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The Best Ever After Quotes

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Ever After quotes are certainly quotable for movie fans. These are some of the best quotes from the romantic drama Ever After (aka Ever After: A Cinderella Story) as determined by you and your votes. Inspired by CinderellaEver After keeps the fairy tale's framework (the family dynamics, the ball, a magical transformation, the striking of midnight) but modernizes it. In the end, Danielle does her own rescuing. Directed by Andy Tennant, Ever After starred Drew Barrymore as the Cinderella character Danielle, Angelica Huston, and Dougray Scott. Released on July 31, 1998, the tagline for Ever After was "Desire. Defy. Escape."  

What are the best Ever After quotes? Do you like Henry's proposal to Danielle, "I kneel before you not as a prince, but as a man in love... But I would feel like a king if you, Danielle de Barbarac, would be my wife"? Or do you like some of the lesser known lines from the film? Let it be known. Vote for your top Ever After quotes and watch them rise to the top of the list.

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    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.
    [The Grand Dame silently orders her footman to bring her a box; Jacob Grimm notices a painting of a beautiful young woman]
    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] Perhaps you will 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...
  • 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!
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    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 gilded cage.
  • 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... [quietly] 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: Well, 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.