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The Lion in Winter

James Goldman

Top 10 Best Quotes

“I know. You know I know. I know you know I know. We know Henry knows, and Henry knows we know it. We're a knowledgeable family.”

“He came down from the North to Paris with a mind like Aristotle's and a form like mortal sin. We shattered the Commandments on the spot.”

“I've given up the looking glass; quicksilver has no sense of tact.”

“Give me a little peace. A little? Why so modest? How about eternal peace? Now, there's a thought.”

“Geoffrey: Why, you chivalric fool—as if the way one fell down mattered. Richard: When the fall is all there is, it matters.”

“I've snapped and plotted all my life. There's no other way to be a king, alive and fifty all at the same time. ”

“John: "Poor John. Who says poor John? Don't everybody sob at once! My God, if I went up in flames there's not a living soul who'd pee on me to put the fire out!" Richard: "Let's strike a flint and see.”

“In a world where carpenters get resurrected, everything is possible.”

“Well, what family doesn't have its ups and downs?”

“Of course he has a knife, he always has a knife, we all have knives! It's 1183 and we're barbarians!”

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