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d'Artagnan Quotes

18 of the best book quotes from d'Artagnan
  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
    Man upon this earth must expect everything, and ought to face everything.
  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
    “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.”
  5. #5
    “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.”
  6. #6
    ″‘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...‘”
  7. #7
    “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.
  8. #8
    “There are people who laugh at a horse that would not dare to laugh at the master of it...”
  9. #9
    ″‘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.‘”
  1. #10
  2. #11
    “Keep the commission D’Artagnan-the profession of arms suits you; you will be a brave and adventurous captain.”
  3. #12
    “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.”
  4. #13
    ″‘You are young,’ replied Athos, ‘and your bitter recollections have time to be changed into sweet remembrances.‘”
  5. #14
    “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.”
  6. #15
    “You said you were but three, but it appears to me we are four.”
  7. #16
    D’Artagnan had time to reflect that women - those gentle doves - treat one another more cruelly than bears and tigers.
  8. #17
    Forward! Still forward! When it shall be time, God will tell me, as he has told the others.
  9. #18
    No. I will remain because I have been accustomed for thirty years to go and take the orderly word of the King, and to have it said to me, ‘Good evening, d’Artagnan,’ with a smile I did not beg for!

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