When looking for quotes from an extremely trippy movie, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind quotes are great to choose from. The movie follows a group of characters in a world much like today except that they have the technology to have memories of specific people erased forever. Joel and Clementine are the major characters and this plot leads to many memorable quotes about memory and people.

  1. "Well, technically speaking, the operation is brain damage, but it's on a par with a night of heavy drinking. Nothing you'll miss." This is a great quote from "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" as the doctor is explaining what the memory-erasing procedure is like. Joel still goes through with the procedure even after hearing that it is similar to a light dose of brain damage. 

  2. "Meet me... in Montauk..." Clementine states this during the movie and Montauk plays a very important role. This quote is important as it is where Clementine and Joel come together in before and even after memory loss. 

  3. "Sand is overrated. It's just tiny, little rocks." This quote resonates well beyond the movie as Joel comments on the beaches of Montauk while at a party.  Joel isn't one to enjoy these little rocks and the beach plays an important part beyond this great quote. 

  4. "Random thoughts for Valentine's Day, 2004. Today is a holiday invented by greeting card companies. To make people feel like crap." One of the most popular quotes from the movie and actually seen on many tattoos, Joel makes his feelings known about Valentines Day. This humorous quip is a perfectly humorous component of the movie. 

  5. "Adults are, like, this mess of sadness and phobias." This statement cynically looks at humans and the mess they'd made of their memories. Mary makes this point clear and the moment leads to a memorable quote. 

  6. "You know me, I'm impulsive." An underlying theme in this movie is addressed by this quote as all the characters act impulsively with erasing their memories.  This impulsiveness gets them in nothing but trouble. 

  7. "Are we like couples you see in restaurants? Are we the dining dead?" Clementine considers boring couples to be nothing more than zombies. This quote is a favorite for any fan of the "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind."

  8. "Joel, I'm not a concept." This important quote is made by Clementine when arguing with Joel and explaining that she is not there to complete him or make him feel alive. She doesn't want him to see her as something special as she doesn't see herself as such.

  9. "Really? There's a stalker book? Great, I gotta read that one." Clementine initially jokes that she thinks Joel is a stalker. After claiming that she talked to him first, she explains that this is the oldest trick in the book while he responds with this great quote. 

  10. "It would be different, if we could just give it another go-round." This quote is one of the best from the "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" because the main characters get another chance to be together after they both get their memories erased. 

- Justin Glodowski