Phantom of the Opera Quotes

24 Best Phantom of the Opera Quotes That Invoke Deep Passion

Written by Gaston Leroux, the French novel has been adapted multiple times on stage as well as on the big screen. The story was made popular through musicals and films that have built up so much drama and emotion, but not many have actually read the book.

This gothic fiction is a macabre tale of a deformed man and his intense love for an opera singer. Read these Phantom of the Opera quotes that speak about a fierce love that almost borders on madness.

Phantom of the Opera Quotes: Love, Music, and Death

Phantom of the Opera Quotes on Fierce Love and Passion

#1. “Know that it is a corpse who loves you and adores you and will never, never leave you! Look, I am not laughing now, crying, crying for you, Christine, who have torn off my mask and who therefore can never leave me again! Oh, mad Christine, who wanted to see me!” ― Gaston Leroux, The Phantom of the Opera

#2. “You must know that I am made of death, from head to foot, and it is a corpse who loves you and adores you and will never, never leave you!” ― Gaston Leroux, The Phantom of the Opera

#3. “Look! You want to see? See! Feast your eyes, glut your soul on my cursed ugliness! Look at Erik’s face! Now you know the face of the voice! You were not content to hear me, eh? You wanted to know what I looked like? Oh, you women are so inquisitive! Well, are you satisfied? I’m a good-looking fellow, eh?… When a woman has seen me, as you have, she belongs to me. She loves me forever! I am a kind of Don Juan, you know! Look at me! I am Don Juan Triumphant!” ― Erik, Gaston Leroux, The Phantom of the Opera

#4. “The passion I feel for you is more than you’re prepared for.” ―Eric, Kailin Gow, The Phantom Diaries

#5. “You will be the happiest of women. And we will sing, all by ourselves, till we swoon away with delight. You are crying! You are afraid of me! And yet I am not really wicked. Love me and you shall see! All I wanted was to be loved for myself.” ― Gaston Leroux, The Phantom of the Opera

#6. “He’s mine. I love him, and you can’t have him, Christine. You can’t have them both.” ― Sadie Montgomery, The Phoenix of the Opera

#7. “But do you love me? If Erik were good-looking, would you love me, Christine?” ― Gaston Leroux, The Phantom of the Opera

#8. “If I am the phantom, it is because man’s hatred has made me so. If I am to be saved it is because your love redeems me.” ― Gaston Leroux, The Phantom of the Opera

#9. “I tore off my mask so as not to lose one of her tears… and she did not run away! And she did not die! She remained alive, weeping over me, weeping with me. We cried together! I have tasted all the happiness the world can offer.” ― Gaston Leroux, The Phantom of the Opera

#10. “He had a heart that could have held the entire empire of the world; and, in the end, he had to content himself with a cellar.” ― Gaston Leroux, The Phantom of the Opera

#11. “Are people so unhappy when they love? Yes, Christine, when they love and are not sure of being loved.” ― Gaston Leroux, The Phantom of the Opera

#12. “They played at hearts as other children might play at ball; only, as it was really their two hearts that they flung to and fro, they had to be very, very handy to catch them, each time, without hurting them.” ― Gaston Leroux, The Phantom of the Opera

Phantom of the Opera Quotes on Music

#13. “Floating, falling, sweet intoxication. Touch me, trust me, savor each sensation. Let the dream begin, let your darker side give in to the power of the music of the night.” ― Charles Hart, The Phantom of the Opera

#14. “Close your eyes and let music set you free.” ― Charles Hart, The Phantom of the Opera

#15. “Open up your mind, let your fantasies unwind.” ― Andrew Lloyd Webber, The Phantom of the Opera

#16. “Erik is not truly dead. He lives on within the souls of those who choose to listen to the music of the night.” ― Gaston Leroux, The Phantom of the Opera

Phantom of the Opera Quotes on the End of Life―Death

#17. “‘Oh, tonight I gave you my soul and I am dead!’ Christine replied. ‘Your soul is a beautiful thing, child,’ replied the grave man’s voice, ‘and I thank you. No emperor ever received so fair a gift. The angels wept tonight.'” ― Gaston Leroux, The Phantom of the Opera

#18. “I am going to die of love, daroga. I am dying of love. That’s how it is. I loved her so! And I love her still, daroga. And I am dying of love for her, I tell you! if you knew how beautiful she was when she let me kiss her. It was the first time, daroga, the first time I ever kissed a woman. Yes, alive. I kissed her alive. And she looked as beautiful as if she had been dead!” ― Gaston Leroux, The Phantom of the Opera

#19. “He stared dully at the desolate, cold road and the pale, dead night. Nothing was colder or more dead than his heart. He had loved an angel and now he despised a woman.” ― Gaston Leroux, The Phantom of the Opera

#20. “So, do you end your days with me, or do you send him to his grave?” ― Charles Hart, The Phantom of the Opera

Other Phantom of the Opera Quotes

#21. “Blood! Blood! That’s a good thing! A ghost who bleeds is less dangerous!” ― Gaston Leroux, The Phantom of the Opera

#22. “Pearls are for tears, Erik. Didn’t you know?” ― Sadie Montgomery, The Phantom’s Opera

#23. “I’m sick and tired of having a forest and a torture chamber in my house. I want to have a nice quiet flat with ordinary doors and windows and a wife inside it, like anybody else!” ― Gaston Leroux, The Phantom of the Opera

#24. “Holy angel, in Heaven blessed, my spirit longs with thee to rest.” ― Gaston Leroux, The Phantom of the Opera

Conclusion

While many disagree on whether the movies and musicals did justice to the original book, The Phantom of the Opera quotes continue to enthrall audiences of all ages, even after more than a hundred years since the first publication. Read more such quotes to encourage yourself to look beyond external appearances before judging others.

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