Anastasia Quotes in Anastasia (1997)
Anastasia: [after waking up, flailing her arm and smacking Dimitri in the nose] Oh, sorry. I thought you were someone el - oh, it's you. Well, that's okay, then.
Anastasia: Do you really think I'm royalty?
Dimitri: You know I do!
Anastasia: Then stop bossing me around!
Anastasia: Men are such babies.
[Anya and Dimitri have been arguing on the train - Vlad enters the compartment]
Anastasia: Oh, thank goodness it's you!
[points to Dimitri]
Anastasia: Will you please remove him from my sight?
Vladimir: [to Dimitri] What have you done to her?
Dimitri: Me? It's *her*!
Vladimir: Oh! An unspoken attraction!
Dimitri: *Attraction*? To that skinny little brat? Have you lost your mind?
Vladimir: I was only asking a simple question...
Dimitri: Attraction... ridiculous!
Anastasia: What? Hey - why are you circling me? What were you, a vulture in another life?
Dimitri: I'm sorry Enya.
Anastasia: It's Anya.
Anastasia: [enunciating] An-ya.
Dimitri: It's just that - you look an awful lot like... never mind.
Anastasia: [seeing something crash behind a speeding train after she just pulled Dimitri back inside] And to think that could have been you.
Dimitri: If we live through this, remind me to thank you.
[Dimitri and Anya are waltzing]
Dimitri: That, uh, that dress looks really good on you.
Anastasia: Do you think so?
Dimitri: Yeah. I mean, it looked nice on the hanger but it's even better on you. Y-you, you should wear it!
Anastasia: I *am* wearing it!
Dimitri: Oh, oh yes, I was just, um, trying to give you a... a...
Vladimir: [singing] It's one, two, three/ And suddenly/ I see it at a glance/ She's radiant/ And confidant/ And born to take this chance/ I taught her well/ I planned it all/ I just forgot/ Romance/ Vlad, how could you do this?/ How will we get through this?/ I never should have let them/ Dance!
Anastasia: I feel a little... dizzy.
Dimitri: Kind of... light-headed?
Dimitri: Me too. Probably from all the spinning.
[they stop dancing]
Dimitri: Maybe we should stop.
Anastasia: [quietly] We *have* stopped.
Dimitri: Anya, I...
[they lean in... ]
Anastasia: [singing] And I recall his yellow cat!
Vladimir: [singing to Dimitri] I don't believe we told her that...
Dowager Empress Marie: You're a very good actress, best yet in fact. But I've had enough.
[starts to walk away]
Dowager Empress Marie: Oil for my hands.
Anastasia: Yes... I spilled a bottle. The carpet was soaked and it forever smelled of peppermint - like you. I used to lie on that rug and oh how I missed you while you were away...
Anastasia: [after Dimitri is kicked out of the Dowager Empress Marie's private balcony at the Russian ballet] It was all a lie, wasn't it?
Dimitri: No, no...
Anastasia: You used me? I was just part of your con to get her money?
Dimitri: No, no, no, no - look, it may have started out that way, but everything's different now, because you really are Anastasia. You are!
Anastasia: Stop it! From the very beginning, you lied! And I not only believed you, I actually...
Dimitri: Anya, listen, when you spoke about the hidden door in the wall, and about the little boy, listen to me, that was...
Anastasia: NO! I don't want to hear about anything that I said or remembered, you just leave me alone!
[slaps Dimitri, then storms away]
Dimitri: [hollers after her] Anya, please, you have to know the truth!
Dimitri: Look I think we got off on the wrong foot.
Anastasia: Well, I think we did, too. But I appreciate your apology.
Dimitri: Who said anything about an apology? I was just saying that...
Anastasia: Please don't talk anymore, it's only going to upset me.
Dimitri: Fine, I'll be quiet if you be quiet.
Anastasia: Alright, I'll be quiet.
Anastasia: Fine... So you think you're gonna miss it?
Dimitri: Miss what? Your talking?
Anastasia: No! Russia.
Anastasia: But it was your home.
Dimitri: It was a place I once lived. End of story.
Anastasia: Then you must plan on making Paris your true home.
Dimitri: What is it with you and homes?
Anastasia: Well for one thing it's something every normal person wants. And for another thing... it's thing where ya just...
Anastasia: Forget it!
[grunts in frustration]
Dimitri: What are you looking for?
Anastasia: The Russian Circus. I think it's still in here.
Dowager Empress Marie: [looking through her memory box] Oh look! The drawing you gave me! Remember?
Anastasia: Oh yeah... Olga made me so mad; she said it looked like a pig riding a donkey!
Anastasia: She was right.
Dowager Empress Marie: [nostalgically] Ah, your laughter. Once again, I hear my Nicky, your dear father.
[retrieves a tiara from her dresser]
Dowager Empress Marie: But you have the beauty of your mother, Alexandra - Empress of all Russia.
[ceremoniously places tiara on Anastasia's head]
Rasputin: [sneering] Long Live the Romanovs!
Anastasia: All right! I couldn't have said it better myself!
[Dimitri is going to announce Anya to the Dowager; Anya stops him]
Anastasia: [a bit nervous] Look, we've been through a lot together...
Dimitri: [getting excited] Uh-huh?
Anastasia: [very nervously] And... I just wanted to...
Dimitri: [very excitedly] Yes?
[looses her nerve]
Anastasia: thank you, I guess. Yes. Thank you for everything.
[both turn away from each other. Dimitri turns back]
Dimitri: Anya, I...
Anastasia: [quickly turns to face him, excited] Yes?
Dimitri: [nervous] I... I'm, um...
Anastasia: [very excited] Ye-es?
Dimitri: [also loses his nerve] I want to wish you good luck, I guess.
Anastasia: [disappointed] Oh.
Anastasia: Oh no, not me... nope! No... nobody ever told me I had to *prove* I was the grand duchess!
Dimitri: Look, I...
Anastasia: Show up, yes. Look nice, fine. But lie?
Dimitri: You don't know if it's a lie. What if it's true?
Anastasia: [Looking at a photo of her family] I remember now how much I loved them.
Dowager Empress Marie: They would not want us to live in the past, not now that we have found each other.
Dimitri: [after making a deal with Anya] May I present... Her Royal Highness, the Grand Duchess Anastasia.
Anastasia: Pooka, we are going to Paris!
Dimitri: Uh, the dog stays.
Anastasia: I'm talking about the dog goes.
Dimitri: No, the dog is not going.
Anastasia: I say he's going.
Dimitri: I'm allergic to dogs.
Bartok: [after hearing Dimitri and Anya argue] Anastasia? Yeah, just one problem there, fella. Anastasia's dead. All the Romanovs are dead. They're dead. Dead, dead, dead. Am I right, my friend?
[to the "relic"]
Bartok: I mean, how could that be Ana... WAAGHH!
[clinging to the "relic"]
Bartok: [hanging upside down] Oh, come on! Am I supposed to believe that thing woke up after all these years, just because some guy claims she's a Romanov?
Bartok: OK, OK, I get the message! Enough already with the glowing and the smoke people!
Bartok: [moves away] If that thing's come back to life, that must mean... Anastasia's ALIVE!
Dimitri: Just leave the dog.
Anastasia: I am not leaving the dog!
Bartok: And that's her!
Anastasia: [imitating Comrade Phlegmenkoff after leaving the orphanage] "Be grateful, Anya." I *am* grateful - grateful to get away!
Anastasia: [voiceover, during a shot of Anya's farewell letter] Dear Grandmama, wish me luck. We'll be together in Paris again soon.
Anastasia: [singing] Yes, let this be a sign, / Let this road be mine, / Let it lead me to my past, / And bring me home - at last!
Anastasia: [singing] Years of dreams just can't be wrong!
Anastasia: I'm not afraid of you!
Rasputin: I can fix that! Care for a little swim under the ice?
Anastasia: One ticket to Paris, please.
Ticket Agent: Exit visa.
Anastasia: Exit visa?
Ticket Agent: No exit visa, NO TICKET!
[Dimitri is quizzing Anya]
Dimitri: Now, where was Uncle Boris from?
Anastasia: [singing] I never cared for Stroganoff!
Vladimir: [singing] She said that like a Romanov!
Jaq: Poor Cinderelly. Ev'ry time she find a minute, that's the time when they begin it. "Cinderelly! Cinderelly!"
Drizella, Anastasia: [from downstairs] Cinderella!
[Jaq closes door]
Jaq: [singing] Cinderelly, Cinderelly / Night and day it's Cinderelly / Make the fire! Fix the breakfast! / Wash the dishes! Do the moppin'!
Mice: And the sweepin', and the dustin' / They always keep her hoppin'.
Jaq: She go around in circles 'till she very, very dizzy / Still they holler...
Mice: Keep-a busy, Cinderelly!
[Drizella hits high note, while Anastasia's finger gets caught in the flute, causing it to hit Drizella's chin]
Drizella: You clumsy...
[takes flute and hits Anastasia in the head]
Drizella: You did it on purpose!
Anastasia: [takes flute and hits Drizella in the head] You're always...
Stepmother: Girls. Girls.
Anastasia: It's her fault, Mother.
Stepmother: Above all, self-control.
[Cinderella knocks on the door]
Stepmother: [Angry, slams on piano keys] Yes!
[as Anastasia tries on the glass slipper, which at first appears to fit]
Anastasia: There. I knew it was my slipper. Exactly my size. I always wear the same size. As soon as I saw it, I said...
[the Herald lifts up her foot, revealing that the shoe just barely covers one toe]
Anastasia: Oh. Well, it-it may be a trifle snug today. You know how it is, dancing all night. I can't understand why.
[the Herald tries to hammer the shoe on]
Anastasia: It's always fit perfectly before. I don't think you're half trying. Mother, can you...
Stepmother: [indicating the sleeping Grand Duke] Shh. Quiet, my dear. We mustn't disturb his Grace.
[to the Herald]
Stepmother: Young man, are you sure you're trying it on the right foot?
Stepmother: Drizella? Drizella!
Drizella: Mmm? What?
Stepmother: Get up. Quick, this instant! We haven't a moment to lose! Anastasia? Anastasia. Get up, Anastasia!
Anastasia: Huh? What for? Why?
Stepmother: Oh, everyone's talking about it - the whole kingdom! Oh, hurry now. He'll be here any minute.
Drizella: [yawning] Who will?
Stepmother: The Grand Duke! He's been hunting all night.
Stepmother: For that girl! The one who lost her slipper at the ball last night. They say he's madly in love with her.
Anastasia: The Duke is?
Stepmother: Oh, no, no, no. The Prince!
Cinderella: [upon hearing of the royal ball] Why, that means I can go, too.
Drizella: [to Anastasia and Stepmother] Hah! Her, dancing with the Prince.
Anastasia: [mocking Cinderella] I'd be honored, Your Highness. Would you mind holding my broom. Ha Ha!
[after Cinderella has surprisingly managed to procure a ball gown, Anastasia and Drizella protest]
Stepmother: Girls, please. After all, we did make a bargain, didn't we, Cinderella?
[notices her daughters' discarded articles on Cinderella]
Stepmother: And I never go back on my word. Hmm. How very clever. These beads - they give it just the right touch. Don't you think so, Drizella?
Drizella: No, I don't. I think she's...
Drizella: Why, you little thief! They're *my* beads! Give them here!
[rips them off]
Cinderella: Oh, no!
Anastasia: Oh, and look, that's my sash! Wearing my sash, she can't!
[the two stepsisters proceed to destroy Cinderella's dress completely]
Anastasia: And my ribbon!
Cinderella: No, please...
Drizella: You ungrateful little...!
Stepmother: Girls, girls. That's quite enough. Hurry along, now, both of you. I won't have you upsetting yourselves.
[She takes one look at Cinderella before leaving]
Stepmother: Good night.
[as the Duke is about to leave]
Cinderella: Your Grace. Your Grace. Please, wait. May I try it on?
Stepmother: Oh. Pay no attention to HER.
Anastasia: It's only Cinderella.
Drizella: Our scullery maid...
Anastasia: From the kitchen.
Drizella: It's ridiculous.
Drizella: She's out of her mind.
Stepmother: Yes, yes. Just an imaginitive child!
Grand Duke: [in an official and impatient tone] Madam, my orders were *every* maiden!
Stepmother: And, by royal command, every eligible maiden is to attend.
Drizella: Why, that's us!
Anastasia: And I'm so eligible!
Anastasia: The poor have only one advantage; they know when they are loved for themselves.
[the former Tsar and his family plant in the palace gardens]
Tsar Nicholas II: There. In just a few months, these will be turnips.
Tsarevich Alexei: And when they grow, will we still be here to eat them?
Drizella: [from trailer] Cinder Wench!
Anastasia: Dirty Ella!
[Anastasia is struggling to put on the glass slipper, which is far too small for her foot]
Anastasia: [prolonged, unlady-like grunt] *IT FITS ME!*
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