“Dangerous Liaisons” quotes(1988)
Plot – The bond between the Marquise de Merteuil and the Vicomte de Valmont is very special. Abandoned by a previous lover and still hurting, the Marquise challenges Vicomte on his ability as seducer. After successfully corrupting the fifteen-year-old Valmont – again, with the advice of the Marquise – de Valmont also seduces Madame de Tourvel, wife of an austere magistrate. However, the reactions of the seduced and abandoned noblewoman lead the libertine man to reflect on his life.
All actors – Glenn Close, John Malkovich, Michelle Pfeiffer, Swoosie Kurtz, Keanu Reeves, Mildred Natwick, Uma Thurman, Peter Capaldi, Joe Sheridan, Valerie Gogan, Laura Benson, Joanna Pavlis, Nicholas Hawtrey, Paulo Abel Do Nascimento, François Lalande, François Montagut, Harry Jones, Christian Erickson, Catherine Cauwet, Shannon Finnegan, Patricia Kesslershow all
“Dangerous Liaisons” Quotes 11 quotes
“Do you still think men love the way we do? No... men enjoy the happiness they feel. We can only enjoy the happiness we give. They are not capable of devoting themselves exclusively to one person. So to hope to be made happy by love is a certain cause of grief.”
“- Vicomte de Valmont: I often wonder how you manage to invent yourself.
- Marquise de Merteuil: Well, I had no choice, did I? I'm a woman. Women are obliged to be far more skillful than men. You can ruin our reputation and our life with a few well-chosen words. So, of course, I had to invent, not only myself, but ways of escape no one has every...” (continue)(continue reading)
“- Vicomte de Valmont: I have no intention of breaking down her prejudices. I want her to believe in God and virtue and the sanctity of marriage, and still not be able to stop herself. I want the excitement of watching her betray everything that's most important to her. Surely you understand that. I thought betrayal was your favorite word.
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“Vanity and happiness are incompatible.”
“- Vicomte de Valmont: Be careful of the Marquise de Merteuil.
- Chevalier Danceny: You must permit me to treat with skepticism anything you have to say about her.
- Vicomte de Valmont: Nevertheless, I must tell you in this affair, we are both her creatures, as I believe her letters to me will prove. When you have read them, you may decide to...” (continue)(continue reading)
“You'll find the shame is like the pain, you only feel it once.”
“When I came out into society, I was fifteen. I already knew that the role I was condemned to, namely to keep quiet and do what I was told, gave me the perfect opportunity to listen and observe. Not to what people told me, which naturally was of no interest, but to whatever it was they were trying to hide. I practiced detachment. I learned how to...” (continue)(continue reading)
“When one woman strikes at the heart of another she seldom misses, and the wound is invariably fatal.”
“One does not applaud the tenor for clearing his throat.”
“I ended by falling on my knees and pledging her eternal love. And do you know that, at that time, and for several hours afterwards, I actually meant it.”
“When it comes to marriage, one man is as good as the next. And even the least accomodating is less trouble than a mother.”