Jourdain Elmire: Come now, Mr. Moliere tragedy never was your strong point. Dry your tears and make me laugh for my few remaining hours.
Moliere: I’m afraid the situation is no laughing matter.
Jourdain Elmire: You’re wrong. Unhappiness has comic aspects one should never underestimate.
Moliere: How could I joke about that which makes me weep? This type of comedy does not exist.
Jourdain Elmire: Well then invent it.