The Count of Monte Cristo

The Count of Monte Cristo

Daughter of M. de Villefort and his first wife, Valentine is the devoted companion of Maximilien Morrel, whom she later pledges to marry. Valentine is pledged again her wishes to Franz, a dashing nobleman of higher birth than young Morrel’s. However, she pledges to follow her heart and remain steadfast to Maximilien.

Valentine de Villefort Quotes in The Count of Monte Cristo

The The Count of Monte Cristo quotes below are all either spoken by Valentine de Villefort or refer to Valentine de Villefort. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Penguin edition of The Count of Monte Cristo published in 2003.
Chapter 80 Quotes

How odd it was! For all the confused feelings that he experienced on seeing [Valentine’s] tears, he also managed to observe Mme de Villefort; and it seemed to him that a faint, dark smile passed briefly across her thin lips, like one of those sinister meteors that can be glimpsed as they fall between two clouds against a stormy day.

Page Number: 895
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Chapter 103 Quotes

You see, the angel for whom you longed has left this earth. She no longer needs the adoration of men – she, who, at this moment, is adoring the Lord. So say your farewells, Monsieur, to these sad remains that she has left behind among us.

Related Characters: M. de Villefort (speaker), Maximilien Morrel, Valentine de Villefort
Page Number: 1099
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Chapter 117 Quotes

Yes, he is gone. Farewell, my friend! Farewell, my sister!

Who knows if we shall ever see them again?

My dearest ... has the Count not just told us that all human wisdom was contained in these two words – ‘wait’ and ‘hope’?

Page Number: 1243
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Valentine de Villefort Character Timeline in The Count of Monte Cristo

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Chapter 51 – Pyramus and Thisbe
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The chapter begins with Maximilien Morrel, dressed as a gardener, paying court to Valentine de Villefort over the garden wall to her father’s estate. Maximilien reveals in his conversation... (full context)
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In the second part of their conversation, Valentine wonders aloud if there isn’t some ancient hatred between their families, for when Maximilien’s name... (full context)
Chapter 54 – Rise and Fall
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Albert also reports that Franz, who is to marry Valentine de Villefort, is bored in Italy and will soon be returning to Paris. The Count’s... (full context)
Chapter 57 – The Alfalfa Field
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Maximilien returns to the wall by the alfalfa field to speak to Valentine, who has been visiting with Eugenie Danglars. Valentine reveals that Eugenie does not wish to... (full context)
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Valentine also reveals that her stepmother, Heloise, is opposed to the idea of Valentine marrying anyone,... (full context)
Chapter 58 – Monsieur Noirtier de Villefort
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...confined to a wheelchair inside their home. Villefort and his wife inform Villefort’s father that Valentine, his beloved granddaughter, is to be married to Franz. Villefort acknowledges what the reader as... (full context)
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Valentine comes in, fresh from her conversation with Maximilien, and Villefort and Heloise leave the room.... (full context)
Chapter 59 – The Will
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...not be in a position to make a change to his will and testament. But Valentine demonstrates that she is in fact capable of interpreting Noirtier’s speech, and Noirtier himself shows... (full context)
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Through more nodding, Noirtier expresses that he will disinherit everyone in his family, including Valentine, should Villefort proceed with his wish of marrying Valentine to Franz. Noirtier suggests that he... (full context)
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...to contest his father’s wishes and dispute money that is otherwise marked for the poor. Valentine is overjoyed that her grandfather is trying with all his might to stand in the... (full context)
Chapter 60 – The Telegraph
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...900,000 francs, but Villefort insists to his wife and the Count that the marriage between Valentine and Franz is to go on, and that to change it now would be to... (full context)
Chapter 71 – Bread and Salt
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At this Albert comes into the greenhouse saying that a disaster has occurred: Valentine de Villefort’s grandfather has passed away. Mercedes goes back inside to calm the guests, and... (full context)
Chapter 72 – Madame de Saint-Meran
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...couple had come to visit the Villeforts to bring about the marriage of Franz and Valentine, and Valentine, as ever, is as reluctant to carry out the wedding as Villefort is... (full context)
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...the family sends for a doctor to care for her. Mme de Saint Meran tells Valentine that she must marry Franz immediately, since he is of high birth and a suitable... (full context)
Chapter 73 – The Promise
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When the lovers speak, Valentine relays that, though there is nothing she can do to help it, she will be... (full context)
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At this, however, Valentine says that she will in fact elope with Maximilien—that she cannot be responsible for his... (full context)
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...he goes back inside and Maximilien, seizing his opportunity, climbs into the house and finds Valentine kneeling, praying, by the bed of her late grandmother. It is the first time Morrel... (full context)
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...to speak with him alone. Morrel asks what he can do—whether he should elope with Valentine, or perhaps fight Franz in a duel. But Noirtier, through his system of signs, indicates... (full context)
Chapter 74 – The Villefort Family Vault
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...of the grandparents of his intended, and also learned that he will be married to Valentine as soon as the papers can be drafted. Franz suspects nothing of Morrel’s love for... (full context)
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...to the Villefort residence very shortly, where he will be briefed on the situation with Valentine. When Franz does arrive there, Villefort tells him that Valentine has no objections to the... (full context)
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...although Villefort argues that his father is selfish, doddering, and unable to reason for himself. Valentine appears greatly relieved at whatever intervention her grandfather has planned on her behalf. (full context)
Chapter 75 – The Judicial Inquiry
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Noirtier is met in the room by Franz, Villefort, and Valentine. Noirtier urges Valentine towards a secret drawer where, with the help of the servant Barrois,... (full context)
Chapter 76 – The Progress of the Younger Cavalcanti
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...financial setbacks. Mme Danglars tells the Count that Franz has broken off his engagement with Valentine, though Danglars does not give the specific reason why. (full context)
Chapter 79 – Lemonade
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...good mood, Maximilien walks to the Villefort home, where he is scheduled to meet with Valentine (who is now free of her engagement to Franz) and Noirtier. Valentine interprets for her... (full context)
Chapter 80 – The Accusation
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...to poison and finally kill Noirtier. The doctor says that the only logical killer is Valentine—that she apparently did not wish to be married, and was disinherited for a time by... (full context)
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...begin to leave, and Villefort wonders what will become of the family. He notes that Valentine is desperately sad at what has taken place, thus confirming that she was not in... (full context)
Chapter 93 – Valentine
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Maximilien Morrel, fresh from the aborted duel, goes to visit Valentine at the Villefort home, where she announces that she has decided that finally she and... (full context)
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Valentine has been feeling faint and unwell, and she tells Maximilien that Noirtier has prescribed to... (full context)
Chapter 94 – A Confession
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...had warned him about the poisoning in his family, and after hearing that it is Valentine who has now fallen ill—Valentine whom the doctor initially suspected of the crime—he agrees to... (full context)
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...finally admits to the Count that he is in love with and wishes to marry Valentine. As devoted as the Count is to Morrel, this harms his plan, for the Count... (full context)
Chapter 100 – The Apparition
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The narrator moves to Valentine, who has been recuperating in her room at the Villefort home. One night, when Valentine... (full context)
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At this Valentine is confused and afraid, for she believes she was naturally sickened by some disease and... (full context)
Chapter 101 – Locusta
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Valentine heeds the Count’s advice and pretends to be asleep while the poisoner comes into her... (full context)
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Valentine stays still and her stepmother leaves. Within minutes, the Count returns silently to the room... (full context)
Chapter 102 – Valentine
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The drug the Count has given to Valentine makes it appear as though she is dead—she is so thoroughly sedated that her arm... (full context)
Chapter 103 – Maximilien
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Maximilien flies into a hysterical rage on hearing the news that his intended, Valentine, is dead. He does this in the presence of Villefort, the doctor, and Noirtier. When... (full context)
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...next-door neighbor Abbe Busoni, who, when everyone else leaves, kneels down beside the bed of Valentine. Everyone else in the home, including the doctor, concludes that she is no longer living,... (full context)
Chapter 104 – The Signature of Baron Danglars
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The funeral for Valentine commences, and the narrator shifts his attention to a commercial interaction between the Baron Danglars... (full context)
Chapter 105 – The Pere Lachaise Cemetery
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...suicide note. The Count begs Morrel not to do this, but Morrel insists that without Valentine, life is no longer worth living. (full context)
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...kill himself. Morrel is deeply opposed to this idea, as he worries about hoping for Valentine’s return and then being disappointed when she remains gone. But the Count begs him to... (full context)
Chapter 108 – The Judge
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...Heloise if she still has the poison she has used on the Saint-Merans, Barrois, and Valentine. He says that he asks not because he will denounce her publically, but instead because... (full context)
Chapter 112 – Departure
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...years ago. The Count says that, although Morrel is now despondent over the death of Valentine, he will take him away traveling and return Morrel to his family in far greater... (full context)
Chapter 113 – The Past
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...that day, the Count promises, if Morrel is still so anguished by the death of Valentine that he wishes to die, the Count will help him. But the Count also promises... (full context)
Chapter 117 – October the Fifth
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...Morrel, but the young man says that this is nothing compared to his love for Valentine, who is gone. At this, the Count says that he will in fact help Morrel... (full context)
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Maximilien then wakes up, however, and realizes that Valentine is real—she did not die at all, but was whisked away with the help of... (full context)
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...still a man capable of love. The novel ends with a scene of Maximilien and Valentine, to be wed, heading toward the mainland of France to start their lives again together,... (full context)