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Queen of Hearts (Character)
from Alice in Wonderland (1951)

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Alice in Wonderland (1951)
Queen of Hearts: Off with their heads.

Queen of Hearts: Who's been painting my roses red? WHO'S BEEN PAINTING MY ROSES RED? /Who dares to taint / With vulgar paint / The royal flower bed? / For painting my roses red / Someone will lose his head.
Card Painter: Oh no, Your Majesty, please! It's all *his* fault!
Card Painter: Not me, your grace! The ace, the ace!
Queen of Hearts: You?
Card Painter: No, two!
Queen of Hearts: The deuce, you say?
Card Painter: Not me! The three!
Queen of Hearts: That's enough! Off with their heads!

Queen of Hearts: I warn you, child... if I lose my temper, you lose your head! Understand?

Alice: [as a giant] And as for you... Your Majesty! Your Majesty indeed! Why, you're not a queen,
Alice: But just a - a fat, pompous, bad tempered old ty...!
[normal size]
Alice: Tyrant.
Queen of Hearts: [giggles] And uh, just what were you saying, my dear?
Cheshire Cat: Why, she simply said that you're a fat, pompous, bad tempered old tyrant!

Queen of Hearts: Now... are you ready for your sentence?
Alice: Sentence? But there has to be a verdict first...
Queen of Hearts: Sentence first! Verdict afterwards.
Alice: But that just isn't the way...
Queen of Hearts: [shouting] All ways are...!
Alice: ...your ways, your Majesty.

King of Hearts: What do you know about this unfortunate affair?
March Hare: Nothing.
Queen of Hearts: Nothing whatever?
March Hare: Nothing whatever!
Queen of Hearts: [shouts] That's very important! Jury, write that down!

Queen of Hearts: Now, where do you come from?
Alice: Well, I'm trying to find my way home...
Queen of Hearts: Your way? All ways here are my ways!
Alice: Yes, I know, but I was just thinking...
Queen of Hearts: Curtsy while you're thinking. It saves time.
Alice: [curtsying] Yes, Your Majesty, but I just wanted to ask you...
Queen of Hearts: I'll ask the questions! Do you play croquet?
Alice: Why, yes, Your Majesty.
Queen of Hearts: Then let the game begin!

White Rabbit: Your Majesty, members of the jury, loyal subjects... and the King... the prisoner at the bar stands accused of enticing Her Majesty, the Queen of Hearts, into a game of croquet, thereby and with malice of forethought, molesting, tormenting, and otherwise annoying our beloved...
Queen of Hearts: Never mind all that! Get to the part where I lose my temper.
White Rabbit: ...thereby causing the Queen to lose her temper.

Queen of Hearts: And who is this?
King of Hearts: Let me see, my dear. It's certainly not a heart. Do you suppose it's a club?

King of Hearts: Rule 42: All persons more than a mile high must leave the court immediately.
Alice: I am not a mile high, and I'm not leaving.
Queen of Hearts: Sorry. Rule 42, you know.

Queen of Hearts: [after the Queen of Hearts is hit in the head and covered in the table cloth] Someone's head IS GOING TO ROLL FOR THIS!

[Alice reaches the door to escape from the mob]
Doorknob: [tries to open the door] D'oh! I'm - still locked, you know!
Alice: [in horror] But the queen! I simply *must* get out!
Doorknob: [chuckles] But you *are* outside.
Alice: [releases her grip on the Doorknob] What?
Doorknob: [opens his mouth] See for yourself.
[Alice sees through his mouth and sees herself asleep with Dinah also sleeping on her lap by a tree in a beautiful meadow]
Alice: Why - why that's me! I'm asleep!
Queen of Hearts: [shouting from a distance, advancing toward Alice along with a mob of other characters] Don't let her get away! Off with her head!
Alice: [in terror, through the Doorknob's mouth] Alice, wake up! Please, wake up, Alice!
Queen of Hearts: [comes closer with the rest of the mob] Off with her head!
Alice: Alice! Please, wake up, Alice!
[as the mob draws nearer, the screen goes into swirling multicolor until it shows Alice sleeping by the tree]
Alice: [voiceover] Alice! Alice! Alice!
Alice's sister: [changes to her sister's] Alice! Alice! Will you kindly pay attention and recite your lesson?

Alice in Wonderland (1999) (TV)
Alice: I think carefully before acting rashly.
Queen of Hearts: Sound advice.

Queen of Hearts, Duchess: [nervously] Lovely day, Your Majesty...
Queen of Hearts: I gave you fair warning: either you or your head must be OFF!
[Faced with such a proposal, the Duchess decides to take off]

Queen of Hearts: Cedric! You must cross-examine the witness!
King of Hearts: [sigh] Oh, must I?
Queen of Hearts: Yes, Cedric, be a man.
King of Hearts: [sigh] Oh, all right.

Queen of Hearts: I am NOT in the habit of talking to myself.
Queen of Hearts: Even though it's the only way I can get a decent conversation around here.

King of Hearts: How do we get rid of a floating cat?
Queen of Hearts: Off with its head!
King of Hearts: Brilliant!

[repeated line]
Queen of Hearts: Off with your head!

"Alice: Episode #1.2" (2009)
Alice: [holds out hand] the ring
Queen of Hearts: are you mad? I'd sooner have you cut off my finger
Alice: that can be arranged
Hatter: [turns to 10 of clubs] do you have a knife?
[10 of clubs hands him switch blade knife]
Hatter: thank you
Jack Chase: make sure its a clean cut. We don't want any blood on the ring
Hatter: mmhm
[switches knife open]

Queen of Hearts: [stomps on reading glasses] Now look what you've done! You clumsy club! Off with his head!
Club: [as he's dragged off] N- Nononono! No!
King of Hearts: Bring him back... Tomorrow she'll've forgotten she killed him.

Alice: [holds out hand] The ring
Queen of Hearts: Are you mad? I'd sooner have you cut off my finger.
Alice: That can be arranged.
Hatter: [turns to Club] Do you have a knife?
[is given knife]
Hatter: Thank you.
Jack Chase: Make sure its a clean cut. We don't want any blood on the ring.
Hatter: Mhm.
Queen of Hearts: [angry, gives Alice ring]

Queen of Hearts: Off with her head!

Alice in Wonderland (1985) (TV)
Queen of Hearts: In that case, would you be good enough to grovel?
Duchess: Grovel?
Queen of Hearts: Yes. Right here on the gravel!

Queen of Hearts: Off with your head!

Queen of Hearts: Sentence first, verdict afterwards!
Alice: Are you crazy? You can't have a sentence first.
Queen of Hearts: Hold your tongue!
Alice: I will not hold my tongue! Why don't you hold yours?
Queen of Hearts: Oooh! Off with her head! Off with her head!

"Alice: Episode #1.1" (2009)
Queen of Hearts: Mad March, how are you today?
Mad March: Piss off, you cow.

Queen of Hearts: [demanding to see the rejuvenated Mad March, her favorite assassin] Well? Where is he? I don't see him.
Carpenter: Uh, before I present Mad March, I feel I should warn - er, prepare you...
Queen of Hearts: What?
Carpenter: In the interest of expediency, I've had to make some... technical adjustments.
King of Hearts: What *are* you talking about?
Carpenter: ...Short cuts?
Queen of Hearts: [dangerously] How short?
[the Carpenter tries to explain, gives up, sighs, and turns to the door. It opens to reveal Mad March, who now has an animatronic porcelain rabbit head that was formerly a cookie jar]
Queen of Hearts: [rising from her throne] What on Earth have you done to him?
Carpenter: Think of him as a... hybrid, Majesty. In many ways he is better than before.
King of Hearts: We don't need a user manual, do we? I hate user manuals.
Carpenter: [the Queen approaches Mad March] Uh, not too close... he's still finding his way.
Queen of Hearts: [circling Mad March] Does he have all his old skills? Forensics, tracking, homicidal mania?
Carpenter: I believe so.
Queen of Hearts: Believe so?
Carpenter: There wasn't much time for testing.
Queen of Hearts: Does he speak?
[Carpenter shrugs helplessly]
Queen of Hearts: Let's try him out, then.
[slowly and loudly]
Queen of Hearts: Mad March. How are you today?
Mad March: [with a mechnical, Bronx-accented voice] Piss... off... you... cow.
[everyone looks, terrified, at the Queen for her reaction]
Queen of Hearts: [delighted] Excellent!
Queen of Hearts: He's good as new!

"Great Performances: Show Boat (#18.4)" (1989)
Pete: Where'd you all get that brooch you're wearing?
Queenie: You mean this scrumptious piece of jewelry?
Pete: Where'd you get it, nigger?
Queenie: It was give to me.
Pete: Who give it to yuh?
Queenie: Ask me no questions and I'll tell you no lies.
Queenie: That man - askin' me where I gets my jewelry!

The Care Bears Adventure in Wonderland (1987)
Alice: Well, your majesty, how did I do?
The Queen of Hearts: You're as ready as can be to drink tea and play croquet before the court.
Alice: How difficult can drinking tea and playing croquet be?
[Scene cuts to Alice playing croquet while riding a flamingo and holding several cups of tea]
Alice: I don't believe this!

"Once Upon a Time: Hat Trick (#1.17)" (2012)
Queen of Hearts, Jefferson: [respectively] Off with his head.

Kingdom Hearts (2002) (VG)
The Queen of Hearts: This girl is the culprit. There's no doubt about it. And the reason is... because I say so, that's why!
Alice: That is so unfair!