Bridgerton Season 2 Quotes
1. Capital R Rake'It is not a man's appearance or title that will woo you. It is his mind and spirit that will court yours. He will speak in a manner that only your heart can hear. That is what you are looking for.' - Kate Sharma (Bridgerton) Click To Tweet
Queen Charlotte: I yearn for someone fresh, someone unexpected, to turn this season on its head. That is what we need. There is no room for indifference. Apathy is a blight the monarchy simply cannot endure.
Lady Danbury: Of course, Your Majesty. But remember, a young lady cannot be a diamond until you anoint her as such.
Queen Charlotte: Do you think she will return? We have heard nary a peep from Lady Whistledown since last season ended. Perhaps the writer came to her senses. Perhaps she realized taking on her queen was a bad idea, and she will never publish again.
Lady Danbury: It is a convincing theory, ma’am.
Queen Charlotte: Or she simply left for the country, as the rest of us did in the off-season, bored by the lack of any real gossip. You do know what that would make her then? One of us.
Lord Anthony Bridgerton: My task this season cannot be exceptionally difficult. Hastings did it after all. How hard can it be?
Benedict Bridgerton: Ah. Spoken with such feeling too.
Lord Anthony Bridgerton: I do not need feeling. What I need is what I have, and that is a list. Tolerable, dutiful, suitable enough hips for childbearing, and at least half a brain. And that last part is not so much a requirement but a preference, in fact.
'Should a woman not be valued for so much more than her dancing skills, or her comportment? Should we not value a woman instead for her candor, her character, her true accomplishments?' - Lady Whistledown (Bridgerton) Click To Tweet
Eloise Bridgerton: [as she’s about to be presented to the queen] It is not too late. You could say I collapsed. That I got something unmentionable on my gown. All the feathers affected my senses. Anything, Mama, to get me out of doing this.
Lady Violet Bridgerton: My darling girl. No matter what, you will always be a diamond to me.
Lady Whistledown: Dearest gentle reader. Did you miss me?
Lady Whistledown: Dearest reader, it has been said that competition is an opportunity for us to rise and stand ready before our greatest of challenges. Well, if what this author hears this morning is true, then a great challenge concerning this season’s diamond has been set forth, indeed. Any suitor wishing to gain an audience with Miss Edwina Sharma must first tame the rather prickly spinster of a beast, otherwise known as her sister.
Lord Anthony Bridgerton: It is only out of the greatest love of my family that I aim to choose a bride with my head and not my heart.
Lady Danbury: [to Kate] Most marriages of the ton are, in fact, mere matters of business, my dear. Matters that have been working for centuries. It is the true love match that is quite rare.
'What is it, truly, to admire a woman? To look at her and feel inspiration. To delight in her beauty. So much so that all your defenses crumble, that you would willingly take on any pain, any burden for her.' - Benedict Bridgerton Click To Tweet
Benedict Bridgerton: Does Miss Edwina return your affection?
Lord Anthony Bridgerton: Not yet. She would have done if it were not for…
Benedict Bridgerton: The sister. She’s rather thorny, I take it?
Lord Anthony Bridgerton: Indeed. Though she need not trouble me. Every rose does have its thorn, after all.
Lady Whistledown: Of course, the only competition that compels my attention is the game of courtship. So best of luck to this year’s players. Do try not to stumble on the starting line.
'When one is frustrated, it is often much wiser to focus upon satisfying one's own needs.' - Lady Danbury (Bridgerton) Click To Tweet
3. A Bee in Your Bonnet'The world is not exactly welcoming to an unmarried woman. There seems to be no place in society for us, except at the edge of things.' - Kate Sharma (Bridgerton) Click To Tweet
Lord Anthony Bridgerton: [ten years earlier] Nothing ever rattles you, does it?
Lord Edmund Bridgerton: Oh, I believe your mother would have quite a few things to say about that. You do know that you cannot show someone your best without allowing them to see your worst.
Lady Whistledown: We all know the great lengths a young lady will go in pursuit of a proposal. And apparently, she will travel great distances too. Lord Anthony Bridgerton appears to be inching ever so closer to selecting his viscountess, and to that end has invited our diamond to join him for an excursion at his ancestral home, Aubrey Hall.
Edwina Sharma: He will be assessing me, I know. Considering how I might perform as viscountess.
Kate Sharma: And he should not be the only one. You too must consider if Lord Bridgerton is everything you want in a match as well.
Lady Danbury: Indeed. We should all pass the week with open minds.
Kate Sharma: I shall be the very picture of amiability.
'You cannot show someone your best without allowing them to see your worst.' - Lord Edmund Bridgerton (Bridgerton) Click To Tweet
Lady Whistledown: Country air indeed clears the mind and invigorates the body.
Might this be the final gust that pushes the viscount over the precipice of a proposal? Of course, the luckless souls remaining in town will have to find new diversions in the absence of their most precious of stones.
Lady Portia Featherington: [referring to Jack] You will charm him with some assistance. You will need a new dress or two, to appear rather more tempting.
Prudence Featherington: Tempting for what?
Lady Portia Featherington: Never you mind.
Daphne Basset: If there is truly to be a proposal before the week is out, Anthony will need all the help he can get.
Edwina Sharma: He is the one I want, Kate. The viscount. His family, this home, the life he offers me. I’ve been thinking, and I am now quite certain I know why he has not yet made his declaration. It is because of you. You hate one another.
Kate Sharma: Hate is probably too strong a word.
Edwina Sharma: It is clear from your exchanges with the viscount that he shares your feelings.
Edwina Sharma: [to Kate] All this time, I thought I needed your help getting him to fall in love with me. But I have realized what I need is your help getting him to fall in love with you.
'I think you will find there is no greater pleasure than enjoying your home alone with your family.' - Daphne Basset (Bridgerton) Click To Tweet
Edwina Sharma: [referring to Anthony] Can you really not see anything engaging about him?
Kate Sharma: Yes. I suppose I can see how he might engage a person.
Eloise Bridgerton: Oh, Pen! Oh, you are finally here. With only my own family to speak to, I’ve begun talking to the trees.
Colin Bridgerton: Is she calling me wooden?
Penelope Featherington: I do not think so.
Eloise Bridgerton: I could call him worse.
5. An Unthinkable Fate'It is a very powerful thing to meet someone and feel that you know them. In a way unlike any other.' - Lady Mary Sharma (Bridgerton) Click To Tweet
Edwina Sharma: Can you believe it, Didi? It is like a fairytale come true.
Kate Sharma: You deserve nothing less, Bon.
Queen Charlotte: Nothing less for a true love match.
Lady Whistledown: The frenzy of competition. The thrilling delight of hazarding your all. I am referring not to the lure of London’s luxurious gaming halls, but to a gamble with far higher stakes. Matrimony. For once that particular wager is placed, it cannot easily be undone. A fact which, I am sure, is met with both regret and sheer relief.
'You are the bane of my existence. And the object of all my desires. Night and day, I dream of you.' - Lord Anthony Bridgerton (Bridgerton) Click To Tweet
Hyacinth Bridgerton: What about Miss Edwina’s sister?
Lord Anthony Bridgerton: What about her?
Hyacinth Bridgerton: Will she come to live with us too?
Eloise Bridgerton: Oh, I do hope so. It’ll be a boon to have another intelligent woman in the house.
Benedict Bridgerton: Another? You’re overcounting.
Genevieve Delacroix: Perhaps Lady Whistledown will report that I have been entrusted with our diamond’s wedding ensemble.
Penelope Featherington: Tell me, are my musings not offering you sufficient business?
Genevieve Delacroix: Indeed. But why should there be limits to a woman’s ambitions? I would think you, of all people, would understand. There is always more to be achieved.
'A life of independence is no mere consolation. Indeed, many would think it the better prize. After passion cools and fate intervenes, who else is a woman left with but herself?'- Lady Danbury (Bridgerton) Click To Tweet
6. The Choice'True love is something else entirely. It is when the rest of the world goes quiet. It is not eyes that meet, but souls that dance. Settle into each other. Make room for each other, until there is nowhere else to hide.' Click To Tweet
Lady Whistledown: A march down the aisle may very well be the longest walk any young lady ever takes. It does not simply cover the length of the church, but rather, countless floors for dancing, and meandering paths for every afternoon promenade too. It is a wonder then, that feet do not tire, or, heaven forbid, trip under the scrutiny of all those attentive eyes keeping close watch indeed.
Queen Charlotte: Perhaps you might put forth false rumors so that when Whistledown prints them, we will be able to trace the origins.
Brimsley: An ingenious idea, ma’am.
Queen Charlotte: Yes, that is why I thought of it.
'You can choose to be happy. To follow the desires of your heart instead of pushing away any feeling that comes to the surface. It should not be a luxury, but a right to choose, to fight for the family that you want.' Click To Tweet
Colin Bridgerton: [as Anthony is drinking] It is meant to be a sipping spirit.
Benedict Bridgerton: Have you not heard? The viscount believes in hurrying things along these days. First the wedding, now his drink. Let us hope, for Edwina’s sake, the tendency stops before the honeymoon.
Lord Anthony Bridgerton: Have you always been so vulgar, or has staring at naked models all day turned your brain to charcoal?
Colin Bridgerton: Must he choose just one?
Lord Anthony Bridgerton: I suppose that has always been the privilege of not being the firstborn. You both get to choose your passions, and adventures. While I, on the other hand, must fulfill my duty.
Benedict Bridgerton: Tell me, dear brother, once you marry, will your duty finally be fulfilled so you can stop reminding everyone of it?
Lord Anthony Bridgerton: I believe the reminders are also my duty, so, no.
'Some may call a wedding the ultimate act of faith. While others would venture that it is the ultimate act of fools.' - Lady Whistledown (Bridgerton) Click To Tweet
7. Harmony'All I find myself thinking about, all I find myself being able to breathe for, is you.' - Lord Anthony Bridgerton (Bridgerton) Click To Tweet
Lady Whistledown: A jilted groom. A broken-hearted bride-to-be. A royal wedding in shambles. Sensational? Quite. But true? This author may traffic in chatter and speculation, dear reader. But misinformation? Never. Explanations of why Miss Edwina absconded from the altar may be greater in number than anyone could possibly fathom. But we must not forget, it was Her Majesty the Queen who placed the young miss on that special stage so that she could make her grand exit. Allow this author to hope, for Her Majesty’s sake, as well as both the Sharmas and Bridgertons, that an official explanation emerges swiftly, lest the ton are run away by their tawdry imaginings.
Lady Violet Bridgerton: Where is your brother? He should be here by now.
Colin Bridgerton: Perhaps he is still waiting at the altar for Miss Edwina.
Lady Violet Bridgerton: There will be no mockery today.
Eloise Bridgerton: Are we not overlooking the benefit of this tragedy?
Gregory Bridgerton: Leftover cake?
Hyacinth Bridgerton: And you wonder why I mock you?
Lady Violet Bridgerton: [to Anthony] For now, it is of the utmost importance that we act swiftly to limit the damaging consequences of the unfortunate events of your…
Colin Bridgerton: Bungled nuptials?
8. The Viscount Who Loved Me'Love is not something that is ever owed.' - Lady Mary Sharma (Bridgerton) Click To Tweet
Lord Anthony Bridgerton: [referring to Kate’s fall from her horse] It’s my fault. It is all my fault.
Prudence Featherington: I do hope Whistledown picks up her pen again in time to write about my forthcoming nuptials.
Philipa Featherington: Perhaps she rested her pen so she did not have to write about such an uninteresting affair.
Penelope Featherington: Or perhaps she was done ruining the lives of others.
Theo Sharpe: I owe you an apology, Miss Bridgerton. For everything. Whistledown has now taken her business elsewhere. Thought you deserve to know the truth.
Eloise Bridgerton: I deserve more than that.
'It has been said that silence can wield more power than words. It is in silence where one may find truth. All one has to do, I suppose, is listen for it.' - Penelope Featherington (Bridgerton) Click To Tweet
Queen Charlotte: I never did learn the true reason why the viscount and his bride did not walk back down the aisle together. Did it have anything to do with Lord Bridgerton’s political radical of a sister?
Lady Danbury: I would not know, ma’am. We have all been busy keeping the elder Miss Sharma in mind until, as we hope, she recovers from her fall.
Queen Charlotte: Of course. I shall send a few necklaces to express my sympathies.
Lady Danbury: That is kind of you.
Queen Charlotte: It’s not a problem.
Lady Violet Bridgerton: [after she’s told Antony Kate is now conscious] It is unthinkable. Finding someone like that. Someone you love. I am sorry. I am so sorry that it was you who was with your father that day. And I am sorry for everything that happened in the days that followed. If I could go back and change things, you have no idea how much I wish I could change everything. It is what I think about every night before I close my eyes, and then again every morning before I open them. It will never go away.
'Real, true love is worth it. No matter what.' Lady Violet Bridgerton (Bridgerton) Click To Tweet
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