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Top 87 Quotes About King Arthur

#1. Ah Gawaine, Gawaine, ye have betrayed me; for never shall my court be amended by you, but ye will never be sorry for me as I am for you - Author: Thomas Malory
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#2. Blanchefleur felt a quick rush of affection for her. When the world frowned, Branwen went on smiling. There was a heart of steel under all that froth and bubble. - Author: Suzannah Rowntree
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#3. I've just written a very gritty, non-magical take on the King Arthur legend, 'Here Lies Arthur,' and I'm currently toying with some other historical ideas, as well as working with the illustrator David Wyatt on some sequels to my Victorian space opera 'Larklight.' - Author: Philip Reeve
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#4. And do you know another thing, Arthur? Life is too bitter already, without territories and wars and noble feuds. - Author: T.H. White
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#5. How was she supposed to be in the same room with the man that made her want to simultaneously kiss him and kill him? - Author: Julia Mills
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#6. Pretty much every society, every culture in the world has some version of the Arthur legend, so everybody knows it; certainly in the western world, everybody knows King Arthur, but nobody knows what happens next. - Author: Neil Marshall
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#7. Keep in mind that in the whole long tradition of storytelling, from Greek myths through Shakespeare through King Arthur and Robin Hood, this whole notion that you can't tell stories about certain characters because someone else owns them is a very modern one - and to my mind, a very strange one. - Author: Michael Montoure
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#8. Used every man according to his capacity. - Author: Mary Stewart
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#9. King Arthur's Knights had been the first book Arthur had read late at night under the covers with a torch...it was he supposed, thinking back on it, the first book that had showed him what reading was really all about. - Author: Charlie Lovett
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#10. Arthur, their young king, like a hero out of legend. - Author: Marion Zimmer Bradley
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#11. When the Quaker Penn kept his hat on in the royal presence, Charles (King Charles II) politely removed his, explaining that it was the custom in that place for only one person at a time to remain covered. - Author: Arthur Bryant
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#12. It is dangerous to become attached to a du Lac. He will break your heart, and you will not recover. - Author: Mary Anne Yarde
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#13. He holds the sword!' shouted Merlin. 'And that has not changed. Whoever would be king must first take the sword from Arthur's hand. For I tell you truly, none among you will be king without it! - Author: Stephen R. Lawhead
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#14. You don't have to believe that there was a King Arthur to get the significance of those stories, but Christians say we have to believe there was a Christ, or the miracles don't make sense. - Author: Joseph Campbell
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#15. I was Aladdin, and then I was Captain Von Trapp from 'Sound Of Music' when I was 7 or 8, and then King Arthur. I was always the lead. I've always enjoyed being onstage, acting obnoxious, being someone that wasn't me, hiding behind a character. - Author: Christopher Mintz-Plasse
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#16. Henry went down on one knee. 'Like King Arthur's knights,' Mr. Fogarty had told him, but he didn't feel much like a knight. In fact he felt like a twit. - Author: Herbie Brennan
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#17. And it came out that this King Arthur and his knights had done nothing of real note but to kill innocent dragons all around Britain: almost certainly a pack of lies, as Forthing admitted they had not possessed even any guns at the time, and unpleasant lies at that. - Author: Naomi Novik
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#18. When I die, never say that I am gone. The sun sets. The moon fades. My body perishes. But my leaving has nothing to do with being gone. I will stay forever with you. - Author: David Paul Kirkpatrick
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#19. We shall have made such a blaze that men will remember us on the other side or the dark. - Author: Rosemary Sutcliff
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#20. God save King Pendragon,
May his reign long drag on,
God save the King.
Send him most gorious,
Great and uproarious,
Horrible and hoarious,
God save our King. - Author: T.H. White
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#21. Oh dire, dreadful death, you drag your heels.
Why dawdle and draw back? You drown my heart. - Author: Simon Armitage
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#22. I swear I will never trust Edward again. This is not kingly, this is not as Arthur of Camelot. This is behaviour as base as an archer's bastard and I cannot meet his eyes when I see him stuffing his mouth at King Louis' table and pocketing the gold forks. - Author: Philippa Gregory
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#23. King Arthur is treated like George Washington often is - as a hero who is so noble and so far above the common man that he seems more like a stuffed owl than a real person. - Author: Joan Wolf
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#24. We are the archers with the bows that spring our children forward. Life does not go backward, nor does it tarry in yesterday. It is not a circle, but an arrow. It flies forward with the great express of Love. - Author: David Paul Kirkpatrick
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#25. I was always telling everyone, I want to be a broadcaster. They'd say, What, are you crazy? What, you're going to be Arthur Godfrey? - Author: Larry King
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#26. He seems to have declared war on the King's English as well as on the English king. - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#27. The reader will have noticed that one no longer treats the siege of Troy as a myth. To do so would be to exhibit a most uncritical mind; even the legends of King Arthur have a historic foundation, and those of the Nibelungen are still more probable. - Author: Leonard W. King
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#28. While the Witch plays her pawn, the King sacrifices Himself, and to all appearances, the game is over. But the Lion has one last move ... - Author: Sarah Arthur
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#29. Yes Wart' said Merlyn 'Or rather, as I should say (or is it have I said?), Yes, King Arthur - Author: T.H. White
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#30. I don't believe I've ever truly appreciated flowers before tonight. - Author: Julia Mills
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#31. I have loved your daughter from the first time I saw her. We were young. I had no clue what love was, but over the years she has never left my heart. I know with all that I am, I can make her happy."
The lord chuckled, "I believe so too, son. Now all you have to do is convince my daughter. - Author: Julia Mills
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#32. That night she dreamed about the King again.
She stood in a riverside meadow between greenwood and castle. Overhead the sun shone gilt in a sky like powdered lapis and struck golden sparks from the King's blood-red dragon banner. - Author: Suzannah Rowntree
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#33. The knight knew he was of good breeding and noble blood, that his reputation was sterling. He had no dalliances. He was a highly decorated Knight of the Round Table. - Author: Julia Mills
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#34. Casting me as King Arthur was quite bold of 'Spamalot's producers, although it has been historically proved Arthur was Asian, and that Sunday trading started with Asians in 11th-century Britain. - Author: Sanjeev Bhaskar
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#35. The last TV show I binged on was 'Hannibal' because it stars two of my friends, Mads Mikkelsen and Hugh Dancy, who I first met filming 'King Arthur' back in 2003, and I just lapped this show up; loved it. - Author: Joel Edgerton
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#36. But I am a knight of the Round Table," he protested, weakly. "I am a protector of the realm, a slayer of evil, I defeat all those who raise their swords in opposition to Arthur, King of all Britain."
"Trust me, kid, women prefer a man who can cook. - Author: Tanya Huff
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#37. Yet some men say in many parts of England that King Arthur is not dead, but had by the will of our Lord Jesu into another place; and men say that he shall come again, and he shall win the holy cross. - Author: Thomas Malory
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#38. And just for the record, I think he needed to be a little more assertive with the woman he loved. That's why he lost her to Lancelot, you know. Lack of assertiveness. A man needs to be ready to lay down his life for the woman he loves. But first he's got to let her know that she's adored. - Author: Janice Hanna
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#39. King Arthur was one of my heroes - I played with a trash can lid for a knightly shield and my uncle's cane for the sword Excalibur. - Author: Lloyd Alexander
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#40. I want you too, so much," she whispered.
He murmured in her ear, "Then take me. - Author: Thea Harrison
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#41. Oh, Perceval, a falcon is born to hunt, and so are you. One day you will hunt indeed--but not yet."
"Why? Am I not ready?"
She looked at him sadly and said, "Give me a little longer. - Author: Suzannah Rowntree
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#42. John Kerry wants to be the hero in his own drama. He likes King Arthur and the Round Table. He likes the young swashbuckling Churchill, and he loved the early antics of Theodore Roosevelt. - Author: Douglas Brinkley
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#43. They always pencil in my boobs. I was only angry when they were really droopy ... For King Arthur, for a poster, they gave me these really strange droopy tits. I thought, well if you're going to make me fantasy breasts, at least make perky breasts. - Author: Keira Knightley
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#44. Waiting for one's execution is worse than dying. To seek my beheading is glory. Who went to his execution willingly? Jesus did. Jesus even dragged his cross half way to Golgotha. I think he would have nailed himself to the cross if he had to. - Author: Stefan Emunds
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#45. Health so far outweighs all external goods that a healthy beggars is truly more fortunate than a king in poor health. - Author: Arthur Schopenhauer
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#46. Each male dragon has one female, the other half of his soul, the light to his dark. She has been fashioned by the Universe especially for him. Dragons mate for life. Once we find our one perfect mate, there will be no other. - Author: Julia Mills
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#47. The name of God should no longer come from the mouth of man. This word that has so long been degraded by usage no longer means anything ... To use the word God is more than sloth, it is a refusal to think, a king of short cut, a hideous shorthand. - Author: Arthur Adamov
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#48. At least I'm the one leaving. It's so much easier to leave than to be left. - Author: Stefan Emunds
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#49. I think the most fun I ever had was playing King Arthur in Spamalot on the West End. - Author: Alan Dale
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#50. The chronological list of rulers differs on different lists, some lists do not include known kings, and some include kings who probably were mythological - as if a tally of English rulers matter-of-factly included King Arthur and his father, Uther Pendragon. The - Author: Charles C. Mann
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#51. Who so pulleth out this sword from this stone and anvil is trueborn King of all Britain. - Author: Rosemary Sutcliff
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#52. How you must hate Logres," she said in a dry mouth.
"Hate Logres?" He leaned back in his chair, shaking his head. "There is an anger that is deserved, Blanche. Tell me. Look me in the eye, if you can, and tell me - to my face - that Logres is without sin. - Author: Suzannah Rowntree
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#53. In big battle scenes, like 'King Arthur', you see the knights in all their fine armour, but they're not in the thick of it: follow the perspective, and you'll find some poor little sod, who didn't want to be there, anyway, with his head split. - Author: Michael Foreman
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#54. The world is an ambitious business. It continuously expands and evolves. But people are lazy and God is far too lovely to do something about it. - Author: Stefan Emunds
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#55. It's like King Arthur, but Lancelot is a butcher and Guinevere is knocked up. - Author: Gordon Andrews
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#56. Do not deceive yourself, Gawain. There are black places in the heart of every man. - Author: Suzannah Rowntree
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#57. But even the longest day wears to sunset. - Author: Marion Zimmer Bradley
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#58. That night, Beansprout dreamt of Vivian and the large bronze boat with the dragon-headed prow coming to take Arthur to Avalon, in the same way as Vivian had taken Tom to wake the King. - Author: T.J. Green
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#59. Arthur spake, 'Behold, for these have sworn To wage my wars, and worship me their King; The old order changeth, yielding place to new; And we that fight for our fair father Christ, - Author: Alfred Tennyson
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#60. I did not do it for you, sire." Gawain was deadly serious now. "Death comes to us and all mortals. I shall still lose you one day. But Logres! The only perfection under heaven would fall if I could not save you. - Author: Suzannah Rowntree
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#61. The gods do not visit you to remind you what you know already. - Author: Mary Stewart
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#62. The world eclipses and it's just her and him. No it's just her eyes and his soul. Her eyes expose and violate him, she turns him inside out. Then, her eyes drop him like a boring toy. - Author: Stefan Emunds
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#63. It is all true, or it ought to be; and more and better besides. - Author: Winston S. Churchill
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#64. And again: No more gods! no more gods! Man is King, Man is God! - But the great Faith is Love! - Author: Arthur Rimbaud
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#65. Honor is a balancing act and only the heart can strike that balance. - Author: Stefan Emunds
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#66. A kind heart is like a slow poison for a warrior. - Author: Sandeep Sharma
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#67. Wake up! You're a sacred soul and glory is yours for the taking. - Author: Stefan Emunds
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#68. They both laughed and drank to each other; they had never tasted sweeter liquor in all their lives. And in that moment they fell so deeply in love that their hearts would never be divided. So the destiny of Tristram and Isolde was ordained. - Author: Thomas Malory
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#69. So a man jumps into a taxi and says "King Arthur's close" and the taxi driver says, "don't worry we'll lose him at the next lights". - Author: Tommy Cooper
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#70. To the medieval mind a liberty was a right to the enjoyment of a specific property It was a freedom to do something with one's own without interference by the king or any other man. - Author: Arthur Bryant
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#71. But to explore the invisible and to hear the unheard are very different from reviving the dead: Baudelaire is therefore first among seers, the king of poets, a true God. - Author: Arthur Rimbaud
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#72. Thinking and planning is one side of life; doing is another. A man cannot be
doing all the time. - Author: Mary Stewart
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#73. Because of the nature of King Arthur and the resonance he has, not only with within the U.K., but right around the world, I have found it a huge honour to play the part. I will look back on it very fondly and be very proud to have been King Arthur when I finally hang up the chain mail! - Author: Bradley James
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#74. Lord St Simon: 'I presume your usual clients do not belong to the same class?'
Sherlock Holmes: 'No, indeed. My last client was a king. - Author: Arthur Hall
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#75. Her music ran through him with electric energy, more joyous than anything he could remember and more painful than silver. - Author: Thea Harrison
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#76. This coming from the god who zinged Guinevere and Lancelot while King Arthur was away slaying dragons. - Author: Tai
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#77. I've always considered them ideas, forever recorded." Malone motioned to one of the paperbacks. "Malory wrote King Arthur in the late part of the 15th century. So you're reading his thoughts from five hundred years ago. We'll never know Malory, but we know his imagination. - Author: Steve Berry
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#78. You end up with this succession of periods when everything was marvellous - from King Arthur to the medieval times, Ivanhoe, chivalry, Henry VIII, Merry England, the Blitz - Author: Ian Hislop
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#79. King Arthur and his armored goons of the Round Table functioned as the Politburo of a slave state: Camelot. Of all who have written on the Matter of Arthur, from Malory to White, only Mark Twain understood this. But Mark Twain was a great writer. - Author: Edward Abbey
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#80. To many-towered Camelot - Author: Alfred Tennyson
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#81. As they emerged into the sunlight, Guinevere's breath caught in her throat. There were more than a thousand men gathered on the green in front of her. "Mother of God," the abbeys said, "there's an army at my door. - Author: S. Alexander O'Keefe
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#82. This is beyond understanding." said the king. "You are the wisest man alive. You know what is preparing. Why do you not make a plan to save yourself?"
And Merlin said quietly, "Because I am wise. In the combat between wisdom and feeling, wisdom never wins. - Author: John Steinbeck
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#83. King is delighted. He ask one old woman walking by if she wasn't too old for this, ask her if her feet not tired. My feet is tired she say, but my soul is rested. - Author: Arthur Flowers
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#84. I had to ride a horse once. In 'King Arthur.' I said I could ride, but I had to call for lessons on the day the deal was signed. I started out on this little chunky thing and slowly moved up. It was months of work. - Author: Clive Owen
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#85. Youth is a predominant factor. We are seeing a young King Arthur, and thereby a young-ish - as I'm into my 40s - Merlin. It was about how to tackle it, from that point view. - Author: Joseph Fiennes
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#86. And that bastard Breckinridge Scott, yes, the Phalanx king, still hiding like a rat in his Antarctic Fortress of Scumditude.
Arthur Sinclair - Author: Max Brooks
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#87. Look out your window on a morning in spring, ten or twenty years hence, and perhaps you'll see me coming. - Author: Suzannah Rowntree
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