Edmond Rostand quotes

  • I love you more than yesterday, less than tomorrow.
    -- Edmond Rostand

    #Love #Yesterday #Tomorrow

  • The dream, alone, is of interest. What is life without a dream?
    -- Edmond Rostand

    #Dream #Life Changing #What Is Life

  • 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.
    -- Edmond Rostand

    #Stars #Fear #Flower

  • A kiss is a secret which takes the lips for the ear.
    -- Edmond Rostand

    #Kissing #Secret #Ears

  • A great nose may be an index Of a great soul
    -- Edmond Rostand

    #Soul #Noses #May

  • My wit is sharper then the finest mustache, and when I walk among men I make truths ring like spurs.
    -- Edmond Rostand

    #Men #Mustache #Spurs

  • I have a different idea of elegance. I don't dress like a fop, it's true, but my moral grooming is impeccable. I never appear in public with a soiled conscience, a tarnished honor, threadbare scruples, or an insult that I haven't washed away. I'm always immaculately clean, adorned with independence and frankness. I may not cut a stylish figure, but I hold my soul erect. I wear my deeds as ribbons, my wit is sharper then the finest mustache, and when I walk among men I make truths ring like spurs.
    -- Edmond Rostand

    #Cutting #Men #Ideas

  • I-I am going to be a storm-a flame- I need to fight whole armies alone; I have ten hearts; I have a hundred arms; I feel too strong to war with mortals- BRING ME GIANTS!
    -- Edmond Rostand

    #Strong #War #Heart

  • A kiss, when all is told, what is it? An oath taken a little closer, a promise more exact. A wish that longs to be confirmed, a rosy circle drawn around the verb 'to love'. A kiss is a secret which takes the lips for the ear, a moment of infinity humming like a bee, a communion tasting of flowers, a way of breathing in a little of the heart and tasting a little of the soul with the edge of the lips!
    -- Edmond Rostand

    #Taken #Flower #Heart

  • To offend is my pleasure; I love to be hated.
    -- Edmond Rostand

    #Moral #Pleasure #Manners

  • It is at night that faith in light is admirable.
    -- Edmond Rostand

    #Night #Light #Admirable

  • A pessimist is a man who tells the truth prematurely.
    -- Edmond Rostand

    #Men #Telling The Truth #Pessimist

  • I am what I am because early in life I decided that I would please at least myself in all things.
    -- Edmond Rostand

    #Love #I Am What I Am #Please

  • I would die at the stake rather than change a semi-colon!
    -- Edmond Rostand

    #Stakes

  • My wit is more polished than your mustache. The truth which I speak strikes more sparks from men's hearts than your spurs do from the cobblestones.
    -- Edmond Rostand

    #Heart #Men #Mustache

  • To joke in the face of danger is the supreme politeness, a delicate refusal to cast oneself as a tragic hero.
    -- Edmond Rostand

    #Hero #Faces #Danger

  • 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!
    -- Edmond Rostand

    #Fashion #Flower #Taken

  • I sing, not to hear the echo repeat, a shade fainter, my song! I think of light and not of glory! Singing is my fashion of waging war and bearing witness. And if my song is the proudest of songs, it is that I sing clearly to make the day rise clear!
    -- Edmond Rostand

    #Fashion #Song #War

  • Your name hangs in my heart like a bell's tongue.
    -- Edmond Rostand

    #Heart #Names #Bells

  • Sans doute Je peux apprendre à coqueriquer: je glougloute. Without doubt I can teach crowing: for I gobble.
    -- Edmond Rostand

    #Doubt #Teach

  • I loved but once, yet twice I lose my love!
    -- Edmond Rostand

  • No, In fairy tales When to the ill-starred Prince the lady says 'I love you!' all his ugliness fades fast But I remain the same, up to the last!
    -- Edmond Rostand

    #Love You #Lasts #Fairy Tale

  • Where lurk sweet echoes of the dear homevoices, Each note of which calls like a little sister, Those airs slow, slow ascending, as the smokewreaths Rise from the hearthstones of our native hamlets Cyrano Act 5.
    -- Edmond Rostand

    #Family #Sweet #Heart

  • After all, what is a kiss? A vow made at closer range, a more precise promise, a confession that contains its own proof, a seal placed on a pact that has already been signed; it's a secret told to the mouth rather than to the ear.
    -- Edmond Rostand

    #Inspiring #Kissing #Secret

  • A kiss, when all is said, what is it? An oath that's given closer than before; A promise more precise; the sealing of Confessions that till then were barely breathed; A rosy dot placed on the i in loving.
    -- Edmond Rostand

    #Kissing #Promise #Dots

  • A large nose is in fact the sign of an affable man, good, courteous, witty, liberal, courageous, such as I am.
    -- Edmond Rostand

    #Witty #Men #Noses

  • All our souls are written in our eyes.
    -- Edmond Rostand

    #Eye #Soul

  • And if kisses in these words could travel too, Madam, you'd read this letter with your lips.
    -- Edmond Rostand

    #Kissing #Letters #Lips

  • Roxane: His face is like yours, burning with spirit and imagination. He is proud and noble and young and fearless and beautiful- Cyrano:(losing all his colour.) Beautiful! Roxane: Yes. What's wrong? Cyrano: With me? Nothing. It's only... only... (Displaying his bandaged hand, with a little smile.) This fatal wound.
    -- Edmond Rostand

    #Beautiful #Hands #Imagination

  • And what is a kiss, specifically? A pledge properly sealed, a promise seasoned to taste, a vow stamped with the immediacy of a lip, a rosy circle drawn around the verb 'to love.' A kiss is a message too intimate for the ear, infinity captured in the bee's brief visit to a flower, secular communication with an aftertaste of heaven, the pulse rising from the heart to utter its name on a lover's lip: 'Forever.
    -- Edmond Rostand

    #Love #Communication #Flower

  • How obvious it is now--the gift you gave him. All those letters, they were you... All those beautiful powerful words, they were you!.. The voice from the shadows, that was you... You always loved me!" Roxanne
    -- Edmond Rostand

    #Beautiful #Powerful #Voice

  • ROXANE: Live, for I love you! CYRANO: No, In fairy tales When to the ill-starred Prince the lady says 'I love you!' all his ugliness fades fast-- But I remain the same, up to the last! ROXANE: I have marred your life--I, I! CYRANO: You blessed my life! Never on me had rested woman's love. My mother even could not find me fair: I had no sister; and, when grown a man, I feared the mistress who would mock at me. But I have had your friendship--grace to you A woman's charm has passed across my path.
    -- Edmond Rostand

    #Mother #Blessed #Love You

  • Speak to me...be eloquent, be brilliant for me. Improvise! Rhapsodize!... I ask for cream and you give me milk and water... Please gather your dreams together into words. - Roxanne, Cyrano de Bergerac
    -- Edmond Rostand

    #Dream #Giving #Water

  • Stay awhile! 'Tis sweet,. . . The rare occasion, when our hearts can speak Our selves unseen, unseeing!
    -- Edmond Rostand

    #Sweet #Heart #Self

  • She is a mortal danger without meaning to be one; she's exquisite without giving ita thought; shes a trap set by nature, a rose in which love lies in ambush! Anyone who has seen her smile has known perfection. She creates grace without movement and makes all divinity fit into her slightest gesture. And neither Venus in her shell, nor Diana striding in the great, blossoming forest, can compare to her when she goes through the streets of paris in her sedan chair.
    -- Edmond Rostand

    #Lying #Paris #Perfection

  • Take it, and turn to facts my fantasies.
    -- Edmond Rostand

    #Facts #Fantasy #Turns

  • You must believe me when I believe, and not when I doubt.
    -- Edmond Rostand

    #Believe #Doubt #I Believe

  • 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.
    -- Edmond Rostand

    #White #Rose #Crowns

  • My soul, be satisfied with flowers, with fruit, with weeds even; but gather them in the one garden you may call your own.
    -- Edmond Rostand

    #Weed #Flower #Garden

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

    #Love You #Pride #Bitterness

  • Your neck. I want to kiss it.
    -- Edmond Rostand

    #Kissing #Want #Necks

  • A kiss, when all is said, what is it? A rosy dot placed on the 'I' in loving; Tis a secret told to the mouth instead of to the ear.
    -- Edmond Rostand

    #Kissing #Romantic Love #Secret