Cousin cousine (1975)
Jacques, Ludovic's Uncle: I'm going to sing you something.
Wedding Guest: Please no! You sing off-key!
Jacques, Ludovic's Uncle: No? Well then, I'll show you my ass!
Ludovic: I teach dancing.
Ludovic: No-no. Tango, tap, jerk, Charleston.
Marthe: How did you become a dance teacher?
Ludovic: By chance. It's fun.
Marthe: I want to cry, but I can't. I've never known how to cry. I try but I can't.
Ludovic: It's a shame. People should look for adventure, if only for an hour every so often.
Ludovic: When I first moved to Paris, I lived near the Folies-Bergeres. I used to leave my door ajar, hoping a girl would wander in. No luck.
Marthe: When I was younger, I kept falling in love. I'd see a boy, I'd like him. I couldn't sleep. I'd be crazy about him, but I wouldn't let him touch me. I was so stupid.
Marthe: What a pretty hat.
Ludovic: It'd look great on you.
Marthe: My husband hates me to wear hats.
Ludovic: Then I'll buy it for you.
Marthe: Okay! I'll wear it home. The look on his face! What does your wife hate?
Ludovic: Flashy ties. She thinks they're vulgar.
Marthe: I'll buy you a hideous tie.
Ludovic: Great! I'll wear it to the clinic!
Pascal: I ate dinner. I've got to work tonight. Were you held up?
Marthe: No-no. I didn't want to work today. Ludovic and I went swimming. We had so much fun. Then we went to the movies. A Laurel and Hardy film.
Pascal: Laurel and Hardy?
Marthe: What's going to happen now?
Ludovic: We could say "tu" and "toi."
Marthe: That's not easy for me. But I promise I'll try.
Ludovic: Then two things. First we either sleep together or we don't.
Marthe: If we do, we'll have to lie, you to your wife and me to Pascal. Kind of pathetic, isn't it? Or we could do it and then say goodbye forever.
Ludovic: Then I'd rather not.
Ludovic: We'll keep it platonic and just enjoy being together.
Marthe: They'll be jeolous.
Ludovic: So what? Our conscience will be clear. The years will go by. We'll be a stunning couple. "Do you realize they've been together 20 years and have never had sex?" "No, really!"
Marthe: [laughs] What we have is fabulous. Will it stay that way?
Marthe: A year ago, I wanted to die. I spent a whole day trying to decide how. But I didn't have the guts.
Ludovic: You wanted to die? Why?
Marthe: I felt wretched. My job, my husband, my kid. Some days it all seems so stupid.
Pascal: [drunk, grabbing Marthe's mother] Your daughter's not bad, but you're fantastic. I love you! Men should marry their wives' mothers first.
Ludovic: We're going to leave.
Marthe: As you like.
Pascal: [observing from the other side of the room] That's funny. You two say "tu" and "toi." Karine and I use "vous."
Karine: I'll be all smiles for your sake. I've decided to stop boring people. You'll see. I can be funny. I was like that once, wasn't I?
Marthe's mother: Your dad has given me a new lease on life. Today, I even listened to the news on the radio. But it was of no interest.
Ludovic: As a boy, I wanted to be a bum. My parents wouldn't let me.
Marthe: Undress me. It's a surprise. Hurry, we've only got an hour.
Marthe: I'd like to travel, but not as a tourist. I'd like to stay in places indefinitely.
Marthe: Someday I'd like you to make me cry. I told you that before. I can't seem to cry.
Ludovic: I promise to try.
Pascal: Talk to your sister. She'll listen to you. She has to understand that a man can only prove himself by sleeping with other women. I love Marthe. I want to keep her. What counts in life is family. I'm very family-oriented.
Pascal: She makes a show of her affair. What kind of example is that for our son? I did it in secret. In secret, it's okay.
Pascal: It's about decency!