Robert Merivel: I must restrain my farts and do something altogether more productive.
Katharine: You know, in Ireland a man with a horse, a cart and a book he knows how to read is the catch of the county.
Robert Merivel: Well, perhaps when we have made fire of the cart and eaten the horse and wiped our asses with the book, you'll become better acquainted with what you have caught.
Robert Merivel: My first patient was a frog, I cured him of jumping. Now I can cure people of breathing.
Robert Merivel: I have done the one thing forbidden by the king. I have fallen in love with my wife.
Katharine: Every man on earth has his leaving step. If my husband had been a small man, he would not have been able to leave me. But he was a large man, and stepped over me as I slept, one great stride.
King Charles II: Love was the only thing not asked of you. Indeed it was the only thing expressly forbidden of you.
Robert Merivel: Fear is our greatest enemy, and hope is our greatest weapon against the disease.
Lady Celia Clemence: We live in an age when many are made fools and many are deceived.