They say that a picture is word a thousand words, but when it comes to the depth and emotion in quotes from French movies, an image falls short. As Amelie is a favourite, most of the quotes are from Jean-Pierre Jeunet's classic, yet there are many other quotes from other marvelous French films.
“These are hard times for dreamers” “Without you, today's emotions would be the scurf of yesterday's.” “Absence makes the heart grow fonder.” “At least you'll never be a vegetable - even artichokes have hearts.” “We pass the time of day to forget how time passes.” “A woman without love wilts like a flower without sun.” - Amelie
“I have an idea. Would you like to be called ‘Belle de Jour'?” - Belle de Jour
“Sophie was back in the game! Pure, raw, explosive pleasure! Better than drugs, better than smack! Better than a dope-coke-crack-fix-shit-shoot-sniff-ganja-marijuana-blotter-acid-ecstasy! Better than sex, head, 69, orgies, masturbation, tantrism, Kama Sutra or Thai doggy-style! Better than banana milkshakes! Better than George Lucas's trilogy, the muppets and 2001! Better than Emma Peel, Marilyn, Lara Croft and Cindy Crawford's beauty mark! Better than the B-side to Abbey Road, Jimmy Hendrix and the first man on the moon! Space Mountain, Santa Claus, Bill Gates' fortune, the Dalai Lama, Lazarus raised from the dead! Schwarzenegger's testosterone shots, Pam Anderson's lips! Woodstock, raves... Better than Sade, Rimbaud, Morrison and Castaneda! Better than freedom, better than life!” - Love me if you dare
“You're better suited for making love than for making war.” - The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie.
“Nobody is entirely evil: it's that circumstances that make them evil, or they don't know they are doing evil.” - Delicatessen