Winston Churchill: I'm free! I'm free! I'm Winston Bloody Churchill and I'm free!

Winston Churchill: The joke of it all is that I never really wanted to be a soldier. No. Politics - Parliament - that's my arena! But, how am I to get there? I have no reputation. No family in the government. And worst of all, no money!

Captain: Actually, we don't care much for correspondents out here, Churchill, or white horses either. Where'd you get it?

Winston Churchill: At the auction last week, sir, Marakan Pass.

Captain: Previous owner killed?

Winston Churchill: I believe so. Yes, sir.

Captain: Didn't that teach you anything?

Winston Churchill: Sir?

Winston Churchill: The truth is I'm not at all brave. In fact, the truth is I've often felt myself a coward, especially at school. But, if I could win a reputation for courage and daring, if I could be mentioned in dispatches, that would help me to get started in politics. In short, I need medals. Lots and lots of medals.

Captain: Winston, don't you ever relax?

Winston Churchill: I can't! I'm almost twenty-five!

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Captain: Who's that bloody fool on the gray?

Adjutant: Someone who wants to be noticed, I should imagine.

Captain: He'll be noticed. He'll get his head blown off.

Winston Churchill: Now, which of these gallant chaps will lead me to something really exciting? And adventure I can write about! That column there or that one? It's all a lottery, isn't it? Just luck! God, I hope I'm lucky today.

Winston Churchill: I must overcome my speech impediment when I speak in public. The Spanish ships I cannot shee - see! For they are not in shight- sight! Damn!

Lord Salisbury: No Lord Rothschild or none of your *Jewish* friends to be with us today, Randolph?

Lord Randolph Churchill: No, I didn't think it would be fair to them. You know how easily bored they are.

Prep School Headmaster: I am going to tell you something I shall want you to remember always. Your school days are the most important days of your life. How you get on here will determine precisely how you get on in the world. Succeed here and you will succeed as a man. Fail here and you will be a failure to the end of your days. Do you understand?

Winston (aged 7): Yes, sir.

Prep School Headmaster: Good. Your father is a great man. Be like him, in all things.

Winston (aged 7): Sir, but, what does it mean?

Prep School Headmaster: I have told you. "Mensa" in Latin means "a table."

Winston (aged 7): But, it means "o table," too, sir. And what does "o table" mean?

Prep School Headmaster: "Mensa" - "o table" - is the vocative case. "O Table." You would use that in addressing the table, in invoking a table. You would use it in speaking to a table.

Winston (aged 7): But, I never do sir?

Prep School Headmaster: Churchill, in this school, if you are impertinent you will be punished and be punished, let me tell you, very severely.

Lord Randolph Churchill: I have never run away from a fight, when I believed it necessary.

Lord Randolph Churchill: I am and always will be loyal to the Tory party. Mind you, some of my friends in my own party have a great lesson to learn. The Tory party will never remain in power until it gains the confidence of the minorities and the working classes. Because, the working classes are quite determined to govern themselves.

Dr. Buzzard: How recently have you had physical relations with your husband?

Adjutant: Why do you ask?

Dr. Buzzard: Forgive me; but, it is a matter of some importance. I beg you.

Adjutant: Not for a considerable period. If it is necessary for you to know, perhaps not - for - a considerable time.

Dr. Roose: Thank God.

Dr. Buzzard: Yes, thank God. Neither you nor the two boys are in anyway affected. But, I'm afraid, there must be no further physical relations between you and your husband - ever again.

Winston Churchill: Sir, Lt. Chapman, eh, Churchill. Sorry, sir. Lt. Churchill reporting for Major Finn, sir.

Winston Churchill: I was wondering why a certain kind of person always seems to believe the worst about me. At Sandhurst, for example, I was accused of being everything from a horse thief to a homosexual. And I had to sue for libel and win, to prove my innocence on both counts.

Winston Churchill: Solitary trees, if they grow at all, grow strong.

Winston Churchill: Vendetta? That's an Italian word, isn't it? Nothing like that in England, is there?

Winston Churchill: I believe in myself. I believe in my destiny!

Winston Churchill: What would you like me to do? Play games? Be seen but not heard? Close my eyes and ears? Be a child forever? Must we always be ruled by old men? Doesn't every old man in politics betray the wonderful things he believed in when he was young? And by doing that, betray his country? I think there is room for a young man, many young men, in government. If I could, I would say this to young men, all over the world: Come on, you are needed more than ever now. You must take your places in life's fighting line. Twenty to twenty-five - those are the years. Don't be content with things as they are. Yes, you will make mistakes. But, as long as you are generous and true, you cannot hurt the world. Nor, even seriously distress her. She was made to be wooed and one by youth!

Winston Churchill: I'm going mad in here. And tomorrow's my birthday.

Brockie: Congratulations.

Winston Churchill: Oh, shut up. You don't understand! I'll be twenty-five. I can't stay cooped up in here for the rest of the war!

Lady Jennie Churchill: I do wish you weren't so friendly with Lloyd George. He's such an odious little man. He has the most annoying way of looking at women.

Lloyd George: Are you prepared to face the savage beasts who even now are lying in wait for you?

Winston Churchill: I say, sir, we must not regard modern war as a kind of game in which we may take a hand and with good luck and good management play it rightly for an evening and when we have had enough, come safely home with our winnings. Oh, no, sir. It is no longer - a game. A European war cannot be anything but a cruel and heartrending struggle, which, if we are ever to enjoy the bitter fruits of victory, must demand, perhaps for years, the whole manhood of the nation, the entire suspension of peaceful industries, and the concentrating to only one end - of every vital agency in the community. Aw, yes, it may be that the human race is doomed, never to learn from its mistakes. We are the only animals, on this globe, who periodically set out to slaughter each other, for the best, the noblest, the most inescapable of reasons. We know better. But, we do it again and again, in generation after generation. It may be that our Empire too is doomed - like all those that have gone before it. To continue to spill and waste its best blood on foreign soil, no matter what we say or do in this place or think or believe or have learned from history. But, thank God, for us - there is still such a thing as moral force!

Winston Churchill: British influence is a healthy and kindly influence.

Lloyd George: Churchill, you're a child of your class and you may never outgrow it. But, you've got something.

Sir Winston Churchill: It was an end and a beginning.

Major Finn: Chapman. I say, Chapman. Chapman, are you deaf?

Winston Churchill: Oh, sorry sir. It's Churchill, sir.

Major Finn: Oh, yes, of course, Churchill. Chapman's the one whose dead. Sorry about that.