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The King's Speech Quotes

  • Lionel Logue: Do you know any jokes?
    King George VI: ...Timing isn't my strong suit.


  • George 'Bertie' VI: For the second time in the lives of most of us we are at war. Over and over again we have tried to find a peaceful way out of the differences between ourselves and those who are now our enemies. But it has been in vain. We have been forced into a conflict. For we are called, with our allies, to meet the challenge of a principle which, if it were to prevail, would be fatal to any civilized order in the world. Such a principle, stripped of all disguise, is surely the mere primitive doctrine that might is right. For the sake of all that we ourselves hold dear, and of the world’s order and peace, it is unthinkable that we should refuse to meet the challenge. It is to this high purpose that I now call my people at home and my peoples across the seas, who will make our cause their own. I ask them to stand calm and firm, and united in this time of trial. The task will be hard. There may be dark days ahead, and war can no longer be confined to the battlefield. But we can only do the right as we see the right and reverently commit our cause to God.


  • George 'Bertie' VI: I'm not here to discuss personal matters.
    Lionel Logue: Why're you here then?
    Lionel Logue: Why are you here then?
    George 'Bertie' VI: Because I bloody well stammer!
    Lionel Logue: Temper.


  • George 'Bertie' VI: If I'm King, where's my power? Can I form a government? Can I levy a tax, declare a war? No! And yet I am the seat of all authority. Why? Because the nation believes that when I speak, I speak for them. But I can't speak.


  • Lionel Logue: Please don't smoke. I believe sucking cigarette smoke into your lungs will kill you.
    George 'Bertie' VI: I need to relax. My physicians say it relaxes the throat.
    Lionel Logue: They're idiots.
    George 'Bertie' VI: They've all been knighted.
    Lionel Logue: Makes it official then.


  • Queen Elizabeth: I intend to be a very great queen...to a very great king.


  • Lionel Logue: Do you know The "F Word"?
    Lionel Logue: Do you know The 'F word'?
    George 'Bertie' VI: F-F-Fornication?


  • King George VI: Listen to Me! Listen to Me!
    Lionel Logue: Why would i waste my time listening to you?
    Lionel Logue: Why would I waste my time listening to you?
    King George VI: because i have a voice!
    King George VI: because I have a voice!
    Lionel Logue: yes you do
    Lionel Logue: Yes you do.


  • George 'Bertie' VI: Fuck. Fuck! Fuck, fuck, fuck and fuck! Fuck, fuck and bugger! Bugger, bugger, buggerty buggerty buggerty, fuck, fuck, arse! Balls! Balls, fuck, fucketty, shit, shit, willy! Willy, shit, fuck, and tits.


  • King George VI: What are you doing? Get up you can't seat there. Get up.
    King George VI: [Sees Logue is sitting on the coronation throne] What are you doing? Get up! You can't sit there! GET UP!
    Lionel Logue: Why not? It's a chair.


  • King George VI: Because I have a right to be heard. I have a voice!


  • King George V: We have been reduced to those most vile of creatures... Actors.
    King George V: We've been reduced to the most vile and loathsome profession of all: actors.


  • Lionel Logue: Do you know the "F" word?
    Lionel Logue: Do you know the "f" word?
    George 'Bertie' VI: Fornicate?
    George 'Bertie' VI: Ffff... fornication?


  • George 'Bertie' VI: I believe I can make my own decision in this personal matter
    George 'Bertie' VI: I believe I can make my own decision in this personal matter.
    Archbishop Cosmo Lang: I'm just concerned about the king
    Archbishop Cosmo Lang: I'm just concerned about the king.
    George 'Bertie' VI: Thank you for your consideration, but it's my head
    George 'Bertie' VI: Thank you for your consideration, but it's my head.


  • Robert Wood: Let the microphone do the work.


  • Lionel Logue: "We're not a family we're a firm."
    Lionel Logue: We're not a family, we're a firm.


  • Lionel Logue: You still stammered on the 'W'.
    King George VI: Well I had to throw in a few so they knew it was me.


  • Lionel Logue: I believe that sucking smoke into your lungs will kill you.
    King George VI: My physicians say it relaxes the throat.
    Lionel Logue: They're idiots.
    King George VI: They've all been knighted.
    Lionel Logue: Makes it official then.


  • Lionel Logue: You don?t need to be afraid of things you were afraid of when you were five.
    Lionel Logue: You don't need to be afraid of things you were afraid of when you were five.


  • Lionel Logue: Pauses are fine... it shows solemnity
    Lionel Logue: Pauses are fine, it shows solemnity
    King George VI: Then I'm the solemnest King in the world!


  • King George VI: My doctor said smoking relaxes the larynx
    Lionel Logue: Well, they're idiots
    Lionel Logue: Well, they're idiots.
    George 'Bertie' VI: But I'm not supposed to light it
    George 'Bertie' VI: But I'm not supposed to light it.
    Lionel Logue: That makes it official
    Lionel Logue: That makes it official.


  • Lionel Logue: Do you know the "F" word?
    Lionel Logue: Do you know the 'F' word?
    George 'Bertie' VI: Fu...fu...fu.... Fornication!


  • Laurie Logue: Well they are idiots
    Laurie Logue: Well they're idiots.


  • King George VI: Because I have a voice!


  • King George VI: Fuck. Fuck! Fuck, fuck, fuck and fuck! Fuck, fuck and bugger! Bugger, bugger, buggerty buggerty buggerty, fuck, fuck, arse!


  • King George VI: If I'm King, where's my power? Can I form a government? Can I levy a tax, declare a war? No! And yet I am the seat of all authority. Why? Because the nation believes that when I speak, I speak for them. But I can't speak.


  • Stanley Baldwin: Your greatest test... is yet to come!


  • Lionel Logue: I believe sucking smoke into your lungs, well it will kill you.
    Lionel Logue: I believe sucking smoke into your lungs, well, it will kill you.
    George 'Bertie' VI: My physicians all say it relaxes the throat.
    Lionel Logue: Well they're idiots.
    Lionel Logue: Well, they're idiots.
    George 'Bertie' VI: They've all been knighted.
    Lionel Logue: (pause) Makes it official then.


  • Lionel Logue: My Castle, My Rules!
    Lionel Logue: My castle, my rules!


  • King George VI: If I am King, where is my power? Can I declare war? Form a government? Levy a tax? No! And yet I am the seat of all authority because they think that when I speak, I speak for them.


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