140 Cinderella Quotes to Encourage Kindness

We’ve carefully picked the most meaningful Cinderella quotes for you to enjoy, so don’t miss out on the full collection below!

Cinderella is a classic fairy tale story that most of us have grown up reading before bedtime. The protagonist, Cinderella, is a princess that was abused by her stepsisters and stepmother after her parents passed away.

This story featured lessons of courage and kindness that growing kids and even adults need in this world.

It is true that in times of difficulty, we tend to lose our kindness, and Cinderella proves how we can still be good people when life is tough.

Let’s get started.

And don’t forget to check out these Maleficent quotes and Spirited Away quotes.

Best Cinderella Quotes

1. “A dream is a wish your heart makes when you’re fast asleep.” – Cinderella 

2. “If there’s any chance to set things right, I simply got to try.” – Cinderella 

3. “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

4. “Perhaps the greatest risk any of us will ever take is to be seen as we really are.” – Cinderella 

5. “Well, there’s one thing—they can’t order me to stop dreaming.” – Cinderella 

6. “This is, perhaps, the greatest risk that any of us will take. To be seen as we truly are.” – Fairy Godmother

7. “But we have to hurry, because even miracles take a little time.” – Fairy Godmother

8. “Be kind, have courage, and always believe in a little magic.” – Cinderella

9. “If you’d lost all your faith, I couldn’t be here. And here I am!” – Fairy Godmother

10. “Where there is kindness, there is goodness. And where there is goodness, there is magic.” – Cinderella 

11. “Just because it’s what’s done, doesn’t mean it’s what should be done—or something like that.” – Cinderella 

12. “‘Cause if you tell a wish, it won’t come true.” – Cinderella 

13. “But like all dreams, I’m afraid this won’t last forever.” – Fairy Godmother 

14. “I want to tell you a secret that will see you through all the trials that life can offer—have courage and be kind.” – Cinderella’s Mother

15. “No matter how your heart is grieving, if you keep on believing, the dream that you wish can come true.” – Cinderella 

Cinderella Quotes About Wishes and Finding Your Prince Charming

16. “What’s a royal ball? After all, I suppose, it would be frightfully dull, and boring, and completely, completely, wonderful.” – Cinderella

17. “Well, I see no reason why you can’t go if you get all your work done and if you can find something suitable to wear. Of course, I said, ‘If.’” – Lady Tremaine

18. “I’m your Hairy Dogfather. Oh! I mean, your Fairy Godmother.” – Fairy Godmother.

19. “I’m sure I can. Oh, thank you, stepmother.” – Cinderella

20. “I know it isn’t easy, but at least we should try to get along together, and that includes you, Your Majesty.” – Cinderella

21. “Oh, I took a walk in the rain to cheer myself up.” – Cinderella

22. “Only a traveler who stopped for a dipper of water.” – Cinderella

23. “One shoe can change your life.” – Cinderella

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24. “Oh, that clock! Oh, killjoy! I hear you. ‘Come on, get up,’ You say. ‘Time to start another day!'” – Cinderella

25. “It is a little snug, but it’ll have to do! Now, for a name, I’ve got one—Octavius. But for short, we’ll call you ‘Gus.’” – Cinderella

26. “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.” – Cinderella’s Mother

27. Cinderella: “I doubt he has any idea how a girl should be treated.” 

Prince Charming: “Like a princess, I suppose.” 

Cinderella: “No, like a person—with kindness and respect.”

28. “The sweetest sounds I’ll ever hear are still inside my head. The kindest words I’ll ever know are waiting to be said. The most entrancing sight of all is yet for me to see, and the dearest love in all the world is waiting somewhere for me.” – Cinderella 

29. “But shouldn’t a man love you for who you are, in spite of everything?” – Cinderella

30. “So, if you don’t want to lose a nice, warm bed, you’d better get rid of those dreams. Know how? Just learn to like cats!” – Cinderella

Iconic Cinderella Quotes and Lines

31. “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 

32. “Love. Ha! Just a matter of a boy meeting a girl under the right conditions.” – The King

33. “I’m sorry if Your Highness objects to an early breakfast. It’s certainly not my idea to feed you first—it’s orders.” – Cinderella

34. “It’s midnight. Goodbye.” – Cinderella

35. “In dreams, you will lose your heartaches. Whatever you wish for, you keep.” – Cinderella

36. “They don’t exist. They’re just made up for children.” – Cinderella

37. “Why? That means I can go too!” – Cinderella

38. “After all, I’m still a member of the family, and it says, ‘By royal command, every eligible maiden is to attend.'” – Cinderella

39. “My son has been avoiding his responsibilities long enough. It’s high time he married and settled down.” – The King

40. “I’d say the first thing you need is a pumpkin.” – Fairy Godmother

41. “Soft lights, romantic music, all the trimmings! It can’t possibly fail!” – The King

42. “Oh no, wait, you can’t go now, it’s only—.” – Prince Charming

43. “Oh, no. No, it isn’t true. It’s just no use. No use at all. I can’t believe. Not anymore. There’s nothing left to believe in. Nothing.” – Cinderella

44. “Well, serves you right, spoiling people’s best dreams.” – Cinderella 

45. “Above all—self-control.” – Lady Tremaine

Cinderella Quotes to Inspire Kindness

46. “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

47. “Have faith in your dreams, and someday, your rainbow will come smiling through.” – Cinderella

48. “Hello, there. What do you think you’re doing? Let the little ones have their share. We don’t want you getting an upset stomach.” – Cinderella

49. “I forgive you.” – Cinderella

50. “So this is love. So this is what makes life divine. I’m all aglow.” – Cinderella

51. “I’m sorry, mother. I’m sorry. I know I said I’d have courage, but I don’t.” – Cinderella

52. “Thank you. Thank you so much—for everything.” – Cinderella

53. “Oh, my bedroom’s the biggest beside yours and father’s. Perhaps they’d like to share it.” – Cinderella

54. “My orders were, ‘Every maiden.’ Come, my child.” – Grand Duke 

55. “We like you. Cinderelly likes you too.” – Jaq

Cinderella Quotes That Will Warm Your Heart

56. “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?” – Cinderella

57. “Why, it’s like a dream. A wonderful dream come true!” – Cinderella

58. “Do you love me because I am beautiful, or am I beautiful because you love me?” – Cinderella

59. “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.” – Cinderella

60. “I’m sorry. I guess I forgot about everything, even the time. But, but it was so wonderful, and he was so handsome, and when we danced—oh, I’m sure that even the Prince himself couldn’t have been more, more—oh, well, it-it’s over, and—.” – Cinderella

61. “Ella, I must go very soon, my love. Please forgive me.” – Cinderella’s Mother

62. “Because I made my mother and father a promise—to cherish the place we were so happy. They loved our house, and now that they’re gone, I love it for them. It’s my home.” – Cinderella

63. “It’s that wonderful girl. I can’t stop thinking about her.” – Prince Charming

64. “She wasn’t a pretty girl! She was a pretty girl, but there was so much more to her.” – Prince Charming

65. “Although he was a kind and devoted father, and gave his beloved child every luxury and comfort, still he felt she needed a mother’s care. And so, he married again, choosing for his second wife, a woman of good family, with two daughters just Cinderella’s age, by name—Anastasia and Drizella.” – Narrator

66. “Yes. Happiness. Do you think I may be allowed one last chance? Even though I thought such things were done for good?” – Cinderella’s Father

67. “Though you’re dressed in rags, you wear an air of queenly grace. Anyone can see a throne would be your proper place.” – Cinderella

68. “I’m not getting any younger, you know. I want to see my grandchildren before I go.” – The King

69. “I’m a girl men go mad, for love’s a game I can play with a cool and confident kind of air.” – Cinderella

70. “Ella missed him terribly when he was away, but she knew she would always return.” – Fairy Godmother

Cinderella Quotes on Dreams

71. 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.”

72. “Once upon a time, there was a girl called Ella, and she saw the world now, as always as it was, but perhaps it could be with just a little bit of magic.” – Fairy Godmother

73. “I was not able to protect my father from you, but I will protect the Prince and the kingdom, no matter what becomes of me.” – Cinderella

74. “Your Majesty, I am not a princess. I have no carriage, no parents, no dowry. I do not even know if that beautiful slipper will even fit. But, if it does, will you take me for who I am? An honest country girl who loves you.” – Cinderella

75. “You can’t go to the ball looking like that!” – Fairy Godmother

76. “Just leave it to me, what a gown this will be!” – Fairy Godmother

77. “I believe in everything.” – Cinderella’s Mother

78. “She believed in dreams, all right, but she also believed in doing something about them. When Prince Charming didn’t come along, she went over to the palace and got him.” – Walt Disney

79. “Time passed, and pain turned to memory. In her heart, Ella stayed the same, but she remembered her promise to her mother. ‘Have courage and be kind.’ Father, however, was much changed, but he hoped for better times.” – Fairy Godmother

80. “On the stroke of 12, the spell will be broken, and everything will be as it was before.” – Fairy Godmother

Memorable Cinderella Quotes to Bring You Back to Your Childhood

81. “Oh, it’s a beautiful dress! Did you ever see such a beautiful dress? And look! Glass slippers.” – Cinderella

82. “Well, it’s about time. Don’t forget the mending! Don’t be all day getting it done, either.” – Anastasia

83. “The Prince, sire, swears he’ll marry none but the girl who fits this slipper.” – Grand Duke 

84. “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.” – Stepsister

85. “On the wings of my fancy, I can fly anywhere, and the world will open its arms to me.” – Cinderella

86. “And so, Kit and Ella were married. And I can tell you, as her fairy godmother, that they were counted to be the fairest and kindest rulers the kingdom had known. And Ella continued to see the world, not as it is, but as it could be. If only you believe in courage and kindness, and occasionally, just a little bit of magic.” – Fairy Godmother

87. “She’s a frothy little bubble with a flimsy kind of charm, and with very little trouble, I could break her little arm.” – Stepsister

88. “Hello there, Mr. Lizard. Bibbidi bobbidi boo!” – Fairy Godmother

89. “You shouldn’t be this deep in the forest alone.” – Prince Charming

90. “All was just as it should be. They knew themselves to be the most happier families to live as they did and to love each other so.” – Fairy Godmother

Sad Cinderella Quotes to Remember Her Hard Times

91. “Thus, as time went by, the chateau fell into disrepair, for the family fortunes were squandered upon the vain and selfish stepsisters, while Cinderella was abused, humiliated, and finally forced to become a servant in her own house.” – Narrator

92. “Now, let me see, there’s the large carpet in the main hall. Clean it! And the windows, upstairs, and down. Wash them! Oh yes, and the tapestries and the draperies. Do them again! And don’t forget the garden. And scrub the terrace, sweep the halls, and the stairs, clean the chimneys, and of course, there’s the mending, and the sewing, and the laundry. Oh yes, and one more thing. See that Lucifer gets his bath.” – Lady Tremaine

93. “Why that’s my slipper!” – Drizella

94. “It was upon the untimely death of this good man, however, that this stepmother’s true nature was revealed. Cold, cruel, and bitterly jealous of Cinderella’s charm and beauty, she was grimly determined to forward the interests of her own two awkward daughters.” – Narrator

95. “Take that ironing and have it back in an hour! One hour, you hear?” – Drizella

96. “I don’t want to ruin anything, I don’t even want to meet the Prince.” – Cinderella

97. Lady Tremaine: “What on earth have you been doing?”

Cinderella: “Dreaming, that’s all.”

Lady Tremaine: “Well, then, wake up!”

98. “You clumsy. You did it on purpose.” – Drizella

99. “My father’s house was a nightmare; your house was a dream. Now I want something in between.” – Cinderella

100. “Your Majesty, I see no point in beating about the bush. I regret to inform you, sire, that the young lady has disappeared, leaving behind only this glass slipper.” – Grand Duke

Magical Cinderella Quotes That Will Live Forever

101. “You can’t go to the ball without a horse.” – Fairy Godmother

102. “Your Fairy Godmother? Of course. Now, where is that wand? I—oh! I forgot. I put it away.” – Fairy Godmother.

103. “But instead of a horse, well, a coachman, of course!” – Fairy Godmother

104. “Once upon a time, in a faraway land, there was a tiny kingdom. Peaceful, prosperous, and rich in romance and tradition. Here, in a stately chateau, there lived a widowed gentleman and his little daughter Cinderella.” – Narrator

105. “I have to leave. It’s hard to explain. Lizards, and pumpkins, and things.” – Cinderella

106. “Bruno, that’s right! You’ll be footman tonight. Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo!” – Fairy Godmother

107. “Well, if this girl from the forest is as charming as you say, they may change their minds.” – Captain

108. “Way of all flesh, boy. Come, we shall be late. And punctuality is the politeness of princes.” – The King

109. “Perhaps, it was just as well that Ella’s stepsisters were cruel, for had she not run to the forest, she might have never met the prince.” – Fairy Godmother

110. “If I must marry, could I not wed say, a good honest country girl?” – Prince Charming

111. “But sorrow can come to any kingdom, no matter how happy. And so it came to Ella’s home.” – Fairy Godmother

112. “It’s possible. Yes, everything is possible tonight!” – Cinderella

113. “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 dewy-eyed dopes keep building up impossible hopes. Impossible things are happening every day.” – Cinderella

114. “I’ve never been painted in a portrait.” – Cinderella

115. “Your Grace, please wait! May I try it on?” – Cinderella

Friendly Cinderella Quotes

116. “How very clever. These beads, they give it just the right touch. Don’t you think so, Drizella?” – Lady Tremaine

117. “But, you see, I have the other slipper.” – Cinderella

118. “Lavender’s blue dilly, dilly lavender’s green When I am king dilly, dilly you will be queen.” – Cinderella

119. “New mouse in the house! Brand new! Never saw it before!” – Jaq

120. “I’d be honored, Your Highness. Would you mind holding my broom?” – Anastasia

Cinderella Quotes That Will Make You Laugh

121. “Your business is my business, Your Royal Highness. It would not do to let the stag go free.” – Grand Duke

122. “I don’t see why everybody else seems to have such nice things to wear, and I always end up in these old rags! This sash! I wouldn’t be seen dead in it.” – Anastasia

123. “You sound as if you’re the first fella ever to meet a pretty girl!” – The King

124. “Well, it may be a trifle snug today. You know how it is, dancing all night.” – Anastasia

125. Prince Charming: “Are you all right?”

Cinderella: “I’m all right, but you nearly frightened the life out of him!”

Prince Charming: “Who?”

Cinderella: “The stag! What’s he ever done to you that you should chase him about?”

126. “She put it there! A big, ugly mouse! Under my teacup.” – Anastasia

127. “I want to hear the pitter-patter of little feet again.” – The King

128. “You will stay right here. See, they’re not disturbed. And when the boy proposes, notify me immediately.” – The King

129. “Thank you. I always leave a part of me behind, Ella. Remember that. And your mother’s here too, even though you see her not. She’s the very heart of this place. That’s why we must cherish this house, always, for her.” – Ella’s Father

130. “The glass slipper is their only clue. The Duke has been ordered to try it on every girl in the kingdom. And if one can be found whom the slipper fits, then, by the King’s command, that girl shall be the Prince’s bride.” – Lady Tremaine

Short But Unforgettable Cinderella Quotes 

131. “Did you ever see a cat-cat?” – Jaq

132. “Take it easy, cluck-cluck.” – Gus

133. “But, Your Majesty! If the prince should suspect?” – Grand Duke 

134. “Surprised, surprised, very surprised.” – Gus

135. “And I’m so eligible.” – Anastasia

136. “I am patient!” – The King

137. “Happy birthday!” – Gus

138. “And see, that every eligible maid is there!” – The King

139. “You have never been, and you never will be my mother.” – Cinderella

140. “It wasn’t my fault.” – Anastasia

Which Quotes Motivated You to Reach Your Dreams?

When the world is too cruel, we often feel weak and helpless. This collection teaches us to be strong and to remain compassionate in facing our battles. 

Dreams and passion are what make us feel alive. If only we look back to our loved ones and the good times like Cinderella, then we can win anything that our hearts desire.

Love and dedication—these are the main keys to pushing through every single day. It fires up our courage to do what we love and face our battles in life.

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