The best quotes from The Count of Monte Cristo make you realize how great the movie really is, even if you haven't seen it in a while. Let's rank the greatest quotes from The Count of Monte Cristo, with the help of your votes. Starring Jim Caviezel and Guy Pearce, The Count of Monte Cristo was directed by Kevin Reynolds and released in 2002.
What is your favorite The Count of Monte Cristo quote? One memorable line was when Mondego says, "Because you are the son of a clerk, and I'm not supposed to want to be you!" Another great line from The Count of Monte Cristo is, "It means, "driftwood." spoken by Luigi.
Vote up your top The Count of Monte Cristo quotes, regardless of which characters they come from.
Edmond: Why is that?
Luigi: You provide me with a way to show a little mercy to Jacopo - that maggot you see tied up over there - while at the same time not appearing weak. And as a bonus, the lads will get to see a little sport as well.
Edmond: How do I accomplish all this?
Luigi: We watch you and Jacopo fight to the death. If Jacopo wins, we welcome him back to the crew. If you win, I have given Jacopo the chance to live, even if he did not take advantage of it, and you can take his place on the boat.
Edmond: What if I win and I don't want to be a smuggler?
Luigi: Then we slit your throat, and we're a bit shorthanded.
Edmond: I find that smuggling is the life for me, and would be delighted to kill your friend the maggot!
Edmond: Why are you doing this?
Mondego: Oh, it's... complicated.
Edmond: Why? In God's name, why?
Mondego: Because you are the son of a clerk, and I'm not supposed to want to be you!
Mercedes: Is Viscount Torville dead?
Mondego: Well, unless his heart is situated somewhere other than the left side of his chest, I suspect he is.
Mercedes: God grant him peace. He did no more than defend his family's honor.
Mondego: Much good it did him. His wife and I were happy in our passion. You were happy in your ignorance. Now comes the viscount's valiant defense of his honor, and you are pained, she is ruined, and he is dead.
Mercedes: Don't flatter yourself, Fernand. I was neither happy, nor ignorant, having known about the last three women before Madame Tourville.
Mondego: I'm sorry that you are humiliated. The combination of Paris and me is hardly a recipe for fidelity, is it? But since my attempts at discretion have evidently failed, there seems little point in keeping up pretenses. It's actually quite... liberating. Wouldn't you say?
Edmond: If you ever loved me, don't...don't rob me of my hate. It's all I have.
Mercedes: Let it go, Edmond. Let it go. I don't know what dark plan lies within you. Nor do I know by what design we were asked to live without each other these 16 years. But God has offered us a new beginning.
Mercedes: Don't slap His hand away.
Edmond: Can I never escape Him?
Mercedes: No. He is in everything... even in a kiss.