King Richard III
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 Richard III (Character)
from "The White Queen" (2013)

The content of this page was created by users. It has not been screened or verified by IMDb staff.
Richard III (1995)
Richard: [to the Duke of Buckingham] I am not in the giving vein today.

Richard: Why, I can smile... And murder while I smile!

Richard III: Now is the winter of our discontent made glorious summer by this sun of York.

Lady Anne: No beast so fierce but knows some touch of pity.
Richard III: But I know none, and therefore am no beast.

Queen Elizabeth: I have no more sons of the royal blood for you to slaughter.
Richard III: You have a daughter.

Richard III: [to the camera] Plots have I laid.

Richard III: Madam, mother, I do humbly crave your blessing.
Duchess of York: God comfort you; and put meekness in your breast, love, charity, obedience and true duty!
Richard III: Amen;
[aside]
Richard III: and make me die a good old man! That is the butt-end of a mother's blessing.

Richard: [to the camera] I'll have her, but I'll not keep her long.

Richard: [to the Duke of Buckingham] Shall I be plain? I wish the bastards dead.

Queen Elizabeth: Shall I be tempted by the devil thus?
Richard III: Yes, if the devil tempt you to do good.

Richard III: [to the camera] I am not made of stone.

Queen Elizabeth: But you did kill my children.
Richard III: But in your daughter's womb, I bury them: Where, in that nest of spicery, they will breed.

Richard III: Conscience is but a word cowards use.

Richard III: A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a horse!

Duchess of York: Are you my son?
Richard: Yes. I thank God, my father, and yourself.

Duke of Buckingham: My Lord protector, what should we do if we perceive Hastings will not yield to our plans?
Richard: Chop off his head.

Lord William Hastings, Prime Minister: If she hath done this deed, my lord...
Richard III: If! Thou protector of this damned strumpet, talk'st thou to me of if? Thou art a traitor! Off with his head. By St Paul I shall not dine until I see the same. Those who love me stand and follow me!
James Tyrell, Richard's Chief Henchman: [to Hastings] His grace would have dinner.

Young Prince: I shall not sleep in quiet at the tower.
Richard III: Why? What should you fear?
Young Prince: My Uncle Clarence's angry ghost: My grandma told me he was murdered there.
Prince Edward: I fear no Uncles dead.
Richard III: Nor none who live, I hope.

Richard III: [to the camera] Simple, plain Clarence! I do love you so, that I shall shortly send your soul to heaven. If heaven will take the present from my hands.

Richard III: [to Lady Anne] Your beauty which did haunt me in my sleep could make me undertake the death of all the world.

Lord Rivers: To whom in all this presence speaks your grace?
Richard III: To you, who have neither honesty, nor Grace.

[last lines]
Richard III: Let us to't pell-mell, if not to heaven, then hand in hand to hell.


Richard III (1955)
Richard III: Look how my ring encompasseth thy finger. Even so thy breast encloseth my poor heart. Wear both of them, for both of them are thine.

Richard III: Shine out, fair sun, till I have bought a glass; that I may see my shadow as I pass.

Richard III: Conscience is a word that cowards use.

Richard III: A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse!

Richard III: Darest thou resolve to kill a friend of mine?
Tyrell: Please you, but I'd rather kill two enemies.

Richard III: I'll drown more sailors than the mermaid shall,/ I'll play the orator as well as Nestor,/ Deceive more slyly than Ulysses could,/ And, like a Sinon, take another Troy./ I can add colours to the chameleon, /Change shapes with Proteus for advantages, /And set the murderous Machiavel to school./ Can I do this,and cannot get a crown?/Tut, were it farther off,/ I'll pluck it down.


"Shakespeare: The Animated Tales: King Richard III (#2.1)" (1994)
[first lines]
Narrator: King Edward was sick, and so was his kingdom. Family hated family, brother hated brother. And none hated more venomously than Richard, Duke of Gloucester - the world and his brother, the King.
Richard: Now is the winter of our discontent made glorious summer by this son of York. But I that am deform'd, unfinish'd, have no delight to pass away the time, and therefore, since I cannot prove a lover, am determined to prove a villain...

Richard III: Now is the winter of our discontent, made glorious summer by this son of York. But I that am deformed have no delight to pass away the time. And therefore since I cannot prove a lover, I am determined to prove a villain.

Richard III: Would'st thou resolve to kill a friend of mine?
Sir James Tyrell: So please you, sir, but I'd rather kill two enemies.
Richard III: Then you have two deep enemies. Tyrell, I mean those bastards in the tower.

Buckingham: My lord, what should we do if we perceive Lord Hastings will not yield to our complots?
Richard: Chop off his head man!


"The Black Adder: The Foretelling (#1.1)" (1983)
Richard III: Who's that?
King Richard IV: I know not, my lord. I'll ask my son. Harry! Who is that?
Harry: It is your other son, my lord.
[to the king Richard III]
King Richard IV: It is my other son, my lord.
Richard III: Fights he with us tomorrow?
[to Harry]
King Richard IV: What's his name?
Harry: Edmund.
King Richard IV: Edna! Fight you with us on the morrow?
Prince Edmund: Oh, goodness, no. I thought I'd fight with the enemy.
[Silence. Blackadder giggles nervously and sits down]
Richard III: You are not putting him anywhere near me, are you?
King Richard IV: No, no, my lord. He'll be somewhere amongst the rabble.
Richard III: Oh, arrow fodder.
King Richard IV: Precisely.
[Richard III waves at Edmund]
Richard III: What a little turd.

Richard III: [going to the Battle of Bosworth Field] And Gentleman in London still at bed shall think themselves accursed they were not here. And hold their manhood cheap. While others speak of those who fought with us, on Ralph the Liar's DAY.

Prince Edmund: Well, frankly, everyone thought you were dead.
Richard III: Well, frankly, I am.
[head floats away]

Richard III: [looking for a horse] A horse!
[whistles]
Richard III: A horse! My kingdom for a horse!
[sees a horse]
Richard III: Ah! Horsey.


Tower of London (1962)
Richard's mother: I brought this curse upon this house when my womb concieved you... Better I should have died in my labor... and never unleashed your evil... upon this Earth.
Richard of Gloucester: You talk of evil... You, who gave me deformity in form of a twisted spine and a withered, arm. Who possesses the greater evil my mother? You who made me this way, or I who have to bare it!

Richard of Gloucester: Mistress Shore is dead... As Protector of the Realm, I can not tolerate treachery to the Crown... Mistress Shore has been executed for such treachery.
Queen: There was no more faithful woman in the castle.
Richard of Gloucester: I had always thought that myself your Majesty, but when she admitted her crime, I had no choice.


The Black Arrow (1948)
Duke of Gloucester: I don't enjoy indoor archery especially with myself as a possible target.


Looking for Richard (1996)
Richard III: I'll have her, but I will not keep her long.


Richard and Anne (2013) (V)
Richard of Gloucester: Shine down, fair sun, till I have bought a glass, that I may see my shadow as I pass!