Don Juan Quotes in Adventures of Don Juan (1948)


Don Juan Quotes:

  • Don Juan: [to Duke De Lorca] The sword is not for a traitor. You'll die by the knife!

  • Catherine: But how long will you love me?

    Don Juan: Sweet lady, love is not measured in terms of time, only in ecstasy!

  • [last lines]

    Leporello: Juan! No more romance, huh?

    Don Juan: My dear friend, there's a little bit of Don Juan in every man, and since I am Don Juan, there must be more of it in me!

  • Don Juan: Beloved, no power on Earth could've kept me from you. In all this world there's been but one image in my heart, one vision before my eyes...

    Catherine: Yes, yes, go on...

    Don Juan: I have loved you since the beginning of time.

    Catherine: But you only met me yesterday...

    Don Juan: Why, that was when time began!

  • Don Juan: [to Queen Margaret] Like most other men there has always been an imaginary woman in my life. I endow her with all the virtues, I clothe her in perfection. Naturally I search for her in vain. I thought she could never exist except in my mind. Now I find out she does.

  • Duke de Lorca: [preparing to fight Don Juan] I warned you, senor! This time I shall cut deeply!

    Don Juan: [unintimidated] This time I'm wearing my old clothes!

  • Don Juan: All my life I seem to have been stumbling around as if in darkness. I am no longer.

    Queen Margaret: Silence! You have no right to speak to me that way. I forbid you.

    Don Juan: But I would never have spoken except by your command.

    Queen Margaret: Then I was wrong to command you. Wrong to believe that you could reform. Or that friendship and loyalty could ever replace your desire for another conquest.

  • Catherine: But you've made love to so many women.

    Don Juan: Catherine, an artist may paint a thousand canvasses before achieving one work of art, would you deny a lover the same practice?

  • Duke de Lorca: May I remind you, my dear fellow, that in a conflict one must choose a side. The middle ground is frequently the most dangerous.

    Don Juan: I've been in the middle so many times, your grace... it doesn't disturb me.

  • Don Juan: A man gives up everything: a rich full life and the first time he tries to be utterly sincere, what happens?

    Leporello: That's exactly what I'm trying to find out.

    Don Juan: Well, mind your own business!

  • King Phillip III: We consider Don Lorca the greatest living duellist in Spain.

    Don Juan: That's certainly the mark of a good duellist, you majesty - to be living.

  • Don Juan: It seems to me Your Grace is preparing for war.

    Duke de Lorca: Does the idea frighten you?

    Don Juan: Frankly it does. I'm by nature a peaceful man, Your Grace. It's true I've done some fighting in my time, but it's usually been for something worthwhile like, uh, a beautiful woman. To risk your skin for a piece of extra ground - that is terrifying!

  • Count D'Orsini: [finding Don Juan with his fiancee] You'll not get away so easily, senor. You're caught!

    Don Juan: [sardonically] The story of my life!

  • Duke de Lorca: Tell me, Don Juan, do you hire men to spread the words of your romantic conquests.

    Don Juan: No, Your Excellency, that's a service that's always been done for me free of charge.

    Duke de Lorca: You have a ready tongue. It's a pity it's been used in such idle pursuits.

    Don Juan: A matter of opinion, Your Grace. Some men prefer the conquest of beauty to the conquest of the throne.

  • Duke de Lorca: Next time I shall cut you deeply.

    Don Juan: Next time I shall wear my old clothes.

  • Queen Margaret: I asked you that when I was Queen, but I am no longer.

    Don Juan: You are. You always will be. I shall be the only one who knew that for just a little while there was no Queen.

  • Cecil: Who is this?

    Don Juan: [to Catherine] You tell him.

  • Lady Diana: You're here at last. You found me!

    Don Juan: Indeed I have.

  • Don Juan: [to Count de Polan] Your Excellency, I don't consider myself particularly wasteful or useless. I'm just seeking happiness, the same as any man. Our viewpoints differ that's all.

  • Don Juan: There are only four questions of value in life, Don Octavio. What is sacred? Of what is the spirit made? What is worth living for, and what is worth dying for? The answer to each is the same: only love.

  • Dr. Jack Michler: Don Juan, this young woman Dona Ana, must be very special. I would like so much to hear about her.

    Don Juan: Have you never met a woman who inspires you to love? Until your every sense is filled with her? You inhale her. You taste her. You see your unborn children in her eyes and know that your heart has at last found a home. Your life begins with her, and without her it must surely end.

    Dr. Jack Michler: I have no doubt that losing a love like this can be very painful. But, why lose hope along with life? Why lose everything? You must not forget, my friend, that the power of your love, the power of love of Don Juan, is eternal and will not be denied.

  • Don Juan: By seeing beyond what is visible to the eye. Now there are those, of course, who do not share my perceptions, it's true. When I say that all my woman are dazzling beauties, they object. The nose of this one is too large; the-the hips of another, they are too wide; perhaps the breasts of a third, they are too small. But I see these women for how they truly are... glorious, radiant, spectacular, and perfect, because, I am not limited by my eyesight. Women react to me the way that they do, Don Octavio, because they sense that I search out the beauty that dwells within until it overwhelms everything else. And then they cannot avoid their desire, to release that beauty and envelope me in it. So, to answer your question, I see as clear as day that this great edifice in which we find ourselves is your villa. It is your home. And as for you, Don Octavio DeFlores, you are a great lover like myself, even though you may have lost your way and your accent. Shall I continue?

  • Don Juan: I would say that he has a rather limited and uncreative way of looking at the situation. Look, you want to know if I understand that this is a mental hospital? Yes, I understand that. But, then how can I say that you are Don Octavio and I am a guest at your villa? Correct?

  • Don Juan: Every true lover knows that the moment of greatest satisfaction comes when ecstasy is long over and he beholds before him the flower which has blossomed beneath his touch.

  • Don Juan: Every woman is a mystery to be solved.

  • [Don Juan does a flamenco dance at the beginning of his session with Bill]

    Dr. Bill Dunsmore: [clears throat] Would you, um, would you like to talk about why you attempted to kill yourself?

    Don Juan: You want Don Juan de Marco, the world's greatest lover, to talk to you? What do you know of great love? Have you ever loved a woman until milk leaked from her as though she had just given birth to love itself, and now must feed it or burst? Have you ever tasted a woman until she believed that she could be satisfied only by consuming the tongue that had devoured her? Have you ever loved a woman so completely that the sound of your voice in her ear could cause her body to shudder and explode with such intense pleasure that only weeping could bring her full release?

  • Doña Ana: Very well, my love. I will accept that I'm not the first if you will tell me, with the same... honesty, how many others there have been.

    Don Juan: [voice-over] This would have been a very good time for me to lie. But truth is a terrible habit.

    [to Dona Ana]

    Don Juan: Including you... there have been... exactly... one... thousand, five hundred and two.

  • Don Juan: There are those that do not believe that a single soul born in heaven can split into twin spirits and shoot like falling stars to earth where over oceans and continents their magnetic forces will finally unite them back into one. But, how else to explain love at first sight? We were convinced that there was no other life beneath the sky but ours. We believed that we would never die.

  • Don Juan: Where is Don Octavio del Flores?

    Bill: Wh-who?

    Don Juan: My host at this villa.

    Bill: Via? Via?

    Don Juan: Villa.

    Bill: Via? Villa.

    Don Juan: Si, villa.

    Bill: Villa.

    Don Juan: Villa.

    Bill: Via.

    Don Juan: Where is Don Octavio?

    Bill: Y-you mean Dr. Mickler?

    Don Juan: Who?

    Bill: Um,

    [clears throat]

    Bill: ... why do you think that, um, Dr. Mickler is, um, Don Octavio del Flores?

    Don Juan: Why do you think Don Octavio del Flores is Dr. Mickler?

  • Don Juan: I give women pleasure, if they desire, it is of course the greatest pleasure they will ever experience.

  • Don Juan: You know, my friend, until this afternoon, I had always believed that a man could love only one woman. I have been badly misled. It is absolutely incredible to me that just a few hours ago, Dona Julia was the only woman who existed, and now, now, there is the magnificent Sultana Gulbeyaz. What a glorious body... breasts...

    Baba, the Eunuch: [sullenly] Will you please shut up?

  • Don Juan: No woman has ever left my arms unsatisfied.

  • Pablo: The day's first torment is here.

    Don Juan: Did you recognize her?

    Pablo: No, but you will if you loosen her skirts.

  • Don Juan: Was she crying?

    Pablo: Crying? Hell, yes. Women live in a storm of tears. They must breathe with gills - for a man chokes in all that salt water.

  • Woman in veil: [Pulls out a knife] I am here to kill you.

    [Don Juan guides her hand with the knife to his his chest]

    Woman in veil: You're brave and you play for high stakes.

    Don Juan: You give me a thrill of delight. My breast will open as gladly to your dagger as your thighs opened to the sharp blade of my love. Give us this final ecstasy - the one our bodies have not yet tasted. I give my death as I gave my life. Complete this sacrificial act and purify our love for ever.

  • Don Juan: Your breasts must be freed, I'll help you.

  • Woman in veil: O, I am burning, Don Juan!

    Don Juan: I will cool you, free you from your clothes.

  • Don Juan: Has Jonas no faults?

    Britt-Marie: He's a noisy eater and dislikes washing his feet. If those are faults.

    Don Juan: You've made a good choice.

  • Britt-Marie: Shut your eyes! Now describe me.

    Don Juan: Blue eyes. Fair hair. Charming nose, a mouth for kisses, high breasts, rounded hips, all made for love...

  • Don Juan: Principles are more sacred than life.

  • Don Juan: Lack of principle is my principle, vice my virtue, debauchery my asceticism, godlessness my religion.

  • Don Juan: Those capable of love are very few. Their suffering has no limit. I am told they are mirrors which reflect God and make life easier for us wretches in the dark.

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