What gets me is, I don't know anything about her. We manage to be together for a few moments and then off she goes. Sometimes we have a wonderful time together and other times it's no fun at all. But I got to be with her.

Jerry Mulligan

Jerry, don't let me leave you this way.

Lise Bouvier

This is Paris, and I'm an American who lives here. My name is Jerry Mulligan, and I'm an ex G.I. In 1945 when the army told me to find my own job, I stayed on. And I'll tell you why

Jerry Mulligan

[Jerry, Henri Baurel and Adam are at the café, talking. Adam desperately tries to prevent the other two men from revealing to each other they love the same woman by distracting them] Did I ever tell you about the time I gave a command performance for Hitler?

Adam Cook

It's not a pretty face, I grant you, but underneath its flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.

Adam Cook

I'm a concert pianist. That's a pretentious way of saying I'm... unemployed at the moment.

Adam Cook

Back home everyone said I didn't have any talent. They might be saying the same thing over here but it sounds better in French.

Jerry Mulligan

Your father says he doesn't care what happens to you. You can go to a trade school. You wanted a job? You'll see how much fun a foundry can be!

Gilberte Doinel

Your quest of the absolute led you straight to a zero. For you who don't know Balzac, it concerns "A Shady Business".

Petite Feuille

[to Rene] After this I can't live with my parents anymore. I've got to disappear.

Antoine Doinel

Doinel, bring me that. Indeed! Go to the corner!

Petite Feuille

I'm an unstable psychotic individual with perverted tendencies.

Juvenile Delinquent

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