7 Quotes From The ‘Before’ Trilogy To Celebrate Its 26 Years

Exactly 26 years ago, Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy, along with Richard Linklater came out with Before Sunrise and changed our lives forever. A simple love story that began with two strangers meeting on a train and getting to know each other changed the way we looked at romance forever and spawned an entire trilogy. We absolutely love love love the trilogy and the film that started it all, so why not take a trip down the memory lane with some of its iconic dialogues? 

1. “But isn’t everything we do in life a way to be loved a little more?

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2. “I like to feel his eyes on me when I look away.

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3. “I kind of see this all love as this, escape for two people who don’t know how to be alone. People always talk about how love is this totally unselfish, giving thing, but if you think about it, there’s nothing more selfish.”

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4. “So often in my life I’ve been with people and shared beautiful moments like travelling or staying up all night and watching the sunrise, and I knew it was a special moment, but something was always wrong. I wished I’d been with someone else. I knew that what I was feeling – exactly what was so important to me – they didn’t understand.”

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5. “You are both stars, don’t forget. When the stars exploded billions of years ago, they formed everything that is this world. The moon, the trees, everything we know is stardust. So don’t forget. You are stardust.”

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6. “I think I can really fall in love when I know everything about someone-the way he’s going to part his hair, which shirt he’s going to wear that day, knowing the exact story he’d tell in a given situation. I’m sure that’s when I know I’m really in love.” 

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7. “You can never replace anyone because everyone is made up of such beautiful specific details.” 

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