Antoine Doinel
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Antoine Doinel (Character)
from The 400 Blows (1959)

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The 400 Blows (1959)
Antoine Doinel: I need some money for lunch, dad. Only 1,000 francs.
Julien Doinel: Therefore you hope for 500. Therefore you need 300. Here's 100.

Psychiatrist: Your parents say you're always lying.
Antoine Doinel: Oh, I lie now and then, I suppose. Sometimes I'd tell them the truth and they still wouldn't believe me, so I prefer to lie.

Gilberte Doinel: Antoine! He saw me!
The Lover: Which one's he?
Gilberte Doinel: With dark hair. But he should be in school!
Rene: You'll get it!
Antoine Doinel: She won't dare tell Dad.

Antoine Doinel: Sir, it's my mother.
Petite Feuille: What about her?
Antoine Doinel: She's just died.

Antoine Doinel: [to Rene] After this I can't live with my parents anymore. I've got to disappear.


Bed & Board (1970)
Christine Doinel: Oh, my poor breasts. If I have a child, I won't breast-feed him.
Antoine Doinel: Well, don't look at me. He'll have to fend for himself.

Antoine Doinel: l'd like to kiss you.
Christine Doinel: Me too...
Antoine Doinel: Tenderly.
Christine Doinel: Me too...
Antoine Doinel: Is that true?
Christine Doinel: It's true.

Antoine Doinel: You're my sister, you're my daughter, you're my mother.
Christine Doinel: I would have liked to be your wife.


Stolen Kisses (1968)
Georges Tabard: Do you speak English, Antoine?
Antoine Doinel: I'm learning from records, but it's not easy.
Georges Tabard: Records are a joke. There's only one way to learn: in bed with an English girl. It's time you learned. I learned with an Australian girl while her husband was at work painting houses.
Fabienne Tabard: Like Hitler.
Georges Tabard: Don't ever say Hitler was a housepainter. That's slander. Hitler painted landscapes.