Cinderella is one of our favorite fairytales and animated Disney movies of all time. Most little girls dream about becoming princesses. One day a handsome prince will come along, save them and they will live together happily ever after. It’s pure and beautiful.
Cinderella is a folk-tale and has thousands of variants known throughout the world, but the main idea underlying the story refers to unjust oppression and triumphant reward. The first literary European version was written by Giambattista Basile, and the most popular by Charles Perrault; still, most of us know it from Grimms’ Fairy Tales, by Brothers Grimm.
We’re all grown up now and tough enough to save ourselves. We know that “prince” is just another word for the one that can help us build our own modern fairytale. But Cinderella is one of the stories that kept us daydreaming throughout our childhood and made us not want to settle down for anything less than happiness. And most importantly, it taught us to never give up on our dreams.
Here are 17 Cinderella quotes to make you believe in your dreams again.
Who she is or whence she came, he knows not, nor does he care for his heart tells him that here, here is the maid he is predestined to be his bride– Grand Duke
If there’s any chance to set things right, I simply got to try. – Cinderella
I know it isn’t easy, but at least we should try to get along together. And that includes you, your majesty. – Cinderella
I have to tell you a secret that will see you through all the trials that life can offer. Have courage and be kind. – Ella’s Mother
Cause if you tell a wish, it won’t come true. – Cinderella
A dream is a wish your heart makes when you’re fast asleep. – Cinderella
But like all dreams, I’m afraid this won’t last forever. – Fairy Godmother
Oh, that clock! Oh, killjoy! I hear you. ‘Come on, get up!’ you say. ‘Time to start another day!’
I believe that animals listen and speak to us if we only have the ear for it. That’s how we learn to look after them. – Ella’s Mother
No matter how your heart is grieving, if you keep on believing, the dream that you wish will come true. – Cinderella
Just because it’s what’s done, doesn’t mean it’s what’s should be done. Or something like that. – Prince Charming
If you’d lost all your faith, I couldn’t be here. And here I am! – Fairy Godmother
Well, there’s one thing: they can’t order me to stop dreaming. – Cinderella
And yet, through it all, Cinderella remained ever gentle and kind, for with each dawn she found new hope that someday, her dreams of happiness would come true. – Narrator
So I’ll trust my heart, what else can I do? I can’t live in dreams if my dreams are to come true. – Cinderella
When there is kindness, there is goodness. When there is goodness, there is magic. – Ella’s Mother
Cinderella: Mr. Lizard, I’m scared. I’m only a girl, not a princess.
Lizard Footman: And I’m only a lizard, not a footman. Enjoy it while it lasts.