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Cyrano de Bergerac

Cyrano de Bergerac

by Edmond Rostand
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Cyrano de Bergerac Love Quotes

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Quote #1

CYRANO But the cool, quiet pipe our goatherds play! Listen – the forest glens…the hills…the downs… The green sweetness of night on the Dordogne… Listen, you Gascons! It is all Gascoyne!... (Every head is bowed; every eye cast down. Here and there a tear is furtively brushed away with the back of a hand, the corner of a cloak.) CARBON (Softly to Cyrano) You make them weep – CYRANO For homesickness – a hunger More noble than that hunger of the flesh; It is their hearts now that are starving. (IV. 95-101)

Over and over, Cyrano fights practical reality with overblown romanticism.

Quote #2

CYRANO So it is!...Well – a poet while he writes Is like a lover in his lady’s arms, Believing his imagination – all Seems true – you understand? There’s half the charm Of writing – Now, this letter as you see I have made so pathetic that I wept While I was writing it! CHRISTIAN You – wept? CYRANO Why, yes – Because…it is a little thing to die, But – not to see her…that is terrible! And I shall never – (Christian looks at him.) We shall never – (Quickly) You Will never – CHRISTIAN(Snatches the letter.) Give me that! (IV. 215-225)

Despite his best efforts, Cyrano’s love for Roxane is too overwhelming for him to hide.

Quote #3

ROXANE You do not altogether know me…Dear, There is more of me than there was –with this I can love more of you – more of what makes You your own self – Truly!...If you were less Lovable – CHRISTIAN No! ROXANE - Less charming – ugly even – I should love you still. (IV. 458-463)

Roxane’s love transforms from the shallow, appearance-obsessed kind to one of greater depth, a love of the lover’s expression – which is, as Roxane describes – the outpouring of the lover’s soul.

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