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Quotations from The King's Speech

The King's Speech is a British historical biographical drama film about the story of King George VI of Britain and his speech therapist. The film portrays the king's rise to the thrown and shows him receiving help from a speech therapist as the monarch became scared they might receive problems due to his speaking problem. Directed by Tom Hooper. Starring Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, and Helena Bonham Carter.

The King's Speech received critical acclaim and was an enormous success at the box office. The film won four Oscar awards and was nominated in an additional eight categories. Among the wins are Best Motion Picture of the Year and Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Firth). Continue reading for some quotes from the film The King's Speech.


Queen Elizabeth: [Using the name "Mrs. Johnson"] My husband's work involves a great deal of public speaking.
Lionel Logue: Then he should change jobs.
Queen Elizabeth: He can't.
Lionel Logue: What is he, an indentured servant?
Queen Elizabeth: Something like that.
King Edward VIII: Sorry, I've been terribly busy.
King George VI: Doing what?
King Edward VIII: Kinging.
Stanley Baldwin: Your greatest test... is yet to come!
Lionel Logue: Do you know the "f" word?
King George VI: Ffff... fornication?
[watching a clip of Hitler speaking]
Lilibet: What's he saying?
King George VI: I don't know but... he seems to be saying it rather well.
Queen Elizabeth: [to Winston Churchill, on the hold that Wallis Simpson seems to have on Edward VIII] Apparently she has certain skills - acquired at an establishment in Shanghai.
Lionel Logue: What was your earliest memory?
King George VI: I'm not... -here to discuss... -personal matters.
Lionel Logue: Why are you here then?
King George VI: Because I bloody well stammer!
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.
Lionel Logue: Do you know any jokes?
King George VI: ...Timing isn't my strong suit.
Myrtle Logue: Will their Majesties be staying for dinner?
[Logue and Bertie look panic-stricken. Elizabeth comes to the rescue]
Queen Elizabeth: We would love to, such a treat, but alas... a previous engagement. What a pity.
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