"With a dreamy far-off look, and her nose stuck in book," Belle became my favorite Disney heroine. I always loved that she was smart and didn't care what anyone thought of her. Back then, I very much identified with her feelings:
I want adventure in the great wide somewhere, I want it more than I can tell. And for once it might be grand, to have someone understand, I want so much more than they've got planned.
She's my favorite Disney gal.