JUDITH: Quando siamo innamorati, l’attrazione è consenziente… noi due siamo attratti… ma lo siamo senza il nostro consenso!
NICOLAS: mmm… difatti, sì, hai ragione…
Emmanuel Mouret, Un baiser s’il vous plaît (2007), con Emmanuel Mouret e Virginie Ledoyen
Mr. Hitchcock, what is your definition of happiness?
A clear horizon — nothing to worry about on your plate, only things that are creative and not destructive… I can’t bear quarreling, I can’t bear feelings between people — I think hatred is wasted energy, and it’s all non-productive. I’m very sensitive — a sharp word, said by a person, say, who has a temper, if they’re close to me, hurts me for days. I know we’re only human, we do go in for these various emotions, call them negative emotions, but when all these are removed and you can look forward and the road is clear ahead, and now you’re going to create something — I think that’s as happy as I’ll ever want to be.
HUSHPUPPY: All the time, everywhere, everything’s hearts are beating and squirting, and talking to each other the ways I can’t understand. Most of the time they probably be saying: I’m hungry, or I gotta poop. [listening to bird’s heartbeat] But sometimes they be talkin’ in codes.
Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild (2013), con Quvenzhané Wallis
VIVIAN: I don’t like your manners.
MARLOWE: And I’m not crazy about yours. I didn’t ask to see you. I don’t mind if you don’t like my manners, I don’t like them myself. They are pretty bad. I grieve over them on long winter evenings. I don’t mind your ritzing me drinking your lunch out of a bottle. But don’t waste your time trying to cross-examine me.
Howard Hawks, The Big Sleep (1946); co-sceneggiatura di William Faulkner, con Lauren Bacall e Humphrey Bogart