Movie Quotes from Lion in Winter, The: Quotes from the movie Lion in Winter, The

(holding jewels to neck and speaking to them) I’d hang you from my nipples … but you’d shock the children.

(looking in mirror) What a pretty girl. How could her king have left her?

1) And when you die, which is regrettable but necessary, what will happen to frail Alice and her plumy prince? You can’t think Richard is going to wait for your grotesque to grow. 2) You wouldn’t let him do a thing like that. 1) Let him? I’d push him through the nursery door. 2) Well, I’m not that cruel. 2) Don’t fret. We’ll wait until you’re dead to do it. 1) Eleanor, what do you want? 2) Just what you want, a king for a son. You can make more; I can’t. You think I want to disappear? One son is all I’ve got, and you can blot him out and call me cruel? For these ten years you’ve lived with everything I’ve lost, and loved another woman through it all, and I am cruel? I could peel you like a pear and God Himself would call it justice!

1) I want peace. 2) Piss on your peace.

1) Well, wish me luck. I’m off. 2) To Rome? 1) That’s where they keep the pope. 2) You don’t dare go! 1) I’ll be rid of you by Easter. 2) You go. You’ll go to Rome, they’ll rise against you. 1) Who will? 2) Richard, Geoffrey, John and Eleanor of Aquitaine. 1) That will be the day that pigs have wings. 2) There will be pork in the treetops come morning.

And as for Richard’s wedding day, we’ll see the second coming first. The needlework alone can last for years.

And how is the queen?
Decaying, I suppose.

Do you think there’s any chance of it?

E: How dear of you to let me out of prison. H: It’s only for the holidays!

E: What would you have me do? Give out? Give up? Give in? H: Give me a little peace. E: A little? Why so modest? How about eternal peace? Now there’s a thought.

E: You don’t dare leave! H: Say that again at noon, you’ll say it to my horse’s ass!

H: The day those three agree on anything is the day pigs will have wings! E: There’ll be pork in the treetops come the morning.

He had a mind like Aristotle … and a form like mortal sin.

Henry’s bed is Henry’s provence. He can people it with sheep for all I care. Which, on occasion, he has done.

How about eternal peace? Now there’s a thought.

How dear of you to let me out of jail.

I could peel you like a pear and God himself would call it justice!

I don’t much like our children.

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.

I made Louis take me on Crusade. I dressed my maids as Amazons and rode bare-breasted halfway to Damascus. Louis had a seizure and I damn near died of windburn… but the troops were dazzled!

I married for love a woman out of legend.

I scheme a lot, I know. I plot and plan. That’s how a queen in prison spends her time. But there is more to me than that.

I’m 50 now. Good God, boy, I’m the oldest man I know! I’ve got a decade on the pope!

I’ve blundered onto peace.

If I went up in blazes, there’s not a living soul who would pee on me to put the fire out.

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

Is this an audience, a goodnight hug with kisses or an ambush?

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.

King Henry had no sons. He had three whiskered things but he disowned them.

Kings, queens, knights everywhere you look and I’m the only pawn. I haven’t got a thing to lose–that makes me dangerous.

Louis took me on crusade…I dressed my maids as amazons and rode barebreasted halfway to Damascus…I damn near died of windburn…but the troops were dazzled.

Of course he has a knife. He always has a knife. We all have knives. It’s 1183 and we’re barbarians.

R: How did we get here?
E: Step by step

Time hasn’t done a thing but wrinkle you.

We’re a very knowledgeable family.

We’re off to Rome to see the Pope.

Well, what shall we hang – the holly or each other?

What family doesn’t have its ups and downs

You look fit. War agrees with you. I keep informed. I follow all your slaughters from a distance.

You’re so deceitful you can’t ask for water when you’re thirsty. We could tangle spiders in the webs you weave.

You’re still a marvel of a man.

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