Patricia Franchini
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Patricia Franchini (Character)
from Breathless (1960)

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Breathless (1960)
Patricia Franchini: When the French say a second, they mean five minutes.

Patricia Franchini: It's sad to fall asleep. It separates people. Even when you're sleeping together, you're all alone.

Patricia Franchini: I don't know if I'm unhappy because I'm not free, or if I'm not free because I'm unhappy.

Patricia Franchini: Are you afraid of getting old? I am.

Patricia Franchini: What is your greatest ambition in life?
Parvulesco: To become immortal... and then die.

Patricia Franchini: We're hiding like elephants when they're happy.

Patricia Franchini: We look at each other in the eye, and it's no use.

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

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

Patricia Franchini: New York Herald Tribune!

Patricia Franchini: Listen. The last sentence is beautiful. "Between grief and nothing, I will take grief". Which would you choose?
Michel Poiccard: ...Grief's stupid, l'd choose nothing. It's no better, but grief's a compromise. l want all or nothing.

Patricia Franchini: I want us to be like Romeo and Juliet.
Michel Poiccard: That's just like a girl!
Patricia Franchini: See? You said last night you couldn't live without me, but you can. Romeo couldn't live without Juliet, but you can.
Michel Poiccard: No, I can't live without you.
Patricia Franchini: That's just like a guy!

Michel Poiccard: Why won't you sleep with me?
Patricia Franchini: Because I'm trying to find out what it is that I like about you.