Elegy Quotes

  • George: Beautiful women are invisible.
    David Kepesh: Invisible? What the hell does that mean? They jump out at you. A beautiful woman stands out... stands apart. You can't miss her.
    George: But we never actually see the person. We see the beautiful shell. We're blocked by the beauty barrier. Yes. We're so dazzled by the outside, we never make it inside.


  • David Kepesh: Why all this talk about Kafka, Goya and her Cuban family? Don't get me wrong, it's great that her family's Cuban and she enjoys my class. But I go on yakking away mainly because I want to fuck her.


  • David Kepesh: Old age sneaks up on you, and the next thing you know you're asking yourself, I'm asking myself, Why can't an old man act his real age? How is it possible for me to still be involved in the carnal aspects of the human comedy? Because, in my head, nothing has changed.


  • David Kepesh: I think it was Bette Davis who said: "Old age is not for sissies". But it was Tolstoy who said that "the biggest surprise in a man's life is old age".
    David Kepesh: I think it was Bette Davis who said: 'Old age is not for sissies'. But it was Tolstoy who said that 'the biggest surprise in a man's life is old age'.


  • David Kepesh: Times passes when you're not looking.


  • David Kepesh: When you make love to a woman you get revenge for all the things that defeated you in life.


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