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Jean de Florette Quotes

Jean de Florette is a TV show that debuted in 1970 . Jean de Florette ended its run in 1970.

It features Pierre Grunstein as producer, Jean-Claude Petit in charge of musical score, and Bruno Nuytten as head of cinematography.

Jean de Florette is recorded in French and originally aired in France. Each episode of Jean de Florette is 120 minutes long. Jean de Florette is distributed by Orion Pictures (USA).

The cast includes: Yves Montand as Cesar Soubeyran.

Jean de Florette Quotes

Yves Montand as Cesar Soubeyran

  • (Yves Montand) "Now let's talk about other things. I'm going to write to Scratcher."
  • (Ugolin) "Who's she?"
  • (Yves Montand) "You don't know her because she left here before you were born. She had the body of an angel. They called her Scratcher because when the boys tried to kiss her she scratched their faces. She used to sharpen her nails especially. But because of this she ended up a spinster and when her parents died she went to work for the priest at Mimet. About 4 or 5 years ago the pope moved him to Crespin and she should still be with him."
  • (Ugolin) "So long as she didn't scratch him."
  • (Yves Montand) "Oh, at her age you don't scratch people, and because she was a friend of Florette she must still visit her. I'm going to write immediately."
  • (Ugolin) "And if she's dead?"
  • (Yves Montand) "Not everyone my age is dead."
  • (Yves Montand) "He'll sell it. A pen makes less blisters than a pickaxe."
  • (Yves Montand) "So, you're the heir?"
  • (Unnamed) "No. We were only distant cousins."
  • (Yves Montand) "Ah, but you'll get something."
  • (Unnamed) "No, it'll all go to his sister, Florette."
  • (Yves Montand) "Is she still alive?"
  • (Unnamed) "Why shouldn't she be? She's younger than you. I heard her husband had died, but not her."
  • (Ugolin) "Who's this Florette?"
  • (Yves Montand) "A farmer may become a hunchback but it's rare for a hunchback to become a farmer."
  • (Yves Montand) "A farmer may grow a hump, but a hunchback rarely becomes a farmer."
  • (Yves Montand) "I know all about springs. They're like pretty girls; ignore them and they're gone."
  • (Yves Montand) "Let's say you pass by with a load of cement? You trip, you fall and bang. The cement plugs up the opening."
  • (Yves Montand) "What kind of man is he?"
  • (Ugolin) "He's a typical city-hunchback type."
  • (Yves Montand) "If you start to strangle a cat, finish it off."
  • (Yves Montand) "Remember, it's much easier to push something downhill than uphill, so push him in the direction where he'll fall."
  • (Yves Montand) "It's over here. See. The spring was by the fig tree. Don't look back. Old man Camoins dug a trench that went down to the end of the field there. That way, the water just ran downhill. Understand? Look by my foot. See how soggy the ground is? The water's blocked, but it'd be easy to release it. That slob let it all go to waste."
  • (Yves Montand) "Galinette. If this heat wave keeps up his corn and the other vegetables will be wiped out."

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