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  • She is a mortal danger to all men. She is beautiful without knowing it, and possesses charms that she's not even aware of. She is like a trap set by nature - a sweet perfumed rose in whose petals Cupid lurks in ambush! Anyone who has seen her smile has known perfection. She instills grace in every common thing and divinity in every careless gesture. Venus in her shell was never so lovely, and Diana in the forest never so graceful as you.

  • My life's work has been to prompt others and be forgotten. Remember that night when Christian came to your balcony? That moment sums up my life. While I was below in the shadows, others climbed up to kiss the sweet rose.

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  • In it he proves that all things are true and states how the truths of all contradictions may be reconciled physically, such as for example that white is black and black is white; that one can be and not be at the same time; that there can be hills without valleys; that nothingness is something and that everything, which is, is not. But take note that he proves all these unheard-of paradoxes without any fallacious or sophistical reasoning.

  • 'And for my part, Gentlemen,' said I, 'that I may put in for a share, and guess with the rest; not to amuse myself with those curious Notions wherewith you tickle and spur on slow-paced Time; I believe, that the Moon is a World like ours, to which this of ours serves likewise for a Moon.'

  • Luckless is the country in which the symbols of procreation are the objects of shame, while the agents of destruction are honored! And yet you call that member your pudendum, or shameful part, as if there were anything more glorious than creating life, or anything more atrocious than taking it away.

  • Prometheus heretofore went up to Heaven, and stole fire from thence. Have not I as much Boldness as he?

    Cyrano de Bergerac (2015). “A Voyage to the Moon: Souls Needed for You”, p.12, 谷月社
  • The people of your world became so stupid and rude that my companions and I no longer enjoyed teaching them. You must surely have heard of us: we were called oracles, nymphs, spirits, fairies, household gods, lemures, larvas, lamias, sprites, water-nymphs, incubi, shades, spirits of the dead, specters and ghosts.

    "The Other World: Comical History of the States and Empires of the Moon". Book by Cyrano de Bergerac, 1657.
  • A kiss is a rosy dot over the 'i' of loving.

  • We have observed for thirty centuries that a large nose is a sign on the door of our face that says 'Herein dwells a man who is intelligent, prudent, courteous, affable, noble-minded and generous'. A small nose is a cork on the bottle of the opposite vices.

    "The Other World: Comical History of the States and Empires of the Moon". Book by Cyrano de Bergerac, 1657.
  • Well - when I write my book, and tell the tale Of my adventures - all these little stars That shake out of my cloak - I must save those To use for asterisks.

  • The insufferable arrogance of human beings to think that Nature was made solely for their benefit, as if it was conceivable that the sun had been set afire merely to ripen men's apples and head their cabbages.

  • This veridic nose arrives everywhere a quarter of an hour before its master. Ten shoemakers, good round fat ones too, go and sit down to work under it out of the rain.

    Cyrano de Bergerac (2015). “A Voyage to the Moon: Souls Needed for You”, p.5, 谷月社
  • I planted my self in the middle of a great many Glasses full of Dew, tied fast about me, upon which the Sun so violently darted his Rays, that the Heat, which attracted them, as it does the thickest Clouds, carried me up so high, that at length I found my self above the middle Region of the Air.

    Cyrano de Bergerac (2015). “A Voyage to the Moon: Souls Needed for You”, p.13, 谷月社
  • We must believe then, that as from hence we see Saturn and Jupiter; if we were in either of the Two, we should discover a great many Worlds which we perceive not; and that the Universe extends so in infinitum.

    Cyrano de Bergerac (2015). “A Voyage to the Moon: Souls Needed for You”, p.18, 谷月社
  • I may climb perhaps to no great heights, but I will climb alone.

  • A man contains all that is needed to make up a tree; likewise, a tree contains all that is needed to make up a man. Thus, finally, all things meet in all things, but we need a Prometheus to distill it.

    "The Other World: Comical History of the States and Empires of the Moon". Book by Cyrano de Bergerac, 1657.
  • After a while the press of business in the province put an end to our philosophizing, and I returned with increased determination to my plans to fly to the Moon.

    "The Other World: Comical History of the States and Empires of the Moon" by Cyrano de Bergerac, translated and annotated by Donald Webb, 2003.
  • To tell the truth, the chariot was an astonishing sight to behold, because I had polished the steel of my flying house so carefully that it reflected the sunlight on all sides. It was so bright and dazzling that I thought, myself, that I had been carried away in a chariot of fire.

    "The Other World: Comical History of the States and Empires of the Moon". Book by Cyrano de Bergerac, 1657.
  • Perish the universe, provided I have my revenge!

  • Even if a king defeats his enemy in battle, that still doesn't settle anything. There are other, less numerous armies of philosophers and scientists, and their contests determine the true triumph or defeat of nations. One scholar is matched with another; one creative mind with another; and one judicious temperament with his counterpart. A victory won on that field counts for three won by force of arms.

    "The Other World: Comical History of the States and Empires of the Moon". Book by Cyrano de Bergerac, 1657.
  • A large nose is the mark of a witty, courteous, affable, generous and liberal man.

    Cyrano de Bergerac (1965). “Other Worlds: The Comical History of the States and Empires of the Moon and the Sun”, London : Oxford University Press
  • For an Apple is in it self a little Universe; the Seed, hotter than the other parts thereof, is its Sun, which diffuses about it self that natural Heat which preserves its Globe: And in the Onion, the Germ is the little Sun of that little World, which vivifies and nourishes the vegetative Salt of that little mass.

    Cyrano de Bergerac (2015). “A Voyage to the Moon: Souls Needed for You”, p.16, 谷月社
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