Cyrano de Bergerac Quotes


"The insufferable arrogance of human beings to think that Nature was made solely for their benefit, as if it was conceivable that the sun had been set afire merely to ripen men's apples and head their cabbages."

Cyrano de Bergerac

"To tell the truth, the chariot was an astonishing sight to behold, because I had polished the steel of my flying house so carefully that it reflected the sunlight on all sides. It was so bright and dazzling that I thought, myself, that I had been carried away in a chariot of fire."

Cyrano de Bergerac

"A kiss is a rosy dot over the 'i' of loving."

Cyrano de Bergerac

"For an Apple is in it self a little Universe; the Seed, hotter than the other parts thereof, is its Sun, which diffuses about it self that natural Heat which preserves its Globe: And in the Onion, the Germ is the little Sun of that little World, which vivifies and nourishes the vegetative Salt of that little mass."

Cyrano de Bergerac

"I may climb perhaps to no great heights, but I will climb alone."

Cyrano de Bergerac

"A large nose is the mark of a witty, courteous, affable, generous and liberal man."

Cyrano de Bergerac

"After a while the press of business in the province put an end to our philosophizing, and I returned with increased determination to my plans to fly to the Moon."

Cyrano de Bergerac

"To tell the truth, the chariot was an astonishing sight to behold, because I had polished the steel of my flying house so carefully that it reflected the sunlight on all sides. It was so bright and dazzling that I thought, myself, that I had been carried away in a chariot of fire."

Cyrano de Bergerac

"Prometheus heretofore went up to Heaven, and stole fire from thence. Have not I as much Boldness as he?"

Cyrano de Bergerac

"Well - when I write my book, and tell the tale Of my adventures - all these little stars That shake out of my cloak - I must save those To use for asterisks."

Cyrano de Bergerac

"To tell the truth, the chariot was an astonishing sight to behold, because I had polished the steel of my flying house so carefully that it reflected the sunlight on all sides. It was so bright and dazzling that I thought, myself, that I had been carried away in a chariot of fire."

Cyrano de Bergerac

"'And for my part, Gentlemen,' said I, 'that I may put in for a share, and guess with the rest; not to amuse myself with those curious Notions wherewith you tickle and spur on slow-paced Time; I believe, that the Moon is a World like ours, to which this of ours serves likewise for a Moon.'"

Cyrano de Bergerac

"This veridic nose arrives everywhere a quarter of an hour before its master. Ten shoemakers, good round fat ones too, go and sit down to work under it out of the rain."

Cyrano de Bergerac

"My life's work has been to prompt others and be forgotten. Remember that night when Christian came to your balcony? That moment sums up my life. While I was below in the shadows, others climbed up to kiss the sweet rose."

Cyrano de Bergerac

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