20 brilliantly uplifting quotes from ’The Intouchables’

’The Intouchables,’ a film based on a true story, attracted an army of fans immediately after its release. And it’s no wonder: it’s the story of a wealthy paralyzed aristocrat, Philippe, who hired a guy off the street to be his assistant. It masterfully mixes comedy with drama, reminding us that life is a miracle — no matter what.

LikeAble takes a look at the most notable quotes from this movie, filled to the brim with optimistic philosophy.

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’The pain sometimes goes away, but the thoughts are still here.’
’It’s not music if you can’t dance to it.’
’It doesn’t matter who you are on the outside, the main thing is who you are on the inside.’
’Tell me, Driss, why do you think people are interested in art?’
’I don’t know, it’s a business?’
’No. That’s because it’s the only thing one leaves behind.’
’Be careful. You know guys from the suburbs have no mercy.
’That’s what I want. No mercy.’
’You enjoy paintings?’
’I do. I adore Raphael.’
’I prefer other ninja turtles.’
’I’m a frozen steak thrown in a burning pan: I don’t feel anything, but it’s still painful.’
’I might be naive, but I still hope I have something more than my bank account.’
’Don’t wait for things to get easier, simpler, better. Life will always be complicated.’ Learn to be happy right now. Otherwise, you’ll run out of time.’
’My true disability is not having to be in a wheel chair. It’s having to be without her.’
’Do you have references?’
’References? I do.’
’So? We’re all ears.’
’Kool and the Gang,’ ’Earth, Wind and Fire.’ Those are good references, aren’t they?’
’What about you? You know Chopin, Schubert, Berlioz?’
’You’re asking me if I know Berlioz? I’d be surprised if YOU knew anything about Berlioz.’
’I’m a specialist, though.’
’Oh really … Who do you know there? Which building?’
’What do you mean which building? Berlioz was a famous composer before your residency was called after him.’
’What’s this?’
’Vivaldi, the Four Seasons.’
’Isn’t it Tom and Jerry?’
’116 lbs.’
’116 lbs? That’s really good. Unless she’s three feet tall.’
’He has a problem. A big one.’
’Shush yourself.’
’He’s a tree … A singing tree. In German?’
’Shush!’
’Stop shushing me! It’s in German anyway. As if it wasn’t enough. You’re crazy. Oh man. How long does it last?’
’Four hours.’
’Damn.’
’Take off the robe, it’s like a nuthouse in here.’
’It’s intellectual. Emotional. It comes before the physical relationship for me.’
’Intellectual alright, but what if she looks like a dog? You’d be having an intellectual relationship with a dog.’
’So, Philippe. I’m not staying for lunch.’
’Why?’
’I’m not leaving you alone. You just happen to have a date.’
’A date? What do you mean?’
’Don’t freak out. It’ll be fine. Only this time you can’t flee.’
’Don’t give up. Never give up until the fight is over.’

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