Ever After

Ever After quotes

39 total quotes (ID: 1035)

Baroness Rodmilla de Ghent
Crown Prince Henry II
Danielle de Barbarac
Main cast
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Danielle [to Leonardo when he is trying to convince her to go to the ball and tell Prince Henry the truth] A bird may love a fish Senor, but where would they live?


Leonardo da Vinci: I shall go down in history as the man who opened a door!

Leonardo da Vinci: I shall leave walking on water with the Son of God. Fortunately, I tripped over an angel.

Leonardo DaVinci Then I shall have to make you wings.

Pierre Le Pieu: [to Danielle] I may be twice your age, but I'm well endowed. As evidenced by my estate, I've always had a soft spot for the less fortunate. You need a wealthy benefactor - and I need a young lady with spirit.

Queen Marie: Choose wisely, Henry. Divorce is only something they do in England.

Danielle: Forgive me, Your Highness, I did not see you.
Henry: Your aim would suggest otherwise.
Danielle: And for that, I know I must die.
Henry: Then speak of this to no one, and I shall be lenient.
Danielle: We have other horses, Your Highness. Younger, if that is your wish.
Henry: I wish for nothing more than to be free of my guilded cage.

Grand Dame: I find your collection of folk tales quite brilliant, actually.
Jacob Grimm: Thank you.
Grand Dame: But I must say, I was terribly disturbed when I read your version of the Little Cinder Girl.
Jacob Grimm: Well, there are those who swear that Perrault's telling with its Fairy Godmother and um... [laughs] magic pumpkins would be closer to the truth.
Wilhelm Grimm: Some claim the shoe was made of fur. Others insist it was glass. Well, I guess we'll never know.
Jacob Grimm: Forgive me, Your Majesty, might I inquire about the painting? She's really quite, um... extraordinary.
Grand Dame: Her name was Danielle de Barbarac. [reaches inside the box the footman has brought to her] And this was her "glass" slipper.
[The Grimm Brothers look at each other in shock.]
Grand Dame: Perhaps you allow me to set the record straight.
Wilheim Grimm: Then it's true, the story.
Grand Dame: Yes, quite. Now then, what was that phrase you use? Oh, yes. Once upon a time, there lived a young girl who loved her father very much...

Henry: [as Danielle hurries away] Have we met before?
Danielle: I-I do not believe so, Your Highness.
Henry: I could have sworn I knew every courtier in the provience.
Danielle: Well... I am visiting a cousin.
Henry: Who?
Danielle: My cousin.
Henry: Yes, you said that. Which one?
Danielle: Th-the only one I have, sire.
Henry: Are you coy on purpose or do you honestly refuse to tell me your name?
Danielle: [stops quickly] No. [quickly heads towards the gate] And yes.
Henry: Well, then, pray tell me your cousin's name so that I might call upon her to learn who you are. For anyone can quote Thomas More is well worth the effort.
Danielle: The Prince has read Utopia?
Henry: I found it sentimental and dull. Honestly, the plight of the everyday rustic bores me.
Danielle: I... take it you do not converse with many peasants.
Henry: He, certainly not, no. Naturally.
Danielle: [starts walking again] Forgive me, Your Highness, but there is nothing "natural" about it. A country's character is defined by its "everyday rustics", as you call them. They are the legs you stand on and that position demands respect, not...
Henry: Am I to understand that you find me... arrogant?
Danielle: Well, you gave one man back his life, but did you ever glance at the others?
[Danielle tries to get away while Henry is distracted by the criminals' wagon.]
Henry: Please, I beg you, a name. Any name.
Danielle: I... I fear the only name to leave you with... is Countess Nicole de Lancret.
Henry: There now... that wasn't so hard.

Henry: Do you really think there is only one perfect mate?
Leonardo da Vinci: As a matter of fact, I do.
Henry: Well then how you can be certain to find them? And if you do find them, are they really the one for you or do you only think they are? And what happens if the person you're supposed to be with never appears, or, or she does, but you're too distracted to notice?
Leonardo da Vinci: You learn to pay attention.
Henry: Then let's say... God... puts two people on Earth and they are lucky enough to find one another. But one of them gets hit by lightning. Well then what? Is that it? Or, perchance, you meet someone new and marry all over again. Is that the lady you're supposed to be with or was it the first? And if so, when the two of them were walking side by side were they both the one for you and you just happened to meet the first one first or, was the second one supposed to be first? And is everything just chance or are some things meant to be?
Leonardo da Vinci: You cannot leave everything to Fate, boy. She's got a lot to do. Sometimes you must give her a hand.

Henry: Where are your attendants?
Danielle: I... decided to give them the day off.
Henry: [incredulously] A day off? From what, life?
Danielle: Don't you ever tire of having people wait on you all the time?
Henry: Well, yes, but... they're servants, it's what they do.
Danielle: [coldly] Well, I wish I could dismiss mine as easily as you do yours. [she rises] I must be going.
Henry: [following her] You're angry with me!
Danielle: No.
Henry: Admit it!
Danielle: Well, yes, if you want to know.
Henry: Why?
Danielle: Because you are trying to bait me with your snobbery.
Henry: I fear, mademoiselle, that you are a walking contradiction, and I find that rather fascinating.
Danielle: Me?
Henry: Yes, you. You spout the ideals of a Utopian society and yet you live the life of a courtier!
Danielle: And you own all the land there is and yet you take no pride in working it! Is that not also a contradiction?
Henry: Hmm, first I am arrogant, and now I have no pride; however do I manage that?
Danielle: You have everything, and still the world holds no joy; and yet you insist on making fun of those who would see it for its possibilities.

King Francis: [half-asleep] Off... with his head...
Queen Marie: Francis, wake up. Our son has something he wants to tell us.
Henry: Mother, Father, I want to build a University, with the largest library on the continent, where anyone can study no matter their station!
King Francis: All right... Who are you... and what have you done with our son?
Henry: [laughs] Oh, and I want to invite the gypsies to the ball!

King Francis: Baroness, did you - or did you not - lie to Her Majesty, the Queen of France?
Queen Marie: Choose your words wisely, madame, for they may be your last.
Rodmilla: A woman would practically do anything for the love of a daughter, Your Majesties. Perhaps I did get a little carried away.
Marguerite: Mother! What have you done? Your Majesty, like you, I am just a victim here. She has lied to us both and I am ashamed to call her family.
Rodmilla: [pushes her] How dare you turn on me, you little ingrate!
Marguerite: You see? You see what I have to put up with?
King Francis: Silence, both of you! Good Lord! [to Jacqueline] Are they always like this?
Jacqueline: Worse, Your Majesty.
Rodmilla: Jacqueline, darling, I hate to think you had anything to do with this.
Jacqueline: [sarcastically] Of course not, Mother. I'm only here for the food.

King Francis: You, sir, are restricted to the grounds.
Henry: Are you putting me on house arrest?
King Francis: Do not mock me, boy, for I am in a foul disposition. And I will have it my way--
Henry: Or what? You'll ship me off to the Americas like some criminal? All for the sake of your stupid contract?
King Francis: You are the Crown Prince of France!
Henry: And it is my life.
Queen Marie: Francis, sit down before you have a stroke. Really, the two of you. [to Henry] Sweetheart, you were born to privilege and with that comes specific obligations.
Henry: Forgive me, Mother, but marriage to a complete stranger never made anyone in this room very happy.
King Francis: You will marry Gabriella by the next full moon or I will strike you in any way I can.
Henry: What's it to be, Father, hot oil or the rack?
King Francis: I will simply deny you the crown and... live forever.
Henry: Good. Agreed. I don't want it.
King Francis: [to the Queen, frustrated] He's your son.

Laundry Room Supervisor: (to Marguerite and Rodmilla) After you wash the table cloths, you can start on the napkins and moves those over there.
Rodmilla : Marguerite...
Marguerite:What?
Rodmilla: You heard the woman.
Marguerite: So did you.
Rodmilla: Yes, but I'm management.
Marguerite: Like Hell you are! You're just the same as me a big nobody!
Rodmilla: How dare you speak to me that way! I am of noble blood!
Laundry Room Supervisor: And YOU are getting on my nerves! (throws a pile of table cloths at Marguerite and Rodmilla and the two fall back into a vat of water while the other servants laugh at them) Heh, heh NOW get to work !