Kind Hearts and Coronets

Kind Hearts and Coronets quotes

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Louis Mazzini
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The Parson


Sibella: What would you say if she asked you about me?
Louis: I'd say that you were the perfect combination of imperfections. I'd say that your nose was just a little too short, your mouth just a little too wide. But yours was a face that a man could see in his dreams for the whole of his life. I'd say that you were vain, selfish, cruel, deceitful. I'd say that you were... Sibella.
Sibella: What a pretty speech.
Louis: I mean it.
Sibella: [seductively] Come and say it to me again.


The Parson: I always say that my west window has all the exuberance of Chaucer, without, happily, any of the concomitant crudities of his period.

[Having just murdered Lady Agatha D'Ascoyne while she sailed a balloon over London] I shot an arrow in the air; she fell to earth in Berkeley Square.

Mr Elliot The Hangman: A difficult client can make things most distressing. Some of them tend to be very hysterical - so inconsiderate.
[to a poacher caught in a mantrap]
The Duke: Hoskins is now going to thrash you; then he'll let you go. Let this be a lesson to you not to poach on my land.

Mr Elliot: Even my lamented master, the great Mr Benny himself, never had the privilege of hanging a duke. What a finale to a lifetime in the public service!
Prison Governor: Finale?
Mr Elliot: Yes, I intend to retire. After using the silken rope... never again be content with hemp.

Sibella Holland: [sobs] Oh Louis! I don't want to marry Lionel!
Louis: Why not?
Sibella: He's so dull.
Louis: I must admit he exhibits the most extraordinary capacity for middle age that I've ever encountered in a young man of twenty-four.

I had not forgotten or forgiven the boredom of the sermon of young Henry's funeral, and I decided to promote the Reverend Lord Henry D'Ascoyne to next place on the list [to be murdered].

The next morning I went out shooting with Ethelred--or rather, to watch Ethelred shooting; for my principles will not allow me to take a direct part in blood sports.

While I never admired Edith as much as when I was with Sibella, I never longed for Sibella as much as when I was with Edith.

[Last lines]
Tit Bits Reporter: Your grace. I represent the magazine Tit Bits by whom I'm commissioned to approach you for the publication rights of your memoirs.
'Louis : My memoirs? Oh, my memoirs. My memoirs. My memoirs!

The Reverend Lord Henry was not one of those new-fangled parsons who carry the principles of their vocation uncomfortably into private life.

It is so difficult to make a neat job of killing people with whom one is not on friendly terms.

[After murdering his cousin and the man's mistress] I was sorry about the girl, but found some relief in the reflection that she had presumably during the weekend already undergone a fate worse than death.

Sibella: I've married the dullest man in London.
Louis: In England!
Sibella: In Europe!

The Parson: The port is with you.