Funny / The Lion in Winter
- It builds up slowly but the scene in Philip's room involving increasing numbers of people behind tapestries is so absurd it's hilarious. But that's what tapestries are for...
- Eleanor, describing Rosamund: "Her eyes in certain light were violet, and all her teeth were even. That's a rare, fair feature: even teeth. She smiled to excess, but she chewed with real distinction."
- In case it wasn't clear, Eleanor just loved Rosamund.
Henry: Rosamund's been dead for seven years.
Henry: You count the days?
Eleanor: I made the numbers up.
- After another massive screaming match with Henry, Eleanor sums up the whole plot in the ultimate understatement:
Eleanor: "Oh, well. What family doesn't have its ups and downs?"
- Eleanor's trolling Henry:
Henry: "Let's have a tally of the bedspreads you've spread out on."
Henry: That's a lie!