Before Sunset
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Celine: You can never replace anyone because everyone is made up of such beautiful specific details.

Celine: Were you there in Vienna, in December?

Jesse: I'm designed to feel slightly dissatisfied.

Celine: An imperialist country can use that kind of thinking to justify their economic greed, you know. I - human rights.
Jesse: Is there any particular imperialist country you have in mind, there, Frenchie?
Celine: Mmm, no, not really.

Jesse: In the moment I remember thinking that it didn't much matter the "Who" of it all. Nobody is gonna be everything to you, and that ultimately it's just a simple action of committing yourself, meeting your responsibilities that matters.

Celine: Memory is a wonderful thing if you don't have to deal with the past.

Jesse: I have this idea of my best self, and I wanted to pursue that even if it might have been overriding my honest self.

Jesse: You realise that most of the people that you meet are trying to get somewhere better, they're trying to make a little bit more cash, trying to get a little more respect, have more people admire them. It's just exhausting.

Jesse: At least now we don't have to pretend that each new sexual experience is a life-altering event.
Celine: I know. By now, you know, you've stuck it in so many places, it's like about to fall off.
Jesse: Yeah, you know, and I can't realistically expect that you've become anything but a total ho, at this point.
Celine: Yeah, thank you.

Celine: I see it in the people that do the real work, and what's sad in a way is that the people that are the most giving, hardworking, and capable of making this world better, usually don't have the ego and ambition to be a leader.

Celine: So what's it like to be married? You haven't talked much about that.
Jesse: I haven't? How weird.

Celine: The concept is absurd. The idea that we can only be complete with another person is evil! Right?

Celine: Do you think you would have finished your book if you were fucking someone every five minutes?
Jesse: I might have welcomed the challenge.

Celine: It's amazing what perverts we've become in the past nine years.

Jesse: Maybe what I'm saying is, is the world might be evolving the way a person evolves. Right? Like, I mean, me for example. Am I getting worse? Am I improving? I don't know. When I was younger, I was healthier, but I was, uh, whacked with insecurity, you know? Now I'm older and my problems are deeper, but I'm more equipped to handle them.

Celine: I love my kitty.
Jesse: What's his name?
Celine: Che.
Jesse: Che?
Celine: Mmm hmm.
Jesse: Uh huh.
Celine: What?
Jesse: Commie.

Celine: They enjoy the goal but not the process. But the reality of it is that the true work of improving things is in the little achievements of the day.

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

Celine: The concept is absurd. The idea that we can only be complete with another person is evil! Right?

Celine: Memories are wonderful things, if you don't have to deal with the past.

Continuity mistake: When Jesse and Celine are walking along, there is a man in a red shirt who is just getting ready to pass them (with the camera shot looking from their backs). The scene shifts to a frontal shot, but the man in the red shirt does not pass immediately as he should have. There is too long of a time gap before he finally appears in the shot and passes Jesse and Celine.

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Trivia: While the film was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay, it is not actually adapted from an existing work. The Academy rulebook defines any sequels as "adaptations," since they are based off of the original film.

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