Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind

Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind is one of my fav films. If you haven’t seen it, you should.  I won’t spoil it, but the basic plot is as follows. Skip it if you like.

SPOILER: It’s about a guy called Joel (Jim Carrey) who falls in love with a girl called Clementine (Kate Winslet), but they have a really messy break up and she decides to get the memory of him erased. When he finds out she did this, he does it too, but realises half way through that he doesn’t want to erase the memory of her. END SPOILER.

The following is a quote by Alexander Pope, which was recited by Kirsten Dunst’s character during the film:

“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.”

And another by Friedrich Nietzche:

“Blessed are the forgetful: for they get the better even of their blunders.”

I like this one better. I like quotes that make you think.


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