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Quotes for
Barkis Bittern (Character)
from Corpse Bride (2005)

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Corpse Bride (2005)
The Corpse Bride: Get out!
Barkis Bittern: Oh, I'm leaving.
[evil laugh]
Barkis Bittern: [picking up the wine goblet] But first! A toast, to Emily. Always the bridesmaid, never the bride! Tell me, my dear, can a heart still break once it's stopped beating? Hm?

[the Corpse Bride recognizes Lord Barkis]
The Corpse Bride: You!
Barkis Bittern: Emily?
[Lord Barkis and Emily are shocked to see each other]
The Corpse Bride: You!
Barkis Bittern: But, but I left you.
The Corpse Bride: For dead!

Barkis Bittern: Would you care to repeat tonight's headline for us?
Town Crier: [shouting so loud that the teacups rattle] HEAR YE, HEAR YE! VICTOR VAN DORT SEEN THIS NIGHT ON THE BRIDGE IN THE ARMS OF A MYSTERY WOMAN! THE DARK-HAIRED TEMPTRESS AND MASTER VAN DORT SLIPPED AWAY INTOT HE NIGHT!
[lowers voice]
Town Crier: And now the weather. Scattered showers...
Barkis Bittern: Enough! That will be all.

Maggot: Let me at him! Let me at him! Don't hold me back!
Elder Gutknecht: [holding crowd back] Wait! We must abide by their rules! We are amongst the living.
Barkis Bittern: Well said.
[drinks potion]
Maggot: [after Lord Barkis drinks potion] Not anymore!
Elder Gutknecht: Yep. You're right. He's all yours.

Barkis Bittern: [disrupting the wedding] Oh, how touching. I always cry at weddings. Finally, our two young lovers are together at last. Surely now they can live happily ever after? But you forget...
Barkis Bittern: [snatches Victoria] She's still my wife! And I'm not leaving here empty-handed!

Barkis Bittern: [to the Everglotts and Van Dorts] Do call for me if you need my assistance...
Barkis Bittern: [glances at Victoria] in *any way*.

Barkis Bittern: [looking at a portrait of Victoria] Oh, my dear. Don't look at me that way. You have only to suffer this union untill death do us part. And that will come sooner than you think...

Maudeline Everglot: Ah, Lord Barkin. I trust the room is to your liking.
Barkis Bittern: Thank you. You are a most gracious hostess, which is what pains me to be the bearer of such bad news.

Nell Van Dort: [about Victor] Mystery woman? He doesn't even know any women.
Barkis Bittern: So you thought.