Cogsworth Quotes in Beauty and the Beast (1991)
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.
Cogsworth: As you can see, the pseudo-faÃ§ade was stripped away to reveal the minimalist Rococo design. Note the unusual inverted vaulted ceilings.
[as he, Lumiere, and Belle walk past the knights in armor, they turn their heads to follow them]
Cogsworth: This is yet another example of the late neoclassic Baroque period. And, as I always say, "If it's not Baroque, don't fix it!".
[laughs at his own joke, notices the knights with their heads turned]
Cogsworth: As you were!
[the knights turn their heads back forward]
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?
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.
Cogsworth: Enchanted? Ha-ha ha-ha! Who said anything about the castle being enchanted? Ha-ha-ha.
Cogsworth: It was you, wasn't it?
Cogsworth: Couldn't keep quiet, could we? Just had to invite him to stay, didn't we?
Cogsworth: 'Serve him tea. Sit in the master's chair. Pet the pooch!'
Lumiere: I was trying to be hospitable.
Cogsworth: [singing] Well, perhaps there's something there that wasn't there before.
Mrs. Potts: [singing] There may be something there that wasn't there before.
Chip: What's there, Mama?
Mrs. Potts: Shh. I'll tell you when you're older.
Cogsworth: [shakes Lumiere's hand in truce] Well, Lumiere, old friend. Shall we let bygones be bygones?
Lumiere: Of course, mon ami. I told you she would break the spell!
Cogsworth: I beg your pardon, old friend, but I believe I told you.
Lumiere: No, you didn't. I told you!
Cogsworth: You most certainly did not, you pompous, paraffin-headed peabrain!
Lumiere: En garde, you you overgrown pocket watch!
Cogsworth: [Maurice has opened his door to peek inside] Sir, close that at once! Do you mind?
Lumiere: Did you see that? It's a girl.
Cogsworth: I know it's a girl.
Lumiere: Don't you see? She's the one. The girl we have been waiting for. She has come to break the spell.
Cogsworth: Wait a minute. Wait a minute.
Cogsworth: [Beast has released Belle, meaning there's no-one to break the spell] Now, it's too late.
Clothilde: Henri? Henri!
Cogsworth: [sees his wife] Oh, dear.
Clothilde: I've been so lonely!
Cogsworth: [to himself] Turn back into a clock... Turn back into a clock.
[Belle enters the castle]
LumiÃ¨re: Cogsworth, look! A beautiful girl!
Cogsworth: Yes, I can see it's a girl; I've lost my hands, not my eyes.
LumiÃ¨re: What if she is *the one*? The one who will break the spell?
Belle: Hello? Who said that?
Cogsworth: When the Master finds out you have disobeyed his orders, he will blame *me*!
LumiÃ¨re: Yes, I will make sure of it, But don't you see, this is the girl we have been waiting for! This is the one who will break the spell!
Cogsworth: You know she will never love him.
LumiÃ¨re: A broken clock is right two times a day, mon ami. But this is not one of those times.
LumiÃ¨re: [to Belle, releasing her from her cell] Forgive my intrusion, mademoiselle. But I have come to escort you to your room.
Belle: [picks up a stool to use as a weapon, suspiciously] My room? But I thought...
LumiÃ¨re: Oh, what?
[imitates the Beast]
LumiÃ¨re: 'That once this door closes, it will never open again!'
LumiÃ¨re: I know! He gets so dramatic.
[Belle finally exits her cell and sees Lumiere for the first time]
[a frightened Belle gasps and Lumiere falls. Belle hits him with her stool and shrieks]
LumiÃ¨re: [recovers and relights his flames] Oh, you are very strong! This is a great quality!
Belle: [still frightened] What are you?
LumiÃ¨re: I am Lumiere!
Belle: [confused] And... you can talk?
Cogsworth: [appears] Well, of course he can *talk*! It's all he ever does!
Cogsworth: Now Lumiere, as head of the household, I demand that you put her back in her cell at once!
LumiÃ¨re: [whispers] What do you want to be for the rest of your life, Cogsworth? A man or a mantel clock?
LumiÃ¨re: [to Belle] Ready, miss?
LumiÃ¨re: [to Cogsworth] Trust me.
Belle: [to a hairbrush] What's your name?
Cogsworth: That is a hairbrush.
Belle: [to Lumiere] What happens when the last petal falls?
LumiÃ¨re: The master remains a beast forever and we become...
Mrs. Potts: [sadly] Antiques!
Plumette: Lightly-used housewares.
Cogsworth: Rubbish. We become rubbish.
Belle: I want to help you. There must be some way to break the curse.
Cogsworth: Well, there is one.
[Lumiere hits him]
Mrs. Potts: It's not for you to worry about, lamb. We've made our bed, and we must lie in it.
Agathe: Once upon a time, in the hidden heart of France, a handsome young prince lived in a beautiful castle. Although he had everything his heart desired, the prince was selfish and unkind.
Cogsworth: Master, it's time.
Agathe: He taxed the village to fill his castle with the most beautiful objects, and his parties with the most beautiful people.
[the castle staff turn into regular objects]
LumiÃ¨re: [holds her in his arms] Plumette? Plumette! Oh, my darling, Plumette. Oh, no.
Madame Garderobe: Maestro, you were so brave. Goodbye, mi amor.
Maestro Cadenza: Amore. No! Don't leave me.
[Froufrou falls down]
Mrs. Potts: Chip! Chip! Have you seen Chip? He ran off. Where is my little boy?
Cogsworth: Lumiere, I... I can't... speak...!
LumiÃ¨re: [sadly] It's alright, Cogsworth.
Cogsworth: I can't... Lumiere... my friend... it was an honor to serve... with you.
LumiÃ¨re: The honor... was mine.
[after he transform a clock back into a human]
Cogsworth: [sees Lumiere transforming back into a human] Lumiere!
LumiÃ¨re: Cogsworth, We've beat that clock!
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]
Lumiere: Maestro, your wife is upstairs, finding it harder and harder to stay awake! She's counting on you to help us break this curse!
Maestro Cadenza: Then I shall play through the dental pain!
Cogsworth: Maestro, play quietly, please.
Maestro Cadenza: Oh, quiet, sotta voce.
Maestro Cadenza: Of course. Are there any other tasteless demands you would like to make on my artistry?
Cogsworth: No, that's it.
[Clothilde tries to kill Lumiere, Cogsworth shoots her]
Cogsworth: [sees who it is] Oh, it can't be...
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.
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