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Moulin Rouge! Quotes

Moulin Rouge! is a television program that first aired in 1970 . Moulin Rouge! ended its run in 1970.

It features Martin Brown, Baz Luhrmann, and Fred Baron as producer, Craig Armstrong (composer) in charge of musical score, and Donald M. McAlpine as head of cinematography.

Moulin Rouge! is recorded in English and originally aired in Australia, and United States. Each episode of Moulin Rouge! is 128 minutes long. Moulin Rouge! is distributed by 20th Century Fox.

The cast includes: Ewan McGregor as Christian, Jacek Koman as Argentinean, Nicole Kidman as Satine, Jim Broadbent as Zidler, John Leguizamo as Toulouse-Lautrec, Richard Roxburgh as The Duke, Garry McDonald as Doctor, Caroline O'Connor as Nini Legs-In-The-Air, Kylie Minogue as The Green Fairy, Deobia Oparei as Le Chocolat, and Kerry Walker as Marie.

Moulin Rouge! Quotes

Nicole Kidman as Satine

  • (Nicole Kidman) "A kiss on the hand may be, quite continental, but diamonds are a girls best friend. A kiss may be grand but it, won't pay the rental on your humble flat, or help you feed your mmhm p*****cat. Men grow cold as girls grow old, and we all loose our charms in the end -- But square-cut or pear-shaped, these rocks don't loose their shape; Diamonds are a girl's best friend."
  • (Nicole Kidman) "I can't believe it. I'm in love. I'm in love with a young, handsome, talented duke."
  • (Ewan McGregor) "Duke?"
  • (Nicole Kidman) "Not that the title's important, of course."
  • (Ewan McGregor) "I'm not a duke."
  • (Nicole Kidman) "Not a duke?"
  • (Ewan McGregor) "I'm a writer."
  • (Nicole Kidman) "A writer?"
  • (Nicole Kidman) "Tell our story Christian, that way I'll-I'll always be with you."
  • (Nicole Kidman) "The French are glad to die for love. They delight in fighting duels. But I prefer a man who lives -- and gives expensive -- jewels."
  • (Nicole Kidman) "What's his type? Wilting flower? Bright and bubbly? Or smoldering temptress?"
  • (Jim Broadbent) "I'd say -- smoldering temptress."
  • (Nicole Kidman) "When will I begin to live again? One day I'll fly away -- leave all this to yesterday. Why live life from dream to dream, and dread the day when dreaming ends."
  • (Nicole Kidman) "Harold, the cat's out of the bag."
  • (Nicole Kidman) "Today's the day --"
  • (Jim Broadbent) "When dreaming ends"
  • (Nicole Kidman) "I'll top the bill/ I'll earn the kill/ I have to find the will to carry on with the, on with the, on with the show."
  • (Nicole Kidman) "I don't need you anymore. All my life you made believe I was only worth what someone would pay for me. But Christian loves me. He loves me. He loves me, Harold. And that is worth everything. We're going away from you, away from the Duke, away from the Moulin Rouge."
  • (Nicole Kidman) "On opening night I have to sleep with the Duke, and the jealousy will drive you mad."
  • (Nicole Kidman) "Never knew I could feel like this. Like I've never seen the sky before. Want to vanish inside your kiss, every day I'm loving you more and more. Listen to my heart, can you hear it sing? Come back to me- and forgive everything."
  • (Nicole Kidman) "Seasons may change, winter to spring -- I love you 'til the end of time."
  • (Nicole Kidman) "Please tell me you're not one of Toulouse's oh so talented, charmingly bohemian, tragically impoverished writers?"
  • (Nicole Kidman) "Harold, the poor Duke is being treated appallingly. These silly writers let their imaginations run away with them."
  • (Nicole Kidman) "Now why don't you and I have a little supper. And then afterwards, we can let Monsieur Zidler know how we would prefer the story to end."
  • (Nicole Kidman) "We're going away, away from you, away from the Duke, away from the Moulin Rouge. Goodbye Harold."
  • (Nicole Kidman) "Oh, thank goodness."
  • (Nicole Kidman) "I couldn't. I couldn't go through with it. I saw you there and I felt differently. I couldn't pretend."
  • (Nicole Kidman) "And the Duke he saw. He saw and he-Christian, I love you."
  • (Ewan McGregor) "It's okay."
  • (Nicole Kidman) "I couldn't deal with it. I don't want to pretend anymore. I didn't want to lie. I don't;"
  • (Nicole Kidman) "And he knows. He knows and he saw you."
  • (Ewan McGregor) "That's all right. You don't have to pretend anymore. We'll leave. We'll leave tonight."
  • (Nicole Kidman) "Leave? Wh-the show wh-?"
  • (Ewan McGregor) "I don't care. I don't care about the show. We have each other. That's all that matters."
  • (Nicole Kidman) "Yes. As long as we have each other. We have each other."
  • (Ewan McGregor) "Chocolat. Take Miss Satine to her dressing room and get the things she needs. No one must see you. Do you understand?"
  • (Deobia Oparei) "I understand."
  • (Ewan McGregor) "Now darling you go and pack, and I'll be waiting."
  • (Nicole Kidman) "You're going to be bad for business. I can tell."

John Leguizamo as Toulouse-Lautrec

  • (John Leguizamo) "I got it, I got it. Christian."
  • (John Leguizamo) "The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return."
  • (John Leguizamo) "How do you do? My name is Henri Marie Raymond Toulouse-Lautrec Montfa."
  • (Ewan McGregor) "What?"
  • (John Leguizamo) "I'm terribly sorry about all this. We're just upstairs rehearsing a play."
  • (Ewan McGregor) "What?"
  • (John Leguizamo) "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."
  • (John Leguizamo) "Oh no, I forgot my line."
  • (John Leguizamo) "The hills are made with the euphonious symphonies of descant --"
  • (Garry McDonald) "I don't think a nun would say that about a hill."
  • (John Leguizamo) "He's got a huge -- talent."
  • (John Leguizamo) "Things aren't always as they seem."
  • (Ewan McGregor) "Things are exactly the way they seem."

Ewan McGregor as Christian

  • (Ewan McGregor) "The Moulin Rouge. A night club, a dance hall and a bordello. Ruled over by Harold Zidler. A kingdom of night time pleasures. Where the rich and powerful came to play with the young and beautiful creatures of the underworld. The most beautiful of these was the one I loved. Satine. A courtesan. She sold her love to men. They called her the "Sparkling Diamond", and she was the star -- of the Moulin rouge. The woman I loved is -- dead."
  • (Ewan McGregor) "Tell me the truth."
  • (Nicole Kidman) "The truth? The truth is that I am the Hindu courtesan -- and I choose the maharajah."
  • (Ewan McGregor) "I had come to write about truth, beauty, freedom, and that which I believed in above all things: love."
  • (Ewan McGregor) "Wait. No, please wait. Before, when we were -- when you thought I was the Duke, you said that you loved me, a- and I wondered if --"
  • (Nicole Kidman) "It was just an act?"
  • (Ewan McGregor) "Yes."
  • (Nicole Kidman) "Of course."
  • (Ewan McGregor) "Oh. It just felt real."
  • (Nicole Kidman) "Christian, I'm a courtesan. I'm paid to make men believe what they want to believe."
  • (Ewan McGregor) "Where were you last night?"
  • (Nicole Kidman) "I told you -- I was sick."
  • (Ewan McGregor) "You don't have to lie to me."
  • (Nicole Kidman) "We have to end it. Everybody knows. Harold knows. Sooner or later the Duke will find out."
  • (Ewan McGregor) "India. India. It's set in India. And there's a courtesan, the most beautiful courtesan in all the world."
  • (Ewan McGregor) "But her kingdom's invaded by an evil Maharaja. Now, in order to save her kingdom, she has to seduce the evil Maharaja. But on the night of the seduction, she mistakes a penniless po- a penniless- a penniless sitar player for the evil Maharaja and she falls in love with him."
  • (Ewan McGregor) "He wasn't trying to trick her or anything, but he was dressed as a Maharaja because -- he's appearing in a play."
  • (Ewan McGregor) "Sat on the roof/ and I kicked off the moss/ and some of these verses, well they/ they've got me quite cross/ but the sun's been kind/ while I wrote this song/ It's for people like you that/ keep it turned on/ so excuse me forgetting/ but these things I do/ you see I've forgotten if they're green or they're blue/ the whole thing is/ what I really mean/ your's are the sweetest eyes/ I've ever seen."
  • (Ewan McGregor) "The courtesan and sitar man are pulled apart by an evil plan --"
  • (Nicole Kidman) "but in the end she hears his song --"
  • (Ewan McGregor) "and their love is just too strong."
  • (Richard Roxburgh) "It's a little bit funny, this feeling inside."
  • (Ewan McGregor) "How could I know -- in those last fatal days -- that a force darker than jealousy -- and stronger than love; had began to take hold of Satine --"
  • (Jim Broadbent) "Where is she?"
  • (Ewan McGregor) "Days turned into weeks, weeks turned into months. And then, one not-so-very special day, I went to my typewriter, I sat down, and I wrote our story. A story about a time, a story about a place, a story about the people. But above all things, a story about love. A love that will live forever. The End."
  • (Ewan McGregor) "The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return."
  • (Ewan McGregor) "Then I'll write a song and we'll put it in the show and whenever you sing it or hear it. Or whistle or hum it then you'll know. It'll mean that we love one another."
  • (Ewan McGregor) "I've come to pay my bill."
  • (Ewan McGregor) "Luckily, right at that moment, an unconscious Argentinean fell through my roof."
  • (Ewan McGregor) "He was quickly joined by a dwarf dressed as a nun."
  • (Ewan McGregor) "Mademaiselle Satine, I haven't quite finished writing that new scene. The "Will The Lovers Be Meeting at the Sitar Player's Humble Abode" scene. And I wondered if I could work on it with you later tonight."
  • (Richard Roxburgh) "But, my dear, I've arranged a magnificent supper for us in the Gothic Tower."
  • (Ewan McGregor) "It's not important. We could work on it tomorrow."
  • (Nicole Kidman) "Oh, how dare you. It cannot wait until tomorrow. The "Lovers Will Be Meeting in the Sitar Player's Humble Abode" scene is the most important in the production. We will work on it tonight until I am completely satisfied."
  • (Richard Roxburgh) "B-But my dear --"
  • (Nicole Kidman) "Dear Duke. Excuse me."
  • (Ewan McGregor) "I'm sorry."
  • (Ewan McGregor) "This woman is yours now. I've paid my whore."
  • (Ewan McGregor) "I owe you nothing. And you are nothing to me. Thank you for curing me of my ridiculous obsession with love."
  • (Ewan McGregor) "It's a little bit funny."
  • (Nicole Kidman) "What?"
  • (Ewan McGregor) "This feeling inside. I'm not one of those who can easily hide. Is this ok? Is this what you want?"
  • (Nicole Kidman) "Ah, poetry. Yes, this it what I want naughty words."
  • (Ewan McGregor) "I don't have much money but boy if I did, I'd buy a big house where we both could live. If I were a sculptor, but then again, no. Or a man who makes potions a traveling show. I know it's not much --"
  • (Nicole Kidman) "Oh Naughty, don't stop, don't stop."
  • (Ewan McGregor) "But it's the best I can do."
  • (Ewan McGregor) "My gift is my song. And this one's for you. And you can tell everybody that this is your song. It may be quite simple but now that it's done. I hope you don't mind, I hope you don't mind that I put down in words -- how wonderful life is now you're in the world."

Richard Roxburgh as The Duke

  • (Richard Roxburgh) "You expect me to believe that scantily clad, in the arms of another man, in the middle of the night, inside an elephant you were rehearsing?"
  • (Richard Roxburgh) "Why shouldn't the courtesan go for the maharajah?"
  • (Ewan McGregor) "Because she doesn't love you. Him -- hi -- him -- sh -- she doesn't love -- him --"
  • (Richard Roxburgh) "Generally I like it."
  • (Richard Roxburgh) "I don't like this ending --"
  • (Jim Broadbent) "Don't like the ending, my dear Duke?"
  • (Richard Roxburgh) "Why should the courtesan chose the penniless sitar player over the maharajah who is offering her a lifetime of security? That's real love. Once the sitar player has satisfied his lust he will leave her with nothing. I suggest that the courtesan chose the maharajah."
  • (John Leguizamo) "But, but tell me, that ending does not uphold the Bohemian ideals of truth, beauty, freedom, and --"
  • (Richard Roxburgh) "I don't care about your ridiculous dogma. Why shouldn't the courtesan chose the maharajah?"
  • (Ewan McGregor) "Because she doesn't love you --. Him -- Hi-him, she doesn't love -- she doesn't love him."
  • (Richard Roxburgh) "Oh, I see -- Monsieur Zidler, the play will be rewritten with the courtesan choosing the maharajah and without the lovers' secret song. It will be rehearsed in the morning, ready for the opening tomorrow night --"
  • (Jim Broadbent) "But, my dear Duke, that will be quite impossible."
  • (Nicole Kidman) "Harold, the Duke is being treated appallingly. These silly writers let their imaginations run away with themselves. Why don't you and I have a little supper, and then we can tell Monsieur Zidler how we would like the story to end."
  • (Richard Roxburgh) "-- a little frog"
  • (Richard Roxburgh) "It's not that I'm not a jealous man. I just don't like other people touching my things."
  • (Unnamed) "So exciting, we'll make them laugh, we'll make them cry. So delighting --"
  • (Richard Roxburgh) "And in the end, should someone die?"

Jim Broadbent as Zidler

  • (Jim Broadbent) "The Duke holds the deeds to the Moulin Rouge, he's spending a fortune on you, he's giving you a beautiful new dressing room, he wants to make you a star, and YOU'RE DALLYING WITH THE WRITER."
  • (Nicole Kidman) "Harold, that's ridic --"
  • (Jim Broadbent) "I SAW YOU TOGETHER."
  • (Nicole Kidman) "It's nothing. It's just an infatuation -- it's nothing."
  • (Jim Broadbent) "The infatuation will end. Go to the boy; tell him it's over, and the Duke is expecting you in the tower at eight."
  • (Jim Broadbent) "She said you make her feel "like a virgin.""
  • (Richard Roxburgh) "Virgin?"
  • (Jim Broadbent) "You know, touched for the very first time."
  • (Jim Broadbent) "Outside it may be raining, but in here it's entertaining."
  • (Jim Broadbent) "Send Christian away."
  • (Nicole Kidman) "He will fight for me."
  • (Jim Broadbent) "Unless he believes that you don't love him."
  • (Nicole Kidman) "What?"
  • (Jim Broadbent) "You're a great actress, Satine. Make him believe that you don't love him."
  • (Nicole Kidman) "No."
  • (Jim Broadbent) "Use your talent to save him. Hurt him, Satine. Hurt him to save him. There is no other way. The show must go on. We are creatures of the underworld. We can't afford to love."
  • (Jim Broadbent) "Send Christian away. Only you can save him."
  • (Jim Broadbent) "I am the evil maharajah."
  • (Nicole Kidman) "Oh Harold, no one could play him like you could."
  • (Jim Broadbent) "No one's going to."
  • (Jim Broadbent) "-- And you're dallying with the writer."
  • (Nicole Kidman) "Oh, Harold, don't be ridicul --"
  • (Jim Broadbent) "I saw you together."
  • (Nicole Kidman) "It's nothing. It's just an infatuation. It's -- it's nothing."
  • (Jim Broadbent) "She is mine."
  • (Richard Roxburgh) "She is mine."
  • (Jim Broadbent) "'Cause we can cancan. Yes we can cancan."
  • (Jim Broadbent) "Honestly amigo, this is impossible."
  • (Jim Broadbent) "The show must go on, Satine. We're creatures of the underworld. We can't afford to love."
  • (Jim Broadbent) "You're dying, Satine."
  • (Nicole Kidman) "Another trick, Harold?"
  • (Jim Broadbent) "The doctor told us."
  • (Nicole Kidman) "Marie?"
  • (Nicole Kidman) "I was a fool to believe, a fool to believe. It all ends today, yes it all ends today."
  • (Jim Broadbent) "A magnificent, opulent, tremendous, stupendous, gargantuan, bedazzlement, a sensual ravishment. It will be: Spectacular Spectacular."

Caroline O'Connor as Nini Legs-In-The-Air

  • (Caroline O'Connor) "Don't worry Shakespeare, you'll get your ending. Once the Duke gets his end-in."
  • (Caroline O'Connor) "This ending's silly. Why would the courtesan go for the penniless writer? Whoops. I mean sitar player."

Jacek Koman as Argentinean

  • (Jacek Koman) "S'okay. Everybody go back to work."
  • (Jacek Koman) "We have a dance in the brothels of Buenos Aires. It tells the story of the prostitute and a man who falls in love with her. First, there is desire. Then, passion. Then, suspicion. Jealousy. Anger. Betrayal. When love is for the highest bidder, there can be no trust. Without trust, there can be no love. Jealousy, yes, jealousy will drive you mad."
  • (Jacek Koman) "You're a beautiful woman."
  • (Jacek Koman) "I love sex."
  • (Jacek Koman) "Never fall in love with a woman who sells herself. It always ends --"
  • (Jacek Koman) "BAD."
  • (Jacek Koman) "It's like; one is a Duke, and the other --"
  • (Jacek Koman) "The boy has talent."
  • (Jacek Koman) "Nothing funny, I just like talent."
  • (Jacek Koman) "The Hills are alive with the sound of music? I love it."

Kylie Minogue as The Green Fairy

  • (Kylie Minogue) "I'm the Green Fairy -- The hills are alive, with The Sound Of Music."

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