“The Beach” quotes(2000)
Plot – Richard, a young American backpacker like many others today, has just arrived in Bangkok with little money and many doubts. He registers at a cheap hotel, where he meets a French couple, Francoise and her boyfriend Etienne. In the room next to his, Richard also meets another man, Daffy, who calls himself "a traveler marked by sun and drugs". Here the young man sees a map drawn on a piece of paper, indicating an unspoiled island that Daffy says he wants to reach. Richard is impressed and, after thinking about it, decides he wants to join Daffy. He goes to tell him about his decision, but he finds him lying on the ground with his wrists cut. Richard is convinced now more than ever that he has to continue, so he involves the two Frenchmen and they all set off on a journey into the unknown.
All actors – Leonardo DiCaprio, Daniel York, Patcharawan Patarakijjanon, Virginie Ledoyen, Guillaume Canet, Robert Carlyle, Somboon Phutaroth, Weeratham 'Norman' Wichairaksakui, Jak Boon, Peter Youngblood Hills, Jerry Swindall, Krongthong Thampradith, Apichart Chusakul, Sanya 'Gai' Cheunjit, Kaneung 'Nueng' Kenia, Somchai Santitharangkun, Seng Kawee, Somkuan 'Kuan' Siroon, Paterson Joseph, Zelda Tinska, Victoria Smurfit, Daniel Caltagirone, Peter Gevisser, Lars Arentz-Hansen, Tilda Swinton, Lidija Zovkic, Samuel Gough, Staffan Kihlbom, Jukka Hiltunen, Magnus Lindgren, Myriam Acharki, Andrew Carmichael, Josh Cole, Hélène de Fougerolles, Bindu De Stoppani, Stacy Hart, Nina Jacques, Sheridan Jones, Gunilla Karlson, Sian Martin, Isabella Seibert, Elizabeth Thomas, Michael Thorpe, Timothy Webster, Ramon Woolfe, Saskia Mulder, Simone Huber, Raweeporn 'Non' Srimonju, Irmelin DiCaprioshow all
“The Beach” Quotes 14 quotes
“When you develop an infatuation for someone, you always find a reason to believe that this is exactly the person for you. It doesn't need to be a good reason. Taking photographs of the night sky for example. Now, in the long run, that's just the kind of dumb, irritating habit that would cause you to split up. But in the haze of infatuation, it’s...” (continue)(continue reading)
“I just feel like everyone tries to do something different, but you always wind up doing the same damn thing.”
“The only downer is everyones got the same idea, we all travel thousands of miles just to watch tv and check in to somewhere with all the comforts of home, and you gotta ask yourself, what is the point of that?”
“Look, no offense and all. But, you’re fucked in the head right?”
“If I was being completely honest, I was just like everybody else: shit-scared of the great unknown.”
“- Richard: I'm American.
- Etienne: So?
- Richard: I think in miles, not kilometers.
- Etienne: Okay, so how many miles do you think it is?
- Richard: I don’t know, but it looks like a long way away.”
“In a shark attack, or any other major tragedy, I guess the important thing is to get eaten and die, in which case there's a funeral and somebody makes a speech and everybody says what a good guy you were. Or get better, in which case everyone can forget about it. Get better or die. It's the hanging around in between that really pisses people off.”
I had nothing left to offer but pure reflex. Pure reflex and mankind's basic drive for survival, that somehow shouts: “I will not die today”.
“Anywhere you go, desire is desire. The sun cannot bleach it, nor the tide wash it away.”