IMPORTANT LINES FROM BEFORE MIDNIGHT

  1. Like sunlight, sunset, we appear, we disappear. We are so important to some, but we are just passing through.
    Holy fuck, does this screenplay just show us, right here, the meaning in the meaningless!!!
  2. 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.
    These fortysomethings and their fucking poetic wisdom about true love. Yes yes yes!!!!
  3. But if you want true love, then this is it. This is real life. It's not perfect, but it's real. And if you can't see it, then you're blind, all right, and I give up.
    Romcoms and melodramas have inauthentic variations of this. Here are two characters we've followed at different decades of adulthood. This sentiment is as real for these characters are some of us have felt in real life.
  4. The point is, Richard Linklater is a creative person that sees humans as flawed, but good people that try really hard, even when it gets really hard (see: Patricia Arquette, Boyhood)