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  • Celine: Who wants to be Joan of Ark? She was burned at the stake and a virgin.


  • Celine: We all get dragged through our parents' lives.


  • Celine: Now I know why Sylvia Plath put her head in a toaster.
    Jesse: It was an oven.


  • Celine: The world is fucked by unemotional, rational men deciding shit.


  • Jesse: God knows he has many problems and has struggled his whole life connecting and being present, even with those he loves the most. And for that he is deeply sorry. But you are his only hope.


  • Celine: One of the perks of being over 35 is that you don't get raped as much.


  • Celine: Well, it must be one hell of a night we're about to have.


  • Natalia: It’s just like our life, we appear and we disappear. We are so important to some, but we are just… passing through.
    Natalia: It's just like our life, we appear and we disappear. We are so important to some, but we are just passing through.


  • Jesse: But i also know that you love me. And i'm okay with you being a complicated human being. I don't want to live a boring life, where two people own each other, where two people are institutionalized in a box that others created because that is a bunch of stifling bullshit.


  • Jesse: I'm giving you my whole life, okay? I got nothing larger to give. I'm not giving it to anybody else. If you're looking for permission to disqualify me, I'm not gonna give it to you. Okay? I love you. And I'm not in conflict about it, okay?


  • Jesse: I wish you would find the time. You somehow manage to find the time to complain about 8 hours a day. I mean, I love the way you sing, okay. I fucked up my whole life cause of the way you sing. Alright? If you took 1/8th of the energy that you spend on bitching, whinning and worrying, if you put that energy into plain scales you would be like... fucking Django Reinhardt.


  • Celine: But not knowing is not so bad. The point is to be looking, searching, to stay hungry.


  • Jesse: you have to be a little deluded to be motivated..
    Jesse: You have to be a little deluded to be motivated.


  • Jesse: You are the fucking mayor of crazy town.


  • Celine: The only time I get to think now is when I take a shit at the office... I'm starting to associate thoughts with the smell of shit!
    Celine: The only time I get to think now is when I take a shit at the office. I'm starting to associate thoughts with the smell of shit!


  • Celine: Women explore for eternity in the vast garden of sacrifice.


  • Celine: Still there. Still there. Still there. Gone.


  • Jesse: You remember that guy who loved you and you had that great romance with? It's me.


  • Celine: This is how relationships start falling apart.


  • Celine: I've realised what it is - I've just stopped loving you. That's it.
    Celine: I've realized what it is - I've just stopped loving you. That's it.


  • Celine: Still there. Still there. Still there. Gone.


  • Celine: I feel close to you.
    Jesse: Yeah…?
    Jesse: Yeah?
    Celine: But sometimes…I don’t know… I feel like you’re breathing helium, and I’m breathing oxygen.
    Celine: But sometimes, I don't know? I feel like you're breathing helium and I'm breathing oxygen.


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