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Roxanne (Character)
from Roxanne (1987)

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Roxanne (1987)
Roxanne Kowalski: You know, I've been thinking about what attracted me to Chris. It wasn't the way he looked. Well, that's not true, at first it was the way he looked. But it was how he made me feel. He made me feel romantic, intelligent, feminine. But it wasn't him doing that, was it? It was you. You and your nose, Charlie. You have a big nose! You have a beautiful, great big, flesh-and-bone nose! I love your nose! I love your nose, Charlie. I love you, Charlie.
[he stares]
Roxanne Kowalski: Well?
C.D. Bales: Are you kidding?
[he somersaults off the roof of the house]

C.D. Bales: [shouting through the front door] Ten more seconds and I'm leaving!
Roxanne Kowalski: [opening the door] What did you say?
C.D. Bales: I said, ten more seconds and I'm leaving! Wait a second! What did you think I said?
Roxanne Kowalski: I thought you said, "Earn more sessions by sleeving."
C.D. Bales: Well, what the hell does that mean?
Roxanne Kowalski: I don't know. That's why I came out

[Roxanne Kowalski is walking behind a hedge because she is nude]
Roxanne Kowalski: Nobody had a coat?
C.D. Bales: I thought you said you didn't want a coat...
Roxanne Kowalski: Why would I not want a coat?
C.D. Bales: You said you didn't want a coat!
Roxanne Kowalski: I was being ironic.
C.D. Bales: Oh, ho, ho, irony! Oh, no, no, we don't get that here. See, uh, people ski topless here while smoking dope, so irony's not really a, a high priority. We haven't had any irony here since about, uh, '83, when I was the only practitioner of it. And I stopped because I was tired of being stared at.

Sandy: He's got a great ass.
Roxanne Kowalski: Too bad it's on his shoulders.

Roxanne Kowalski: Just get out! Go on, get out!
C.D. Bales: Wait a second, I am out. You get in!
Roxanne Kowalski: No, get out!
C.D. Bales: Get in. Go on, get off the porch. Go on get off the porch.

Roxanne Kowalski: I have nothing against cute. I just wish I could meet someone with half a brain this time.

Roxanne Kowalski: Maybe you'd like some wine with your nose? Cheese.

[after C.D. opens the door to her house]
Roxanne Kowalski: Do you want to come in...?
[She comes in, and sees he is already in the kitchen, preparing some cheese and vegetable cutlets]
C.D. Bales: Uh, I sort of already did. I figured you must be starving, so I just made us some cheese and vegetables, au naturel...
Roxanne Kowalski: Maybe you'd like some wine with your nose...
[C.D. cuts a piece of cheese, unusually forcefully]
Roxanne Kowalski: ...cheese.

[unable to sip from a narrow-mouthed wineglass, C.D. sticks his nose into the glass and snorts it]
C.D. Bales: Party trick. Ah, well, a nose by any other name...
Roxanne Kowalski: Would smell as sweet.

C.D. Bales: [about Roxanne's comet] So what do you get if you're right about this thing?
Roxanne Kowalski: Well, I graduate, that's for sure. And I get to name it.
C.D. Bales: Oh, that'd be great, kind of historical.
Roxanne Kowalski: Yeah. "Comet Kowalski."
C.D. Bales: "Kowalski"? Why? You've got a chance to give it a beautiful name!
Roxanne Kowalski: That's my name.
C.D. Bales: It is? Roxanne Kowalski? Oh, heh-heh... sorry.

[last lines]
Roxanne Kowalski: By the way, I named the comet.
C.D. Bales: Oh oh yeah, oh yeah, good ol' Comet Kowalski.
Roxanne Kowalski: No, Comet Charlie.
C.D. Bales: Oh, hey... that's nice.
Roxanne Kowalski: Yeah, it's my dad's name.
C.D. Bales: Oh... oh. Well, he'll be so happy.

Dixie: Hey, what about your boyfriend? What was his name?
Roxanne Kowalski: Richard.
Dixie: When's he coming?
Roxanne Kowalski: He's not. He's not coming.
Dixie: What happened?
Roxanne Kowalski: We just ran out of gas. I guess I mistook sex for love.
Sandy: Oh, I did that once. It was great.

Roxanne Kowalski: Well, if I do change my mind, you'll know because my breasts will be heaving and moist with perspiration.

Roxanne Kowalski: When you're getting love letters, you don't go around trying to compare the signature to the handwriting.
C.D. Bales: You wanna know why? Cause you wanted to believe it. You wanted it all. All the romance and emotion, all wrapped up in a cute little nose and a cute little ass!

Roxanne Kowalski: You even got me in bed.
C.D. Bales: Yeah. Yeah, what about that? You went to bed with him on your first date.
Roxanne Kowalski: Only because you seduced me. I would have never gone to bed with him otherwise.
C.D. Bales: You still went to bed with him awfully fast! A few frilly words and you're counting ceilling tiles.
Roxanne Kowalski: I don't even consider that I went to bed with him!
C.D. Bales: Well, somebody was up there, and it's for goddamn sure it wasn't me!

C.D. Bales: [coaching Chris by radio as he woos Roxanne] Reach out your hand.
Chris McConnell: My hand, out reaching to - car 3, car3! Proceed to the 279.
Roxanne Kowalski: What?

C.D. Bales: You must know about M31.
Roxanne Kowalski: Yeah.
C.D. Bales: Now, see, I like it when they give astronomical objects names, you know, like "Andromeda" and "Saturn" and "Sea of Tranquility." This whole numbering thing is just too boring for us civilians.
Roxanne Kowalski: Do you know how many objects are up there?
C.D. Bales: Well, I know it's over fifty.

Roxanne Kowalski: Hey Charlie? Can I talk to you?
C.D. Bales: [considers] Well...

Roxanne Kowalski: So why did you say those things?
C.D. Bales: Tell her you were afraid.
Chris McConnell: Because I was afraid.
Roxanne Kowalski: Of me? Afraid of what?
C.D. Bales: Tell her you were afraid of words.
Chris McConnell: What?
C.D. Bales: Words.
Chris McConnell: Because I was afraid of worms, Roxanne! Worms!

Roxanne Kowalski: [to Grover the cat, who's got her locked out] I'm gonna have you neutered!


Cyrano de Bergerac (1990)
Roxane: Speak. I'll listen.
Christian: I love you.
Roxane: Yes, talk to me of love.
Christian: I love you.
Roxane: That's your theme. Embroider it. Embroider it. Embroider it!
Christian: I love you so much.
Roxane: Yes. And then?
Christian: And then... I'd love you to love me. Tell me you love me.
Roxane: You give me milk instead of cream. Say how you love me.
Christian: I love you... so much!
Roxane: Unravel your feelings!
Christian: Your throat! I want to kiss it!
Roxane: Christian!
Christian: I love you.
Roxane: Again?
Christian: No... I don't love you.
Roxane: That's better.
Christian: I worship you.
Roxane: Oh no.

Roxane: 100 men... what courage!
Cyrano: Oh, I have been braver since then.

Cyrano: So, perhaps, after all, happiness...
Roxane: What?
Cyrano: Listen, Roxanne... I want to...
Roxane: Christian!

Roxane: Far from this world of brutal lies is a land for lovers who despise violence, weeping for the lost and lonely. A land for lovers, for lovers only.

Roxane: Why keep your silence for so long when all the time the tears on the letter were yours?
Cyrano: The blood was his.


Cyrano de Bergerac (1950)
Cyrano de Bergerac: Very well, let the old fellow come now. He shall find me on my feet sword in hand.
Roxane: Cyrano!
Le Bret: He's delirious.
Cyrano de Bergerac: I can see him now - he grins. He is looking at my nose, that skeleton. You there - who are you? A hundred against one, eh? I know them now, my ancient enemies...
[Cyrano thrusts his sword at the empty air]
Cyrano de Bergerac: Falsehood! There! There! Prejudice! Compromise! Cowardice! What's that? Surrender? No! Never! Never!
[He slashes his sword wildly]
Cyrano de Bergerac: Ah, you too, Vanity? I knew you would overthrow me in the end. No! I fight on! I fight on! I fight on!

Vicomte de Valvert: [amused at Cyrano] Madame, that nose of his, presently he will take it off?
Roxane: [controlling her anger at Valvert] No, monsieur, he keeps it, and Heaven help the man who smiles. Good night.