Brother Maynard Quotes in Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)


Brother Maynard Quotes:

  • [Holding the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch]

    King Arthur: How does it... um... how does it work?

    Sir Lancelot: I know not, my liege.

    King Arthur: Consult the Book of Armaments.

    Brother Maynard: Armaments, chapter two, verses nine through twenty-one.

    Cleric: [reading] And Saint Attila raised the hand grenade up on high, saying, "O Lord, bless this thy hand grenade, that with it thou mayst blow thine enemies to tiny bits, in thy mercy." And the Lord did grin. And the people did feast upon the lambs, and sloths, and carp, and anchovies, and orangutans, and breakfast cereals, and fruit bats, and large chu...

    Brother Maynard: Skip a bit, Brother...

    Cleric: And the Lord spake, saying, "First shalt thou take out the Holy Pin. Then shalt thou count to three, no more, no less. Three shall be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, neither count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three. Five is right out. Once the number three, being the third number, be reached, then lobbest thou thy Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch towards thy foe, who, being naughty in My sight, shall snuff it.

    Brother Maynard: Amen.

    All: Amen.

    King Arthur: Right. One... two... five!

    Galahad: Three, sir.

    King Arthur: Three!

  • King Arthur: [about the inscription on the rock] What does it say, Brother Maynard?

    Brother Maynard: It reads, "Here may be found the last words of Joseph of Aramathia. He who is valiant and pure of spirit may find the holy grail in the Castle of Aaauuuggghhh... "

    King Arthur: What?

    Brother Maynard: "The Castle of Aaaauuuggghhhh"

    Sir Bedevere: What is that?

    Brother Maynard: He must have died while carving it.

    King Arthur: Oh come on!

    Brother Maynard: Well, that's what it says.

    King Arthur: Look, if he was dying, he wouldn't have bothered to carve 'Aaaauuuggghhhh'. He'd just say it.

    Sir Galahad: Maybe he was dictating it.

    King Arthur: Oh shut up!

    Sir Robin: Well does it say anything else?

    Brother Maynard: No, just "Aaaaauuuugggghhh".

    [knights making groaning sounds]

    Sir Bedevere: Do you think he could have mean, 'Camaaaauuuuggghhhh'?

    Sir Galahad: Where's that?

    Sir Bedevere: France, I think.

    Sir Lancelot: Isn't there a Saint "Aaaaavvvveeeesss" in Cornwall?

    King Arthur: No that's Saint "Ives".

    Sir Lancelot: Oh, yes. "Iiiiiivvvveeessss"!

    [All knights saying, "Iiiiiivvvveeessss"]

    Sir Bedevere: Whooooouuuuaaa!

    Sir Lancelot: No no no, it's "Aaaaauuuugggghhhh" from the back of the throat.

    Sir Bedevere: No I mean, "Whoooouuuuaaa!" as in surprise and alarm.

    Sir Lancelot: Oh, you mean like, "AAAHH!"

    Sir Bedevere: Yes, that's it. "AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!"

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