Cyrano de Bergerac Courage Quotes
How we cite our quotes: (Act.Line)
And I offer
One universal challenge to you all!
Approach, young heroes—I will take yours names.
Each in his turn—no crowding! One, two, three—
Come, get your numbers—who will head the list—
You sir? No—You? Ah, no. To the first man
Who falls I’ll build a monument!... Not one?
Will all who wish to die, please raise their hands? (I.254-261)
Cyrano’s courage and devotion to his integrity force him to challenge to a duel anyone who opposes his action against Montfleury.
The Duc de Candale has a long arm.
(Drawing his sword)
by three feet of steel.
But do you dream of daring—
I do dream
Of daring… (I.314-17)
Interestingly, Cyrano’s "dream of daring"—as we will learn later—has nothing to do with battle or swordplay; it is to tell Roxane of his love.