The Gathering Storm (2002 TV Movie)
Albert Finney: Winston Churchill
Winston Churchill : I like pigs. Dogs look up to you; cats look down on you; pigs treat you as equals.
Winston Churchill : I've lived too long, I'm in the ruck, I've drunk too deeply of the cup, I cannot spend, I cannot fuck, I'm down and out! I'm buggered up!
Winston Churchill : Now that I'm in charge of the Navy, Mr. Hitler and his Nazi thugs had better look out. We're going to teach them a lesson that they'll never forget.
Winston Churchill : There may be a war. I grant you that. Nevertheless we shall win.
Ralph Wigram : How can you say that? It's just mindless optimism.
Winston Churchill : [nods no] When I was at school, I had a friend called Merlind Evans. And one day we were talking about what we would do when we were grown up. And I don't know why I said this, or, why I thought it, but I said, "One day in the future, Britain will be in great danger, and it will fall to *me* to save London and the Empire."
Ralph Wigram : Schoolboy fantasy. I wanted to play for England or climb Everest.
Winston Churchill : [half nod no] My destiny. And I truly believe it.
Ralph Wigram : You're an extraordinary man, Winston.
Winston Churchill : I am, I know it.
Ralph Wigram : Nobody but you could say that sort of thing and expect people to believe it.
Winston Churchill : Destiny is what I believe in. Destiny commands. We must obey.