Before Sunset

I mean, I always think of
Thomas Wolfe, you know,

if you ever seen that little
one page note to reader

in the front of "Look Homeward, Angel",
you know what I'm talking about?

Anyway, he says that we are
the sum of all the moments of our lives,

and that anybody who sits down to write
is gonna use the clay of their own mind,
that you can't avoid that.
So when I look at my own life,
you know, I have to admit,
right...that I've...

I've never been around
a bunch of guns, or violence.

You know, not really.
No political intrigue or...
helicopter crash, right?

But my life, from my own point of view,
has been full of drama, right?

And, so, I thought that
if I could write a book that...

...that could capture what
it's like to really meet somebody

I mean the most exciting thing
that's ever happened to me

is to really meet somebody,
make that connection,
and if I could...

...make that valuable,
you know, to capture that,
that would be the attempt or...
Did I answer your question?
I'll try to be more specific...
Were there ever a French young
woman on the train you met,

and... spent an evening with?
See, to me, that...
that's not important, you know?
So that's a "yes".
All right, since I'm in France
and this is last stop in
my book tour,

Mr. Wallace,
the book ends on an
ambiguous note.

We don't know!
Do you think they get back
together in six months,

like they promise each other?
Like they promised, uh...
I think I answered that. You know, it's...
It's a good test.
Right? If you're a romantic
or a cynic.

I mean, you think...
you think they get back together,

you don't, for sure,
and you hope they do,
but, you know, youÂ’re not sure