Madame Rita Cavallini: Love is just a beast that you feed all through the night, and when the morning comes, love dies.
Tom Armstrong: Do you know what's in this little box? Romance, my boy. The perfume of romance.
Tom Armstrong: After all, I am your rector and I, I feel I've got to, now, this Madame Cavillini...
Cornelius Van Tuyl: You know, Tom, there are no people in the world who are really bad. Just some poor devils who find it harder to be good, than you. That's all.
Cornelius Van Tuyl: I'm not complaining. I've lived my life and its been very sweet. But the fact remains, I've lived my life. Don't you waste your Springtime on a stupid old fellow, 51 years old.
Madame Rita Cavallini: How do you like, then, if I drink to what I see in your eyes and you drink to what you see in mine?
Madame Rita Cavallini: You see my flowers, here. So fresh and beautiful.
Tom Armstrong: You're crushing them!
Madame Rita Cavallini: Oh, what does it matter? They were born to die. Our meeting here tonight, what is it but a bunch of flowers that we love and smell and throw away. Why should we take them home with us and watch them die?
Madame Rita Cavallini: Oh, I wish I knew a flower that would never die.
Madame Rita Cavallini: You would want me to stop singing and live in this horrible New York? The most disagreeable place I ever saw. Oh no, my friend, I wouldn't marry him. That would be the biggest mistake.
Madame Rita Cavallini: A dream, I guess that's all I am. A dream that's lost her way and rests for a minute in your sleeping heart. Tomorrow you'll wake up and the little dream's all gone.
Madame Rita Cavallini: Let me tell you something that I hope you'll remember. Yesterday's a dream that we have forgot. Tomorrow's the hope for some great happiness. It'll never come. Before, behind, just clouds and shadows. Nothing that is real, but, just these little minutes that we call Today.
Madame Rita Cavallini: Oh, mon dieu! The hours, they fly so fast.
Madame Rita Cavallini: To me, love is only a little warmth in all this cold. Just a little light in all this darkness. One little minute to lie still in the beloved's arms. One little minute to forget. And that's all.
Madame Rita Cavallini: Thank you, for having loved me.
Madame Rita Cavallini: You're a man of God sent to help the world. Why don't you help me?