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  • Satine: 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.


  • Toulouse-Lautrec: The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.


  • Christian: Luckily!... an unconscious Argentinean fell through my roof... he was quickly join by a dwarf dressed as a nun...
    Christian: Luckily! An unconscious Argentinean fell through my roof... He was quickly joined by a dwarf dressed as a nun.


  • Satine: You've got to go on, Christian.
    Christian: Can't go on without you, though
    Christian: Can't go on without you, though.


  • Christian: You'll be alright. You'll be alright. I know you'll be alright.


  • Christian: I wanted to shut out what Toulouse had said, but he filled me with such doubt. So I returned to the Moulin Rouge one last time.


  • Satine: You promised me you wouldn't be jealous.


  • Christian: The Woman i loved is.............dead
    Christian: The woman I loved is... dead.


  • Satine: Tell our story Christian, that way I'll-I'll always be with you.


  • Christian: The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.


  • Christian: All night, the penniless sitar player had waited. And now, for the first time, he had felt the cold stab of jealousy.


  • Duke of Worcester: Satine will be mine... It's not that I'm jealous, but I DON'T LIKE OTHER PEOPLE TOUCHING MY THINGS!!!!
    Duke of Worcester: Satine will be mine... It's not that I'm jealous, but I DON'T LIKE OTHER PEOPLE TOUCHING MY THINGS!


  • Satine: You're gonna be bad for business, I can tell.


  • Christian: I first came to Paris one year ago. It was 1899, the summer of love. I knew nothing of the Moulin Rouge, Harold Zidler or Satine. The world had been swept up in the Bohemian Revolution and I had travelled from London to be a part of it. On a hill near Paris, was the village of Montmatre. It was not what my father had said but the center of the Bohemian world. Musicians, painters, writers. They were known as the children of the revolution. Yes, I had come to live a penniless existence. I had come to write about truth, beauty, freedom and at which I believed above all things, love. But there was only one problem, I've never been in love!


  • Toulouse-Lautrec: The story is about...it's about...about
    Christian: It's about love!
    Duke of Worcester: Love?
    Christian: Love. Overcoming all obstacles.
    Toulouse-Lautrec: And it's set in Switzerland!
    Duke of Worcester: Switzerland?
    Zidler: It's not in Switzerland!
    Christian: INDIA! It's set in India! And there's this courtesan. The most beautiful courtesan in all the world. But her kingdom's been invaded by an evil mah rajah. And in order to save her kingdom, she must seduce the evil mah rajah. But on the night of the seduction, she mistakes a penniless.... a penniless sitar player for the evil mah rajah. And she falls in love with him! He wasn't trying to trick her or anything. It's just that he was dressed as a mah rajah because he's appearing in a play.
    Christian: INDIA! It's set in India! And there's this courtesan. The most beautiful courtesan in all the world. But her kingdom's been invaded by an evil mah rajah. And in order to save her kingdom, she must seduce the evil mah rajah. But on the night of the seduction, she mistakes a penniless... a penniless sitar player for the evil mah rajah. And she falls in love with him! He wasn't trying to trick her or anything. It's just that he was dressed as a mah rajah because he's appearing in a play.


  • Christian: Days turned into weeks. Weeks turned into months. And 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.


  • Christian: The hills are alive with the sound of music. With songs they have sung for a thousand years.


  • Christian: Love. Above all things I believe in love. Love is like oxygen. Love is a many splendored thing. Love lifts us up where we belong. All you need is love.
    Christian: Love is a many splendored thing. Love lifts us up where we belong. All you need is love.


  • Christian: Silly of me. To think someone like you could fall in love with someone like me.
    Christian: Silly of me, to think y-you could fall in love with someone like me.


  • Christian: This woman is yours now. I've paid my whore. I owe you nothing. And you are nothing to me. [crying slightly] Thank you for c-curing me of my r-ridiculous obsession with love!


  • Christian: The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.
    Christian: The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.


  • Satine: Please tell me you're not one of Toulouse's oh so talented, charmingly bohemian, tragically impoverished writers?


  • Zidler: A magnificent, opulent, tremendous, stupendous, gargantuan, bedazzlement, a sensual ravishment. It will be: Spectacular Spectacular.
    Zidler: A magnificent, opulent, tremendous, stupendous, gargantuan, bedazzlement, a sensual ravishment. It will be, spectacular. Spectacular.


  • Green Fairy: I'm the Green Fairy... The hills are alive, with The Sound Of Music.
    Green Fairy: I'm the Green Fairy. The hills are alive, with The Sound Of Music.
    Green Fairy: I'm the Green Fairy. The hills are alive, with The Sound of Music.


  • Christian: 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.


  • Satine: The French are glad to die for love. They delight in fighting duels. But I prefer a man who lives... and gives expensive... jewels.
    Satine: The French are glad to die for love. They delight in fighting duels. But I prefer a man who lives, and gives expensive jewels.


  • Christian: 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.
    Christian: 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.


  • The Unconscious Argentinean: 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.


  • Zidler: The show must go on, Satine. We're creatures of the underworld. We can't afford to love.


  • Christian: 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 u 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
    Christian: 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 u 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.


  • Christian: Love is a many splendored thing. Love lifts us up where we belong. All you need is love!


  • Satine: Tell our story Christian, that way I'll-I'll always be with you.


  • Satine: 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!


  • Duke of Worcester: 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.


  • Toulouse-Lautrec: The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.


  • The Unconscious Argentinean: Never fall in love with a woman who sells herself. It always ends bad.


  • Nini Legs in the Air: Don't worry Shakespeare, you'll get your ending. Once the Duke gets his end-in.


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