Favorite quotes

From the Blood Brothers musical

It's just another ferry boat
A trip to the beach
But everything is possible
The world's within your reach

You don't even notice
The broken bottles in the sand
The oil in the water

And you can't understand
How living could be anything
Other than a dream

When you are young, free
And innocent
And just eighteen

And only if the three of them could stay like that forever
And only if we could predict no changes in the weather
And only if we didn't live in life as well as dreams
And only if we could stop
And be forever
Just eighteen

To Kalokairaki (The Summer)

To kalokairaki In the summer
Stin akrogialia On the coast
Mesa sto neraki In the water
Pleoum' agalia We are floating in embrace

Pefti to vradaki The night falls
Piani i drosia It gets chilly
Dos' mou ena filaki Give me a kiss
Ki ela pio konta And come closer

Ego ki esi Me and you
Esi ki ego You and me
Monoi pano sti gi Alone on top of the earth
Monoi sti gi Alone on the earth

Itan i Athina Athens was
Kombos sto laimo A knot around the neck
Nefos kai routina Smog and routine
Kai anhos tromero And terrible stress

Dos' mou ena tsigaro Give me a cigarette
Dos' mou kai fotia Give me a light, too
The' mou tha se paro My God, I will take you
Stin kafti tin ammoudia To the burning beach sand

Ego ki esi Me and you
Esi ki ego You and me
Monoi pano sti gi Alone on top of the earth
Monoi sti gi Alone on the earth

Tilefono htipaei A phone rings
Vouliazei to nisi The island sinks
Kai t' oneiro skorpaei And the dream dissolves
Stou grafeiou ti voui Amidst the office noise

Petagom' idromenos I jump up sweating
Douleveis kai gelas You work and laugh
S'akouo san hamenos I hear you, as if lost,
Sto refrain na tragoudas Singing during the chorus

Ego ki esi Me and you
Esi ki ego You and me
Monoi pano sti gi Alone on top of the earth
Monoi sti gi Alone on the earth

From the Starlight Express musical


I guess I'm not too good at keeping love alive for long.
I think I've found the answers but the answer's always wrong.
My first love was my true love and it should have been my last.
The only time I'm happy's when I'm dreaming in the past.

Next time you fall in love
It better be with me,
The way it used to be.
Back then was when
We touched the Starlight.

Sometimes you turn away from what your heart tells you is right
And so you settle for whatever gets you through the night.
The flame you thought was dead may suddenly begin to burn
And broken hearts can be repaired, that's something that you learn.


I've re-lived every moment that I ever shared with you.
What fools we were to end a dream that looked like coming true.

From the Requiem for Methuselah episode of the original Star Trek series

[ These are the closing lines of the episode. A plot summary is available. ]

You wouldn't understand that, would you Spock? You see, I feel sorrier for you than I do for him. Because you'll never know the things that love can drive a man to. The ecstasies, the miseries, the broken rules, the desperate choices, the glorious failures, the glorious victories. All of these things, you'll never know simply because the word love isn't written into your book. Goodnight Spock.


Goodnight doctor.


I do wish he could forget her.

[Spock, who after McCoy leaves starts a mind meld with Kirk:]


From the Nuovo Cinema Paradiso movie

[Alfredo told this story to the young man Toto.]

Once upon a time, a king gave a feast. And there came the most beautiful princesses of the realm. Now, a soldier, who was standing guard, saw the king's daughter go by. She was the most beautiful one, and he immediately fell in love with her. But what could a poor soldier do when it came to the daughter of the king? Well, finally, one day, he managed to meet her, and he told her that he could no longer live without her. The princess was so impressed by his strong feelings that she said to the soldier: "If you can wait 100 days and 100 nights under my balcony, then at the end of it, I shall be yours." Damn! The soldier immediately went there and waited one day. And two days. And ten. And then twenty. And every evening, the princess looked out of her window, but he never moved. During rain, during wind, during snow, he was always there. The bird shat on his head, and the bees stung him, but he didn't budge. After ninety nights, he had become all dried up, all white, and the tears streamed from his eyes. He couldn't hold them back. He no longer had the strength to sleep. All that time, the princess watched him. And on the 99th night, the soldier stood up, took his chair, and went away.

[Later in the movie, Toto has learned a bit more about life, and presents his interpretation of the story's ending.]

In one more night, the princess would have been his. But she also could not possibly have kept her promise. And it would have been terrible. He would have died. This way, however, at least for 99 days, he was living under the illusion that she was there, waiting for him.

Transcription © 2003 Apostolos Lerios