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The Madness of King George Quotes

The Madness of King George is a TV show that appeared on TV in 1970 . The Madness of King George ended its run in 1970.

It features Stephen Evans, and David Parfitt as producer, George Fenton; George Frideric Handel in charge of musical score, and Andrew Dunn (cinematographer) as head of cinematography.

The Madness of King George is recorded in English and originally aired in United Kingdom. Each episode of The Madness of King George is 110 minutes long. The Madness of King George is distributed by The Samuel Goldwyn Company.

The cast includes: Nigel Hawthorne as George III, Jim Carter as Fox, Ian Holm as Dr. Willis, Geoffrey Palmer as Warren, John Wood as Thurlow, Anthony Calf as Fitzroy, Janine Duvitski as Margaret Nicholson, Roger Hammond as Baker, and Rupert Graves as Greville.

The Madness of King George Quotes

Jim Carter as Fox

  • (Jim Carter) "You see that the King did not write his own speech, Mr. Pitt."
  • (Pitt) "The King will do as he's told, Mr. Fox."
  • (Jim Carter) "Then why not be rid of him? If a few ramshackle colonists in America can send him packing, why can't we?"
  • (Jim Carter) "God rot all royals. Give us the wisdom of America."

Rupert Graves as Greville

  • (Rupert Graves) "No, I -- I cannot do it ma'am. Besides, if Her Majesty sees him, he-he-he-he still utters such improprieties."
  • (Lady Pembroke) "About what?"
  • (Rupert Graves) "About -- uh -- about you madam."
  • (Lady Pembroke) "Tell me."
  • (Rupert Graves) "I cannot say."
  • (Lady Pembroke) "What is it His Majesty dreams of doing, Mr.Greville, hmm? Is it this?"
  • (Rupert Graves) "Please madam."
  • (Lady Pembroke) "This?"
  • (Rupert Graves) "Ooh."
  • (Lady Pembroke) "Or this?"

Geoffrey Palmer as Warren

  • (Prince of Wales) "Do you like music, Warren?"
  • (Geoffrey Palmer) "If it's played, sir, I listen to it."
  • (Geoffrey Palmer) "When will you get it into your head that one can produce a copious, regular and exquisitely turned evacuation every day of the week and still be a stranger to reason."

John Wood as Thurlow

  • (John Wood) "The Prince of Wales cannot marry without the King's consent and he CANNOT marry a Catholic. You performed an illegal ceremony."
  • (Clergyman) "And they only give me ten pound for it."
  • (John Wood) "Here's another ten pounds. Keep this to yourself."
  • (Clergyman) "Here, you can't do that, it's against the law."
  • (John Wood) "I am the law."
  • (John Wood) "King Lear; do you think that is wise?"
  • (Ian Holm) "I did not know what the play was about."

Nigel Hawthorne as George III

  • (Nigel Hawthorne) "Six hours of sleep is enough for a man, seven for a woman, and eight for a fool."
  • (Nigel Hawthorne) "What is this? America, I suppose."
  • (Pitt) "No, sir."
  • (Nigel Hawthorne) "Oh, America's not to be spoken of, is that it?"
  • (Pitt) "For your peace of mind, sir. But it's not America."
  • (Nigel Hawthorne) "Peace of mind. I have no peace of mind. I've had no peace of mind since we lost America. Forests, old as the world itself -- meadows -- plains -- strange delicate flowers -- immense solitudes -- and all nature new to art -- all ours -- Mine. Gone. A paradise -- lost."
  • (Nigel Hawthorne) "You'll have to speak up, I don't see very well."
  • (Nigel Hawthorne) "By your dress, sir, and general demeanor, I'd say you were a minister of God."
  • (Ian Holm) "Oh, that's true, Your Majesty, I was once in the service of the Church. Now I practice medicine."
  • (Nigel Hawthorne) "Well, I'm sorry for it. You've quitted a profession I've always loved and embraced one I most heartily DETEST."
  • (Ian Holm) "Our Savior went about healing the sick."
  • (Nigel Hawthorne) "Yes -- but He had not seven hundred pounds a year for it."
  • (Nigel Hawthorne) "Well, that's not bad for a madman."
  • (Nigel Hawthorne) "No life is without its regrets yet none is without its consolations."
  • (Nigel Hawthorne) "When felons were induced to talk, they were shown first the instruments of their torture. The King is shown the instrument of His -- to induce Him NOT to talk --"
  • (Nigel Hawthorne) "What's happened to Mr. Fox?"
  • (Nigel Hawthorne) "Such a dodger. Reform. And too many ideas. Not like you, Mr. Pitt. You don't have ideas."
  • (Nigel Hawthorne) "Is it any wonder a man goes mad?"
  • (Nigel Hawthorne) "What of the colonies, Mr. Pitt?"
  • (Pitt) "America is now a nation, sir."
  • (Nigel Hawthorne) "Is it? Well. We must try and get used to it. I have known stranger things. I once saw a sheep with five legs --"
  • (Nigel Hawthorne) "Good evening, Mrs. King."
  • (Queen Charlotte) "Good evening, Mr. King."
  • (Nigel Hawthorne) "Elbow people. Knee gentlemen. Bending persons. Hand kissers."
  • (Nigel Hawthorne) "Whereas we, George III, in this year of our Lord 1788, do open this Parliament, giving notice that our will and pleasure is that the following bills shall be laid before this House. A bill for the regulation of trade with our possessions in North America --"
  • (Nigel Hawthorne) "Our former possessions in North America --"
  • (Nigel Hawthorne) "Married yet, Mr. Pitt, what what?"
  • (Pitt) "No, sir."
  • (Nigel Hawthorne) "Got your eye on anybody then, hey?"
  • (Pitt) "No, sir."
  • (Nigel Hawthorne) "A man should marry; yes, yes."
  • (Nigel Hawthorne) "Best thing I ever did. And children, you see, children. Great comfort, of course."
  • (Nigel Hawthorne) "This fellow we're putting in as professor at Oxford; was his father Canon of Westminster?"
  • (Pitt) "I've no idea, sir."
  • (Nigel Hawthorne) "Yes. Yes. Phillips. That's the father, this is the son. And the daughter married the organist at Norwich Cathedral. Sharpe. Yes, and their son is the painter. And the other son is a master at Eton. And he married somebody's niece."
  • (Pitt) "Your Majesty's knowledge of even the lowliest of your appointments never ceases to astonish me."
  • (Nigel Hawthorne) "Fine cluster there, eh?"
  • (Nigel Hawthorne) "Go on. Look. Look. Go on. You might learn something."
  • (Nigel Hawthorne) "Good arse too."
  • (Nigel Hawthorne) "And warm, eh, I'll bet. Ahh."
  • (Nigel Hawthorne) "Push off, you fat turd."

Janine Duvitski as Margaret Nicholson

  • (Janine Duvitski) "I have a property due to me from the Crown of England."
  • (Nigel Hawthorne) "The poor creature's mad. No, do not hurt her, she has not hurt me."
  • (Janine Duvitski) "Give me my property or the country will be drenched in blood."
  • (Nigel Hawthorne) "Will it indeed, madam?"
  • (Nigel Hawthorne) "Well, not with this. It's a fruit knife, wouldn't cut a cabbage."

Roger Hammond as Baker

  • (Roger Hammond) "Medicine, young man, is a science. It consists of observation. Whether a man's water is blue is neither here nor there."

Ian Holm as Dr. Willis

  • (Ian Holm) "I have You in my eye, sir. And I shall KEEP You in my eye until You learn to behave and do as You're told."
  • (Nigel Hawthorne) "I am the King. I tell, I am not TOLD. I am the VERB, sir, not the OBJECT."
  • (Pitt) "I used to sit with my father when he was ill. I used to read him Shakespeare."
  • (Ian Holm) "I have never read Shakespeare."
  • (Ian Holm) "I am a clergyman."
  • (Ian Holm) "If the King refuses food, He will be restrained. If He claims to have no appetite, He will be restrained. If He swears and indulges in MEANINGLESS DISCOURSE -- He will be restrained. If He throws off his bed-clothes, tears away His bandages, scratches at His sores, and if He does not strive EVERY day and ALWAYS towards His OWN RECOVERY -- then He must be restrained."
  • (Nigel Hawthorne) "I am the King of England."
  • (Ian Holm) "NO, sir. You are the PATIENT."

Anthony Calf as Fitzroy

  • (Anthony Calf) "To be kind does not commend you to kings. They see it, as they see any flow of feeling, as a liberty. A blind eye will serve you better."

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