Amelie
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Amélie Poulain: At least you'll never be a vegetable - even artichokes have hearts.

Amélie Poulain: She doesn't relate to other people. She was always a lonely child.

Old Man at the Two Windmills: Still, true love does exist.
Suzanne, Owner Two Windmills bar: I know. After 30 years behind a bar, I'm an expert. I'll even give you the recipe. Take two regulars, mix them together and let them stew. It never fails.

The Sacré-Coeur Boy: The fool looks at a finger that points at the sky.

Bretodeau, The Box Man: Life's funny. To a kid, time always drags. Suddenly you're fifty. All that's left of your childhood... fits in a rusty little box.

Narrator: With a prompter in every cellar window whispering comebacks, shy people would have the last laugh.

Amélie: I am nobody's little weasel.

Man in photo: She is in love.
Nino Quincampoix: I don't even know her.
Man in photo: Oh, you know her.
Nino Quincampoix: Since when?
Man in photo: Since always.
Man in photo: In your dreams.

Hipolito, The Writer: Without you, today's emotions would be the scurf of yesterday's.

Joseph: Cram it, failure.
Hipolito, The Writer: Failed writer, failed life... I love the word "fail." Failure is human destiny.
Joseph: It's gasbag time.
Hipolito, The Writer: Failure teaches us that life is but a draft, a long rehearsal for a show that will never play.
Joseph: I bet he stole that.
Hipolito, The Writer: I do have some original ideas, but people always steal them.
Hipolito, The Writer: Same as your women.
Joseph: Meaning?
Hipolito, The Writer: You'd better get used to it.

Narrator: Amelie has a strange feeling of absolute harmony. It's a perfect moment. A soft light, a scent in the air, the quiet murmur of the city. A surge of love, an urge to help mankind overcomes her.

Amélie: It's better to help people than garden gnomes.

Narrator: Philoméne likes the sound of the cat's bowl on the tiles. The cat likes overhearing children's stories.

Gina: Absence makes.
Nino Quincampoix: ...the heart grow fonder.

Raymond Dufayel aka Glass Man: So, my little Amélie, you don't have bones of glass. You can take life's knocks. If you let this chance pass, eventually, your heart will become as dry and brittle as my skeleton. So, go get him, for Pete's sake.

Hipolito (The Writer): We pass the time of day to forget how time passes.

Factual error: The film is set in 1997. There is a scene where Amelie knocks on a house door and in the background is a new model VW Beetle. These weren't available until early 1998. You can also see several scenes with various new models of Fiat Punto and VW Golf which weren't available until 1999. (00:19:00)

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Trivia: Amelie is shot in two main thematic colours: red and green, which vary according to situations and moods. Watch it again with that in mind.

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