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Quirky and Magical: 34 Quotes from Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

by Louise W. Rice

Ever since the movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind came out in 2004, it has captivated and enchanted audiences across the world. It has won countless awards and praises for writing, acting, and editing.

For those who haven’t seen it yet, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is a touching and heartbreaking depiction of a love story between two people. It shows the lengths some people are willing to go just to move on from heartbreak. For those who have seen the movie and know what a masterpiece it is, here are the best 34 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind quotes.

34 Best Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Quotes

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Quotes About Love and Pain

#1. “I could die right now… I’m just so happy. I’ve never felt that before. I’m just exactly where I want to be.” — Joel Barish

#2. “I think if there’s this truly seductive quality about Clementine, it’s that her personality promises to take you out of the mundane. It’s like an amazing, burning meteorite that will carry you to another world where things are exciting.” — Joel Barish

#3. “Come back and make up a goodbye, at least. Let’s pretend we had one.” — Clementine Kruczynski

#4. “It would be different. If we could just give it another go-round.” — Joel Barish

#5. “I thought I knew her so well, but I don’t know her at all. What a loss to spend that much time with someone, only to find out that she’s a stranger.” — Joel Barish

#6. “The bloom is off the rose, at this point.” — Clementine Kruczynski

#7. “I wish I had stayed, too. Now I wish I had stayed. I wish I had done a lot of things. I wish I had. I wish I had stayed. I do.” — Joel Barish

#8. “I don’t know! I don’t know! I’m lost! I’m scared! I feel like I’m disappearing! My skin’s coming off! I’m getting old! Nothing makes any sense to me! Nothing makes any sense!” — Clementine Kruczynski

#9. “Meet me… In Montauk.” — Clementine Kruczynski

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Quotes About Memories

#10. “How happy is the blameless vestal’s lot! The world forgetting, by the world forgot. Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind! Each prayer accepted, and each wish resigned.” — Alexander Pope (Mary Svevo)

#11. “Remember me. Try your best. Maybe we can.” — Clementine Kruczynski

#12. “I walked out the door. There’s no memory left.” — Joel Barish

#13. “Look at it out here! It’s all falling apart. I’m erasing you, and I’m happy! You did it to me first. I can’t believe you did this to me. Clem! Did you hear me? By morning, you’ll be gone! The perfect ending to this piece of sh*t story!” — Joel Barish

#14. “Please let me keep this memory, just this one.” — Joel Barish

#15. “You’ll remember me in the morning and you’ll come to me, and you’ll tell me about us, and we’ll start over.” — Clementine Kruczynski

Insightful Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Quotes

#16. “Constantly talking isn’t necessarily communicating.” — Joel Barish

#17. “Blessed are the forgetful, for they get the better even of their blunders.” — Friedrich Nietzsche (Mary Svevo)

#18. “Too many guys think I’m a concept, or I complete them, or I’m gonna make them alive. But I’m just a f*cked-up girl who’s looking for my own peace of mind; don’t assign me yours.” — Clementine Kruczynski

#19. “It’s amazing, isn’t it? What Howard gives to the world? To let people begin again. It’s beautiful. You look at a baby and it’s so pure and so free, and so clean, and adults are like this mess of sadness and phobias, and Howard just makes it all go away.” — Mary Svevo

#20. “People have to share things. That’s what intimacy is.” — Clementine Kruczynski

#21. “Sometimes I think people don’t understand how lonely it is to be a kid; like you don’t matter. So, I’m eight, and I have these toys, these dolls. My favorite is this ugly girl doll who I call Clementine, and I keep yelling at her, “You can’t be ugly! Be pretty!” It’s weird; like if I can transform her, I would magically change, too.” — Clementine Kruczynski

#22. “I’m always anxious, thinking I’m not living my life to the fullest, taking advantage of every possibility, make sure I’m not wasting one second of the little time I have.” — Clementine Kruczynski

#23. “I thought you knew that about me. I ran back to the bonfire, trying to outrun my humiliation, I think.” — Joel Barish

#24. “You stop listening to what is true, and what is true is constantly changing.” — Clementine Kruczynski

#25. “I don’t need nice. I don’t need myself to be it, and I don’t need anybody else to be it at me.” — Clementine Kruczynski

Funny Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Quotes

#26. “I apply my personality in a paste.” — Clementine Kruczynski

#27. “Are we like those bored couples you feel sorry for in restaurants? Are we the dining dead? I can’t stand the idea of us being a couple of people think that about.” — Joel Barish

#28. “Sand is overrated. It’s just tiny, little rocks.” — Joel Barish

#29. “Look, man, I’m telling you right off the bat, I’m high maintenance. So, I’m not gonna tip-toe around your marriage or whatever it is you got going on there. If you wanna be with me, you’re with me.” — Clementine Kruczynski

#30. “Drink up, young man. It’ll make the whole seduction part less repugnant.” — Clementine Kruczynski

#31. “Valentine’s Day is a holiday invented by greeting card companies to make people feel like crap.” — Joel Barish

#32. “We are David and Ruth Laskin. Which one do you want to be? I prefer to be Ruth, but I’m flexible.” — Clementine Kruczynski

#33. “Why do I fall in love with every woman I see who shows me the least bit of attention?” — Joel Barish

#34. “I thought maybe you were a nut. But you were exciting.” — Clementine Kruczynski


When we’re heartbroken, letting go of the one we loved seems like an impossible task. As the famous tagline from the movie reads “You can erase someone from your mind. Getting them out of your heart is another story.”

We hope you enjoyed these Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind quotes and that you can find some comfort in them. If you’re trying to get over someone, just remember, time heals all wounds.

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