Cyrano de Bergerac Love Quotes
How we cite our quotes: (Act.Line)
CYRANO (low and quick, in Christian’s ear, while ROXANE is dipping into the water a strip of linen torn from her dress.)
I have told her; she loves you.
(CHRISTIAN closes his eyes.) (IV.524)
Cyrano lies to Christian not because he values the man as a friend, but because his selfless love for Roxane (his desire for her to be happy) has defeated his selfish love (his desire to have her for himself).
And his last letter—always at your heart?
It hangs here, like a holy reliquary.
Dead—and you love him still! (V.44-46)
Roxane’s love for Christian transcends death; de Guiche, with his shallow vision of love, cannot understand this.