“Before Sunrise” quotes(1995)
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 Poetshow all
“Before Sunrise” Quotes 28 quotes
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)
“Isn't everything we do in life a way to be loved a little more?”
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".
“- 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)(continue reading)
“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.”
“- Céline: You know what I want?
- Jesse: What?
- Céline: To be kissed.
- Jesse: Well I can do that.”
“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.”
“- Jesse: Why do you think everybody thinks relationships are supposed to last forever anyway?
- Céline: Yeah, why. It's stupid.”
“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.”
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)
“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)
“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.”
“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.”
“- 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.”
“People have these romantic projections they put on everything. That's not based on any kind of reality.”
“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?”
“I like to feel his eyes on me when I look away.”
“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)