“Impromptu” quotes

(1991)
Movie Impromptu
Title Impromptu
Year 1991
Director James Lapine
Genre Comedy, Romance, Music, Biography
Plot – In 1836 George Sand - pseudonym of Aurore Dupin, estranged wife of Baron Dudevant - lives with her children, Maurice and Solange. She is at the height of her carrier as a writer, spending her time between the family estate in Nohant and Paris, where the literary meetings gossip about her shockingly nonconformist attitudes and her many lovers. George escapes the poet Alfred de Musset, with whom she has had a stormy love affair, and she wants to break up with the crude and violent Mallefille, tutor to her children, but who does not intend to leave her. George is a close friend of Franz Liszt and his lover, the Countess Marie d'Augoult, who live together and have a child, but who often quarrel, because the woman feels neglected. One day at their house, the writer hears, without seeing, Frédéric Chopin playing one of his compositions and, charmed by his art, she wants to meet the Polish pianist, with whom she immediately falls in love.
All actors – Judy Davis, Hugh Grant, Mandy Patinkin, Bernadette Peters, Julian Sands, Ralph Brown, Georges Corraface, Anton Rodgers, Emma Thompson, Anna Massey, David Birkin, Nimer Rashed
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  • “- Felicien Mallefille: You promised to love me.
    - George Sand: I didn't promise to succeed.”

    Georges Corraface - Felicien Mallefille
    Judy Davis - George Sand
    [Tag:love, promises]
  • - George Sand: Forgive me. I'm a fraud, you know. "Divine mystery"? I never experienced that with anyone! Always had disastrous relationships. And I never manage to stay in love.
    - Frederic Chopin: What?
    - George Sand: I don't know. I want too much... I think. Except when I hear you play... and when I'm around you. Look... I simply want to be... (continue)
    (continue reading)
    Judy Davis - George Sand
    Hugh Grant - Frederic Chopin
  • “- Baroness Laginsky: I knew your father when he was young.
    - George Sand: Really?
    - Baroness Laginsky: Yes. We girls were enraged when we heard he'd married that dancer, or whatever she was.
    - George Sand: You mean my mother?”

    Elizabeth Spriggs - Baroness Laginsky
    Judy Davis - George Sand
    [Tag:envy, father, marriage]
  • “Did you read her latest novel? It's not even literature - it's drainage. The only good books she ever wrote were when she was with me: every morning, while she was sleeping, I'd cross out half her adjectives.”

    Mandy Patinkin - Alfred De Musset
  • “- Frederic Chopin: I'm frightened.
    - George Sand: Of me?
    - Frederic Chopin: Certain acts are... unseemly. They are unsuitable.
    - George Sand: Chopin... it's an act of love! It's the divine mystery itself!”

    Hugh Grant - Frederic Chopin
    Judy Davis - George Sand
  • “Good evening. I am God. In the time that I am relating, I have grown disappointed in my master creation, the human race. I endowed them with everything: the riches of the land, and of the sea, and of the air... and enough intelligence to worship me.”

    Julian Sands - Franz Liszt
  • “Lord, we have no need for animals - art alone will save the world. Let's see, we'll need two of everything: two poets, two painters, two musicians...”

    Judy Davis - George Sand
    [Tag:animals, art]
  • “Art does not apologize!”
    Mandy Patinkin - Alfred De Musset
    [Tag:apologies, art]
  • “- George Sand: Chopin, do you love me?
    - Frederic Chopin: God help me, I do. You are superb.”

    Judy Davis - George Sand
    Hugh Grant - Frederic Chopin
    [Tag:admiration, love]
  • “I used to think I'd die of suffocation when I was married. Now it's my freedom that's killing me.”
    Judy Davis - George Sand
  • “I am not full of virtues and noble qualities. I love. That is all. But I love strongly, exclusively and steadfastly.”
    Judy Davis - George Sand
    [Tag:love]
  • “God exists but he's no longer loved so he hides away to conceal his broken heart.”
    Georges Corraface - Felicien Mallefille
    [Tag:existence, god]
  • “He hasn't fallen in love with her, he has succumbed to her. Poor man was simply standing there - nobody warned him - and he was crushed under her wheels.”

    Bernadette Peters - Marie D'Agoult
  • “- Frederic Chopin: No, that's my fiancée. We're no longer engaged. Her family didn't feel that I was a very good risk for a husband. You know, no one really expects me to live very long.
    - George Sand: Balls!
    - Frederic Chopin: I beg your pardon?
    - George Sand: I don't believe you're, you're ill at all. You just need more strength. Take mine....” (continue)
    (continue reading)

    Hugh Grant - Frederic Chopin
    Judy Davis - George Sand
  • “You won't get him with a dress; on the contrary, my dear. I know the man. He is not a man; he is a woman. He is all emotion and refinement. He has very few defenses. You must win him as a man wins a woman; if anyone can do it, you can.”

    Bernadette Peters - Marie D'Agoult
  • “- George Sand: The style's a bit precious. Mind if I rewrite it?
    - Alfred De Musset: Not at all. We'll have a horse sent in.”

    Judy Davis - George Sand
    Mandy Patinkin - Alfred De Musset
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