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Quotes for
William Van Dort (Character)
from Corpse Bride (2005)

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Corpse Bride (2005)
Emil: Lord and Lady Everglot, Mr. and Mrs. Van Dort.
William Van Dort: [to Maudeline] Why... you must be Miss Victoria. Yes, I must say you don't look a day over twenty. No. Oh, yes.

Nell Van Dort: [singing] It's a beautiful day!
William Van Dort: [singing] It's a rather nice day.
Nell Van Dort: [singing] A day for a glorious wedding!
William Van Dort: A rehearsal, my dear, to be perfectly clear.
Nell Van Dort: A rehearsal for a glorious wedding!
William Van Dort: Assuming nothing happens that we don't really know.
Nell Van Dort: That nothing unexpected interferes with the show.
Nell Van Dort, William Van Dort: [singing] And that's why everything, every last little thing, every single tiny microscopic little thing must go...
Nell Van Dort: [singing] According to plan!
William Van Dort: Our son will be married!
Nell Van Dort: [singing] According to plan!
William Van Dort: And our family carried,
Nell Van Dort, William Van Dort: [singing] Elevated to the heights of society!
Nell Van Dort: To the costumed balls!
William Van Dort: In the hallowed halls!
Nell Van Dort: Rubbing elbows with the finest!
William Van Dort: And having crumpets with Her Highness!
Nell Van Dort, William Van Dort: [singing] We'll be there! We'll be seen! Having tea with the queen! We'll forget everything... that we've ever ever been!

Maudeline Everglot: [speaking] Marriage is a partnership, a little tit for tat; you'd think a lifetime watching us
[singing]
Maudeline Everglot: might have taught her that, might have taught her that.
Finnis Everglot: Everything must be perfect.
Maudeline Everglot: Everything must be perfect.
Maudeline Everglot, Finnis Everglot: Everything must be perfect, perfect!
Maudeline Everglot, Finnis Everglot, Nell Van Dort, William Van Dort: That's why everything/every last everything/every single tiny microscopic little thing must go... According to plan!

Nell Van Dort: Blimey, it's my dress is caught.
Mayhew: Begging your pardon, ma'am.
William Van Dort: Come on, dear.
Nell Van Dort: It's not me. It's my dress that's caught. Where is Victor? We might be late.

William Van Dort: You've certainly hooked a winner this time, Victor.
Nell Van Dort: Now, all you have to do is reel her in.
Victor Van Dort: I'm already reeling, Mother. Shouldn't Victoria Everglot be marrying a lord or something?
Nell Van Dort: Oh, nonsense. We're every bit of good as the Everglots. I always knew I deserved better than a fish merchant's life.
Victor Van Dort: But I've never even spoken to her.
Nell Van Dort: Well, at least we have that in our favor.
[Mayhew coughs]
Nell Van Dort: Mayhew! Silence that blasted coughing!

Nell Van Dort: Oh, it's almost dawn! Where could he be?
Town Crier: Victor Van Dort elopes with corpse! Heartbroken bride to wed wealthy newcomer!
Nell Van Dort: Wealthy newcomer? It cannot be.
William Van Dort: Did he say corpse?
Nell Van Dort: Oh, don't be ridiculous. What corpse would marry our Victor?
[Mayhew coughs]
Nell Van Dort: Oh, Mayhew! Silence that blasted coughing! Mayhew, are you trying to kill us? I think he's trying to kill us!