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 Cinderella, Ever 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.
- 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 province.
Danielle: Well... I am visiting a cousin.
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: [stops, surprised] 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 Lancre.
Henry: [smiling] There now... that wasn't so hard.
- 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. [leaves]
King Francis: [to Queen Marie, frustrated] He's your son!
- Henry: Do you really think there is only one perfect mate?
Leonardo: 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: 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: You cannot leave everything to Fate, boy. She's got a lot to do. Sometimes you must give her a hand.
- 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. [rises] I must be going.
Henry: [following her] You're angry with me!
Henry: Admit it!
Danielle: Well, yes, if you want to know.
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.
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.
Henry: How do you do it?
Danielle: Do what?
Henry: Go through each day with this kind of passion? Don't you find it exhausting?
Danielle: Only when I'm around you.