Chow Mo Wan: Love is all a matter of timing.
Chow Mo Wan: It's no good meeting the right person too soon or too late.
Chow Mo Wan: If I'd lived in another time or place...
Chow Mo Wan: ...my story might have had a very different ending.
Tak: Do you know what people did in the old days when they had secrets they didn't want to share? They'd climb a moutain, find a tree, carve a hole in it, whisper the secret into the hole and cover it up with mud. That way, nobody else would ever learn the secret...
Chow Mo Wan: Everyone who goes to 2046 has the same intention, they want to recapture lost memories. Because in 2046 nothing ever changes. But, nobody knows if that is true or not because no-one has ever come back.
Chow Mo Wan: Take care. Maybe one day you'll escape your past. If you do, look for me.
Chow Mo Wan: When the Peony blooms, she stands tall. Does she mean no or yes?
Bai Ling: I don't get it. Were does all that fun get you? If you find the right person, why waste time on the others?
Chow Mo Wan: If I find the right person? A man like me has nothing much except free time. That's why I need company.
Bai Ling: So people are just time fillers to you?
Chow Mo Wan: I wouldn't say that. Other people can borrow my time to.
Bai Ling: And tonight? Are you borrowing me, or am I borrowing you?
Chow Mo Wan: No difference. Maybe I borrowed you earlier, now you're borrowing me.
Bai Ling: Ridiculous.
Tak: Let's see each other again. Then, if you think we shouldn't be together, tell me so frankly... That day, six years ago, a rainbow appeared in my heart. It's still there, like a flame burning inside me. But what are your real feelings for me? Are they like a rainbow after the rain? Or did that rainbow fade away long ago?...
Chow Mo Wan: Whenever someone asked why I left 2046, I always gave them some vague answer. It was easier.
Chow Mo Wan: I once fell in love with someone. I couldn't stop wondering if she loved me back. I found an android which looked just like her. I hoped she would give me the answer.
Chow Mo Wan: As I recall, that's the very last time we saw each other.
Chow Mo Wan: When you don't take "no" for an answer, there is still a chance you'll get what you want.
Chow Mo Wan: He didn't turn back. It's as if he boarded a very long train headed for a drowsy future through the unfathomable night.
Tak: I once fell in love with someone. After a while she was gone. I couldn't stop wondering if she loved me or not. I went to 2046 hoping to find her there. But I never found her.
Tak: I want to know how you feel. I'm scared to hear your answer but, I need to know. Do you like me? Or not. Leave with me.
Chow Mo Wan: Do you remember you asked me if there was anything I wouldn't lend? I've given it a lot of thought and now I know there is one thing I'll never lend to anyone.
Chow Mo Wan: I have a secret to tell you. Will you leave with me?
Bai Ling: Why can't it be like before? Please don't go. Stay with me tonight. Let me borrow you.
Chow Mo Wan: I slowly began to doubt myself.
Chow Mo Wan: Maybe the reason she didn't answer was not that her reactions were delayed but simply that she didn't love me.
Chow Mo Wan: So at last, I got it. It's entirely beyond my control.
Chow Mo Wan: The only thing left for me... was to give up.
Mr. Wang: Our cabin attendants are superbly designed... But there's only one problem : when they've served on so many long journeys, fatigue begins to set it. For example, they might want to laugh, but the smile would be slow to come. They might want to cry, but the tear wouldn't well up till the next day...