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139 Best Merlin Quotes: Moments From The Series (2023)

1. Nobility is defined by what you do, not who you are.

2. “All of your schedules and assignments will be done on these,” Marilynn explained. “The whole school is on these. We’ve had them for awhile now.” 

3. You’re threatening me with a spoon?

4. Blast it all! Impudent piece of crockery!

5. “You’re threatening me with a spoon?” — Merlin

6. My request is that you remember this” -Merlin

7. “Used every man according to his capacity.” 

8. “There is no right or wrong—only what is, and what is not.”

9. I’m sorry. I nodded off. Did you get to the part where you’re evil ?

10. Merlin: You're not scared?

11. You're a brave man Merlin, between battles.

12. Anhora - You have faith in Arthur?

13. There is no evil sorcery only in the hearts of men.

14. “Take heed, you bear in mind the piety you owe unto your country and unto your fellow countrymen, whose slaughter by the treachery of the Payneham shall be unto your disgrace everlasting. Unless you press hardily forward to defend them. Fight therefore for your country, and if it be that death overtake you, suffer it willingly for your country’s sake. For death itself is victory, and a healing unto the soul.” 

15. “Tell me, Merlin, do you know how to walk on your knees?” Quick reminder that this quote is canon.. #arthur pendragon#merlin quotes#merlin emrys ...

16. ” -Merlin as the Dolma

17. Merlin: You don't know where we're going?

18. “And at that moment he saw that Merlin was already standing in the entrance of the tent, and Merlin smiled, for he took joy in causing wonder.” 

19. “Marilynn...passed out black cases to everyone. I opened mine to find an iPad inside. Several candidates whistled. Despite my agitated state, it impressed me too. Maybe wizard school wasn’t going to be as lame as I had thought.

20. Arthur: Merlin, I just realized I had a bad childhood.

21. “ I don’t like the guy but that doesn’t mean he’s cheating. ” — Arthur

22. She's not a witch! She's my friend.

23. That love business is a powerful thing. Greater than gravity? Well, yes. In its way, yes, I’d say it’s the greatest force on Earth.

24. Not Until I Take The Throne. Please Spare Me. I Only Want What's Rightfully Mine. .

25. I will make Arthur king!

26. “I cannot stay when there’s no longer a use for me. ” — Gaius

27. Gee-hosaphat!

28. Myrddin Wyllt and Ambrosius Aurelianus

29.  "Merlin: What do you think Uther will do to me?

30. Let’s talk about this plan of yours. I think it’s good. Except…it sucks. So let me do the plan. And that way it might be really good.

31. “Herodotus of Greece, several centuries before Diodorus, wrote that in Egypt, “Women go in the marketplace, transact affairs and occupy themselves with business, while the husbands stay home and weave. ”

32. “Muscle is good, but craft is better” 

33. “Sometimes you’ve got to do what you think is right and damn the consequences.”

34. ” -Arthur | “No, just another part of my charm. ” -Merlin

35. “There can be no place for magic in Camelot” — Merlin

36. Geoffrey of Monmouth

37. Dragon: How small you are, for such a great destiny.

38. Gwen: Right now I feel like I might never get angry again.

39. “The choice was mine. My punishment is mine to bear and mine to bear alone. ” — Lancelot

40. “Stop, Morgian. Your wiles cannot avail you now.’ He turned to the High King and said, ‘The hurt this woman has done me, I readily forgive. It is for the harm that she has caused others that she is to be judged.” 

41. “Merlin should take some of the credit, turns out he’s not always entirely stupid. ” — Arthur

42. Morgana: Are you being intentionally dense?

43. “Lancelot grasps my face in both palms and holds it tight. “Come back, Bree. Come back to us.”

44. “Showing mercy can be a sign of strength.”

45. “Moses found the wises man in this sacred meeting place of the waters. His name is not given in the Koran, but all know him as the aforementioned great immortal Khezr. Khezr is and is not a particular person. We know now that, for example, Merlin was a title earned by a particular person. There were many Merlins among the Celts in ancient times; so, too, with Khezr.” 

46. “Sometimes you’ve got to do what you think is right, and damn the consequences.”

47. I could’ve killed you anytime I wished” -Lamia | “Then what are you waiting for?”-Merlin

48. ‘Murder is no trifle, woman,’ Arthur said. 

49. “In this world, war shall always be, for here be dragons. Yet, in the end, we do not hold dear the bright blade, nor the hammer. In the end, we love only what ...

50. “I want to say something I’ve never said to you before… Thank you. ” — Arthur

51. “I think you’re mad. I think you’re all mad. People should marry for love.”

52. “For once, I’m happy for someone else to take the credit. You were prepared to sacrifice your life to save me. ” — Merlin

53. “Search your heart. You know who he loves. ” — Merlin

54. This isn’t me. ” -Gilli

55. “The image of Eve is not our image of woman. ”

56. “The Queen of Air and Darkness tilted back her head and laughed. A more ghastly sound I hope never to hear. ‘Do you think I care about these trifles?’

57. “Buried treasure isn't worth much.” 

58. Anyone else have that dream?” -Sir Gwaine

59. A dark age indeed! Age of inconvenience!

60. ‘No? How many men have you killed, Great King? How many have you slain without cause? How many did you cut down that you might have spared? How many died because you in your battle-rage would not heed their pleas for mercy?’

61. “At the very dawn of religion, God was a woman. Do you remember?”

62. Lady of the Lake, Morgan le Fay, Sebile (romance tradition)

63. “What, and lie to the king? No. No way. No, he’ll see right through me. He’ll have me in the stocks quicker than you can say ‘rotten tomatoes’. ” — Merlin

64. Arthur: Merlin. It's a new day. You've been here all night?

65. “Tell me, Merlin, do you know how to walk on your knees?”

66. “Love poems, discovered in Egyptian tombs, strongly hint that it was the Egyptian women who did the courting, oftimes wooing the male by plying him with intoxicants to weaken his protestations. ”

67. ” -Merlin | “You know how bad that is for you. ” -Gaius

68. “‘You’re saying I look like a toad?’

69. “There can be no place for magic in Camelot” — Merlin · 2. “I warn you, I've been trained to kill since birth. ” — Arthur · 3. “You're 

70. “Wizards? Do you mean they do things a different way?"

71. “I warn you, I’ve been trained to kill since birth. ” — Arthur

72. ‘Yeah. But maybe one day you’ll magically transform into a handsome prince. Since magic’s outlawed, that’ll probably never happen.’

73. Morgana: You should never be allowed to talk to people!

74. “Yet rather than calling the earliest religions, which embraced such an open acceptance of all human sexuality, ‘fertility cults,’ we might consider the religions of today as strange in that they seem to associate shame and even sin with the very process of conceiving new human life. Perhaps centuries from now scholars and historians will be classifying them as ’sterility cults. ”

75. “You would think the appeal of pelting the same person with fruit would wear off after a while, but oh no. ” — Merlin

76. “As a worldling wishes, so the world is formed.” 

77. See here, sugar boy! You’re getting too rough! That teapot is cracked enough.

78. “But I fear that your futures are now joined forever. She is the darkness to your light, the hatred to your love.”

79. Morgana: You don't know, how much I regret everything that I've done. I just, hope that you can forgive me.

80. “Poor Eve has been damned by all subsequent generations for her deed, while the Babylonians thought so much of their woman ancestress that they deified her. ”

81. “The Great Goddess – the Divine Ancestress – had been worshiped from the beginnings of the Neolithic periods of 7000 BC until the closing of the last Goddess temples, about AD 500. Some authorities would extend Goddess worship as far into the past as the Upper Paleolithic Age of about 25,000 BC. ”

82. “I knew you would discover my secret in the end, there is just no fooling you, my Lord. ” — Merlin

83. “You’re threatening me with a spoon?”

84. “I wouldn’t say I needed exactly saving. I’m sure I would have thought of something. ” — Arthur

85. Arthur - Do you have any natural gifts, Merlin?

86. Arthur: We're supposed to be hunting. It requires speed, strength, and an agile mind! Merlin: So you're able ...

87. “Well, I’m not a knight yet, my lady. ” — Lancelot

88. Esplumoir Merlin, British woods

89. “Some men are born to plow fields, some live to be great physicians, others to be great kings. Me, I was born to serve you Arthur and I’m proud of that. And I wouldn’t change a thing.”

90. “Archaeological, mythological and historical evidence all reveal that the female religion, far from naturally fading away, was the victim of centuries of continual persecution and suppression by the advocates of the newer religions which held male deities as supreme. And from these new religions came the creation myth of Adam and Eve and the tale of the loss of Paradise. ”

91. I hope one day you will find the love and compassion which used to fill your heart” -Mordred

92. Morgana: What has Camelot ever done for you? Why would you wanna save it?

93. “wouldn’t dream of it.”

94. “In a land of myth, and a time of magic… the destiny of a great kingdom rests on the shoulders of a young boy. His name… Merlin.”

95. “I am a dragonlord, it is my sacred duty to protect the last of the dragons. ” — Merlin

96. “ Merlin, you’re like a son to me. I never expected such a blessing so late in life. ” — Gaius

97. “The Goddess is not just the female version of God. She represents a different concept. ”

98. Merlin: How’s your headache?

99. “The earth is my altar, the moon my candle.” 

100. Prophetiae Merlini

101. You can’t grow up without a decent education, you know.

102. Prophet, magician, bard, advisor, warrior, others (depending on the source)[note 1]

103. “Woe unto the red dragon, for his extermination draws near; and his caverns shall be occupied of the white dragon that betokens the Saxons whom you have invited here. The red signifies the race of Briton, that shall be oppressed of the white. Therefore, shall the mountains and the valleys thereof be made level plane and the streams of the valley’s shall flow with blood. The rights of religion shall be done away, and the ruin of the churches be made manifest. At last, she that is oppressed shall prevail, and resist the cruelty of them that came from without. For the bore of Cornwall shall bring sucker and shall trample their necks beneath his feet. The islands of the ocean shall be subdued onto his power, and the forest of goal shall he possess. The house of Romulus shall dread the fierceness of his prowess, and doubtful shall be his end.” 

104. “I read. And you know 'no offense' means 'I am about to be or have just been fucking offensive.” 

105. “Each arc of color may be lovely to behold, but it is the full spectrum of our woman rainbow that glows with the brightest promise of better things to come. ”

106. “Please.” Merlin’s voice is nearly unrecognizable. “Come back to us.” 

107. You know who he loves. ” -Merlin

108. “Wait for me." It was the same farewell as always. "Wait for me. I shall come back." 

109. “Merlin is my servant and has my absolute trust. You have a problem with him you come to me. Understand?” — Arthur

110. Merlin: Have I ever lied to you?

111. “The suppression of women’s rights began with the suppression of women’s rites. ”

112. “I am a sorcerer, I have magic… and I use it for you Arthur, only for you. ” — Merlin

113. “I am a terrible liar. I start sweating, my vision blurs, my brain stops working. ” — Merlin

114. “There is no evil in sorcery, only in the hearts of men. My request is that you remember this” — Merlin

115. “In the beginning there was Isis: Oldest of the Old, She was the Goddess from whom all Becoming Arose. She was the Great Lady, Mistress of the two Lands of Egypt, Mistress of Shelter, Mistress of Heaven, Mistress of the House of Life, Mistress of the word of God. She was the Unique. In all Her great and wonderful works She was a wiser magician and more excellent than any other God. Thebes, Egypt, Fourteenth Century BC. ”

116. “If you do not doubt me, Guinevere, then I do not doubt myself. ” — Arthur

117. “The people believe in you Arthur, but it counts for nothing if you don’t believe in yourself” — Merlin

118. Gaius: You're acting like a child, Merlin.

119. You know, I mean this in the nicest possible way, but you might be the worst person I’ve ever met.

120. If I lose her, I lose everything. ” — Arthur

121. Merlin: Let's go steal the kingdom.

122. Arthur: We’re supposed to be hunting. It requires speed, strength, and an agile mind!

123. I am not a successful adult! I don’t eat vegetables and/or take care of myself!

124. Too full. Merlin and Arthur, out, please. Just so you know, this is also what would happen if we were in a lifeboat.

125. “What’s this?” He pulled out a folder filled with shiny silver discs. “A whole television show with your name on it! Should we put the lights down low and watch?”

126. Merlin: How can it be my destiny to protect someone who hates me?

127. Oh, bah! Everybody’s got problems. The world’s full of problems.

128. I want you, to always be you. ” -Arthur

129. “Theology is ultimately political. The way human communities deify the transcendent and determine the categories of good and evil have more to do with the power dynamics of the social systems which create the theologies than with the spontaneous revelation of truth from another quarter. ”

130. Merlin: I'm friendly, I'm loyal, I'm energetic - I just described a dog, didn't I?

131. Merlin: My magic is useless against them. I've tried. I've never felt so powerless. Something deep inside... and when it came for me, I felt this emptiness... I couldn't breathe. I'm scared.

132. Borden: Tell me, Merlin, would you say you're a good liar?

133. “You men that be known from these others by your Christian profession. Take heed, you bear in mind the piety you owe unto your country and unto your fellow countrymen, whose slaughter by the treachery of the Payneham shall be unto your disgrace everlasting. Unless you press hardily forward to defend them. Fight therefore for your country, and if it be that death overtake you, suffer it willingly for your country’s sake. For death itself is victory, and a healing unto the soul. In as much as he that shall have died for his brethren offers himself as a living sacrifice unto God, nor is it doubtful that herein he follows in the footsteps of Christ, who distained not to lay down his own soul for his breatharian. Who therefore amongst you shall be slain in this battle, unto him shall that death be as full penance and absolution of all his sins, if so be he receive it willingly on this way.” 

134. “My gifts mean nothing without you to guide me. ” — Merlin

135. You can also use some of these Merlin quotes as wallpaper. 1- “Search your heart

136. You have a problem with him you come to me. Understand?” -Arthur

137. ” -Merlin | “Is that supposed to cheer me up?” -Arthur

138. “It was called queerbaiting, Merlin said, the word like a stone in his shoe. “And sadly it was common in that age.” 

139. I’m too busy running after Arthur. Do this Merlin, do that Merlin!

140. That those who practice magic are accepted, rather than hunted” -Dragoon

There you go! From king arthur to all the other characters, here are some of the best quotes.

Those little moments that make arthurian legend so popular.

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