The Iron Lady Quotes

The top The Iron Lady quotes selected by the Rotten Tomatoes community. Login to submit a quote!

    1. Margaret Thatcher: If you take the tough decisions, people will hate you today, but they will love you in generations.
    – Submitted by Typhon Q (14 months ago)
    1. Margaret Thatcher: One of the greatest problems of our age is that we are governed by people who care more about feelings than they do about thoughts and ideas. Now, thoughts and ideas, that interests me.
    – Submitted by Typhon Q (14 months ago)
    1. Margaret Thatcher: Gentlemen, shall we join the ladies?
    – Submitted by Rawballs B (16 months ago)
    1. Margaret Thatcher: Watch your thoughts, for they will become actions. Watch your actions, for they'll become... habits. Watch your habits for they will forge your character. Watch your character, for it will make your destiny.
    – Submitted by Dave M (2 years ago)
    1. Margaret Thatcher: Well, it used to be about trying to do something. Now it is about trying to be someone.
    – Submitted by Chad E (2 years ago)
    1. Denis Thatcher: Yes, the medicine is harsh, but the patient requires it in order to live. Should we withhold the medicine? No.
    – Submitted by Hussein A (2 years ago)
    1. Margaret Thatcher: If you take the tough decisions, people will hate you today, but they will love you in generations.
    – Submitted by Ega J (2 years ago)
    1. Margaret Thatcher: If you take the tough decisions, people will hate you today, but they will love you in generations.
    – Submitted by Ega J (2 years ago)
    1. Margaret Thatcher: I don't intend to die washing a teacup. [recall that the end of the film she washes a teacup and walks away]
    – Submitted by Diana B (2 years ago)
    1. Margaret Thatcher: Watch your thoughts, for they become words.Watch your words, for they become actions. Watch your actions, for they become habits. Watch your habits, for they become your character. And watch your character, for it becomes your destiny. What we think, we become. My father always said that. And I think I am fine.
    – Submitted by Dennis L (2 years ago)
    1. Denis Thatcher: You can rewind your past as much as you like but you can't change it.
    – Submitted by Linda M (2 years ago)
    1. Margaret Thatcher: I may be persuaded to surrender the hat. The pearls, however, are absolutely non-negotiable.
    – Submitted by Glen R (2 years ago)
    1. Cabinet Minister: Methinks the right honorable lady doth screech too much! If she wants us to take her seriously, she must learn to calm down!
    2. Margaret Thatcher: If the right honorable gentlemen could perhaps attend more closely to what I'm saying, rather than how I'm saying it, he may receive a valuable education in spite of himself!
    – Submitted by Charo H (2 years ago)
    1. Alexander Haig: Let's face it. The Falkland islands are thousands of miles away, not many of your people there, of no social or economic importance...
    2. Margaret Thatcher: Like Hawaii, you mean?
    – Submitted by Raj G (2 years ago)
    1. Denis Thatcher: Gentlemen, if we don't cut spending we will be bankrupt. Yes, the medicine is harsh, but the patient requires it in order to live. Should we withhold the medicine? No. We are not wrong. We did not seek election and win in order to manage the decline of a great nation.
    – Submitted by Mike T (2 years ago)
    1. Margaret Thatcher: It used to be about trying to do something. Now it's about trying to be someone.
    – Submitted by Eric H (2 years ago)
    1. Margaret Thatcher: We will stand on principle, or we will not stand at all.
    – Submitted by Jared B (2 years ago)
    1. Margaret Thatcher: A person's life has to mean something.
    – Submitted by Monika A (2 years ago)
    1. Margaret Thatcher: One must be brave if one is to take the wheel.
    – Submitted by Tracy K (2 years ago)
    1. Margaret Thatcher: Economics is just like managing your household.
    – Submitted by El-iza B (2 years ago)
    1. Margaret Thatcher: The Falkland Islands belong to Britain and I want them back!
    – Submitted by Lwaz Y (2 years ago)
    1. Margaret Thatcher: With all due respect sir, I have done battle, every single day of my life.
    – Submitted by YunHong C (2 years ago)
    1. Margaret Thatcher: A crime is a crime is a crime
    – Submitted by Alan H (2 years ago)
    1. Margaret Thatcher: It's time to get up! It's time go to work! It's time to put the great, back into Great Britain!
    – Submitted by Erin H (2 years ago)
    1. Margaret Thatcher: Watch your thoughts for they become words. Watch your words for they become actions. Watch your actions for they become...habits. Watch your habits, for they become your character. And watch your character, for it becomes your destiny! What we think we become. My father always said that... and I think I am fine.
    – Submitted by Erin H (2 years ago)

Find More Movie Quotes

Find us on:                     
Help | About | Jobs | Critics Submission | Press | API | Licensing | Mobile