Straight from the horse's mouth...Ever After

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Here are some quotes from one of my favorite movies...Ever After

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Danielle: Forgive me, your highness. I did not see you.
Henry: Your aim would suggest otherwise.

Darling, nothing is final until you are dead, and then I'm sure God negotiates. --Stepmother

This is our home, and I will not see it fall apart. --Danielle

Henry: I figured I'd see the world before I gave up my life to God and country.
Leonardo: Then why on earth did you stop?
Henry: I suppose I lack conviction. You seem to have it in spades. Besides, you claimed it was a matter of life and death.
Leonardo: A woman always is. [He unrolls the Mona Lisa.]
Henry: She laughs at me, sir, as if she knows something I do not.
Leonardo: The lady had many secrets. I merely painted one of them.

Prince Henry suffers from an arranged marriage, seniore...among other things. --Captain Oraunt

Henry: I'm afraid I might have scared the wits out of one of your servants...a young lady with quite a good aim, actually.
Stepmother: She is mute, milord.
Henry: She spoke quite forcefully.
Stepmother: It comes and goes.

Henry: Have we met?
Danielle: I do not believe so, your highness.
Henry: I could have sworn I knew every courtier in the province.
Danielle: Well, I am visiting a cousin.
Henry: Who?
Danielle: My cousin.
Henry: Yes, you said that. Which one?
Danielle: The only one I have, sire.
Henry: Are you coy on purpose, or do you honestly refuse to tell me your name?
Danielle: No...and yes.

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Queen: The king would like a word...several in fact.
Henry: He usually does.

Maurice: I have worked off debt, madame. They let me go home.
Stepmother: Yes...go...catch a chicken.

Oh, I do love a good intrigue! --Marguerite

Danielle: The man is insufferable.
Colette: Yes, you've been saying that...all day.

Danielle: Honestly, I think he and Marguerite deserve each other.
Colette: Oh, bite your tongue! The only throne I want her sitting on is the one I have to clean every day.

King: You, sir, are restricted to the grounds.
Henry: Are you putting me under house arrest?
King: Do not mock me, boy, for I am in a foul disposition. And I will have my way...
Henry: Or what? You'll ship me to the Americas like some criminal? All for the sake of your stupid contract.
King: You are the Crown Prince of France!
Henry: And it is my life.
Queen: 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: You will marry Gabriella by the next full moon, or I will strike at you in any way I can.
Henry: What's it to be, father. Hot oil or the rack.
King: I will simply deny you the
Henry: Good. Agreed. I don't want it. [walks off]
King: [to his wife] He's your son.

King: Let me worry about Spain. You've got bigger problems.
Queen: Choose wisely, Henry. Divorce is only something they do in England.

Henry: Do you really think that there is only one perfect mate?
Leonardo: As a matter of fact I do.
Henry: Well, then, how can you 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? What happens if the person you're supposed to be with never appears, or she does and you're too distracted to notice?
Leonardo: 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. 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 happened to meet the first one first, or was the second one supposed to be first? Is everything just chance, or are some things meant to be?
Leonardo: You cannot leave everything to fate, boy. She has a lot to do. Sometimes you must give her a hand.

First I am arrogant, and now I have no pride. However do I manage that? --Henry

Henry: How do you do it?
Danielle: What?
Henry: Live each day with this kind of passion. Don't you find it exhausting?
Danielle: Only when I am around you.

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Danielle: I must go! [runs off]
Henry: What does she keep doing that?

Henry: Never have you tasted anything so delicious. Like it?
Marguerite: Like it? Why, it's positively sinful. What's it called?
Henry: Chocolate.

Henry: Were there just the two of you?
Louise: And the chicken, your highness.

Henry: You would think I would know the way to my own castle.
Danielle: Why is it men never stop for directions?

[Henry throws open the bed curtains.]
King: Off...with his head.
Queen: Francis, wake up. Our son has something 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: Alright. Who are you, and what have you done with our son?

Stepmother: Are you ill?
Danielle: No...uh, yes.

Stepmother: 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 get back to sleep?
Marguerite: What about our breakfast?
Danielle: You have two hands. Make it yourself.

I feel as if my skin is the only thing keeping me from going everywhere at once. --Henry

What bothers you more, Stepmother: that I am common or that I am competition? --Danielle

I would rather die a thousand deaths than to see my mother's dress on thaat spoiled, selfish cow! [referring to Maguerite] --Danielle

Gustav: Seniore DaVinci! [passes out]
Leonardo: Yes?

Colette: Mistress, it's no use!
Leonardo: Allow me. [He takes the door off the hinges.]
Louise: Brilliant. That was pure genius.
Leonardo: Yes, I shall go down in history as the man who opened a door!

Danielle: A bird may love a fish, seniore, but where would they live?
Leonardo: Then I shall have to make you wings.

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King: Who is she?
Queen: My guess would be the Countess du Loncre.
King: Ah...the who?

Henry: I have been born to privilege, and with that comes specific obligations.
Leonardo: Horses**t!
Henry: You are out of line, old man.
Leonardo: No, you are out of line. Do you have any idea what that girl went through to get here tonight?

And I thought I had problems. [referring to Spain] --the King

M. LePew: You belong to me.
Danielle: I belong to no one.

M. LePew: I could hang you for this.
Danielle: Not if you are dead.

Danielle: What are you doing here?
Henry: to rescue you.

She is my match in every way. Please tell me I haven't lost her. --Henry to Danielle

Of course not, Mother. I'm only here for the food. --Jacqueline

Stepmother: Marguerite, you heard the woman.
Marguerite: So did you.
Stepmother: Yes, but I'm management.
Marguerite: Like hell you are!

And while Cinderella and her prince did live happily ever after, the point is, gentlemen, that they lived. --Grand Dame

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