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."
- 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?"