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Quotations from An American in Paris

An American in Paris is a romance musical film about a struggling artist living in Paris. Luckily, an influential heiress becomes interested in his art. However, he ends up falling in love witha cabaret singer. The movie is full of complicated love, dancing, and singing. It won six Oscar Awards including Best Picture and Best Music. Directed by Vincente Minnelli. Starring Gene Kelly, Lesle Caron, and Oscar Levant.

Read and enjoy these quotes from the film An American in Paris below.

Adam Cook: It's not a pretty face, I grant you, but underneath its flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.

Jerry Mulligan: That's quite a dress you almost have on.
Milo Roberts: Thanks.
Jerry Mulligan: What holds it up?
Milo Roberts: Modesty.

Jerry Mulligan: Back home everyone said I didn't have any talent. They might be saying the same thing over here but it sounds better in French.

Lise Bouvier: Maybe Paris has a way of making people forget.
Jerry Mulligan: Paris? No. Not this city. It's too real and too beautiful to ever let you forget anything.

Henri Baurel: Be happy! You only find the right woman once.
Adam Cook: That many times?

Adam Cook: I'm a concert pianist. That's a pretentious way of saying I'm... unemployed at the moment.

Jerry Mulligan: What gets me is, I don't know anything about her. We manage to be together for a few moments and then off she goes. Sometimes we have a wonderful time together and other times it's no fun at all. But I got to be with her.

Jerry Mulligan: She's one of those third year girls who gripe my liver...You know, American college kids. They come over here to take their third year and lap up a little culture...They're officious and dull. They're always making profound observations they've overheard.

Jerry Mulligan: Well, uh, with a binding like you've got, people are going to want to know what's in the book.

Lise Bouvier: Jerry, don't let me leave you this way.
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