Satine: What does he go for? Wilting flower? Bright and
bubbly? Or smoldering temptress? Zidler: Oh! Smoldering
Toulouse: Things aren't always as they seem. Christian:
Things are exactly the way they seem.
Christian: Thank you for curing me of my ridiculous obsession
Zidler: We're creatures of the underworld. We can't afford
Christian: The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just
to love and be loved in return.
Christian: This story is about truth, beauty, freedom; but
above all things, this story is about love.
Zidler: She said you make her feel "like a virgin." Duke
of Worcester: Like a... virgin? Zidler: Touched for the
very first time!
[singing] Christian: I was made for lovin' you, baby, you
were made for lovin' me! Satine: The only way of lovin'
me, baby, is to pay a lovely fee!
Toulouse-Lautrec: Christian, you may see me only as a drunken,
vice-ridden gnome whose friends are just pimps and girls
from the brothels. But I know about art and love, if only
because I long for it with every fiber of my being.
Satine: I can't believe it. I'm in love with a talented,
rich, handsome duke. Christian: Duke? Satine: Not that the
title's important, of course! Christian: I'm not a duke.
Satine: Not a duke? Christian: I'm a writer. Satine: A writer?!
[Before kissing Christian.] Satine: You're going to be bad
for business. I can tell.
[Discussing the play.] Duke: Why can't the courtesan marry
the maharaja?! Christian: Because she doesn't love you!
Satine: [seducing Christian] Would you like a little champagne?
Christian: I'd really rather just get on with it.
Christian: Love? Above all things I believe in love.
Christian: Tell me the truth! Satine: The truth is that
I am the courtesan... and I choose the maharajah.
Satine: The French are glad to die for love.
Zidler: She is mine. Duke of Worcester: She is mine.
Zidler: Outside it may be raining, but in here it's entertaining!
Zidler: [singing] Spectacular spectacular! / No words in
the vernacular / Can describe this rare event. / You'll
be struck dumb with wonderment! / (Returns are fixed at
ten percent / Which you'll agree is excellent.)