romantic comedies|drama movie quotes

8 Sep 2013

...and maybe that's a lot of romantic bullshit [before sunrise]

  • jesse: listen, if somebody gave me the choice right now, of to never see you again or to marry you, alright, i would marry you, alright. and maybe that's a lot of romantic bullshit, but people have gotten married for a lot less.
  • celine: actually, i think i had decided i wanted to sleep with you when we got off the train. but now that we've talked so much, i don't know anymore. why do i make everything so complicated?

8 Sep 2013

“i always feel this pressure of being a strong and independent icon of womanhood, and without making it look my whole life is revolving around some guy. but loving someone, and being loved means so much to me. we always make fun of it and stuff. but isn’t everything we do in life a way to be loved a little more?”
— celine [before sunrise]

8 Sep 2013

“i kind of see this all love as this, escape for two people who don’t know how to be alone. people always talk about how love is this totally unselfish, giving thing, but if you think about it, there’s nothing more selfish.”
— jesse [before sunrise]

8 Sep 2013

“you know what’s the worst thing about somebody breaking up with you?…is when you remember how little you thought about the people you broke up with and you realize that is how little they’re thinking of you. you know, you’d like to think you’re both in all this pain but they’re just like ‘hey, i’m glad you’re gone.’”
— jesse [before sunrise]

8 Sep 2013

“if there’s any kind of magic in this world, it must be in the attempt of understanding someone, sharing something. i know, it’s almost impossible to succeed, but…who cares, really? the answer must be in the attempt.”
— celine [before sunrise]

8 Sep 2013

...she just accepted her fate [before sunrise]

  • celine: you know, i've been wondering lately. do you know anyone who's in a happy relationship?
  • jesse: uh, yeah, sure. i know happy couples. but i think they lie to each other.
  • celine: hmf. yeah. people can lead their life as a lie. my grandmother, she was married to this man, and i always thought she had a very simple, uncomplicated love life. but she just confessed to me that she spent her whole life dreaming about another man she was always in love with. she just accepted her fate. it's so sad.
  • jesse: i guarantee you, it was better that way. if she'd ever got to know him, i'm sure he would have disappointed her eventually.
  • celine: how do you know? you don't know them.
  • jesse: yeah, i know, i know. it's just, people have these romantic projections they put on everything. that's not based on any kind of reality.

8 Sep 2013

it's gonna haunt me the rest of my life [before sunrise]

  • jesse: alright, i have an admittedly insane idea, but if i don't ask you this it's just, uh, you know, it's gonna haunt me the rest of my life.
  • celine: what?
  • jesse: um...i want to keep talking to you, y'know. i have no idea what your situation is, but, uh, but i feel like we have some kind of, uh, connection. right?
  • celine: yeah, me too.
  • jesse: yeah, right, well, great. so listen, so here's the deal. this is what we should do. you should get off the train with me here in vienna, and come check out the capital.
  • celine: what?
  • jesse: come on. it'll be fun. come on.
  • celine: what would we do?
  • jesse: umm, i don't know. all i know is i have to catch an austrian airlines flight tomorrow morning at 9:30 and i don't really have enough money for a hotel, so i was just going to walk around, and it would be a lot more fun if you came with me. and if i turn out to be some kind of psycho, you know, you just get on the next train. alright, alright. think of it like this: jump ahead, ten, twenty years, okay, and you're married. only your marriage doesn't have that same energy that it used to have, y'know. you start to blame your husband. you start to think about all those guys you've met in your life and what might have happened if you'd picked up with one of them, right? well, i'm one of those guys. that's me y'know, so think of this as time travel, from then, to now, to find out what you're missing out on. see, what this really could be is a gigantic favor to both you and your future husband to find out that you're not missing out on anything. i'm just as big a loser as he is, totally unmotivated, totally boring, and, uh, you made the right choice, and you're really happy.
  • celine: let me get my bag.

14 Jan 2012

“i messed up. i was scared. look at what happened with my mom and dad? of course i was scared. i…i ruined it. everything that happens in the day, all i can think to myself is i can’t wait to tell jamie about this. when i see someone cursing, all i picture is you blinking. and when i hear a kid’s been cured of cancer, i pray it’s not by that douche bag tree hugging, fucking doctor who ran out on you! i mean, cancer being cured is awesome. but you know, i wish someone else did it.”
— dylan [friends with benefits]

14 Jan 2012

“that’s personal. and we’re not friends anymore. you made that pretty clear. see, all i wanted to do was…was…was have sex with you, remember? pretend you were the best friend i ever had. open up to you, like i’ve never done with anyone, ever. and then when the sex stopped, invite you to L.A. for the weekend to…dun-dun-dun…introduce you to my family. i’ll send you a check if i take the job.”
— dylan [friends with benefits]

14 Jan 2012

...i actually thought you were different [friends with benefits]

  • dylan: i was just trying to get my sister off my back! she thought we liked each other.
  • jamie: yeah. me too, dylan. i thought we were friends. but friends don't go talking shit about each other. which must mean that you and i, were actually never friends. that all you wanted was to get into my pants.
  • dylan: what?
  • jamie: you jumped at the chance at your dad's house!
  • dylan: you cracked your neck. i thought you were giving me a sign! we talked about this.
  • jamie: oh, my god! really?
  • dylan: you pulled my robe off! oopsy! remember?
  • jamie: yeah. and then you snuck out of the room. oopsy! remember that?
  • dylan: what? are you pissed off at me because i didn't cuddle? isn't that why we started this whole arrangement in the first place? you wanted this.
  • jamie: i wanted this? just me. god, you are just like every other guy! the sad thing is, dylan, i actually thought you were different.
  • dylan: different from what? i'm not your boyfriend, i'm your friend.
  • jamie: well, with friends like you, who needs friends? and uh...thank you for ruining my mountain top. asshole!