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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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.


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.

[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.

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!

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!

[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.

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 !

Actor Role Drew Barrymore Danielle de Barbarac Dougray Scott Crown Prince Henry II Angelica Houston Baroness Rodmilla de Ghent Megan Dodds Marguerite de Ghent Melanie Lynskey Jacqueline de Ghent Patrick Godfrey Leonardo da Vinci Lee Ingleby Gustave Richard O'Brien Monsieur Pierre Le Pieu Timothy West King Francis Judy Parfitt Queen Marie Jeroen Krabbe Auguste de Barbarac