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Midnight Collection

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Oftentimes I somehow mentally transport myself into 1920s Paris. The beaded flapper dresses, the Charleston, bouteilles des vins rouges, Scott Fitzgerald and dimly lit brasseries — these are all things and aesthetics that I would like to have experienced. Obviously, it shall never be. However when Midnight in Paris came out it replenished my 20s era deficiency. (and also acquainted me with another understanding of why artists create: to help find an antidote to the emptiness of existence. These words were uttered by the Gertrude Stein character, addressing the real Stein’s views of what she called the Lost Generation.) I found it to be a great script, and these are some of the quotes that I thought were wonderful: quotes from Midnight In Paris by Woody Allen.


“Nostalgia is denial. Denial of the painful present.” — Paul

“You have a glazed look in your eye. Stunned, stupefied, anesthetized, lobotomized” — Zelda Fitzgerald

“No subject is terrible if the story is true. If the prose is clean and honest and if it affirms courage and grace under pressure.” — Ernest Hemingway

[regarding Gil’s book] “If it’s bad I’ll hate it because I hate bad writing and if it’s good I’ll be envious and hate it all the more. You don’t want the opinion of another writer.” — Ernest Hemingway

“When you think in the cold, violent, meaningless universe Paris exists — these lights — I mean nothing’s happening on Jupiter or Neptune or out beyond — but from way out in space you can see these lights in the whole dark void — the cafes, people drinking and dancing – I mean for all we know this town is the hottest spot in the entire universe -” — Gil Pender

“Why does every city have to be in the rain? What’s wonderful about getting wet?” —Inez

“The present is always going to seem unsatisfying because life itself is unsatisfying.” — Gil Pender

“It’s the artist’s job not to succumb to despair but to find an antidote to the emptiness of existence.” — Gertrude Stein


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