One of our favorite things about Belle is that she loves books. Growing up watching Belle, we wanted to read everything she was reading! Lucky for us, our friends at Disney Publishing have an amazing collection of Beauty and the Beast books, inspired by the live-action retelling of the tale as old as time! One of these books is called Belle’s Library: A Collection of Literary Quotes and Inspirational Musings and it makes us feel like we’re stepping right into Belle’s world and borrowing her treasured books. Full of quotes from literary masterpieces, and Belle’s thoughts on each, it’s an endless supply of thought-provoking words for those of us that want adventure in the great wide somewhere. But which of the quotes do you need most to get through your day? Answer these questions to find out:
What is the color of your favorite book cover?
What is your favorite book genre?
What role would you play in a book?
Which of these phrases would begin a book about your life?
Pick a plot twist:
Pick a magical object:
Pick a magical person:
Would you rather be an enchanted object or an enchanted prince/Beast:
What is your favorite thing about books?
How many books do you read in a month?
Your quote is: “It must be remark’d of fine clothes how they move.”
This quote is from a book in Belle’s library by Charles Perrault called “The Fairy Tales of Charles Perrault.” In her notes, Belle remarks that Madame de Garderobe would love this quote. Why is this your quote today? It means that today is the day to throw on your favorite outfit, and rock your own unique fashion in everything you do. People you meet will be in awe of your confidence, and you’ll feel great too!
Your quote is: “Now you know that it is possible for even a Mouse to confer benefits on a Lion.”
This quote is from a collection in Belle’s library called “Aesop’s Fables.” Belle writes that the quote reminds her of Chip, and just like the tiny teacup, you are small but mighty. You may not always roar like a lion, but when you take action, you are unstoppable. Go forth and conquer your goals today!
Your quote is: “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.”
This quote is from William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet,” so of course it belongs in Belle’s Library! Belle writes in her own notes that it’s “what’s on the inside that counts.” You may be struggling with finding your place or making a name for yourself, or feeling misunderstood. But know that the wonderful person that you are shines through, no matter what other people say.
Your quote is: “The hero is brave in deeds as well as words.”
This quote is from “Aesop’s Fables” and is a perfect example of Belle, and you! Like Belle, you are a person of your word. As Belle puts it in her notes, you must “say what you mean, and do as you say.” Today is a great day to be honest with everyone around you, and to follow through on your promises!