The team over at The Walking Dead have put together a video compilation of all of King Ezekiel’s (Khary Payton) best kingly quotes. The character is known for his dramatic flair. The thespian tiger tamer has some of the best lines on The Walking Dead and here’s some of our favorites and the video below.
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Ezekiel: I was scared back there.
Carol: I was, too. I’m glad you’re okay.
Ezekiel: It made me remember something I’ve been taking for granted lately. We can’t wait on life, so…
Ezekiel: Will you marry me?
Carol: Put that thing away. It’ll snag on everything. And I told you not to ask me that.
Ezekiel: I know.
Carol: Especially after something like this. And this is not happening on a horse.
Ezekiel: I love you. And I always will. I’ll keep this till you’re ready.
From The Walking Dead – Season 9 Episode 1: ‘A New Beginning’ (9×01)
Ezekiel: We face dire challenge and chance. Our lives… our way of life… it hangs in the balance, a fragile glass standing on a wire, high above the asphalt, as we pray for not one drop of rain under an overcast sky. And yet, I smile. We will fight, and we will bleed… and yet I smile. We shall face men, some cornered into their roles by circumstance, some desperate murderers thrilled by blood. We shall end them all. As is our charge this day. As is our sorrow. And yet, I smile. We will leave our loved ones… to traverse a dangerous road. Rushing out of peace into war. And yet, I smile. For we will mine glory from the rock of struggle this day. We will honor and protect this… this bastion of life in a land of the dead, and we will win. You trust the king… we will win. I smile… I laugh… I rejoice this day… for on this day, we are joined in purpose and vision… we are of a singular heart and mind. On this day, we are one! We are one! We are one! We are one! We are one! We are one!
From The Walking Dead – Season 8 Episode 4: ‘Some Guy’ (8×04)
Ezekiel: They are coming for us. Coming for us at this very moment. A powerful force of bloodthirsty rogues and unrepentant cutthroats bent on nothing short than our pitiless destruction. And yet I smile. And yet Carol smiles.
Jerry: Why, boss?
Carol Peletier: They probably have the numbers. But we have strategy.
Ezekiel: Yes, we do. Yes, we do. I am binding a hope to my heart, perhaps unwisely… but we have come this far, all of us, still here. If we follow this plan, if we keep to our training, if the fates continue to shine brightly upon us, allowing us this… this dream? We will lose not one of our ranks. We will lose not one of our ranks. Not one. We move onward.
From The Walking Dead – Season 8 Episode 3: ‘Monsters’ (8×03)
Ezekiel: Together. Bound forever! To quote The Bard, “For he today that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother.” For she today… my sister.
From The Walking Dead – Season 8 Episode 1: ‘Mercy’ (8×01)
Ezekiel (to Carol): The thing is, though… it’s not all bad. It can’t be. It isn’t. Life isn’t. Where there’s life, there’s hope, heroism, grace, and love. Where there’s life, there’s life. I hope that’s not what you’re walking away from.
From The Walking Dead – Season 7 Episode 2: ‘The Well’ (7×02)
This is post P-90x. I’m saying I watched the videos. I’m not saying I participated. Born in my mom’s basement, I’ve stayed there to embody the stereotype. One day I will rise up… to the main floor of the house.