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Maurice (Character)
from Beauty and the Beast (1991)

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Beauty and the Beast (2017)
Maurice: Belle, you must leave here! This castle is alive!

Belle: [sees the Beast's silhouette in an upper part of the tower] Who's there? Who are you?
Beast: [angrily] Who are *you*?
Belle: I've come for my father!
Beast: Your father... is a thief!
Belle: Liar!
Beast: He stole a rose.
Belle: I asked for the rose. Punish ME, not him.
Maurice: No, he means forever. Apparently, that's what happens around here when you pick a flower!
Belle: [to the Beast] A life sentence for a rose?
Beast: [leaps down to her section of the tower, but remains hidden in the shadows] I received eternal damnation for one. I'm merely locking him away. Now, do you still wish to take your father's place?
Belle: Come into the light.
[the Beast doesn't move. Belle grabs Lumiere and holds him up to his face. Seeing the Beast's intimidating appearance, she gasps in fear]
Beast: [irked] Choose.

Maurice: [to Belle] Don't be afraid.
Belle: I'm not afraid.

Maurice: [singing in his workshop] How does a moment last forever? How can a story never die? / It is love we must hold on to, never easy, but we try / Sometimes our happiness is captured, somehow a time and place stand still, / Love lives on inside our hearts, and always will
[later on]
Belle: [returns to Montmartre] This is the Paris of my childhood, these were the borders of my life / In this crumbling, dusty attic, where an artist loved his wife / Easy to remember, harder to move on / Knowing the Paris of my childhood, is gone...

Gaston: [to Maurice, as he's thrown in a carriage] Have you seen the inside of a mad house, Maurice? You wouldn't last a week. Just give me your daughter and I'll set you free.
Maurice: Never.
[Gaston looks mad, closes the carriage door]
Gaston: Take him away!

Maurice: I won't let you do this! I lost your mother. I won't lose you, too!

Maurice: [realizing about Gaston marrying Belle] You will *never* marry my daughter.

Gaston: I am done playing this game of yours. Where is Belle?
Maurice: The Beast took her...
Gaston: There are no such things as beasts, or talking teacups, or magic! But there are wolves, frostbite, and starvation!
LeFou: [stands up] Deep breaths, Gaston. Deep breaths.
[Gaston breathes deeply, then turns to Maurice]
Gaston: So, why don't we just turn around, go back to Villeneuve? I'm sure Belle is at home, cooking up a lovely dinner.
Maurice: If you think I've made all this up, Then why did you offer to help?
Gaston: Because, I want to marry your daughter!... Now, let's go home.
Maurice: Belle is not at home! She is with the...
Gaston: [grabs Maurice] You say beast one more time, I WILL FEED YOU TO THE WOLVES!
LeFou: [tries to stops him] Gaston! Stop it. Breathe, think of happy thoughts, go back to the war, bloods, explosions, countless widows.
Gaston: Widows...
LeFou: Yes, yes. That's it...
[Gaston calms down. LeFou taps his nose]
LeFou: That's it.
[Gaston turns to Maurice, smiling. Maurice recoils]
Gaston: Maurice! Please forgive me, old bean. That's no way to talk to my future father-in-law, now is it?
Maurice: Who's your father-in-law? You will *never* marry my *daughter*.
[Beat. Then Gaston furiously punches Maurice in the face, knocking him out]
LeFou: I saw that coming.

Belle: Papa, do you think I'm odd?
Maurice: Odd? My daughter, odd? Where did you get an idea like that?
Belle: I don't know. People talk.

Maurice: So, what can I bring you from the market?
Belle: A rose; like the one in the painting.
Maurice: You ask for that every year.
Belle: And every year, you bring it.
Maurice: Then I shall bring you another. You have my word.
Belle: Goodbye, Papa.

Chip: Mom said I wasn't supposed to move because it might be scary. Sorry.
Maurice: It's alright.
[he flees the dining hall in fear]

Gaston: Maurice. Thank heavens. I've spent the last 5 days trying to find you.
Maurice: You tried to kill me! You left me to the wolves!

Maurice: Belle, listen to me. It's alright. Now go. Live your life. And forget me.
Belle: Forget you? Everything I am is because of you.


Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Belle: [in the darkness] Who's there? Who are you?
Beast: The master of this castle.
Belle: I've come for my father. Please, let him out! Can't you see, he's sick?
Beast: [Yelling] Then he shouldn't have trespassed here!
Belle: But he could die! Please, I'll do anything!
Beast: There's nothing you can do! He's my prisoner.
Belle: [to herself] Oh, there must be some way I can.
[to the Beast]
Belle: Wait! Take me instead.
Beast: You?
[pause]
Beast: You would take his place?
Maurice: Belle, no! You don't know what you're doing!
Belle: [to the Beast] If I did, would you let him go?
Beast: Yes. But you must promise to stay here forever!
Belle: [pause] Come into the light.
[the Beast steps in the castle light to reveal himself; Belle gasps and turns away]
Maurice: No, Belle! I won't let you do this!
[Belle looks at him, then rises]
Belle: You have my word.
Beast: Done!
[Belle kneels to the floor, sobbing]

Beast: Who are you? What are you doing here?
Maurice: I-I-I was lost in the woods, and-and.
Beast: You're not welcome here!
Maurice: I-I-I'm sorry.
Beast: What're you staring at?
Maurice: N-nothing.
Beast: So, you've come to stare at the Beast have you?
Maurice: Please, I meant no harm. I-I just need a place to stay.
Beast: I'll give you a place to stay.
Maurice: No, no! Please! Don't, no!

Maurice: [about his machine] I'm I'm about ready to give up on this hunk of junk.
Belle: You always say that!
Maurice: I mean it this time! I'll never get this boneheaded contraption to work!
Belle: Yes you will, and you'll win first prize at the fair tomorrow.
[Maurice frowns]
Belle: And become a world famous inventor.
Maurice: You really believe that?
Belle: I always have.
Maurice: Well, what are we waiting for? I'll have this thing fixed in no time!


"Beauty and the Beast: Once Upon a Time (#1.1)" (1987)
Charles Chandler: When you put your mind to it, you're a fine corporate lawyer.
Catherine Chandler: No, Dad. I'm the daughter of a fine corporate lawyer.

Charles Chandler: You could do a lot worse than Tom Gunther...
Catherine Chandler: ...and have!


"Once Upon a Time: The Crocodile (#2.4)" (2012)
Moe French: You're a monster, Rumplestiltskin.

[Gold has just saved Belle from being sent across the town line]
Belle: Thank you for what you just did. But that doesn't change that you're too cowardly to be honest with me.
Mr. Gold: But Belle, I...
Moe French: I tried to tell him that, Belle. Come with me, darling.
Belle: After what you just tried to do to me? You're no better, Father. You don't get to decide what I do or how I feel; I do. If either of you cared about me, you would've listened. I don't wanna see either of you again. Ever.


Beauty and the Beast (1946)
La Bête: So, my dear sir, you steal my roses. You steal my roses, the things I love most in all the world. Your luck has gone from bad to worse. You could have taken anything except my roses. The punishment for this simple theft is death!
Belle's Father: Sir, I didn't know. I meant no harm. My daughter asked me to bring her a rose.
La Bête: Don't address me as "sir." I'm called the Beast! I don't like compliments. Don't try to understand. You have fifteen minutes to prepare to die!
Belle's Father: Sir...
La Bête: Again! The Beast orders you to be silent. You stole a rose, so you must die. Unless one of your daughters... how many do you have?
Belle's Father: Three.
La Bête: Unless one of your daughters agrees to pay your debt and take your place.
Belle's Father: But...
La Bête: Don't argue! Be off! Make the most of the chance I have offered you. And should your daughters refuse to die in your place, swear to return in three days. Swear it!
Belle's Father: I swear. But how will I find my way home? I got lost in the forest.
La Bête: You'll find a white horse in my stables. His name is Magnificent. Whisper in his ear, "go where I am going, Magnificent. Go, go, go!" He'll take you home and bring you back to my castle, should your daughters prove too cowardly to ride him in your place. Go now!


"Beauty and the Beast: Masques (#1.5)" (1987)
Charles Chandler: [arriving at Catherine's apartment to find her in just a towel] Am I early, are you late, or is that your costume?