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“The Queen” quotes
Title The Queen
All actors – Helen Mirren, James Cromwell, Alex Jennings, Roger Allam, Sylvia Syms, Tim McMullan, Robin Soans, Lola Peploe, Douglas Reith, Joyce Henderson, Pat Laffan, Amanda Hadingue
“Thank you all for coming at such short notice. I think we all agree that this is an extraordinarily sensitive occasion which presents us with tremendous challenges logistically, constitutionally, practically, diplomatically, and procedurally.”
“- Alastair Campbell: Well, at least the old bat's finally agreed to visit Diana's coffin.
- Tony Blair: You know, when you get it wrong, you really get it wrong! That woman has given her whole life in service to her people. Fifty years doing a job she never wanted!”
“Balmoral always seems to breath peace and make one forget the world and its sad turmoils.”
“- The Queen: What did she say?
- Prince Philip: Something about Diana managing to be even more annoying dead than alive.
- The Queen: Just make sure you never let the boys hear you talk like that!”
“A chorus line of soap stars and homosexuals.”
“- The Queen: I declare that my whole life, rather it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service.
- Queen Mother: Your whole life. That is a commitment to God, as well as your people.”
“You must show your strength, reassert your authority. You sit on the most powerful throne in Europe, head of an unbroken line that goes back more than a thousand years.”
“Elton John wishes to sing at the funeral. Should be a first for Westminster Abbey.”
“That's the way we do things in this country, quietly, with dignity. That's what the rest of the world has always admired us for.”
“They, er, sent a copy of the Queen's speech. Might want to scrape the frost off it first... Oh, I phoned them with a couple of suggestions, to make it sound like it came from a human being.”
“Sleeping in the streets and pulling out their hair for someone they never knew. And they think we're mad!”
“You are my tenth Prime Minister Mr Blair. My first of course was Winston Churchill, he sat in your chair in a frock coat and top hat. And he was kind enough to give a shy young girl like me quite an education.”
“Do you really think that any of your predecessors would've dropped everything and gone up to London because a bunch of hysterics carrying candles needed help with their grief?”
“Nowadays people want glamor and tears, the grand performance. I've never been good at that.”
“A job she watched kill her father. She's executed it with honor, dignity, and, as far as I can tell, without a single blemish, and now we're all baying for her blood! All because she's struggling to lead the world in mourning for someone who... who threw everything she offered back in her face.”
“There's been a change, some shift in values. When you no longer understand your people, mummy, maybe it is time to hand it over to the next generation.”