45 'Kingsman' Quotes from the Spy Comedy Franchise Loved by Millions
The Kingsman series offers a fresh perspective on the classic spy genre, taking the audience on a thrilling and unconventional journey through a world of espionage. Here are 45 Kingsman quotes that would make you want to see the spy flick even more!
Based on the comic series, "The Secret Service" by Mark Miller and Dave Gibbons, "The Kingsman: The Secret Service" is a gripping spy thriller that opens with Eggsy's father and Harry (Colin Firth), his future mentor, engaged in a fierce battle with their foes.
Eggsy's father loses his life, leaving behind an infant who Harry vows to protect at all costs. Eggsy, down on his own luck, gets into trouble and faces prison time. The remainder of the film follows him and a group of same-aged individuals as they embark on rigorous Kingsman training, hoping to fill a seat at the elite spy organization's table. Following several twists and turns, Eggsy succeeds in becoming a secret agent.
The captivating camera work and cinematography make the film a visual spectacle, with numerous scenes done in one take.
The second installment of the Kingsman franchise, "Kingsman: The Golden Circle," boasts an even bigger cast and a cameo by Sir Elton John himself. The film took the titular Brits on a nail-biting journey to the United States, where they fished out yet another conspiracy that threatened the fate of the world.
Like its predecessor, the film featured dynamic camera angles and humorously saucy dialogues, beefing up its overall entertainment value and fast-paced adventure that kept the audience on the edge of their seats.
Here are 45 Kingsman quotes that would make you want to watch the spy flick again and again!
Archduke Ferdinand's quote: "I Come Here As A Measure Of Goodwill To Be Greeted By Bombs?" | Image: YouTube / 20thCenturyStudios
‘Kingsman’ Quotes From Harry Hart AKA Galahad
"This is a butter knife. It's the only one you need to remember; the rest of the cutlery is easy. You start from the outside, and you work your way in with each course." — Harry Hart
"Are we going to stand around here all day, or are we going to fight?" — Harry Hart
"Elton John: Now, go off and save the world.
Harry Hart: If I save the world, can I have two tickets to your next concert?
Elton John: Darling, if you save the world, you can have a backstage pass." — "Kingsman"
"Harry Hart: When I was shot, can you guess what the last thing was that flashed through my mind? It was absolutely nothing. I had no ties. No bittersweet memories. I was leaving nothing behind. Never experienced companionship, never been in love. And in that moment, all I felt was loneliness and regret.
Eggsy: I'm sorry.
Harry Hart: Don't be. Just know that having something to lose... is what makes life worth living. Now, let's go and save your girl." — "Kingsman"
"Eggsy, I saw in you what someone once saw in me, something that can't be taught, the makings of a Kingsman. Being a "Kingsman" is more than the clothing we wear or the weapons we bag. It's about willing to sacrifice for the greater good. I hope you're ready for what comes next. It's important." — Harry Hart
Harry Hart's quote: "Manners maketh man. Do you know what that means? Then let me teach you a lesson!" | Image: YouTube / 20thCenturyStudios
"Boys, I've had a rather emotional day, so whatever your beef with Eggsy is, and I'm sure it's well-founded, I'd appreciate it if you could just leave us in peace." – Harry Hart
"Manners maketh man. Do you know what that means? Then let me teach you a lesson!" — Harry Hart
"Harry Hart: What's wrong with me, Merlin? I thought you fixed me.
Merlin: Well, we rebuilt your neural pathways, but it'll take time to get your coordination back." — "Kingsman"
"As one of our founding Kingsman once said: This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning." — Harry Hart
"There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self." — Harry Hart
Harry Hart aka Galahad's quote: "A suit is the modern gentleman's armor. And the Kingsman agents are the new knights." | Image: YouTube / 20thCenturyStudios
"Since 1849, Kingsman Tailors have clothed the world's most powerful individuals. By 1919, a great number of them had lost their heirs to World War I. That meant a lot of money going un-inherited, and a lot of powerful men with a desire to preserve peace and protect life."— Harry Hart
"A suit is the modern gentleman's armor. And the Kingsman agents are the new knights." — Harry Hart
Harry Hart: "Did you see the film Trading Places?"
Harry Hart: "How about Nikita? Pretty Woman? All right, my point is, that the lack of a silver spoon has set you on a certain path but you needn't stay on it. If you're prepared to adapt and learn, you can transform."
Eggsy: "Oh, like in My Fair Lady."
Harry Hart: "You're all full of surprises. Yes, like My Fair Lady, only in this case I'm offering you the opportunity to become a Kingsman."
Eggsy: "A tailor?"
Harry Hart: "A Kingsmen agent"
Eggsy: "Like a spy?"
Harry Hart: "Of sorts"
Harry Hart: "You think I've got anything to lose?" — "Kingsman"
Oxford's quote: "Reputation is what people think of you. Character is what you are" | Image: YouTube / 20thCenturyStudios
‘Kingsman’ Quotes From Gary 'Eggsy'
"We're from the Kingsman tailor shop in London. Maybe you've heard of us?" — Gary
Whiskey: "Manners maketh man."
Harry: "Do you know what that means?"— "Kingsman"
"Eggsy: When you and I first met, I was just, like, a maggot.
Harry Hart: Maggots turn into flies. Perhaps you mean larva.
Eggsy: Larva, yeah, okay. Whatever. The point is, everyone wanted to squash me. But not you. You helped me to become a caterpillar. And now I've got wings. I'm flying higher than I ever dreamed, and that is all thanks to you." — "Kingsman"
"Eggsy: We've got brains, skills, skipping rope?
Whiskey: It's a lasso.
Eggsy: Whatever." — "Kingsman"
Eggsy: "Who are you?"
Harry Hart: "The man who got you released." — "Kingsman"
Kingsman quotes: Eggsy: "Who are you?" ; Harry Hart: "The man who got you released." | Image: YouTube / 20thCenturyStudios
Eggsy: "I've never met a tailor before, but I know you ain't one."
Harry Hart: "Come with me. What do you see? I see a young man with potential. Pull the hook on your left."
Eggsy: "Oh, yes, very nice! What does this do, electrocute you?"
Harry Hart: "Don't be ridiculous. It's a hand grenade."
Eggsy: "Shut up! That is sick!"— "Kingsman"
"Eggsy: Harry. What's going on?
Harry Hart: I was just packing. Look at all these lovely toiletries Merlin very kindly gave me as a leaving present. Here, try this aftershave.
Eggsy: Yeah, I know, Harry. I'm wearing it. Listen. You can't just give up.
Harry Hart: Give up? No, on the contrary, I'm about to achieve my dream. Researching rare butterflies alongside some of the finest minds in entomology."— "Kingsman"
"Clara: What's the matter?
Eggsy: Nothing. I just feel that our spirit animals need more time to get in sync and find a harmonious bond on the spiritual plane."— "Kingsman"
Oxford's quote: "Spoken like a true traitor" | Image: YouTube / 20thCenturyStudios
‘Kingsman' Quotes From Arthur, Merlin, and Other Characters
Arthur: "Felt sorry for the boy, did you? He will find this humiliating."
Harry Hart: "He's as much Kingsmen material as any of them, more so." — "Kingsman"
"Spoken like a true traitor" — Oxford
"Shola, we're going into the cashmere business" — Oxford
"I don't accept your resignation, but I will accept a cup of very strong tea" — Oxford
"Small things can grow into big problems." — Oxford
Duke of Oxford's quote: "Kingsman, world's finest tailor. But now we're going into the spy business." | Image: YouTube / 20thCenturyStudios
"Reputation is what people think of you. Character is what you are" — Oxford
"It's not fighting, It's dying. Much like this conversation" — Oxford
"Kingsman, world's finest tailor. But now we're going into the spy business." — Duke of Oxford
"Idiots and fools there's nothing left to debate" — Oxford
"Merlin: You will experience episodes, lapses of clarity. You'll be back to normal soon." — "Kingsman"
Shepherd's quote: "Let's end this as gentlemen. After all, manners maketh man. Gentleman." | Image: YouTube / 20thCenturyStudios
Merlin: "You are about to embark on the most dangerous job interview in the world. We're here to enhance your skills, test you to the limit, train for the evil out there. You need to solve problems under pressure, like what to do when one of your group has no parachute." — "Kingsman"
"Let's end this as gentlemen. After all, manners maketh man. Gentleman." — Shepherd
"My name is Poppy Adams, CEO of the Golden Circle. We engage in an aggressive business strategy, invest in the latest technology and take strict, disciplinary action. I'm speaking to you today because our world leaders have let us all down, so we are coming out of the shadows and taking over. And to make sure no one gets in our way... Kingsman is crumpets!" — Poppy
"Fellas, I have a couple of things that I wanna clarify. You understand that in The Golden Circle, my authority is never to be questioned, right? And the importance of following orders? Do you understand that? And the value of loyalty?" — Poppy
"...I just think it's really important for new recruits to understand the history of The Golden Circle." — Poppy
Kingsman quote: Valentine: "I have trouble understanding you people sometimes. Y'all talk so funny." | Image: YouTube / 20thCenturyStudios
"Today marks the beginning of a new age. But, imma show you. Say goodbye to the Kingsman." — Poppy
Valentine: "Mankind is the virus and I'm the cure."
Gazelle: “Mass genocide?”
Valentine: "I like it." — "Kingsman"
"I have trouble understanding you people sometimes. Y'all talk so funny." — Valentine
"As everyone knows, the tortoise eventually wins the race" — Rasputin, "The King's Man"
"Time to dance on your graves." — Rasputin, "The King's Man"
Harry Hart's quote: "This is a butter knife. It's the only one you need to remember; the rest of the cutlery is easy. You start from the outside, and you work your way in with each course." | Image: YouTube / 20thCenturyStudios
"The truth is, you're just a boy. You have no idea what men are capable of" — Oxford, "The King's Man"
"I come here as a measure of goodwill go be greeted by bombs?" — Archduke Ferdinand, "The King's Man"
"Chief of Staff Fox: Mr. President, I routinely work a 20-hour day for you, 7 days a week. Maybe some can do that without chemical help. Countless people are going to die. You can save them, sir. Innocent people like me.
President of the United States: Not that innocent." — "Kingsman"
"Fox News Anchor: Who is Poppy Adams? After graduating Harvard Business School, Adams was briefly held for serious mental health issues before disappearing without a trace.
Harvard Professor: Intelligent, ambitious, ruthless, lacks empathy, superficial charm. All the elements of a great CEO. Or a psychopath." — "Kingsman"
Rasputin's quote, The King's Man: "Time to dance on your graves" | Image: YouTube / 20thCenturyStudios
The Kingsman franchise has redefined the spy genre with its brilliant casting, fast-paced action, and nail-biting plot twists, packing an overall refreshing option for fans of the spy genre. Overall, the franchise boasts a winning formula for great spy movies that audiences can enjoy repeatedly.
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