The Duke of Norfolk Quotes in The Other Boleyn Girl (2008)


The Duke of Norfolk Quotes:

  • The Duke of Norfolk: You better get used to talking about it, when you sleep with the king it ceases to be a private matter.

  • The Duke of Norfolk: Damn you! Not a single detail was left to chance! And now the moment of our greatest glory...!

    Anne Boleyn: Glory? What glory? A mistress gave a man a bastard, no more.

    The Duke of Norfolk: A male bastard, a son!

    Anne Boleyn: The queen may yet give birth to a son.

    The Duke of Norfolk: The queen no longer bleeds!

    Anne Boleyn: Can you be sure?

    The Duke of Norfolk: One of her physicians, and the moment this family provides him with a son he turned his back to it on your account! You better have a plan, girl! And that plan better work!

    Anne Boleyn: Or what, uncle?

    Lady Elizabeth: Enough, both of you! And what about Mary, hum? And her child? Or have you forgotten about them already?

    Anne Boleyn: Mary and her bastard child will go back to the country. It is the king's wish... and mine.

    Lady Elizabeth: Very well, and you can be the one to tell her. I think you've earned that privilege.

  • Sir Thomas Boleyn: [regarding the punishment for Anne's secret marriage] You will be sent to France and stay there until you've learned your lesson.

    Anne Boleyn: What? No! Father, please!

    Sir Thomas Boleyn: How can you have done this? You knew full well that Mary's friendship with the king is at an extremely delicate state! Any scandal, any mark upon her name could be fatal!

    The Duke of Norfolk: You will be sent to join the court of the French queen and stay there until your father has forgiven you.

    Anne Boleyn: [crying, runs into the hall where Mary is waiting] You told them didn't you?

    Mary Boleyn: It was for your own good. You never would have gotten away with it. It would have ruined your prospects forever.

    Anne Boleyn: [still crying] Really? For my good? Well, I'll try to remind myself of that while I'm in exile, and you're here in the king's bed, not challenged for our father's affection! That it was for my good and not yours!

    [running down the hall, leaving Mary]

    Mary Boleyn: Anne!

  • Sir Thomas Boleyn: The king has secured for you a position in the queen's household

    Mary Boleyn: But I don't want to go to court, nor does my husband

    William Carey: The king has also offered me a position, as a gentleman of the Privy Council

    Sir Thomas Boleyn: You hear that Mary? Privy Council, tending upon his Majesty himself

    Mary Boleyn: What about our future in the country?

    The Duke of Norfolk: Oh, you must put that out of your mind. From now on your future is at court.

    Mary Boleyn: William please, don't you understand what this means? They'll seperate us, put me in different accommadation where the king can always find me

    The Duke of Norfolk: Happily your husband understands the value of such an oppurtunity, for us all

  • The Duke of Norfolk: Oh confound all this. I'm not a scholar, I don't know whether the marriage was lawful or not but dammit, Thomas, look at these names! Why can't you do as I did and come with us, for fellowship!

    Sir Thomas More: And when we die, and you are sent to heaven for doing your conscience, and I am sent to hell for not doing mine, will you come with me, for fellowship?

  • Cromwell: I have evidence that Sir Thomas, while he was a judge, accepted bribes.

    The Duke of Norfolk: What? Goddammit, he was the only judge since Cato who didn't accept bribes! When was there last a Chancellor whose possessions after three years in office totaled one hundred pounds and a gold chain?

  • The Duke of Norfolk: Why do you insult me with this lawyer's chatter?

    Sir Thomas More: Because I am afraid.

    The Duke of Norfolk: Man, you're ill. This isn't Spain, you know. This is England.

  • The Duke of Norfolk: The nobility of England...

    Sir Thomas More: The nobility of England, My Lord, would have snored through the Sermon on the Mount, but you'll labor like scholars over a bulldog's pedigree.

  • The Duke of Norfolk: Your life lies in your own hands, Thomas, as it always has.

    Sir Thomas More: Is that so, My Lord? Then I'll keep a good grip on it.

  • Cromwell: The King wants Sir Thomas to bless his marriage. If Sir Thomas appeared at the wedding, now, it might save us all a lot of trouble.

    The Duke of Norfolk: Aaahh, he won't attend the wedding.

    Cromwell: If I were you, I'd try and persuade him. I really would try... if I were you.

    The Duke of Norfolk: Cromwell, are you threatening me?

    Cromwell: My dear Norfolk... this isn't Spain. This is England.

  • Sir Thomas More: Have I your word that what we say here is between us two?

    The Duke of Norfolk: Very well.

    Sir Thomas More: And if the King should command you to repeat what I may say?

    The Duke of Norfolk: I should keep my word to you.

    Sir Thomas More: Then what has become of your oath of obedience to the King?

    The Duke of Norfolk: You lay traps for me!

    Sir Thomas More: No, I show you the times.

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