12 Brilliant The Crown Quotes to Live Your Life By
If we’ve learned anything from the Netflix original drama, The Crown, it’s that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is as human as the rest of us. Here are 12 incredibly insightful The Crown quotes that apply to everyday life—for royals and commoners alike.
“It is better to be patient and get what you desire in the right time, than have high office thrust upon you when you are not ready.”
— King George VI, The Crown, Season 1, Hyde Park Corner
“Some things can only be perceived one way because they only have one meaning.”
– Queen Elizabeth II, The Crown, Season 2, Mystery Man
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“Who we are is not what we wear or what glitters. It’s the spirit that defines us.”
— Prince Philip, The Crown, Season 2, Paterfamilias
“That’s the thing about unhappiness. All it takes is for something worse to come along and you realize it was actually happiness after all.”
— Queen Elizabeth II, The Crown, Season 2, Dear Mrs. Kennedy
“There is one thing I’ve learned in 52 years of public service is that there is no problem so complex, nor crisis so grave that it cannot be satisfactorily resolved within twenty minutes.”
— Sir Winston Churchill, The Crown, Season 1, Windsor
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“To do nothing is often the best course of action, but I know from personal experience how frustrating it can be. History was not made by those who did nothing.”
– Queen Elizabeth II, The Crown, Season 2, Lisbon
“Who wants transparency when you can have magic? Who wants prose when you can have poetry?”
– Duke of Windsor, The Crown, Season 1, Smoke and Mirrors
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“We’re all dying. That’s what defines the condition of living.”
– Sir Winston Churchill, The Crown, Season 1, Wolferton Splash
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“In the first flush of a romantic love, we’re all blind. We see only what we want to see.”
— Queen Elizabeth II, The Crown, Season 2, Matrimonium
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“Where there is heroism there will always be hope.”
— Sir Winston Churchill, The Crown, Season 1, Act of God
“In the long reeds of difficulty and pain, that’s where you find the treasure.”
– Prince Philip, The Crown, Season 2, Beryl
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“In a rush to heal wounds you end up committing yourself to something, someone that isn’t quite right.”
– Queen Elizabeth II, The Crown, Season 2, Matrimonium
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