Ever After

Ever After quotes

39 total quotes (ID: 1035)

Baroness Rodmilla de Ghent
Crown Prince Henry II
Danielle de Barbarac
Main cast
Others


Marguerite: I said I want four minute eggs. Not four one minute eggs, and where in GOD'S NAME is our bread?
Rodmilla: Marguerite, precious, what do I always say to you about tone?
Jacqueline: A lady of breeding ought never to raise her voice any louder than the... gentle hum of a whispering wind.
Rodmilla: Jacqueline, dear, do not speak unless you can improve the silence.
Marguerite: I was not shrill,mother. I was resonant. A courtier knows the difference.
Rodmilla: I very much doubt your style of resonance would be permitted in the Royal Court.
Marguerite: I'm not going to the Royal Court, am I, Mother? No one is, except some Spanish pig they have the nerve to call a princess.
Rodmilla: Darling, nothing is final until you're dead, and even then, I'm sure God negotiates.


Queen Marie: Baroness de Ghent, you are forthwith stripped of your title, and you and your horrible daughter are to be shipped to the Americas on the first available boat... Unless by some miracle, someone here will speak for you.
[Rodmilla begins looking desperately at the other nobles, they look back coldly.]
Rodmilla: [nervously] There seem to be quite a few people out of town...
Danielle: I will speak for her.
[Rodmilla turns around and sees Danielle dressed like a princess.]
Danielle: She is, after all, my stepmother.
Rodmilla: [kneels] Your Highness.
Henry: Marguerite, I don't believe you've met... my wife.
Danielle: [to Rodmilla, smiling] I want you to know that I will forget you after this moment, and never think of you again. But you, I am quite certain, will think about me every single day for the rest of your life.
Rodmilla: And how long will that be?
Danielle: [looks up] All I ask, Your Majesties... is that you show her the same courtesy that she has bestowed upon me.

Rodmilla: Are you ill?
Danielle: [half-asleep] No! Yes...
Rodmilla: Where were you?
Danielle: I got lost.
Rodmilla: I don't believe you. You're hiding something from me, I can feel it. I demand to know what it is.
Danielle: Why don't you tell me so I can go back to sleep?
Marguerite: What about our breakfast?
Danielle: You have two hands, make it yourself.
Marguerite: Why you lazy little leech!
Rodmilla: Jacqueline, go and boil some water.
Jacqueline: Me? Boil water?... Oh, I knew it! I just knew it!

Rodmilla: Of all the insidious jokes, turning your mother into a Countess. Why it's almost as absurd as a prince who spends his days with a peasant who sleeps with pigs.
Danielle: What bothers you more, stepmother? That I am common? Or that I am competition?
Rodmilla: Where is the dress, Danielle?!
Danielle: I don't know what you're talking about.
Marguerite: The gown, the slippers, they were in my room this morning, and now they're gone. You hid them I know it!
Rodmilla: Where did you put the gown, Danielle?
Danielle: Where are the candlesticks, and the tapestries, and the silver?! Perhaps the dress is with them!
Rodmilla: You will produce that gown!
Danielle: I would rather die a thousand deaths than to see my mother's dress on that spoiled, selfish cow!

Young Danielle: Gustave, I told you, not today!
Young Gustave: You look like a girl!
Young Danielle: That is what I am, half-wit!
Young Gustave: Yeah, but today you look it!
Young Danielle: Boy or girl, I can still whip you!

[Danielle is looking at the books in the Franciscan monastery.]
Danielle: It makes me want to cry.
Henry: Pick one.
Danielle: I could no sooner choose a favorite star in the heavens.
Henry: What is it that touches you so?
Danielle: I suppose it is because when I was young, my father would stay up late and read to me. He was addicted to the written word and I would fall asleep listening to the sound of his voice.
Henry: What sort of books?
Danielle: Science, philosophy... I suppose they remind me of him. He died when I was eight. Utopia was the last book he brought home.
Henry: Which explains why you quote it.
Danielle: I would rather hear his voice again than any sound in the world.
[Henry smiles, then the smile fades and he begins walking down the stairs away from Danielle.]
Danielle: Is something wrong?
Henry: [turns to face her] In all my years of study, not one tutor ever demonstrated the passion you have shown me in the last two days. You have more conviction in one memory than I have... in my entire being.
[Henry laughs slightly, walks away, Danielle follows.]
Danielle: Your Highness, if there is anything I have said or done...
Henry: Please... don't. It's not you.

[Henry and Danielle meet outside Pierre Le Pieu's castle.]
Henry: Hello.
Danielle: Hello. [pause] What are you doing here?
Henry: [sheepishly] I uh... I came to... rescue you.
Danielle: Rescue me? A commoner? [starts to walk away]
Henry: [going after her] Actually, I came to beg your forgiveness. I offered you the world and at the first test of honor, I betrayed your trust. Please, Danielle...
Danielle: [stops, turns around] Say it again.
Henry: I'm sorry.
Danielle: No. [smiles] The part where you said my name.
Henry: [smiling] Danielle.

[last lines]
Danielle: You, sir, are supposed to be charming.
Henry: And we, princess, are supposed to live happily ever after.
Danielle: Says who?
Henry: You know, I don't know.
Grand Dame: [voiceover] My great-great grandmother's portrait hung in the University up until the Revolution. By then, the truth about their romance had been reduced to a simple fairy tale. And, while Cinderella and her prince did live happily ever after, the point, gentlemen, is that they lived.

[Prince Henry has been attacked by the Gypsies while he was out walking with Danielle. The head Gypsy took her dress which she had taken off to climb up some rocks to see where they were because she and the Prince were lost.] Danielle: [To the Gypsy who took her dress] I demand you return my things at once. And since you have deprived me of my escort, I demand a horse as well.
Gypsy: My lady, you can have anything you can carry.
Danielle: May I have your word on that?
Gypsy: On my honor as a Gypsy, anything you can carry.
[Danielle walks to Prince Henry and picks him up over her back. She turns and bows toward the Gypsy and walks away.] Gypsy:[laughing] Come back! I'll give you a horse!

[Leonardo has discovered that Danielle has left the masquerade ball, humiliated.]
Leonardo da Vinci: What have you done?
Henry: I have been born to privilege, and with that comes specific obligations.
Leonardo da Vinci: Horse shit!
Henry: You are out of line, old man.
Leonardo da Vinci: No, you are out of line. Have you any idea what that girl went through to get here tonight?
Henry: She lied to me.
Leonardo da Vinci: She came to tell you the truth, and you've fed her to the wolves!
Henry: What do you know? You build flying machines and you walk on water, and yet you know nothing about life!
Leonardo da Vinci: I know that a life without love is no life at all.
Henry: And love without trust? What of that?
Leonardo da Vinci: She's your match, Henry.
Henry: I am but a servant to my crown and I have made my decision. I will not yield!
Leonardo da Vinci: Then you don't deserve her. [leaves behind Danielle's glass slipper]

[about Danielle] Marguerite, I don't believe you've met my wife.

[about the prince] Honestly, I think he and Marguerite deserve each other.

[to Danielle] Bow before royalty, you insolent fraud!

[to Danielle] Stay aloft, madame, there are games afoot.

[to Henry] Ask her yourself! She is a grasping, devious little pretender, and it is my duty, Your Highness, to expose her as the covetous hoax she is.

[to Henry] If you suffer your people to be ill-educated, and their manners corrupted from infancy, and then punish them for those crimes to which their first education disposed them, what else is to be concluded, sire, but that you first make thieves and then punish them?