Gaston Leroux Quotes

Gaston Louis Alfred Leroux (6 May 1868 – 15 April 1927) was a French journalist and author of detective fiction.

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Gaston Leroux


Tonight I gave you my soul, and I am dead." - Christine, from Gaston Leroux's: The Phantom of the Opera.

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They played at hearts as other children might play at ball; only, as it was really their two hearts that they flung to and fro, they had to be very, very handy to catch them, each time, without hurting them.

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Are people so unhappy when they love?" "Yes, Christine, when they love and are not sure of being loved.

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If I am the phantom, it is because man's hatred has made me so. If I am to be saved it is because your love redeems me.

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I say, `Woe to them that have a nose, a real nose,and come to look round the torture-chamber! Aha, aha, aha!

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You must know that I am made of death, from head to foot, and it is a corpse who loves you and adores you and will never, never leave you!

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She's singing to-night to bring the chandelier down!

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A ghost who, on the same evening, carries off an opera-singer and steals twenty-thousand francs is a ghost who must have his hands very full!

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Erik: Are you very tired? Christine: Oh, tonight I gave you my soul, and I am dead. Erik: Your soul is a beautiful thing, child. No emperor received so fair a gift. The angels wept to-night.

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When a woman has seen me, as you have, she belongs to me. She loves me forever.

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Everybody knows that orthopedic science provides beautiful false noses for people who have lost their noses naturally or as a result of an operation.

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But do you love me? If Erik were good-looking, would you love me, Christine?

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He stared dully at the desolate, cold road and the pale, dead night. Nothing was colder or more dead than his heart. He had loved an angel and now he despised a woman.

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There is some music that is so terrible that it consumes all those who approach it.

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I am not really wicked. Love me, and you will see!

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