Ever After

Ever After quotes

39 total quotes (ID: 1035)

Baroness Rodmilla de Ghent
Crown Prince Henry II
Danielle de Barbarac
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[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]


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.

[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?

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?

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.

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: 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.

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.

[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!

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.

Leonardo DaVinci Then I shall have to make you wings.

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...

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.

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