romantic comedies|drama movie quotes

26 May 2014

“even being alone it’s better than sitting next to your lover and feeling lonely”
— celine [before sunset]

26 May 2014

...women pretend things like that [before sunset]

  • jesse: all right! look, i'm just so happy, all right...to be with you. i am! i'm so glad you didn’t' forget about me. okay?
  • celine: no, i didn't...and it pisses me off, ok? you come here to paris, all romantic, and married. ok? screw you! don't get me wrong, i'm not trying to get you, or anything. i mean, all i need is a married man! there's been so much water under the bridge, it's...it's not even about you anymore, it's about that time, that moment in time, that is forever gone. i don't know!
  • jesse: you...you say all that, but you didn't even remember having sex. so...
  • celine: of course i remember it...
  • jesse: you did?
  • celine: yes! women pretend things like that, i don't know...
  • jesse: they do?
  • celine: yeah, what was i supposed to say? that i remember the wine in the park, and...us looking about the stars fading away, as the sun came up! we had sex twice, you idiot!
  • jesse: all right, you know what? i'm just...happy to see you, even if... you've become an angry, maniac depressive activist. i still like you, i still enjoy being around you!
  • celine: ahhh i feel the same.

26 May 2014

...you can never replace anyone [before sunset]

  • jesse: you know, i think that book that i wrote, in a way, was like building something. so that i wouldn't forget the...details of the time that we spent together. you know, like just a reminder that...that once we really did meet! you know, that this was real! that this happened!
  • celine: i'm happy you're saying that, because...i mean, i always feel like a freak, because i'm never able to move on like...this! you know. people just have an affair, or even entire relationships...they break up and they forget! they move on like they would have changed brand of cereals! i feel i was never able to forget anyone i've been with. because each person have...their own, specific qualities. you can never replace anyone. what is lost is lost. each relationship, when it ends, really damages me. i never fully recover. that's why i'm very careful with getting involved, because...it hurts too much! even getting laid! i actually don't do that...i will miss on the other person the most mundane things. like i'm obsessed with little things. maybe i'm crazy, but...when i was a little girl, my mom told me that i was always late to school. one day she followed me to see why. i was looking at chestnuts falling from the trees, rolling on the sidewalk, or...ants crossing the road, the way a leaf casts a shadow on a tree trunk...little things. i think it's the same with people. i see in them little details, so specific to each of them, that move me, and that i miss, and...will always miss. you can never replace anyone, because everyone is made of such beautiful specific details. like i remember the way, your beard has a bit of red in it. and how the sun was making it glow, that...that morning, right before you left. i remember that, and...i missed it! i'm really crazy, right?

26 May 2014

...it only happens a few times [before sunset]

  • jesse: oh, god, why didn't we exchange phone numbers and stuff? why didn't we do that?
  • celine: because we were young and stupid.
  • jesse: do you think we still are?
  • celine: i guess when you're young, you just believe there'll be many people with whom you'll connect with. later in life, you realize it only happens a few times.
  • jesse: and you can screw it up, you know, misconnect.

26 May 2014

...where the fuck were you? [before sunset]

  • jesse: you want to know why i wrote that stupid book?
  • celine: why?
  • jesse: so that you might come to a reading in paris and i could walk up to you and ask, "where the fuck were you?"
  • celine: [laughing] no - you thought i'd be here today?
  • jesse: i'm serious. i think i wrote it, in a way, to try to find you.
  • celine: okay, that's– i know that's not true, but that's sweet of you to say.
  • jesse: i think it is true. what do you think were the chances of us ever meeting again?
  • celine: after that december, i'd say almost zero. but we're not real anyway, right? we're just, uh, characters in that old lady's dream. she's on her deathbed, fantasizing about her youth. so of course we had to meet again.

26 May 2014

...a life-altering event [before sunset]

  • celine: it's amazing what perverts we've become in the past nine years.
  • jesse: at least now we don't have to pretend that each new sexual experience is a life-altering event.
  • celine: i know. by now, you know, you've stuck it in so many places, it's like about to fall off.
  • jesse: yeah, you know, and i can't realistically expect that you've become anything but a total ho, at this point.
  • celine: yeah, thank you.

26 May 2014

i put all my romanticism into that one night... [before sunset]

  • celine: i was fine, until i read your fucking book! it stirred shit up, you know? it reminded me how genuinely romantic i was, how i had so much hope in things, and now it's like, i don't believe in anything that relates to love. i don't feel things for people anymore. in a way, i put all my romanticism into that one night, and i was never able to feel all this again. like, somehow this night took things away from me and i expressed them to you, and you took them with you! it made me feel cold, like if love wasn't for me!
  • jesse: i...i don't believe that. i don't believe that.
  • celine: you know what? reality and love are almost contradictory for me. it's funny. every single of my ex’s, they're now married! men go out with me, we break up, and then they get married! and later they call me to thank me for teaching them what love is, and, and that i taught them to care and respect women!
  • jesse: i think i'm one of those guys.
  • celine: you know, i want to kill them! why didn't they ask me to marry them? i would have said "no," but at least they could have asked! but it's my fault, i know it's my fault, because i never felt it was the right man. never! but what does it mean the right man? the love of your life? the concept is absurd. the idea that we can only be complete with another person is EVIL! right?!
  • jesse: can i talk?
  • celine: you know, i guess i've been heart-broken too many times. and then i recovered. so now, you know, from the start i make no effort because i know it’s not going to work out, i know it’s not going to work out.

26 May 2014

“let me sing you a waltz
out of nowhere, out of my thoughts
let me sing you a waltz
about this one night stand
you were, for me, that night
everything i always dreamt of in life
but now you’re gone
you are far gone
all the way to your island of rain
it was for you just a one night thing
but you were much more to me, just so you know
i don’t care what they say
i know what you meant for me that day
i just want another try, i just want another night
even if it doesn’t seem quite right
you meant for me much more than anyone i’ve met before
one single night with you, little jesse, is worth a thousand with anybody
i have no bitterness, my sweet
i’ll never forget this one night thing
even tomorrow in other arms, my heart will stay yours until i die
let me sing you a waltz
out of nowhere, out of my blues
let me sing you a waltz
about this lovely one night stand”
— celine’s song [before sunset]

26 May 2014

“i don’t have any permanent place here. you know, in eternity, or whatever. and the more i think that, i can’t go through life saying that this is no big deal. i mean, this is it! this is actually happening. what do you think is interesting, what do you think is funny, what do you think is important? you know, every day is our last”
— jesse (before sunset)

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?