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Cyrano de Bergerac

Cyrano de Bergerac


by Edmond Rostand

Cyrano de Bergerac Lies and Deceit Quotes

How we cite our quotes: (Act.Line)

Quote #7

But Cyrano? What will you do to him?
Order him into danger? He loves that!
I know what I should do.
Leave him here
With his Cadets, while all the regiment
Goes on to glory! That would torture him—
To sit all through the war with folded arms—
I know his nature. If you hate that man,
Strike at his self-esteem.
Oh woman—woman!
Who but a woman would have thought of this?
He’ll eat his heart out, while his Gascon friends
Bite their nails all day long in Paris here.
And you will be avenged! (III.99-110)

Love and deception are inseparable in Cyrano de Bergerac.

Quote #8

You love me then,
A little?...
(She smiles.)
Making my enemies your own,
Hating them—I should like to see in that
A sign of love, Roxane.
Perhaps it is one…(III.110-113)

Roxane’s conversation with de Guiche is much like the "I love someone" conversation she had with Cyrano in Quote #5.

Quote #9

—Oh, but to-night, now, I dare say these things—
I… to you… and you hear them!... It is too much!
In my most sweet unreasonable dreams,
I have not hoped for this! Now let me die,
Having lived. It is my voice, mine, my own,
That makes you tremble there in the green gloom
Above me (III.328-334)

Here we see that Cyrano takes pride in winning Roxane over—even though he can’t have her himself. His line "It is my voice, mine, my own / that makes you tremble" suggests that this knowledge is enough for him.

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