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Catherine: I have carried a romantic idea of people all my life. Perhaps too romantic. That has changed quite a bit recently. I saw a great love as a kind of perfect love. Maybe it's not. Maybe a great love, like a great country or a great leader even... is a flawed one. Maybe what makes it great is its embrace of our failings, our scars... our f**ked-upedness... as long as we are questing always for better... knowing that we will bring ourselves down as often as we set ourselves free. Maybe a great marriage is simply the ability to hold all that in one tender, yearning heart.

(At Marial's wedding, Peter and Catherine have little speeches...)

Peter: If I may, I would like to wish the couple well. And maybe add a few words on marriage. I understood little about marriage until I met my wife. Now I know it to be a lot like the roller coaster she herself built, ups and downs, exhilaration, a... a slightly terrifying sense that all will go awry and everyone will die. But in the end you stay on the rails... kept there by gravity and the force of your love.

Catherine: My advice to you is to expect the unexpected. Marriage is both a joy and a place where you will be dealt unbearable griefs.

Peter: If love is strong enough, all griefs are bearable.

Catherine: It doesn't matter why he did it. Or how.

Elizabeth: Of course it does. That's where the human being lives, in the how and why, not the should. If you cannot metabolize your pure ideas of love and philosophy with blood and sinew and f**ked-up humans who do their best and fail but try to love and serve you...

Catherine: Everything in me wants to f**king kill him.

Elizabeth: Not everything. Or you wouldn't have to hit yourself in the face.

Elizabeth (to Catherine): We kept it from you to protect you from who your mother was. It was an act of love, not an act of betrayal. Catherine, you're delusional about people, about the world. That is your great gift. But it's a curse as well.

(Catherine find out Peter slept with and accidentally killed her mother...)

Catherine: I'm going to kill you so, so slowly, very painfully, and I'm going to say a lot of French words in a perfect accent as I peel your skin from your body and rub your flesh in rosemary salt.

Peter: I can't stop loving you when you talk, it rushes me.

Hugo (about Peter): Why is he wearing his child?

Agnes: It's disgusting. You never touched our children.

Hugo: Why would I?

Catherine: Hypothetical. A woman who has loathed you, tried to kill you, overthrown you, and imprisoned you walks into a room... and tells you she loves you. What do you do?

Peter: First try and start breathing again.

Catherine: And then?

(throws himself at her, Catherine takes off her corset very fast...)

Catherine: Velcra.

Peter: Science. Love it.

Catherine: I'm ruthless.

Peter: Love that about you.

Catherine: I can be judgmental.

Peter: You don't think that. You think you are just perceptive and precise in attributing everyone's deficiencies and shortcomings.

Catherine: Hmm?

Peter: You laugh because that is what you tell yourself, isn't it?

Catherine: Sometimes I think you're the only person who really knows me.

Catherine (to Joanna): You are always seeking for me to look at reality. Well, suddenly I am, and it is horrifying. You don't believe in me. I've spent my life trying to get you to... and you just don't.

Catherine: I'm just a piece in your perfect tableau. The maestro of marriage.

Joanna: You were born to be a royal wife. You were trained to be a royal wife. Be one and stop this, and live. Darling, your sisters can do it, why can't you?

Catherine: Because I am not them! I'm better!

Joanna (about Catherine): I am saving her from herself. Someone will cut her throat!

Elizabeth: Probably. But she may do much before that happens. This is Russia. We hope for the best, expect the worst, and don't get too exercised about either eventuality.

(Peter's hallucination/dream about his dad...)

Peter the Great: Don't interrupt Daddy when he's talking.

Peter: I thought you were done.

Peter the Great: I was pausing like the great orators do. Note that down.

(Everyone explain to Catherine the birth must be public, so there is no doubt about the heir...)

Dr. Vinodel: You will not even notice the spectators. The pain will be blinding.

Catherine: I feel better. Thank you, Vinodel.

Orlo: We must have witnesses.

Elizabeth: It will be delicately handled.

Dr. Vinodel: I am selling the placenta, if anyone's interested.

(There are bets going around the palace about Catherine's labor and child....)

Tatyana: I'm betting on part horse.

Arkady: I'm betting on her dying.

People in charge of the bets: Two-to-one, the Empress dies in childbirth. Four-to-one, kid is part horse. Eight-to-one, Vinodel kills him. Possibly accidentally. Ten-to-one, baby is tragically born with a v*gina. Four-to-one, a boy. Twenty-to-one, part crocodile. Vinodel loses tool inside Empress, five-to-one.

Joanna: I think you have a large appetite that is not constrained by morality.

Peter: Moderation in all things, I always say.

Joanna: You always say that?

Peter: No, first time actually.

The Great Quotes

The Great Quotes


Title: The Great
Format: TV Series
Genres: Drama, Comedy, History, Biography
Produced by: Hulu
Release Date: 15 May 2020

Synopsis / Summary

“The Great – An Occasionally true story.” A royal woman living in rural Prussia during the 18th century is forced to choose between her own personal happiness and the future of Russia, when she marries an Emperor. (IMDb)

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Characters / Cast

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A-Z List of Characters

Character Played by
Aunt Elizabeth Belinda Bromilow
Catherine the Great Elle Fanning
General Velementov Douglas Hodge
Marial Phoebe Fox
Peter III Nicholas Hoult

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Top 10 Quotes from The Great series

  • She gave me a twig. She’s not another inbred, is she? – Peter (to Archie – Ep. 1×01)
  • No, you don’t talk, my love. – Peter (to Catherine – Ep. 1×01)
  • I think if God really loved women, we’d lay eggs. – Catherine (about pregnancy – Ep. 2×01)
  • Toosh. Eh. I always forget the “eh.” – Peter (Ep. 2×01)
  • Let it go. It is a storm. They will never stop coming, but pass through and away. They always will. – Elizabeth (to Catherine – Ep. 2×02)
  • God would not constrain our hearts, and nor shall I do Him the insult of doing it. I will not constrain people’s love for a deity, for it traps their hearts in fear and I will not lead a land such as this. – Catherine (Ep. 2×02)
  • When you get to France, close your legs and open a book. – Catherine (to Georgina – Ep. 2×03)
  • I forgot something in the State Room. If you’ll excuse me before I have to make up what it is. – Marial (Ep. 2×04)
  • This is Russia. We hope for the best, expect the worst, and don’t get too exercised about either eventuality. – Elizabeth (Ep. 2×08)
  • Huzzah! – Everyone (repeated in many episodes)


What does “Huzzah” mean? (definition)

“Huzzah!” We can hear this exclamation a lot in this series, we can say this is the quote for the show. It gets said a lot. When drinking, celebrating, or just being happy. But what is the definition and where it comes from?

“Huzzah” or “Huzza” is used as an exclamation. It expresses approval or delight. The most common varieties of this phrase are “Hurrah” and “Hooray”.

There is also a question of whenever is this phase historically accurate and the answer is somewhat. In this article they compare it to the exclamation “Ura!” that Russians do say. And this might have been changed to “Huzzah” so it fitted the show better.