Adventures of Don Juan (1948)
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!
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.
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.
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!
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?
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!
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!
Queen Margaret: [to Don Juan] The palace has large keyholes. My informer has small ears.
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!
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.
[Don de Cordoba has just discovered the famous Don Juan romancing his bride-to-be, Lady Diana. He draws his sword]
Don de Cordoba: You're a disgrace to Spain. And as a loyal Spaniard, I shall wipe out this disgrace!
Lady Diana: Oh, stop being so... so *Spanish!*
Duke de Lorca: You can see we have several interesting devices in this chamber. They have the tendency to break a man's will. If the first one fails, we try another until we find exactly the right one to loosen the tongue.
Count de Polan: I've heard of men whose tongues have withstood it.
Duke de Lorca: Yes, but they now speak with the tongues of angels.
King Phillip III: This is treason!
Queen Margaret: You will never succeed. The people will rise against you!
Duke de Lorca: Shepherds may change, but sheep remain sheep.
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!
Narrator: [narrating voice over] In Europe, as the seventeenth century dawned, mankind was lifting itself from ignorance and superstition.
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.
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.
Queen Margaret: [to Don Juan] You're no credit to this crown or to our flag.