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Twelfth Night (1996 film) Quotes

Twelfth Night (1996 film) is a TV program that was first aired in 1970 . Twelfth Night ended its run in 1970.

It features Stephen Evans (film producer) as producer, Shaun Davey in charge of musical score, and Clive Tickner as head of cinematography.

Twelfth Night (1996 film) is recorded in English and originally aired in United Kingdom. Each episode of Twelfth Night (1996 film) is 134 minutes long. Twelfth Night (1996 film) is distributed by Fine Line Features.

The cast includes: Toby Stephens as Orsino, Ben Kingsley as Feste, Helena Bonham Carter as Olivia, Nigel Hawthorne as Malvolio, Imelda Staunton as Maria, Imogen Stubbs as Viola, and Steven Mackintosh as Sebastian.

Twelfth Night (1996 film) Quotes

Ben Kingsley as Feste

  • (Ben Kingsley) "And thus the whirligig of time brings in his revenges."
  • (Ben Kingsley) "Good madonna, why mournest thou?"
  • (Helena Bonham Carter) "Good fool, for my brother's death."
  • (Ben Kingsley) "I think his soul is in hell, madonna."
  • (Helena Bonham Carter) "I know his soul is in heaven, fool."
  • (Ben Kingsley) "The more fool, madonna, to mourn for your brother's soul being in heaven."
  • (Unnamed) "Dost thou live by thy music, friend?"
  • (Ben Kingsley) "No, sir, I live by the church."
  • (Unnamed) "Art thou a churchman?"
  • (Ben Kingsley) "No such matter, sir: I do live by the church; for I do live at my house, and my house doth stand by the church."

Helena Bonham Carter as Olivia

  • (Helena Bonham Carter) "Why, this is very midsummer's madness."
  • (Helena Bonham Carter) "I heard you were saucy at my gates, and allowed your approach rather to wonder at you than to hear you."
  • (Helena Bonham Carter) "Alas, poor fool, how have they baffled thee."

Nigel Hawthorne as Malvolio

  • (Nigel Hawthorne) "I'll be revenged on the whole pack of you."
  • (Nigel Hawthorne) "Were not you even now with the Countess Olivia?"
  • (Unnamed) "Even now, sir; on a moderate pace I have since arrived but hither."
  • (Nigel Hawthorne) "She returns this ring to you, sir: you might have saved me my pains, to have taken it away yourself. She adds, moreover, that you should put your lord into a desperate assurance she will none of him. Receive it so."
  • (Unnamed) "She took the ring of me? I'll none of it."
  • (Nigel Hawthorne) "Come, sir, you peevishly threw it to her; and her will is, it should be so returned: if it be worth stooping for, there it lies in your eye; if not, be it his that finds it."
  • (Nigel Hawthorne) "My masters, are you mad? Have ye no wit, manners, nor honesty, but to gabble like tinkers at this time of night? Do ye make an alehouse of my lady's house? Is there no respect of place, persons, nor time in you?"
  • (Nigel Hawthorne) "Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."

Imelda Staunton as Maria

  • (Imelda Staunton) "By my troth, Sir Toby, you must come in earlier o' nights. That quaffing and drinking will undo you: I heard my lady talk of it yesterday; and of a foolish knight that you brought here to be her wooer."
  • (Unnamed) "Who, Sir Andrew Aguecheek?"
  • (Imelda Staunton) "Ay, he."
  • (Unnamed) "He's as tall a man as any's in Illyria."
  • (Imelda Staunton) "What's that to the purpose?"
  • (Imelda Staunton) "Go shake your ears."
  • (Imelda Staunton) "But that he have the gift of a coward he would quickly have the gift of a grave."

Steven Mackintosh as Sebastian

  • (Steven Mackintosh) "I prithee, vent thy folly somewhere else: Thou know'st not me."
  • (Ben Kingsley) "Vent my folly. Tell me what I shall vent to my lady: shall I vent to her that thou art coming?"

Toby Stephens as Orsino

  • (Toby Stephens) "There's for thy pains."
  • (Ben Kingsley) "No pains, sir: I take pleasure in singing, sir."
  • (Toby Stephens) "I'll pay thy pleasure then."
  • (Ben Kingsley) "Truly, sir, and pleasure will be paid, one time or another."
  • (Toby Stephens) "Make no compare Between that love a woman can bear me And that I owe Olivia."
  • (Unnamed) "Ay, but I know --"
  • (Unnamed) "What dost thou know?"
  • (Unnamed) "Too well what love women to men may owe. In faith, they are as true of heart as we. My father had a daughter lov'd a man As it might be perhaps, were I a woman, I should your lordship."
  • (Toby Stephens) "And what's her history?"
  • (Unnamed) "A blank, my lord. She never told her love, But let concealment, like a worm i' th' bud, Feed on her damask cheek. She pin'd in thought; And, with a green and yellow melancholy, She sat like Patience on a monument, Smiling at grief. Was not this love indeed? We men may say more, swear more; but indeed Our shows are more than will; for still we prove Much in our vows but little in our love."
  • (Toby Stephens) "But died thy sister of her love, my boy?"
  • (Unnamed) "I am all the daughters of my father's house, And all the brothers too-and yet I know not."

Imogen Stubbs as Viola

  • (Unnamed) "If this be so, as yet the glass seems true, I shall have share in this most happy wreck."
  • (Unnamed) "Boy, thou hast said to me a thousand times thou never shouldst love woman like to me."
  • (Imogen Stubbs) "And all those sayings will I overswear."
  • (Unnamed) "Give me thy hand. Your master quits you; and for your service done him, so much against the mettle of your sex, here is my hand. You shall from this time be your master's mistress."

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