your majesty. You have a busy day."
  • (Queen Christina) "Good morning, Ebba."
  • (Queen Christina) "What are you doing up so early?"
  • (Sally Blane) "I couldn't sleep."
  • (Queen Christina) "That means you're either happy or unhappy. Which is it?"
  • (Sally Blane) "Happy."

Reginald Owen as Charles

  • (Reginald Owen) "The world wins with the fame of our armies. And we shall win still greater glories for Sweden."

Sally Blane as Ebba

  • (Queen Christina) "It is you I cannot forgive, Ebba. You needn't fear my domination any longer."
  • (Sally Blane) "Oh, your Majesty, please."
  • (Queen Christina) "You pretended to be interested in me and my problems. Your sympathy. Your concern. All pretends. Underneath, which, you resented me."
  • (Sally Blane) "Oh, you do not understand. Your majesty."
  • (Queen Christina) "Your difficulty is, Ebba, that I do."
  • (Sally Blane) "Lets go for a sleigh ride."
  • (Queen Christina) "I can't now."
  • (Sally Blane) "Oh, why not?"
  • (Queen Christina) "Ambassadors. Treaties. Councils."
  • (Sally Blane) "How boring."
  • (Queen Christina) "But, we go afterwards, Ebba."
  • (Sally Blane) "Oh, you always say that. But, at the end of the day, you're never free to go anywhere. You're surrounded by musty old papers and musty old men and I can't get near you."
  • (Queen Christina) "Today, I'll dispose of them by sundown. I promise you. And we'll go away, for two or three days in the country. Wouldn't you like that?"
  • (Sally Blane) "Oh, I'd love it."

David Torrence as Archbishop

  • (David Torrence) "This is not a normal war for treasure or conquest. It is for our faith and for our God."
  • (Queen Christina) "God is being invoked in many lands, these days, your grace. What about the enemy's God?"
  • (David Torrence) "When the enemy invokes God; that is blasphemy, your majesty."
  • (Queen Christina) "I wish I had your confidence, Archbishop."

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