Disney’s Cruella tells the tale of one of the most iconic villains of all time, Cruella de Vil! This film takes a look at Estella and how she becomes Cruella de Vil. Cruella transports audiences back to 1970’s England for a journey of fashion, evil, and self discovery.
Cruella is full of friendship, drama, style, and of course Dalmatians, but also amazing writing. There are so many great lines, you will not want to stop quoting this movie!
Here is the scoop on the top 10 quotes from Disney’s Cruella!
Don’t miss Cruella in theatres May 28th and also on Disney+ with Premier Access!
There are spoilers ahead!
10. “That necklace is the reason I’m dead.” -Cruella
At the beginning of the film, Cruella is narrating her early life. Very much alive, she teases audiences by claiming “That necklace is the reason I’m dead.”
Right from the start, she intrigues viewers who are now wondering “What is so important about this necklace?” and “Why is she saying that she is dead?” Viewers can’t help but become invested in the story right away!
9. “From an early age I realized I saw the world differently than everyone else.” -Cruella
Cruella is different, to say the least. While it takes her some time to fully embody what makes her special, she is not afraid to use her strengths.
Cruella’s unique vision and sense of style are traits that set her apart, and it is fun for viewers to watch her grow and embrace everything that makes her special.
8. “I think you’re…something.” -The Baroness
While Estella is working for The Baroness, she wants her boss’s approval. The Baroness is very selfish, and even feels threatened by someone like Estella who is young, beautiful, and talented.
So, when The Baroness acknowledges Estella’s talent, even simply by saying, “I think you’re…something” it is a very big deal. Having her talent recognized by The Baroness gives Estella the confidence she needs to fully embrace her art.
7. “Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the angle.” -Horace
Estella, Jasper, and Horace work together as a team of thieves to rob wealthy people and provide for themselves. For their burglaries and pickpocketing, the gang organizes creative plans for how to go about stealing things like money and jewelry. While planning their heists, Horace often asks about the plan saying, “What’s the angle?”
So when the gang finalizes a plan to steal a necklace from The Baroness, Horace excitedly announces, “Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the angle.”
Running jokes like this in the film are what give Cruella its sense of humor and charm.
6. “Let me give you some advice. If you have to talk about power, you don’t have it.” -The Baroness
The Baroness has an unwavering sense of pride, and is not afraid to admit how ruthless and driven she is. She feels that she is the best and most powerful name in London fashion, and explains this to Cruella. Even though The Baroness is Cruella’s enemy, she does teach her a lot about power and confidence.
5. “I’m not sweet Estella, try as I might I never was. I’m Cruella, born brilliant, born bad, and a little bit mad.” -Cruella
After learning the truth about her family, Estella chooses to fully embrace Cruella in all her evil glory. In a heartfelt monologue, Cruella acknowledges everything that makes her different and fully embraces her true self.
This is a turning point in the film where Cruella leaves behind her Estella persona so that she can truly become the legendary Cruella de Vil.
4. “I like to say that ‘normal’ is the cruelest insult of them all, and at least I never get that.” -Artie
Estella’s amazingly stylish friend Artie is a welcome addition to the story. He and Estella bond over their incredible sense of fashion, and Artie perfectly sums up his style saying, “‘normal’ is the cruelest insult of them all.”
Even though his sense of style and how he looks may draw insults from strangers, Artie is grateful that nobody calls him “normal.” Artie is unapologetically himself in fashion and attitude, and this is a great lesson for viewers to take away.
3. “Don’t worry, we’re just getting started. There’s lots more bad things coming, I promise.” -Cruella
Estella again teases audiences towards the beginning of the film by hinting at “lots more bad things coming.” Her playful delivery entices viewers to keep watching, and leaves us looking forward to all of the bad things coming our way.
Even though Cruella is a classic Disney villain, her narration helps viewers to see that being evil can be fun!
2. “You have that glint in your eye” -Anita Darling
Anita Darling makes a keen observation about Cruella. The glint in her eye that she refers to is something Anita remembers from when she and Estella were in school together.
Anita further observes that Cruella has, “a bit of an extreme side” that she still remembers from childhood. So, even though Cruella feels she is only starting to embrace her wicked side, Anita always knew it was there.
1. “They say there are five stages of grief: Denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. Well, I’d like to add one more...revenge.” -Cruella
Even in her moments of grieving, Cruella is still resilient and ready for action!
Perhaps the most iconic line of the entire film, this sinister statement from Cruella shows that she is finally letting her evil side shine! After all, what is a villain without a plan for revenge?
Cruella has so many amazing quotes, but these are our favorites! Comment your favorite line from the movie!
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