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17+ quotes from One Evening in Paris by Nicolas Barreau

Quotes from One Evening in Paris

Nicolas Barreau ·  288 pages

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“Thats the thing about memories, they can make you sad, even if they are good memories. You like thinking back to them; they're the greatest treasure we have, and yetis always makes you a little sad because something has irreversibly passed.”
― Nicolas Barreau, quote from One Evening in Paris


“Obviously, no one suspects men with flowers of evil intentions”
― Nicolas Barreau, quote from One Evening in Paris


“...i ricordi, anche se sono belli, a volte rendono malinconici. Fa piacere ripensare a certi momenti, sono il tesoro più grande che abbiamo, ma è triste sapere che qualcosa è finito per sempre e non tornerà più.”
― Nicolas Barreau, quote from One Evening in Paris


“Life is a soap bubble, says Chekhov. And mine just burst.”
― Nicolas Barreau, quote from One Evening in Paris


“Who needs a blue sky when he's unhappy? Robert was right. The sky whether grey or blue, is cold and unemotional, and ultimately even the sun is only a fireball that, unaffected by everything going on here below on Earth, simply spews in masses of magma into space.”
― Nicolas Barreau, quote from One Evening in Paris


“Love is still the most wonderful thing that can happen between two people?”
― Nicolas Barreau, quote from One Evening in Paris


“But here in the West, we just have to live with unhappy endings.”
― Nicolas Barreau, quote from One Evening in Paris


“The girl in the red coat would remain the the sweet but sore point in my biography: the promise never kept; the mystery that would always remain a mystery. And yet, I regretted nothing. Someday it would be less painful. Someday my heart would be light again. I had to only let it happen.”
― Nicolas Barreau, quote from One Evening in Paris


“As a child, I was happy without wanting to be. I mean, I never thought about whether I wanted to be happy again, I just was.”
― Nicolas Barreau, quote from One Evening in Paris


“When you get a little older, there comes a time when you realise thats whats called happiness consists only of individual lovely moments, those special times that you remember later on.”
― Nicolas Barreau, quote from One Evening in Paris


“Thats how you look at someone you're saying goodbye to forever. Someone you have to say goodbye to. I couldn't understand what was happening here. I couldn't understand what I'd done.”
― Nicolas Barreau, quote from One Evening in Paris


“You're the only one I'm waiting for!”
― Nicolas Barreau, quote from One Evening in Paris


“Paris became a star among the stars”
― Nicolas Barreau, quote from One Evening in Paris


“Da piccola ero incosciente. Con la testa fra le nuvole. Felice con nulla. Da bambina ero felice senza volerlo. Cioè, non mi sono mai chiesta se ero felice e non mi sono mai sforzata di esserlo, lo ero e basta. Crescendo capisci che quella che chiami felicità in realtà sono singoli momenti belli. Quelli di cui porti il ricordo dentro di te,”
― Nicolas Barreau, quote from One Evening in Paris


“Tender thoughts of Paris was that that kind of film. It was a bittersweet comedy that hit people where they were most vulnerable: in the hear”
― Nicolas Barreau, quote from One Evening in Paris


“You'll never see my favourite film on any screen in the world," I replied with a smile. "Not even here in the Cinema Paradis”
― Nicolas Barreau, quote from One Evening in Paris


“They really showed very little understanding for a man and woman who were in the process of forgetting that there was anything or anyone else in the world except the two of them”
― Nicolas Barreau, quote from One Evening in Paris


About the author

Nicolas Barreau
Born place: Paris, France
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