Leonardo da Vinci: You cannot leave everything to Fate, boy. She's got a lot to do. Sometimes you must give her a hand. Rodmilla: Some people read because they cannot think for themselves. Danielle: Forgive me, Your Highness, I did not see you. Henry: Your aim would suggest otherwise. Maurice: [to Danielle] I thought I was looking at your mother. Henry: Am I to understand that you find me... arrogant? Danielle: Well, you gave one man back his life but did you even glance at the others? Danielle: These are my mother's! Marguerite: Yes, and she's dead. King Francis: [half-asleep] Off... with his head... Henry: Mother, Father, I want to build a University, with the largest library on the continent, where anyone can study, no matter their station! King Francis: All right... Who are you... and what have you done with my son? Henry: [laughs] Oh, and I want to invite the gypsies to the ball! [Marguerite has just freaked out after realizing that Danielle has been seeing the Prince] Queen Marie: Good heavens, child, are you all right? Marguerite: There was a bee. Jacqueline: I shall never forget the way Marguerite's feet went up over her head like that. [pause] Jacqueline: She should not have said that about your mother. Danielle: Thank you. Queen Marie: Any choice is better than Spain! Leonardo da Vinci: Come, let's see these paintings of yours. Gustav: Now? Leonardo da Vinci: When you're as old as I am, son, now is all you've got. Henry: [as Danielle rushes away] Have we met? Danielle:
I do not believe so, Your Highness.
Henry: I could have sworn I knew every courtier in the provience. Danielle: Well... I am visiting a cousin. Henry: Who? Danielle: My cousin. Henry: Yes, you said that. Which one? Danielle: Th-the only one I have, sire. Henry: Are you coy on purpose or do you honestly refuse to tell me your name? Danielle: [stops quickly] No. [quickly heads towards the gate] Danielle: And yes. Henry: Well, then, pray tell me your cousin's name so that I might call upon her to learn who you are. For anyone who can quote Thomas More is well worth the effort. Danielle: [stops] The Prince has read Utopia? King Francis: You sir are restricted to the grounds. Henry: Are you putting me under house arrest? King Francis: Do not mock me, boy, for I am in a foul disposition. And I will have my way... Henry: Or what? You'll ship me off to the Americas like some criminal? All for the sake of your stupid contract? King Francis: You are the Crown Prince of France! Henry: And it is my life. Queen Marie: Francis, sit down before you have a stroke. Really. the two of you. [to Henry] Queen Marie: Sweetheart... you were born to privilege and with that comes specific obligations. Henry: Forgive me, Mother, but marriage to a complete stranger never made anyone in this room very happy. King Francis: You will marry Gabriella by the next full moon or I will strike at you in any way I can. Henry: What's it to be, father, hot oil or the rack? King Francis: I will simply deny you the crown and... live forever. Henry: Good. Agreed. I don't want it. [Walks out] King Francis: [to the Queen, frustrated] He's your son. Henry: What do you know? You build flying machines and you walk on water, and yet you know *nothing* about life! Leonardo da Vinci: I know that a life without love is no life at all. Henry: And love without trust? What of that? Danielle: [about the prince] Honestly, I think he and Marguerite deserve each other. Paulette: Oh, bite your tongue! The only throne I want her sitting on is the one I have to clean everyday. [last lines] Danielle: You, sir, are supposed to be charming. Henry: And we, princess, are supposed to live happily ever after. Danielle: Says who? Henry: You know, I don't know.