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Excalibur quotes

46 total quotes


View Quote The days of our kind are numberèd. The one God comes to drive out the many gods. The spirits of wood and stream grow silent. It's the way of things. Yes... it's a time for men, and their ways.
View Quote Uryens: In the name of God, St. Michael, and St. George, I give you the right to bear arms and the power to mete justice.
View Quote When a man lies, he murders some part of the world.
View Quote You and the land are one.
View Quote Arthur: [holding Sir Uryens at swordpoint, during the siege of Leondegrance's castle] Swear faith to me, and you shall have mercy! I need battle lords such as you.
Uryens: [sarcastically] A noble knight, swear faith to a squire?
Lot: Never! Never!
Arthur: You're right. I'm not yet a knight. You, Uryens, will knight me. Then, as knight to knight, I can offer you mercy. [hands the sword Excalibur to a shocked Uryens, kneeling before him]
Merlin: [astonished] What's this? What's this?
Lot: Keep it, Uryens!
Uryens: [after struggling with his thoughts for several seconds] the name of God, Saint Michael, and Saint George...I give you the right to bear arms, and the power to mete justice.
Arthur: That duty, I will solemnly knight...and king.
Merlin: [still astonished] I never saw this!
Uryens: Rise, King Arthur. [kneeling, as do all the other knights] 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. I doubt you no more. [kisses Arthur's hands]
View Quote Arthur: For years, peace has reigned in the land. Crops grow in abundance, there is no want. Every one of my subjects enjoys his portion of happiness and justice. Tell me, Merlin, have we defeated evil? Because it seems we have.
Merlin: Good and evil — there never is one without the other.
Arthur: Where hides evil, then, in my kingdom?
Merlin: Always... where you never expect it. Always.
View Quote 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.
View Quote 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] 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.
View Quote 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 a nearby tree] whoa! — like lightning! — yes, that's it.
View Quote 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: A dream to some. A nightmare to others!
View Quote Merlin: 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.
In the name of God, Saint Michael, and Saint George... I give you the right to bear arms, and the power to mete justice.
View Quote Perceval: You and the land are one. Drink. [holds the Holy Grail to King Arthur's lips]
Arthur: [listlessly] 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 sips from the Grail]
Arthur: [becoming quickly revived] Perceval. I didn't know how empty was my soul...until it was filled.
View Quote Uther: Where have you been?
Merlin: I have walked my way since the beginning of time. Sometimes I give, sometimes I take - it is mine to know which and when.
Uther: You must help me, Merlin!
Merlin: Must I?
Uther: I am your king!
Merlin: So you need me again, now that my truce is wrecked. Years to build and moments to ruin, and all for lust!
Uther: For Igrayne! One night with her. You don't understand, you're not a man. Use the magic. Do it!
Merlin: [considering] Igrayne... You will swear, by your true Kingship, to grant me what I wish. Then you shall have it.
Uther: [kneeling] By Excalibur, I swear it!
Merlin: What issues from your lust, shall be mine. Swear it again!
Uther: I SWEAR IT!
View Quote Anál nathrach, orth’ bháis’s bethad, do chél dénmha.
View Quote Do... as I command! One day, a King will come, and the Sword will rise... again.