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Quotes from La La Land

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    • Keith: How are you gonna be a revolutionary if you're such a traditionalist? You hold onto the past, but jazz is about the future.
    • Mia: It's pretty strange that we keep running into each other.
    • Sebastian: Maybe it means something.
    • Mia: I doubt it.
    • Sebastian: Yeah, I didn't think so.
    • Bill: You're fired.
    • Sebastian: It's Christmas.
    • Bill: Yeah, I see the decorations. Good luck in the New Year.
    • Sebastian: You could just write your own rules. You know, write something that's as interesting as you are.
    • Mia: What are you gonna do?
    • Sebastian: Have my own club.
    • Mia: Maybe I'm not good enough!
    • Sebastian: Yes, you are.
    • Mia: Maybe I'm not! It's like a pipe dream.
    • Sebastian: This is the dream! It's conflict and it's compromise, and it's very, very exciting!
    • [after Sebastian honks car horn outside Mia's apartment]
    • Tracy: Is that gonna happen every time?
    • [smiling]
    • Mia: I think so.
    • [singing]
    • Mia: And here's to the fools who dream / Crazy as they may seem. / Here's to the hearts that break. / Here's to the mess we make.
    • Sebastian: I guess I'll see you in the movies.
    • Mia: I'm always gonna love you.
    • Sebastian: I'm always gonna love you, too.
    • [During her audition]
    • Mia: My aunt used to live in Paris. I remember when she used to come home, and tell us... these stories about being abroad. And... I remember... she told us once that she jumped into the river once. Barefoot. She smiled.
    • [sings]
    • Mia: Leapt without looking, / And tumbled into the Seine. / The water was freezing. / She spent a month sneezing, / But said she would do it again. / Here's to the ones who dream, / Foolish as they may seem. / Here's to the hearts that ache. / Here's to the mess we make.
    • Sebastian: I want to let you know you're looking at a new man. A man who's happy to be here.
    • Sebastian: Right, and I sign off on it, so...
    • Boss: Whatever. Tell yourself what you want to know.
    • Boss: Right, and you'll play the set list.
    • Sebastian: Gladly... Although, you know, I thought in this town it worked on a sort of "one for you, one for me" basis type system. How about two for you, one for me?
    • Sebastian: How about all for you and none for me?
    • Boss: That's perfect, yes.
    • Sebastian: Great.
    • Boss: Okay.
    • Sebastian: Okay, a mutual decision then.
    • Boss: Made by me.
    • Sebastian: I'm letting life hit me until it gets tired. Then I'll hit back. It's a classic rope-a-dope.
    • Sebastian: You're a barista? I can see how you can look down on me from all the way up there.
    • Mia: I think you should call it Seb's because no one will come to a place called Chicken on a Stick.
    • Mia: People love what other people are passionate about.
    • Sebastian: What do you mean you don't like jazz?
    • Mia: It just means that when I listen to it, I don't like it.
    • Keith: Jazz is about the future.
    • Sebastian: You should come.
    • Mia: To Boise?
    • Sebastian: You can knock it off your bucket list.
    • Mia: George Michael!
    • [passing by the piano]
    • Karen (Waitress): Welcome back, Seb.
    • [to himself]
    • Sebastian: There's a nice way to say that, Karen.
    • Sebastian: They worship everything and they value nothing.
    • Mia: No, Jamal. You be trippin'.
    • Sebastian: I thought you wanted me to do this, it just sounds like now you don't want me to do it.
    • Mia: So change the name!
    • Sebastian: Well, no one likes jazz, not even you!
    • Mia: I do like jazz now because of you!
    • Mia: What do you mean, I wanted you to do this?
    • Sebastian: This is what you wanted for me.
    • Mia: To be in this band?
    • Sebastian: To be in a band, to have a steady job, you know to be... you know.
    • Mia: Of course, I wanted you to have a steady job so that you could take care of yourself and your life and you could start your club.
    • Sebastian: Yeah, so I'm doing that, so I don't understand like why aren't we celebrating?
    • Mia: Why aren't you starting your club?
    • Sebastian: You said yourself no one wants to go that club. No one wants to go to a club called 'Chicken on a Stick.'
    • Sebastian: I'm always gonna love you.
    • Mia: I'm always gonna love you, too.
    • Tracy: What is that? Is that a script?
    • Mia: It's a play.
    • Alexis: A play? You better give us all roles!
    • Mia: Actually, it's a one-woman-show, so I can't...
    • [after Sebastian honks car horn outside Mia's apartment]
    • Tracy: Is that gonna happen every time?
    • [smiling]
    • Mia: I think so.
    • Mia: I should probably tell you something now, just to get it out of the way.
    • Sebastian: Mm-hmm?
    • Mia: I hate jazz.
    • Sebastian: Pisi-kaka!
    • [about jazz]
    • Sebastian: It's conflict and it's compromise, and it's just... it's new every time. It's brand new every night. It's very, very exciting!
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