The prodigious love story written by Gabrielle-Suzanne de Villeneuve is the one we have all grown up to. The fairy tale unwinds the story of an innocent and pure-hearted young woman falling in love with a self-obsessed and an unkind beast, who was once a prince. Let’s get inspired with our hand-picked best beauty and the beast quotes.
The mean-spirited prince suffering from the curse cast by an old witch whom he had turned down regarding her beneath him now dwelt within the walls of his castle and turned into a scary beast, and Belle, the lovely girl brave enough to face the suffering for her father’s mistake gets entangled with the ugly beast who lived in the scary woods and a castle that no one dared to pass.
Arguably the most iconic love story of our times, it elaborates on the kindness and softness within people underneath the hard shells of ferocity and anger.
The beast depicts the general understanding of a man, though in a more literal sense in the story.
But when given love and care, even the hardest of men can crumble down to be the kindest and most loving people.
It talks about fate as to how two people different in every manner and nature are bound together by love and care.
With this iconic Disney creation came some of the most iconic Disney quotes.
You have most certainly, at some point felt the need for the romantic and yet funny references but couldn’t recall any cool ones.
To rekindle the warm light of the fairytale of our childhood, here are 10 of the best quotes from the movie that has formed the foundation of our romantic fairytales.
Hand-picked Best Beauty and the Beast Quotes
I want adventure in the great wide somewhere, I wanted more than I can tell… For once it might be grand to have someone understand, I want so much more than they’ve got planned!” – Belle
How melodically Belle relaid these words of spirit as she runs off to the beautiful hill, both to escape and to find. Belle snubs Gaston for his overly charming proposal that fails on every aspect of what Belle desires, being married to a man more than obsessed with himself and to be merely a farm girl is not what she has in mind.
Belle has always been a girl of books, she loves to read from the only library in the village, the few books of which she has read and reread several times while Gaston obsesses over his contribution to mindless wars and bravery.
This quote has taught us that wars and violence are not the scales of valor.
Sometimes the bravest of us are those who wage a war against all odds of failure and reach for their dreams. Ultimately Belle finds herself living a life she could be proud of, she took a chance and landed with something she could never replace. Her one true love.
“Think of the one thing that you’ve always wanted. Now find it in your mind’s eye and feel it in your heart.” – Beast
Falling in love is letting all your defenses down and sharing your most precious belongings with the one your heart truly desires, and the beast does no different as he introduces Belle to the enchanted book that takes you anywhere you desire.
By gently helping her hand on the illuminating enchanted pages of the book, the beast asks her to picture the place where she would want to be the most, and Belle takes them to Paris. The beast, being a prince, knew all about the Louvre and asked her if she would love a visit but it was before he understood what the place they had been standing in truly was.
Belle had never been to Paris before, the place which took her mother because of the great plague, a secret she was a stranger to up until now, and a heavy sorrow that filled her father’s heart till date. The beast helps her unveil the tragedy that had happened as they were standing in the wooden structure that had been home to Belle’s parents before her father moved out
“It’s the ones who play hard to get that are always the sweetest prey. That’s what makes Belle so appealing; she hasn’t made a fool of herself just to gain my favor. What would you call that?” – Gaston
Talking about nostalgic recollections from the childhood fairytale, one cannot simply miss out on the mischiefs of Gaston and his charming gestures to win over Belle’s heart. Gaston was a character who was celebrated among the young ladies of the village, they would lay themselves out for Gaston but he would only use that to boast his good looks.
Gaston makes his way to the village after an expedition and as he is welcomed heartily by the girls, he rolls over to get a bouquet for Belle, who strolls out of the situation minding her book. Lefou asks Gaston to abandon hope and rather cherish the birds he had in his hand.
This quote was a unique representation of the fact that self-respect and holding your own instead of throwing yourself at every other opportunity not only allows you to dignify yourself but also attract people with your sense of self-awareness and dignity.
“Well, of course, he can talk. It’s all he ever does. Now, Lumière, as head of the household I demand that you put her back in her cell at once.” – Cogsworth
Locked in her cell after having taken hostage by the beast, Belle hears an indistinct chatter nearing and helping her out of the cage only to see that it was the very candle stand she grabbed on her way to find her father, and it was alive and moving!
She was struck by disbelief and amazement as the sturdy and rather old Cogsworth intrudes the question before it can be answered by Lumiere.
The grand plan of breaking Belle out of her cell and taking her to the guest room had been engineered by the easygoing and friendly Lumiere. Lumiere, like the dreamer he was, master and Belle to be the answer to the curse that had tied them down in an ugly fate for years.
This scene had taught us to follow our gut feelings like Lumiere had when he released Belle from her confinement and welcomed her into the castle properly. If he had not let her out, perhaps things would have ended differently by the end of our favorite Disney movie.
“You take me as your prisoner, and now you want to have dinner with me? Are you insane?” – Belle
This is the scene that really marked the delightful turn of events. The beast infuriated at the setting of another corner at the table for belle by Lumiere, Miss Potts, and Cogsworth storms into the kitchen to inquire who’s doing this had been.
Lumiere, being a player of words as he always has been, convinces the beast to go to Belle’s room and ask her to join him for dinner as it might be the start of they were all hoping for.
Belle, on the contrary, had been busy making an escape plan to jump out the window of her room at the top of a tower when she hears loud banging on the door. The quick arguments outside the room between the beast and Lumiere ended up in the beast getting out of character and asking her nicely
This quote denotes Belle’s disbelief at the sudden change in the beast’s attitude. It teaches us not to judge a book by its cover. The beast was tough on the outside because he had been in pain for years owing to the curse cast upon by the witch.
Belle showed him a way to get in touch with his human side. We often misjudge people and categorize them based on one particular act when in reality this person could just really be having a bad day.
“The people think I’m odd. So, I know how it feels to be…different. And I know how lonely that can be.” – Belle
The time when the blind cupid plays his tunes as he draws the Beauty and the Beast closer together. From the utter hatred to the conversing over books, and finally into the beautiful courtyard of roses where Belle’s father had first snapped a rose and earned himself life imprisonment, Belle and the Beast start growing affection as Belle catches the Beast reading romantic tales that he once so despised.
Caught off-guard, the Beast tries to explain and shape the book into horrors and swords but miserably fails. Beneath the exterior of a tough beast, the prince was just a human with emotions and feelings.
Despite the visible beauty and innocence at heart, Belle says she still had been the target of bar gossips in her village for being “Funny”. Belle assures the Beast to pay no attention to what people try to bring us down on. The moral of it all was simply that everyone, in their respective ways, is beautiful and perfect.
“You are the wildest, most gorgeous thing I’ve ever seen! Nobody deserves you…” – Gaston
Spicing up the list again with the most arrogant person in the tale, Gaston breaks his script to show a moment of romance and affection.
Gaston is seen having a moment of the purest form of affection he could ever be expected to show, he expresses his earnest feelings too but a mirror.
Gaston was an interesting character in the movie. Disney had manifested everything wrong with our modern society and morphed it into a villainous character; Gaston.
He was consumed by himself and put himself on a high pedestal made of his achievements at war, which no doubt were note-worthy, however, no reason to think any less of anyone else.
We often bury our vulnerable, human selves behind a wall of achievements and pride when really it’s just a means to hide our own true natures, which is of course humble figures of clay.
Gaston and the outcome of his self-obsession see him to a tragic end as everyone who puts themselves on a pedestal shall.
Think of it as; the higher you place yourself, the more it hurts to fall back down.
“And here I was thinking you were an utterly uneducated beast,” Belle said teasingly.
“I am a prince,” he responded with hauteur.”
Exchanging a moment of fondness, Belle makes a witty remark to beasts quick following up of her narrated story.
To this beast reminds her of his high status, all in the spirit of good humor.
An adorable moment, probably the first one where the Beast isn’t afraid to show his soft side to Belle.
Both of them are amused by either one’s interest in books, which makes the Beast introduce Belle to his grand Library.
For a bookworm like Belle, this library full of new and exciting tales was one of the best gifts anyone had ever offered to her. Belle starts realizing how the Beast had been a prince because of his education and literary sense and completely overwhelmed by the volumes of books in the library.
This particular scene had taught us how sometimes a complete stranger can sometimes understand you like no one else and offer the best gift that no one else might have ever thought to give.
What do you want to be for the rest of your life, Cogsworth? A man or a mantle clock? – Lumiere
The thick French accent of Lumiere never shows signs of fear but always of confidence and self-belief. And that is exactly what we get to witness as he goes against every command of their master to organize a feast of a dinner for Belle. Cogsworth, being the hesitant one, questions and warns Lumiere about facing the blame later on, to which Lumiere says, “yes, I will make sure of it!”
Lumiere was one of our favorite characters in this movie, and his witty remarks were sure to make the list for the top quotes of the movie. He was a spirit of light humor and enjoyimg the moment.
“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 forevermore…”
Goodbyes are always the hardest when it comes to the people we love and care about, and that is exactly what is shown in the sorrowful goodbye of the Beast to Belle as he sends her to her father’s aid after finding out he had been the target of Gaston’s mischiefs.
Belle rushes out to find Phillipe and get striding through the forest and to her village.
The fading glimpses of the damsel are the only comfort the Beast’s heart as he loiters from tower to tower, getting higher and higher, so that he doesn’t lose sight of Belle as she rides away.
On the night of their much romantic dance, the Beast also gifts to her his magic mirror in hopes that she remembers him against all odds.
There is grief all over the castle as the time for the last petal to drop is almost upon them and their biggest hope, Belle had to ride away the very same night.
But the Beast knows, to love is to let go!
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