"Waking Life" quotes

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A man shuffles through a dream meeting various people and discussing the meanings and purposes of the universe.

Director: Richard Linklater
Writer: Richard Linklater
Production: N/A
Year: 2001
MetaScore: 83/100
ImdbRating: 7.8
BoxOffice: $2,901,447
Released: 07 Mar 2002
Awards: 5 wins & 21 nominations

69 Clips

We must realize we're being conditioned on a mass scale - Waking Life 00:36
We must realize we're being conditioned on a mass scale
And everyone knows fun rules Yeah - Waking Life 00:07
And everyone knows fun rules Yeah
So I can't adjust lights - Waking Life 00:36
So I can't adjust lights
Resistance is not futile We will win this - Waking Life 00:20
Resistance is not futile We will win this
We must realize we're being conditioned on a mass scale - Waking Life 00:09
We must realize we're being conditioned on a mass scale
But didn't I mention The ongoing wow is happening right now - Waking Life 00:08
But didn't I mention The ongoing wow is happening right now
Dream is destiny - Waking Life 00:05
Dream is destiny
Life is a matter of a miracle - Waking Life 00:10
Life is a matter of a miracle
Later Super perfundo on the early eve of your day - Waking Life 00:05
Later Super perfundo on the early eve of your day
If the world is false and nothing is true then everything is possible - Waking Life 00:08
If the world is false and nothing is true then everything is...
What a bunch of garbage Liberal Democrat conservative Republican - Waking Life 00:23
What a bunch of garbage Liberal Democrat conservative...
The quest is to be liberated from the negative - Waking Life 00:29
The quest is to be liberated from the negative
A single ego is an absurdly narrow vantage - Waking Life 00:17
A single ego is an absurdly narrow vantage
And his environmental interaction - Waking Life 00:35
And his environmental interaction
When it was over all I could think about was how - Waking Life 00:32
When it was over all I could think about was how
I do not await the future - Waking Life 00:19
I do not await the future
And I think That's not just the smell of vomit - Waking Life 00:34
And I think That's not just the smell of vomit
What's the story - Waking Life 00:32
What's the story
I've been thinking about something you said - Waking Life 00:23
I've been thinking about something you said
I'm not saying you don't know what you're talking about - Waking Life 00:09
I'm not saying you don't know what you're talking about
A thousand years is an instant There's nothing new - Waking Life 00:33
A thousand years is an instant There's nothing new
You have - Waking Life 00:37
You have
Actually there's only one instant right now And it's eternity - Waking Life 00:07
Actually there's only one instant right now And it's...
What are the barriers that keep people - Waking Life 00:22
What are the barriers that keep people
My transport should be an extension of my personality Voila - Waking Life 00:35
My transport should be an extension of my personality Voila
The message is we should never write ourselves off - Waking Life 00:14
The message is we should never write ourselves off
The idea is to remain in a state of departure while always arriving - Waking Life 00:07
The idea is to remain in a state of departure while always...
I refuse to take existentialism as just another fashion - Waking Life 00:34
I refuse to take existentialism as just another fashion
They say dreams are real only as long as they last - Waking Life 00:08
They say dreams are real only as long as they last
Ever have a job you hated and worked real hard at - Waking Life 00:33
Ever have a job you hated and worked real hard at
Could we do that again I know we haven't met - Waking Life 00:34
Could we do that again I know we haven't met
The trick is to combine your waking rational abilities - Waking Life 00:16
The trick is to combine your waking rational abilities
Things have been tough for dreamers - Waking Life 00:36
Things have been tough for dreamers
It seems to come out of a striving and a frustration - Waking Life 00:37
It seems to come out of a striving and a frustration
A friend once told me the worst mistake you can make - Waking Life 00:16
A friend once told me the worst mistake you can make
And on romantic evenings of self - Waking Life 00:08
And on romantic evenings of self
I've been thinking also about something you said - Waking Life 01:07
I've been thinking also about something you said
I'm not saying that you don't know what you're talking about - Waking Life 00:28
I'm not saying that you don't know what you're talking about
I go salsa dancing with my confusion - Waking Life 00:22
I go salsa dancing with my confusion
I feel like my transport should be an extension of my personality - Waking Life 03:30
I feel like my transport should be an extension of my...
I do not await the future - Waking Life 00:50
I do not await the future
Dream is destiny - Waking Life 00:10
Dream is destiny
Did you ever have a job that you hated and worked real hard at - Waking Life 01:11
Did you ever have a job that you hated and worked real hard...
Daydream or distraction - Waking Life 10:33
Daydream or distraction
Creation seems to come out of imperfection - Waking Life 04:34
Creation seems to come out of imperfection
Could we do that again - Waking Life 02:03
Could we do that again
Coming to the evolution of mankind - Waking Life 10:23
Coming to the evolution of mankind
As the pattern gets more intricate and subtle - Waking Life 02:44
As the pattern gets more intricate and subtle
Are you a dreamer - Waking Life 02:12
Are you a dreamer
And where most consider their individual relationship to the universe - Waking Life 00:49
And where most consider their individual relationship to the...
And it had to be easy when it was just simple survival - Waking Life 03:37
And it had to be easy when it was just simple survival
A thousand years is but an instant - Waking Life 02:58
A thousand years is but an instant
A philosophy of despair - Waking Life 06:03
A philosophy of despair
You can't fight city hall - Waking Life 06:45
You can't fight city hall
You can do anything - Waking Life 00:35
You can do anything
When it was over - Waking Life 01:51
When it was over
What you do makes a difference - Waking Life 00:39
What you do makes a difference
What a bunch of garbage - Waking Life 01:13
What a bunch of garbage
We have got to realize that we're being conditioned on a mass scale - Waking Life 00:30
We have got to realize that we're being conditioned on a...
They say that dreams are only real as long as they last - Waking Life 00:27
They say that dreams are only real as long as they last
There's only one instant - Waking Life 00:19
There's only one instant
Then everything is possible - Waking Life 00:27
Then everything is possible
The quest is to be liberated from the negative - Waking Life 01:02
The quest is to be liberated from the negative
The ongoing WOW is happening right NOW - Waking Life 00:15
The ongoing WOW is happening right NOW
The answer to that can be found in another question and that's this - Waking Life 00:51
The answer to that can be found in another question and...
Super perfundo on the early eve of your day - Waking Life 00:16
Super perfundo on the early eve of your day
Resistance is not futile - Waking Life 01:07
Resistance is not futile
Not the century of slavery - Waking Life 02:33
Not the century of slavery
Man wants chaos - Waking Life 02:58
Man wants chaos

Cast

Young Boy Playing Paper Game - Trevor Jack Brooks
Young Girl Playing Paper Game - Lorelei Linklater
Main Character - Wiley Wiggins
Accordion Player - Glover Gill
Violin Player - Lara Hicks
Viola Player - Ames Asbell
Viola Player - Leigh Mahoney
Cello Player - Sara Nelson
Piano Player - Jeanine Attaway
Bass Player - Erik Grostic
Boat Car Guy - Bill Wise
Philosophy Professor - Robert C. Solomon
Self - Kim Krizan
Shape-Shifting Man - Eamonn Healy
Burning Man - J.C. Shakespeare
Jesse - Ethan Hawke
Celine - Julie Delpy
Angry Man in Jail - Charles Gunning
Self - David Sosa
Man in Car with P.A. - Alex Jones
Coffee Shop Chatter - Carol Dawson
Coffee Shop Chatter - Lisa Moore
Chimpanzee - Steve Fitch
Man Writing a Novel at the Bar - Alex Nixon
Woman Talking to the Novel Writer - Violet Nichols
Man Talking to the Bartender - Steven Prince
Bartender - Ken Webster
Woman on TV - Mary McBay
Man on TV - Kregg A. Foote
Man with the Long Hair - Jason T. Hodge
Guy Talking about Turning the Light on in Dreams - John Christensen
Man Talking to Caveh - David Jewell
One of Four Men - Adam Goldberg
One of Four Men - Nicky Katt
One of Four Men - Jason Liebrecht
One of Four Men - Brent Green
Man on the Lamppost - RC Whittaker
Mr. Debord - Hymie Samuelson
Man on the Train - David Martínez
Young Disappearing Guy - Ryan Power
Soap Opera Woman - Tiana Hux
Goatee Man - Steve Brudniak
Friendly Girl - Marta Banda
Interviewed on Television - Steven Soderbergh
Old Man - Charles Murdock
Quiet Woman at Restaurant - Mona Lee Fultz
Older Artist in the Park - Edith Mannix
Old Woman Sitting for a Portrait - Bess Cox
Kierkegaard Disciple - Louis Black
Pinball Playing Man - Richard Linklater
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