The Gathering Storm (2002 TV Movie)
Winston Churchill: Thank you.
Clemmie Churchill: For what?
Winston Churchill: For being rash enough to marry me, foolish enough to stay with me, and... for loving me in a way... I though I'd never be loved.
[the sound of Sarah tap-dancing can be heard through the ceiling]
Clemmie Churchill: I think she wants to do it professionally.
Winston Churchill: Annoy people?
Winston Churchill: I like pigs. Dogs look up to you; cats look down on you; pigs treat you as equals.
Winston Churchill: I'm the new First lord.
Military Guard: We know, sir.
Winston Churchill: How do you know?
Military Guard: A signal was sent to the fleet this afternoon, sir.
Winston Churchill: What signal?
Military Guard: Winston is back.
Winston Churchill: [chuckles] He bloody well is!
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!
Ralph Wigram: Nazism is more than just a political movement. It's a cult... a religion based on the idea of racial purity. Mankind, the Nazis believe is divided between... the man-gods and the subhumans... aliens who will be used as beasts of burden... or merely disposed of. Those with pure Aryan blood are the man-gods. The beasts are the Jews.
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.
Winston Churchill: You're very rude to me, Inches.
David Inches: *You're* very rude to *me*, sir.
Winston Churchill: Yes but I am a great man!
David Inches: No, you're not. You're a stupid ole bugger.
Desmond Morton: [Churchill has just been made First Lord of the Admiralty] Mr Inches, I think a glass of champagne might be in order!
David Inches: Well with respect, sir, I think we might save that for happier days.
Desmond Morton: [crestfallen] Quite right.
David Inches: However, there is a very good claret you might be interested in.