I started with the idea of this blog over two years ago, as I decided to make my own collection of quotes, thoughts, dialogues or speeches, taken from films that I thought were meaningful or worthy of being remembered.

The site is always under construction, so I accept any well-intentioned suggestions about it.

Most of the background music belongs to Mr. Michael Giacchino, my personal idol.

Films by decade:
1950s | 1960s | 1970s | 1980s | 1990s | 2000s | 2010s

 

And there she was. It was like something out of an old movie, where the sailor sees the girl across the crowded dance floor and turns to his buddy, and says: “See that girl? I’m gonna marry her someday.”
— Ted Mosby, Pilot, How I Met Your Mother (2005).

And there she was. It was like something out of an old movie, where the sailor sees the girl across the crowded dance floor and turns to his buddy, and says: “See that girl? I’m gonna marry her someday.”

— Ted Mosby, Pilot, How I Met Your Mother (2005).

Hi, and welcome back to another episode of “Télévision Éducative”. Tonight, I’ll show you how dreams are prepared. People think it’s a very simple and easy process, but it’s a bit more complicated than that. As you can see, a very delicate combination of complex ingredients is the key. First, we put in some random thoughts. And then, we add a little bit of reminiscences of the day mixed with some memories from the past. That’s for two people. Love, friendships, relationships and all those “ships”, together with songs you heard during the day, things you saw, and also, uh… personal… Okay, I think it’s one.
— Stéphane Miroux, The Science of Sleep (2006).

Hi, and welcome back to another episode of “Télévision Éducative”. Tonight, I’ll show you how dreams are prepared. People think it’s a very simple and easy process, but it’s a bit more complicated than that. As you can see, a very delicate combination of complex ingredients is the key. First, we put in some random thoughts. And then, we add a little bit of reminiscences of the day mixed with some memories from the past. That’s for two people. Love, friendships, relationships and all those “ships”, together with songs you heard during the day, things you saw, and also, uh… personal… Okay, I think it’s one.

— Stéphane Miroux, The Science of Sleep (2006).

Numbers are a door to understanding a mystery that’s bigger than us: how two people, strangers, come to meet. There’s a poem by a Venezuelan writer that begins “The Earth turned to bring us closer. It turned on itself and in us until it finally brought us together in this dream.” There’s so many things that have to happen for two people to meet.
— Paul Rivers, 21 Grams (2003).

Numbers are a door to understanding a mystery that’s bigger than us: how two people, strangers, come to meet. There’s a poem by a Venezuelan writer that begins “The Earth turned to bring us closer. It turned on itself and in us until it finally brought us together in this dream.” There’s so many things that have to happen for two people to meet.

— Paul Rivers, 21 Grams (2003).

I will stay here as long as necessary. I’m waiting for the biggest coincidence of my life. The biggest one of them all. And I have seen many coincidences. Yes, I could tell my life story by splicing coincidences.
— Ana, Lovers of the Arctic Circle (1998).

I will stay here as long as necessary. I’m waiting for the biggest coincidence of my life. The biggest one of them all. And I have seen many coincidences. Yes, I could tell my life story by splicing coincidences.

— Ana, Lovers of the Arctic Circle (1998).

Ted: Victoria seems like a great girl. Why wouldn’t you want to marry her?
Klaus: There is a word in German: Lebenslangerschicksalsschatz. And the closest translation would be “Lifelong Treasure of Destiny”. And Victoria is wunderbar, but she is not my Lebenslangerschicksalsschatz. She is my Beinaheleidenschaftsgegenstand, you know? It means “the thing that is almost the thing that you want, but it’s not quite”. That is Victoria to me.
Ted: How do you know she’s not Lebenslangerschicksalsschatz? I mean, maybe as the years go by, she’ll get “lebenslangerschicksalsschatzier”.
Klaus: Lebenslangerschicksalsschatz is not something that develops over time; it is something that happens instantaneously. It courses through you like the water of a river after a storm, filling you and emptying you all at once. You feel it throughout your body, in your hands, in your heart, in your stomach, in your skin. Have you ever felt this way about someone?
Ted: Yeah, I think so.
Klaus: If you have to think about it, you have not felt it.
Ted: And you’re absolutely sure you’ll find that someday?
Klaus: Of course. Everyone does eventually. You just never know when or where.

— Farhampton, How I Met Your Mother (2012).

Ted: Victoria seems like a great girl. Why wouldn’t you want to marry her?

Klaus: There is a word in German: Lebenslangerschicksalsschatz. And the closest translation would be “Lifelong Treasure of Destiny”. And Victoria is wunderbar, but she is not my Lebenslangerschicksalsschatz. She is my Beinaheleidenschaftsgegenstand, you know? It means “the thing that is almost the thing that you want, but it’s not quite”. That is Victoria to me.

Ted: How do you know she’s not Lebenslangerschicksalsschatz? I mean, maybe as the years go by, she’ll get “lebenslangerschicksalsschatzier”.

Klaus: Lebenslangerschicksalsschatz is not something that develops over time; it is something that happens instantaneously. It courses through you like the water of a river after a storm, filling you and emptying you all at once. You feel it throughout your body, in your hands, in your heart, in your stomach, in your skin. Have you ever felt this way about someone?

Ted: Yeah, I think so.

Klaus: If you have to think about it, you have not felt it.

Ted: And you’re absolutely sure you’ll find that someday?

Klaus: Of course. Everyone does eventually. You just never know when or where.

— Farhampton, How I Met Your Mother (2012).

Imagine devoting your whole life to something. I mean, believing in something. Accomplishing something. Believing that one’s life has a purpose. I like things like that. Sticking to one thing doggedly, irrespective. I think one ought to. Mean something to other people. Don’t you think so as well? I know it sounds childish, but I believe in it.
— Alma, Persona (1966).

Imagine devoting your whole life to something. I mean, believing in something. Accomplishing something. Believing that one’s life has a purpose. I like things like that. Sticking to one thing doggedly, irrespective. I think one ought to. Mean something to other people. Don’t you think so as well? I know it sounds childish, but I believe in it.

— Alma, Persona (1966).

It’s a great thing when you realize you still have the ability to surprise yourself. Makes you wonder what else you can do that you’ve forgotten about.
— Lester Burnham, American Beauty (1999).

It’s a great thing when you realize you still have the ability to surprise yourself. Makes you wonder what else you can do that you’ve forgotten about.

— Lester Burnham, American Beauty (1999).

If only I could meet someone new. I guess my chances of that happening are somewhat diminished, seeing that I’m incapable of making eye contact with a woman I don’t know.
— Joel Barish, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004).

If only I could meet someone new. I guess my chances of that happening are somewhat diminished, seeing that I’m incapable of making eye contact with a woman I don’t know.

— Joel Barish, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004).

I forgot to tell you. You can’t imagine how much I feel like making love to you. But I’ll never tell anyone, especially not you. They’d have to torture me to make me say it. I want to make love to you, not just once, but over and over again! But I’ll never tell you that. I’d have to be crazy to tell you that I’d even make love to you now, right here and for the rest of my life.
— Guido Orefice, Life is Beautiful (1997).

I forgot to tell you. You can’t imagine how much I feel like making love to you. But I’ll never tell anyone, especially not you. They’d have to torture me to make me say it. I want to make love to you, not just once, but over and over again! But I’ll never tell you that. I’d have to be crazy to tell you that I’d even make love to you now, right here and for the rest of my life.

— Guido Orefice, Life is Beautiful (1997).

I could die right now, Clem. I’m just… happy. I’ve never felt that before. I’m just exactly where I wanna be.
— Joel Barish, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004).

I could die right now, Clem. I’m just… happy. I’ve never felt that before. I’m just exactly where I wanna be.

— Joel Barish, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004).

Look down, look downDon’t look them in the eye«Look down, look down»«You’re here until you die»No God aboveAnd hell alone below«Look down, look down»«There’s 20 years to go»I’ve done no wrongSweet Jesus, hear my prayer!«Look down, look down»«Sweet Jesus doesn’t care»I know she’ll waitI know that she’ll be true«Look down, look down»«They’ve all forgotten you»

— Les Misérables (2012).

Look down, look down
Don’t look them in the eye
«Look down, look down»
«You’re here until you die»

No God above
And hell alone below
«Look down, look down»
«There’s 20 years to go»

I’ve done no wrong
Sweet Jesus, hear my prayer!
«Look down, look down»
«Sweet Jesus doesn’t care»

I know she’ll wait
I know that she’ll be true
«Look down, look down»
«They’ve all forgotten you»

— Les Misérables (2012).

That’s a moth cocoon. It’s ironic butterflies get all the attention, but moths, they spin silk. They’re stronger, faster. You see this little hole? This moth’s just about to emerge. It’s in there right now struggling. It’s digging it’s way through the thick hide of the cocoon. Now, I could help it - take my knife, gently widen the opening, and the moth would be free - but it would be too weak to survive. Struggle is nature’s way of strengthening it.
— John Locke, The Moth, Lost (2004).

That’s a moth cocoon. It’s ironic butterflies get all the attention, but moths, they spin silk. They’re stronger, faster. You see this little hole? This moth’s just about to emerge. It’s in there right now struggling. It’s digging it’s way through the thick hide of the cocoon. Now, I could help it - take my knife, gently widen the opening, and the moth would be free - but it would be too weak to survive. Struggle is nature’s way of strengthening it.

— John Locke, The Moth, Lost (2004).

You wrote down all these things to say goodbye to, but so many of them are good things. Why not just say goodbye to the bad things? Say goodbye to all the times you felt lost. To all the times that was a no instead of a yes. To all the scrapes and bruises. To all the heartache. Say goodbye to everything you really want to do for the last time. But don’t go have one last scotch with Barney. Have the first scotch, toasting Barney’s new life! Because that’s a good thing, and the good things will always be here waiting for you.
— Lily Aldrin, Last Time in New York, How I Met Your Mother (2013).

You wrote down all these things to say goodbye to, but so many of them are good things. Why not just say goodbye to the bad things? Say goodbye to all the times you felt lost. To all the times that was a no instead of a yes. To all the scrapes and bruises. To all the heartache. Say goodbye to everything you really want to do for the last time. But don’t go have one last scotch with Barney. Have the first scotch, toasting Barney’s new life! Because that’s a good thing, and the good things will always be here waiting for you.

— Lily Aldrin, Last Time in New York, How I Met Your Mother (2013).