Quotes from Ethan Hawke movies and TV shows - page 2 of 4

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

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

Jesse: Okay, I realise there are a lot of serious problems in the world.
Celine: Okay, thank you.
Jesse: Okay. I mean, I don't even have one publisher in the whole Asian market.

Jesse: We're just living in a pretense of a marriage responsibility, and all these ideas of how people are supposed to live.

Jesse: I'm designed to feel slightly dissatisfied.

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.

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

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.

Jesse: Life's hard. It's supposed to be. If we didn't suffer, we wouldn't learn a thing.

Jesse: I don't have any permanent place here. You know, in eternity, or whatever. And the more I think that, I can't go through life saying that this is no big deal. I mean, this is it! This is actually happening. What do you think is interesting, what do you think is funny, what do you think is important? You know, every day is our last.

Jesse: Oh, God, why didn't we exchange phone numbers and stuff? Why didn't we do that?
Celine: Because we were young and stupid.
Jesse: Do you think we still are?
Celine: I guess when you're young, you just believe there'll be many people with whom you'll connect with. Later in life, you realise it only happens a few times.
Jesse: And you can screw it up, you know, misconnect.

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: 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.

More Before Sunset quotes

Mason: So what's the point?
Dad: Of what?
Mason: I don't know, any of this. Everything.
Dad: Everything? What's the point? I mean, I sure as shit don't know. Neither does anybody else, okay? We're all just winging it, you know? The good news is you're feeling stuff. And you've got to hold on to that.

Dad: [Mason Jr. Bowls a gutterball.] All right, don't worry about it.
Mason: I wish I could use the bumpers...
Dad: You don't want the bumpers, life doesn't give you bumpers.

More Boyhood quotes

Ben Crandall: I've waited all my life to say this.
Darren Woods: Be my guest.
Ben Crandall: We come in peace.

Ben Crandall: What's that?
Wak: Uhh... Space Pirates.

More Explorers quotes

Brent Magna: I should have been a banker.

Brent Magna: Strap yourself in.
The Kid: Not doing shit.
Brent Magna: Just put on your seatbelt.
The Kid: No.
Brent Magna: Strap yourself in.
The Kid: Where are you going?
Brent Magna: Just strap yourself in.

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