The success of Bridgerton on Netflix is no surprise – featuring sumptuous sets, a gorgeous cast and an intriguing plot that crosses Gossip Girl with Pride and Prejudice, well, it’s a recipe for a smash hit.
And the pair that gets the most spotlight in Season 1 of Bridgerton is none other than Daphne and Simon, played by Phoebe Dynevor and Regé-Jean Page, whose romance is at center stage throughout the season.
Looking for a highlight reel of their ~ burning ~ relationship? Below, you’ll find our favorite Daphne and Simon quotes, lines, and moments. Enjoy!
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The Most Romantic Daphne and Simon Moments
This first section will showcase the most ~ romantic ~ quotes from Daphne and Simon on Bridgerton.
Let’s start of course with one of the series’ most iconic lines and moments.
“Daphne: You look angry and bothered. Look at you, you are downright flushed.
Simon: Yes, that is what happens.
Daphne: When one is angry.
Simon: When one burns for someone who does not feel the same!
Daphne: You… burn for me?
Simon: Why do you think I followed you into that garden?
Daphne: Why do you think I went into that garden? If you would have only looked at me this week for longer than two seconds, you would have seen. It is you I cannot sacrifice. I burn… for you.” Season 1, Episode 5 “The Duke and I”
“Daphne: You see, Your Majesty, it was love at first sight.
Simon: It was not, Your Majesty. The young lady flatters me, but it was not love at first sight for either of us. There was attraction, certainly, at least on my part. But Miss Bridgerton thought me presumptuous, arrogant, insincere. All fair, really. And I thought her a prim young lady barely out of leading strings. Not to mention the sister of my best friend, and so romance was entirely out of the question for both of us. But in so removing it, we found something far greater. We found friendship.” Season 1, Episode 5 “The Duke and I”
“Simon: It thrills me that you are satisfied with our married life as it is, just the two of us.
Daphne: I have all that I want just here.
Simon: How did I earn such luck?
Daphne: That I do not know.” Season 1, Episode 6 “Swish”
“Simon: I do not want to be alone. I know that now. But what I do not know is how to be the man you need me to be… the man you truly deserve. I do not know how to do this.
Daphne: Yes… You do.
Daphne: I know you do. You stay. You stay, and we get through this… together. If you do this, if we do this, then… Then nothing else will matter.” Season 1, Episode 8 “After the Rain”
“Just because something is not perfect… does not make it any less worthy of love. Your father made you believe otherwise.
He made you believe that you needed to be without fault in order to be loved, but he was wrong.
Should you need any proof of the matter, then… Then look just here. I am tired of pretending. And I cannot continue acting as if I… As if I do not love you. Because I do.
I love all of you. Even the parts that you believe are too dark and too shameful. Every scar. Every flaw. Every imperfection. I love you.
You may think you are too damaged and too broken to ever allow yourself to be happy, but you can choose differently, Simon. You can choose to love me as much as I love you.
That should not be up to anyone else. That cannot be up to anyone else. It can only be up to you.” – Daphne, Season 1, Episode 8 “After the Rain”
The Best Daphne and Simon Back and Forths/Banter
Quick banter is one of the things our favorite Bridgerton couple share throughout the series – here are some of our favorite exchanges between them.
“Simon: Though I am flattered, I’m afraid I must reject your proposal.
Daphne: Yes, I know. You are not the marrying type. Yet have you considered you are not the type women wish to marry?
Simon: I suppose if I were forced to take a wife, you would be the least objectionable option.
Daphne: Is that meant to be a compliment?
Simon: Yes.” Season 1, Episode 2 “Shock and Delight”
“Simon: I shall agree… on one condition.
Daphne: You do not understand, Your Grace…
Simon: That you call me Simon. If we are truly to seem to be courting, if this is to be a match like no other, you should call me by my name.
Daphne: Very well… Simon.
Simon: Is there something funny about my name?
Daphne: No, no, no. It is a perfectly fine name.
Simon: Oh, perfectly fine? Very well… Daphne.” Season 1, Episode 2 “Shock and Delight”
“Daphne: Our plan has worked thus far, but we must continue our ruse until I have found my match.
Simon: In the grand battle of the season, I am your trusted general, marshaling the troops.
Daphne: Wellington could only hope for a soldier so brave.
Simon: And handsome. You must not forget that.” Season 1, Episode 3 “Art of the Swoon”
“Simon: Must I share your attention with every moon-eyed dandy, Miss Bridgerton?
Daphne: Only the charming ones, Your Grace. The perfect jealous suitor. Well done! Someone is angling for a promotion in rank.” Season 1, Episode 3 “Art of the Swoon”
“Simon: And how did you find our eligible bachelors?
Daphne: I must confess, I have felt more chemistry when being fitted at the modiste.” Season 1, Episode 3 “Art of the Swoon”
“Daphne: That was entirely your fault.
Simon: How does one manage to make such an unbecoming sound while laughing?” Season 1, Episode 3 “Art of the Swoon”
“Daphne: Is it awful that I’m enjoying it?
Simon: My wild jealousy?
Daphne: Fooling Lady Whistledown. She knows everything about everyone, even the queen, and yet we have her utterly convinced that we are mad for each other.
Simon: We are awfully clever.
Daphne: Indeed, we are.
Simon: Excessive pride suits you, Miss Bridgerton.
Daphne: Pride is a sin, Your Grace.
Simon: One of the lesser sins. But do not worry. We must all start somewhere.
Daphne: You are not half as shocking as you think you are.” Season 1, Episode 3 “Art of the Swoon”
“Daphne: My mother told me something curious the other day.
Daphne: That one should marry one’s dearest friend.
Simon: Are you suggesting I marry your brother?” Season 1, Episode 3 “Art of the Swoon”
“Daphne: is that truly what marriage is all about, then?
Simon: Friendship? Well, I imagine it a good start. Though most marriages are more like battlefields.
Daphne: Even if it is a battlefield, there must be other things that hold the troop together.
Simon: My word! I might have thought you were trying to organize a militia. Ah! Now, there is a fine group of recruits.” Season 1, Episode 3 “Art of the Swoon”
“Simon: I want to show you the bedroom.
Daphne: Yours or mine?
Simon: You truly believe we are to have separate rooms? I should think not.” Season 1, Episode 6 “Swish”
“Simon: I should not have stayed away so long.
Daphne: Why did you?
Simon: No particular reason. Business in London. But then I met this impertinent young lady with a right hook like an East End prizefighter.
Daphne: I am serious.
Simon: As am I.
Simon: Daphne.” Season 1, Episode 6 “Swish”
“Simon: A good likeness.
Simon: Though Mr. Granville did seem to omit the gray hair or two I’ve surely gained from the emotions of the past few weeks.
Daphne: Perhaps a few wrinkles too.
Simon: Oh! You wound me.” Season 1, Episode 8 “After the Rain”
The Best Angsty Quotes between Daphne and Simon
Of course, it wasn’t all perfect between Daphne and the Duke. Here are some quotes that illustrate the angstier moments between them.
“Daphne: Do you truly… Do you truly hold me in such low regard?
Simon: It is because I regard you so highly that I cannot marry you.” Season 1, Episode 4 “An Affair of Honour”
“It is your dream to be a mother, is it not? To have a household full of love and laughter, like the one you have known all your life? You deserve nothing less. You deserve everything your heart desires.” – Simon, Season 1, Episode 4 “An Affair of Honour”
BONUS: The Best Lines About Simon and Daphne from Other Bridgerton Characters
Last but not least, sometimes the other characters in Bridgerton had some perfect words to describe Daphne and Simon as a pair. Here are our top picks.
“Daphne, I saw the way the two of you looked at each other last night and this morning. There are no others. There is only the duke.” – Lady Bridgerton, Season 1, Episode 2 “Shock and Delight”
“A pairing like that… Well… it would certainly be most enchanting indeed.” – Queen Charlotte, Season 1, Episode 2 “Shock and Delight
“Daphne, the two of you care for each other deeply. When all is said and done, nothing else matters.” – Lady Bridgerton, Season 1, Episode 5 “The Duke and I”
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