Beast Quotes in Beauty and the Beast (1991)
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?
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.
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?
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] VoilÃ ! 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 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.
[Belle kneels to the floor, sobbing]
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?
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?
[he takes the book]
[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: "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: [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.
[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!
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]
[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*!
[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.
LumiÃ¨re: 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.
LumiÃ¨re: You see? There she is. Now remember: Be gentle.
Mrs. Potts: Kind.
Plumette: Mmm, charming.
LumiÃ¨re: 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!
Beast: If she doesn't eat with me, then she doesn't eat *at all*!
[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*!
[LumiÃ¨re and Cogsworth get startled]
LumiÃ¨re: [turns to Cogsworth] Be calm. Let me do the talking.
[the Beast bursts through the door]
Beast: You're making her dinner?
LumiÃ¨re: 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.
LumiÃ¨re: 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]
LumiÃ¨re: Good thinking, Cogsworth.
Beast: That's the most ridiculous idea, I've ever heard. Charm the prisoner.
LumiÃ¨re: 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...
[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?
LumiÃ¨re: Master, how could you do that?
Beast: I had to.
Cogsworth: But why?
Mrs. Potts: Because he loves her.
LumiÃ¨re: 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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