Sir Walter Raleigh
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Sir Walter Raleigh (Character)
from Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)

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Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)
[from trailer]
Sir Walter Raleigh: We mortals have many weaknesses; we feel too much, hurt too much or too soon we die, but we do have the chance of love.

Queen Elizabeth I: Are you here to tell me I must murder a Queen?
Sir Walter Raleigh: I would never presume to tell my Queen what to do. Only you know where your duty lies.
Queen Elizabeth I: Was it my father's duty to murder my mother? She was a Queen, for a time. Oh, I would be loath to die such so bloody a death.
Sir Walter Raleigh: Since when were you so afraid?
Queen Elizabeth I: I'm always afraid.
Sir Walter Raleigh: Kill a Queen and all Queens are mortal. We mortals have many weaknesses: we feel too much, hurt too much, all too soon we die, but we do have the chance of love.
Queen Elizabeth I: Do we? I have given England my life. Must she also have my soul?

[after an expedition in the New World, Raleigh has founded a colony]
Sir Walter Raleigh: We have named it Virginia, after our Virgin Queen.
Queen Elizabeth I: "Virginia"? And when I am married, will you rename it to "Conjugia"?

Sir Walter Raleigh: Why be afraid of tomorrow when today is all we have?

Sir Walter Raleigh: I have never known a woman like you.

Queen Elizabeth I: In some other world, in some other time, could you have loved me?
Sir Walter Raleigh: I know only one world and in this world, I have loved you.

Sir Walter Raleigh: [interrupting Elizabeth hitting Bess] Majesty, this is not the Queen I love and serve.

Sir Walter Raleigh: [Raleigh's horse runs ahead] Forgive me, Majesty, my horse doesn't seem to know his place yet.
Queen Elizabeth I: Have you ever known your place, Mr. Raleigh?

Sir Walter Raleigh: How am I to win the Queen's favor?
Elizabeth Throckmorton: Why should I tell you that?
Sir Walter Raleigh: I've little enough to offer, but whatever I have to give, ask and it's yours.
Elizabeth Throckmorton: Say what you mean to say as plainly as possible. All men flatter the Queen in hope of advancement. Pay her the compliment of truth.

Sir Walter Raleigh: I think it must be hard for so great a Queen to know the simple pleasure of being liked for herself.
Queen Elizabeth I: Now you grow dull.

Sir Walter Raleigh: [throws his coat in the road] A puddle in the way, Majesty.
Queen Elizabeth I: A puddle.
[keeps walking]
Queen Elizabeth I: Puddle.
[laughs]

Queen Elizabeth I: Do we discover the New World or does the New World discover us?
Sir Walter Raleigh: You speak like a true explorer.

Sir Walter Raleigh: It is something, after all, to take a blank on the map and build there a shining city.
Elizabeth Throckmorton: Which you will, no doubt, name after yourself.
Sir Walter Raleigh: No doubt.

Don Guerau De Spes: Excuse me, Your Majesty. The air has become stale. I am sensitive to the smell of an open sewer.
[He stares at Raleigh and leaves]
Queen Elizabeth I: [to Raleigh] I cannot accept the fruits of piracy, Mr. Raleigh.
Sir Walter Raleigh: Philip of Spain is no friend of England, Majesty. The more gold I take from him, the safer you will be.
Queen Elizabeth I: Queen Elizabeth I: Well well - a political pirate.

Sir Walter Raleigh: You like your ladies to jump at your command?
Queen Elizabeth I: Do you think that way? To tell you the truth, I'm very very tired of always being in control.
Sir Walter Raleigh: Nonsense!
Queen Elizabeth I: What?
Sir Walter Raleigh: You eat and drink control.
Queen Elizabeth I: Is that so?

Queen Elizabeth I: I like you, Mr. Raleigh.
Sir Walter Raleigh: [as she walks away] And I like you.
Queen Elizabeth I: [turning back] You know, of course, that when I like a man, I reward him.
Sir Walter Raleigh: I have heard that.
Queen Elizabeth I: And what have you to say about it?
Sir Walter Raleigh: Reward my mission, majesty, not me.
Queen Elizabeth I: Is the mission not the man?
Sir Walter Raleigh: Then you leave me free to like you in return.


The Virgin Queen (1955)
Queen Elizabeth I: And what is your next campaign?
Sir Walter Raleigh: I've already launched on it, Ma'am. My next campaign is you.

Beth Throgmorton: Indeed I pity you. You have no ships and the Queen has a new lap dog.
Sir Walter Raleigh: Dogs bark. And if they bark long enough and loud enough - they're listened to. I shall have my ships.


Time Flies (1944)
Capt. Walter Raleigh: [looking at Tommy's jewellery and accessories] Gold. Silver. Diamonds. Didst have to dig deep for them?
Tommy: No. Just lifted them from the suckers.
Capt. Walter Raleigh: "The suckers"? A native tribe?
Tommy: There's one born every minute. What's the time now?
Capt. Walter Raleigh: What would I not give to go to thy country?
Tommy: That's a boy, Wally! So you shall. I'll fix you up with a lecture tour. What a time you'll have with the gals!
Capt. Walter Raleigh: "The gals"? Another native tribe like "the suckers"?