Michel Poiccard
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Quotes for
Michel Poiccard (Character)
from Breathless (1960)

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Breathless (1960)
Michel Poiccard: Don't use the brakes. Cars are made to go, not to stop!

Michel Poiccard: There's no need to lie. It's like poker. The truth is best. The others still think you're bluffing, so you win.

Michel Poiccard: Reminds me of the one about the condemned man. Climbing the scaffold stairs, he trips, and says, "It figures... "

Michel Poiccard: You Americans are dumb. You admire Lafayette and Maurice Chevalier. They're the dumbest of all Frenchmen.

Michel Poiccard alias Laszlo Kovacs: It's silly, but I love you. I wanted to see you, to see if I'd want to see you.

Michel Poiccard alias Laszlo Kovacs: I'm tired. I'm going to sleep.

Michel Poiccard: If you don't like the sea... or the mountains... or the big city... then get stuffed!

Michel Poiccard: Women will never do in eight seconds what they would gladly agree to in eight days.

Michel Poiccard: When we talked, I talked about me, you talked about you, when we should have talked about each other.

Liliane: Do you support youth?
Michel Poiccard: I like the old.

Michel Poiccard: Informers inform, burglars burgle, murderers murder, lovers love.

Michel Poiccard: I always get interested in girls who aren't right for me.

Michel Poiccard: [to Patricia] All right, I'll count to 8, and if you haven't smiled, I'll strangle you.

Patricia Franchini: Do you know William Faulkner?
Michel Poiccard: No. Who's he? Have you slept with him?

Michel Poiccard: I told you being afraid is the worst sin there is.

Michel Poiccard: Shall we steal a Cadillac?

Michel Poiccard: Seen Antonio?
Hood: I'll tell you if I can kiss the girl.

Michel Poiccard: How old are you?
Patricia Franchini: A hundred.
Michel Poiccard: You don't look it.

[first lines]
Michel Poiccard: After all, I'm an asshole. After all, yes, I've got to. I've got to!