“Before Sunrise” quotes

(1995)
Movie Before Sunrise
Richard Linklater directed this movie in 1995
Title Before Sunrise
Year 1995
Director Richard Linklater
Genre Drama, Romance
Plot – French girl Celine is traveling from Budapest to Paris and meets Jesse, who has to catch a plane in Vienna to return to America. Celine agrees to spend the night wandering through Vienna with him and they talk all the night about many different topics, from their emotional experiences to the fear of death, from wars to reincarnation. They are invited by two actors to a play, then they go into a music store, they visit Vienna's cemetery of the nameless, then they take a ride on the big wheel in the Prater. The couple then encounters a bizarre street poet and a foretelling who reads Celine's palms. In a church they question themselves about faith and Jesse talks about a Quaker marriage he has assisted to. Finally they reveal their mutual sentimental failures, they have lunch in a restaurant and spend the night kissing in the park. At the moment of departure, they swear to meet after six months.
All actors – Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Andrea Eckert, Hanno Pöschl, Karl Bruckschwaiger, Tex Rubinowitz, Erni Mangold, Dominik Castell, Haymon Maria Buttinger, Harald Waiglein, Bilge Jeschim, Kurti, Hans Weingartner, Liese Lyon, Peter Ily Huemer, Otto Reiter, Hubert Fabian Kulterer, Branko Andric, Constanze Schweiger, John Sloss, Alexandra Seibel, Georg Schöllhammer, Christian Ankowitsch, Wilbirg Reiter, Barbara Klebel, Wolfgang Staribacher, Wolfgang Glüxam, Adam Goldberg, Paul Poet
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  • “Isn't everything we do in life a way to be loved a little more?”
    Julie Delpy - Céline
    [Tag:doing, life, love]
  • You know what's the worst thing about somebody breaking up with you? It's 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".
    Ethan Hawke - Jesse
  • I was driving around with this buddy of mine, he was a big atheist, and we came to a stop, next to this homeless guy. And my buddy takes out a 100 dollar bill, and leans out the window, and he says, "Do you believe in God?". And the guy looks at my friend, and he looks at the money, he says, "Uh, yes, I do". My friend says, "wrong answer", and... (continue)(continue reading)
    Ethan Hawke - Jesse
    [Tag:atheism, charity, god]
  • “- Céline: It's depressing, no? That the... the only thing we're gonna think of is when we're gonna have to say goodbye tomorrow.
    - Jesse: Well, we could say goodbye now. Then we wouldn't have to worry about it in the morning.”

    Julie Delpy - Céline
    Ethan Hawke - Jesse
  • “- 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.
    - Céline: Actually, I think I had decided I wanted to sleep with you when we got off the train. But now that we've...” (continue)
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    Ethan Hawke - Jesse
    Julie Delpy - Céline
  • “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.”
    Julie Delpy - Céline
    [Tag:acceptance, fate, love]
  • “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.”
    Julie Delpy - Céline
    [Tag:love, women]
  • “- Céline: You know what I want?
    - Jesse: What?
    - Céline: To be kissed.
    - Jesse: Well I can do that.”

    Julie Delpy - Céline
    Ethan Hawke - Jesse
    [Tag:desire, kiss]
  • “I have this awful paranoid thought that feminism was mostly invented by men so that they could like, fool around a little more. You know, women, free your minds, free your bodies, sleep with me. We're all happy and free as long as I can fuck as much as I want.”
    Julie Delpy - Céline
    [Tag:feminism, freedom, sex]
  • “I used to think that if none of your family or friends knew you were dead, it was like not really being dead. People can invent the best and the worst for you.”
    Julie Delpy - Céline
    [Tag:death]
  • “- Jesse: Why do you think everybody thinks relationships are supposed to last forever anyway?
    - Céline: Yeah, why. It's stupid.”

    Ethan Hawke - Jesse
    Julie Delpy - Céline
  • “Everybody's parents fucked them up. Richkidsparents gave them too much. Poor kids, not enough. You know, too much attention, not enough attention. They either left them or they stuck around and taught them the wrong things.”
    Ethan Hawke - Jesse
  • - Céline: Did your parents divorce?
    - Jesse: Yeah. Finally. They should have done it a lot sooner, but they stuck together for a while for the "well-being of my sister and I", thank you very much.

    Julie Delpy - Céline
    Ethan Hawke - Jesse
  • “I think that if I could just accept the fact that my life is supposed to be difficult. You know, that's what to be expected, then I might not get so pissed-off about it and I'll just be glad when something nice happens.”
    Ethan Hawke - Jesse
    [Tag:acceptance, life]
  • You know what drives me crazy? It's all these people talking about how great technology is, and how it saves all this time. But, what good is saved time, if nobody uses it? If it just turns into more busy work. You never hear somebody say, "With the time I've saved by using my word processor, I'm gonna go to a Zen monastery and hang out". I mean... (continue)(continue reading)
    Ethan Hawke - Jesse
  • “Sometimes I dream about being a good father and a good husband. And sometimes it feels really close. But then other times it seems silly like it would ruin my whole life. And it's not just a fear of commitment or that I'm incapable of caring or loving because... I can. It's just that, if I'm totally honest with myself I think I'd rather die...” (continue)(continue reading)
    Ethan Hawke - Jesse
  • “I had worked for this old man and once he told me that he had spent his whole life thinking about his career and his work. And he was fifty-two and it suddenly struck him that he had never really given anything of himself. His life was for no one and nothing. He was almost crying saying that.”
    Julie Delpy - Céline
  • “I believe if there's any kind of God it wouldn't be in any of us, not you or me but just this little space in between. 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.”
    Julie Delpy - Céline
  • “- Jesse: I have an admittedly insaneidea, 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.”

    Ethan Hawke - Jesse
    Julie Delpy - Céline
  • “People have these romantic projections they put on everything. That's not based on any kind of reality.”
    Ethan Hawke - Jesse
    [Tag:reality, romance]
  • “Most people, you know, a lot of people talk about past lives and things like that, you know? And even if they don't believe it in some specific way, you know, people have some kind of notion of an eternal soul, right?”
    Ethan Hawke - Jesse
    [Tag:soul]
  • “I like to feel his eyes on me when I look away.”

    Julie Delpy - Céline
    [Tag:eyes, like]
  • “There's these breeds of monkeys, right, and all they do is have sex, all the time, you know? And they turn out to be the least violent, the most peaceful, the most happy, you know? So maybe fooling around isn't so bad.”
    Ethan Hawke - Jesse
    [Tag:peace, sex]
  • “Let's say that you and I were together all the time, then you'd start to hate a lot of my mannerisms. The way every time we would have people over, uh, I'd be insecure, and I'd get a little too drunk. Or, uh, the way I'd tell the same stupid pseudo-intellectual story again, and again. Y'see, I've heard all those stories. So of course I'm sick of...” (continue)(continue reading)

    Ethan Hawke - Jesse
  • “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.”
    Ethan Hawke - Jesse
    [Tag:love, selfishness]
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