The Childlike Empress Quotes in The NeverEnding Story (1984)


The Childlike Empress Quotes:

  • The Childlike Empress: Bastian. Why don't you do what you dream, Bastian?

    Bastian: But I can't, I have to keep my feet on the ground!

    The Childlike Empress: Call my name. Bastian, please! Save us!

    Bastian: All right! I'll do it! I'll save you! I will do what I dream!

    [Climbs to the window and yells out in the storm:]

    Bastian: MOONCHILD!

  • Atreyu: What will happen if he doesn't appear?

    The Childlike Empress: [sadly] Then our world will disappear - and so will I.

    Atreyu: How could he let that happen?

    The Childlike Empress: He doesn't understand that he's the one who has the power to stop it. He simply can't imagine that one little boy could be that important.

    Bastian: Is it really me?

    Atreyu: Maybe he doesn't know what he has to do!

    Bastian: [shouts] What DO I have to do?

    The Childlike Empress: He has to give me a new name. He's already chosen it. He just has to call it out.

  • The Childlike Empress: It was the only way to get in touch with an earthling.

    Atreyu: But I didn't get in touch with an earthling!

    The Childlike Empress: Yes, you did. He has suffered with you. He went through everything you went through; and now, he has come here with you. He is very close... listening to every word, we say.

    Bastian: [as he is reading, Bastian can't believe it] *What*?

  • Bastian: Why is it so dark?

    The Childlike Empress: In the beginning, it is always dark.

  • Bastian: How many wishes do I get?

    The Childlike Empress: As many as you want. And the more wishes you make, the more magnificent Fantasia will become.

    Bastian: Really?

    The Childlike Empress: Try it.

    Bastian: My first wish is...

  • Bastian: What is that?

    The Childlike Empress: One grain of sand. It is all that remains of my vast empire.

    Bastian: Fantasia has totally disappeared?

    The Childlike Empress: Yes.

    Bastian: Then, everything's been in vain.

    The Childlike Empress: No, it hasn't. Fantasia can arise anew, from your dreams and wishes, Bastian.

  • The Childlike Empress: You have found the only wish powerful enough to save us, Bastian. The emptiness cannot be destroyed; it had to be filled with love.

    Bastian Bux: [takes off the Auryn and gives it to her] And Auryn?

    The Childlike Empress: Is only a mirror of what's inside of you, Bastian. Courage comes from the heart; not from symbols.

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