12 Powerful Quotes From The Crown
If we’ve learned anything from the Netflix original drama, The Crown, it’s that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was 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.
King George on timing
“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
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The Queen on truth
“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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Prince Philip on identity
“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
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The Queen on tragedy
“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
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Churchill on getting things done
“If there is one thing I’ve learned in 52 years of public service, it 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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The Queen on strategy
“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
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The Duke of Windsor on the monarchy
“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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Churchill on mortality
“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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The Queen on love
“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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Churchill on hope
“Where there is heroism there will always be hope.”
— Sir Winston Churchill, The Crown, Season 1, Act of God
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Prince Philip on perseverance
“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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The Queen on haste
“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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