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

 

Celine: I want to try something.Jesse: What?Celine: I want to see if you stay together or if you dissolve into molecules.Jesse: How am I doing?Celine: Still here.Jesse: Good. I like being here.
— Before Sunset (2004).

Celine: I want to try something.
Jesse: What?
Celine: I want to see if you stay together or if you dissolve into molecules.
Jesse: How am I doing?
Celine: Still here.
Jesse: Good. I like being here.

— Before Sunset (2004).

Don’t you hate that? Uncomfortable silences. Why do we feel it’s necessary to yak about bullshit in order to be comfortable? That’s when you know you found somebody really special. When you can just shut the fuck up for a minute and comfortably share silence.
— Mia Wallace, Pulp Fiction (1994).

Don’t you hate that? Uncomfortable silences. Why do we feel it’s necessary to yak about bullshit in order to be comfortable? That’s when you know you found somebody really special. When you can just shut the fuck up for a minute and comfortably share silence.

— Mia Wallace, Pulp Fiction (1994).

Oh, fuck it. Know something? You’re just like the little girls and everybody else. You wanna live inside some fairy tale. I’m just trying to make things better. I tell you I love you, I tell you you’re beautiful, I tell you that your ass looks great when you’re 80… Huh?… I’m trying to make you laugh… All right, I put up with plenty of your shit, and if you think I’m just some dog who’s gonna keep coming back, you’re wrong. But if you want true love, then this is it. This is real life. It’s not perfect, but it’s real. 
— Jesse Wallace, Before Midnight (2013).

Oh, fuck it. Know something? You’re just like the little girls and everybody else. You wanna live inside some fairy tale. I’m just trying to make things better. I tell you I love you, I tell you you’re beautiful, I tell you that your ass looks great when you’re 80… Huh?… I’m trying to make you laugh… All right, I put up with plenty of your shit, and if you think I’m just some dog who’s gonna keep coming back, you’re wrong. But if you want true love, then this is it. This is real life. It’s not perfect, but it’s real. 

— Jesse Wallace, Before Midnight (2013).

I knew it. In fact, I always knew. That it was too good to be true. That it couldn’t last. That life isn’t like that, life isn’t generous. You mustn’t love someone. You mustn’t become attached to someone. Life begrudges you that. It takes everything away from you and it laughs in your face. It betrays you.
— Elise Vandevelde, The Broken Circle Breakdown (2012).

I knew it. In fact, I always knew. That it was too good to be true. That it couldn’t last. That life isn’t like that, life isn’t generous. You mustn’t love someone. You mustn’t become attached to someone. Life begrudges you that. It takes everything away from you and it laughs in your face. It betrays you.

— Elise Vandevelde, The Broken Circle Breakdown (2012).

Like a sunrise or sunset, everything’s so ephemeral. Just like our life, we appear and we disappear. And we are so important to some, but we are just passing through.
— Natalia, Before Midnight (2013).

Like a sunrise or sunset, everything’s so ephemeral. Just like our life, we appear and we disappear. And we are so important to some, but we are just passing through.

— Natalia, Before Midnight (2013).

I think that book that I wrote was like building something, so that I wouldn’t forget the details of the time that we spent together. You know, like, just as a reminder, that once, we really did meet. You know, that this was real. This happened.
— Jesse Wallace, Before Sunset (2004).

I think that book that I wrote was like building something, so that I wouldn’t forget the details of the time that we spent together. You know, like, just as a reminder, that once, we really did meet. You know, that this was real. This happened.

— Jesse Wallace, Before Sunset (2004).

Oh, wow. I’m gonna take your picture… so I never forget you… or all this.
— Jesse Wallace, Before Sunrise (1995).

Oh, wow. I’m gonna take your picture… so I never forget you… or all this.

— Jesse Wallace, Before Sunrise (1995).

A lot of people talk about past lives and things like that, you know? And even if they don’t believe in it in some specific way, people have a notion of an eternal soul, right? 50,000 years ago, there’s not even a million people. Ten thousand years ago, there’s, like two million people. Now there’s between five and six billion people on the planet. If we all have our own, individual, unique soul, where did they all come from? Are modern souls only a fraction of the original souls? If they are, that represents a 5000 to 1 split of each soul, in the last 50,000 years, which is a blip in the Earth’s time. So at best, we’re these tiny fractions of people walking. Is that why we’re so scattered? Yeah, I know. It’s a totally scattered thought. Which is kind of why it makes sense.
— Jesse Wallace, Before Sunrise (1995).

A lot of people talk about past lives and things like that, you know? And even if they don’t believe in it in some specific way, people have a notion of an eternal soul, right? 50,000 years ago, there’s not even a million people. Ten thousand years ago, there’s, like two million people. Now there’s between five and six billion people on the planet. If we all have our own, individual, unique soul, where did they all come from? Are modern souls only a fraction of the original souls? If they are, that represents a 5000 to 1 split of each soul, in the last 50,000 years, which is a blip in the Earth’s time. So at best, we’re these tiny fractions of people walking. Is that why we’re so scattered? Yeah, I know. It’s a totally scattered thought. Which is kind of why it makes sense.

— Jesse Wallace, Before Sunrise (1995).

Of course I feel bad! I told you I love you, which is apparently the worst thing you could say to someone.
— Ted Mosby, Good Crazy, How I Met Your Mother (2012).

Of course I feel bad! I told you I love you, which is apparently the worst thing you could say to someone.

— Ted Mosby, Good Crazy, How I Met Your Mother (2012).

Amon Goeth: Control is power.
Oskar Schindler: Is that why they fear us?
Amon Goeth: We have the power to kill. That’s why they fear us.
Oskar Schindler: They fear us because we have the power to kill arbitrarily. A man commits a crime, he should know better. We have him killed and feel good about it. Or we kill him ourselves and we feel even better. That’s not power, though. That’s justice. It’s different than power. Power is when we have every justification to kill and we don’t.
Amon Goeth: You think that’s power?
Oskar Schindler: That’s what the emperors had. A man stole something. He’s brought in before the emperor. He throws himself down on the ground, he begs for mercy, he knows he’s going to die, and the emperor pardons him. This worthless man, he lets him go. That’s power, Amon. That… is power.
— Schindler’s List (1993).

Amon Goeth: Control is power.

Oskar Schindler: Is that why they fear us?

Amon Goeth: We have the power to kill. That’s why they fear us.

Oskar Schindler: They fear us because we have the power to kill arbitrarily. A man commits a crime, he should know better. We have him killed and feel good about it. Or we kill him ourselves and we feel even better. That’s not power, though. That’s justice. It’s different than power. Power is when we have every justification to kill and we don’t.

Amon Goeth: You think that’s power?

Oskar Schindler: That’s what the emperors had. A man stole something. He’s brought in before the emperor. He throws himself down on the ground, he begs for mercy, he knows he’s going to die, and the emperor pardons him. This worthless man, he lets him go. That’s power, Amon. That… is power.

— Schindler’s List (1993).

Captain: OK, here’s the plan: We open that door and we kill the people on the other side; otherwise, they’ll kill us. Simple as that. Any objections, clown?
Clown: No. Just one question. Shall I change my clothes?
Captain: No. A clown with a machete; you’ll scare the shit out of those bastards.
— The Last Circus (2010).

Captain: OK, here’s the plan: We open that door and we kill the people on the other side; otherwise, they’ll kill us. Simple as that. Any objections, clown?

Clown: No. Just one question. Shall I change my clothes?

Captain: No. A clown with a machete; you’ll scare the shit out of those bastards.

— The Last Circus (2010).

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).