Before Sunset, Before Sunrise

Watching these two movies is like watching the battle of the sexes in witty, sharp, and intellectually stimulating conversations. There were moments where I just feel like slapping them for talking too much without even breathing, but instead they’re the ones who keep on slapping me with the ironic truth in their every word. These are really nice movies for those who’d rather think than feel. It is recommended that you watch them in DVDs though, regarding the fast and random thoughts and ideas that keep on flowing. Slow thinkers like me will need lots of pause-rewind-play in order to really get that “Oh-my-God-that’s-so-me” feeling. Sounds like another exaggeration? Well, just enjoy the quotes then!

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Memory is a wonderful thing, if you don’t have to deal with the past.

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Life’s hard. It’s supposed to be. If we didn’t suffer, we’d never learn anything.

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Everyone is made up of such beautiful specific details. You can never replace anyone. What is lost, is lost.

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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 knowing that I was really good at something. That I had excelled in some way than that I’d just been in a nice, caring relationship. 

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You know, 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.

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Everybody’s parents fucked them up. Rich kids parents 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.

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I don’t know, 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.

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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”. 

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Celine: You know, I’ve been wondering lately. Do you know anyone who’s in a happy relationship? 
Jesse: Uh, yeah, sure. I know happy couples. But I think they lie to each other. 
Celine: Hmf. Yeah. 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. 
Jesse: I guarantee you, it was better that way. If she’d ever got to know him, I’m sure he would have disappointed her eventually. 
Celine: How do you know? You don’t know them. 
Jesse: Yeah, I know, I know. It’s just, people have these romantic projections they put on everything. That’s not based on any kind of reality. 

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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. 

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 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. But isn’t everything we do in life a way to be loved a little more?

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Jesse: This friend of mine had a kid, and it was a home birth, so he was there helping out and everything. And he said at that profound moment of birth, he was watching this child, experiencing life for the first time, I mean, trying to take its first breath… all he could think about was that he was looking at something that was gonna die someday. He just couldn’t get it out of his head. And I think that’s so true, I mean, all – everything is so finite. But don’t you think that that’s what, makes our time, at specific moments, so important? 
Celine: Yeah, I know. It’s the same for us, tonight, though. After tomorrow morning, we’re probably never going to see each other again, right? 
Celine: We, maybe we should try something different. I mean, it’s no so bad if tonight is our only night, right? People always exchange phone numbers, addresses, they end up writing once, calling each other once or twice… 
Jesse: Right. Fizzles out. Yeah, I mean, I don’t want that. I hate that. 
Celine: I hate that too, y’know. 
Jesse: Why do you think everybody thinks relationships are supposed to last forever anyway? 
Celine: Yeah, why. It’s stupid. 

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Street Poet: Daydream, delusion, limousine, eyelash / Oh baby with your pretty face / Drop a tear in my wineglass / Look at those big eyes / See what you mean to me / Sweet-cakes and milkshakes / I’m delusion angel / I’m fantasy parade / I want you to know what I think / Don’t want you to guess anymore / You have no idea where I came from / We have no idea where we’re going / Latched in life / Like branches in a river/ Flowing downstream / Caught in the current / I’ll carry you / You’ll carry me / That’s how it could be / Don’t you know me? / Don’t you know me by now?

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Jesse: Maybe there are some biological things at work here. If you had an island and there were 99 women on the island and only one man in a year you would have the possibility of 99 babies but if you have an island with 99 men and only one woman in a year you have a possibility of only one baby.
Celine: You know what? On this island I think there were only be 43 men left because they would have killed eachother trying to fuck this poor woman. And on the other island there would be 99 women, 99 babies and no more men because they would have all gotten together and eaten him alive.
Jesse: See I think there is something to that…I think on some level I don’t think women mind the idea of destroying a man.

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“I’d say to my Dad, “I want to be a writer”, and he’d say, “Journalist.” I’d say, “I want to have a refuge for stray cats” and he’d say, “Veterinarian.”  I’d say, “I want to be an actress” and he’d say, “TV newscaster.”  It was this constant conversion of my fanciful ambitions into these practical money-making ventures.”

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Celine: “I always have this strange feeling that I’m this very old woman laying down in bed about to die. You know, that my life is just memories or something.”

Jesse: “That’s so wild. I always think that I’m still this 13-year old boy that doesn’t really know how to be an adult, pretending to live my life, taking notes for when I’ll really have to do it.”

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“You need to resign yourself to the awkwardness of life.  Only if you find peace within yourself will you find true connection with others.”

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“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.”

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Alright, alright, think of it like this: jump ahead ten, twenty years, okay? And you’re married. Only your marriage doesn’t have that same energy that it used to have, you know? You start to blame your husband. You start to think of all those guys you met in your life and what might have happened if you’d picked up with one of them, right? Well I’m one of those guys, that’s me! So think of this as time travel. From then to now to find out what you’re missing out on. See, what this really could be is a gigantic favor to both you and your future husband to find out that you’re not missing out on anything; I’m just as big a loser as he is, totally unmotivated, totally boring, and you made the right choice and you’re really happy.

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source:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112471/quotes

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0381681/quotes

3 thoughts on “Before Sunset, Before Sunrise

  1. ~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”. ~

    This sorta just slapped me in the face.

  2. hey,
    nice blog you got.
    with all the reality of lurvlife that u wrote, i just lurv it and i found it very true =)
    salam perkenalan 2 u 2.

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