Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast quotes

70 total quotes (ID: 678)

Mrs. Potts

(looking into the prince's blue eyes) It is you!

Ma chère, mademoiselle. It is with deepest pride and greatest pleasure that we welcome you tonight. And now, we invite to relax, let us pull up a chair, as the dining room proudly presents... your dinner.

[first lines] Once upon a time, in a faraway land, a young Prince lived in a shining castle. Although he had everything his heart desired, the Prince was spoiled, selfish, and unkind. But then, one winter's night, an old beggar-woman came to the castle and offered him a single rose in return for shelter from the bitter cold. Repulsed by her haggard appearance, the Prince sneered at the gift and turned the old woman away. But she warned him not to be deceived by appearances, for beauty is found within. And when he dismissed her again, the old woman's ugliness melted away to reveal a beautiful Enchantress. The Prince tried to apologize, but it was too late, for she had seen that there was no love in his heart; and as punishment, she transformed him into a hideous Beast --- and placed a powerful spell on the castle and all who lived there. Ashamed of his monstrous form, the Beast concealed himself inside his castle, with a magic mirror as his only window to the outside world. The rose she had offered was truly an enchanted rose, which would bloom until his 21st year. If he could learn to love another, and earn her love in return by the time the last petal fell, then the spell would be broken. If not, he would be doomed to remain a beast for all time. As the years passed, he fell into despair and lost all hope. For who could ever learn to love a Beast?

Featherduster: [to Lumiere the candlestick] I've been burnt by you before!

Beast: I want to do something for her... but what?
Cogsworth: Oh, there's the usual things; flowers, chocolates, promises you don't intend to keep... David Ogden Stiers ad-libbed this line himself

It's not right for a woman to read. Soon she starts getting ideas, and thinking...

Beast: [through clenched teeth] Well, where is she?
Cogsworth: Who? Oh, heh-heh, the girl. Yes, the girl. Well, actually, she's in the process of, er...circumstances being what they are...she's not coming.
Beast: WHAT??!!!!!

See, I told ya!

Beast: You Wanna You wanna stay in the tower?
Belle: No.
Beast: Then follow me.

After all this time, he's finally learned to love

Beast: Who are you? What are you doing here?!
Maurice: I was lost in the woods and...
Beast: You're not welcome here!
Maurice: I'm sorry.
Beast: What are you staring at?!
Maurice: Nothing!
Beast: So you've come to stare at the Beast, have you?!
Maurice: Please, I meant no harm. I just needed a place to stay.
Beast: I'll give you a place to stay!
Maurice: No, please! No, no!

Cogsworth: [shakes Lumiere's hand in truce] Well, Lumiere, old friend. Shall we let bygones be bygones?
Lumiere: Of course, mon ami. I told you she would break ze spell!
Cogsworth: I beg your pardon, old friend, but I believe I told you.
Lumiere: No, you didn't! I told you!
Cogsworth: You most certainly did not, you pompous, paraffin-headed peabrain!
Lumiere: En garde, you-you overgrown pocket watch!
[The two begin fighting again]

Mob: [singing] Here we come, we're fifty strong, and fifty Frenchmen can't be wrong...

Gaston: The whole town's talking about it. It's not right for a woman to read. Soon she starts gettings ideas, and thinking...
Belle: Gaston, you are positively primeval.
Gaston: Why, thank you, Belle!

(The Beast lays dying. Belle runs to him. Meanwhile, the rose is down to its last petal.)

Beast: came back...

Belle: If only I'd gotten here sooner...

Beast: Maybe it's...better this way...

Belle: No! Don't say that! We're together now. Everything will be fine!

Beast: At least to see last time...

(His eyes close.)

Belle: NO! No, please, no! Don't leave me! Please...


Belle: ...I love you...

(The last petal falls away.)