The Dreamers Quotes

  • Matthew: The first time I saw a movie at the cinématèque française I thought, "Only the French... only the French would house a cinema inside a palace."

  • Matthew: I don't believe in God, but if I did, he would be a black, left-handed guitarist.

  • Matthew: It makes films like crimes, and directors like criminals.

  • Matthew: As we walked, we talked and talked and talked about politics, about movies, and about why the French could never come close to producing a good rock band.

  • Matthew: I was one of the insatiables. The ones you'd always find sitting closest to the screen. Why do we sit so close? Maybe it was because we wanted to receive the images first. When they were still new, still fresh. Before they cleared the hurdles of the rows behind us. Before they'd been relayed back from row to row, spectator to spectator; until worn out, secondhand, the size of a postage stamp, it returned to the projectionist's cabin. Maybe, too, the screen was really a screen. It screened us... from the world.

  • Matthew: Yes, I'm drunk. And you're beautiful. And tomorrow morning, I'll be sober but you'll still be beautiful.

  • Matthew: I don't want to be loved very much, I just want to be loved.

  • Theo: That we're monsters, freaks.

  • Isabelle: My parents fucked once in their lives. That's why we're twins, they didn't want to make it twice.

  • Isabelle: He's always inside of me.

  • Isabelle: I just want you to tell me that it's forever. It's forever.

  • Isabelle: Other people's parents are always nicer than our own, and yet for some reason, our grandparents are always nicer than other people's.

  • Isabelle: [while posing as the Venus de Milo] I can't stop you, I've got no arms.
    Isabelle: I can't stop you, I've got no arms.

  • Isabelle: I entered this world on the Champs-Elysees, 1959. La trottoir du Champs Elysees. And do you know what my very first words were? New York Herald Tribune! New York Herald Tribune!

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