“The Hunchback of Notre Dame” quotes

Cartoon The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Kirk Wise directed this cartoon in 1996
Title The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Year 1996
Directors Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise
Genre Drama, Musical, Romance, Family, Animation
Plot – The crippled bell-ringer Quasimodo is confined among the spires of Notre Dame Cathedral's bell tower. Twenty years earlier, judge Frollo killed Quasimodo's mother: he was obsessed by the idea of getting rid of the gypsies from the city abd as punishment for his acts, he had been obliged to take care of the boy. Since then, Quasimodo has been living locked up in the bell tower under his guardian’s oppressive supervision, dreaming of joining the people in the square. One day, during the Fools Festival, Quasimodo finds the courage to leave his hiding place and in the square he meets Esmeralda, the woman who will change his life. Intriguing and romantic, the movie is an elegant mix of horror, comedy and strong emotions, written without interruptions and mushiness. Brilliant the idea to animate the three gargoyles adorning the cathedral and to make them Quasimodo's fellow comedians.
All actors – Jason Alexander, Mary Kay Bergman, Corey Burton, Bill Fagerbakke, Tom Hulce, Tony Jay, Paul Kandel, Charles Kimbrough, Kevin Kline, Heidi Mollenhauer, Demi Moore, Patrick Pinney, Gary Trousdale, Jim Cummings, David Ogden Stiers, Frank Welker, Mary Wickes, Jane Withers, Jack Angel, Joan Barber, Scott Barnes, Bob Bergen, Susan Blu, Maureen Brennan, Rodger Bumpass, Victoria Clark, Philip L. Clarke, Jennifer Darling, Debi Derryberry, Jonathan Dokuchitz, Bill Farmer, Laurie Faso, Merwin Foard, Dana Hill, Judy Kaye, Eddie Korbich, Alix Korey, Michael Lindsay, Sherry Lynn, Mona Marshall, Howard McGillin, Mickie McGowan, Anna McNeely, Bruce Moore, Denise Pickering, Phil Proctor, Jan Rabson, Peter Samuel, Kath Soucie, Gordon Stanley, Mary Stout, Marcelo Tubert
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  • “- Frollo: Shall we review your alphabet today?
    - Quasimodo: Oh, yes, Master. I would like that very much.
    - Frollo: Very well. A?
    - Quasimodo: Abomination.
    - Frollo: B?
    - Quasimodo: Blasphemy?
    - Frollo: C?
    - Quasimodo: C-C-Contrition.
    - Frollo: D?
    - Quasimodo: Damnation?
    - Frollo: E?
    - Quasimodo: Eternal damnation.
    - Frollo: Good. F?
    - Quasimodo...” (continue)
    (continue reading)
    Tony Jay - Frollo
    Tom Hulce - Quasimodo
    [Tag:religion, words]
  • I appreciate what you're all trying to do, but let's not fool ourselves. "Ugliest face in all of Paris", remember? I don't think I'm her type.

    Tom Hulce - Quasimodo
  • “- Oafish Guard: All right, gypsy, where'd you get that money?
    - Esmeralda: For your information, I earned it.
    - Oafish Guard: Gypsies don't earn money.
    - Brutish Guard: They steal it.”

    Bill Fagerbakke - Oafish Guard
    Demi Moore - Esmeralda
    Corey Burton - Brutish Guard
    [Tag:money, racism, thieves]
  • “- Phoebus: Why is it, whenever we meet, I end up bleeding?
    - Esmeralda: You're lucky. That arrow almost pierced your heart.
    - Phoebus: I'm not so sure it didn't.”

    Kevin Kline - Phoebus
    Demi Moore - Esmeralda
  • “Candlelight, privacy, music. Can't think of a better place for hand-to-hand combat.”

    Kevin Kline - Phoebus
    [Tag:fighting, meeting]
  • “- Hugo: You're human, with the flesh, and the hair, and the navel lint. We're just part of the architecture. Right, Victor?
    - Victor: Yet, if you kick us, do we not flake? If you moisten us, do we not grow moss?”

    Jason Alexander - Hugo
    Charles Kimbrough - Victor
  • “- Phoebus: Sir, request permission to stop this cruelty.
    - Frollo: In a moment, captain. A lesson needs to be learned here.”

    Kevin Kline - Phoebus
    Tony Jay - Frollo
  • “- Hugo: Give her some slack, then reel her in. Then give her some slack...
    - Laverne: Knock it off, Hugo. She's a girl, not a mackerel.”

    Jason Alexander - Hugo
    Mary Wickes - Laverne
  • “Paris, the city of lovers, is glowing this evening
    True, that's because it's on fire, but still there's l'amour
    Somewhere out there in the night
    Her heart is also alight
    And I know the guy she just might be burning for.”

    Jason Alexander - Hugo
  • “- Frollo: Dear boy, whomever are you talking to?
    - Quasimodo: My... friends.
    - Frollo: I see... And what are your friends made of, Quasimodo?
    - Quasimodo: Stone.
    - Frollo: Can stone talk?
    - Quasimodo: No, it can't.
    - Frollo: That's right. You're a smart lad.”

    Tony Jay - Frollo
    Tom Hulce - Quasimodo
  • “Life's not a spectator sport. If watchin' is all you're gonna do, then you're gonna watch your life go by without ya.”
    Mary Wickes - Laverne
    [Tag:life, living]
  • “I should have known you would risk your life to save that Gypsy witch, just as your own mother died trying to save you.”

    Tony Jay - Frollo
  • “- Victor: Perhaps he's sick.
    - Laverne: Impossible. If twenty years of listening to you two hasn't made him sick by now, nothing will.”

    Charles Kimbrough - Victor
    Mary Wickes - Laverne
  • “You leavetown for a couple of decades and they change everything.”
    Kevin Kline - Phoebus
  • “You've chosen a magnificent prison, but it is a prison nonetheless. Set one foot outside, and you're mine.”

    Tony Jay - Frollo
    [Tag:prison, threat]
  • “- Phoebus: Good morning, sir. Are you feeling all right?
    - Frollo: I had a little trouble with the fireplace.”

    Kevin Kline - Phoebus
    Tony Jay - Frollo
    [Tag:health, madness]
  • “- Frollo: My conscience is clear.
    - Archdeacon: You can lie to yourself and your minions, you can claim that you haven't a qualm, but you never can run from nor hide what you've done from the eyes!”

    Tony Jay - Frollo
    David Ogden Stiers - Archdeacon
  • - Frollo: The Gypsies live outside the normal order. Their heathen ways inflame the people's lowest instincts. And they must be stopped.
    - Phoebus: I was summoned from the wars to capture fortune-tellers and palm readers?
    - Frollo: Ah, the real war, Captain, is what you see before you. For twenty years I have been "taking care" of the Gypsies...

    Tony Jay - Frollo
    Kevin Kline - Phoebus
  • “- Esmeralda: You mistreat this poor boy the same way you mistreat my people. You speak of justice, yet you are cruel to those most in need of your help!
    - Frollo: Silence!
    - Esmeralda: Justice!”

    Demi Moore - Esmeralda
    Tony Jay - Frollo
  • “- Frollo: So this is the gallant Captain Phoebus, home from the wars.
    - Phoebus: Reporting for duty as ordered, sir.
    - Frollo: Your service record precedes you, Phoebus. I expect nothing but the best from a war hero of your caliber.
    - Phoebus: And you shall have it, sir. I guarantee it.”

    Tony Jay - Frollo
    Kevin Kline - Phoebus
    [Tag:duty, fame, soldiers]
  • “- Frollo: The sentence for insubordination is death. Such a pity. You threw away a promising career.
    - Phoebus: Consider it my highest honor, sir.”

    Tony Jay - Frollo
    Kevin Kline - Phoebus
  • “All my life, you have told me that the world is a dark, cruel place. But now I see that the only thing dark and cruel about it is people like you!”

    Tom Hulce - Quasimodo
    [Tag:badness, cruelty]
  • Here is a riddle to guess if you can, sing the bells of Notre Dame: What makes a monster and what makes a man? Whatever their pitch, you feel them bewitch you, the rich and the ritual knells of the bells of Notre Dame.”
    Paul Kandel - Clopin
    [Tag:bells, men, monster]
  • “- Clopin: Listen. They're beautiful, no? So many colors of sound, so many changing moods. Because, you know, they do not ring all by themselves.
    - Puppet: They don't?
    - Clopin: No, you silly boy. Up there, high, high in the dark bell tower, lives the mysterious bell ringer. Who is this creature?”

    Paul Kandel - Clopin
    [Tag:mystery, working]
  • “- Laverne: Take it from us, Quasi. You've got nothing to worry about.
    - Hugo: Yeah, you're irresistible!
    - Victor: Knights-in-shining-armor certainly aren't her type.
    - Hugo: And those guys are a dime a dozen, but you - you're one of a kind.”

    Mary Wickes - Laverne
    Jason Alexander - Hugo
    Charles Kimbrough - Victor