50 Call Me By Your Name Quotes That’ll Touch Your Soul

The film Call Me by Your Name is a romantic drama released in 2017. The story follows 17-year-old Elio Perlman and Oliver, a 24-year-old American graduate student who comes to work for Elio’s father during the summer. Elio and Oliver quickly become close and eventually fall in love. The film has been praised for its accurate portrayal of the Italian summer, its music, and its acting. However, some have criticized it for its slow pacing. Here are some of our favorite Call Me by Your Name Quotes.

50 Call Me By Your Name Quotes

1. “Well, if you only knew how little I really know about the things that matter.” – Elio

2. “Each of us is like a moon that shows only a few facets to earth, but never its full sphere” ― André Aciman

3. “When you least expect it, nature has cunning ways of finding our weakest spot.” ― Mr. Perlman

4. “If there is any truth in the world, it lies when I’m with you, and if I find the courage to speak my truth to you one day, remind me to light a candle in thanksgiving at every altar in Rome.” ― André Aciman

5. “Something that was mine was in his mouth, more his than mine now. I don’t know what happened to me at that moment as I kept staring at him, but suddenly, I had a fierce urge to cry. And rather than fight it, as with orgasm, I simply let myself go, if only to show him something equally private about me as well.” ― André Aciman

6. “I reached for him and muffled my sobs against his shoulder. I was crying because no stranger had ever been so kind or gone so far for me….I was crying because I’d never known so much gratitude and there was no other way to show it.” ― André Aciman

7. “Most of us can’t help but live as though we’ve got two lives to live, one is the mockup, the other the finished version, and then there are all those versions in between.” ― André Aciman

8. “Maybe it made sense when you wrote it.” – Elio

9. “Can’t stand the silence. I need to speak to you.” – Elio

10. “Time makes us sentimental. Perhaps, in the end, it is because of time that we suffer.” ― André Aciman

11. “Whatever happens between us, Elio, I just want you to know. Don’t ever say you didn’t know.” ― André Aciman

12. “I suddenly realized that we were on borrowed time, that time is always borrowed, and that the lending agency exacts its premium precisely when we are least prepared to pay and need to borrow more.” ― André Aciman

13. “People who read are hiders. They hide who they are. People who hide don’t always like who they are.” ― Marzia

14. “The Cosmic Fragments by Heraclitus: The meaning of the river flowing is not that all things are changing so that we cannot encounter them twice, but that some things stay the same only by changing.” ― Oliver

15. “Right now there’s sorrow. I don’t envy the pain. But I envy you the pain.” ― André Aciman

16. “I’m like you,’ he said.’I remember everything.’I stopped for a second. If you remember everything, I wanted to say, and if you are really like me, then before you leave tomorrow, or when you’re just ready to shut the door of the taxi and have already said goodbye to everyone else and there’s not a thing left to say in this life, then, just this once, turn to me, even in jest, or as an afterthought, which would have meant everything to me when we were together, and, as you did back then, look me in the face, hold my gaze, and call me by your name” ― André Aciman

17. “We rip out so much of ourselves to be cured of things faster than we should that we go bankrupt by the age of thirty and have less to offer each time we start with someone new. But to feel nothing so as not to feel anything – what a waste!” ― Andre Aciman

18. “Right now you may not want to feel anything. Maybe you never wanted to feel anything. And maybe it’s not to me you’ll want to speak about these things. But feel something you obviously did.” ― Mr. Perlman

19. “We belonged to each other, but had lived so far apart that we belonged to others now.” ― André Aciman

20. “Please don’t avoid me. It kills me. I can’t stand thinking you hate me. Your silence is killing me. I’d sooner die than know you hate me.” – Elio

21. “Trust me. I’m about to be a doctor.” – Oliver

22. “What if I grow to hate him?” – Elio

23. “He came. He left. Nothing else had changed. I had not changed. The world hadn’t changed. Yet nothing would be the same. All that remains is dreammaking and strange remembrance.” ― André Aciman

24. “- Elio: I think he was better than me. I think he was better than me.

– Mr. Perlman: I’m sure he’d say the same thing about you. Which flatters you both.” ― Elio ― Mr. Perlman

25. “Cinema is a mirror of reality and it is a filter.” ― Nico

26. “You know I’m not going anywhere.”  – Elio

27. “We had the stars, you and I. And this is given once only.” ― André Aciman

28. “I believe with every cell in my body that every cell in yours must not, must never, die, and if it does have to die, let it die inside my body.” ― André Aciman

29. “Call me by your name and I’ll call you by mine.” ― Oliver

30. “We may never speak about this again. But I hope you’ll never hold it against me that we did. I will have been a terrible father if, one day, you’d want to speak to me and felt that the door was shut or not sufficiently open.” ― André Aciman

31. “How wonderful, to walk half-drunk with a Lemonsoda on a muggy night like this around the gleaming slate cobblestones of Rome with someone’s arm around me.” ― André Aciman

32. “And on that evening when we grow older still we’ll speak about these two young men as though they were two strangers we met on the train and whom we admire and want to help along. And we’ll want to call it envy, because to call it regret would break our hearts.” ― André Aciman

33. “I watched him put the peach in his mouth and slowly begin to eat it, staring at me so intensely that I thought even lovemaking didn’t go so far…I could tell he was tasting it at that very instant.” ― André Aciman

34. “I could show you around.”  – Elio

35. “I may have come close, but I never had what you had. Something always held me back or stood in the way. How you live your life is your business. But remember, our hearts and our bodies are given to us only once.” ― André Aciman

36. “How you live your life is your business, just remember, our hearts and our bodies are given to us only once. And before you know it, your heart is worn out, and, as for your body, there comes a point when no one looks at it, much less wants to come near it. Right now, there’s sorrow, pain. Don’t kill it and with it the joy you’ve felt.” ― Mr. Perlman

37. “What does this say about the life you’ve lived, then? Part of it— just part of it —was a coma, but I prefer to call it a parallel life. It sounds better. Problem is that most of us have— live, that is—more than two parallel lives.” ― André Aciman

38. “I’m not wise at all. I told you, I know nothing. I know books, and I know how to string words together—it doesn’t mean I know how to speak about the things that matter most to me.” ― André Aciman

39. “Smells and sounds I’d grown up with and known every year of my life until then but that had suddenly turned on me and acquired an inflection forever colored by the events of that summer.” ― André Aciman

40. “God, we wasted so many days.” – Elio

41. “But there’s only one, and before you know it, your heart is worn out, and, as for your body, there comes a point when no one looks at it, much less wants to come near it. Right now there’s sorrow. I don’t envy the pain.” ― André Aciman

42. “What I didn’t realize was that wanting to test desire is nothing more than a ruse to get what we want without admitting that we want it.” ― André Aciman

43. “- Oliver: Can I kiss you?

– Elio: Yes, please.” ― Oliver ― Elio

44. “I don’t want you to go.” – Elio

45. “What had been in my head for so long would now be out in the real world, no longer afloat in my foreverland of ambiguities.” ― André Aciman

46. “I’ll never have the courage to ask a question like that.” – Elio

47. “But to feel nothing so as not to feel anything – what a waste!” ― André Aciman

48. “Perhaps we were friends first and lovers second. But then perhaps this is what lovers are.” ― André Aciman

49. “I had never been able to admit to myself how happy Oliver had made me the day he’d swallowed my peach. Of course, it had moved me, but it had flattered me as well” ― André Aciman

50. “Perhaps it never went away.” ― André Aciman






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