Beauty And The Beast Quotes

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Brigid Kemmerer
“I am always surprised to discover that when the world seems darkest, there exists the greatest opportunity for light.”
Brigid Kemmerer, A Curse So Dark and Lonely

Robin McKinley
“As I have said, you have no reason to trust me, and an excellent reason not to.”
Robin McKinley, Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast

Aya Ling
“If the Beast gave me a library like he gave to Belle, I’d marry him too.”
Aya Ling , The Ugly Stepsister

Meagan Spooner
“She moves like beauty, she whispers to us of wind and forest—and she tells us stories, such stories that we wake in the night, dreaming dreams of a life long past. she reminds us of what we used to be.

She reminds us of what we could be.”
Meagan Spooner, Hunted

Stacey Jay
“And what good is a voice when so few will listen?”
Stacey Jay, Of Beast and Beauty

Emma Donoghue
“And as the years flowed by, some villagers told travelers of a beast and a beauty who lived in the castle and could be seen walking on the battlements, and others told of two beauties, and others, of two beasts.”
Emma Donoghue, Kissing the Witch: Old Tales in New Skins

Brigid Kemmerer
“My father once said we are all dealt a hand at birth. A good hand can ultimately lose - just as a poor hand can win - but we must all play the cards fate deals. The choices we face may not be the choices we want, but they are choices nonetheless.”
Brigid Kemmerer, A Curse So Dark and Lonely

Ava Zavora
“It was her favorite story, that she remembers, but she would be hard-pressed to retell it now, faithfully, as it had been told to her. All she could recall were frayed, sleep-watered images of a forgotten castle in the middle of a wild forest, stone statues, crimson roses, and a dark, animal presence never seen, but which stained her memory of the tale, even past its edges to the daylight after.”
Ava Zavora, Belle Noir: Tales of Love and Magic

Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont
“Since you are so kind as to think of me, be so kind as to bring me a rose, for as none grow hereabouts, they are a kind of rarity.”
Jeanne Marie Beaumont

Ava Zavora
“Some curses fade and leave nothing but the faintest mark, a tea stain on watered silk. There are those that are so malevolent that, upon defeat, explode in a fiery burst of sulfurous flames, burning everything they touch as they die. Others dissolve like morning mist in the brightness of the midday sun. Some cannot be defeated at all, but feed upon the energy spent trying to vanquish it, growing more and more potent with each failed attempt.

And then there are those ancient curses with deceptively simple antidotes that shatter like jagged shards of a vast mirror.

These curses may be broken, but never completely destroyed, sharp slivers of light distorted.”
Ava Zavora, Belle Noir: Tales of Love and Magic

Meagan Spooner
“None of this was what held Yeva's gaze. Because in the bottom of the valley, straddling the river nestled in the foothills, was a castle.”
Meagan Spooner, Hunted

Madisyn Carlin
“After four months, grief shouldn’t hurt this much. Shouldn’t threaten to rend her heart in a thousand pieces.”
Madisyn Carlin, Shattered Reaction

Katee Robert
“Monsters are more effective than princes when it comes to keeping what you care about safe.”
Katee Robert, The Beast

Jennifer Donnelly
“All her life, she'd loved books. She loved the look of them, the smell of them, the sweet weight of them in her arms. Most of all, she loved the feeling she got every time she picked one up-the feeling of holding an entire world in her hands.”
Jennifer Donnelly, Beauty and the Beast: Lost in a Book

Liz Braswell
“They’re delightful,” Belle said, sighing. “I wish I had a dozen of them at home.” “Children?” the Beast said, eyes wide and eyebrows high. "Talking teacups.”
Liz Braswell, As Old as Time

Bethel Grove
“We are fortunate to serve a God who loves new life and second chances.”
Bethel Grove, Redeeming the Beast: A Devotional Adventure through Beauty and the Beast

Liz Braswell
“Giggling and making little tinkling noises on the floor, the teacups scurried over to the marble-topped occasional table. There was a pretty woven and quilted hot pad on it, which they carefully arranged themselves on like a pile of puppies bedding down for the night.”
Liz Braswell, As Old as Time

Jennifer Donnelly
“Oh, my. Oh, dear," he said. "Is this also love? This terrible pain?"
Belle nodded.
"Love is hard. I had no idea how hard. Is it worth the pain?"
"Yes," Belle said. "It is.”
Jennifer Donnelly, Beauty and the Beast: Lost in a Book

Bethel Grove
“I look at the sacrifice Belle made for her father and ask myself "Would I be able to do the same?”
Bethel Grove, Redeeming the Beast: A Devotional Adventure through Beauty and the Beast

Bethel Grove
“Knowing that the quality of our lives will be judged by how well we love others should be a challenge to all of us”
Bethel Grove, Redeeming the Beast: A Devotional Adventure through Beauty and the Beast

“When her kiss transforms the Beast, she is furious.

'You should have warned me! Here I was smitten by an exceptional being, and all of a sudden, my fiance becomes an ordinary distinguished young man!”
Fernand Noziere, Three Gallant Plays

“Oh, my goodness," Sylvie said with obvious delight, immediately leaning down for a closer look at the former professor's Beauty and the Beast spread.
There were iced biscuits, piped well, each in the shape of an animated character. Happily chomping down on a smiling teapot, Mariana cooed, "Look at the gingerbread houses."
Adam had re-created the central square of a small French-inspired town in gingerbread blocks, chocolate beams, and blown sugar fountains. He'd mechanized the latter to spill out a cascade of syrup, which fizzed like sherbet and tasted far better than Dominic had expected.
Most of the sugar-craft requirements had been checked off on the cake, however, and the sculpted objects that stood atop the icing. Even for a highly skilled, trained sugar artist, it was difficult to pull off a human figure, and Adam had wisely opted for the Beast's enchanted household: the clock, the candelabra, and so on.”
Lucy Parker, Battle Royal

Sarah K.L. Wilson
“Perfection,” he said with a suave smile. “We’re the beauty and the beast of legend. I, of course, am the beauty.”
Sarah K.L. Wilson, Dance With The Sword

“The first known published text of the classic fairy tale "Beauty and the Beast" was written by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve in 1740 and collected in her compilation La Jeune Américaine et les contes marins. To say that the story met with favor is an understatement. By 1756, "Beauty and the Beast" was so well known that Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont wrote an abridged edition of it that would become the popular version included in collections of fairy tales throughout the nineteenth century (although Andrew Lang went back to de Villeneuve's original for his groundbreaking anthology The Blue Fairy Book, first published in 1891 as the beginning of a twelve-book series that would revolutionize the anthologizing of fairy tales for young read ers). Fifteen years later. Jean-François Marmontel and André Ernest Modeste Grétry adapted de Villeneuve's story as the book for the opera Zémire et Azor. the start of more than two centuries of extraliterary treatments that now include Jean Cocteau's famous 1946 film La Belle et la Bête, Walt Disney's 1991 animated feature Beauty and the Beast, and countless other cinematic, televi sion, stage, and musical variations on the story's theme.

More than 4,000 years after it became part of the oral storytelling tradi tion, it is easy to understand why "Beauty and the Beast" continues to be one of the most popular fairy tales of all time, and a seemingly inexhaustible source of inspiration for artists working in all mediums. Its theme of the power of unconditional love is one that never grows old.”
Various, Beauty and the Beast and Other Classic Fairy Tales

Iris Murdoch
“Aleph was such a prize, and he was such a pirate.'
'My mother said that Aleph would be carried off by an older man, a tycoon - well, I suppose Lucas qualified - but how can they be happy? That seems impossible.'
'I can see them as happy.'
'Beauty and the Beast. Women love Beasts.”
Iris Murdoch, The Green Knight

Fenna Edgewood
“He was gleamingly, smolderingly beautiful, like a pure medieval knight or a young King Arthur stepping off the pages of a painting.
Though it was always Lancelot who was shown with fair hair like Linden's, those long strands of dark gold and amber softening the hard planes of his warrior-strong face. Did Lancelot have a mouth like Linden's? Full and strong and sensual? Suggesting unspeakable delights if one could only unlock the man who possessed it?
Was it a mouth like this which undid Guinevere?”
Fenna Edgewood, Once Upon a Midwinter's Kiss: A Christmas Beauty-and-the-Beast Regency Romance

Glen Keane
“I don't know if there's an illustration more clear as to what can really take place in a person's life spiritually than this animated character transforming from an animal to a prince”
Glen Keane

Bethel Grove
“Realizing that [Beauty and the Beast] is the Beast's story allows us to see everything through the ultimate lens of this story - redemption”
Bethel Grove, Redeeming the Beast: A Devotional Adventure through Beauty and the Beast

Bethel Grove
“Belle trusted that her earthly father had her best interest at heart. Do you trust that your Heavenly Father has yours?”
Bethel Grove, Redeeming the Beast: A Devotional Adventure through Beauty and the Beast

Bethany Kohler
“Take heed, my sweet,
For you shall rue
The day you found
In me a foe;

And what, you ask,
Is my revenge?
You will not understand,
But I will tell:

To think you know
When you know not;
To think you see
When you are blind;

No might can break,
No wit cast off,
This curse with which
I bind thee;

Your cunning plans,
Your strength of will,
Alike shall fail
To free thee.

It can be broken, yes;
The way of that is hid;
You never shall break free,
As none before you did.

A lowly thing,
A gentle thing,
May break the spell at last;

But hope is vain
That wastes itself
On such a hopeless task.”
Bethany Kohler, Trompe l'Oeil: Beauty and the Beast Retold

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