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Quotes from Breathless: 50th Anniversary

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    • Michel Poiccard: Don't use the brakes. Cars are made to go, not to stop!
    • Patricia Franchini: When the French say a second, they mean five minutes.
    • Michel Poiccard: There's no need to lie. It's like poker. The truth is best. The others still think you're bluffing, so you win.
    • Michel Poiccard: Reminds me of the one about the condemned man. Climbing the scaffold stairs, he trips, and says, "It figures... "
    • Michel Poiccard: You Americans are dumb. You admire Lafayette and Maurice Chevalier. They're the dumbest of all Frenchmen.
    • Patricia Franchini: It's sad to fall asleep. It separates people. Even when you're sleeping together, you're all alone.
    • Michel Poiccard alias Laszlo Kovacs: It's silly, but I love you. I wanted to see you, to see if I'd want to see you.
    • Patricia Franchini: I don't know if I'm unhappy because I'm not free, or if I'm not free because I'm unhappy.
    • Patricia Franchini: Are you afraid of getting old? I am.
    • Parvulesco: Two things are important in life: for men, women; for women, money.
    • Michel Poiccard alias Laszlo Kovacs: I'm tired. I'm going to sleep.
    • Patricia Franchini: What is your greatest ambition in life?
    • Parvulesco: To become immortal... and then die.
    • Michel Poiccard: If you don't like the sea... or the mountains... or the big city... then get stuffed!
    • Michel Poiccard: Women will never do in eight seconds what they would gladly agree to in eight days.
    • Michel Poiccard: When we talked, I talked about me, you talked about you, when we should have talked about each other.
    • Liliane: Do you support youth?
    • Michel Poiccard: I like the old.
    • Patricia Franchini: We're hiding like elephants when they're happy.
    • Patricia Franchini: We look at each other in the eye, and it's no use.
    • Van Doude, The Journalist: What's more ethical: The women who cheats, or the man who walks out?
    • Parvulesco: The woman who cheats.
    • Michel Poiccard: Informers inform, burglars burgle, murderers murder, lovers love.
    • Michel Poiccard: I always get interested in girls who aren't right for me.
    • [to Patricia]
    • Michel Poiccard: All right, I'll count to 8, and if you haven't smiled, I'll strangle you.
    • Patricia Franchini: Do you know William Faulkner?
    • Michel Poiccard: No. Who's he? Have you slept with him?
    • Michel Poiccard: I told you being afraid is the worst sin there is.
    • Michel Poiccard: Shall we steal a Cadillac?
    • Michel Poiccard: Seen Antonio?
    • Hood: I'll tell you if I can kiss the girl.
    • Michel Poiccard: How old are you?
    • Patricia Franchini: A hundred.
    • Michel Poiccard: You don't look it.
    • Cal Zombach: You're wearing silk socks with a tweed jacket.
    • Patricia Franchini: New York Herald Tribune!
    • Michel Poiccard: Don't brake for a 4CV! You're being overtaken by a scooter!
    • Patricia Franchini: Listen. The last sentence is beautiful. "Between grief and nothing, I will take grief". Which would you choose?
    • Michel Poiccard: ...Grief's stupid, l'd choose nothing. It's no better, but grief's a compromise. l want all or nothing.
    • Patricia Franchini: I want us to be like Romeo and Juliet.
    • Michel Poiccard: That's just like a girl!
    • Patricia Franchini: See? You said last night you couldn't live without me, but you can. Romeo couldn't live without Juliet, but you can.
    • Michel Poiccard: No, I can't live without you.
    • Patricia Franchini: That's just like a guy!
    • Michel Poiccard: Why won't you sleep with me?
    • Patricia Franchini: Because I'm trying to find out what it is that I like about you.
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