Rochester: And yet you do not draw the moral of the incident.
Billy Downs: Which is?
Rochester: That any experiment of interest in life will be carried out at your own expense. Mark it well.
Rochester: I am come to train you... in your acting.
Elizabeth Barry: So you said when we first met, but your reputation being what it is, I thought you meant something different.
Rochester: I have, I hope, many reputations.
Rochester: I don't mean to upset people, but I must speak my mind. For what's in my mind is far more interesting than what's outside my mind.
Alcock: Makes you impossible to live with, though. You see?
Rochester: Did I once praise you for your blunt manner?
Alcock: It was your reason for employing me.
Rochester: It could as easy be your grounds for dismissal.
Rochester: I wish to be moved. I cannot feel in life. I must have others do it for me in theater.
Rochester: But life is not a succession of urgent "nows". It's a listless trickle of "why should I's".
Rochester: Did you miss me?
Jane: I missed the money.
Rochester: Good. I don't like a whore with sentiment.
Rochester: If god wants men to have faith, why does he not make us more disposed to believe?
Priest: Most men are so disposed.
Rochester: But not me.
Elizabeth Barry: You could buy my slit for a pound a night, sir. I would not mind that. But I think you would not have it, sir. What I think you want is power over me, which I do bridle at.
Rochester: There is spirit in her.
Jane: When a gent sees the spirit, and not the eyes or the tits, then a gent is in trouble.