Janine Garnier Quotes in Mon oncle d'AmÃ©rique (1980)
Janine Garnier Quotes:
Janine Garnier: Don't worry. I won't steal your memories.
Janine Garnier: Like most people, I thought happiness was something I had coming to me. Like an inheritance... from an uncle in America.
Zambeaux, le reprÃ©sentant de la direction gÃ©nÃ©rale Ã Paris: America doesn't exist. I should know. I lived. there.
Janine Garnier: At school I loved to clown around. I nearly got expelled. I heard Sacha Guitry was expelled six times, so I was proud. But Papa said he was a reactionary.
Janine Garnier: Did you bring your whole library?
Jean Le Gall: The problem of the wayward intellectual: what to take? Balzac or Stendhal? Lenin or Trotsky?
Janine Garnier: What's that?
Jean Le Gall: Pictures and documentation for a book I've wanted to write. But with the wife, the children...
Janine Garnier: A book?
Jean Le Gall: About the sun. The history of the sun. Men's ideas about the sun since the dawn of time.
Janine Garnier: A Renaissance man. You told me you wanted to be Prime Minister. Now you are writing a book.
Jean Le Gall: They're not incompatible. In fact, they go together. Think of Blum, Herriot, Edgar Faure or Pompidou.
Janine Garnier: I've always loved to try new things. You're shocked?
Janine Garnier: You read "The Gold King" up there?
Jean Le Gall: No. You missed. My reading place was the top of a tree. I'll show you. I was forbidden to climb trees. Since they trusted me - mistakenly - they never looked for me up there. It was great. All I could see was sky.
Zambeaux, le reprÃ©sentant de la direction gÃ©nÃ©rale Ã Paris: An hors d'oeuvre?
Janine Garnier: Not for me, but have the rillette. It's a specialty here in Anjou.
Zambeaux, le reprÃ©sentant de la direction gÃ©nÃ©rale Ã Paris: You just want the pike a beurre blanc, Me, too.
Zambeaux, le reprÃ©sentant de la direction gÃ©nÃ©rale Ã Paris: They had to dine out so often that now all his wife can stomach is tea and toast. But his mistress has a secret recipe for spaghetti carbonara.
Janine Garnier: Can't his wife make spaghetti?
Zambeaux, le reprÃ©sentant de la direction gÃ©nÃ©rale Ã Paris: Heretic! Carbonara is an art! First, the eggs mustn't curdle - You're not listening.
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