On this page I have collected some of Madame Giry's more memorable quotes from the Andrew Lloyd Webber production as well as from the original novel by Gaston Leroux. I hope that these words will reveal some of the mysterious character of Madame Giry.

ALW Production
-“I have a message, sir, from the Opera Ghost.”
-“He merely welcomes you to his opera house and commands you to continue to leave Box Five empty for his use and reminds you that his salary is due.”
-“Let her sing for you, monsieur. She has been well taught.”
-"You did well, he will be pleased."
-“Those who speak of what they know find too late that prudent silence is wise.”
-“Joseph Buquet, hold your tongue! He will burn you with the heat of his eyes.”
-“To scorn his word, beware to those...the angel sees, the angel knows...”
-“Heaven help you, those who doubt.”
-“This miscasting will invite damnation!”
-"She has heard the voice of the Angel of Music..."
-“The world forgot him, but I never can...For in this darkness I have seen him again...”
-“I have said too much, Monsieur, and there have been too many accidents.”
-“There is no way of turning the tide!”
-“Monsieur, believe me, I intend no ill.... But Messieurs, be careful – we have seen him kill...”
-“Hear my warning! Fear his fury!”
-“But remember, you hand at the level of your eyes!”
-“He lives across the lake, monsieur. This is as far as I dare go.”

Gaston Leroux’s Novel
-“I’ll tell you what happened. The ghost was not annoyed again!”
-“...excuse me, gentlemen, but I had a letter this morning from the Opera Ghost.”
-“He has a man’s voice, oh, such a lovely man’s voice!”
-“And the voice was so soft and kind that I hardly felt frightened.”
-“...the ghost doesn’t like me to talk about his business.”

Sam Siciliano's Angel of the Opera
-“I do not believe you, Monsieur Holmes! How can a ghost die? Le Fantome lives, I know it. Even as the Opera lives on, so does the Phantom. He may hide for a time, but he can never die!”

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