“Anna and the King” quotes(1999)
Plot – In 1862 Anna Leonowens, a British teacher recently widowed, arrives in Siam with his teenage son. She has agreed to be the governess of the 58 children of King Mongkut, of his official wife and concubines. Anna knows few things about the king except that his people reveres him as a god. Anna wants to be superior until she realizes that the king returns her with the same feelings: when their conversations turn into misunderstandings and contrasts, neither of them want to stop arguing. During the celebration for an anniversary of Mongkut, Anna is in charge to set up table and dinner for diplomats and special guests. When the king receives more troubling news about un upcoming war, he decides to move to a safer area with his family and Anna joins them against Mongkut's approval. Back in the palace, Anna informs the king on her decision to return to her country, but he asks her a final dance.
All actors – Jodie Foster, Yun-Fat Chow, Bai Ling, Tom Felton, Syed Alwi, Randall Duk Kim, Kay Siu Lim, Melissa Campbell, Keith Chin, Mano Maniam, Shanthini Venugopal, Deanna Yusoff, Geoffrey Palmer, Ann Firbank, Bill Stewart, Sean Ghazi, K.K. Moggie, Dharma Harun Al-Rashid, Harith Iskander, Yusof B. Mohd Kassim, Afdlin Shauki, Swee Lin Neo, Ramli Hassan, Robert Hands, Yu Beng Lim, Kenneth Tsang, Kee Thuan Chye, Patrick Teoh, Aimi Aziz, Ellie Suriaty Omar, Tina Lee Siew Ting, Ruby Wong, Zaridah Abdul Malik, Fariza Azlina, Ahmad Mazlan, Mohd Razib Saliman, Zaibo, Pak Ling, Mahmud Ali Basah, Zulhaila Siregar, Jean-Luc Russiershow all
“Anna and the King” Quotes 25 quotes
“- The Kralahome, Prime Minister: When presented to His Majesty, you and your son will remember to touch forehead to floor.
- Anna Leonowens: Your Excellency, although we have become better acquainted with your customs, we have certainly not forgotten our own.
- The Kralahome, Prime Minister: Then how will you greet him?
- Anna Leonowens: With...” (continue)(continue reading)
“- Tuptim: I remember my first rice festival. People come from everywhere to see the king. He bless all crops and it begin to rain. I think he was a God.
- Anna Leonowens: And now?
- Tuptim: He is also a man.”
“In my country, man never tell a woman he is sorry about anything... ever! If you had father, you would know that.”
“If love was a choice, who would ever choose such exquisite pain?”
- Interpreter: Sir is married?
- Anna Leonowens: A widow. Can you please explain to me why you call me "Sir"?
- Interpreter: Women do not stand in the presence of His Excellency.
“- Anna Leonowens: I would like to know why, if science can unravel something as beautiful as music... why it cannot posit a solution for a schoolteacher and a king.
- King Mongkut: The manner in which people might understand such new possibilities is also process of evolution.
- Anna Leonowens: Everything in Siam has its own time.”
“Life is precious, especially if you're a Christian and only allowed to have one.”
“- Tuptim: How did Mem survive?
- Anna Leonowens: The same way you will. One awful day at a time.”
“Most people do not see the world as it is. They see it as they are.”
“I will be there in your dreams, as you will be in mine.”
“- Anna Leonowens: My mind has taken me down many roads of late. All of which lead absolutely nowhere. What would Buddha say of that?
- King Mongkut: That roads are for journeys, ma'am, not destinations.”
“- King Mongkut: Gazing at the moon?
- Anna Leonowens: Yes, it is beautiful.
- King Mongkut: As the sun rises, she will surrender the night, but she is always with him, even when he cannot see her.
- Anna Leonowens: It must be a great comfort to him.”
“The Royal Family: Twenty three wives, forty two concubines, fifty eight offspring, and ten more on the way. Each one unique. Each one my hope for the future. I understand your surprise. Not as many as the Emperor of China, but he did not spend half of life in monastery. King making up for lost time.”
“Until now, Madame Leonowens, I did not understand the supposition man can be satisfied with only one woman.”
“She was the first English woman I had ever met. And it seemed to me she knew more about the world than anyone. But it was a world Siam was afraid would consume them. The monsoon winds had whispered her arrival like a coming storm. Some welcomed the rain, but others feared a raging flood. Still she came, unaware of the suspicion that preceded...” (continue)(continue reading)
“- King Mongkut: l have decided to give self anniversary dinner and invite important English nobles and diplomats.
- Anna Leonowens: l don't understand.
- King Mongkut: French lndochina grows stronger and more aggressive. But if l improve our foreign intercourse with your queen's special envoy, French will think three times before trying to...” (continue)(continue reading)
“When a woman who has much to say says nothing, her silence can be deafening.”
“- King Mongkut: I never danced with an Englishwoman before, mem.
- Anna Leonowens: Nor I with a king.”