'Bel Ami' movie quotes include the best lines from this 2012 drama starring Robert Pattinson, Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott Thomas and Christina Ricci. 'Bel Ami' is based on the French novel written by Guy de Maupassant. The film follows the life of Georges Duroy (Pattinson) as he manipulates wealthy women while rising to power in Paris in the 1890s. See your favorite movie quote from 'Bel Ami' listed here? Vote for it. And, if you have a personal favorite 'Bel Ami' film quote that isn't included on the list, by all means, add it.
'Twilight's' Robert Pattinson stars in 'Bel Ami' as the dastardly Georges Duroy. He'll do and say virtually anything to get what he wants -- and what he wants is wealth and power. Duroy is a former solder, a journalist and a scoundrel of the highest order, seducing beautiful, wealthy, well-connected women, including Madame Walter (Thomas), Madeleine Forestier (Thurman) and others. In short, Georges Duroy is the ultimate social climber. After a string of affairs, he gets what he wants: fortune and status, but is it enough to make him truly happy?Interested in more great quotes from popular movies? Check out these lists for the best lines from 'Snow White and the Huntsman,' 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn,' 'The Avengers,' 'Men in Black III,' 'Moonrise Kingdom,' 'Dark Shadows,' 'Battleship,' 'The Hunger Games,' 'The Dictator,' 'Chronicle,' 'Underworld: Awakening,' 'Chernobyl Diaries,' and 'The Cabin in the Woods.'
Most Important People
Madeleine Forestier (Uma Thurman) gives Georges Duroy a key piece of information in this quote: To get ahead, focus on the women, not their powerful husbands.
Madeleine Forestier: ”Let's be clear: The most important people in Paris are not the men, but their wives."Should this be higher or lower?
I’ve Never Loved You
Georges does indeed regret his affair with Virginie Walter. For one thing, she’s become far too obsessed with him. She’s fallen in love, and he’s just used her to get what he wants. When he realizes he’s gotten everything he can from her, things get really ugly.
Georges Duroy: “You disgust me!”
Virginie Walters: “But I love you.”
Georges Duroy: “I don’t want your love. I’ve never loved you. Your smell, it turns my stomach, because you smell of him -- your filthy husband! I used to laugh every time I held you to think I’d sent you back to him with my sweat on your skin when all the while, it was me! I was the one getting f**ked! Me!!”Should this be higher or lower?
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Oh, how so, Georges? Was it your complete and utter disregard for the women you bedded? Your insatiable desire to get ahead in French society at any cost? Or was it your belief that money and power mattered more than love? (the answer is D: All of the above)
Georges Duroy: “I’ve been such a fool.”Should this be higher or lower?
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This quote sums things up as far as Georges Duroy is concerned: Love is wonderful, but it’s not enough. He wants money and power, and he’ll put love on the back burner to get it.
Clotilde de Marelle: “I loved you when you had nothing.”
Georges Duroy: “It’s not enough to be loved...”Should this be higher or lower?