Edmond Rostand

1868 - 1918

A Quote by Edmond Rostand on cyrano de bergerac, love, and happiness

 "I am what I am because early in life I decided that I would please at least myself in all things."

Edmond Rostand (1868 - 1918)

Source: Cyrano de Bergerac (play)

Contributed by: Darren

A Quote by Edmond Rostand on humanity and power

A few great minds are enough to endow humanity with monstrous power, but a few great hearts are not enough to make us worthy of using it.

Edmond Rostand (1868 - 1918)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Edmond Rostand on compromise, cowardice, emptiness, enemies, falsehood, fighting, prejudice, and vanity

It is coming... I feel Already shod with marble... gloved with lead... Let the old fellow come now! He shall find me On my feet sword in hand [ He draws his sword. ] I can see him there he grins He is looking at my nose that skeleton What's that you say? Hopeless? Why, very well! But a man does not fight merely to win! No, no, better to know one fights in vain! ... You there, Who are you? A hundred against one I know them now, my ancient enemies [ He lunges at the empty air. ] Falsehood! ... There! There! Prejudice Compromise Cowardice [ Thrusting ] What's that? No! Surrender? No! Never never! ... Ah, you too, Vanity! I know you would overthrow me in the end No! I fight on! I fight on! I fight on!

Edmond Rostand (1868 - 1918)

Source: Death scene spoken by Cyrano, Cyrano de Bergerac

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Edmond Rostand on compromise, cowardice, emptiness, enemies, falsehood, fighting, prejudice, and vanity

It is coming. . . . I feel Already shod with marble . . . gloved with lead. . . . Let the old fellow come now! He shall find me On my feet sword in hand [ He draws his sword. ] I can see him there he grins He is looking at my nose that skeleton. What's that you say? Hopeless? Why, very well! But a man does not fight merely to win! No no better to know one fights in vain! . . . You there. Who are you? A hundred against one I know them now, my ancient enemies. [ He lunges at the empty air. ] Falsehood! . . . There! There! Prejudice. Compromise. Cowardice. [ Thrusting ] What's that? No! Surrender? No! Never never! . . . Ah, you too, Vanity! I know you would overthrow me in the end. No! I fight on! I fight on! I fight on!

Edmond Rostand (1868 - 1918)

Source: spoken by Cyrano de Bergerac

Contributed by: Zaady

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