50 Best & Most Enchanting Moulin Rouge Quotes

Read this collection of Moulin Rouge quotes from the romantic musical drama that quotable for movie fans. Five years after modernizing Romeo & Juliet (1996), director Baz Luhrmann made another breakthrough by creating a magnificent work that can be considered a milestone in the revival of musical films in the realm of Hollywood cinema.


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. — Christian

The film is set in Paris in the year 1900 and tells the story of the Moulin Rouge, a famous cabaret and music hall, and the love affair between Satine (starred by Nicole Kidman), a courtesan and star performer at the Moulin Rouge, and Christian (starred by Ewan McGregor), a struggling young writer.

Satine is a beautiful and talented performer who has been promised to the wealthy and powerful Duke of Monroth in exchange for his financial support of the Moulin Rouge. However, she falls in love with Christian, who has come to the Moulin Rouge to pitch a new play to the venue’s owners.

Despite their love for each other, Satine is torn between her duty to the Moulin Rouge and her desire for Christian, and the two must navigate a complex web of love, loyalty, and betrayal in order to be together.

As the film progresses, Satine and Christian’s love is tested by the scheming and selfish actions of the Duke and the other characters, who are all vying for power and success. Despite the many obstacles that stand in their way, Satine and Christian’s love for each other remains strong, and they eventually find a way to be together.

So, here are the most memorable Moulin Rouge quotes and lines to get you started:

Moulin Rouge quotes about true love

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. — Christian

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. — Toulouse-Lautrec

Seasons may change, winter to spring… I love you ’til the end of time. — Satine

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

The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return! — Christian

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Days turned into weeks, weeks turned into months. And then, 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. — Christian

But above all things, a story about love. A love that will live forever. — Christian

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

Come what may, I will love you until my dying day. — Christian and Satine

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

Moulin Rouge quotes about possessive love

I’m not a jealous man. I just don’t like other people touching my things. — The Duke

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

You are nothing to me. Thank you for curing me of my ridiculous obsession with love. — Christian

I’m a courtesan. I’m paid to make men believe what they want to believe. — Satine

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. — The Duke

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

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

You expect me to believe that scantily clad, in the arms of another man, in the middle of the night, inside an elephant you were rehearsing? — The Duke

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

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 (purrs) pussycat. — Satine

Best Moulin Rouge quotes and lines

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.

Zidler: She said you make her feel like a virgin.
The Duke: Virgin?
Zidler: You know, touched for the very first time.

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?

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Zidler: You’re a great actress, Satine. Make him believe that you don’t love him.
Satine: No!
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.

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.

Toulouse-Lautrec: The hills are made with the euphonious symphonies of descant…
Doctor: I don’t think a nun would say that about a hill.

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.

Zidler: Remember: a real show, in a real theater, with a real audience. And you’ll be…
Satine: A real actress.

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!

Poetic Moulin Rouge quotes

Never knew I could feel like this
Like I’ve never seen the sky before
Want to vanish inside your kiss
Every day I love you more and more
Listen to my heart, can you hear it sing,
Telling me to give you everything
Seasons may change, winter to spring
But I love you until the end of time. — Moulin Rouge quotes by Christian

One day I’ll fly away
Leave all this to yesterday
Why live life from dream to dream
And dread the day
When dreaming ends
One day I’ll fly away…
Fly…fly…away. — Moulin Rouge quotes by Satine

I follow the night
Can’t stand the light
When will I begin
To live again
One day I’ll fly away
Leave all this to yesterday
What more could your love do for me
When will love be through with me
Why live life from dream to dream
And dread the day when dreaming ends. — Moulin Rouge quotes by Satine

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There was a boy
A very strange enchanted boy
They say he wandered very far
Very far
Over land and sea
A little shy
And sad of eye
But very wise, was he
And then one day
One magic day he, passed my way
and while we spoke of many things, fools and kings, this he said to me…
The greatest thing, you’ll ever learn, is just to love, and be loved… in return. — Toulouse-Lautrec

And there’s no mountain too high
No river too wide
Sing out this song and I’ll be there by your side
Storm clouds may gather
And stars may collide. — Moulin Rouge quotes by Christian and Satine

Christian and Satine best lines and quotes

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.

Christian: I was made for loving you, baby, you were made for loving me.
Satine: The only way of loving me, baby, is to pay a lovely fee.
Christian: Just one night, give me just one night.
Satine: There’s no way, ’cause you can’t pay.
Christian: In the name of love, one night in the name of love.
Satine: You crazy fool, I won’t give in to you.

Christian: Don’t… leave me this way. I can’t survive, without your sweet love, oh baby… don’t leave me this way.
Satine: You’d think that people would have had enough of silly love songs.
Christian: I look around me and I see, it isn’t so. Oh, no.
Satine: Some people want to fill the world with silly love songs.
Christian: Well, what’s wrong with that?… I’d like to know… ’cause here I go again!… Love lifts us up where we belong.

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Satine: Love makes us act like we are fools. Throw our lives away, for one happy day.
Christian: We could be heroes… Just for one day.
Satine: You, you will be mean.
Christian: No, I won’t!
Satine: And I… I’ll drink all the time.

Christian: We should be lovers.
Satine: We can’t do that.
Christian: We should be lovers, and that’s a fact.
Satine: Though nothing will keep us together
Christian: We could steal time…
Christian and Satine: Just for one day… We could be heroes, forever and ever!… We could be heroes, forever and ever!… We can be heroes!

Christian: Just because I… will always love you.
Satine: I…
Christian and Satine: Can’t help loving…
Christian: You…
Satine: How wonderful life is
Christian and Satine: Now… You’re in the world.
Satine: You’re going to be bad for business, I can tell.

Final thought

Hopefully these Moulin Rouge quotes give you some inspiration to express your true love in your life and fight for it. Did you enjoy these Moulin Rouge quotes? Did any of these quotes resonate with you? Write your thought in the comments section below.

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