Mother Gothel Quotes in Tangled (2010)
Mother Gothel Quotes:
[looking in the mirror with Rapunzel]
Mother Gothel: Look in that mirror. I see a strong, confident, beautiful young lady.
Mother Gothel: Oh look, you're here too.
Rapunzel: So Mother, earlier I was saying tomorrow is a really big day, and you didn't really respond, so I'm just gonna tell you: IT'S MY BIRTHDAY! Tada!
Mother Gothel: No no no, can't be. I distinctly remember, your birthday was last year.
Rapunzel: That's the funny thing about birthdays, they're kind of an annual thing.
Mother Gothel: [Rapunzel has just locked Flynn in her closet] Rapunzel! Let down your hair!
Rapunzel: One moment, Mother!
Mother Gothel: I have a big surprise!
Rapunzel: Uh... I do too!
Mother Gothel: Ooh, I'll bet my surprise is bigger!
Rapunzel: [to herself] I seriously doubt it.
Rapunzel: I met someone.
Mother Gothel: Yes. The wanted thief, I'm so proud.
Mother Gothel: [angrily] Enough with the lights, Rapunzel! YOU are not leaving this tower! EVER!
[sits down dramatically]
Mother Gothel: Great. Now I'M the bad guy.
Mother Gothel: Rapunzel, please, stop with the mumbling. You know how I feel about the mumbling. Blah blah blah blah blah, it's very annoying! I'm just teasing, you're adorable. I love you so much, darling.
[Rapunzel pulls Mother Gothel up the tower]
Rapunzel: Hi. Welcome home, Mother.
Mother Gothel: Oh! Rapunzel! How you manage to do that every single day without fail! It looks absolutely exhausting, darling!
Rapunzel: Oh, it's nothing.
Mother Gothel: [in a sing-song voice] Then I don't know why it takes so long.
Mother Gothel: [singing] Skip the drama, stay with Mama!
Mother Gothel: [singing] Mother knows best./Take it from your mumsy./On your own you won't survive./Sloppy, underdressed,/Immature, clumsy,/Please!/They'll eat you up alive!
Rapunzel: [about Flynn] I think he likes me.
Mother Gothel: Likes you? Please, Rapunzel, that's demented!
Rapunzel: But Mother, I...
Mother Gothel: This is why you never should have left!/Dear, this whole romance that you've invented / Just proves you're too naive to be here./Why would he like you? Come on now, really./Look at you! You think that he's impressed?/Don't be a dummy, come with mummy./Mother...
Mother Gothel: No? Oh. I see how it is. Rapunzel knows best; Rapunzel's so mature now./Such a clever grown-up miss./Rapunzel knows best. Fine, if you're so sure now,/Go ahead and give him this, huh?
[reveals the satchel with the crown inside]
Rapunzel: [shocked] How did you...?
Mother Gothel: THIS is why he's here! Don't let him deceive you!/Give it to him, watch, you'll see!
Rapunzel: I will!
Mother Gothel: Trust me, my dear, that's how fast he'll leave you./I won't say I told you so!/No, Rapunzel knows best!/So, if he's such a dreamboat,/Go and put him to the test!
Rapunzel: Mother, wait!
Mother Gothel: If he's lying, don't come crying/Mother... knows best!
Mother Gothel: Rapunzel? Rapunzel, what's going on up there? Are you all right?
Rapunzel: [whispers] I'm the lost princess.
Mother Gothel: [sighs] Please speak up, Rapunzel. You know how I hate the mumbling...
Rapunzel: [louder] I am the lost princess! Aren't I?
[Mother Gothel stares in shock]
Rapunzel: Did I mumble, Mother? Or should I even call you that?
Mother Gothel: [pauses, then regains composure] Oh, Rapunzel, do you even hear yourself? Why would you ask such a ridiculous question?
Rapunzel: [pushes her away, angry and frightened] It was you! It was ALL you!
Mother Gothel: [coldly] Everything I did was to protect YOU.
[Rapunzel shoves past Gothel in disgust]
Mother Gothel: Rapunzel!
Rapunzel: I've spent my entire life hiding from people who would use me for my power...
Mother Gothel: Rapunzel!
Rapunzel: ...when I should have been hiding - from YOU!
Mother Gothel: Where will you go? He won't be there for you.
Rapunzel: What did you do to him?
Mother Gothel: That criminal is to be hanged for his crimes.
Rapunzel: [gasps] No...
Mother Gothel: Now, now, it's all right. Listen to me. All of this is as it should be.
[She tries to touch Rapunzel, but Rapunzel grabs her wrist]
Rapunzel: No! You were wrong about the world. And you were wrong about ME! And I will NEVER let you use my hair again!
[Mother Gothel breaks free of Rapunzel's grip, only to cause a nearby mirror to fall and smash. Rapunzel then turns to leave]
Mother Gothel: You want me to be the bad guy? Fine.
[advances toward Rapunzel threateningly]
Mother Gothel: Now I'm the bad guy.
Mother Gothel: [singing] ... The *Plague!*
Rapunzel: [shocked] No!
Mother Gothel: [gleefully] Yes!
Mother Gothel: I'm just teasing!
Mother Gothel: [after tricking Rapunzel into returning to the tower with her] I really did try, Rapunzel. I tried to warn you what was out there. The world is dark and selfish and cruel. If it finds even the slightest ray of sunshine, it destroys it!
Short Thug: [drunkenly stumbles out the door] I got a dream, I got some dream, I- Oh, somebody get me a glass, 'cause I just found me a tall glass of water.
Mother Gothel: [flirtatiously] Oh, stop it, you big lug.
Mother Gothel: [holds a knife to Shorty's nose] Where does that tunnel lead out?
Short Thug: [nervously] Knife!
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