Madame de Volanges: Did I show you the cabinet I gave Cecile? It's an exquisite piece. Well, I told her: "You can lock all your secrets in there." Do you know what she said?"Maman, you know it will never be locked." Isn't that the sweetest thing a daughter can say to her mother?
Mertuil: Oh! Yes, yes.
Madame de Volanges: Well, it's locked.
Madame de Volanges: I have a duplicate key of course.
Mertuil: Of course.
Valmont: You are confusing bets and marriages, madame. One must always honor a bet.
Valmont: You want me to seduce a little girl, who has seen nothing, who knows nothing, who'll probably flop on her back out of simple curiosity? You don't need me for that. Anyone can do that.
Valmont: Do you think a man can change?
Mertuil: Yes, for the worse.
Mertuil: Men are always chasing after visions, my dear. They want us to be angels.
Baroness: But in bed they want us to be demons, my dear.
Baron: Yes, indeed, it always comes as a morning surprise when you wake up in the arms of an ordinary woman.