Quotes tagged with trans. ADV (best)
Edel: May those who accept their fate be granted happiness. May those who defy their fate be granted glory.
Edel: Truth is a shy little thing. If you approach it, it will hide. Truth is a lonesome little thing. If you move away from it, it will give chase.
Mytho: When you've ripped out my heart, kiss it for me and dye your lips red with my blood.
Duck: Wow, what beautiful eyes. I feel like I'll get drawn in. But they look so lonely.
Rue: She's blessed with beauty, cleverness, and strength, but the thing is, the princess is fated never to be with her prince. The moment she confesses her love, she turns into a speck of light and vanishes.
Paulo: There are some dreams that won't come true, but there's no rule that says you can only have one dream.
Duck: I'm a duck. I'm really only a bird. But what the prince sees is Princess Tutu in her beautiful dress. It's not me.
Edel: Are you afraid of the dark? I see that you are in the darkness of uncertainty. But if you wish to shine for someone, you must not fear the darkness.
Narrator: Once upon a time, there was a man who died. The story was interrupted and along with his heart, the prince lost his kindness towards people and even his memories of having fought bravely. And scattered throughout the town, the shards of the prince's heart sought places to settle and found their way into the people's hearts who had voids in them. Among those who were possessed by the shards were some who ended up making their own tales go awry.
Princess Tutu: I'm sorry. I can't save you from the suffering, because all I can do is restore your heart to you.
Duck: I'm not playing hooky. I'm just taking a break. I'm allowed to do that.
Duck: With dancing, the more you practice, the more it becomes fun!
Narrator: Once upon a time, there was a man who died. The man's work was to write and tell stories, but he could not defy death. The man's last story was about a brave and handsome prince, who vanquishes a crafty raven. But now, their battle will go on for eternity with no end. "I'm sick and tired of this!" cried the raven. "I'm sick and tired of this!" cried the brave prince as well. The raven escaped from within the story and the prince, in pursuit of the raven, did as well. Then, the prince took out his own heart and sealed the raven away by using a forbidden power. Just then, from somewhere, "This is great," murmured the man, who was supposed to have died.
Raven: I've raised you drinking my noble blood ever since you were a babe, but in the end you are a foolish human girl.
Drosselmeyer: There's nothing more boring than a perfect heroine after all.
Drosselmeyer: Stories aren't always guaranteed a happily ever after.
Mr. Cat: All right, quiet now. If you do not quiet down, I will have you marry me.
To the students.
Duck: We've been walking together and talking all this time, so we're already friends.
Duck: I thought I was doing my best for Mytho's sake, but... Was it for my own sake?
Duck: There are some things that just don't change after a night's sleep.
Duck: When I'm Princess Tutu, I can dance any dance I want to. But is that me? Or someone else?
Mytho: Your beautiful heart makes beautiful flowers bloom.
Fakir: She couldn't be drowning in there, could she? Can ducks drown? No, knowing her, it's possible.
Lilie: Your failures are what make you Duck, so don't let it bother you.
Paulo: My dream... is to enthrall people all over the world with your dancing. And to do that, I've even thought of the perfect program for you. So, how about it, Paulamoni? Wanna try jumping on the bandwagon of my dream?
Rue: I've always only had eyes for Mytho. Whether he has a heart or not, it won't change the fact that I love him. And I'll continue to love him. I'm still far from having loved him enough.
Edel: A flame can illuminate the darkness. But without the darkness, its glow cannot even be seen.
Narrator: Once upon a time, there was a man who died. All the stories the man spun came true, so the king, the nobility, and the kingdom's rich all went to him to get him to write them stories. But when their wishes were granted they feared his power, and began to abhor him. So when the man died, the people rejoiced that a source of misfortune had gone. No one heard the sound of the dead man's scornful laughter.
Mr. Cat: Students of mine are getting married before me! There is no happier thing for a teacher than this!
Duck: If I can be a girl and stay by Senior Mytho's side... Then, someday... Someday, I may be able to put a smile back on his face.
Edel: Between a person who continues to dream and a person who's awoken from a dream, who is happier?
Narrator: Once upon a time, there was a child. For the child, the world was filled with wonder. How? Why? How come? When one mystery was solved, two new mysteries would arise. When two mysteries were solved, four new mysteries would arise. When four mysteries were solved, there would be countless mysteries. In time, the child became consumed by these mysteries.
Narrator: Once upon a time, there was a man who died. The story the man wrote was about a happy prince who loved everyone and was loved by everyone. The people fought, each wanting him to love them and them alone, and an evil raven pecked at their loving hearts one after another. The more the prince loved them and tried to save them, the more the people's love just fed the raven. In the end, the raven thought "I'd like to try eating the prince's heart, the most delicious one of all."