Chow Mo Wan: When you don't take "no" for an answer, there is still a chance you'll get what you want.
Chow Mo Wan: I have a secret to tell you. Will you leave with me?
Chow Mo Wan: Whenever someone asked why I left 2046, I always gave them some vague answer. It was easier.
Chow Mo Wan: I once fell in love with someone. I couldn't stop wondering if she loved me back. I found an android which looked just like her. I hoped she would give me the answer.
Chow Mo Wan: He didn't turn back. It's as if he boarded a very long train headed for a drowsy future through the unfathomable night.
Chow Mo Wan: Everyone who goes to 2046 has the same intention, they want to recapture lost memories. Because in 2046 nothing ever changes. But, nobody knows if that is true or not because no-one has ever come back.
Chow Mo Wan: Take care. Maybe one day you'll escape your past. If you do, look for me.
Chow Mo Wan: As I recall, that's the very last time we saw each other.
Chow Mo Wan: In love you can't bring on a substitute.
Chow Mo Wan: When the Peony blooms, she stands tall. Does she mean no or yes?
Bai Ling: Why can't it be like it was before?
Chow Mo Wan: Do you remember you asked me if there was anything I wouldn't lend? I've given it a lot of thought and now I know there is one thing I'll never lend to anyone.
Chow Mo Wan: Love is all a matter of timing.
Chow Mo Wan: It's no good meeting the right person too soon or too late.
Chow Mo Wan: If I'd live in another time or place...
Chow Mo Wan: 39 ...my story might have had a very different ending.
Chow Mo Wan: I slowly began to doubt myself.
Chow Mo Wan: Maybe the reason she didn't answer was not that her reactions were delayed but simply that she didn't love me.
Chow Mo Wan: So at last, I got it. It's entirely beyond my control.
Chow Mo Wan: The only thing left for me... was to give up.