Quills

Quills quotes

60 total quotes (ID: 884)

Madeleine LeClerc
Major cast
Marquis de Sade


Prouix, the Architect: Madame, how could you- have you actually read this volume?
Simone: I've memorized it. Would you like me to recite?
Prouix, the Architect: There comes a time in a young lady's life when she has to cast books aside, and learn from experience.
Simone: That, Monsieur, requires a teacher.


Renee Pelagie: Can I impart to you his cruelest trick?
Dr. Royer-Collard: Of course.
Renee Pelagie: Once, long ago in the folly of youth, he made me love him.

Renee Pelagie: Desperation has driven me past etiquette, all the way to frenzy.
Dr. Royer-Collard: My schedule is not the subject to the whims of lunatics.
Renee Pelagie: I beg to differ, you work in a madhouse. Your every walking moment is governed by the insane.

Renee Pelagie: If you cure him, I mean really cure him, harness the beast that rages his soul.

Simone: Sign it quickly, then you can ravish me again in the linens for which he so dearly paid.
Prouix, the Architect: And then I beg you on the bearskin rug in his study. And finally, as a crowning gesture, we'll leave puddles of love on the Peruvian marble.

Simone: Tell him I'm no fool, a prison's still a prison, even with Chinese silks and chandeliers.

Simone: Tell him that if he discovers his whereabouts, you'll slit your wrists with a razor, and I'll drive a hatpin through his heart.
Prouix, the Architect: You'd do that, rather than forsake our love.
Simone: No. But tell him I would anyway.

Ah, you've come to read my trousers.

Ameila Warner - Simone

And nor should you. That's the first rule of politics, isn't it? The one who orders the execution never drops the blade!

Are your convictions so fragile they cannot stand in opposition to mine? Is your god so flimsy, so weak? For shame!

Billie Whitelaw - Madame LeClerc

Conversation, like certain portions of the anatomy, always runs more smoothly when lubricated.

Don't come any closer, Abbe, God's watching.

Geoffrey Rush - Marquis de Sade