Narrator: When Jean-Baptiste did finally learn to speak he soon found that everyday language proved inadequate for all the olfactory experiences accumulating within himself.
Giuseppe Baldini: Talent means next to nothing, while experience acquired in humility and hard work means everything.
Jean-Baptiste Grenouille: What's a legend?
Giuseppe Baldini: Because it's a legend, you numbskull.
Narrator: For the first time in his life, Grenouille realised that he had no smell of his own. He realised that all his life he had been a nobody to everyone. What he now felt was the fear of his own oblivion. It was as though he did not exist.
Jean-Baptiste Grenouille: You want to make this leather smell good, don't you?
Giuseppe Baldini: Why of course, and so it shall.
Jean-Baptiste Grenouille: With Amor and Psyche by Pelissier?
Giuseppe Baldini: What ever gave you the absurd idea I would use someone else's perfume?
Jean-Baptiste Grenouille: It's all over you.
Narrator: Thus... the first sound to escape Grenouille's lips sent his mother to the gallows.
Various: He's an angel.