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Cyrano de Bergerac Quotes

20 of the best book quotes from Cyrano de Bergerac
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“She creates grace in her own image, brings Heaven to earth in one movement of her hand.”
Edmond Rostand
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Cyrano de Bergerac
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Cyrano de Bergerac
Lady Roxane
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beauty
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“For a great nose indicates a great man.”
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“Yes, all our souls are written in our eyes!”
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“You may go— Or tell me why are you staring at my nose!”
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“There comes one moment, once—and God help those Who pass that moment by!—when Beauty stands Looking into the soul with grave, sweet eyes That sicken at pretty words!”
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“I wish I had a woman too, Walking with little steps under the moon, And holding my arm so, and smiling.”
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“Who knows her smile has known a perfect thing.”
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“And to complete This Punchinello figure—such a nose!— My lords, there is no such nose as that nose.”
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“Why, there is nothing more sublime than tears.”
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“Whom I love? Think a moment. Think of me— Me, whom the plainest woman would despise— Me, with this nose of mine that marches on Before me by a quarter of an hour! Whom should I love? Why—of course—it must be The woman in the world most beautiful.”
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“And why not? If you love her, tell her so!”
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“Who was everything, yet was naught.”
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″‘To be struck down, Pierced by sword i’ the heart, from a hero’s hand!′ That I had dreamed. O mockery of Fate! —Killed, I! of all men—in an ambuscade! Struck from behind, and by a lackey’s hand! ‘Tis very well. I am foiled, foiled in all, Even in my death.”
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“But who fights ever hoping for success? I fought for lost cause, and for fruitless quest!”
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“Yet I fall fighting, fighting still!”
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“There was the allegory of my whole life: I, in the shadow, at the ladder’s foot, While others lightly mount to Love and Fame!”
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“I know you now, old enemies of mine! Falsehood! . . . Have at you! Ha! and Compromise! Prejudice, Treachery!. . . Surrender, I? Parley? No, never! You too, Folly,—you? I know that you will lay me low at last; Let be! Yet I fall fighting, fighting still!”
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“But since Death comes, I meet him still afoot . . . And sword in hand!”
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“But I have had your friendship—grace to you A woman’s charm has passed across my path.”

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