King Arthur
Quicklinks
Top Links
main detailsbiographyby votesphoto galleryquotes
Filmographies
by yearby typeby ratingsby votesby TV seriesby genreby keyword
Biographical
biography
Did You Know?
photo galleryquotes

Quotes for
King Arthur (Character)
from King Arthur (2004)

The content of this page was created by users. It has not been screened or verified by IMDb staff.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
God: What are you doing now?
King Arthur: Averting our eyes, oh Lord.
God: Well, don't. It's just like those miserable psalms, they're so depressing. Now knock it off!

King Arthur: [after Arthur's cut off both of the Black Knight's arms] Look, you stupid bastard, you've got no arms left!
Black Knight: Yes I have.
King Arthur: Look!
Black Knight: It's just a flesh wound.

[repeated line]
King Arthur: Run away!

1st soldier with a keen interest in birds: Who goes there?
King Arthur: It is I, Arthur, son of Uther Pendragon, from the castle of Camelot. King of the Britons, defeater of the Saxons, Sovereign of all England!
1st soldier with a keen interest in birds: Pull the other one!
King Arthur: I am, and this is my trusty servant Patsy. We have ridden the length and breadth of the land in search of knights who will join me in my court at Camelot. I must speak with your lord and master.
1st soldier with a keen interest in birds: What? Ridden on a horse?
King Arthur: Yes!
1st soldier with a keen interest in birds: You're using coconuts!
King Arthur: What?
1st soldier with a keen interest in birds: You've got two empty halves of coconut and you're bangin' 'em together.
King Arthur: So? We have ridden since the snows of winter covered this land, through the kingdom of Mercia, through...
1st soldier with a keen interest in birds: Where'd you get the coconuts?
King Arthur: We found them.
1st soldier with a keen interest in birds: Found them? In Mercia? The coconut's tropical!
King Arthur: What do you mean?
1st soldier with a keen interest in birds: Well, this is a temperate zone
King Arthur: The swallow may fly south with the sun or the house martin or the plover may seek warmer climes in winter, yet these are not strangers to our land?
1st soldier with a keen interest in birds: Are you suggesting coconuts migrate?
King Arthur: Not at all. They could be carried.
1st soldier with a keen interest in birds: What? A swallow carrying a coconut?
King Arthur: It could grip it by the husk!
1st soldier with a keen interest in birds: It's not a question of where he grips it! It's a simple question of weight ratios! A five ounce bird could not carry a one pound coconut.
King Arthur: Well, it doesn't matter. Will you go and tell your master that Arthur from the Court of Camelot is here?
1st soldier with a keen interest in birds: Listen. In order to maintain air-speed velocity, a swallow needs to beat its wings forty-three times every second, right?
King Arthur: Please!
1st soldier with a keen interest in birds: Am I right?

King Arthur: Old woman!
Dennis: Man.
King Arthur: Man, sorry. What knight lives in that castle over there?
Dennis: I'm 37.
King Arthur: What?
Dennis: I'm 37. I'm not old.
King Arthur: Well I can't just call you "man".
Dennis: Well you could say "Dennis".
King Arthur: I didn't know you were called Dennis.
Dennis: Well you didn't bother to find out, did you?
King Arthur: I did say sorry about the "old woman", but from behind you looked...
Dennis: What I object to is you automatically treat me like an inferior.
King Arthur: Well, I am king.
Dennis: Oh, king eh? Very nice. And how'd you get that, eh? By exploiting the workers. By hanging on to outdated imperialist dogma which perpetuates the economic and social differences in our society.

King Arthur: I am your king.
Woman: Well, I didn't vote for you.
King Arthur: You don't vote for kings.
Woman: Well how'd you become king then?
[Angelic music plays... ]
King Arthur: The Lady of the Lake, her arm clad in the purest shimmering samite held aloft Excalibur from the bosom of the water, signifying by divine providence that I, Arthur, was to carry Excalibur. THAT is why I am your king.
Dennis: [interrupting] Listen, strange women lyin' in ponds distributin' swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony.

Dennis: Come and see the violence inherent in the system. Help! Help! I'm being repressed!
King Arthur: Bloody peasant!
Dennis: Oh, what a giveaway! Did you hear that? Did you hear that, eh? That's what I'm on about! Did you see him repressing me? You saw him, didn't you?

Sir Bedevere: ...and that, my liege, is how we know the Earth to be banana-shaped.
King Arthur: This new learning amazes me, Sir Bedevere. Explain again how sheep's bladders may be employed to prevent earthquakes.

Sir Lancelot: Look, my liege!
[trumpets play a fanfare as the camera cuts briefly to the sight of a majestic castle]
King Arthur: [in awe] Camelot!
Sir Galahad: [in awe] Camelot!
Sir Lancelot: [in awe] Camelot!
Patsy: [derisively] It's only a model!
King Arthur: Shh!

King Arthur: On second thought, let's not go to Camelot. It is a silly place.

Bridgekeeper: Stop. Who would cross the Bridge of Death must answer me these questions three, ere the other side he see.
Sir Lancelot: Ask me the questions, bridgekeeper. I am not afraid.
Bridgekeeper: What... is your name?
Sir Lancelot: My name is Sir Lancelot of Camelot.
Bridgekeeper: What... is your quest?
Sir Lancelot: To seek the Holy Grail.
Bridgekeeper: What... is your favourite colour?
Sir Lancelot: Blue.
Bridgekeeper: Go on. Off you go.
Sir Lancelot: Oh, thank you. Thank you very much.
Sir Robin: That's easy.
Bridgekeeper: Stop. Who would cross the Bridge of Death must answer me these questions three, ere the other side he see.
Sir Robin: Ask me the questions, bridgekeeper. I'm not afraid.
Bridgekeeper: What... is your name?
Sir Robin: Sir Robin of Camelot.
Bridgekeeper: What... is your quest?
Sir Robin: To seek the Holy Grail.
Bridgekeeper: What... is the capital of Assyria?
[pause]
Sir Robin: I don't know that.
[he is thrown over the edge into the volcano]
Sir Robin: Auuuuuuuugh.
Bridgekeeper: Stop. What... is your name?
Galahad: Sir Galahad of Camelot.
Bridgekeeper: What... is your quest?
Galahad: I seek the Grail.
Bridgekeeper: What... is your favourite colour?
Galahad: Blue. No, yel...
[he is also thrown over the edge]
Galahad: auuuuuuuugh.
Bridgekeeper: Hee hee heh. Stop. What... is your name?
King Arthur: It is 'Arthur', King of the Britons.
Bridgekeeper: What... is your quest?
King Arthur: To seek the Holy Grail.
Bridgekeeper: What... is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?
King Arthur: What do you mean? An African or European swallow?
Bridgekeeper: Huh? I... I don't know that.
[he is thrown over]
Bridgekeeper: Auuuuuuuugh.
Sir Bedevere: How do know so much about swallows?
King Arthur: Well, you have to know these things when you're a king, you know.

[the Black Knight continues to threaten Arthur despite getting both his arms and one of his legs cut off]
Black Knight: Right, I'll do you for that!
King Arthur: You'll what?
Black Knight: Come here!
King Arthur: What are you gonna do, bleed on me?
Black Knight: I'm invincible!
King Arthur: ...You're a loony.

King Arthur: Cut down a tree with a herring? It can't be done.
[the Knights of Ni scream and cover their ears]
Knight 1: Don't say that word!
King Arthur: What word?
Knight 1: I cannot tell! Suffice to say, is one of the words the Knights of Ni cannot hear!
King Arthur: How can we not say the word if you don't tell us what it is?
[the Knights of Ni scream again]
Knight 1: He said it again!
King Arthur: What,"is"?
Knight 1: No, no, not "is". Wouldn't get very far in life not saying "is".

King Arthur: You fight with the strength of many men, Sir Knight.
[the Black Knight doesn't respond]
King Arthur: I am Arthur, King of the Britons.
[no response]
King Arthur: I seek the bravest and the finest knights in the land who will join me in my court at Camelot.
[no response]
King Arthur: You have proved yourself worthy. Will you join me?
[no response]
King Arthur: You make me sad. So be it. Come, Patsy!
[attempts to get around the Black Knight]
Black Knight: None shall pass.
King Arthur: What?
Black Knight: None shall pass!
King Arthur: I have no quarrel with you, good Sir Knight. But I must cross this bridge.
Black Knight: Then you shall die.
King Arthur: I command you, as King of the Britons, to stand aside!
Black Knight: I move for no man.
King Arthur: So be it!
[they fight until Arthur cuts off Black Knight's left arm]
King Arthur: Now, stand aside, worthy adversary!
Black Knight: 'Tis but a scratch!
King Arthur: A scratch? Your arm's off!
Black Knight: No, it isn't!
King Arthur: Well, what's that then?
King Arthur: I've had worse.
King Arthur: You liar!
Black Knight: Come on, you pansy!
[they fight again. Arthur cuts off the Knight's right arm]
King Arthur: Victory is mine!
[kneels to pray]
King Arthur: We thank thee, Lord, that in thy mercy -
[cut off by the Knight kicking him]
Black Knight: Come on, then.
King Arthur: What?
Black Knight: Have at you!
King Arthur: You are indeed brave, Sir Knight, but the fight is mine!
Black Knight: Oh, had enough, eh?
King Arthur: Look, you stupid bastard. You've got no arms left!

Roger the Shrubber: Are you saying Ni to that old woman?
King Arthur: Um, yes.
Roger the Shrubber: Oh, what sad times are these when passing ruffians can say Ni at will to old ladies. There is a pestilence upon this land, nothing is sacred. Even those who arrange and design shrubberies are under considerable economic stress in this period in history.
King Arthur: Did you say shrubberies?
Roger the Shrubber: Yes, shrubberies are my trade. I am a shrubber. My name is Roger the Shrubber. I arrange, design, and sell shrubberies.

Tim: Follow. But! Follow only if ye be men of valor! For the entrance to this cave is guarded by a creature so foul, so cruel, that no man yet has fought with it... and lived! BONES of full fifty men lie *strewn* about its lair! So! Brave knights! If you do doubt your courage or your strength, come no further, for death awaits you all with nasty, big, pointy teeth...
[Makes fangs with his fingers and holds them in front of his mouth]
King Arthur: What an eccentric performance.

[Holding the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch]
King Arthur: How does it... um... how does it work?
Sir Lancelot: I know not, my liege.
King Arthur: Consult the Book of Armaments.
Brother Maynard: Armaments, chapter two, verses nine through twenty-one.
Cleric: [reading] And Saint Attila raised the hand grenade up on high, saying, "O Lord, bless this thy hand grenade, that with it thou mayst blow thine enemies to tiny bits, in thy mercy." And the Lord did grin. And the people did feast upon the lambs, and sloths, and carp, and anchovies, and orangutans, and breakfast cereals, and fruit bats, and large chu...
Brother Maynard: Skip a bit, Brother...
Cleric: And the Lord spake, saying, "First shalt thou take out the Holy Pin. Then shalt thou count to three, no more, no less. Three shall be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, neither count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three. Five is right out. Once the number three, being the third number, be reached, then lobbest thou thy Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch towards thy foe, who, being naughty in My sight, shall snuff it.
Brother Maynard: Amen.
All: Amen.
King Arthur: Right. One... two... five!
Galahad: Three, sir.
King Arthur: Three!

King Arthur: Can we come up and have a look?
French Soldier: Of course not. You're English types.
King Arthur: What are you then?
French Soldier: I'm French. Why do you think I have this outrageous accent, you silly king?
Sir Galahad: What are you doing in England?
French Soldier: Mind your own business.

1st soldier with a keen interest in birds: Who goes there?
King Arthur: It is I, Arthur, Son of Uther Pendragon, from the castle of Camelot. King of the Britons, defeater of the Saxons, sovereign of all England.
1st soldier with a keen interest in birds: Pull the other one.

Sir Bedevere: There are ways of telling whether she is a witch.
Peasant 1: Are there? Oh well, tell us.
Sir Bedevere: Tell me. What do you do with witches?
Peasant 1: Burn them.
Sir Bedevere: And what do you burn, apart from witches?
Peasant 1: More witches.
Peasant 2: Wood.
Sir Bedevere: Good. Now, why do witches burn?
Peasant 3: ...because they're made of... wood?
Sir Bedevere: Good. So how do you tell whether she is made of wood?
Peasant 1: Build a bridge out of her.
Sir Bedevere: But can you not also build bridges out of stone?
Peasant 1: Oh yeah.
Sir Bedevere: Does wood sink in water?
Peasant 1: No, no, it floats!... It floats! Throw her into the pond!
Sir Bedevere: No, no. What else floats in water?
Peasant 1: Bread.
Peasant 2: Apples.
Peasant 3: Very small rocks.
Peasant 1: Cider.
Peasant 2: Gravy.
Peasant 3: Cherries.
Peasant 1: Mud.
Peasant 2: Churches.
Peasant 3: Lead! Lead!
King Arthur: A Duck.
Sir Bedevere: ...Exactly. So, logically...
Peasant 1: If she weighed the same as a duck... she's made of wood.
Sir Bedevere: And therefore...
Peasant 2: ...A witch!

[after slicing one of the Black Knight's arms off]
King Arthur: Now stand aside, worthy adversary.
Black Knight: 'Tis but a scratch.
King Arthur: A scratch? Your arm's off.
Black Knight: No it isn't.
King Arthur: What's that, then?
Black Knight: [after a pause] I've had worse.
King Arthur: You liar.
Black Knight: Come on ya pansy.

King Arthur: NI.
Sir Bedevere: NOU.
King Arthur: No, NI.
Sir Bedevere: NOU.
King Arthur: No No, NI... NI.
Sir Bedevere: No,No,No,No... NI.

Woman: Oh. How do you do?
King Arthur: How do you do, good lady? I am Arthur, King of the Britons. Whose castle is that?
Woman: King of the who?
King Arthur: King of the Britons.
Woman: Who are the Britons?
King Arthur: Well, we all are. We are all Britons. And I am your king.
Woman: I didn't know we had a king. I thought we were an autonomous collective.
Dennis: You're foolin' yourself! We're living in a dictatorship. A self-perpetuating autocracy in which the working class...
Woman: Oh, there you go bringing class into it again.
Dennis: Well, that's what it's all about! If only people would...
King Arthur: Please, please, good people, I am in haste. Who lives in that castle?
Woman: No one lives there.
King Arthur: Then who is your lord?
Woman: We don't have a lord.
Dennis: I told you, we're an anarcho-syndicalist commune. We take it in turns to be a sort of executive officer for the week...
King Arthur: Yes...
Dennis: ...but all the decisions of that officer have to be ratified at a special bi-weekly meeting...
King Arthur: Yes I see...
Dennis: ...by a simple majority in the case of purely internal affairs...
King Arthur: Be quiet!
Dennis: ...but by a two thirds majority in the case of...
King Arthur: Be quiet! I order you to be quiet!
Woman: Order, eh? Who does he think he is?

Sir Robin: Would it help to confuse it if we run away more?
King Arthur: Oh shut up and go and change your armour.

[King Arthur has just cut the Black Knight's last leg off]
Black Knight: All right, we'll call it a draw.
King Arthur: [Preparing to leave] Come, Patsy.
[King Arthur and Patsy ride off]
Black Knight: [calling after King Arthur] Oh, oh, I see! Running away, eh? You yellow bastards! Come back here and take what's coming to you! I'll bite your legs off!

King Arthur: Who are you who can summon fire without flint or tinder?
Tim: There are some who call me... Tim.

Tim: There he is!
King Arthur: Where?
Tim: There!
King Arthur: What? Behind the rabbit?
Tim: It *is* the rabbit!
King Arthur: You silly sod!
Tim: What?
King Arthur: You got us all worked up!
Tim: Well, that's no ordinary rabbit.
King Arthur: Ohh.
Tim: That's the most foul, cruel, and bad-tempered rodent you ever set eyes on!
Sir Robin: You tit! I soiled my armor I was so scared!
Tim: Look, that rabbit's got a vicious streak a mile wide! It's a killer!
Sir Galahad: Get stuffed!
Tim: He'll do you up a treat, mate.
Sir Galahad: Oh, yeah?
Sir Robin: You manky Scots git!
Tim: I'm warning you!
Sir Robin: What's he do? Nibble your bum?
Tim: He's got huge, sharp... er... He can leap about. Look at the bones!
King Arthur: Go on, Bors. Chop his head off!
Sir Bors: Right! Silly little bleeder. One rabbit stew comin' right up!

King Arthur: [about the inscription on the rock] What does it say, Brother Maynard?
Brother Maynard: It reads, "Here may be found the last words of Joseph of Aramathia. He who is valiant and pure of spirit may find the holy grail in the Castle of Aaauuuggghhh... "
King Arthur: What?
Brother Maynard: "The Castle of Aaaauuuggghhhh"
Sir Bedevere: What is that?
Brother Maynard: He must have died while carving it.
King Arthur: Oh come on!
Brother Maynard: Well, that's what it says.
King Arthur: Look, if he was dying, he wouldn't have bothered to carve 'Aaaauuuggghhhh'. He'd just say it.
Sir Galahad: Maybe he was dictating it.
King Arthur: Oh shut up!
Sir Robin: Well does it say anything else?
Brother Maynard: No, just "Aaaaauuuugggghhh".
[knights making groaning sounds]
Sir Bedevere: Do you think he could have mean, 'Camaaaauuuuggghhhh'?
Sir Galahad: Where's that?
Sir Bedevere: France, I think.
Sir Lancelot: Isn't there a Saint "Aaaaavvvveeeesss" in Cornwall?
King Arthur: No that's Saint "Ives".
Sir Lancelot: Oh, yes. "Iiiiiivvvveeessss"!
[All knights saying, "Iiiiiivvvveeessss"]
Sir Bedevere: Whooooouuuuaaa!
Sir Lancelot: No no no, it's "Aaaaauuuugggghhhh" from the back of the throat.
Sir Bedevere: No I mean, "Whoooouuuuaaa!" as in surprise and alarm.
Sir Lancelot: Oh, you mean like, "AAAHH!"
Sir Bedevere: Yes, that's it. "AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!"

[last lines]
King Arthur: [Arthur and Bedevere have found out that the Holy Grail is in Castle Augh, which is guarded by the frenchmen] We shall attack at once.
Sir Bedevere: Yes, my liege.
[an army of hundreds of soldiers appears]
King Arthur: [to Castle Augh] French persons, today the blood of many a brave knight shall be avenged! In the name of God, we shall not stop our fight till every one of you lies dead, and the Holy Grail returns to those who God Himself has chosen!
[turns to army]
King Arthur: Charge!
[the army charges forward, but is stopped by the police and the historian's wife]
Historian's Wife: [points to Arthur] It's that one, I'm sure!
[the police arrest Arthur and Bedevere]
Policeman: [turns to cameraman] All right, sonny, that's enough, just take off.
[turns off camera]

King Arthur: Well, we'll not risk another frontal assault. That rabbit's dynamite.

[first lines]
King Arthur: Whoa, there!

1st soldier with a keen interest in birds: Am I right?
King Arthur: I'm not interested!
Second Swallow-Savvy Guard: It could be carried by an African swallow.
King Arthur: Will you ask your master if he wants to join my court at Camelot?
1st soldier with a keen interest in birds: Oh yeah, an African swallow, maybe, but not a European swallow. That's my point.
Second Swallow-Savvy Guard: But then the African swallow's not migratory...

God: Arthur, King of the Britons, your Knights of the Round Table shall have a task to make them an example in these dark times.
King Arthur: Good idea, O Lord!
God: 'Course it's a good idea!

King Arthur: Go and tell your master that we have been charged by God with a sacred quest. If he will give us food and shelter for the night, he can join us in our quest for the Holy Grail.
French Soldier: Well, I'll ask him, but I don't think he will be very keen. Uh, he's already got one, you see.
King Arthur: What?
Sir Galahad: He said they've already got one!
King Arthur: Are you sure he's got one?
French Soldier: Oh yes, it's very nice!

King Arthur: O Knights of Ni, you are just and fair, and we will return with a shrubbery.
Leader of The Knights who say NI!: One that looks nice.
King Arthur: Of course.
Leader of The Knights who say NI!: And not too expensive.
King Arthur: Yes.

King Arthur: How dare you profane this place with your presence!


Excalibur (1981)
Arthur: Now, once more, I must ride with my knights to defend what was, and the dream of what could be.

Arthur: Move aside! This is the king's road - and the knights you joined arms against were his very own.
Lancelot: I await the king himself. His knights are in need of training.
Arthur: I am King. And this
[draws the sword]
Arthur: , is Excalibur, sword of kings from the dawn of time. Who are you? What do you seek?
Lancelot: I am Lancelot of the Lake, from across the sea. And I have yet to find a king worthy of my sword.
Arthur: That is a wild boast. You lack a knight's humility!
Lancelot: Not a boast, sir. But a curse. For I have never met my match in joust or duel.
Arthur: Move aside!
Lancelot: I will not. You must retreat, or prove your worth in the test of arms under the eyes of God.
Arthur: Then may He give me the strength to unhorse you. And send you with one blow, back across the sea.
Lancelot: Then come across, sir.

[Arthur has broken Excalibur on Lancelot's chest]
Arthur: Merlin! What have I done?
Merlin: You have broken what could not be broken! Now, hope is broken.
Arthur: My pride broke it. My rage broke it! This excellent knight, who fought with fairness and grace, was meant to win. I used Excalibur to change that verdict. I've lost, for all time, the ancient sword of my fathers, whose power was meant to unite all men... not to serve the vanity of a single man. I am... nothing.

Arthur: Merlin, where are you going?
Merlin: Where do you think? You have a kingdom to rule.
Arthur: But how? I don't know how.
Merlin: You knew how to draw the sword from the stone.
Arthur: That was easy.
Merlin: Was it? I couldn't have done it.

Arthur: Any man who would be a knight and follow a king... follow me.

Arthur: [of Lancelot] Will he live?
Merlin: Oh, yes.
Arthur: Will Guinevere...?
Merlin: Yes.
Arthur: Merlin, will I ever have a son?
Merlin: Yes.
Arthur: No riddles? Nothing but a simple "yes"? That frightens me.
Merlin: But a King should be afraid, Arthur, always... of the enemy. Waiting, everywhere. In the corridors of his castle, on the deer-paths of his forests, or in a more tangled forest... in here.
[taps his head with his finger]

Merlin: You brought me back. Your love brought me back. Back to where you are now. In the land of dreams.
Arthur: Are you a dream, Merlin?
Merlin: [softly] A dream to some.
[Yelling]
Merlin: A nightmare to others.

Arthur: Rise, Father, please. I was your son before I became your king; if I am King.
Sir Ector: You are king, Arthur; the more so because you are not my son, and I am not your father.
Arthur: Not my father? Then Kay is not my brother?
Sir Ector: Merlin the magician brought you to me when you were newly born, and bade me raise you as my own. At first, I did so because I feared Merlin, but later because I loved you.
Arthur: Who is my true father?
Sir Ector: Only Merlin can tell you that.
Arthur: And who is Merlin?
Merlin: [enters suddenly from the forest] I... am the Merlin.
Arthur: Whose son am I?
Merlin: You are the son of Uther and Igrayne. You are King Arthur!

Arthur: [Arthur is dying] Perceval, take Excalibur. Find a pool of calm water. Throw the sword into it.
Perceval: No!
Arthur: Obey me, Perceval. Do it, and return.
Arthur: [Perceval returns after not throwing the sword in] When you cast it in, what did you see?
Perceval: I saw nothing but the wind on the water. My King, I couldn't do it! Excalibur cannot be lost! Other men...
Arthur: DO... as I command! One day, a King will come, and the Sword will rise... again.

[Arthur and Lancelot are fighting at their first encounter]
Lancelot: Your rage has unbalanced you. You, sir, would fight to the death, against a knight who is not your enemy. Over a stretch of road you could easily ride around.
Arthur: So be it. To the death!

Mordred: I've come to claim what is mine, Father.
Arthur: Show yourself.
[Mordred takes off his mask]
Arthur: I cannot give you the land. Only my love.
Mordred: That's the one thing of yours I don't want! The quest knights have failed. They're all dead. And YOU... are dead, too. I shall come back and take Camelot by force!

Arthur: Where hides evil in my kingdom, then?
Merlin: Always... where you never expect it. Always.
Gawain: I know where.
Arthur: Where, Sir Gawain?
Gawain: I cannot say.
Arthur: You must speak your heart. You sit at the Round Table. Where is this evil?
Gawain: He's our best... and our bravest... why, then, is he never here? Without Lancelot, this table is nothing! Is there anyone here who doesn't think him a god? And now to be driven from us
[points to Guenevere]
Gawain: by a woman's desire!
Guenevere: In the idleness that comes with peace, I see that gossip has bred its own evil! I will forgive your hasty words. Come... drink from Lancelot's cup, and partake of his 'goodness'.
[the cup is passed to Gawain, who proceeds to slam it upside-down on the table in defiance of Guenevere]
Arthur: You DARE accuse the Queen, Gawain?
Gawain: I do!
Guenevere: I protest my innocence!
Arthur: [standing up and drawing Excalibur threateningly] WERE I NOT KING, I WOULD MAKE YOU PAY WITH YOUR LIFE FOR WHAT YOU'VE SAID!
Guenevere: Will you not champion me?
Arthur: I cannot! I am your King, and I must be your judge in this. Lancelot must do it. He also stands accused. I decree - that at sunrise, two days from now, the champions will meet, and the truth shall be known. For by the law of God, no knight who is false can win in combat with one who is true.

Merlin: What are you afraid of?
Arthur: I don't know.
Merlin: Shall I tell you what's out there?
Arthur: Yes, please.
Merlin: The Dragon. A beast of such power that if you were to see it whole and all complete in a single glance, it would burn you to cinders.
Arthur: Where is it?
Merlin: It is everywhere! It is everything! Its scales glisten in the bark of trees, its roar is heard in the wind! And its forked tongue strikes like... like...
[lightning strikes near their feet]
Merlin: Whoa! Like lightning! Yes, that's it.
Arthur: How can I...? What should I...? Must I...?
Merlin: Do nothing. Be still. Sleep. Rest in the arms of the Dragon. Dream.

Arthur: I have often thought that in the hereafter of our lives, when I owe no more to the future and can be just a man, that we may meet, and you will come to me and claim me as yours, and know that I am your husband. It is a dream I have...

Perceval: [holding the Grail to Arthur's lips] You and the land are one. Drink.
Arthur: I am wasting away. I cannot die and I cannot live.
Perceval: Drink from the chalice. You will be reborn and the land with you.
Arthur: [drinks] Perceval... I didn't know how empty was my soul... until it was filled.

Arthur: [to Kay] Ready my knights for battle. They will ride with their king once more. I have lived through others for far too long. Lancelot carried my honor, and Guenevere, my guilt. Mordred bears my sins. My knights have fought my causes. Now, my brother, I shall be... king.

Lancelot: [Lancelot unhorses Arthur, then approaches him still on horseback with his lance held out] Yield sir, I have the advantage.
Arthur: [in a fit of absolute rage] I will not! Fight me from your horse or on foot, but fight me, your avoidance mocks me!
Lancelot: I sought only not to harm you.
[knocks Arthur to the ground]

Arthur: I was not born to live a man's life, but to be the stuff of future memory.

Arthur: [to Guinevere] I've often thought that in the hereafter of our lives, when I owe no more to the future... can be just a man... we might meet. You'd come to me, claim me yours, know that I am your husband.
[He starts to leave, then turns to face her]
Arthur: It is a dream I have.
[He leaves. She watches him go, knowing that she will never see him again]

Arthur: Swear faith to me, and you shall have mercy! I need battle lords such as you!
Uryenes: [scornfully] A noble knight swear faith to a squire?
Mador: NEVER... NEVER!
Arthur: You are right.
Arthur: You're right... I'm not yet a knight.
[Hands Excalibur to Uyrenes and kneels]
Arthur: You, Uryenes, will make me a knight. Then as knight to knight... I can offer you mercy.
Merlin: [Alarmed] What's this? What's this?
Mador: Keep it, Uryenes!
Uryenes: [hesitates and then touches Excalibur to Arthur's shoulder] In the name of God, St Michael and St George, I give you the right to bear arms and the power to mete justice!
Arthur: That duty I will solemnly obey, as knight and king.
Merlin: I never saw this.
Uryenes: Rise... King Arthur.
[Uryenes kneels before Arthur]
Uryenes: I am your humble knight, and I swear allegiance to the courage in your veins. So strong it is, its source must be Uther Pendragon's. I doubt you no more!
[kisses Arthur's hand - other knights also kneel]

Arthur: Do you still have the Sight, Merlin? Are they together?
Merlin: Yes.
Arthur: You warned me of this, all those years ago. What must I do now... Kill them?
Merlin: I can tell you nothing. My days are ended. The gods of once are gone... forever. It's a time for men. It's your time, Arthur.
Arthur: I need you now... more than ever.
Merlin: No. This is the moment that you must face at last. To be King, alone.
Arthur: And you, old friend? Will I see you again?
Merlin: No. There are other worlds. This one is done with me.
Merlin: [Arthur embraces Merlin, then walks away; Merlin stares off into the twilit sky then quietly says] That's it.


King Arthur (2004)
Lancelot, Arthur, Bors, Gawain, Tristan, Dagonet: [the knights line up on the hill near the fort and charge towards the Saxons] For Arthur!

Arthur: Knights... Brothers and arms... Your courage has been testet beyond all limits.
Bors: Yes
Arthur: But I must ask you now for one further trial.
Bors: Drink.
Arthur: We must leave on a final mission for Rome before our freedom can be granted. Above the wall, far north, there is a Roman family in need of rescue. They are trapped by Saxons. Our orders is to secure their safety.
Bors: Let the Romans take care of their own.
Gawain: Above the wall is Woad territory.
Galahad: Our duty to Rome, if it ever was a duty, is done. Our pact with Rome is done.
Bors: Every knight here has laid his life on the line for you. For you. And instead of freedom you want more blood? Our blood? You think more of Roman blood than you do of ours?
Arthur: Bors! These are our orders. We leave at first light, and when we return your freedom will be waiting for you. A freedom we can embrace with honour.
Bors: I'm a free man! I will choose my own fate!
Tristan: Yeah, yeah, we're all going to die someday. If it's a death from a Saxons hand that frightens you, stay home.
Galahad: Listen, if you're so eager to die, you can die right now! I've got something to live for!
Lancelot: Enough. Enough!
Dagonet: The Romans have broken their word. We have the word of Arthur. That is good enough. I'll prepare.

Lancelot: Arthur! This is not Rome's fight. It is not your fight. All these long years we've been together, the trials we've faced, the blood we've shed... what was it all for if not for the reward of freedom! And now when we are so close, when it's finally within our grasp... Look at me! Does it all count for nothing?
Arthur: You ask me that? You who know me the best of all?
Lancelot: Then do not do this. Only certain death awaits you here. Arthur, I beg you! For our friendship's sake, I beg you!
Arthur: You be my friend now and do not dissuade me. Seize the freedom you have earned and live it for the both of us. I cannot follow you, Lancelot. I know now that all the blood I have shed, all the lives I have taken have led me to this moment.

Arthur: Pelagius told me once: "There is no worse death than the end of hope."
Guinevere: You and I are not the polite people that live in poems. We are blessed and cursed by our times.

Cerdic: You come to beg a truce, you should be on your knees.
Arthur: I came to see your face so that I alone may find you on the battlefield. And it will be good of you to mark my face, Saxon, for the next time you see it, it will be the last thing you see on this earth.
Cerdic: Ahhh, finally, a man worth killing

Guinevere: My father told me great tales of you.
Arthur: Really? And what did you hear?
Guinevere: Fairy tales. The kind you hear about people so brave, so selfless, that they can't be real.

Guinevere: Arthur and his knights. A leader both Briton and Roman. And yet, you chose your allegiance to Rome, to those who take what does not belong to them. That same Rome that took your men from their homeland.
Arthur: Listen, lady, do not pretend you know anything about me or my men.
Guinevere: How many Britons have you killed?
Arthur: As many as tried to kill me. It's the natural state of any man to want to live.
Guinevere: Animals live! It's the natural state of any man to want to live free... in their own country. I belong to this land. Where do you belong, Arthur?

[Arthur has re-set Guinevere's broken fingers]
Arthur: How's your hand?
Guinevere: I'll live, I promise you.

[Lancelot finds Arthur praying in the stable]
Lancelot: Why do you always talk to God and not to me? Pray to whomever you pray that we don't cross the Saxons.
Arthur: My faith is what protects me, Lancelot. Why do you challenge this?
Lancelot: I don't like anything that puts a man on his knees.
Arthur: No man fears to kneel before the God he trusts. Without faith, without belief in something, what are we?

Lancelot: To try and get past the Woads in the north is insanity.
Arthur: Them, we've fought before.
Lancelot: Not north of the Wall! How many Saxons? Hmm? How many? Tell me. Do you believe in this mission?
Arthur: These people need our help. It is out duty to bring...
Lancelot: I don't care about your charge. And I don't give a damn about Romans, Britain, or this island. If you desire to spend eternity in this place, Arthur, then so be it. But suicide cannot be chosen for another!
Arthur: And yet you choose death for this family!
Lancelot: No, I choose life! And freedom! For myself and the men!

Arthur: How many times in battle have we snatched victory from the jaws of defeat? Outnumbered, outflanked, but still we triumph? With you at my side, we can do so again. Lancelot, we are knights. What other purpose do we serve if not for such a cause?

Arthur: [praying] Oh, merciful God, I have such need of Your mercy now. Not for myself, but for my knights, for this is truly their hour of need. Deliver them from their trials ahead and I will pay You a thousandfold with any sacrifice You ask of me. And if in Your wisdom, You should determine that sacrifice must be my life for theirs, so that they can once again taste the freedom that has so long been denied to them, I will gladly make that covenant. My death will have a purpose. I ask no more than that.

Arthur: What is this madness?

[about Arthur's father]
Guinevere: He died in battle?
Arthur: It's a family tradition.

Arthur: Knights! The gift of freedom is yours by right. But the home we seek resides not in some distant land, it's in us, and in our actions on this day! If this be our destiny, then so be it. But let history remember, that as free men, we chose to make it so!

Arthur: There is no worse death than the end of hope.

Arthur: Deeds themselves are useless unless they are for some higher purpose.

Arthur: [kneeling over Lancelot's body, looking up to the sky] It was my life to be taken! Not this! Never this!
[as Bors, Galahad, and Gawain approach, bearing Tristan's body]
Arthur: My brave knights, I have failed you. I neither took you off this island, nor shared your fate.
Merlin: [to Arthur] No fate is shared.
[to other knights, and more confident]
Merlin: No fate is shared.
Bors: They chose their own fate.
[turning to Galahad, he spoke more assuredly]
Bors: As did we all.
[quietly, facing Arthur]
Bors: As did we all.
[Arthur's eyes drift to the sword briefly, and back to Lucan who looks down sadly]
Arthur: One day you'll be strong enough. And you'll come back for it.

Arthur: Think very upon the vow Bishop for I will hold you to it. Break it... and no Roman legion, papal army, nor God himself will protect you.


Camelot (1967)
King Arthur: [singing] Don't let it be forgot / That once there was a spot / For one brief shining moment / That was known as Camelot!

King Arthur: Merlin, make me a hawk! Let me fly away from here!

King Arthur: [singing] In short, there's simply not / a more congenial spot / for happily ever aftering than here in Camelot.

King Arthur: Merlin told me once, "Never be too disturbed if you don't understand what a woman is thinking. They don't do it very often".

King Arthur: All we've been through, for nothing but an idea! Something that you cannot taste, smell, or feel; without substance, life, reality, memory.

King Arthur: I love them and they answer me with pain and torment. Be it sin or not sin, they betray me in their hearts and that's far sin enough. I can feel it in their eyes, I can feel it when they speak, and they must pay for it and be punished. I shall not be wounded and not return it in kind! I'm through with feeble hoping! I demand a man's vengeance!
[Calming down]
King Arthur: Proposition: I'm a king, not a man. And a very civilized king. Could it possibly be civilized to destroy the thing I love? Did they ask for this calamity? Can passion be selected?

King Arthur: [to Mordred] Far more seasoned rascals than you have polished their souls, I advise you, get out the wax. Better to be rubbed clean than rubbed out.

King Arthur: Wrong or right, they have the might, so wrong or right, they're always right, and that's wrong... right?
Guinevere: Absolutely.

King Arthur: [sardonically] Mordred, I must remind you that I am a civilized man. With occasional lapses.

King Arthur: But even the thought, "I'm not thinking a thought" is thinking, isn't it?
Merlyn: Yes, and thinking is the sort of thing you should get into the habit of doing as often as possible.

King Arthur: Arise, Sir Lancelot.

Lancelot Du Lac: If the king grants you clemency, you shall be banished. If not, you hang.
King Arthur: Clemency is granted.

Lancelot Du Lac: The next time you traffic with me, remember... you challenge the right hand of King Arthur!
King Arthur: I *am* King Arthur!
Lancelot Du Lac: What? You... are the king?
King Arthur: Almost the *late* king...

King Arthur: We must arrange for your knighthood.
Lancelot Du Lac: No, sire! Invest me because of deeds, not words! Give me an order!
King Arthur: Now?
Lancelot Du Lac: This moment! Is there some wrong I can right, some peril I can face, some quest I can undertake?
King Arthur: Well... actually... there's not much going on today. The Queen and some of her court have gone a-maying.
Lancelot Du Lac: Gone... a-maying?
King Arthur: Well, it's a sort of... um... picnic? They pick flowers and chase young...
Lancelot Du Lac: Picnic?
King Arthur: It's a custom we have here. This is England, you know. And this is the season for gathering flowers.
Lancelot Du Lac: Knights? Gathering FLOWERS?
King Arthur: Well, SOMEONE has to do it!

[first lines]
A Knight: The rules of battle are not for Lancelot Du Lac, Your Majesty! Let us attack now while they sleep!
King Arthur: [firmly] We will attack when I give the command - at dawn.
[the knight leaves, and Arthur begins to talk to himself]
King Arthur: Oh, Merlyn, Merlyn, why is Ginny in that castle, behind walls I cannot enter? How did I blunder into this agonizing absurdity? Where did I stumble? How did I go wrong? Should I not have loved her?
[sighs]
King Arthur: Then I should not have been born! Oh, Merlyn, I haven't got much time. Within an inch of sunlight, the arrows begin to fly. If I am to die in battle, please, please do not let me die bewildered!
Merlyn: [voice only, far off in the distance] Think back, Arthur! Think back!

King Arthur as a Boy: What's the best thing for being sad?
Merlyn: The best thing for being sad is to learn something.


First Knight (1995)
Arthur: God uses people like you, Lancelot. Because your heart is open. You hold nothing back. You give all of yourself.
Lancelot: If you knew me better, you would not say such things.
Arthur: Oh, hey, I take the good with the bad, together. I can't love people in slices.

King Arthur: For the first in my life, I wanted what all wise man say can't last; what can't be promised or made to linger any more than sunlight. I don't want to die without having felt its warmth on my face.

Arthur: Lancelot, just a thought. A man who fears nothing is a man who loves nothing; and if you love nothing, what joy is there in your life? I may be wrong.

Arthur: You risked your life for another. There is no greater love.

King Arthur: Only a fool wants what he can not have.

King Arthur: There are laws that enslave men, and laws that set them free.

King Arthur: May God grant us the wisdom to discover right, the will to choose it, and the strength to make it endure.

King Arthur: This is the heart of Camelot, not these stones, not these timbers, these palaces and towers. Burn them all and Camelot lives on, because it lives in us. Camelot is a belief that we hold in our hearts.

King Arthur: What we hold to be right, and good, and true IS right and good and true for all men. Otherwise we're just another robber tribe.

Arthur: How have I failed you?

King Arthur: There's a peace only to be found on the other side of war. If that war should come I will fight it!

King Arthur: I trusted you, loved you, and you betrayed me!
Lancelot: I never meant to hurt you, my lord.
King Arthur: You leave me nothing! Nothing!

King Arthur: I have no pride left in me. What I do, now I do for my people and for Camelot. And may they forgive me. This is my last act as your king. Do not be afraid. All things change. I am Arthur of Camelot, and I command you now... all... To fight! Fight like you've never fought before! Never surrender! Never Surrender! Fight as you never...
[Arthur is shot by several crossbow bolts]
King Arthur: Camelot lives!

Arthur: [to Lancelot after being betrayed] The law will judge you!


"Gargoyles: Pendragon (#2.35)" (1996)
Griff: I don't like people breaking into my abbey.
King Arthur: Oh. A gargoyle. For a moment, I thought I was in danger.
Griff: And what makes you think you're not? London is *my* protectorate!

Stone of Destiny: I will take you to the sword, if you but say where it is.
King Arthur: I hate riddles.
Griff: I know a riddle about Excalibur. I learned it as a hatchling.
[Clears throat]
Griff: "Isle of towers glass and stone. The lady waits for him alone. Ebon glass in emerald frame, pure white lillies speak her name. Blood red bane in dragon's stone. Excalibur waits for him alone."

Stone of Destiny: You have passed the first test, Pendragon. Know that there will be others.
King Arthur: But it is MY sword!
Stone of Destiny: It belongs to the true king!... Are you still here?
[Sends Arthur and Griff away]

Hudson: You are King Arthur?
King Arthur: I am. Are you of Goliath's clan? He told me to seek you out if I came to... Manhattan.
Brooklyn: You've seen Goliath?
Lexington: Are Bronx and Elisa with him?
Broadway: When are they coming back?
Hudson: Where are they?
Griff: I met up with Goliath in London.
Broadway: Well, Elisa's mother saw them in Nigeria.
Brooklyn: Halcyon Renard saw them in Prague.
King Arthur: I met them in Avalon. Where Elisa awakened me from my enchanted sleep. Only Avalon knows when they will return.

Lady of the Lake: I had not expected see you for some time, Arthur Pendragon. What would you have of me?
King Arthur: [Kneeling before the Lady of the Lake] I need my sword, Lady. I am not whole without Excalibur.
Lady of the Lake: Excalibur serves the king who claims it, Pendragon.
King Arthur: Then *I* claim it! I am the King of Britain!
Lady of the Lake: This is not Britain, but a far larger stage. Still the world needs a leader. And the leader needs this sword. But you must prove you worth!

MacBeth: You fool! If you hadn't broken the sword, I'd have slain this beast!
King Arthur: It was not the one!

King Arthur: Griff! I need you!
Griff: Right with you, Your Majesty!
[flies over]
King Arthur: Help me get free! I know what to do!
Griff: That's the stuff!

King Arthur: I am Arthur Pendragon, King of Britain.
Griff: Uh-huh. And I'm the Queen Mum.

MacBeth: I freed the sword from the stone. An *honest* man would recognize his true king, and yield.
King Arthur: You are right. It is a hard thing...
[Kneels]
King Arthur: But I yield.
Griff: [runs to Arthur's side] Arthur, no! Fight for it! YOU are the once and future king!

[last lines]
King Arthur: I will stay through the day. But tomorrow night, I must begin another quest: to find my friend and teacher, Merlin. And somehow, I must get Griff back to London.
Griff: The truth is, I'd rather stay with you.
King Arthur: [turns his back] Only a knighted champion can travel with me now.
Griff: [downcast] Yes. Well, I understand, of course. And it's been an adventure, a story for the hatchlings, someday...
[Arthur draws his sword and puts a hand on Griff's shoulder]
King Arthur: I could not ask for a better champion at my side.
[Glowing, Griff kneels. Arthur touches his shoulder with Excalibur]
King Arthur: By my hand, and by this sword, I name thee knight: Sir Griff.


"Merlin: The Dragon's Call (#1.1)" (2008)
Merlin: How much did you practice for being such a prat?
Arthur Pendragon: Don't address me like that!
Merlin: Okay, sorry. How much did you practice for being such a prat, my Lord?

Merlin: I've never had a friend who could be such an ass.
Arthur Pendragon: Nor I one who could be so stupid.

Arthur Pendragon: I could take you apart with one blow.
Merlin: I could take you apart with less than that.

Arthur Pendragon: He may be an idiot, but he's a brave one.

Arthur: How's your knee walking coming along? Oh don't run away!
Merlin: From you?
Arthur: Oh thank God, I thought you were deaf as well as dumb.
Merlin: Look, I've told you you're an ass... I just didn't realize you were a royal one. Oh, what are you going to do? You've got your Daddy's men to protect you?
Arthur: Haha, I could take you apart with one blow.
Merlin: I could take you apart with less than that.
Arthur: You sure? Here you go big man
[throws him a mace]
Arthur: . Come on then. I warn you, I've been trained to kill since birth.
Merlin: Wow, and how long have you been training to be a pratt?
Arthur: You can't address me like that.
Merlin: Sorry... How long have you been training to be a pratt... my Lord?

Arthur Pendragon: [to the guards who've taken hold of Merlin] Wait. Let him go. He may be an idiot but he's a brave one.
[to Merlin]
Arthur Pendragon: There's something about you, Merlin. Can't quite put my finger on it.

Arthur: I warn you, I've been trained to kill since birth.
Merlin: Wow, and how long have you been training to be a prat?
Arthur: You can't address me like that.
Merlin: Sorry. How long have you been training to be a prat, my lord?

Arthur: I warn you, I've been trained to kill since birth.
Merlin: Wow,and how long have you been training to be a prat?
Arthur: You can't address me like that.
Merlin: Sorry. How long have you been training to be a prat... my Lord?

Arthur: I could take you apart with one blow.
Merlin: I could take you apart with less than that.


Shrek the Third (2007)
Shrek: Listen, Artie. Eh, if you think this whole mad scene ain't dope, I feel you, dude. I mean, I'm not trying to get up in your grill or raise your roof or whatever, but what I am screamin' is, yo, check out this kazing thazing, bazaby! I mean if it doesn't groove or what I'm sayin' ain't straight trippin' just say, "Oh, no you di'n't! You know, you're gettin' on my last nerve." And then I'll know it's... then I'll - I'll know it's wack!
[Shrek gets hit in the face with a branch that Artie had evidently pulled back]
Artie: Somebody help! I've been kidnapped by a monster who's trying to relate to me!
[knocks on the door of a tree incessantly]
Artie: Knock, knock. Hello! Hello!
[a holograph of Merlin emits from a crystal a few feet adjacent to the door]
Merlin: Greetings, cosmic children of the universe. Welcome to my serenity circle. Please leave all bad vibes outside the healing vortex. Now prepare-
[the holograph cuts off. Merlin comes out the front door and says]
Merlin: I knew I should have got that warranty.

Artie: Please don't eat me.
Crowd: Eat him! Eat him!...
Shrek: I'm not going to eat him.
Crowd: [Disappointed] Aww!

Artie: You know, Shrek, you're all right. You just need to do a little less yelling, and use more soap.
Shrek: Thanks, Artie.
Artie: The soap is because you stink. Really bad.
Shrek: Yeah, I got that.

Artie: [convincing Merlin to help them get back to Far Far Away]
[weeping like a troubled teen]
Artie: It's just so hard, you know? They really need to get back, 'cause their kingdom's in trouble, 'cause there's a really bad man... and it's just so hard!
Merlin: Come on, take it easy!
Artie: No! I don't think you understand!
[collapses at Merlin's feet]
Artie: There's a mean person doing mean things to good people
Shrek: Oh, have a heart, old man
Artie: And they really need your help to get them back! So why won't you help them?
[collapses and sobs inaudibly]
Merlin: [awkwardly] Oh, ok... Um, I'll go and get my things
Artie: [stands up and clears his throat]
[to Shrek]
Artie: Piece of cake.

Artie: If there's something you want to do, or someone you really want to be, then the only one standing in your way... is you.
Rumplestiltskin: Me?
Guard #1: Get him, lads!

Merlin: [meditating] I'm a buzzing bee... buzz, buzz, buzz...
Artie: Mr. Merlin? They...
[gestures to Shrek and crew, but stops short]
Artie: ... *we* really need your help. Do you think you can use your magic to transport us to...
Merlin: [interrupting] Sorry, kid, I don't do that stuff anymore. How about a hug? That's the best kind of magic there is!

Artie: And so, people, I hope you enjoy your stay in prison, while I rule the free world, baby!
Shrek: All right, don't overdo it.
Artie: I'm building my city, people, on rock 'n' roll!
Shrek: You just overdid it.

Artie: Did you say you were looking for Arthur?
Puss in Boots: That information is on a need to know basis.
Donkey: It's top secret. Hushity-hush.

Shrek: [to Artie shortly after they crash the boat] We're headed back to Far Far Away whether you like it or not! And you're gonna be a father!
Artie: [Sounding confused] What?
Donkey: [to Shrek] You just said father!
Shrek: [to Artie] I said... king, you're gonna be king!
Artie: [Imitating Shrek] You're gonna be king!
[Reverts back to his normal voice]
Artie: Yeah, right!


"Merlin: The Sword in the Stone: Part Two (#4.13)" (2011)
Arthur: Did you lose 'em?
Merlin: We're safe.
Arthur: You're sure?
Merlin: Do I look like an idiot?
Arthur: Yes.
Merlin: [to Gwen] He doesn't change, does he?

Arthur: Where have you been?
Merlin: Were you worried about me?
Arthur: No. I was making sure we weren't being followed.
Merlin: You came back to look for me.
Arthur: All right. It's true. I came back 'cause you're the only friend I have and I couldn't bear to lose you.
Merlin: Really?
Arthur: Don't be stupid.

Merlin: When Bruta was on his deathbed, he asked to be taken deep into the forest. There, with the last of his strength, he thrust his sword into a rock. If his lineage was ever questioned, this would form a test. Only a true king of Camelot could pull the weapon free.
Arthur: Are you making this up?
Merlin: Of course not.
Arthur: All right. If it's true, why haven't I heard this story?
Merlin: Well, history isn't really your strong point, is it?

Arthur: I've never heard so much rubbish in my life.
Merlin: Are you calling Gaius a lier?
Arthur: No, I'm calling you an idiot.

Sir Leon: No, Arthur. Is YOU the people love, and you they will lay down their lives for. I know that I would ride into the mouth of hell for you.
Sir Percival: And I.
Merlin: And I.
Arthur: To the mouth of hell it is.

Merlin: When the sword was thrust into the stone, the ancient king foretold that one day it would be freed again, at a time when Camelot needed it most. The man who freed it would unite the land of Albion and rule over the greatest kingdom the world has ever known. That man is you, Arthur.
Arthur: You're making this up.
Merlin: Why would I do that? Your head's already as big as your waist. I believe it, though. And I believe in you. I always have.

Arthur: [about his new sword] You know, this thing's not bad.
Merlin: Thought you might like it.

Arthur: I thought we were friends.
Morgana: As did I, but, alas, we were both wrong.
Arthur: You can't blame me for my father's sins.
Morgana: It's a little late for that. You've made it perfectly clear how you feel about me and my kind. You're not as different from Uther as you'd like to think.
Arthur: Nor are you.
Morgana: I'm going to enjoy killing you, Arthur Pendragon.


"Merlin: The Mark of Nimueh (#1.3)" (2008)
Arthur: Merlin is a wonder, but the wonder is that he's such an idiot. There's no way he's a sorcerer.

Merlin: I'm on my way, sorry I'm late.
Arthur: [flatly] Don't worry, I'm getting used to it.

Arthur: [searching Merlin's messy room] Merlin, come here. Look what I found. I found a place where you can put things. It's called a cupboard.

Arthur: She's right, father. You hear the word 'magic' and you no longer listen.

Arthur: Father, please, I can't allow this. This is madness! There's no way *Merlin* is a sorcerer!

Arthur: He's in love.
Merlin: What?
Arthur: With Gwen.
Merlin: I am not...
Arthur: Yes you are.
Merlin: No way.
Arthur: I saw you yesterday with that flower she'd given you.
Merlin: But... I am not in love with her.
Arthur: It's alright, you can admit it.
Merlin: I don't even think of her like that!

Arthur: I'm telling you, Morgana, turn back. You could be hurt.
Morgana: So could you. If you don't get out of my way.


"Merlin: Arthur's Bane: Part One (#5.1)" (2012)
Arthur: Merlin, is there anything you are actually capable of doing?
Merlin: Putting up with you.

Arthur: What actually happened?
Merlin: The usual. I saved your neck.
Arthur: You saved me?
Merlin: Yes. And I can juggle. I keep telling you I have many talents.

Merlin: You know, if Morgana doesn't kill you, I will.
Arthur: Threatening your king is treason, Merlin.
Merlin: How about threatening an ass?
Arthur: Heard that!

Queen Annis: I would love to see your fool perform. Given all his failings, he must have SOME skills.
Arthur: You'd think so, wouldn't you? You heard the queen. Jump to it.
Merlin: I'm not a fool.
Arthur: That's debatable.
Merlin: And I don't have any skills.
Arthur: I know that, but we can't refuse the queen when she's granted us safe passage, can we?

Merlin: Do you really think Gwaine and Percival could still be alive?
Arthur: I have to find out. They're Knights of the Round Table. It's a bond we share.
Merlin: I understand.
Arthur: If it was you that disappeared, Merlin, I wouldn't bother.

Arthur: I swear I'm going to rescue my men, or die trying.
Merlin: And I swear I will protect you or die at your side.

Arthur: If only we had a horse.
Merlin: Or a pig.
Arthur: You can't ride a pig.
Merlin: No, but we can roast it... with carrots, parsnip and apples.
Arthur: Merlin...
Merlin: No, you're right. We won't waste those apples. We'll put them in a pie.
Arthur: Stop it.


"Merlin: The Death Song of Uther Pendragon (#5.3)" (2012)
Arthur: Ready the horses and gather some supplies.
Merlin: Uh... where are we going?
Arthur: You don't need to know.
[holds a spoon in front of Merlin's face]
Arthur: Do not breathe a word of this to anyone. Not even Guinevere.
Merlin: [sarcastically] You're threatening me with a spoon?
[in the next frame, there is the sound of a smack and Merlin screams in pain, off screen]

Arthur: When I became king, more than anything, I wanted to make him proud.
[Merlin shakes his head]
Arthur: What is it?
Merlin: You've always done what you believed to be right, even if you knew your father would disapprove of it. Do you not see how different you are to him? Camelot's a better place since you became king.
Arthur: Father clearly doesn't think so.
Merlin: The people believe in YOU, Arthur. That counts for nothing if you don't believe in yourself.

Uther Pendragon: Arthur. No. Please. Whatever I've done, I've done for Camelot.
Arthur: You've had your turn. Now it's mine.
Uther Pendragon: Merlin has...!
[Arthur blows the horn and returns him to the other world]

Merlin: What're you doing?
Arthur: Nothing. Thinking.
Merlin: You thinking? Well, now I'm really getting worried.

Arthur: Did you get a terrible fright?
Merlin: Yes, my heart nearly jumped out through my mouth.
Arthur: Well, maybe you should have the rest of the day off and put your feet up.
Merlin: Really?
[Arthur stares at Merlin]
Merlin: You were joking.
Arthur: There really is no limit to your intelligence, is there, Merlin?

Arthur: Why are you doing this?
Uther Pendragon: I did not spend my entire life building this kingdom to see my own son destroy it.
Arthur: You tried to kill Guinevere.
Uther Pendragon: For your own good. How can a serving girl understand what it means to be queen?
Arthur: Guinevere is wise and strong, and I trust her more than anyone.
Uther Pendragon: And that is your weakness. You put too much trust in other people. You and you alone must rule Camelot.
Arthur: I would rather not rule at all than rule alone.
Uther Pendragon: Your whole life I tried to prepare you for the day you would become king. Did you learn nothing?
Arthur: I watched you rule. I learned that if you trust no one you'll always live in fear. Your hatred came from fear, not strength.
Uther Pendragon: How dare you.
Arthur: I loved and respected you, but I have to rule the kingdom in my own way. I have to do what I believe to be right.
Uther Pendragon: I will not allow you to destroy all that I built!
Arthur: Then you'll have to kill me. I'm not you, Father. I can't rule the way you did.
Uther Pendragon: Camelot must come before all else. Even you.

Arthur: [as Merlin creeps closer to the village where a woman is screaming] What are you doing?
Merlin: Well, I assume you want to risk our lives and see what's going on.
Arthur: I never thought I'd say this, Merlin, but you're learning.


"Merlin: With All My Heart (#5.9)" (2012)
[Arthur sees Gwen conspiring with Morgana and draws his sword]
Merlin: [whispering] No, My Lord. Morgana's too powerful. Now's not the time.
Arthur: How could she do this?
Merlin: She's not the Gwen you love. She has fallen prey to a dark and powerful magic.
Arthur: If I lose her, I lose everything.
Merlin: We'll fine a way to bring her back, Arthur. I promise.

Arthur: This tincture of belladonna, what are its effects?
Gaius: Patient is rendered into a deep sleep...
Arthur: Patient?
Gaius: It is generally used for the badly wounded.
Arthur: How long does it last?
Gaius: A few hours. It has to be administered several times a day to provide a continuous sleep.
Merlin: But for no more than three days.
Gaius: It is true, sire. The tincture should not be taken for an extended period.
Arthur: Or?
Merlin: The body will not tolerate it.
Arthur: Thank you, Merlin.

Arthur: Gaius, you're sure this is gonna work?
Gaius: You' be amazed how much license old age lends you, sire. Merlin, come. We meet at the darkling wood.
Arthur: Merlin, if you drop her...
Merlin: I know. I lose my head.
Arthur: Just so we're clear.

Arthur: [waiting for Gaius and Merlin and the unconscious Gwen] What kept you?
Merlin: [burdened by the queen's weight] You have any idea how... steep these slopes are?

[as Arthur carries Gwen and Merlin carries their supplies, Merlin feels they're being watched]
Arthur: These funny feelings of yours...
Merlin: They're not funny.
Arthur: Stupid, then. Where do they come from, you think? You still there, Merlin? Don't tell me you've gone into a sulk.
Merlin: I'm not sulking. I'm... carrying a load even a horse would struggle under.
Arthur: You do good.
Merlin: How come it wouldn't do you good?
Arthur: I'm already good.

Merlin: [having dropped his dress in front of Arthur] The sorceress. She likes to be paid in clothes. She can't get to a tailor.
Arthur: Why would a recluse be interested in clothes?
Merlin: [a little exasperated] I don't know, Arthur. She's a sorceress. She's not gonna be normal, is she?


"Merlin" (1998)
King Arthur Pendragon: I made a mistake that night with Morgan. But I can't believe that I'll be condemned for all eternity for one mistake.
Merlin: No, not by me. I'll never condemn you Arthur.

King Arthur Pendragon: Merlin, what should I do?
Merlin: In the end, you must uphold the law.

Merlin: Will you be able to handle Mordred?
King Arthur Pendragon: It's just one more battle. And right is on our side.

King Arthur Pendragon: It's time to end it all.
Mordred: Well... we agree on that at least. You know father, if you'd lived, I don't think we'd have been very happy as a family.

Mordred: I'll tell you.
King Arthur Pendragon: Who the devil are you?
Mordred: Eloquently put, "Who the devil?". Yes indeed. Who the devil?

King Arthur Pendragon: Guinevere how could you do it? Did you not think of me at all?
Queen Guinevere: You left me alone for years, did you not think of me? What of my honor finding out my husband had a child by a woman called Morgan Le Fay?
Mordred: Good one. Oh, come, Father, this is becoming distressingly personal.


"Merlin: The Drawing of the Dark (#5.11)" (2012)
Arthur: What ARE you doing?
Merlin: I'm like a swan. It seems I'm not doing anything but there's a lot of work going on underneath.
Arthur: Hm. Interesting. I see you more as a head louse.
Merlin: Right?
Arthur: Useless. Irritating.

Arthur: You would have killed me!
Kara: I'm only sorry I failed.

Arthur: The law must be applied. It is paramount.
Merlin: You're breaking his heart. You'll lose his trust. Think again...
Arthur: There's nothing I can do. In time, Mordred will understand that. He'll come to forgive me.
Merlin: I fear you're wrong, Arthur.
Arthur: Only time will tell.

Mordred: What are you gonna do to me?
Arthur: I wish I knew.

Kara: I can not repent a crime I have not committed.
Arthur: Kara...
Kara: It is not a crime to fight for your freedom. It is not a crime to fight for the right to be who you are. You deserve everything that's coming to you, Arthur Pendragon.

Arthur: I've made a terrible mistake, haven't I?
Merlin: Hope not.


"King Arthur and the Knights of Justice: Assault on Castle Morgana (#1.5)" (1992)
Lord Viper: Fool, you battle us while your castle burns.
Arthur King: You're the fool. Look, your Warlords are running away.

Merlin: I understand. Your men need to do something to make them feel like knights.
Arthur King: Yes, but there's more. If we're stuck here we wanna make the most of it. We're an offensive team. We want victory. We want glory.

Arthur King: What do we do when the other team has the ball?
Sir Wally: Hit 'em hard.
Sir Trunk: And rip the ball right outta their hands.
[they clap each other's shoulders while the others yell approval]
Arthur King: The ball's in there, guys. Only this time, it's a unicorn.
Sir Breeze: We're goin' into Castle Morgana to get a horse with a horn on its head?
Arthur King: That horse with a horn on its head can help us find the Keys of Truth. And if we don't get it back, Morgana can make it help *her*.

Arthur King: In the name of justice! Knights, attack!

Arthur King: [riding off after besting the Warlords] And that's all she wrote.

Queen Morgana: There is no force on Earth that can defeat me in my own castle. The unicorn is what matters.
Arthur King: [barging in with the knights] Exactly how we feel. This is *my* power. Excalibur, be my strength.


"Merlin: The Diamond of the Day: Part Two (#5.13)" (2012)
Arthur: He's a sorcerer.
[Gaius doesn't answer]
Arthur: You knew.
Gaius: Arthur, he is your friend.
Arthur: I want him gone.
Gaius: There is no need to fear him.
Arthur: Have him take word to Camelot, to Guinevere.
Gaius: We can not send Merlin. I will go.
Arthur: I need a physician right now, not a sorcerer.
Gaius: He can do far more than me, far more than you can ever imagine. Arthur, he doesn't just have magic. There are those who say he's the greatest sorcerer ever to walk the earth.
Arthur: Merlin?
Gaius: If you're to stand any chance of survival, you'll need Merlin to help you, not me.

Arthur: Gaius. Give this to Guinevere.
Gaius: It's the royal seal, sire.
Arthur: If I am to die, I can think of no one who I would rather succeed me.

Arthur: Why did you never tell me?
Merlin: I wanted to, but...
Arthur: What?
Merlin: You'd have chopped my head off.
Arthur: I'm not sure what I'd have done.
Merlin: And I didn't want to put you in that position.
Arthur: That's what worried you?
Merlin: Some men are born to plow fields, some live to be great physicians, others to be great kings. Me? I was born to serve you, Arthur, and I'm proud of that, and I wouldn't change a thing.

Arthur: So you're not an idiot. That was another lie.
Merlin: No, it's just another part of my charm.

Arthur: All these years, Merlin. You never once sought any credit.
Merlin: It's not why I do it.

Arthur: Merlin. Whatever happens...
Merlin: Shh. Don't talk.
Arthur: I'm the king, Merlin. You can't tell me what to do.
Merlin: I always have. I'm not going to change now.


"The Legend of Prince Valiant: The Return (#1.11)" (1991)
King Arthur: A snake, even after it has shed its skin, is still a snake.

King Arthur: You are as much a madman as you are a scoundrel.

King Arthur: In my kingdom the rule is by law, not by violence.

King Arthur: I'm afraid, Merlin. And do you know what frightens me the most?
Merlin: What, Arthur?
King Arthur: I am afraid for myself. Merlin, I want Duncan's head even more than Ian does.
Merlin: It is a hard thing, Arthur, when a man is caught between the theories of his head and the passions of his heart.

King Arthur: Will it work? Or will this New Order of mine turn against me?
Merlin: [someone knocks at the door] It is time to find out, Arthur.

Prince Valiant: Before we ever met, you spoke to me, in a dream. You called me to Camelot, to the New Order. To a world where men live not by the sword, but by the light of honor and justice.
King Arthur: [raising his sword] This is no business of yours, boy.
Prince Valiant: Your Majesty, I believed what you said. I crossed a continent to follow my dream. Please, allow me to go on believing in it.


"Merlin: The Sword in the Stone: Part One (#4.12)" (2011)
Arthur: You knew. You knew Agravaine was betraying me.
Merlin: I couldn't be sure, but then, I did have my suspicions.
Arthur: I feel like such a fool. I put such trust in him. All this time I was blind to his treachery as I was to Morgana's.
Merlin: You were deceived, Arthur. It could happen to anyone.
Arthur: Yet it keeps happening to me. I cared about these people. I... I don't understand. What have I done wrong? Why do they hate me?
Merlin: No, they don't hate you. They just... crave your power for themselves.
Arthur: Perhaps. Would they still want that power if I was the king my people deserve? Maybe Tristan's right...
Merlin: Tristan was angry and afraid. He needed to blame someone. But it's not you that's to blame.
Arthur: You seem very sure about all this.
Merlin: All I know is that, for your many faults... you are honest and brave and truehearted, and one day you will be the greatest king this land has ever known.
Arthur: [smiles briefly, half joking] Well, good to know I have the support of my servant, at least.
Merlin: [still serious] I'm not alone. Believe me.

Merlin: Think of something pleasant.
Arthur: You in the stocks?

Arthur: Why are you putting another hole in this belt?
Merlin: I was, uh... enhancing it for comfort and ease of use.
Arthur: Are you saying I'm fat.
Merlin: No, I'm saying that the belt... is one hole shy of perfection.

Merlin: Well, I think we're safe, for now, but we need to find you some kind of disguise. You're too conspicuous in those clothes.
Arthur: [unnaturally compliant] Whatever you say. I'm entirely in your hands.

Merlin: Pack your things, simpleton!
Arthur: Call me that again and I'll run you through.

Tristan: I've lost everything I've worked for for some good-for-nothing king?
Arthur: That's quite something, coming from a smuggler.
Tristan: Well, I wouldn't have to be a smuggler if it wasn't for your damn taxes, would I?
Arthur: Those taxes help protect the people of this land.
Tristan: My people are dead. You call that protection?


"Merlin: Another's Sorrow (#5.4)" (2012)
Arthur: How is she?
Merlin: She is weak, and she's clearly exhausted, but she will live.
Arthur: Good. I'll speak to her at once.
Merlin: Actually, no.
Arthur: Excuse me?
Merlin: She's not to be disturbed until morning.
Arthur: Uh, this is important.
[tries to walk past Merlin, but Merlin stops him]
Merlin: And so is the health of the princess.
Arthur: Did you just give me an order?
Merlin: Yes, sire.
Arthur: Feels good, does it?
Merlin: It's... not unpleasant.

Odin: And now, you will pay the forfeit.
Arthur: My father's life, that wasn't enough?
Odin: No.
Arthur: So be it, but understand this, Odin: you kill me and you'll have all of Camelot to answer to.
Odin: Camelot is nothing without its king.
Arthur: Then you don't know my knights. They will hunt you, and they will find you, and they will not rest until they're done.

Merlin: This mission, sire...
Arthur: ...is too dangerous, so I shouldn't go.
Merlin: Yeah... You're thinking the same thing?
Arthur: No. I'm thinking that's exactly what you always say, but here I am, two legs, two arms, my own teeth.

Odin: Finish it. Finish it and be done.
Arthur: And what then? Your people will seek their revenge. A war without an end.
Odin: There is no other way.
Arthur: There is another way. In return for your life, you must restore Rodor to the throne of Nemeth.
Odin: Even if I agree, it solves nothing. What about us, Pendragon?
Arthur: A truce, binding our kingdoms to peace.
Odin: Never.

Princess Mithian: Camelot is fortunate to have a king such as you.
Arthur: It's I that's fortunate. Camelot would be nothing were it not for the courage and loyalty of its friends.

Arthur: Merlin should take some of the credit. Turns out he's not always entirely stupid.
Gwen: Is that a compliment?
Arthur: Don't tell him, whatever you do. I'll never hear the end of it.


"Merlin: Lancelot and Guinevere (#2.4)" (2009)
Morgana: How could you be so heartless? Gwen is the most kind, loyal person that you would ever meet and she has been more of a friend to all of us. And you would leave her at the mercy of those animals!
Arthur: Morgana.
Morgana: Have you no shame! Do you think of no one but yourself?
Arthur: Morgana.
Morgana: I knew you were many things, Arthur Pendragon, but I didn't know you were a gutless coward!
Arthur: Morgana! Perhaps if you would stop yelling at me for one second, you would notice that I am packing.
Morgana: You're going after Gwen.
Arthur: Of course I am. What do you take me for? I couldn't disagree with father in public.
Morgana: Arthur? Bring her home.

Arthur: What did you do? I said distract them, not knock them out!
Merlin: There is just no pleasing you sometimes.

Arthur: What are you doing Merlin?
Merlin: I must have fallen asleep. Uh, I'm exhausted. I can barely keep my eyes open.
[Arthur pours water on Merlin's head]
Merlin: Thank you. I feel so much better.

Merlin: These stink! They are really bad!
Arthur: Perhaps you prefer to be eaten alive.
Merlin: Pass me some more, would you?

Arthur: If you dare tell anyone about this, I promise, I will make your life a living hell.
Merlin: More than you already do?
Arthur: Yeah.

Arthur: The ransom was supposed to be delivered to veil of Denaria. Which means, save a day riding if we cut through the caves of Andor.
Merlin: Oh no, I know that face. I'm not going to like this, a I?
Arthur: They're infested with wildren.
Merlin: What are wildren?
Arthur: They're like giant...
[sees Merlin's face]
Arthur: -baby rats.
Merlin: Baby rats? They don't sound so bad.
Arthur: They feast on human flesh.
Merlin: Maybe we should go over the mountains.


"Merlin: Lamia (#4.8)" (2011)
Arthur: [teasingly] So... Merlin. Being saved by a woman, that really can't feel good.
Merlin: Feels a lot better than being dead.
Arthur: Does it? Being saved by a woman or dying. I'd have to think about that one.
Merlin: Well, don't think too hard. I wouldn't want you to hurt yourself.

Gaius: [too busy to make a distant house call] Might I make a suggestion, sire? Why not send Merlin in my place?
Arthur: Merlin?
Gaius: He has a knowledge of the healing arts. If the diagnosis is straightforward, he can prescribe a remedy, I'm sure.
Arthur: And what if it isn't?
Gaius: Then he can bring his findings to me.
Arthur: Findings? Merlin can't find his own backside most of the time.
Gaius: I think he's capable of much more than you imagine, sire.

Arthur: Does anything strike you as odd about these bodies?
Gaius: Yes, sire. There's not a mark on them.
Arthur: Not so much as a scratch.

Gaius: The girl escaped and killed them all but him.
Arthur: How is that possible? She's just one girl.
Gaius: Not a girl, sire. A lamia.
Arthur: A lamia?
Gaius: A creature of magic. In their wars with the ancient kings, the high priestesses of the old religion took the blood from a girl and mingled it with that of a serpent. The creatures they created has ferocious powers. They could control the mind of a man, suck the life from him with a single embrace.
Arthur: Which is why none of the traders has a mark on them.
Gaius: But the lamia proved more deadly than their makers had ever imagined. They could transform at will and become hideous monsters. And they kept on killing, sire. They would not stop.

Arthur: It's almost good to see you, Merlin.
Merlin: Likewise.
Arthur: Almost.


"Merlin: The Disir (#5.5)" (2012)
Arthur: Are you feeling all right, Merlin?
Merlin: Quite, My Lord.
Arthur: I find more and more your face resembles the back end of a cat. See? You don't even laugh at my jokes anymore. Seriously, I haven't seen you smile these past three days.
Merlin: I'm not sure there's a great deal to smile about.

Gaius: This is a rune mark, My Lord.
Arthur: That's what everyone keeps telling me.
Gaius: In times past, this mark aroused great fear. It was given to those found wanting by the court of the Disir.
Merlin: The Disir?
Gaius: The highest court of the old religion. Three women were chosen at birth to be trained as seers and soothsayers. There only task was to interpret the word of the Triple Goddess. When they sat in judgment, there word was final.
Arthur: All this worn out superstition has no relevance now. I don't see what bearing it has on me or Camelot.
Gaius: Because, sire, the Disir have seen fit to give you this. This is the judgment of the gods against you.
Arthur: This is nonsense, surely.
Gaius: The old religion held that the rune mark not only contained the man's guilt but the path that the gods have chosen for him. That is why it is both a judgment and fate.
Arthur: I make my own path.
Gaius: Do you? It is said that only the gods can alter a man's fate, and, even then, only when he repents and appeases them.
Arthur: You don't believe any of this? Gaius?
Gaius: I'm an old man, sire, old enough to be wary of dismissing other people's beliefs.

Arthur: I am not my father.
Merlin: No.
Arthur: Then why do they judge me so?
Merlin: I'm not sure I'm the person to ask.
Arthur: I am asking you, Merlin, man to man.
Merlin: Well, perhaps they feel you're worthy enough to BE judged.
Arthur: What do you mean by that?
Merlin: Judgment is wasted on a man who won't listen.
Arthur: You think I should take them seriously.
Merlin: I think you already have.

Merlin: Why do you risk so much for one man?
Arthur: I'd do the same for ANY knight.
Merlin: Though obviously not me.
Arthur: Actually, I would. Servants are hard to come by, even the bad ones.
Merlin: [sarcastically] I'm touched.

Arthur: How did you know this place was sacred?
Merlin: That's obvious.
Arthur: Pretend it isn't.


"Merlin: His Father's Son (#4.5)" (2011)
Merlin: "Simple-minded fool?"
Arthur: Oh, I was being kind, believe me. You almost got me killed in there.
Merlin: Me? You seemed to be doing a pretty good job of that yourself.
Arthur: What is wrong with you? Why can you never just let me be?
Merlin: I'm your friend! I was looking out for you.
Arthur: I appreciate that. In your very confused way you're only trying to help, but, please... don't do it again.

Sir Elyan: We just want you to know there isn't a man among us who would not die for you. We've made our pledge, and we wear the Pendragon crest with pride. Tomorrow we fight in your name, sire, for freedom and justice in this land.
Arthur: Thank you, Elyan. Thank you all.
[the knights exit]
Merlin: They mean it, sire. Every word.
Arthur: I never once questioned their loyalty. I do wonder if I deserve it.

Merlin: [returning to Camelot amidst a cheering crowd] You're a hero.
Arthur: Thank you, Merlin.
Merlin: Not to me. To your people.
Arthur: Right. You think different?
Merlin: Maybe I know something they don't.
Arthur: Which is?
Merlin: You know... that you're a cabbage head.

Arthur: I should have listened to you, Merlin. Just this once I think you were right... even if you are the worst servant in the five kingdoms.

Arthur: A good king should respect the traditions of the past, as my father did.
Gwen: I know that.
Arthur: But a good king should also be true to himself, and do as he sees fit, and be seen with those who he cares for.
Gwen: Even if they're not... appropriate?
[kisses her]
Arthur: Does that answer your question?
Gwen: It's a start.


"Merlin: The Kindness of Strangers (#5.10)" (2012)
Merlin: I haven't seen him this happy in a long time.
Gwen: Yes. He has changed, hasn't he?
Merlin: Yeah. Yeah, I think he has.
[Arthur throws a water bag, striking Merlin about the head]
Arthur: Sorry. Fill that up, will you, Merlin?
Merlin: [under his breath] Well, perhaps he's not so totally changed.

Arthur: I think my dog can catch better than you.
Merlin: Possibly because you treat him better.

Arthur: Merlin! Flowers. Don't forget the flowers.
Merlin: [sarcastically] Of course. The personal touch. Nice.

Arthur: I sometimes forget how beautiful Camelot is...
Gwen: Mmm.
Arthur: ...but never how beautiful my queen is.
[Gewn laughs and Merlin flaps his lips]
Arthur: Was that you, Merlin?
Merlin: The horse.

Gaius: [at the body of a murdered knight] The disfigurement is not as a result of disease or infection. It's the result of powerful magic. In the old days there was a punishment known as ragaid, the ultimate warning from the high priestess to her enemies.
Arthur: Why was this knight chosen? What had he done?
Gaius: He'd done nothing... except be a knight of Camelot. It's a warning, sire. A warning to the whole kingdom. Morgana has declared war.


"Merlin: A Herald of the New Age (#4.10)" (2011)
Merlin: You all right?
Arthur: What do you mean?
Merlin: You're very quiet. You didn't say a word on the way home.
Arthur: It's called thinking, Merlin. You should try it sometime.

Merlin: Why were you sleeping with your head on the table?
Arthur: I fell asleep while I was reading.
Merlin: [noticing no books or letters about] What were you reading?
Arthur: [noticing the same] I am the king of Camelot. I do not have to answer to the likes of you.
Merlin: Oh, YOU'RE in a good mood. You obviously got out on the wrong side of the table.

Arthur: [flatly and without pause] That's extremely clever and funny, Merlin. There really are no limits to your wit. Now, will you please just get me some breakfast?

Gaius: Your father was relentless in his persecution of the Druids. Many died. I believe it is one of those tormented souls that now possesses Elyan.
Arthur: And that's why he seeks revenge.
Gaius: The spirit craves peace. He wishes to find his proper place in the other world but the unjust nature of his death has denied him that.

Merlin: You know, that was incredibly moving what you said at the shrine.
Arthur: As long as Elyan's gonna be all right, it served its purpose.
Merlin: It wasn't just about Elyan though, was it? You meant it. I know you did.
Arthur: Does this have a point, Merlin?
Merlin: I don't think I've ever seen you cry before, not like that. You'd tears running down you cheeks. It's nice to see this new sensitive, emotional side to you. It suits you.
Arthur: Shut up, Merlin.
Merlin: [in mock surprise] Ah. I really thought you'd changed.
Arthur: Then you're as stupid as you are ugly.
Merlin: [deliberately pushing too far] So there's no chance that we could have a hug?


"Kaamelott: L'adoubement (#1.40)" (2005)
Arthur, roi de Bretagne: Perceval! If this doesn't interest you, there's no need to stay.
Perceval, chevalier du Pays de Galles: No, it interests me.
Arthur, roi de Bretagne: Well shut up then. What would you have said if they'd done the same during your adoubement?
Perceval, chevalier du Pays de Galles: My what?
Lancelot, chevalier du Lac: Adoubement.
Perceval, chevalier du Pays de Galles: That? I never had that.
Arthur, roi de Bretagne: What do you mean?
Perceval, chevalier du Pays de Galles: The Mass, the sword, all the rest. It wasn't done back in my day.

Arthur, roi de Bretagne: Look under G.
Perceval, chevalier du Pays de Galles: Gerceval?
Arthur, roi de Bretagne: Perceval de Galles.

Perceval, chevalier du Pays de Galles: Hey, don't go to all this trouble just for me.
Arthur, roi de Bretagne: It's for me we have to go to all this trouble. If it gets out that there's a bunch of oafs who aren't even knights at the round table, by tomorrow I'll have half of Britain on my arse.

Perceval, chevalier du Pays de Galles: Look under F.
Arthur, roi de Bretagne: F?
Perceval, chevalier du Pays de Galles: I dunno. You haven't looked under F, have you?


"Merlin: The Fires of Idirsholas (#2.12)" (2009)
Arthur: We must keep my father hidden.
Merlin: Why don't we disguise him?
Arthur: That might just work.
Merlin: We could dress him as a woman.
Arthur: That on the other hand...
Merlin: We could dress him as a servant.
Arthur: That's better.

Arthur: We can't leave him here. We have to lift him onto the bed.
Merlin: Why? He's asleep, he's not gonna know.
Arthur: Merlin!
Merlin: Uh... I'll get him a pillow.
Arthur: He's the king!
Merlin: Alright. Two pillows.

Arthur: I always thought silence would be a blessing with you, but I find it just as irritating. You're a riddle, Merlin.
Merlin: A riddle?
Arthur: Yes. But I've gotten to quite like you.
Merlin: Yeah?
Arthur: Now that I realize you're not as big a fool as you look.
Merlin: Yeah. I feel the same. Now that I realize you aren't as arrogant as you sound.
Arthur: Still think I'm arrogant?
Merlin: No. More... supercilious.
Arthur: That's a big word Merlin. Are you sure you know what it means?
Merlin: Condescending.
Arthur: Very good.
Merlin: Patronizing.
Arthur: It doesn't quite mean that.
Merlin: No, these are other things you are.
Arthur: Hang on.
Merlin: Over bearing.
Arthur: Shh.
[Hears noise]
Merlin: Very over-bearing.
Arthur: Merlin!
Merlin: You wanted me to talk!

[Merlin helps Arthur with his armor]
Arthur: Well, look on the bright side Merlin. Chances are you won't have to clean this again.
Merlin: You might be careful. Do not force the battle.
Arthur: Yes, Sire!
Merlin: I'm serious.
Arthur: I can tell.
Merlin: Let matters take their course.
Arthur: Merlin, if I die, please...
[Arthur pauses]
Arthur: The dragon lord today. I saw you. One thing I tell all my young knights. No mane is worth your tears.
Merlin: You're certainly not.
[Merlin picks up a sword]
Arthur: What are you doing?
Merlin: I'm coming with you.
Arthur: Merlin, chances are I am going to die.
Merlin: Yeah. You probably would if I weren't there.
Arthur: Right.
Merlin: Do you know how many times I've had to save your royal backside?
Arthur: Well, at least you have your sense of humor back.
[They both walk towards the door]
Arthur: Are you really going to face this dragon with me?
Merlin: Well, I'm not going to sit here and watch. I know it's hard for you to understand how feel, but I care a hell of a lot about that armor. I'm not going to let you mess it up.


"Merlin: The Hollow Queen (#5.8)" (2012)
Arthur: I can't find my comb.
Gwen: Have you looked?
Arthur: Everywhere.
[Gwen passes directly to Arthur's cabinet, picks up his comb and holds it before him]
Arthur: Must've been under something.
Gwen: Your nose?
Arthur: You just have this way of seeing things.
Gwen: Yes, two of them. They're called eyes.

Arthur: Merlin!
Gaius: Uh... he's garnering herbs, sire.
Arthur: But, I need him. Now.
Gaius: Well, he may be some time.
Arthur: Where is he?
Gaius: He's gone out in pursuit of a young agrimonia.
Arthur: A what?
Gaius: Agrimonia, sire. A noble but shy plant, not easy to find. It could take him all day.
Arthur: All day?
Gaius: It is invaluable, sire. It's properties open up both the liver and the spleen.
Arthur: He's in the tavern, isn't he?
Gaius: No, sire!
Arthur: Well, when he's finished opening up his liver and his spleen, tell him he has exactly one hour to sober up and get to my chambers. We've a guest to prepare for.

Gaius: Sarrum does have a reputation.
Arthur: Even my father feared him. They say he takes joy in impaling men.
Gaius: Not just men, sire. Women and children, too. He also has a fondness for assassinating his friends.
Arthur: I doubt we'll ever be that close, although we do share on thing - a hatred for Morgana.

Arthur: There is a rumor that you held Morgana prisoner. Is it true?
The Sarrum: She's nothing to be feared. I kept her like an animal.
Arthur: How did you capture her? She's a sorceress, a high priestess.
The Sarrum: I found her weakness. Everyone has one, even a high priestess. A young dragon. Her love for that creature caused her to suffer more than she ever imagined possible, but not more than she deserved.


Quest for Camelot (1998)
King Arthur: Is there any news? Have the knights found Excalibur?
Merlin: I'm afraid not, Sire.
King Arthur: Then I'll go after it myself.
Merlin: [supports him as he stumbles immediately after speaking] No. You must regain your strength.
King Arthur: Is there anything your magic can do?
Merlin: You must rely on the courage of your people.

King Arthur: You have reminded us that the strength of a kingdom is not based on the strength of the king, but on the strength of its people.

King Arthur: You may kill me... but you'll never destroy the ideals of Camelot.
Ruber: Well, I've got to start somewhere.

Ruber: Charming singalong. Now let's get down to business. I've waited a long time for this. What about my new land?
King Arthur: Sir Ruber, always thinking of yourself. As knights of the roundtable, our obligation is to the people. Not to ourselves. Lands will be divided to each persons needs.
Ruber: Then I need more than everyone. I wouldn't have supported you all these years if I knew you were running a charity.
Sir Lionel: The king has decided!
Ruber: Then it's time for a new king. And I vote for me.
Sir Lionel: I will not serve under a false king!
Ruber: Then serve... a dead one!
Ruber: [moves in to attack Arthur]


"Merlin: The Gates of Avalon (#1.7)" (2008)
Arthur: [after Arthur rescues a beautiful damsel] Shut up, Merlin.
Merlin: I didn't say anything.
Arthur: You didn't have to.

Arthur: Who are you to tell me what I'm thinking?
Merlin: I'm your friend.
Arthur: No, Merlin. You're my servant.

Arthur: [waking up after being unconcious] What happened? Where am I?
Merlin: Can you remember anything?
Arthur: Ah... Oh, my head.
[thinks sluggishly]
Arthur: There was a girl. Sophia. She, uh... I asked my father something about her. I asked him...
[remembers and sits up, a look of disgust on his face]
Arthur: What was I thinking?
Merlin: Well, we did wonder. Ecspecially when you eloped with her last night.
Arthur: I did *what*?
Gaius: Merlin had to bring you back to Camelot.
Arthur: I don't recall any of this!
Gaius: Must have been some blow.
Arthur: [tightly] *What blow?*
Merlin: Well once I caught up with you, I couldn't persuade you to return. You were beyond reason. So I had to make you.
Arthur: [angrily] You managed to knock me out?
Merlin: [cheerfully] Yep. With a lump of wood.
Gaius: He only did it to bring you back safely.
Arthur: [stabs a finger in their faces, dead serious] No one can know about this. Any of this. Is that understood.
[they nod and Arthur falls back on the bed, groaning]

Arthur: After Sophia left, I wanted to take my mind off her. So I went for a hunt.
Morgana: [incredulous] And killing things mends a broken heart?
Arthur: No. But it's good fun.


"Merlin: The Hunter's Heart (#4.11)" (2011)
Merlin: How come I didn't know any of this? How come you didn't say anything?
Arthur: That's what "confidential" means, Merlin - keeping it from blabbermouths like you.
Merlin: You can't do this.
Arthur: No. You're right. I can't. Oh, wait a second. I'm the king, so I can.

Merlin: Maybe we should call it a day.
Arthur: Nonsense. We've barely begun.
Merlin: Not much point in hunting if there's nothing to hunt, is there?
Arthur: We could always give you a five-minute head start, Merlin.

Princess Mithian: Tell me. Who is it that trumps a princess?
Arthur: No one. And everyone.
Princess Mithian: What great family is she from?
Arthur: None. She's the daughter of a blacksmith.
Princess Mithian: And for her you would risk your kingship, your kingdom?
Arthur: Without her they're worth nothing to me.
Princess Mithian: Hm. I would give up my own kingdom to be so loved.

Arthur: Are you really wise, Merlin, or just a prating fool? I can no longer tell.


"Merlin: Gwaine (#3.4)" (2010)
Merlin: This is one of those moments where I tell you something isn't a good idea and you ignore me, isn't it?
Arthur: You're learning, Merlin. Slowly, but you're learning.

[Arthur tosses Dagr]
Dagr: I'm gonna to make you pay for that.
Merlin: I'd like to see you try.
[Dagr whistles and several large men enter the tavern]
Arthur: You had to open you're big mouth, didn't you, Merlin?

Arthur: It's a shame. He would've been a great knight.
Merlin: Maybe one day he still will.
Arthur: The rules won't allow it. Knights are noblemen. Always have been, always will be. It's a tradition that...
[Sees Gwen say goodbye to Gwaine]
Arthur: They seem very friendly.
Merlin: Why should you care?
Arthur: I don't.
[Gwen laughs]
Arthur: She could do better than that!
Merlin: What, she should be setting her sights... higher? Oh, but I forget, she can't. A girl of Gwen's standing, no. She can never consort with a nobleman. That's the rules.
Arthur: Merlin?
Merlin: Shut up.
Arthur: You guessed it.

Merlin: Who's that?
Arthur: Ahh, Sir Darien. He's here for the melee.
Merlin: Oh, yeah, the tournament where the knights ride around hitting each other with blunt weapons for no good reason.
Arthur: A little more to it than that.
Merlin: Really? All I've ever seen is people getting the seven bells knocked out of them so that the last man standing can be called a winner.
Arthur: The melee is the ultimate test of strength and courage.
Merlin: Are you sure we're talking about the same thing?
Arthur: Well, I wouldn't expect you to understand. You're not a knight.
Merlin: Well, if it means I don't get clobbered 'round the head, I'm glad of it.


"Merlin: The Wicked Day (#4.3)" (2011)
Merlin: What's wrong? It's your birthday, huge feast is being held in your honor, and you've got dancers, jugglers and acrobats to entertain you.
[Arthur sighs]
Merlin: [mockingly] It must be a terrible burden.
Arthur: Perhaps I'm less easily impressed than you.
Merlin: I'M really looking forward to it.
Arthur: 'Cause you have the mind of a child.
Merlin: [under his breath] And yet I'm still more intelligent than you.
Arthur: [calling] I heard that!

Arthur: [about to visit a sorcerer] Are you joining me?
Merlin: [shaking his head] We don't want to overwhelm him. Probably doesn't get many visitors. I'll stay out here and watch the horses.
Arthur: I have never met anyone who's so scared so often. Scream like a big girl if there's any trouble.
Merlin: Don't worry. You'll hear me.

Arthur: [entering] Gaius, have you seen my worthless toad of a servant?
Gaius: [knowing Merlin's hiding right behind the door] I'm afraid not.
Arthur: Well, where on earth is he?
Gaius: [improvising] You tried the tavern?
Arthur: The tavern. Of course. I am going to make him wish he was never born.

Arthur: All I know for sure is that I've lost both my parents to magic. It is... pure evil. I'll never lose sight of that again.


"Merlin: The Moment of Truth (#1.10)" (2008)
Arthur: Merlin, it can't be done. The odds are too great.
Merlin: It can. We're going to make Kanen rue the day he ever came to this village. All you need to do is get the men ready for battle and the rest... will take care of itself.
Arthur: How?
Merlin: You've just got to believe in them. Because if you don't, they'll sense it and the battle will be lost before it's even begun.

Morgana: Have you still not learned how to dress yourself?
Arthur: You don't have a dog and fetch the stick yourself. No offence, Merlin.
Merlin: None taken.

Merlin: She's my mother. I have got to look after her before anyone else. You understand?
Arthur: I'd do exactly the same. Well... you've been terrible. Really. I mean it, the worst servant I've ever had.
Merlin: Thank you, sire.

Arthur: You saved my life.
William: Yeah... didn't know what I was thinking.


"The Legend of Prince Valiant: The Trap (#1.15)" (1992)
[first lines]
Queen Guinevere: Ten years have passed since our wedding day; I can hardly believe it. I still remember it as if it were yesterday, the garters and the parties and the music...
King Arthur: What I can still remember is your father's face. Horrified at the idea of you marrying a penniless young upstart with nothing more to offer than a dream called Camelot.
Queen Guinevere: [laughs] It's true. Father couldn't stand you; he found you quite impossible.
King Arthur: Oh, I probably was. But you've got to admit I've improved since the days of my arrogant youth. Thanks to you. All that I've become, Gwen, all that I've accomplished, is because of you.

King Arthur: We have spent the best part of a decade building the New Order, Gwen. It may be time to turn our attention to the creation of a new generation. One which will continue to build the dream of Camelot after we're gone.

King Arthur: Think carefully about what you're doing, Stefan. This is treason.
Stefan: Oh, I've been thinking, dear Arthur. About a king who demands that his barons regard the peasant vermin under their feet as equals. Since you love equality so much I shall let you test its bite. Death is the great equalizer, is it not?

King Arthur: It didn't turn out to be the quiet anniversary we hoped for, did it, Gwen?
Queen Guinevere: [amused] My marriage to you has never been quiet, Arthur.


"The Legend of Prince Valiant: The Dawn of Darkness (#1.21)" (1992)
Merlin: History has just turned a page that will forever change the world.
King Arthur: Perhaps, but I have no choice but to meet it head-on.

King Arthur: Whatever the outcome of this battle, my love, know that I have only taken my body and mind. My heart and soul are with you.

King Arthur: Men of Camelot, tomorrow, we go into battle to meet an enemy who has vowed to destroy us. To destroy Camelot. What does this mean, Camelot? Do we fight for the glory of it? For the land of it? For the power of it? No, my friends. We fight for something far more precious. We fight for freedom. The freedom of Camelot and of all kingdoms, and of all those who dwell within them

King Arthur: Rest well, old friend. They will not take you. That I vow.


"Merlin: The Secret Sharer (#4.7)" (2011)
Arthur: Where's breakfast?
Merlin: Say "Ah."
Arthur: Ah.
[Merlin shoves a scone in Arthur's mouth]
Arthur: Merlin!
Merlin: I've set aside some practice time.
Arthur: Oh, wonderful. What for? Quarterstaff? Battle ax?
Merlin: Your speech.
Arthur: Who to?
Merlin: The guild of harness polishers.
Arthur: The guild of who? I don't know anything about polishing.
Merlin: Fortunately, I do.
[Merlin unrolls a long scroll]
Arthur: That'll take hours to learn.
Merlin: You don't have hours. First, you have to receive Odin's envoy.
Arthur: Do I have to give a speech?
Merlin: No. You have to listen to one. Then you're to inspect the guards, perform a freeman's ceremony... oh!... and be a judge.
Arthur: Preside over a trial?
Merlin: A garland competition!
Arthur: I never get any time to myself.
Merlin: I know. It's almost like having to work.

Arthur: [to Gaius and Merlin] I think I owe both of you an apology.
Merlin: Not to me. To Gaius.
Arthur: Yes. Merlin, will you give us a moment?
Merlin: Does that mean I get the morning off?
Arthur: Yes. Yes, you can have the morning off to clean my chambers, polish my armor, and launder my clothes.
Merlin: YOU certainly know how to apologize.

Merlin: You're doing very well, Arthur.
Arthur: I don't think so.
Merlin: Everyone's saying it.
Arthur: I'm glad your friends at the tavern approve.
Merlin: I'm serious. You are becoming a very good king.
Arthur: Thank you. You're still the worst servant I've ever known.


"Merlin: The Diamond of the Day: Part One (#5.12)" (2012)
Merlin: I just wanted to make sure you had all you needed for your journey to Camlann, for the days ahead.
Arthur: Thank you... Merlin. Whadda you mean "my" journey?
Merlin: I'm afraid I won't be coming with you. Not this time. I'm sorry. I have an urgent errand to run for Gaius. Vital supplies that I can't obtain here.
Arthur: Vital supplies?
Merlin: Yes. It's not that I'm...
Arthur: No, no... It's fine. It's fine. I understand.
Merlin: Arthur...
Arthur: You know, Merlin, all those jokes about you being a coward... I never really meant any of them. I always thought you were the bravest man I ever met. Guess I was wrong.

Gwen: I'm coming with you.
Arthur: The battlefield's no place for a queen.
Gwen: I have no intention of joining you there, I can assure you. Arthur, if these are to be your last days, I would far rather spend them together than sit waiting for a man I might never see again.

Arthur: Tonight... we do battle. Tonight, we end this war. We end a war as old as the land itself, a war against tyranny, and greed, and spite. Not all will greet the dawn. Some will live, some will die, but each and every one of you fights with honor and with pride, for not only do we fight for our lives, we fight for the future. The future of Camelot. The future of Albion. The future of the united kingdoms! For the love of Camelot!


"Family Guy: Jungle Love (#4.13)" (2005)
Stewie Griffin: Do the women there have exposed clitterati?

Peter Griffin: Hey Pesci, here's a nickel. Say Yugoslavia.
Joe Pesci: Yugoslavia!

Brian Griffin: Cut. Print. Gay.


"Merlin: The Tears of Uther Pendragon (#3.1)" (2010)
Merlin: Ow.
Arthur: Is there something wrong with you?
Merlin: I've been on a horse all day.
Arthur: Is your little bottom sore?
Merlin: Yes. It's not as fat as yours.
Arthur: [laughs] You know, you've got a lot of nerve, for a wimp.
Merlin: I may be a wimp, but at least I'm not a... dollop-head.
Arthur: There's no such word.
Merlin: It's idiomatic.
Arthur: It's what?
Merlin: You need to be more in touch with the people.
Arthur: Describe "dollop-head."
Merlin: In two words?
Arthur: Yeah.
Merlin: Uh... Prince Arthur.

[Merlin has just saved Arthur's life by using magic, but all Arthur can see is him lying flat out on the ground]
Arthur: We're not playing hide-and-seek, Merlin!
Merlin: [mumbles] Dollop-head.

Uther Pendragon: I can tell you I have not felt like this in a long time.
Arthur: What, drunk?


"The Legend of Prince Valiant: Peace on Earth (#2.8)" (1992)
King Arthur: Here now, this is no time for melancholy. Go and join the others in the banquet hall. The bells will be ringing soon enough.
[Denys runs off]
King Arthur: That is my hope, and my prayer.

Merlin: We can no more abandon the celebration of Christmas than we can abandon hope itself.
King Arthur: Hope is all we have now. Hope that Valiant and the others will put an end to this senseless violence... That they will soon find their way home to Camelot.

King Arthur: With the lighting of these candles, we signal the coming of the Christmas spirit, and we pray that it will remain in our hearts for all the year. Peace to all.
Crowd: PEACE TO ALL!


Knighty Knight Bugs (1958)
Bugs Bunny: [as jester] Yuck, yuck, yuck, yuck! Only a fool would go after the Singing Sword!
King Arthur: A good idea, *fool*.

King Arthur: Noble knights of the Round Table, ever since the accursed Black Knight captured our Singing Sword, evil times have befallen us. One of ye knights must recover the Singing Sword...
Sir Osis of Liver: The Black Knight has a fire-breathing dragon!
Sir Loin of Beef: But-but-but... but the Black Knight is invincib-b-ble!
King Arthur: Odds bodkins! Hath the knights of the Round Table turned chicken?
[Clucking sounds and feathers flying]

King Arthur: Unless you bring back the Singing Sword, you will be put to the rack, burned at the stake, and beheaded.
Bugs Bunny: Be-be-beheaded?
[laughs, then cries]


Camelot (1982) (TV)
King Arthur: The adage "blood is thicker than water" was invented by undeserving relatives.

[last lines]
King Pellinore: Who is that, Arthur?
King Arthur: One of what we all are, Pelly. Less than a drop in the great, blue motion of the sunlit sea. But it seems that some of the drops sparkle, Pelly. Some of them do sparkle! Run, boy! Run, boy!

[first lines]
[first spoken lines]
King Arthur: Why is Guinevere in that castle, behind walls I cannot enter? Why am I on the far side on the channel on this dark and dismal plain waiting an angry dawn to do battle against the man I love, for the woman I love?


"The Legend of Prince Valiant: The Parting (#2.19)" (1993)
King Arthur: I find the reality of Camelot far heavier than the dream of it I carried as a young man.

King Arthur: Be seated, gentlemen. This is not a time for formality, but a time for straightforward talk among trusted friends.

Prince Valiant: That's not possible.
King Arthur: Nevertheless, it's true.


"The Legend of Prince Valiant: The Treaty (#2.22)" (1993)
King Arthur: What would you have me do? Punish all immigrants for the crimes of a few?
Allyn: Exactly that. Run them all off. Send 'em back where they came from. Nothing less.

King Arthur: Ironic, isn't it? Just when we're close to achieving peace with our greatest enemy it seems that Camelot is beginning to splinter from within.

[last lines]
King Arthur: I believe your king is in check, Merlin.


"Merlin: The Lady of the Lake (#2.9)" (2009)
Arthur: This isn't breakfast. Where's the meat and cheese?
Merlin: It's the new breakfast. We've got to keep you in shape.
Arthur: I'm fighting fit!
Merlin: And we want to keep you that way.

Arthur: Are those my sausages?
Merlin: Yes.
Arthur: You took them.
Merlin: To keep you in shape.
Arthur: I am not fat.
Merlin: Not yet. See its working.

Arthur: Something's been bothering you. Was it when I threw water at you.
Merlin: That wasn't very nice.
Arthur: No. It wasn't fair. But neither was calling me fat.


"Merlin: Beauty and the Beast II (#2.6)" (2009)
[repeated line]
Arthur: [on Lady Catrina] She's a troll!

Arthur: You're a troll!
Uther Pendragon: How dare you speak about her like that!
Arthur: What is wrong with you? Look at the state of her!
Morgana: I don't believe it.
[the troll tears the door open and leaves]
Arthur: She just ripped a door off it's hinges. Doesn't that tell you something?
Uther Pendragon: Enough!
Arthur: She's a troll! A giant, grey...
Morgana: ...Stinking...
Uther Pendragon: ...stinking, troll!
Uther Pendragon: Stop it! Haven't you hurt her feelings enough?

Arthur: So your great plan is to kill me.
Merlin: No! Well, yes. Not exactly. Gaius has made a potion that gives the appearance of death without the actual dying bit. It's fine. There's nothing to worry about. It will only bring you to the brink of death.
Arthur: Oh, only to the brink.
Merlin: We haven't got a choice.
Gaius: We have to make your father cry.
Arthur: He doesn't care about me anymore.
Gaius: Nonsense. That's Catrina's influence. I've known your father for many, many years. There's never been anyone or anything he has treasured more than you. It's perfectly safe. A single drop of the antidote will reverse the effects immediately.
Arthur: Antidote? What antidote? You didn't say anything about an antidote!
Merlin: I didn't think it was important.
Gaius: The potion will lower your heart rate and breathing. For all intents and purposes, you will be dead.
Arthur: And the antidote reverses the effects.
Gaius: Yes. If it is administered in time.
Arthur: If it isn't?
Gaius: You will be dead.
Arthur: You just said it wasn't important!
Merlin: Um, yeah. I suppose it is a bit important.
Gaius: Merlin will have the antidote. Once I have administered the poison, um the potion, you have half an hour to get it to him.
Arthur: Don't be late.
Merlin: Am I ever?


"Merlin: The Coming of Arthur: Part Two (#3.13)" (2010)
Arthur: Here! Come and join me.
[Merlin, Gwen, Gaius, Lancelot, Gwaine, Elyan, Leon, and Percival take seats around the round table along with him]
Arthur: This table belonged to the ancient kings of Camelot. A round table afforded no man more importance than any other. They believed in equality in all things. So, it seems fitting that we revive this tradition now. Without each of you, we would not be here. My father has languished in prison for too long. Tomorrow, I make my bid to rescue him. Are there any around this table who will join me?
[each of them stand and talk in turns]
Lancelot: You taught me the values of being a knight, the code by which a man should live his life. To fight with honour for justice, freedom, and all that's good. I believe in the world that you will build.
Elyan: Even though I was a commoner, a nobody, you were willing to lay down your life for me, Arthur. It is now my turn to repay you.
Sir Leon: I have fought alongside you many times. There is no one that I would rather die for.
Gwaine: [grins] I think we've no chance. But I wouldn't miss it for the world.
Percival: Your enemies are my enemies.
Gaius: If you need an old man.
[Arthur smiles briefly, tears flowing in his eyes]
Gwen: You know the answer.
[everyone has now stood up, except for Merlin, who grins where he is still sitting]
Arthur: [raises an eyebrow] Merlin?
Merlin: No, I don't really fancy it.
Arthur: You don't have a choice, Merlin.
Merlin: Okay.
[he stands with a smile, then nods seriously]

Arthur: Have you seen the state of these boots?
Merlin: Yeah.
Arthur: Well, go and get something to clean them.
Merlin: Why? They're YOUR boots.
Arthur: Have you lost your mind?
Merlin: I thought you believed in equality.
Arthur: I'm sorry.
Merlin: At the round table, you said...
Arthur: Shut up, Merlin.


"The Legend of Prince Valiant: The Spirit of Valor (#2.28)" (1993)
Queen Guinevere: Mm, he must love her very deeply.
King Arthur: Yes, maybe even as deeply as I love you, Gwen.
Queen Guinevere: Oh...
[they kiss]

Aramis: [of the deer] We can pick him up on the other side of the ridge.
King Arthur: No, he's bested his enemies He deserves to live another day.


"The Legend of Prince Valiant: The Traitor (#2.10)" (1992)
King Arthur: He saved my life. Now we must prepare to fight to save something far more important.

[last lines]
Queen Guinevere: The Dark Man. It's not you, it's Camelot he wants. Isn't it, Arthur?
King Arthur: Yes, Gwen, I fear it is. But I know we shall triumph. For we have not only truth on our side, but the strength and promise of the future.


"Merlin: The Changeling (#3.6)" (2010)
Uther Pendragon: Arthur! It is an exciting day.
Arthur: The arrival of Lord Godwin is always a cause for celebration.
Uther Pendragon: And Princess Helena.
Arthur: Yes.
Uther Pendragon: I hear she's something of a beauty.
Arthur: [disdainfully] Really.
Uther Pendragon: Oh, yes. Beautiful, charming, witty, strategic.
Arthur: Strategic?
Uther Pendragon: I have always thought so. W-we have always thought so. That is, Lord Godwin and myself. That is, he finds you strategic, not Princess Helena.
Arthur: He finds me... "strategic?"
Uther Pendragon: Oh, yes.
Arthur: And "beautiful?"
[Lord Godwin and Helena enter]
Arthur: Father, what are you trying to say?
Uther Pendragon: Godwin is a serious ally. The strength of such a match cannot be underestimated.
Arthur: Please tell me you mean a jousting match.
Uther Pendragon: I mean a love match.
Arthur: Love?
Uther Pendragon: Not love. Love has nothing to do with it. The-the other bit. You know... about the permanent union.
Arthur: Marriage?
Uther Pendragon: I knew you would understand.

Merlin: I've brought you your ceremonial sword.
Arthur: Is that for me to fall on?
Merlin: Hopefully not. What's wrong?
Arthur: You wouldn't understand, Merlin. You have no idea what it's like to have a destiny you can't escape.
Merlin: Destines are troublesome things. You feel trapped. Like your life is being planned out for you and you've got no control over anything, and sometimes you don't even know if the destiny decided is really the best thing at all.
Arthur: How come you're so knowledgeable?
Merlin: Hm? I read a book.


A Kid in King Arthur's Court (1995)
King Arthur: Camelot rots, and I play at being king. I want her great again.

King Arthur: Let all who witness this know: It does not take a sword and stone to make a hero.


"The Legend of Prince Valiant: The Black Rose (#2.3)" (1992)
King Arthur: It's good to be here, Lot.
Lot of Lothien: I'm glad to be here, too, Arthur. But then, at my age, it's good to be anywhere.
[they laugh]

Lot of Lothien: Finish it, boy.
King Arthur: No, Lot of Lothien. I'll not help you escape your shame that easily.


"The Legend of Prince Valiant: The Road Back (#1.18)" (1992)
Merlin: We can be honest with each other. Valiant is not the only one who has no love for Duncan.
King Arthur: It is not those who lack compassion for him that worry me.

Merlin: You cannot temper steel without fire, Arthur.
King Arthur: True, Merlin, but even steel can be consumed if the fire burns hot enough.


"Merlin: The Tears of Uther Pendragon: Part Two (#3.2)" (2010)
Arthur: [to Uther] I promise I will not let you down.

Arthur: There are times, Merlin, where you display a sort of, I don't know what it is. I don't want to say- it's not wisdom... but, yes. That's what it is.


"Merlin: Arthur's Bane: Part Two (#5.2)" (2012)
Merlin: Next time we might not be so lucky.
Arthur: I love your optimism.

Arthur: Merlin, I've always known you were stupid, but not that stupid.
Merlin: No, really, I'm that stupid. And if you don't believe me, watch.


"Merlin: Aithusa (#4.4)" (2011)
Arthur: [waking up to find Merlin messing about his keys] What on earth are you doing?
Merlin: [pretending to examine the cabinet] Looking for woodworm.
Arthur: Before breakfast?
Merlin: That is when the worms are most active.
Arthur: Get out.

Merlin: He's heading east.
Arthur: How do you know that?
Merlin: Because I can sense it.
Arthur: Sense is not a word I associate with you, Merlin.


"The Legend of Prince Valiant: The Blackest Poison (#2.23)" (1993)
King Arthur: Gwen... you... you must continue our work... here. We must have peace. No matter what happens to me, Camelot and Velwyn must... become... friends.
Queen Guinevere: [crying] I know, my love. The ideals of Camelot must live on.

[last lines]
Queen Guinevere: It's wonderful to see you smile again, my love.
King Arthur: Yes, I was just thinking. While Merlin may have provided the cure that drew the poison from my body, it was you and Valiant who found a way to triumph over hatred and distrust, the blackest poison of them all.


"Merlin: Valiant (#1.2)" (2008)
Arthur: I thought I told you to get out of my sight.
Merlin: Don't fight Valiant in the final tomorrow. He'll use the shield against you...
Arthur: I know.
Merlin: Then withdraw. You have to withdraw...
Arthur: Don't you understand? I can't withdraw. The people expect their prince to fight. How can I lead men into battle if they think I'm a coward?
Merlin: Valiant will kill you! If you fight you die!
Arthur: Then I die!
Merlin: How can you go out there and fight like that?
Arthur: Because I have to. It's my duty.

Arthur: I'm sorry. It was unfair of me to sack you.
Merlin: It's okay. Buy me a drink and we'll call it even.
Arthur: I can't very well be seen buying my servant a drink.
Merlin: Your servant? You sacked me.
Arthur: Now I'm rehiring you.
[Merlin grins]
Arthur: My room is a mess, my armor needs polishing,
[Merlin's smile fades]
Arthur: my boots need cleaning, my dogs need exercising, and someone needs to muck out my stalls.


"King Arthur and the Knights of Justice: The Quitter (#2.5)" (????)
Arthur King: [after fighting the dragon] Good scrimmage out there, guys.
Sir Wally: Yeah, but my rotator cuff's killin' me. We gotta have Tone build us a jacuzzi.

Sir Breeze: Yo, man - you're callin' the play, like always.
Arthur King: No, Breeze. I'm sideline.


The Mists of Avalon (2001) (TV)
[Arthur is trapped in a burning house during a Saxon seige]
Arthur: I call on the powers of Heaven and Earth, aid me now! I call upon the God of Heaven, and the Goddess of the Earth, help me now!
Viviane: You call upon the God, and the Goddess? It is the Goddess who answers.

Gwenhwyfar: I took poison from a witch. I slept with you and your friend, and gave myself to your lust and ungodliness, and all for nothing! All for nothing! No baby, no baby. Where is my baby, Arthur?
Arthur: It is God's hands now, not ours. Don't cry.
Gwenhwyfar: God does not reward sinners.


"King Arthur and the Knights of Justice: The Challenge (#1.8)" (1992)
[first lines]
Lord Viper: Over here, fools! Can't you see we battle Arthur?
Arthur King: It may be that I do have stay here forever, but I won't go on having my friends' lives at stake.

Arthur King: It may be that I do have stay here forever, but I won't go on having my friends' lives at stake.


"The Legend of Prince Valiant: The Competitor (#1.17)" (1992)
King Arthur: Is there a better time of year, Merlin? Ever since I was a boy I have loved the spring. And the festivals and revelry that go with it...
Merlin: Yes. And now you're a king who has trouble keeping his mind on business.

King Arthur: I want you two gentlemen to take a good hard look at the table before you. It has no edges or corners. Do you know why that is? Because in Camelot, no man is better than another. Any knight who aspires to this table must banish his own ego, and fight with, not against, the man who sits beside him.


"King Arthur and the Knights of Justice: Camelot Park (#2.6)" (????)
Arthur King: Tone, you and Darren went up against Grinlap before. You're in on this special team.
Sir Darren: Uh... Lucky us.

Sir Tone: What were you talking about reasoning with Grinlap?
Arthur King: Hey, even Joe Montana doesn't throw a hundred percent.


"Merlin: A Lesson in Vengeance (#5.7)" (2012)
Arthur: [riding out to a picnic] Well, this is nice, isn't it? Just the two of us?
Gwen: Well, three of us.
Arthur: Merlin? Merlin doesn't count.
Merlin: Don't count? Not here... Not actually speaking right now...

Arthur: Merlin, I would strongly recommend that you start showing a little less interest in Geinevere's clothing and a little more interest in mine.
Merlin: I think I prefer Gwen's.
Arthur: I'm gong to... do everything in my power to try and forget that you ever just said that. I suggest you do the same.


Shrek the Third (2007) (VG)
Artie: Are we almost there yet? It feels like we've been walking forever.
Shrek: Hey, it wasn't ''my'' quest! Next time, ask the Lady of the Lake for a shorter one!
[''A piano being played is heard'']
Artie: Is that a piano?
[''Shrek turns and sees Captain Hook playing his piano on a huge log'']

Shrek: Hey, kid. Which one is Artie?
Artie: Um, that tall one over there. But he prefers to go by his nickname Peaches.
Shrek: Okay...


"The Legend of Prince Valiant: The Ring of Truth (#2.33)" (1993)
Merlin: It is true, Arthur, that a storm brings winds that can destroy a house. But it is also true that a storm brings the rain which feeds the crops. Life brings us both good and ill, and often it's difficult ot distinguish between them.
King Arthur: Why do I get the feeling that I am being lectured, Merlin?
Merlin: [chuckles and looks at the chessboard] It is *your* move, Sire.
King Arthur: [looks at the almost-empty hourglass] The knights will be gathering and time is running short. I'm afraid the game will have to wait.

Prince Valiant: It's time, Rowanne. Arn's going to need his sword back. And, bring your own as well.
Rowanne: Why do I need *my* sword? Arn's the one being knighted.
King Arthur: [cut to the ceremony] Arn of Warringham, kneel before this sword, Excalibur. For your courage in adversity, for your devotion to justice, for your commitment to help those who cannot help themselves, I dub thee Sir Arn of Camelot, Knight of the Round Table. Arise, Sir Arn. And now, history is to be made in Camelot this day. Rowanne of Bridgeford, kneel before Excalibur. For your courage in adversity, for your devotion to justice, for your ability of making others, even your king, see the world in new ways, I... Gwen, what do I do; I can't call her "Sir" Rowanne.
[Guinevere whispers something to him]
King Arthur: I dub thee Rowanne of Camelot, Knight of the Round Table.


"The Legend of Prince Valiant: The Hinge of Fate (#2.39)" (1993)
King Arthur: Gwen?
Queen Guinevere: Is it true? Are you really here? Please don't let me be dreaming.
King Arthur: [hugging her] You're not dreaming, Gwen. The nightmare is over.

[last lines]
King Arthur: [raising his sword and causing Valiant to do the the same then crossing them with Arn's and Rowanne's] Now is the time for celebration. We have won a great victory this day. But when the glow has faded, we must remember the cost, and we must be forever vigilant. The message of hate that Mordred spread will come with a different name, a different face. But as long as we keep the ideals of Camelot alive in our hearts, we will prevail. Long live honor, and justice. Long live goodness, and truth. Long live Camelot!


"King Arthur and the Knights of Justice: To Save a Squire (#1.9)" (1992)
Arthur King: What kind of kingdom is it where the life of one boy isn't important enough to risk one's own life?

Arthur King: The way Merlin tells it, this Zug creature is half-rhinoceros, half-porcupine.
Sir Wally: [laughs] Sounds like one o'the girls Brick used to date.


"The Legend of Prince Valiant: The Walls of Tyranny (#2.20)" (1993)
King Arthur: [Excited chatter breaks out at the news of King Ian's death] Can't we have a moment of silence for a brave man!

[last lines]
King Arthur: Duncan Draconarius is a man of honor. You were wise to recommend that he be allowed to rule Kengarry.
Prince Valiant: Thank you, Your Majesty. But I must confess that my time in Kengray has made me think that perhaps the traditional way of choosing rulers may be too... arbitrary.
King Arthur: How else would it be done?
Prince Valiant: The McGrath had a method wherein each person had an equal say in making a decision. They called it a vote. It was done by a show of hands. It made me think, Your Majesty. Could this not someday be applied to the selection of a king?
King Arthur: Hmm... A show of hands to choose a ruler. What an extraordinary idea.


"The Legend of Prince Valiant: The Princess Aleta (#2.15)" (1993)
King Arthur: I never thought Hugo would surrender his kingdom before asking for my help; the man detests me.
Sir Bryant: How so, my lord?
King Arthur: When I first became king, he raised an army and attempted to take my throne. He failed. As punishment, I banished him to the Misty Isles.
Sir Gawain: And now he has the impudence to come begging for your help!
King Arthur: Yes, and I intend to grant it.

King Arthur: Sometimes the most valuable alliances a king can form are with those who were once enemies.


"The Legend of Prince Valiant: The Battle of Greystone (#1.22)" (1992)
King Arthur: A soldier who would put personal vendetta above the common goal is not only a threat to himself. He is a liability to the common battle.

King Arthur: Is there nothing that escapes you, old friend?
Merlin: Well, very little, I'm afraid.


"King Arthur and the Knights of Justice: What the Key Unlocked (#2.2)" (????)
Queen Guinevere: And what, pray tell, is this device?
Arthur King: Oh, a little something Sir Tone's whipping up to help us enjoy... Camelot's recreational facility.
[shares a wink with Lance]
Queen Guinevere: Arthur, I'm sure I have no idea what you're talking about. But then I rarely do as of late.

Arthur King: Guys, you all know what getting that key means to us.
Sir Phil: Yeah. It means we're one step closer to makin' it home to the land of cheeseburgers and fries.


"Gargoyles: Avalon: Part 3 (#2.23)" (1995)
Goliath: I take it you had more success than we did.
Elisa Maza: Thanks to the Magus. Demona and MacBeth are two of the greatest warriors of all time. We've got to face it, Goliath, you've never actually beaten either of them.
Goliath: I - only foiled their plans, or fought them to a draw.
Elisa Maza: We needed the best warrior who ever lived. We needed King Arthur.
King Arthur: [clears throat] That is all very flattering, but would someone kindly tell me, what's going on?

Macbeth: Who are you?
King Arthur: I am Arthur Pendragon.
Macbeth: King Arthur?
King Arthur: The same!
Macbeth: Well, I always wanted to see how I'd stand up against the best!


"Merlin: The Castle of Fyrien (#3.7)" (2010)
Arthur: [trying to be alone with Gwen] Go get some more firewood, would you, Merlin?
Merlin: I thought Morgana's doing that.
Arthur: Go and see if she's all right.
Merlin: Why wouldn't she be?
Arthur: I don't know! Maybe there are wolves in these woods!
Merlin: [smiling] I don't think so.

Arthur: I'm the one you want, Cenred. Let them go.
Cenred: You are right. That would only be fair. But fair's for fools. Take them away!


"Highway to Heaven: A Divine Madness (#1.8)" (1984)
Arthur Krock Sr.: [Removing his crown and lifting his eyes towards Heaven in prayer] Grant me courage to go out into the world. And never let the jeers of those who will laugh at me drown out the voice of truth you plant in all men. Give me courage to dream dreams, and strength to make them real. And if this be madness, let it only serve Your purpose, and I'll envy no man the world called Sane.

Arthur Krock Sr.: There was a young boy who wanted a father. He was promised an empire instead. If he can't have the father's love, he means to have the empire.


"King Arthur and the Knights of Justice: The Dark Side (#2.4)" (????)
Arthur King: [of Merlin] He is a starnge one.


"King Arthur and the Knights of Justice: Darren's Key (#1.11)" (1992)
Arthur King: Lance and I will draw fire from the Warlord siege-line so you can slip past them.
Sir Trunk: Uh, but how *you* gonna get past 'em?
Arthur King: [Chuckles] That's easy. Dragon of the Shield, spread your wings.
Sir Trunk: [It appears then lands, causing him to cough] Sorry I asked.


"Merlin: The Nightmare Begins (#2.3)" (2009)
Arthur: [notices that Merlin is cleaning his chainmail] I thought I told you to do that yesterday?
Merlin: I didn't have time, I was cleaning your stables.
Arthur: That's strange, because a little bird told me you were somewhere else.
Merlin: Mucking out the stables is strange and a talking bird isn't?
Arthur: Merlin, what have we said about you trying to be funny?
Merlin: I shouldn't.


"King Arthur and the Knights of Justice: A Matter of Honor (#2.1)" (1993)
Merlin: All the magic at my command and I still can't rid myself of a common cold.
Arthur King: Don't feel bad, Merlin; even the doctors in my time haven't locked that one yet.


Conan the Barbarian (2011)
Conan: [referring to Tamara] Find her a weapon and leather armor.
[Conan leaves]
Artus: [to Tamara] I think he likes you.


"Camelot: Homecoming (#1.1)" (2011)
Kay: But what you're being offered is better. Going to battle, leading the land. It's what every man dreams of.
King Arthur: No, it's what you dream of. The rest of us dream about girls.
Kay: You think a leader won't get his choice of girls?


"The Legend of Prince Valiant: The Death of Arthur (#2.37)" (1993)
King Arthur: People of Camelot, it has been many years since I've pulled this sword from this stone. Many of those who were here that day are with us no longer. But the sword abides, and the stone endures. Just as the ideals of Camelot must endure. Today as I stand before you, stormclouds obscure the future. There are those who would seek to destroy the dream, to bring Camelot to its knees. But we must never let them. We must vow to see that Camelot survives, that the light of truth is never extinguished. That the people of this land are never again forced to live in darkness.


"The Legend of Prince Valiant: The Waif (#1.20)" (1992)
King Arthur: If we were to condemn this child for sins committed by his father, then all that Camelot stands for would be meaningless.


"Sir Gadabout, the Worst Knight in the Land" (2002)
King Arthur: Fffffffffffffffffffflamin' 'eck!


"Merlin: The Labyrinth of Gedref (#1.11)" (2008)
Arthur: What kind of meat is this? It has a very strange texture...
Merlin: It's pork...?
Arthur: This is not pork. It's much to stringy. Is this... This is rat, isn't it?
Merlin: Try not to think about it.


"The Legend of Prince Valiant: The Shadows of Destiny (#2.26)" (1993)
[last lines]
Merlin: Man cannot predict the future, Valiant. He can only prepare for it... and, pray, that there are always men and women with the courage to take the risks so that what is right prevails. When the day comes, Arthur, that Camelot should need a new king...
King Arthur: Yes, Merlin. Camelot could do no better than to be led by the likes of Prince Valiant.


"The Adventures of Sir Lancelot: The Lesser Breed (#1.17)" (1957)
King Arthur: Yes, yes, Merlin, but the question is - have you seen a sea monster?
Merlin: Milord, in a word, no.
King Arthur: Nor have I, and yet this man has come to us with a fear that, to him and his neighbors, is very real. Lancelot...
Sir Lancelot du Lac: Milord?
King Arthur: Go to this village, find out the cause of the people's fear... and remove it.


"The Adventures of Sir Lancelot: The Ugly Duckling (#1.25)" (1957)
[King Arthur, Sir Lancelot and Sybil join a party already in progress]
King Arthur: I think I see a young man approaching - several young men. Do you think we are in danger, Lancelot?
Sir Lancelot du Lac: Put your trust in Sybil, my lord. She'll break their hearts faster than you or I could draw a sword.


"King Arthur and the Knights of Justice: A Knight's Quest (#1.2)" (1992)
Arthur King: Lance, this whole thing is so weird that I don't know what to expect next. But I do know that an amazing girl's life depends on us. And crazy as it sounds, the entire future of the world might depend on our victory today.
Lance: [chuckling] So we better free the beautiful Guinevere, right? After all, isn't this what knights are made for?


"The Legend of Prince Valiant: The Rescue (#2.18)" (1993)
King Arthur: He thinks by running away he can leave the hurt behind. But he can only take it with him.
Queen Guinevere: Young love. We do forget how joyfully it's found, and how painfully it's lost.


"The Legend of Prince Valiant: The Aurora (#2.29)" (1993)
King Arthur: Merlin! I thought we'd lost you!
Merlin: No. You'll never lose me, Arthur. Though sometimes our paths might take us in different directions, we'll always arrive at the same destination.


"Merlin: The Sorcerer's Shadow (#3.11)" (2010)
Arthur: Do you have any idea what it's like to live with a man who constantly thinks he's the best?
Merlin: Mm. Must be irritating.


"The Legend of Prince Valiant: A New Dawn (#2.36)" (1993)
King Arthur: This fighting, this setting fires, it has to stop. It's not right and it is not going to change anything. You, sir, would you kill this man simply because his heritage differs from yours? And would you volunteer to tell his family that he is never coming home again? Listen to me, people. This is not how we do things in Camelot. We can all get along, we *must* get along. Last night, we joined together, newcomer and Camelotian alike, and together we saved much more than was lost. This is our home, it belongs to all of us. We can work out our differences. If we do not... see for yourselves what we will be left with.


"The Legend of Prince Valiant: The Ghost (#2.35)" (1993)
King Arthur: As you have often told me, Merlin, there is no shame in making mistakes. The only shame is in making the *same* mistakes.


"Merlin: The Dark Tower (#5.6)" (2012)
[Leon and Percival share the same nightmare]
Sir Leon: [awaking in terror] The tower!
Merlin: It was a dream.
Sir Leon: Everything in its shadow was dead and... and the sound, it was like... like children screaming.
Sir Percival: And the rain that fell was like blood. I had the same dream. I was lost in a forest, and the trees had claws and... and I finally escaped it. There was a plain.
Sir Leon: Empty as far as the eye could see, except...
Sir Percival: ...rising into the sky was a black pillar of stone.
Sir Leon: A tower so dark it could swallow the sun.
Arthur: The dark tower. It's a place where every young knight's taught to dread, and rightly so. It's where many have met their end.
Merlin: I've never heard of it.
Arthur: With good reason. It's said that the mere mention of it can bring doom to any of those who hear it.


"Merlin: A Servant of Two Masters (#4.6)" (2011)
Arthur: [examining Merlin's wound] I've seen worse. Definitely seen worse.
Merlin: On a dead man.
Arthur: You're not going to die, Merlin. Don't be such a coward.
Merlin: If I do die, will you call me a hero?
Arthur: Probably.
Merlin: But whilst I'm still alive, I'm a coward.
Arthur: That's the way these things work, I'm afraid. You get the glory when you're not around to appreciate it.
Merlin: [scoffs] Unless you're the king.
Arthur: Come on. It's got to have SOME advantages.


"King Arthur and the Knights of Justice: Tyronne and Everett Alone (#2.3)" (????)
Arthur King: [the Dragon of Justice lifts the cart] Looks like you're going for a ride, Lucan.
[Lucan is flung off as it's spun around and it is a moment later; he chuckles]
Arthur King: A very *short* ride.


"The Adventures of Sir Lancelot: The Knight with the Red Plume (#1.1)" (1956)
[last lines of Episode 1.1: "Knight with the Red Plume"]
King Arthur: I proclaim you, Sir Lancelot of the Lake, a Knight of the Round Table. By custom, you are entitled now to ask one boon, which I will grant if it be in my power.
Sir Lancelot du Lac: Sire, a knight is not yet fully armed unless he bears the favor of a lady fair.
King Arthur: Certainly you have the right to champion a lady and dedicate your deeds to her, when you have chosen.
Sir Lancelot du Lac: I have already chosen, Sire. I would champion Queen Guinevere!
King Arthur: I am sure that Queen Guinevere will take great pride in being championed by so noble a knight.


"Hercules: The Legendary Journeys: Once Upon a Future King (#5.19)" (1999)
Arthur: [after a ground tremor] Did the earth move for you?
Morrigan: You wish!


"King Arthur and the Knights of Justice: Quest for Courage (#1.6)" (????)
Arthur King: It is a risk, Lug, but just because it's only one person we're rescuing doesn't make it less important.


"The Legend of Prince Valiant: The Singing Sword (#1.8)" (1991)
[last lines]
King Arthur: Whatever this new light is, old friend, we must see that it continues to shine.
[heads off]
Merlin: Well done, young Valiant. Well done.


"The Legend of Prince Valiant: The Finding of Camelot (#1.6)" (1991)
King Arthur: Achieving knighthood, like achieving true manhood, is often an arduous and lengthy task.


"The Legend of Prince Valiant: Empty Justice (#2.11)" (1992)
[last lines]
Merlin: [playing with him] Thank you, Arthur. I can now promote this pawn.
King Arthur: Hmm. Complex game, chess. Sometimes one piece must be lost so that another may advance.
Merlin: I suspect you're not the only one to have learned that lesson of late.


"Merlin: The Witch's Quickening (#2.11)" (2009)
Arthur: I don't know why I bring you on these expeditions. You spend the whole time terrified.
Merlin: I'm not terrified.
Arthur: Yes you are. I can tell you are.
Merlin: No you can't.
Arthur: If you weren't scared, you would be talking rubbish as usual.
Merlin: I am talking rubbish as usual.
[Arthur smiles]
Merlin: I mean, I am talking as usual, so clearly I'm not scared.


"The Legend of Prince Valiant: The Guardian (#1.14)" (1991)
King Arthur: Besides, a trip to the wall should give some of the younger troops some valuable training. Don't you think?
Sir Gawain: [sighing] Perhaps. And take twenty years of my life in the process.


"King Arthur and the Knights of Justice: Viper's Phantom (#1.12)" (1992)
Sir Breeze: How do you fight this guy?
Lord Viper: You don't. You can't!
[laughs]
Arthur King: Try telling that to Excallibur!


"Merlin: The Eye of the Phoenix (#3.8)" (2010)
Arthur: [Gwaine enters] Great... it just gets better and better. Are Gwen and Morgana here too? Are we going to have a surprise party?


Merlin: The Return (2000)
Mordred: Give me the sword, or the woman dies.
King Arthur: Then take it.
[He tosses Excalibur straight at Mordred, which pierces through his chest]


"Kaamelott: La dent de requin (#1.20)" (2005)
Guenièvre: How did the battle go?
Arthur, roi de Bretagne: New technique: we behave like idiots, the other side laughs, we strike. It's new.
Guenièvre: Everyone does that?
Arthur, roi de Bretagne: No, just us. Because we have to pass for idiots in record time. There, we're considerably ahead.


"Camelot: Three Journeys (#1.6)" (2011)
King Arthur: Cicero said, "The life of the dead is placed in the memories of the living". The love we feel in life keeps people alive beyond their time. There isn't a day my parents aren't with me. In my memories, and in who I am. Anyone who has given love will always live on in another's heart.


DragonHeart (1996)
King Arthur: A knight is sworn to valor.
Bowen: A knight is sworn to valor.
King Arthur: His heart knows only virtue.
Bowen: His heart knows only virtue.
King Arthur: His blade defends the helpless.
Bowen: His blade defends the helpless.
King Arthur: His might upholds the weak.
Bowen: His might upholds the weak.
King Arthur: His word speaks only truth.
Bowen: His word speaks only truth.
King Arthur: His wrath undoes the wicked.
Bowen: His wrath undoes the wicked!


"The Legend of Prince Valiant: Mordred's Return (#2.17)" (1993)
Sir Mordred: [as he chokes in rage and has to be restrained by Guinevere] Well, Arthur, I can only assume I'm no longer a welcome guest here.
King Arthur: You have my leave, Mordred, to be gone from Camelot, now and forever.
Sir Mordred: That, Sire, is one promise I cannot make. For I *will* return to Camelot, and when I do, it will be to take your throne.


"Animaniacs: Testimonials/Babblin' Bijou/Potty Emergency/Sir Yaksalot (#1.26)" (1993)
Yakko: Did you call for the bravest, most daring knight in all the land?
King Arthur: Oh, yes.
Yakko: Well, too bad. You got us.
Dot: What a silly mix-up!


"King Arthur and the Knights of Justice: Opening Kick-off (#1.1)" (1992)
Arthur King: [laughing trying to get them to quiet down for the driver] All right, all right. Thanks, you maniacs; I appreciate it. But Lug's carrying the ball now so let's go easy on 'im.
Sir Phil: Hey, give it up, Tone!
[catches the football and turns to him]
Sir Phil: When you're carryin' the ball, Lug, are you the new backup quarterback?
[everyone else laughs]


"King Arthur and the Knights of Justice: The Surrender (#1.10)" (1992)
Arthur King: If there's even a chance for peace we've gotta take it.


"MythQuest: Sir Caradoc at the Round Table (#1.6)" (2001)
King Arthur: This court will not last forever, but it will always be worth remembering.


A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1949)
Alisande La Carteloise: Pardon, my lord, but the monster seemeth a gentle soul.
King Arthur: Gentle?
Alisande La Carteloise: He has nice eyes.


Thunderstruck (2012/II)
Jenikus: If I die, Bolsurus will carry on my mission.
King Arthur: Bolsurus?
Jenikus: My master.
King Arthur: You're lying!
Jenikus: That's where you're mistaken!


Unidentified Flying Oddball (1979)
Tom Trimble: You got a Wrench around here?
King Arthur: Wrench? Wench? There are several wenches about the castle, but I'm not in the habit of putting them to the service of... things. Peg! Attend to its needs.


"The Legend of Prince Valiant: The Gift (#1.7)" (1991)
King Arthur: A heart of a truly noble man has room within it to hold, along with courage and honor, the gift of forgiveness.


"King Arthur and the Knights of Justice: The Unbeliever (#1.3)" (1992)
Arthur King: We're his only hope, Lance.
Lance: Then he's got nothing to worry about.


"Merlin: The Sins of the Father (#2.8)" (2009)
Arthur: Merlin, is it my imagination or you're getting fat?


"Merlin: Le mort d'Arthur (#1.13)" (2008)
Arthur: I sometimes wonder if you know who I am.
Merlin: Oh, I know who you are.
Arthur: Good.
Merlin: You're a prat. And a royal one.
Arthur: Are you ever going to change, Merlin?
Merlin: No, you'd get bored. Promise me this, if you get another servant, don't get a bootlicker.
Arthur: If this is you trying to leave your job...
Merlin: No. I'm happy to be your servant, till the day I die.
Arthur: Sometimes I think I know you, Merlin. Other times...
Merlin: Well, I know you, and you're a great warrior. One day you'll be a great King.
Arthur: That's very kind of you.
Merlin: But you must learn to listen as well as you fight.
Arthur: Any more pointers?
Merlin: No. That's it. Just don't be a prat.