It’s Better to Help People Than a Garden Gnome


Amélie (2001)

“The girl with the glass…”


“Maybe she’s distracted because she’s thinking about someone. “

“Someone in the picture?”

“No. More likely a boy she saw somewhere,  and felt an affinity with.”

“You mean, she’d rather imagine herself relating to someone who’s absent than build relationships with those around her?”

“No. Maybe she tries hard to fix other people’s messy lives.”

“What about her? And her own messy life? Who’ll fix that?”

“It’s better to help people than a garden gnome.”


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