Cyrano de Bergerac
Cyrano de Bergerac
by Edmond Rostand

Cyrano de Bergerac Quotes

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Appearances Quotes

CUIGY (Aside to Brissaille, looking at Christian) Rather A fine head, is it not? The profile… FIRST MARQUIS (to the second) He is not ill-looking; possibly a shade Behind the fashion. (I.47-50)

Lies and Deceit Quotes

CYRANO I go caparisoned in gems unseen, Trailing white plumes of freedom, garlanded With my good name – no figure of a man, But a soul clothed in shining armor, hung With deeds for decoration...

Identity Quotes

A VOICE Wretch! Have I not forbade you these three weeks? (Sensation. Every one turns to look. Murmurs) SEVERAL VOICES What?...Where?...Who is it?... CUIGY Cyrano! (I. 16-17)

Love Quotes

A GUARDSMAN (to a flower girl who comes forward) How sweet Of you to come before they light the hall! (Puts his arm around her) FIRST CAVALIER (Receives a thrust of the foil) A hit! SECOND LACKEY A...

Principles Quotes

CYRANO Magnificent, My nose!...You pug, you knob, you button-head, Know that I glory in this nose of mine, For a great nose indicates a great man – Genial, courteous, intellectual, Virile, co...

Art and Culture Quotes

The Hall or the Hôtel de Bourgogne in 1640. A sort of Tennis Court, arranged and decorated for Theatrical productions. (I. stage directions)

Courage Quotes

FIRST CAVALIER The play begins at two. Plenty of time – And here’s the whole floor empty. Shall we try Our exercise? (They fence with the foils which they have brought.) (I. 4-6)

Language and Communication Quotes

A GUARDSMAN (to a flower girl who comes forward) How sweet Of you to come before they light the hall! (Puts his arm around her) FIRST CAVALIER (Receives a thrust of the foil) A hit! SECOND LACKEY A...

Versions of Reality Quotes

THE PAGES (Dance in, holding hands and singing:) Tra-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-lère… THE PORTER You pages there – no nonsense! FIRST PAGE (With wounded dignity) Oh, monsieur! Really!...

Cunning and Cleverness Quotes

CHRISTIAN Then she may be One of those aesthetes…Intellectuals, You call them – How can I talk to a woman In that style? I have no wit. This fine manner Of speaking and of writing nowad...

Revenge Quotes

THE CUT-PURSE Lignière – that friend of yours – CHRISTIAN (same business) Well? THE CUT-PURSE Good as dead – Understand? Ambuscaded. Wrote a song About – no matter. The...

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