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Gaston Leroux Quotes

28 of the best book quotes from Gaston Leroux
  1. #1
    “None will ever be a true Parisian who has not learned to wear a mask of gaiety over his sorrows and one of sadness, boredom or indifference over his inward joy.”
  2. #2
    “And they can not touch an instrument, or open their mouths to sing, without producing sounds that put all other human sounds to shame.”
  3. #3
    “At one and the same time, he had learned what love meant, and hatred. He knew that he loved. He wanted to know whom he hated.”
  4. #4
    “Know that it is a corpse who loves you and adores you and will never, never leave you!...Look, I am not laughing now, crying, crying for you, Christine, who have torn off my mask and who therefore can never leave me again!...Oh, mad Christine, who wanted to see me!”
  5. #5
    “I tore off my mask so as not to lose one of her tears... and she did not run away!...and she did not die!... She remained alive, weeping over me, weeping with me. We cried together! I have tasted all the happiness the world can offer.”
  6. #6
    “All I wanted was to be loved for myself.”
  7. #7
    “Love, jealousy, hatred, burst out around us in harrowing cries.”
  8. #8
    “People who do not know that the Angel has visited those persons say that they have genius.”
  9. #9
    He often comes when they least expect him, when they are sad and disheartened.”
  1. #10
    “No one ever sees the Angel; but he is heard by those who are meant to hear him.”
  2. #11
    “Sometimes, the Angel comes much later, because the children are naughty and won’t learn their lessons or practise their scales. And sometimes, he does not come at all, because the children have a bad heart or a bad conscience.”
  3. #12
    “Sometimes the Angel leans over their cradle, as happened to Lotte, and that is how there are little prodigies who play the fiddle at six better than men at fifty, which, you must admit, is very wonderful.”
  4. #13
    “Every great musician, every great artist received a visit from the Angel at least once in his life.”
  5. #14
    “She is singing to-night to bring the chandelier down!”
  6. #15
    “Most of all loved, when she went to sleep, to hear the Angel of Music.”
  7. #16
    “Little Lotte thought of everything and nothing.”
  8. #17
    “How beautiful she was when she let me kiss her.”
  9. #18
    “I am dying of love.”
  1. #19
    “I can’t go on living like this, like a mole in a burrow!”
  2. #20
    ″‘Your soul is a beautiful thing, child.’ replied the grave man’s voice, ‘and I thank you. No emperor received so fair a gift. The angels wept to-night.”
  3. #21
    “You are crying! You are afraid of me! And yet I am not really wicked.”
  4. #22
    “Are people so unhappy when they love?”
    “Yes, Christine, when they love and are not sure of being loved.”
  5. #23
    “Oh, to-night I gave you my soul, and I am dead!”
  6. #24
    “Then their ears suddenly perceive celestial harmonies, a divine voice, which they remember all their lives.”
  7. #25
    “She looked as beautiful as if she had been dead!”
  8. #26
    “Persons who are visited by the Angel quiver with a thrill unknown to the rest of mankind.”
  9. #27
    “Now I want to live like everybody else. I want to have a wife like everybody else and to take her out on Sundays. I have invented a mask that makes me look like anybody. People will not even turn round in the streets. You will be the happiest of women. And we will sing, all by ourselves, till we swoon away with delight.”
  10. #28
    “They played at hearts as other children might play at ball; only, as it was really their two hearts that they flung to and fro, they had to be very, very handy to catch them, each time, without hurting them.”
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