30 Moulin Rouge! Quotes on Love, Jealousy, and Life

If you want some insightful takeaways to apply in your own life, then these Moulin Rouge! quotes are perfect for you!

Uncertainties fill the world we live in. We don’t even know if we are still here tomorrow, so we should not miss any chances. That’s why we must become like Christian and Satine from Moulin Rouge! who take every risk to follow what their hearts desire.

The movie zooms in on how Christian, a poor writer, travels to Paris on a journey of self-discovery and falls for Satine, a stunning courtesan. Their love story is unusual, but it is one of the most beautiful examples of selfless love.

Both of them show that when you are in love, you can risk everything you have to make your special someone feel safe and happy. So, read on if you want to take a peek at how Christian and Satine express their love for each other!

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Best Moulin Rouge! Quotes

1. “I had come to write about truth, beauty, freedom, and that which I believed in above all things—love.” – Christian

2. Satine: “I can’t fall in love with anyone.”

Christian: “Can’t fall in love? But a life without love, that’s terrible!”

Satine: “No. Being on the street, that’s terrible.”

Christian: “Love is like oxygen.”

Satine: “What?”

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

Satine: “Please don’t start that again.”

Christian: “All you need is love.”

Satine: “A girl has got to eat—.”

Christian: “All you need is love.”

Satine: “She’ll end up on the street!”

Christian: “All you need is love.”

Satine: “Love is just a game.”

3. “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

4. “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 greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return!” – Christian

5. Christian: “When you thought I was the Duke, you said that you loved me, and I wondered if—.”

Satine: “It was just an act?”

Christian: “Yes.”

Satine: “Of course.”

Christian: “Oh. It just felt real.”

Satine: “I’m a courtesan. I’m paid to make men believe what they want to believe.”

6. “Seasons may change, winter to spring. But I love you until the end of time. Come what may. Come what may. I will love you until my dying day.” – Christian and Satine

7. “The Moulin Rouge. A nightclub, a dance hall, and a bordello. Ruled over by Harold Zidler. A kingdom of nighttime 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.” – Christian

Meaningful Moulin Rouge! Quotes to Ponder On

8. “Never fall in love with a woman who sells herself. It always ends badly!” – The Unconscious Argentinean

9. “The difference between you and I is that you can leave anytime you choose. But this is my home. The Moulin Rouge is my home.” – Satine

10. “I owe you nothing, and you are nothing to me. Thank you for curing me of my ridiculous obsession with love.” – Christian

11. “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.” – The Unconscious Argentinean

12. “Christian, you may see me only as a drunken, vice-ridden gnome whose friends are just pimps and girls from the brothels. But I know about art and love, if only because I long for it with every fiber of my being.” – Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

13. “I don’t need you anymore! All my life, you made me 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!” – Satine

Moulin Rouge! Quotes That Leave an Impression on Fans

14. Satine: “What’s his type? Wilting flower? Bright and bubbly? Or smoldering temptress?” Harold Zidler: “I’d say, smoldering temptress.”

15. Satine: “I can’t believe it. I’m in love. I’m in love with a young, handsome, talented duke.”

Christian: “Duke?”

Satine: “Not that the title’s important, of course.”

Christian: “I’m not a duke.”

Satine: “Not a duke?”

Christian: “I’m a writer.”

Satine: “A writer?”

16. Harold Zidler: “You’re a great actress, Satine. Make him believe that you don’t love him.”

Satine: “No!”

Harold Zidler: “Use your talent to save him! Hurt him, Satine. Hurt him to save him. There is no other way. The show must go on. We are creatures of the underworld. We can’t afford to love.”

17. “A kiss on the hand may be quite continental. But diamonds are a girl’s best friend. A kiss may be grand, but it won’t pay the rental on your humble flat or help you feed your pussycat.” – Satine

18. Nini: “Looks like the Duke won’t be getting his money’s worth tonight.”

Dancer: “Don’t be unkind, Nini!”

Moulin Rouge! Quotes for a Day Filled With Love

19. Satine: “You’ve got to carry on without me, Christian.”

Christian: “I can’t carry on without you.”

Satine: “You have so much to give.”

Christian: “No.”

Satine: “Yes. Tell our story, Christian.”

Christian: “I love you.”

Satine: “Tell our story, Christian. That way, I’ll always be with you.”

20. “Never knew I could feel like this. Like I’ve never seen the sky before. Want to vanish inside your kiss, every day I’m loving you more and more. Listen to my heart, can you hear it sing? Come back to me and forgive everything.” – Satine

21. “It’s a little bit funny, this feeling inside.” – The Duke of Monroth

Moulin Rouge! Quotes That Are Worth Remembering

22. “Outside things may be tragic, but in here we feel it’s magic.” – Harold Zidler

23. Harold Zidler: “Remember, a real show, in a real theater, with a real audience. And you’ll be—.”

Satine: “A real actress.”

24. Harold Zidler: “I am the evil maharaja. You will not escape.”

Satine: “Oh Harold, no one could play him like you could!”

Harold Zidler: “No one’s going to.”

25. Harold Zidler: “She said you make her feel like a virgin.”

The Duke of Monroth: “Virgin?”

Harold Zidler: “You know, touched for the very first time.”

26. Harold Zidler: “She’s confessing!”

The Duke of Monroth: “Confessing? What kind of imbecile do you take me for, Zidler?!”

Harold Zidler: “She suddenly had a terrible desire—to go to a priest and confess her sins.”

27. “This woman is yours now. I’ve paid my whore.” – Christian

More Moulin Rouge! Quotes to Keep In Your Heart

28. “Satine will be mine. I’m not a jealous man. I just don’t like other people touching my things.” – The Duke of Monroth

29. The Duke of Monroth: “I don’t like this ending.”

Harold Zidler: “Don’t like the ending, my dear Duke?”

The Duke of Monroth: “Why should the courtesan choose 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.”

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec: “But tell me, that ending does not uphold the Bohemian ideals of truth, beauty, freedom, and—.”

The Duke of Monroth: “I don’t care about your ridiculous dogma! Why shouldn’t the courtesan choose the maharajah?”

Christian: “Because she doesn’t love you! Him—she doesn’t love, she doesn’t love him.”

The Duke of Monroth: “Oh, I see. Monsieur Zidler, the play will be rewritten with the courtesan choosing the maharajah and without the lovers’ secret song. It will be rehearsed in the morning, ready for the opening tomorrow night.”

Harold Zidler: “But, my dear Duke, that will be quite impossible.”

Satine: “Harold, the Duke is being treated appallingly. These silly writers let their imaginations run away with themselves. Why don’t you and I have a little supper, and then we can tell Monsieur Zidler how we would like the story to end?”

Nini: “Don’t worry, Shakespeare. You’ll get your ending once the Duke gets his end-in!”

30. “Please, tell me you’re not one of Toulouse’s so talented, charmingly bohemian, tragically impoverished writers.” – Satine

How Far Can You Go for Love?

The clock of our life is ticking. Thus, we should always prioritize our happiness more than anything. When the day comes that our time finally stops, we will leave with no regrets because we know that we enjoyed every second of it.

Our life’s outcome is a result of our choices. So, if you want a happy ending, make decisions based on what will make you satisfied and happy.

In the movie, Satine and Christian are presented with a chance to give up their love for each other to escape hardships and complications. But, they still decided and listened to what their hearts yearned for.

They show us that love can make people selfless. It will never be easy since it’ll sometimes require a lot of sacrifices, but it’s definitely worth it. Remember, the ability to love and be loved is the most beautiful gift received by humanity.

Hopefully, these Moulin Rouge! quotes were able to enlighten you on what will make your days worthwhile. Don’t let anyone or anything take away your ability to feel love.

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