Cyrano de Bergerac Quotes



Best 25 Quotes by Cyrano de Bergerac

“A chest filled with honor and virtue needs nothing but a medal that shines above it”

“A great nose may be an index of a great soul.”

“A kiss is a secret which takes the lips for the ear.”

“A kiss! When all is said, what is a kiss?

An oath of allegiance taken in closer proximity, a promise more precise, a seal on a confession, a rose-red dot upon the letter i in loving; a secret which elects the mouth for ear; an instant of eternity murmuring like a bee; balmy communion with a flavor of flowers; a fashion of inhaling each other's hearts, and of tasting, on the brink of the lips, each other's soul!”

“I am only a shadow and you only a light!”

“I loved one lover in my life. I lost him twice.”

“I must be loved for myself, just that, or not at all…”

“It is sufficient for you to know the value of yourself.”

“That when a person reaches the pinnacle of greatness in life, hours must pass for him, no matter how pure and innocent he is, in which he feels some hidden pain that stings and hurts himself.”

“The upper forehead does not need a crown to adorn it, and the chest full of honor and virtue does not need a medal that shines above it.”

“The word 'revolution' passed through their minds and their mouths, which is the huge word that always comes in the order of the dictionary of life after the word hunger.”

“To be loved for beauty is a poor reward; it is to love a mask, a temporary dress, a sham unworthy of the loving heart.

Your beauty which at first but dazzled me, now that I see more clearly, disappears and is not seen at all.”

“Watching other people making friends, everywhere, as a dog makes friends. I mark the manner of these canine courtesies and think, here comes, thank Heaven, another enemy!”

“Who knows her smile has known the perfect one.”

Cyrano de Bergerac Quotes

“All my laurels you have riven away, and my roses; yet in spite of you, there is one crown I bear away with me... One thing without stain, unspotted from the world, in spite of doom mine own! And that is... my white plume.”

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“All our souls are written in our eyes.”

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“Because a fact seems strange to you, you conclude that it is not one. All science,
however, commences by being strange. Science is successive. It goes from one wonder to
another. It mounts by a ladder. The science of today would seem extravagant to the science
of a former time. Ptolemy would believe Newton mad.”


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“If kisses fast could flee
By letter, then with your sweet lips
My letters read should be”

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“My heart always timidly hides itself behind my mind. I set out to bring down stars from the sky, then, for fear of ridicule, I stop and pick little flowers of eloquence.”

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“My soul, be satisfied with flowers,
With fruit, with weeds even; but gather them
In the one garden you may call your own.”

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“Oh, don't take it so hard. I drove into this madness. Every woman needs a little madness in her life.”

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“Proclaim your pride and bitterness loudly to the world, but to me speak softly, and tell me simply that she doesn't love you.”

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“Take it, and turn to facts my fantasies.”

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“Well! Yes, it's my vice. To displease is my pleasure. I like being hated.”

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“What are you saying? It's useless?

I know it! But one does not fight in the hope of success! No ! No ! it's so much more beautiful when it's not needed!”

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“Yes, I want to be loved myself, or not at all!”

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“Perpetual devotion to what a man calls his business, is only to be sustained by perpetual neglect of many other things.”


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