5 to 7 (2014) quotes

Director
Victor Levin.

Cast
Anton Yelchin.
Bérénice Marlohe.

An aspiring novelist enters into a relationship with a woman, though there’s just one catch: She’s married and the couple can only meet between the hours of 5 and 7 each evening.

Maybe there are some people you marry and people you love.
– Arielle

[in his book] Thousands of years ago, somebody came up with the idea of impermanence of the beauty and inevitability of change. I’m pretty sure they had just been dumped.
– Brian
I had a long time to consider the value of memory, and the idea that just because something doesn’t last forever doesn’t mean its worth is diminished. Maybe it was just a rationalization – easier on the soul than mourning what might have been – the life unlived. I honestly don’t know, but I chose to believe in memory. I chose to believe in her. I chose to believe that the bond was never broken and that we carried each other in our hearts. As a secret singularity. She made me a writer. She made me a man.
– Brian
There would be other loves. Even great loves. But she was right, only one remained perfect.
– Brian

Put aside your notions about how people are, Brian. The world will surprise you with its grace if you let it.
– Arielle

I think that there are two forces on Earth you never want to be fighting. One is Mother Nature.The other is love.
– Arlene

I don’t know if I’ll ever see her again. I don’t know if that’s a good thing, or a bad one. But I will promise you this. Your favorite story, whatever it might be, was written for one reader.
– Brian

As little as you want to write when you’re happy, that’s now much you have to write when you’re miserable. Your passions need to go somewhere, and this is the only place left. Your suffering has to be good for something. It’s not for me to say if the words were worth the price.
– Brian

Just so you know, you’re a natural lover. Your body expresses beautifully what’s in your heart.
– Arielle
I’m just going to write that down…
– Brian

In New York, you’re never more than 20 feet away from someone you know, or someone you’re meant to know.
– Brian

I’m sad. It was the beginning.
– Arielle
Of what?
– Brian
Belief.
– Arielle

Till then, then.
– Brian

It’s one of two things. Or possibly both.
– Brian
What is?
– Arielle
Either no one is immune to your charms, or the world really can surprise you with its grace.
– Brian

Sometimes, life is… really something.
– Brian
Maybe you should write fortune cookies.
– Arielle

And because… the future has a way of arriving whether you want it to or not.
– Jane

In my culture, if we didn’t have things to judge harshly, we wouldn’t know what to do all day.
– Brian