Cyrano de Bergerac Cunning and Cleverness Quotes
How we cite our quotes: (Act.Line)
She loves only my soul.
That means you. And you love her. (IV.470-472)
Christian, though ineloquent, isn’t a dumb man; he’s smart enough to realize that Cyrano loves Roxane.
Did you tell him
To go away?
For the time being, yes.
I said: "Excuse me—this is Saturday—
I have a previous engagement, one
I cannot miss, even for you—Come back
An hour from now." (V.159-164)
Cyrano puns about his tardiness; the audience understands that the visitor to whom he refers is death. This mingling of the comedic and the tragic is a great reflection of the play’s tone.