13+ quotes from The Lion in Winter by James Goldman

Quotes from The Lion in Winter

James Goldman ·  103 pages

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“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.”
― James Goldman, quote from The Lion in Winter


“Give me a little peace.
A little? Why so modest? How about eternal peace? Now, there's a thought.”
― James Goldman, quote from The Lion in Winter


“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.”
― James Goldman, quote from The Lion in Winter


“I've given up the looking glass; quicksilver has no sense of tact.”
― James Goldman, quote from The Lion in Winter


“Geoffrey: Why, you chivalric fool—as if the way one fell down mattered.

Richard: When the fall is all there is, it matters.”
― James Goldman, quote from The Lion in Winter


“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. ”
― James Goldman, quote from The Lion in Winter


“In a world where carpenters get resurrected, everything is possible.”
― James Goldman, quote from The Lion in Winter


“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.”
― James Goldman, quote from The Lion in Winter


“Well, what family doesn't have its ups and downs?”
― James Goldman, quote from The Lion in Winter


“I want Poetry and Power and the young men who create it.”
― James Goldman, quote from The Lion in Winter


“I even made poor Louis take me on Crusade. How's that for blasphemy? 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.”
― James Goldman, quote from The Lion in Winter


“Of course he has a knife, he always has a knife, we all have knives! It's 1183 and we're barbarians!”
― James Goldman, quote from The Lion in Winter


“I've plotted and schemed all my life. There is no other way to be a King, fifty and alive all at once.”
― James Goldman, quote from The Lion in Winter


About the author

James Goldman
Born place: in Chicago, Illinois, The United States
Born date June 30, 1927
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