King George VI: [Logue is sitting on the coronation throne] Get up! Y-youcan't sit there! GET UP!
Lionel Logue: Why not? It's a chair.
King George VI: T-that... that is Saint Edward's chair.
Lionel Logue: People have carved their names on it.
Lionel Logue: Do you know any jokes?
King George VI: ...Timing isn't my strong suit.
King George VI: L-listen to me... listen to me!
Lionel Logue: Why should I waste my time listening to you?
King George VI: Because I have a voice!
Lionel Logue: ...yes, you do.
Stanley Baldwin: Your greatest test... is yet to come!
Queen Elizabeth: My husband's work involves a great deal of publicspeaking.
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.
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!
Lilibet: What's he saying? [watching a clip of Hitler speaking]
King George VI: I don't know but... he seems to be saying it rather well.
Myrtle Logue: Will their Majesties be staying for dinner?
Queen Elizabeth: We would love to, such a treat, but alas... a previousengagement. What a pity.
King George VI: If I am King, where is my power? Can I declare war? Form agovernment? Levy a tax? No! And yet I am the seat of all authority because theythink that when I speak, I speak for them.But I can't speak.
King Edward VIII: Sorry, I've been terribly busy.
King George VI: Doing what?
King Edward VIII: Kinging.
[As King George is lighting a cigarette]
Lionel Logue: Please don't do that.
King George VI: I'm sorry?
Lionel Logue: I believe sucking smoke into your lungs will kill you.
King George VI: My physicians say it relaxes the throat.
Lionel Logue: They're idiots.
King George VI: They've all been knighted.
Lionel Logue: Makes it official then.
[Talking to Churchill about the influence that Wallis Simpson seems to haveon Edward VIII]
Queen Elizabeth: Apparently she has certain skills - acquired at anestablishment in Shanghai.
In this grave hour, perhaps the most fateful in history, I send to everyhousehold of my peoples, both at home and overseas, this message, spoken withthe same depth of feeling for each one of you as if I were able to cross yourthreshold and speak to you myself.
For the second time in the lives of most of us, we are at war.
Over and over again, we have tried to find a peaceful way out of thedifferences between ourselves and those who are now our enemies; but it has beein vain.
We have been forced into a conflict, for which we are called, with our alliesto meet the challenge of a principle which, if it were to prevail, would befatal to any civilized order in the world.
It is a principle which permits a state in the selfish pursuit of power todisregard its treaties and its solemn pledges, which sanctions the use of forceor threat of force against the sovereignty and independence of other states.
Such a principle, stripped of all disguise, is surely the mere primitivedoctrine that might is right, and if this principle were established through theworld, the freedom of our own country and of the whole British Commonwealth ofnations would be in danger.
But far more than this, the peoples of the world would be kept in bondage offear, and all hopes of settled peace and of security, of justice and liberty,among nations, would be ended.
This is the ultimate issue which confronts us. For the sake of all that weourselves hold dear, and of the world order and peace, it is unthinkable that weshould refuse to meet the challenge.
It is to this high purpose that I now call my people at home and my peoplesacross the seas, who will make our cause their own.
I ask them to stand calm and firm and united in this time of trial.
The task will be hard. There may be dark days ahead, and war can no longer beconfined to the battlefield, but we can only do the right as we see the right,and reverently commit our cause to God. If one and all we keep resolutelyfaithful to it, ready for whatever service or sacrifice it may demand, then withGod's help, we shall prevail.