We are only human, and the gods have fashioned us for l o v e . That is our great glory, and o u r g r e a t t r a g e d y .
If I’m King, where’s my power? Can I form a government? Can I levy a tax, declare a war? No! And yet I am the seat of all authority. Why? Because the nation believes that when I speak, I speak for them. But I can’t speak.
THIS WAS LESTRADE’S BEST FUCKING LINE IN THE SHOW YOU CANNOT CONVINCE ME OTHERWISE.