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Alexandre Dumas Quotes

20 of the best book quotes from Alexandre Dumas
  1. #1
    “They walked arm in arm, occupying the whole width of the street and taking in every Musketeer they met, so that in the end it became a triumphal march. The heart of D’Artagnan swam in delirium; he marched between Athos and Porthos, pressing them tenderly.”
  2. #2
    “Thousands of men, it is true, will have to pay for my happiness with their lives; but what is that to me, provided I see you again! All this is perhaps folly--perhaps insanity; but tell me what woman has a lover more truly in love; what queen a servant more ardent.”
  3. #3
    ″... he answered that he was a musketeer at heart, entirely devoted to your majesty, and that he would therefore remain with messieurs the musketeers.”
  4. #4
    “You ought to be brave for two reasons- the first is that you are a Gascon, and the second is that you are my son. Never fear quarrels, but seek hazardous adventures.”
  5. #5
    “As long as he was in the city, Planchet kept at the respectful distance he had imposed upon himself; but as soon as the road began to be more lonely and dark, he drew softly nearer, so that when they entered the Bois de Boulogne he found himself riding quite naturally side by side with his master.”
  6. #6
    “He was thinking of Mme. Bonacieux. For an apprentice Musketeer the young woman was almost an ideal of love. Pretty, mysterious, initiated in almost all the secrets of the court, which reflected such a charming gravity over her pleasing features, it might be surmised that she was not wholly unmoved; and this is an irresistible charm to novices in love.”
  1. #7
    ″‘You, our friend, our intelligence, our invisible protector’, said he, ‘accept this commission; you have merited it more than any of us by your wisdom and your counsels...‘”
  2. #8
    “This short interval was sufficient to determine D’Artagnan on the part he was to take. It was one of those events which decide the life of a man; it was a choice between the king and the cardinal--the choice made, it must be persisted in.
  3. #9
    “There are people who laugh at a horse that would not dare to laugh at the master of it...”
  4. #10
    ″... our late adventures have disgusted me with life and with the sword...
  5. #11
    ″‘Rochefort,’ said the cardinal, ‘you see M. D’Artagnan- I receive him among the number of my friends; embrace, then, and be prudent, if you have any wish to preserve your heads.‘”
  6. #12

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The Nutcracker of Nuremberg book
Alexandre Dumas, Else Hasselris
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Nutcracker and Mouse King and The Tale of the Nutcracker book
E.T.A. Hoffman, Alexandre Dumas, Jack Zipes, Joachim Neugroschel
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  1. #13
    “Keep the commission D’Artagnan-the profession of arms suits you; you will be a brave and adventurous captain.”
  2. #14
    “Now, we must have badly painted the character of our adventure seeker, or our readers must have already perceived that D’Artagnan was not an ordinary man; therefore, while repeating to himself that his death was inevitable, he did not make up his mind to die quietly, as one less courageous and less restrained might have done in his place.”
  3. #15
    ″‘You are young,’ replied Athos, ‘and your bitter recollections have time to be changed into sweet remembrances.‘”
  4. #16
    “With a little more heart, he might have been contented with this new conquest; but the principal features of his character were ambition and pride.”
  5. #17
    “Great criminals bear about them a kind of predestination which makes them surmount all obstacles, which makes them escape all dangers, till the moment which a wearied Providence has marked as the rock for their impious fortunes.”
  6. #18
    “You said you were but three, but it appears to me we are four.”
  7. #19
    “Fight on all occasions; fight the more for duels being forbidden, since, consequently, there is twice as much courage in fighting.”
  8. #20
    “Bravery is always respected, even in an enemy.”