One of my favorite romantic movies is Richard Linklater’s 1995 “Before Sunrise”. Besides the setting in Vienna, I love this movie because of its dialogues. It is a simple romantic drama which all happened in one night, acted by just two actors, Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy.
Basically it is about a young American guy who meets a French woman on a train and then they get down in Vienna, where they spend the night walking around the city, talking and getting to know each other.
If you enjoy stimulating conversation, and different perspective about life, relationship, intimacy, death, religion, etc, then this romantic movie “Before Sunrise” is for you.
Anyway, here are some of the more interesting lines or dialogues or some called them Before Sunrise quotes, which I would like to share with you:
“…as couples get older, they lose their ability to hear each other. Men lose the ability to hear higher-pitched sounds, and women eventually lose hearing in the low end. I guess they sort of nullify each other. Nature’s way of allowing couples to grow old together without killing each other.”
“I know happy couples… but I think they lie to each other!”
“Everybody’s parents f***ed 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.”
“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.”
“I have this awful paranoid thought that feminism was mostly invented by men so that they could like, fool around a little more.”
“There’s these breeds of monkeys, right, and all they do is have sex, all the time, you know? And they turn out to be the least violent, the most peaceful, the most happy, you know? So maybe fooling around isn’t so bad.”
“So I’m the crude, dumb, vulgar American who doesn’t speak any other language and has no culture, right?
“Even though I reject most of the religious things I can’t help but feeling for all those people that come here lost or in pain, guilt, looking for some kind of answers. It fascinates me how a single place can join so much pain and happiness for so many generations.”
“But, what good is saved time, if nobody uses it?”
“Why does everyone think conflict is so bad. There’s a lot of good things coming out of conflict.”
“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.”
“Why do you think everybody thinks relationships are supposed to last forever anyway?”
“I have never been anywhere that I haven’t been. I’ve never had a kiss when I wasn’t one of the kissers. Y’ know, I’ve never, um, gone to the movies, when I wasn’t there in the audience.”
“Why do you become obsessed with people you don’t really like that much..”
“..we’re all each others’ demons and angels..”
“…let not time deceive you You cannot conquer time..”