The Best Gaston Quotes: I’m Just Full of Surprises!

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Disney’s Beauty and the Beast was released in 1991 and introduced us to some memorable characters such as Belle, Mrs. Potts, Cogsworth and Lumiere.

It also introduced us to a new animated baddie, Gaston LeGume, only this Disney villain has no powers or magic; he’s human.

Based on a 1756 French fairy tale, Beauty and the Beast is a love story about acceptance and inner beauty, something Gaston knows nothing about!

Here’s a round-up of the very best Gaston quotes!

Who is Gaston?

Gaston is the villain in Beauty and the Beast.

His good looks and charm might make him popular with the villagers, but the only person who catches his attention has no interest in him.

Belle has no desire to marry Gaston, and he’s certainly not the Prince Charming she reads about in her books!

This doesn’t deter Gaston as he goes to great lengths to make Belle his wife, and when it doesn’t work, he goes after the kind and gentle Beast instead.

What is Gaston known for?

Gaston is known for his big ego – it’s almost as big as his biceps!

This Disney bad guy is a narcissistic and self-centered professional hunter known for using antlers in all of his decorating!

Beauty and the Beast depicts Gaston’s selfishness and aggression as a contrast to the Beast, whom Belle describes as kind and gentle.

Gaston also helps to highlight the film’s theme about the importance of inner beauty over physical appearance.

While Gaston only cares about Belle’s beauty, Belle falls for the Beast’s heart.

Why is Gaston considered a villain?

Gaston isn’t just arrogant and vain; he is manipulative, aggressive and coercive.

He’s the epitome of toxic masculinity and only wants Belle due to her looks. He sees her as more of an object he wants to own, and in his words, women shouldn’t “start getting ideas and thinking”. How romantic!

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Gaston uses manipulation and blackmail to force Belle to marry him, and when it doesn’t work, he resorts to violence, leading a mob to kill the Beast.

Gaston is selfish, lacks empathy and only cares about getting what he desires, making him the perfect Disney villain!

Fun Gaston fact: Gaston was originally going to be killed by the wolves after falling from the castle. A similar idea is used in The Lion King when the hyenas kill Scar.

The Best Gaston Quotes

Here are the best Gaston quotes from the 1991 Disney movie, Beauty and the Beast!

Gaston: Belle, it’s about time you took your head out of those books and paid attention to more important things. Like me.

Gaston: Dismissed. Rejected. Publicly humiliated. Why, it’s more than I can bear.

Gaston: Why, thank you, Belle! What would you say if you and I took a walk over to the tavern and took a look at my trophies?

Gaston: I say we kill the beast!

Gaston: Let me go, let me go. Please, don’t hurt me. I’ll do anything, anything!

Gaston: How can you read this? There’s no pictures!

Gaston: It’s not right for a woman to read. Soon she starts getting ideas and thinking.

Gaston: This is her lucky day.

Gaston: I’d like to thank you all for coming to my wedding. First, I better go in there and propose to the girl.

Belle: Gaston, what a surprise.
Gaston: Isn’t it though? I’m just full of surprises.

Gaston: Belle, you know there’s not a girl in town who wouldn’t love to be in your shoes.

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Gaston: If I didn’t know better, I’d think you had feelings for this monster.
Belle: He’s no monster Gaston, you are.

Gaston: She’s as crazy as the old man!

Gaston: The beast will make off with your children. He’ll come after them in the night. We’re not safe until his head is mounted on my wall.

Gaston: This is the day your dreams come true.
Belle: What do you know about my dreams, Gaston?
Gaston: Plenty! Here, picture this. A rustic hunting lodge, my latest kill roasting on the fire, and my little wife massaging my feet, while the little ones play on the floor with the dogs. We’ll have six or seven.
Belle: Dogs?
Gaston: No, Belle! Strapping boys, like me!

Gaston: I’ll have Belle for my wife. Make no mistake about that.

Gaston: What’s the matter Beast? Too kind and gentle to fight back?

Gaston: [To Beast] Did you honestly think she’d want you, when she had someone like me?

Gaston: It’s over Beast! Belle is mine.

Gaston: It’s like this. I’ve got my heart set on marrying Belle, but she needs a little persuasion.

Gaston: Oh…Belle. Do you know what happens to spinsters in this village after their father dies? They beg for scraps, like poor Agathe. This is our world Belle. For simple folk like us, it doesn’t get better.

Fun Gaston fact: When Beast and Gaston are fighting on the roof and Gaston yells “Belle is mine!”, the line was originally meant to be “Time to die!”. Check out the video below at 1.47 and watch the way Gaston’s mouth moves!

Gaston Lyrics From Songs

Gaston might be a bad guy, but his song is pretty catchy! Here are some lyrics sung by Gaston.

LeFou: But she’s…
Gaston: The most beautiful girl in town.
LeFrou: I know, but…
Gaston: That makes her the best, and don’t I deserve the best?

Gaston: Here in town, there’s only she, who is beautiful as me, so I’m making plans to woo and marry Belle

Gaston: Just watch, I’m going to make Belle my wife.

Gaston: As a specimen yes, I’m intimidating.

Gaston: As you can see I have biceps to spare.
LeFou: Not a bit of him’s straggly or scrawny.
Gaston: That’s right and every last inch of me’s covered with hair.

Gaston: I’m especially good at expectorating.

Gaston: I use antlers in all of my decorating.

Gaston: Screw your courage to the sticking plate.

Fun Gaston Fact: Gaston has no interest in books but “Screw your courage to the sticking plate” is a line from Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Maybe he likes going to the theatre!

Gaston: So it’s time to take some action boys, it’s time to follow me.

Gaston: If you’re not with us, you’re against us.

Gaston: We’ll rid the village of this beast, who’s with me?

Gaston: Take whatever booty you can find. But remember, the Beast is mine!

Gaston: LeFou I’m afraid I’ve been thinking.
LeFou: A dangerous pastime?
Gaston: I know!

Gaston: When I was a lad I ate four dozen eggs every morning to help me get large. And now that I’m grown I eat five dozen eggs so I’m roughly the size of a barge.

Gaston: Through the mist, through the woods, through the darkness and the shadows, it’s a nightmare, but it’s one exciting ride.

Gaston Quotes From Beauty and the Beast (2017)

In 2017 Disney released a live-action version of this classic film, featuring Luke Evans as the chiseled professional hunter, Gaston. All of these quotes are from the 2017 release!

Gaston: Wonderful book you have there?
Belle: Have you read it?
Gaston: Well not that one but you know, books.

Gaston: [Talking to a mirror] You are the wildest, most gorgeous thing I’ve ever seen! Nobody deserves you, but at least I know our children will be beautiful.

Gaston: It’s hero time.

Gaston: This creature will curse us all if we don’t stop him.

Gaston: It’s the ones who play hard to get, that are always the sweetest prey. That’s what makes Belle so appealing, she hasn’t made a fool of herself just to gain my favor. What would you call that?”
LeFou: Dignity?
Gaston: It’s outrageously attractive isn’t it?

Gaston: Belle can be as argumentative as she is beautiful.
LeFou: Exactly, who needs her when you’ve got us?
Gaston: Yes, but ever since the war I’ve felt like I’ve been missing something, and she’s the only girl that gives me that sense of…
LeFou: Je ne sais quoi?
Gaston: I don’t know what that means.

Gaston Quotes Live Action Beauty and the Beast 2017
Luke Evans as Gaston. Image: Disney

LeFou: You know, there are other girls.
Gaston: A great hunter doesn’t waste his time with rabbits.

Gaston: Ah LeFou, you’re the best. How is it that no girl has snatched you up yet?

Gaston: There are no such things as beasts or talking teacups…or magic! But there are wolves, frostbite, and starvation!

Gaston: Maurice! Please forgive me, old bean. That’s no way to talk to my future father-in-law, now is it?

Gaston: If Maurice won’t give me his blessing, then he’s in my way. Once the wolves are finished with him, Belle will have no one to take care of her but me!

Gaston: It’s the ones who play hard to get that are always the sweetest prey.

Gaston: The monster has her under his spell. If I didn’t know better, I’d say she even cared for him!

Gaston: When we return to the village, you will marry me. And the Beast’s head will hang on our wall!

Gaston: [singing] When I hunt, I sneak up with my quiver and beasts of the field say a prayer. First, I carefully aim for the liver, then I shoot from behind. Is that fair? I don’t care

Gaston: [singing] Call it war, call it threat, you can bet they all will follow
for in times like this, they’ll do just as I say.

Fun Gaston fact: This is what Luke Evans said about Gaston – “I think that’s why he was always such a great villain. I see him as the biggest villainous threat in any of the Disney films. He has no special powers. He’s not Jafar, or Ursula, or Maleficent. He’s a human being! He’s an arrogant, narcissistic, bigoted, chauvinistic, self-absorbed man who, once he’s told no, is driven by jealousy and revenge to fuel the fear of quite an idiotic group of villagers to go kill something they’ve never seen before.”

Where to find Gaston at Disney World

Gaston’s Tavern serves up some tasty snacks and drinks, such as warm cinnamon rolls and LeFou’s Brew in Magic Kingdom.

Warm cinnamon roll and LeFou's Brew at Gaston's Tavern
Warm cinnamon roll and LeFou’s Brew at Gaston’s Tavern in Magic Kingdom

It’s here that Gaston makes the occasional appearance, but beware, he might have a snarky comment or two!

Gaston can also be spotted at Magic Kingdom’s parade and Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage in Hollywood Studios.

I hope you enjoyed these Gaston quotes!

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