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Impromptu (1991 film) Quotes

Impromptu (1991 film) is a television show that first aired in 1970 . Impromptu ended in 1970.

It features Stuart Oken as producer, Frédéric Chopin; Franz Liszt; Ludwig van Beethoven in charge of musical score, and Bruno de Keyzer as head of cinematography.

Impromptu (1991 film) is recorded in English and originally aired in United Kingdom. Each episode of Impromptu (1991 film) is 91 minutes long. Impromptu (1991 film) is distributed by Sovereign Pictures.

The cast includes: Judy Davis as George Sand, Mandy Patinkin as Alfred, Bernadette Peters as Marie, Julian Sands as Franz, Mandy Patinkin as Malfie, Judy Davis as George, Mandy Patinkin as Alfred De Musset, Bernadette Peters as Marie D'Agoult, Hugh Grant as Frederic Chopin, Ralph Brown as Eugene Delacroix, Julian Sands as Franz Liszt, and Georges Corraface as Felicien Mallefille.

Impromptu (1991 film) Quotes

Julian Sands as Franz Liszt

  • (Julian Sands) "Hurry, Noah, to the Ark, and fill it with two each of the creatures of land, sea, and air."
  • (Judy Davis) "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 --"
  • (Julian Sands) "Impossible, they will not come. Your conversation is not witty and you have no ideals."
  • (Judy Davis) "Ha ha, true, but we shall also give them free food and lodging for forty days and forty nights. Now, we shall also need two playwrights, two composers, two makers of velvet flowers --"
  • (Julian Sands) "This is my servant Noah, and his wife Noëtte, and their children. Into their hands do I place the future of mankind."
  • (Judy Davis) "Oh, this heat. Will it never rain? Here sits my stupid husband; I don't know what God sees in him. Oh, who can express the despair of youth married to age? My husband is 600 years old, while I am but 150."

Georges Corraface as Felicien Mallefille

  • (Georges Corraface) "God exists but he's no longer loved so he hides away to conceal his broken heart."

Mandy Patinkin as Alfred

  • (Mandy Patinkin) "Her memoirs? Am I in it?"
  • (Unnamed) "No. It's, it's about her childhood. I expect you come in later, after she chews up her husband, and about a hundred other fellows."
  • (Mandy Patinkin) "It's true, she's a cannibal. She would drink the blood of her children from the skull of her lover, and not feel so much as a stomach-ache."
  • (Unnamed) "Alfred, go home; put it into verse; I'll publish it; and then and only then will you get paid."
  • (Mandy Patinkin) "Art does not apologize."
  • (Mandy Patinkin) "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."

Bernadette Peters as Marie D'Agoult

  • (Bernadette Peters) "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) "George. You'll want to sit over here, my dear; all the respectable people are on the other side."
  • (Bernadette Peters) "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, George."
  • (Bernadette Peters) "She's in love with Chopin."
  • (Julian Sands) "The Polish corpse?"

Judy Davis as George Sand

  • (Judy Davis) "I used to think I'd die of suffocation when I was married. Now it's my freedom that's killing me."
  • (Judy Davis) "The style's a bit precious. Mind if I rewrite it?"
  • (Mandy Patinkin) "Not at all. We'll have a horse sent in."
  • (Judy Davis) "This your family?"
  • (Hugh Grant) "No, that's my fiancée. Well, we're no longer engaged. Um, 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."
  • (Judy Davis) "Balls."
  • (Hugh Grant) "I beg your pardon?"
  • (Judy Davis) "I don't believe you're, you're ill at all. You just need more strength. Take mine. Really; I have too much of it."
  • (Judy Davis) "Oh, don't stop. Monsieur Chopin, you are in the middle of a miracle.; I'm not quite yet cured."
  • (Hugh Grant) "How did you get in here? Who are you?"
  • (Judy Davis) "I am your slave, and you have summoned me with your music."
  • (Hugh Grant) "Oh, yes. I think I know who you are: I have heard you described. Madame Sand, rumor has it you are a woman, and so I must ask you to leave my private chambers."
  • (Judy Davis) "Have I offended your modesty? I apologize. Only play me one more piece and I'll go."
  • (Hugh Grant) "No. This is ridiculously improper. And frightening, as well."
  • (Judy Davis) "We shall all be in our graves soon enough, but Chopin is eternal."
  • (Unnamed) "I knew your father when he was young."
  • (Judy Davis) "Really?"
  • (Unnamed) "Oh, yes. We girls were enraged when we heard he'd married that dancer, or whatever she was."
  • (Judy Davis) "You mean my mother?"

Ralph Brown as Eugene Delacroix

  • (Ralph Brown) "He has trouble with his lungs. It's the misery of his life."
  • (Unnamed) "Well, he should be bled. We have an excellent physician. He's developed a very special variety of leeches; quite painless, and they leave very little mark."
  • (Julian Sands) "Better yet, send in George to Monsieur Chopin: she leaves no mark at all."

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