Korean Drama Quotes Galore : Kingdom (킹덤)

Korean Drama Quotes Galore : Kingdom (킹덤)


When it comes to Korean dramas, Kingdom (킹덤) is one of the best suspenseful kdramas out there. Not only the fact that South Korea knows how to film zombie movies like no other, more often than not, they usually have some really good quotes that stays with the viewers long after they’re done with the show.

At least for me, personally. 

I haven’t had the chance to watch a lot of zombie films or kdramas, however from the ones that I have already watched namely Train to Busan and Rampant, I must say South Korea really know what they’re doing. And the same applies with Kingdom (킹덤). Not only is it intense and captivating from the beginning, it’s also filled with amazing cinematography and quotes from moments that I wished I could capture and save in my brain forever.

Which is why, I decided to whip up a blogpost solely for the quotes that I love from Kingdom. Not only because of the fact that I lover quotes, but also for the reason so that I would be able to go back and re-read them whenever I miss Kingdom while waiting for S3.



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Do you know why the signal fire has been lit from the south? It’s neither due to an invasion nor a war. A disease has spread.



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Once the sun sets… they will rise and maul people to death.


Do you regard power only as a means of coveting money?



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There’s always a way to stop it, no matter how severe the disease is. And this one is no different. I am sure I can find a way to put a stop to this disease. 





“You know, these days, people worship food like a god.”





You live as you wish to live. I will do whatever I need to do to stay alive. 



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Your Royal Highness, there is only one way you can survive. When I die, bring me back to life…and turn me into a monster. I need you to do this. It’s the only way to reveal the truth. 


You speak almost no words, but your heart screams. And somehow I hear it. 





Winter will be spring, this nightmare will be done.





If the throne cannot be mine…Well then. No one can have it. 



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“I wanted to be different from those who abandoned the weak.”



“And you were.”


Open your eyes and ears now! The people of this nation are suffering. Now is the time to rise up, face reality, and do right by this country. 


“Why do you still follow me?”



“Life is the same. The people are still hungry, and the country is still in ruins. But I believe you can bring about change. Am I wrong?”





All my grief says the same thing: this isn’t how it’s supposed to be. 

And the world laughs, holds my hope by the throat, says: but this is how it is. 





A strange rumor is spreading across Gyeongsang. A disease is spreading in Dongnae, and its victims do not seem to stay dead.


How do you think the people in the south survived? Do you think his majesty saved them? No. What saved them… were the flesh and the bones of the neighbors who starved to death. 



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I think something terrible happened to the people here.





However severe the disease, there is always a cure.



This is no different.




No matter what happens and regardless of your circumstances, always stay by my side. Can you do that?



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If I were to ask you which king we need to save this starving, plague-ridden nation, who would you choose? This child may be the last remaining hope for our kingdom. So please, guide this prince to become a wise and fair king. 





“A king must serve his people like they are the gods.”





I swear I will repay you for what you did. Until all my hair turns white, I will keep you by my side.



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Your Highness. I’m sorry.


I‘m sorry for failing to protect you to the very end.






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3 thoughts on “Korean Drama Quotes Galore : Kingdom (킹덤)”

  • I love this! I haven’t watched the kingdom..I actually didnt know it was Korean. I may get into it now. I love international films and shows I feel like they don’t follow the “formula” of American TV and it’s super refreshing.

    • Thank you for your kind words! Please do watch Kingdom when you have the chance! I don’t want to say much as to not to spoil the storyline, but it’s a wild ride for sure! 😀

  • Thank you this is exactly what I was looking for! Next time may I suggest putting the Korean quotes next to the translated English ones? Much appreciated!

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