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  • George Sand: I am not full of virtues and noble qualities. I love. That is all. But I love strongly, exclusively and steadfastly.

  • George Sand: I used to think I'd die of suffocation when I was married. Now it's my freedom that's killing me.

  • George Sand: Chopin, do you love me?

    Frederic Chopin: God help me, I do. You are superb.

    [They kiss passionately, but Chopin stops]

    Frederic Chopin: No!

    George Sand: [desperately] What is wrong now?

    Frederic Chopin: I'm frightened.

    George Sand: Of me?

    Frederic Chopin: Certain acts are... uh, unseemly. They are unsuitable.

    George Sand: Chopin... it's an act of love! It's the divine mystery itself!

    Frederic Chopin: You must think I'm inexperienced, but I assure you, I was baptized... in the brothels of Paris, when I first arrived. But, um... I'm so ill... and I have been for such a long time, and my body is such a great disappointment to me, that I've already said goodbye to it, I'm... not really *in it* any more, I'm just... happier floating about in music. And if I should come back... inside this miserable collection of bones, then I... am afraid that it would probably collapse altogether. Forgive me. I'm ashamed.

    George Sand: No, no. Forgive me. I'm a fraud, you know. "Divine mystery"? I never experienced that with anyone! Always had disastrous relationships. And I never manage to stay in love.

    Frederic Chopin: What?

    George Sand: I don't know. I want too much... I think. Except when I hear you play... and when I'm around you. Look... I simply want to be with you. The rest doesn't matter. Really. Do you think we could just be together, like this?

    Frederic Chopin: Yes. Yes.

  • George Sand: We shall all be in our graves soon enough, but Chopin is eternal.

  • Baroness Laginsky: I knew your father when he was young.

    George Sand: Really?

    Baroness Laginsky: Oh, yes. We girls were enraged when we heard he'd married that dancer, or whatever she was.

    George Sand: You mean my mother?

  • [Their first meeting, after she sneaks in while he's playing the piano]

    George Sand: Oh, don't stop! Monsieur Chopin, you are in the middle of a miracle! - I'm not quite yet cured.

    Frederic Chopin: How did you get in here? Who are you?

    George Sand: I am your slave, and you have summoned me with your music.

    Frederic Chopin: 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.

    George Sand: Have I offended your modesty? I apologize. Only play me one more piece and I'll go.

    Frederic Chopin: No! This is ridiculously improper. And frightening, as well.

  • Franz Liszt: [as God] This is my servant Noah, and his wife Noëtte, and their children. Into their hands do I place the future of mankind.

    George Sand: [as Noëtte] 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!

  • Franz Liszt: [as God] Hurry, Noah, to the Ark, and fill it with two each of the creatures of land, sea, and air.

    George Sand: [as Noëtte] 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...

    Franz Liszt: [as God] Impossible, they will not come. Your conversation is not witty and you have no ideals.

    George Sand: [as Noëtte] 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...

  • George Sand: [picking up a picture] This your family?

    Frederic Chopin: 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.

    George Sand: Balls!

    Frederic Chopin: I beg your pardon?

    George Sand: 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.

  • George Sand: [George is looking over the script of Alfred's new play] The style's a bit precious. Mind if I rewrite it?

    Alfred: Not at all. We'll have a horse sent in.

  • George Sand: [to Chopin] You don't want me, and it's become complicated, like everything between two people. It seems to me a pity, because it could have been so simple.

  • George Sand: [to Chopin] Discontinue that so-called Polonaise jumble you've been playing for days.

  • George Sand: Love does exist, it's not an illusion. One merely has to recognise it, and be humble before it.

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