Tuesday, February 15, 2005

"Two lost souls... fall into conversation about their marriages, their happiness and the meaning of it all. These conversations can really only be held with strangers. We all need to talk about metaphysics, but those who know us well want details and specifics; strangers allow us to operate more vaguely on a cosmic scale. When the talk occurs between two people who could plausibly have sex together, it gathers a special charge: you can only say "I feel like I've known you for years" to someone you have not known for years. Funny, how your spouse doesn't understand the bittersweet transience of life as well as a stranger encountered in a hotel bar. Especially if drinking is involved."
- Review of Lost In Translation, Roger Ebert.

"There is a meeting of the minds (our most erotic organs)."
- Review of Before Sunrise, Roger Ebert.

"If there's any kind of magic in this world, it must be in the attempt of understanding someone, sharing something. I know, it's almost impossible to succeed, but... who cares, really? The answer must be in the attempt."
- Celine, Before Sunrise

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