Top 20 Classic Wong Karwai Movie Quotes
Sometimes you only need a single score,a sing shot,or a single quote to love a film,Wong Karwai films belong to this category.Shooting with script or no script,he always brought us something quite different and refreshing.Enough people have talked about the music and images in his films,but his equally unforgettable quotes are not mentioned too much, today I collected my favorite 20 quotes from his past 9 feature films to pay tribute to this master who distinguishes himself by unique fashion and style.
Elizabeth: The last few days, I’ve been learning not to trust people and I’m glad I’ve failed. Sometimes we depend on other people as a mirror to define us and tell us who we are and each reflection makes me like myself a little more. – My Blueberry Nights
Wah: I did a lot of things for our godfather too. By the age of 14, I was already getting paid to kill. I’ve got more guts than most guys, right? But look at me now. I’m just an ordinary guy!
Fly: At least you were a hotshot for a while! But what about me? What about me? Everyone looks down on me. Does that make you happy? People think I’m nothing, like some stray dog just following you around! Did you know that? I’d rather be a hero for one day than go on being a fly all my life! – As Tears Go By
Blind Swordsman: Do you know the difference between drinking wine and drinking water? The more wine you drink, the warmer you’ll get. Water will only make you feel cold. – Ashes of Time
Chow Mo-wan: In the old days, if someone had a secret they didn’t want to share… you know what they did?
Ah Ping: Have no idea.
Chow Mo-wan: They went up a mountain, found a tree, carved a hole in it, and whispered the secret into the hole. Then they covered it with mud. And leave the secret there forever.
Ah Ping: What a pain! I’d just go to get laid.
Chow Mo-wan: Not everyone’s like you. – In the Mood for Love
Wong Chi-Ming: Even a killer has his primary school mates. – Fallen Angel
Yuddy: I’ve heard that there’s a kind of bird without legs that can only fly and fly, and sleep in the wind when it is tired. The bird only lands once in its life… that’s when it dies. – Days of Being Wild
Chow Mo Wan: Love is all a matter of timing.
Chow Mo Wan: It’s no good meeting the right person too soon or too late.
Chow Mo Wan: If I’d lived in another time or place…
Chow Mo Wan: …my story might have had a very different ending. – 2046
Woman in blonde wig: Somehow I’ve become very cautious. When I put on a raincoat, I put on sunglasses too. Who knows when it will rain, or when it will turn out sunny? – Chungking Express
Ho Po-wing: Do you regret being with me?
Lai Yiu-fai: Damn right I do! I had no regrets until I met you. Now my regrets could kill me. – Happy Together
[633 confronts an intruder]
Cop663: What are you doing in my apartment?
Faye: You asked me to visit. – Chungking Express
He Zhiwu, Cop 223: At the high point of our intimacy, we were just 0.01cm from each other. I knew nothing about her. Six hours later, she fell in love with another man. – Chungking Express
Ou-yang Feng: If you don’t want to be turned down by people, the best way is to turn them down first. – Ashes of Time
Katya: Sometimes, even if you have the keys those doors still can’t be opened. Can they?
Jeremy: Even if the door is open, the person you’re looking for may not be there, Katya. – My Blueberry Nights
Ou-yang Feng: The harder you try to forget something, the more it will stick in your memory. Once I heard someone say that if you have to lose something, the best way to keep it in your memory. – Ashes of Time
Tak: Let’s see each other again. Then, if you think we shouldn’t be together, tell me so frankly… That day, six years ago, a rainbow appeared in my heart. It’s still there, like a flame burning inside me. But what are your real feelings for me? Are they like a rainbow after the rain? Or did that rainbow fade away long ago? - 2046
Yuddy: What day’s today?
Su Lizhen: 16th.
Yuddy: 16th… April the 16th. At one minute before 3pm on April the 16th, 1960, you’re together with me. Because of you, I’ll remember that one minute. From now on, we’re friends for one minute. This is a fact, you can’t deny. It’s done.
Su Lizhen: I always thought one minute flies by. But sometimes it really lingers on. Once, a person pointed at his watch and said to me, that because of that minute, he’d always remember me. It was so charming listening to that. But now I look at my watch and tell myself that I have to forget this man starting this very minute. – Days of Being Wild
Cop663: [to new bar of soap] You mustn’t let yourself go. You’ve gained weight so fast. She may have gone but life goes on. You must stop indulging yourself.
Cop663: [to new towel] You’re a real disappointment to me. You’ve changed so much. You can’t just switch personality like this. Her walking out is no excuse.
Cop663: [as it drips] It was such a relief when I saw it crying. It may look different, but it’s still true to itself. It’s still an emotionally charged towel. – Chungking Express
Ho Po-wing: Lai Yiu-fai… we could start over. - Happy Together
Chow Mo-wan: It’s me. If there’s an extra ticket… would you go with me?
Su Li-zhen Chan: It’s me. If there’s an extra ticket… would you go with me? – In the Mood for Love
He Zhiwu, Cop 223: Somehow everything comes with an expiry date. Swordfish expires. Meat sauce expires. Even cling-film expires. Is there anything in the world which doesn’t? – Chungking Express
So which one is your favorite?
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