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The King's Speech Quotes

The King's Speech is a TV program that first aired in 1970 . The King's Speech completed its run in 1970.

It features Iain Canning as producer, Alexandre Desplat in charge of musical score, and Danny Cohen (cinematographer) as head of cinematography.

The King's Speech is recorded in English and originally aired in United Kingdom. Each episode of The King's Speech is 119 minutes long. The King's Speech is distributed by Momentum Pictures The Weinstein Company.

The cast includes: Colin Firth as King George VI, Geoffrey Rush as Lionel Logue, Helena Bonham Carter as Queen Elizabeth, Freya Wilson as Lilibet, Guy Pearce as King Edward VIII, Colin Firth as King George V, and Anthony Andrews as Stanley Baldwin.

The King's Speech Quotes

Colin Firth as King George VI

  • (Colin Firth) "Logue, however this turns out, I don't know how to thank you -- for what you've done."
  • (Geoffrey Rush) "Knighthood?"
  • (Colin Firth) "Every monarch in history has succeeded someone who is dead, or just about to be. My predecessor's not only alive, but very much so. Bloody mess. Can't even give them a Christmas speech."
  • (Geoffrey Rush) "Like your dad used to do."
  • (Colin Firth) "Precisely."
  • (Geoffrey Rush) "He's not here anymore."
  • (Colin Firth) "Yes he is: he's on that shilling I gave you."
  • (Geoffrey Rush) "Easy enough to give away. You don't have to carry him around in your pocket. Or your brother. You don't need to be afraid of the things you were afraid of when you were five."
  • (Colin Firth) "In this -- grave -- hour; f*** f*** f***; perhaps the most fateful in our history; bugger s*** s***."
  • (Colin Firth) "I send to every household of my --"
  • (Colin Firth) "You see, 'P' is always difficult, even -- even when I'm singing."
  • (Colin Firth) "I'm not a king. I'm not a king."
  • (Colin Firth) "Waiting for me to -- commence a conversation, one can wait rather a long wait."
  • (Colin Firth) "We're not a family, we're a firm."
  • (Colin Firth) "Is the nation ready for two -- minutes of radio silence?"
  • (Colin Firth) "And you put that woman in our mother's suite."
  • (Guy Pearce) "Mama's not still in the bed, is she?"
  • (Colin Firth) "That's not funny."
  • (Colin Firth) "Logue, we can't stay here all day."
  • (Geoffrey Rush) "Yes, we can."
  • (Colin Firth) "Logue."
  • (Geoffrey Rush) "I need to wait for the right moment."
  • (Colin Firth) "Logue, you're being a coward."
  • (Geoffrey Rush) "You're damn right."
  • (Colin Firth) "Get out there, now."
  • (Geoffrey Rush) "Helly, Myrtle, darling."
  • (Geoffrey Rush) "You're early. Oh, I believe you two --"
  • (Geoffrey Rush) "-- have met, but I don't think you know -- King George VI."
  • (Colin Firth) "It's very nice to meet you."
  • (Colin Firth) "David, I've been trying to see you."
  • (Guy Pearce) "I've been terribly busy."
  • (Colin Firth) "Doing what?"
  • (Guy Pearce) "Kinging."
  • (Colin Firth) "-- a sieve of thisted siffles."
  • (Colin Firth) "I'm not going to sit here warbling."
  • (Geoffrey Rush) "You can with me."
  • (Colin Firth) "Because you're peculiar."
  • (Geoffrey Rush) "I take that as a compliment."
  • (Colin Firth) "All that -- work -- down the drain. My own -- b -- brother, I couldn't say a single w-word to him in reply."
  • (Geoffrey Rush) "Why do you stammer so much more with David than you ever do with me?"
  • (Colin Firth) "'Cos you're b -- bloody well paid to listen."
  • (Geoffrey Rush) "Bertie, I'm not a geisha girl."
  • (Colin Firth) "Stop trying to be so bloody clever."
  • (Geoffrey Rush) "What is it about David that stops you speaking?"
  • (Colin Firth) "What is it about you that bloody well makes you want to go on about it the whole bloody time?"
  • (Geoffrey Rush) "Vulgar, but fluent; you don't stammer when you swear."
  • (Colin Firth) "Oh, bugger off."
  • (Geoffrey Rush) "Is that the best you can do?"
  • (Colin Firth) "Well -- bloody bugger to you, you beastly bastard."
  • (Geoffrey Rush) "Oh, a public school prig could do better than that."
  • (Colin Firth) "s***. s***, s***, s***, s***, s***, s***, s***, s***, s***, s***, s***, s***."
  • (Geoffrey Rush) "Yes."
  • (Colin Firth) "s***."
  • (Geoffrey Rush) "Defecation flows trippingly from the tongue."
  • (Colin Firth) "Because I'm angry."
  • (Geoffrey Rush) "Do you know the f-word?"
  • (Colin Firth) "F -- f -- fornication?"
  • (Geoffrey Rush) "Oh, Bertie."
  • (Colin Firth) "f***. f***. f***, f***, f*** and f***. f***, f*** and bugger. Bugger, bugger, buggerty buggerty buggerty, f***, f***, arse."
  • (Geoffrey Rush) "Yes --"
  • (Colin Firth) "Balls, balls --"
  • (Geoffrey Rush) "-- you see, not a hesitation."
  • (Colin Firth) "-- f***ity, s***, s***, f*** and willy. Willy, s*** and f*** and -- tits."
  • (Colin Firth) "In the past, all a King had to do was look respectable in uniform and not fall off his horse. Now we must invade people's homes and ingratiate ourselves with them. This family's been reduced to those lowest, basest of all creatures. We've become actors."
  • (Colin Firth) "If, uh -- if we were equals, I wouldn't -- be here. I'd be at -- at -- home with my wife, and no one would -- give a damn."

Geoffrey Rush as Lionel Logue

  • (Myrtle Logue) "What's the matter, love?"
  • (Geoffrey Rush) "I'm just having trouble with a patient."
  • (Myrtle Logue) "That isn't like you. Why?"
  • (Geoffrey Rush) "Scared. He's afraid of his own shadow."
  • (Myrtle Logue) "Isn't that why they come to you?"
  • (Geoffrey Rush) "Would I lie to a prince of the realm to win twelve pennies?"
  • (Colin Firth) "I have no idea what an Australian might do for that sort of money."
  • (Geoffrey Rush) "This fellow could really be somebody great. He's fighting me."
  • (Myrtle Logue) "Perhaps he doesn't want to be great. Perhaps that's what you want."
  • (Geoffrey Rush) "Well, please, don't do that."
  • (Colin Firth) "I'm sorry?"
  • (Geoffrey Rush) "I believe sucking smoke into your lungs will -- will kill you."
  • (Colin Firth) "My physicians said it relaxes the -- the -- the throat."
  • (Geoffrey Rush) "They're idiots."
  • (Colin Firth) "They've all been knighted."
  • (Geoffrey Rush) "Makes it official, then."
  • (Geoffrey Rush) "Do you know any jokes?"
  • (Colin Firth) "E -- e -- Timing isn't my strong suit."
  • (Geoffrey Rush) "Am I considered the enemy?"
  • (Helena Bonham Carter) "You will be, if you remain unobliging."
  • (Geoffrey Rush) "How do you feel?"
  • (Colin Firth) "Full of hot air."
  • (Geoffrey Rush) "Isn't that what public speaking's all about?"
  • (Geoffrey Rush) "My castle, my rules."
  • (Geoffrey Rush) "You still stammered on the 'W'."
  • (Colin Firth) "Well, I had to throw in a few so they knew it was me."
  • (Geoffrey Rush) "Well, we need to have your hubby pop by. Uh, Tuesday would be good. He can give me his personal details, I'll make a frank appraisal, and then we'll take it from there."
  • (Helena Bonham Carter) "Doctor, forgive me, ah -- I don't have a "hubby," we don't "pop," and nor do we ever talk about our private lives. No, you must come to us."
  • (Geoffrey Rush) "I'm sorry, Mrs. Johnson; my game, my turf, my rules."

Freya Wilson as Lilibet

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Guy Pearce as King Edward VIII

  • (Guy Pearce) "Haven't I any rights?"
  • (Colin Firth) "Many privileges."
  • (Guy Pearce) "Not the same thing."

Helena Bonham Carter as Queen Elizabeth

  • (Myrtle Logue) "Will their Majesties be staying to dinner?"
  • (Helena Bonham Carter) "We'd love to; such a treat; but, ah -- alas, a -- previous engagement. What a pity."
  • (Helena Bonham Carter) "My husband is, um -- well, he's required to speak publicly."
  • (Geoffrey Rush) "Perhaps he should change jobs."
  • (Helena Bonham Carter) "He can't."
  • (Geoffrey Rush) "Indentured servitude?"
  • (Helena Bonham Carter) "Something of that nature, yes."
  • (Myrtle Logue) "You. You?"
  • (Helena Bonham Carter) "It's 'Your Majesty' the first time. After that, it's 'ma'am', as in 'ham'. Not 'ma'am', as in 'palm'."
  • (Helena Bonham Carter) "Apparently she has certain skills; acquired in an establishment in Shanghai."

Anthony Andrews as Stanley Baldwin

  • (Anthony Andrews) "Sir, I have asked to see you today in order to tender my resignation as Prime Minister."
  • (Colin Firth) "I'm so sorry to hear that -- Mr Baldwin."
  • (Anthony Andrews) "Neville Chamberlain will take my place as Prime Minister. It's a matter of principle. I was mistaken. I have found it impossible to believe that there is any man in the world so lacking in moral feeling as Hitler that the world may be hurled for a second time into the abyss of destructive war."
  • (Colin Firth) "Churchill was right all along. This was always Hitler's intention."
  • (Anthony Andrews) "I'm only very sorry to leave you at this great time of crisis. I'm very much afraid, sir, that your greatest test is yet to come."

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