The Count of Monte Cristo

The Count of Monte Cristo quotes

18 total quotes (ID: 824)

Abbe Faria
Count Mondego
Edmond
Jacopo
Napoleon


Life is a storm, my young friend. You will bask in the sunlight one moment, be shattered on the rocks the next. What makes you a man is what you do when that storm comes. You must look into that storm and shout as you did in Rome. Do your worst, for I will do mine! Then the fates will know you as we know you: as Albert Mondego, the man!


Edmond: There are two thousand, three hundred and twenty-two blocks in my walls. I have counted them many times.
Abbe Faria: Ahh! [laughs] But have you named them yet?

Edmond: Monsiour, I know you must hear this a great deal, but I assure you, I am innocent. Everyone must say that, I know but I truly am.
Warden: Innocent?
Edmond: Yes.
Warden: I know, I really do know.
Edmond: You mock me?
Warden: No, my dear Dantes, I know perfectly well that you are innocent. Why else would you be here? If you were truly guilty there are a hundred prisons in France where they would lock you away. But, Chateau d'if is where they put the ones they're ashamed of.

Only a man who has felt ultimate despair is capable of feeling ultimate bliss.

You didn't think I would make it that easy did you?

If you ever loved me, don't rob me of my hate. It's all I have.

I'm a Count not a saint.

How did I escape? With difficulty. How did I plan this moment? With pleasure.

You've only got one shot, and it will take more than that to stop me

Why? In God's name, why?

Once again, Zatarra, God sees you out of the corner of His eye.

I swore to protect you, and it mean to protect from yourself.

It's complicated

Take your vengeance. But know that the blood you spill is noble. Blood that will never run through your veins. You are no more a count than I am a commoner!

With two of us digging, we can cover twice the ground. It'll only take us, oh... 8 years to reach the outer wall. [Edmond laughs] Ohh... and does something else demand your time? Some pressing appointment, perhaps?