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Cinderella (1997 film) Quotes

Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella is a Musical film that was first aired in 1997 on American Broadcasting Company. Cinderella completed its run in 1970.

It features Mike Moder as producer, Richard Rodgers as theme composer, and Ralf D. Bode as head of cinematography. Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella is executive produced by Whitney Houston.

Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella is 88 minutes long. Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella is produced by Walt Disney Television and distributed by Disney-ABC Domestic Television.

The cast includes: Victor Garber as King, Whoopi Goldberg as Queen Constantina, Brandy Norwood as Cinderella, Jason Alexander as Lionel, Natalie Desselle-Reid as Minerva, Veanne Cox as Calliope, and Whitney Houston as Fairy Godmother.

Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella Quotes

Whitney Houston as Fairy Godmother

  • (Whitney Houston) "Impossible. / For a plain yellow pumpkin to become a golden carriage / Impossible. / For a plain country bumpkin and a Prince to join in marriage."
  • (Whitney Houston) "Impossible, for a plain yellow pumpkin to become a golden carriage/Impossible for a plain country pumpkin and a prince to join in marriage. A slipper made of glass is just a shoe and dreamers never make the dream come true. Impossible."
  • (Whitney Houston) "Cinderella, if you really love him, why don't you let him know?"
  • (Brandy Norwood) "How can I? Look at me."
  • (Whitney Houston) "Do you really think he fell in love with your fancy gown and your pretty braids?"
  • (Brandy Norwood) "I don't know anymore and if you hadn't help me --"
  • (Whitney Houston) "You didn't need my help. You just thought you did. Believe in yourself, Cinderella, and trust him to love you as you really are."
  • (Whitney Houston) "But the world is full of zanies and fools / Who don't believe in sensible rules/ And won't believe what sensible people say / And because these daft and dewey-eyed dopes / Keep building up impossible hopes / Impossible / Things are happening everyday"

Victor Garber as King

  • (Victor Garber) "Who is that charming girl?"
  • (Whoopi Goldberg) "No one seems to know. She is stunning isn't she?"
  • (Victor Garber) "A vision -- Why, if I were young man I'd --"
  • (Whoopi Goldberg) "Yes, dear?"
  • (Victor Garber) "Well, I'd be younger, wouldn't I?"
  • (Whoopi Goldberg) "Yes, dear."

Natalie Desselle-Reid as Minerva

  • (Natalie Desselle-Reid) "Did you ever see such a lazy girl in your life?"
  • (Veanne Cox) "Who are you calling lazy?"
  • (Natalie Desselle-Reid) "Not you, stupid, Cinderella."
  • (Veanne Cox) "Oh -- who are you calling stupid?"
  • (Natalie Desselle-Reid) "Why would a fella want a girl like her? / A frail and fluffy beauty? / Why can't a fella ever once prefer / a solid gal like me."
  • (Veanne Cox) "She's a frothy little bubble / with a flimsy kind of charm / and with very little trouble / I could break her little arm."

Jason Alexander as Lionel

  • (Jason Alexander) "You know, I honestly wish there WAS something between us."
  • (Unnamed) "Really?"
  • (Jason Alexander) "Yes. A continent."
  • (Jason Alexander) "If he wants to kill me, why doesn't he just run me over with his carriage and get it over with?"

Whoopi Goldberg as Queen Constantina

  • (Whoopi Goldberg) "So many beautiful girls. He'll meet someone tonight."
  • (Victor Garber) "And if he doesn't?"
  • (Whoopi Goldberg) "This ball will never end."
  • (Jason Alexander) "I don't think we ordered enough food."
  • (Whoopi Goldberg) "His royal highness, Christoper Rupert, Windimir, Vladimir, Carl, Alexander, Francois, Reginald, Lancelot, Herman --"
  • (Jason Alexander) "Herman?"
  • (Whoopi Goldberg) "Herman -- Gregory James. He'll thank us for it later, is giving a ball."
  • (Whoopi Goldberg) "We're just planning a little get-together, nothing fancy. Just family, a few close friends -- and all the eligible young women in the kingdom."
  • (Unnamed) "Mother --"
  • (Whoopi Goldberg) "We're only talking four or five-hundred at the most."

Brandy Norwood as Cinderella

  • (Brandy Norwood) "I doubt he has any idea how a girl should be treated."
  • (Unnamed) "Like a princess, I suppose."
  • (Brandy Norwood) "No, like a person, with kindness and respect."
  • (Brandy Norwood) "But shouldn't a man love you for who you are, in spite of everything?"
  • (Unnamed) "How quaint. Tell me, Cinderella, What would you say to capture the prince?"
  • (Brandy Norwood) "I don't know. But whatever I'd say, we'd know in an instant we were meant for each other. Then he'd smile, and kiss my hand --"
  • (Natalie Desselle-Reid) "That's so romantic."
  • (Veanne Cox) "Oh, say it again, Cinderella."
  • (Unnamed) "Rubbish. This isn't about love, it's about marriage."
  • (Brandy Norwood) "Why? Why is this so hard for you to imagine?"
  • (Unnamed) "Because -- you're common, Cinderella. Your mother was common and so are you. Only you can wash your face and put on a clean dress, but underneath, you'll still be common. But a prince would even consider taking you for his bride? Why, it's laughable."
  • (Brandy Norwood) "My father --"
  • (Unnamed) "Your father was weak. He spoiled you rotten, he filled your head with silly thoughts and dreams that'll never come true. Never. Now, clean this place up. It's a sty."
  • (Brandy Norwood) "Am I making believe I see in you a man too perfect to be really true? Do I want you because you're wonderful? Or are you wonderful because I want you?"

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