Top Quotes The Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind Image Quotes and Lines
“Eternal Sunshine” is a metaphor for ongoing peace, happiness, carefree. So in full ‘Eternal sunshine if spotless mind’ is describing the happiness and joy one can experience once the negative experiences it spots have been removed from your mind
Clementine: Maybe you can find yourself a nice antique rocking chair to die in.
Joel Barish: I can’t see anything I don’t like about you.
Clementine: But you will, you will think of things and I’ll get bored with you and feel trapped because that’s what happens to me.
Joel Barish: Okay.
Joel: I had a really nice time last night.
Joel: I had the best fucking night of my entire fucking life, last night!
Clementine: Thaaaat’s better!
Clementine: You know me, I’m impulsive.
Joel: That’s what I love about you.
Joel: [on tape recording] And the whole thing with the hair – it’s all bullshit.
Joel: I really like your hair.
Clementine: Thank you.
Clementine: I wish you’d stayed.
Joel: I wish I’d stayed, too. NOW I wish I’d stayed. I wish I’d done a lot of things. I wish I’d… I wish I’d stayed… I do.
Mary: Blessed are forgetful, for they get the better even of their blunders.
[they click glasses]
Mary: Nietzsche. Beyond Good and Evil. Found it in my Bartlett’s.
Clementine: I’m Clementine. Can I… borrow a piece of your chicken?
Joel: And then you just took it… without waiting for an answer. It was so intimate; like we were already lovers.
[as Joel and Clementine eat out, he thinks about the other glum-looking couples in the restaurant]
Joel: Are we like those bored couples you feel sorry for in restaurants? Are we the dining dead? I can’t stand the idea of us being a couple people think that about
Clementine: Sometimes I don’t think people realize how lonely it is to be a kid. Like… you don’t matter.
[Joel calls Clem on the telephone]
Clementine: What took you so long?
Joel: I just walked in.
Clementine: Do you miss me?
Joel: Oddly enough, I do!
Clementine: You said “I do” – I guess that means we’re married!
Joel: I guess so!
clementine: And in your wormy little brain. You try to figure out, “Did she fuck someone tonight?”
Joel: No, see Clem. I assume you, f*ked someone, tonight. Isn’t that how you get people to like you
Clementine: You don’t tell me things, Joel. I’m an open book. I tell you everything… every damn embarrassing thing. You don’t trust me.
Joel: Constantly talking isn’t necessarily communicating.
Clementine: I don’t do that. I want to know you.
Clementine: I don’t constantly talk! Jesus! People have to share things, Joel…
Clementine: That’s what intimacy is. I’m really pissed that you said that to me!
Joel: I’m sorry… I just, my life isn’t that interesting.
Clementine: I want to read some of those journals you’re constantly scribbling in. What do you write in there if you don’t have any thoughts or passions or… love?
Joel: I can’t remember anything without you.
Clementine: Aw, that’s… very sweet, but try.
Joel: [narration as Clementine acknowledges him by raising her coffee mug] Why do I fall in love with every woman I see who shows me the least bit of attention?
Joel: [in the house on the beach] I have to go. I have to catch my ride.
Clementine: So go!
Joel: I did. I thought maybe you were a nut… but you were exciting.
Clementine: I wish you had stayed.
Joel: I wish I had stayed too. NOW I wish I had stayed. I wish I had done a lot of things. I wish I had… I wish I had stayed. I do.
Clementine: Well I came back downstairs and you were gone!
Joel: I walked out, I walked out the door!
Joel: I don’t know. I felt like a scared little kid, I was like… it was above my head, I don’t know.
Clementine: You were scared?
Joel: Yeah. I thought you knew that about me. I ran back to the bonfire, trying to outrun my humiliation, I think.
Clementine: Was it something I said?
Joel: Yeah… you said “so go.” With such disdain, you know?
Clementine: Oh, I’m sorry.
Joel: It’s okay.
Clementine: Joely? What if you stayed this time?
Joel: I walked out the door. There’s no memory left.
Clementine: Come back and make up a good-bye at least. Let’s pretend we had one.
[Joel comes back. Clementine walks down the stairs towards him]
Clementine: Bye Joel.
Joel: I love you.
Clementine: Meet me… in Montauk…
[Mary reads to Dr. Mierzwiak out of “Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations”; the lines are from Alexander Pope’s poem “Eloisa to Abelard”]
Mary: How happy is the blameless vestal’s lot! / The world forgetting, by the world forgot / Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind! / Each pray’r accepted, and each wish resign’d.
Joel: Constantly talking isn’t necessarily communicating.
Joel: Yeah Tangerine?
Clementine: Am I ugly?
Clementine: When I was a kid, I thought I was. I can’t believe I’m crying already. Sometimes I think people don’t understand how lonely it is to be a kid, like you don’t matter. So, I’m eight, and I have these toys, these dolls. My favorite is this ugly girl doll who I call Clementine, and I keep yelling at her, “You can’t be ugly! Be pretty!” It’s weird, like if I can transform her, I would magically change, too.
Joel: [kisses Clementine] You’re pretty.
Clementine: Joely, don’t ever leave me.
Joel: You’re pretty… you’re pretty… pretty…
Clementine: This is it, Joel. It’s going to be gone soon.
Joel: I know.
Clementine: What do we do?
Joel: Enjoy it.
Joel: I can’t see anything that I don’t like about you.
Clementine: But you will! But you will. You know, you will think of things. And I’ll get bored with you and feel trapped because that’s what happens with me.
Clementine: [pauses] Okay.
Joel: I could die right now, Clem. I’m just… happy. I’ve never felt that before. I’m just exactly where I want to be.
Joel: [voice over] random thoughts for Valentine’s day, 2004. Today is a holiday invented by greeting card companies to make people feel like crap.
Mary: Adults are, like, this mess of sadness and phobias.
Joel: Sand is overrated. It’s just tiny, little rocks.
Joel: What a loss to spend that much time with someone, only to find out that she’s a stranger.
Clementine: You don’t tell me things, Joel. I’m an open book. I tell you everything, every damn, embarrassing thing.
Clementine: Hi. Didn’t figure you’d show your face around me again. I guess I thought you were… humiliated. You did run away, after all.
Joel: I just needed to see you.
Joel: I’d like to, um… take you out, or something.
Clementine: You’re married.
Joel: Not yet, not married. No, I’m not married.
Clementine: Look, man, I’m telling you right off the bat, I’m high-maintenance, so… I’m not gonna tip-toe around your marriage, or whatever it is you’ve got goin’ there. If you wanna be with me, you’re with me.
Clementine: Too many guys think I’m a concept, or I complete them, or I’m gonna make them alive. But I’m just a fucked-up girl who’s lookin’ for my own peace of mind; don’t assign me yours.
Joel: I remember that speech really well.
Clementine: I had you pegged, didn’t I?
Joel: You had the whole human race pegged.
Clementine: Hmm. Probably.
Joel: I still thought you were gonna save my life… even after that.
Clementine: Ohhh… I know.
Joel: It would be different if we could just give it another go-round.
Clementine: Remember me. Try your best; maybe we can.