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Victoria and Abdul – Quotes

Stacey Tuttle on October 23, 2017 - 1:00 pm in Movie Quotes 2017

Read Shepherd Project’s discussion of Victoria and Abdul here.

Abdul: The skill of a carpet is to bring all the different threads together and make something we can all stand on.

Abdul: Life is like a carpet...

Abdul: In India, I make a leger of the prisoners.
Victoria: We are all prisoners.

Victoria: How do you like your new Scottish costumes?
Abdul: They’re very scratchy.
Victoria: Everything in Scotland is scratchy.

Man in the group: [The cold] is all right for her – she’s upholstered.

Victoria: oh to be by oneself—in a simple, rudimentary existence.

Victoria: I’m so lonely. Everyone I’ve really loved has died and I just go on and on.

Victoria: It’s an impossible position. No one really knows what it’s like to be Queen.

Victoria: I’ve had 9 children. All of them selfish and vain... And look at me – fat and impotent... what’s the point?
Abdul: Service. I think we are here to be servants...for a greater purpose.

Berti: Has she completely lost her mind? She’s the head of the church of England for crying out loud!

Abdul: Life is a big adventure. You just need to open up and enjoy it.

Abdul: You are the most special person to me in the world – even more than my wife.

Berti: Don’t you see mama?! He’s using his position for his own gain!
Victoria: How does that make him any different from you?

Victoria: I want you to be courteous. Repeat after me: I will be courteous to the Munshi!”

Victoria: It is apparent, to receive any respect from the household, he must be formally recognized.

Berti: Drop this or we will have you certified insane.

Victoria: I think it’s time you went home, Abdul.
Abdul: This is my home.... I am your servant. As long as I shall live, I will always be by your side.
Victora: I am your Queen.
Abdul: And I am your Munshi.

Listen little drops and give yourself up without regret. You will return to the great sea.

Abdul: Love is the whole. We are only the pieces.

Victoria: Goodbye. Take care, my sweet son.

Abdul returned to India in 1901. He died in 1909.


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