Beast Quotes in Beauty and the Beast (1991)


Beast Quotes:

  • Beast: [struggling] You you came back.

    Belle: Of course I came back. I couldn't let them. Oh, this is all my fault!

    [Belle cradles the Beast's head]

    Belle: If only I had gotten here sooner.

    Beast: Maybe maybe it's better it's better this way.

    Belle: [Belle tries to silence him] Don't talk like that! You'll be alright. We're together now. Everything's going to be fine, you'll see.

    Beast: And at least at least I got to see you one last time.

    [Beast dies from his injuries and blood loss]

    Belle: No, No! Please. Please. Please don't leave me.

    [Belle begins to sob]

    Belle: I love you!

    [the last rose petal falls]

  • Beast: I want to do something for her. But what?

    Cogsworth: Well, there's the usual things. Flowers, chocolates, promises you don't intend to keep.

    Lumiere: No, no! It's got to be more something more special than that!

  • Cogsworth: Well, Your Highness, I must say everything is going just swimmingly. I knew you had it in you, ha ha!

    Beast: [sadly] I let her go.

    Cogsworth: Huh, huh, huh! Yes, yes, spled...


    Cogsworth: You what? How could you do that?

    Beast: I had to.

    Cogsworth: Yes, but, but, but but why?

    Beast: Because I love her.

  • [Belle is washing the Beast's wounds]

    Beast: [roars] That hurts!

    Belle: If you'd hold still, it wouldn't hurt as much!

    Beast: Well, if you hadn't have run away, this wouldn't have happened!

    Belle: If you hadn't frightened me, I wouldn't have run away!

    [Belle folds her arms in anger]

    Beast: [pause] Well you shouldn't have been in the West Wing!

    Belle: Well, you should learn to control your temper!


    Belle: [the Beast's servants glare at him in agreement] Now, hold still. This might sting a little.

    [presses cloth to wound; the beast growls in pain]

    Belle: By the way, thank you for saving my life.

    Beast: [stops growling] You're welcome.

  • Beast: [singing] She glanced this way, I thought I saw. And when we touched, she didn't shudder at my paw. No, it can't be; I'll just ignore. But then, she's never looked at me that way before.

  • Beast: Oh, it's no use. She's so beautiful, and I'm. Well, look at me!

    Mrs. Potts: Oh, must help her to see past all that.

    Beast: I don't know how.

    Mrs. Potts: Well, you can start by making yourself more presentable. Straighten up. Try to act like a gentleman.

    [Beast stands up straighter]

    Lumiere: Ah, yes. When she comes in give her a dashing, debonair smile. Come, come, show me the smile.

    [Beast gives a big, forced smile]

    Mrs. Potts: But don't frighten the poor girl!

  • Beast: [pounds on Belle's door yelling] I thought I told you to come down to dinner!

    Belle: I'm not hungry!

    Beast: [yelling to Belle] You'll come out, or I'll-I'll-I'll break down the door!

    Lumiere: Master, I could be wrong, but that might not be the best way to win the girl's affections.

    Cogsworth: Please. Attempt to be a gentlemen.

    Beast: But, she's being so difficult!

    Mrs. Potts: Gently. Gently.

    Beast: [calmly] Will you come down to dinner?

    Belle: No!

    Beast: [points at door] Hmm?

    Cogsworth: Ah-ah-ah, suave, genteel.

    Beast: [suavely] It would give me great pleasure

    [tries to hold in his anger]

    Beast: if you would join me for dinner.

    Cogsworth: [clears throat and mutters] We say please.

    Beast: Please?

    Belle: No thank you!

    Beast: [yells] You can't stay in there forever!

    Belle: Yes, I can!

    Beast: [yells] Fine! Then go ahead and *starve!* If she doesn't eat with me, then she doesn't eat at all!

    [storms down through the hallway and slams the door behind him]

    Mrs. Potts: Oh dear. That didn't go very well at all, did it?

  • Beast: Who are you? What are you doing here?

    Maurice: I-I-I was lost in the woods, and-and.

    Beast: You're not welcome here!

    Maurice: I-I-I'm sorry.

    Beast: What're you staring at?

    Maurice: N-nothing.

    Beast: So, you've come to stare at the Beast have you?

    Maurice: Please, I meant no harm. I-I just need a place to stay.

    Beast: I'll give you a place to stay.

    Maurice: No, no! Please! Don't, no!

  • Lumiere: [trying to prepare the Beast for his dinner with Belle] Voilà! Oh, you look so, so...

    Beast: [fur done up in curls and bows] Stupid.

    Lumiere: Not quite the word I was looking for. Perhaps a little more off the top.

    Cogsworth: [clears throat] Your lady awaits.

  • Beast: [upon catching Belle in the forbidden west wing] Why did you come here?

    Belle: I'm-I'm sorry.

    Beast: I warned you never to come here.

    Belle: I didn't mean any harm.

    Beast: [yells] Do you realize what you could have done?

    [throws a table]

    Belle: [cowering] Please stop.

    Beast: Get out!

    Belle: [dashes out of the room] No!

    Beast: Get out!

  • Belle: [in the darkness] Who's there? Who are you?

    Beast: The master of this castle.

    Belle: I've come for my father. Please, let him out! Can't you see, he's sick?

    Beast: [Yelling] Then he shouldn't have trespassed here!

    Belle: But he could die! Please, I'll do anything!

    Beast: There's nothing you can do! He's my prisoner.

    Belle: [to herself] Oh, there must be some way I can.

    [to the Beast]

    Belle: Wait! Take me instead.

    Beast: You?


    Beast: You would take his place?

    Maurice: Belle, no! You don't know what you're doing!

    Belle: [to the Beast] If I did, would you let him go?

    Beast: Yes. But you must promise to stay here forever!

    Belle: [pause] Come into the light.

    [the Beast steps in the castle light to reveal himself; Belle gasps and turns away]

    Maurice: No, Belle! I won't let you do this!

    [Belle looks at him, then rises]

    Belle: You have my word.

    Beast: Done!

    [Belle kneels to the floor, sobbing]

  • Lumiere: Master.

    Beast: [growling softly] What?

    Lumiere: Since the girl is going to be with us for quite some time, I was just thinking - you might want to offer her a more comfortable room.

    Beast: [growls, then walks past]

    Lumiere: Then again, maybe not!

  • Beast: I'll show you to your room.

    Belle: My room? But I thought.

    Beast: [impatiently] Do you wanna stay in the tower?

    Belle: No.

    Beast: Then follow me.

  • [Gaston and the Beast are battling on the tower]

    Gaston: It's over, Beast! Belle is mine!

    [the Beast strikes at Gaston, grabs him and holds him over the edge]

    Gaston: Let me go! Let me go, please! Don't hurt me! I'll do anything! Anything!

    [after a tense moment, the Beast drags Gaston away from the edge]

    Beast: Get out!

  • Beast: You will join me for dinner.


    Beast: That's not a request!

  • Belle: [from deleted scene]

    [Belle is reading Romeo and Juliet to the Beast]

    Belle: "And there never was a story of more woe, than this of Juliet and her Romeo."

    Beast: [smiling] Hmm. Could you read it again?

    Belle: Why here?

    [Belle hands him the storybook]

    Belle: Why don't you read it to me?

    Beast: Uhh.

    [he takes the book]

    Beast: Alright.

    [he flips through the pages and tries to read but stutters]

    Beast: [sighs] I can't.

    Belle: [softly] You mean, you never learned?

    Beast: I learned a little. It's just been so long.

    Belle: Well, here, I'll help you.

    [Belle takes back the book and sets it on the table; she flips through the pages]

    Belle: Let's start here.

    Beast: Okay.

    [he reads]

    Beast: "Twooo"?

    Belle: "Two".

    Beast: "Two". I knew that.

    [the Beast keeps reading]

    Beast: "Two households"

  • Mrs. Potts: Pardon me, Master.

    Beast: Leave me in peace.

    Mrs. Potts: But sir, the castle is under attack!

    Villagers: [singing outside and trying to knock the door down] Kill the Beast! Kill the Beast!

    Lumiere: [All the objects are trying to hold the door closed] This isn't working.

    Featherduster: Oh Lumiere. We must do something.

    Lumiere: Wait, I know!

    Villagers: [Still singing outside] Kill the Beast! Kill the Beast!

    Mrs. Potts: What should we do, Master?

    Beast: It doesn't matter now. Just let them come.

  • Beast: [growling] There's a stranger here!

  • Beast: [to Belle] This castle is your home now, so you can go anywhere you like, except the West Wing.

    Belle: What's in the West.

    Beast: It's forbidden!

  • Belle: You look like a real hunter.

    Beast: Which hunter?

    Belle: A monster hunter.


    Belle: Um, sorry I wasn't thinking.

  • Belle: [finds the Beast reading in the garden] What are you reading?

    Beast: [quickly closes the book] Nothing.

    Belle: "Guinevere and Lancelot."

    Beast: [correcting her] Well, actually..."King Arthur and the Round Table." Knights, and men, and swords and things...

    Belle: Still... It's a romance.

    Beast: Alright...

  • Beast: [to Belle, opening the enchanted book] A little gift from the Enchantress. A book that truly allows you to escape.

    [blows the dust off it and places it on the stand]

    Belle: [fascinated] How amazing!

    Beast: [sadly] It was her cruelest trick of all. It was just another curse. Perhaps our world has no place for a creature like me. But it can for you.

    [He offers Belle his hand. Belle takes it and he places her hand on the book]

    Beast: Think of the one place that you've always wanted to see. Now find it in your mind's eye and feel it in your heart.

  • Belle: [to the Beast, about the library] Have you really read every one of these books?

    Beast: [scoffs] No, not all of them. Some of them are in Greek.

    Belle: [laughs] Was that a joke? Are you making jokes now?

    Beast: [smirks] Maybe.

    [He leaves, shaking his head and smiling. Belle giggles]

  • Belle: [to the Beast] I never thanked you for saving my life.

    Beast: Well, I never thanked *you* for not leaving me to be eaten by wolves.

    [Belle laughs]

  • [Beast frees Belle]

    Beast: [sings] I was the one who had it all, I was the master of my fate / I never needed anybody in my life, I learned the truth too late / I'll never shake away the pain, I close my eyes but she's still there / I let her steal into my melancholy heart, it's more than I can bear / Now I know she'll never leave me, even as she runs away / She will still torment me, calm me, hurt me, move me, come what may / Wasting in my lonely tower, waiting by an open door / I'll fool myself, she'll walk right in and be with me for evermore... / I rage against the trials of love, I curse the fading of the light / Though she's already flown so far beyond my reach, she's never out of sight / Now I know she'll never leave me, even as she fades from view / She will still inspire me, be a part of everything I do / Wasting in my lonely tower, waiting by an open door / I'll fool myself, she'll walk right in, and as the long long nights begin, I'll think of all that might have been / Waiting here for evermore...

  • Beast: [to the magic mirror] Show me the girl...

  • Belle: [sees the Beast's silhouette in an upper part of the tower] Who's there? Who are you?

    Beast: [angrily] Who are *you*?

    Belle: I've come for my father!

    Beast: Your father... is a thief!

    Belle: Liar!

    Beast: He stole a rose.

    Belle: I asked for the rose. Punish ME, not him.

    Maurice: No, he means forever. Apparently, that's what happens around here when you pick a flower!

    Belle: [to the Beast] A life sentence for a rose?

    Beast: [leaps down to her section of the tower, but remains hidden in the shadows] I received eternal damnation for one. I'm merely locking him away. Now, do you still wish to take your father's place?

    Belle: Come into the light.

    [the Beast doesn't move. Belle grabs Lumiere and holds him up to his face. Seeing the Beast's intimidating appearance, she gasps in fear]

    Beast: [irked] Choose.

  • Beast: [to Belle, who is in the West Wing admiring the enchanted rose; furiously] What are you doing here? What did you do to it?

    Belle: [frightened] Nothing!

    Beast: Do you realize what you could have done? You could have damned us all! Get out of here! *Go*!

  • Beast: [roaring in pain as Belle cleans his wounds] *Ow*! That hurts.

    Belle: If you held still, it wouldn't hurt as much.

    Beast: If you hadn't run away, none of this would have happened.

    Belle: Well, if you hadn't frightened me, I wouldn't have run away!

    Beast: Well, you shouldn't have been in the West Wing!

    Belle: Well, you should learn to control your temper!

    [the Beast turns away, too tired to argue. Belle finishes cleaning his wounds; he doesn't protest this time]

    Belle: Try to get some rest.

  • [the Beast fights Gaston back, grabs him and holds him over]

    Gaston: Don't let me go... Please, I'll do anything. Don't hurt me, beast.

    Beast: I am *not* a beast!

    [He lets him go]

    Beast: Go.

    [Gaston walks away from him]

    Beast: Get out!

  • Belle: [hears the servants laughing in the castle] They know how to have a good time.

    Beast: [rolls his eyes] Yes, but when I enter the room, the laughter dies.

    Belle: Me too.

    [the Beast looks at her in surprise]

    Belle: The villagers say that I'm a funny girl. But I'm not sure they mean it as a compliment.

    Beast: I'm sorry. Your village sounds terrible.

    Belle: [sighs] Almost as lonely as your castle.

    Beast: [inspired] What do you say we run away?

  • Belle: [watching Gaston chase the Beast on the castle rooftop] *No*!

    Beast: Belle?

    [He climbs up the tower and sees her]

    Beast: *Belle*! You came back!

    Belle: I tried to stop them!

    Beast: Stay there! I'm coming!

  • Beast: [to Belle, gruffly] You'll join me for dinner. That's not a request.

    Mrs. Potts: Gently, Master. The girl lost her father *and* her freedom in one day.

    Lumière: Yes, the poor thing is probably in there scared to death.

    Belle: [Unbeknownst to them, Belle has turned her pink gown into a rope so she can escape. The Beast knocks on her bedroom door again, softly this time; nervously] Just a minute.

    Lumière: You see? There she is. Now remember: Be gentle.

    Mrs. Potts: Kind.

    Plumette: Mmm, charming.

    Cogsworth: Sweet!

    Lumière: And when she opens the door, give her a dashing smile! Come, come, show me the smile!

    Cogsworth: [the Beast gives a wide smile, showing his monstrous teeth. The servants react in fright] Oh, dear!

    Plumette: Oh, no!

    Beast: [his smile vanishes; graciously] Will you join me for dinner?

    [He turns away and shakes his head at the servants as if to say, "This'll never work"]

    Belle: You've taken me as your prisoner, and now you want to have dinner with me? Are you insane?

    Plumette: [the Beast becomes visibly enraged; the servants back away in fear] Uh-oh! He's losing it!

    Cogsworth: Oh, dear!

    Beast: [pounds on Belle's door, yelling] I told you to join me for dinner!

    Belle: And I told you! No!

    Madame Garderobe: [awakens startled] Oh, what time is it? What's happening?

    Belle: I'd *starve* before I ever ate with you!

    Beast: [roaring] Well, be my guest! Go ahead and starve!

    [to Lumiere]

    Beast: If she doesn't eat with me, then she doesn't eat *at all*!

    [storms off]

    Beast: Idiots!

  • [the Beast enters the dining room and sees a dinner plate on his side. He sits down and sees another plate set up across from him. He pushes away the plate in a fit of rage]

    Beast: [roars] *Lumiere*!

    [Lumière and Cogsworth get startled]

    Lumière: [turns to Cogsworth] Be calm. Let me do the talking.

    [the Beast bursts through the door]

    Beast: You're making her dinner?

    Lumière: We thought you might appreciate the company.

    Cogsworth: Master, I just want to assure you that I had no part of this hopeless plan. Preparing her dinner, designing a gown for her, giving her a suite in the East Wing...

    Beast: You gave her a bedroom?

    Cogsworth: No, no, no! He gave her the bedroom.

    Lumière: Well, this is true. But, if this girl is the one who can break the spell, then maybe you can start by using dinner to charm her.

    [turns to Cogsworth, bonks]

    Lumière: Good thinking, Cogsworth.

    Cogsworth: What?

    Beast: That's the most ridiculous idea, I've ever heard. Charm the prisoner.

    Lumière: But you must try, master. With every passing day, we become less human.

    Beast: She's the daughter of a common thief. What kind of person do you think that makes her?

    Mrs. Potts: Oh, you can't judge people by who their father is, now can you?

    [the Beast sighs]

  • Beast: I'm sorry I ever called your father a thief.

    Belle: Let's go home.

  • Belle: [reciting lines from "A Midsummer Night's Dream" as the Beast rests] "Love can transpose to form and dignity. Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind..."

    Beast: [recites the rest of the line with her] "... and therefore is winged Cupid painted blind."

    Belle: [surprised] You know Shakespeare.

    Beast: [rolls over] I had an expensive education.

    Belle: Actually, Romeo and Juliet's my favorite play.

    Beast: [groans exasperatedly] Ugh, why is that not a surprise?

    Belle: [taken aback] I'm sorry?

    Beast: Well, all that heartache, and pining, and...

    [shudders and sticks out his tongue]

    Beast: So many better things to read.

    Belle: [shocked] Like what?

    [Cut to the Beast leading Belle into the castle library]

    Beast: Well, there are a couple of things in here you could start with...

  • Beast: You could stay here. You could be happy.

    Belle: Can anyone be happy if they aren't free?

  • Belle: [singing] "This is the Paris of my childhood/These were the borders of my life/In this crumbling, dusty attic/Where an artist loved his wife/Easy to remember/Harder to move on/Knowing the Paris of my childhood/Is gone"

    [she sits on the bed as the Beast walks around to the other side of the room]

    Beast: What happened to your mother?

    Belle: It was the one story Papa could never bring himself to tell me. I knew better than to ask.

    Beast: [he looks to the chair and gasps softly] A doctor's mask...

    [he pauses]

    Beast: Plague.

    [flashback to a plague doctor closing his medicine case. Belle's mother lays sick on the bed behind him]

    Plague Doctor: We have to leave. Now.

    Belle's Mother: [to Young Maurice] Go, before it takes her too.

    [he picks up a crying infant Belle as her mother kisses the rose he left behind. Back to present, Belle clutching her crib]

    Beast: I'm sorry I ever called your father a thief.

    Belle: [whispers] Let's go home.

  • Cogsworth: Well, Master, I have had my doubts, but everything is moving like clockwork. True love really does win the day!

    Beast: I let her go.

    Cogsworth: [shocked] You what?

    Lumière: Master, how could you do that?

    Beast: I had to.

    Cogsworth: But why?

    Mrs. Potts: Because he loves her.

    Lumière: Then why are we not human?

    Cogsworth: Because she doesn't love her. And now, it's too late.

    Plumette: [hopefully] But she might come back.

    Beast: No. I set her free. I'm sorry I couldn't do the same for all of you. Now, go. Our time is almost past.

  • Beast: [breathing heavily] You came back.

    Belle: Of course I came back. I'll never leave you again.

    Beast: I believe it's my time to leave.

    Belle: We're together now. It's gonna be fine.

    Beast: At least I got to see you one last time.

    [the last petal falls; the Beast dies]

    Belle: No! Please, no.


    Belle: Come back. Come back. Please, don't leave me. I love you.

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