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Characters Mia Dolan and Sebastian Wilder from "La La Land" dancing together. | Source:  youtube.com/YouTube Movies
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44 Starry-Eyed ‘La La Land’ Quotes for All the Dreamers Out There

Dayna Remus
Oct 28, 2022
03:20 P.M.
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Set in the City of Angels, "La La Land" invites its audience into an engrossing narrative, auditory and visual experience. Dive even deeper into the film by reading the 44 quotes below.

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"La La Land" is a classic love story slash musical with tunes and an aesthetic that had everyone leaving the cinema blown away. The older Hollywood-style film follows jazz enthusiast Sebastian Wilder, played by Ryan Gosling, and aspiring actress Mia Dolan played by Emma Stone.

The two simultaneously navigate their love for each other and their dreams for their future, two roads that eventually clash and threaten their union.

Read the following 44 quotes to learn more about these two starry-eyed artists and their love story.

Mia Dolan’s quote: "I'm always gonna love you." plus Sebastian Wilder's quote: “I’m always gonna love you too.” | Image: AmoDays

Mia Dolan’s quote: "I'm always gonna love you." plus Sebastian Wilder's quote: “I’m always gonna love you too.” | Image: AmoDays

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Quotes from Mia Dolan, the Dreamer

"Here's to the rebels, the ripples from pebbles, the painters and poets, and plays.." — Mia Dolan

"I think you should call it 'Seb's' because no one will come to a place called 'Chicken on a Stick.'" — Mia Dolan

"And here's to the fools who dream. Crazy as they may seem. Here's to the hearts that break. Here's to the mess we make." — Mia Dolan

"A bit of madness is key to give us new colors to see. Who knows where it will lead us?" — Mia Dolan

"A little chance encounter could be the one you've waited for." — Mia Dolan

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Mia Dolan's quote: Somewhere, there's a place where I find who I'm gonna be. Somewhere, that's just waiting to be found." | Image: AmoDays

Mia Dolan's quote: Somewhere, there's a place where I find who I'm gonna be. Somewhere, that's just waiting to be found." | Image: AmoDays

"It's pretty strange that we keep running into each other." — Mia Dolan

"I'm always gonna love you." — Mia Dolan

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"Maybe I'm one of those people that has always wanted to do it, but it's like a pipe dream for me, you know?" — Mia Dolan

"Of course, I wanted you to have a steady job so that you could take care of yourself and your life and you could start your club." — Mia Dolan

"Maybe I'm not good enough!" — Mia Dolan

Mia Dolan's quote: "And here's to the fools who dream. Crazy as they may seem. Here's to the hearts that break. Here's to the mess we make." | Image: AmoDays

Mia Dolan's quote: "And here's to the fools who dream. Crazy as they may seem. Here's to the hearts that break. Here's to the mess we make." | Image: AmoDays

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"Should have been a lawyer." — Mia Dolan

"I'm going to stop auditioning, and I'm going to make history instead." — Mia Dolan

"Somewhere, there's a place where I find who I'm gonna be. Somewhere, that's just waiting to be found." — Mia Dolan

"People love what other people are passionate about." — Mia Dolan

"All of this. I'm done embarrassing myself. I'm done. I'm done. Nobody showed up." — Mia Dolan

Mia Dolan's quote: "Should have been a lawyer." | Image: AmoDays

Mia Dolan's quote: "Should have been a lawyer." | Image: AmoDays

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"Cause I think it hurts a little bit too much." — Mia Dolan

"I've been to a million auditions, and the same thing happens every time where I get interrupted because someone wants to get a sandwich. Or I'm crying, and they start laughing. Or there's people sitting in the waiting room, and they're like me, but prettier and better..." — Mia Dolan

"Someone in the crowd could be the one you need to know." — Mia Dolan

Quotes from the Passionate Sebastian Wilder

"City of stars. Are you shining just for me?" — Sebastian Wilder

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Sebastian Wilder’s quote: "I'm letting life hit me until it gets tired. Then I'll hit back. It's a classic rope-a-dope." | Image: AmoDays

Sebastian Wilder’s quote: "I'm letting life hit me until it gets tired. Then I'll hit back. It's a classic rope-a-dope." | Image: AmoDays

"It's conflict, and it’s compromise, and it's just— it's new every time. It's brand new every night. It's very, very exciting!" — Sebastian Wilder

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"Can you believe that they turned it into a samba-tapas place?! Samba-tapas. Pick one, you know, do one right." — Sebastian Wilder

"You could just write your own rules. You know, write something that's as interesting as you are." — Sebastian Wilder

"Guys like me go their whole lives and never do anything that's liked. I'm finally doing something that people enjoy. What is wrong with that?" — Sebastian Wilder

"I just feel that people, when they say that they, you know, hate jazz... they just... they don't have context, they don't know where it comes from. You know? Jazz was born in a little flophouse in New Orleans, and... just because people were crammed in there, they spoke five different languages; they couldn't talk to each other. The only way they could communicate was with jazz." — Sebastian Wilder

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Sebastian Wilder’s quote: "I want to let you know you're looking at a new man. A man who's happy to be here." | Image: AmoDays

Sebastian Wilder’s quote: "I want to let you know you're looking at a new man. A man who's happy to be here." | Image: AmoDays

"They worship everything, and they value nothing." — Sebastian Wilder

"You said yourself; no one wants to go to that club. No one wants to go to a club called 'Chicken on a Stick.'" — Sebastian Wilder

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"I thought you wanted me to do this; it just sounds like now you don't want me to do it." — Sebastian Wilder

"Cause the world needs more lawyers?" — Sebastian Wilder

"I'm letting life hit me until it gets tired. Then I'll hit back. It's a classic rope-a-dope." — Sebastian Wilder

Sebastian Wilder’s quote: "They worship everything, and they value nothing." | Image: AmoDays

Sebastian Wilder’s quote: "They worship everything, and they value nothing." | Image: AmoDays

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"I'm a phoenix rising from the ashes." — Sebastian Wilder

"I want to let you know you're looking at a new man. A man who's happy to be here." — Sebastian Wilder

"I'm always gonna love you, too." — Sebastian Wilder

"Well, he made history, didn't he?" — Sebastian Wilder

"Yeah, I see the decorations. Good luck In the New Year." — Sebastian Wilder

Mia and Sebastian's quote: "Look in somebody's eyes to light up the skies." | Image: AmoDays

Mia and Sebastian's quote: "Look in somebody's eyes to light up the skies." | Image: AmoDays

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Quotes from the Ever-Pragmatic Laura Wilder

"I don't know! It doesn't matter. Okay? Because you're living like a hermit. You're driving without insurance!" — Laura Wilder

"I got you a throw rug." — Laura Wilder

"What if I said Miles Davis pissed on it?" — Laura Wilder

"You can't afford it." — Laura Wilder

Laura Wilder’s quote: "I don't know! It doesn't matter. Okay? Because you're living like a hermit. You're driving without insurance!” | Image: AmoDays

Laura Wilder’s quote: "I don't know! It doesn't matter. Okay? Because you're living like a hermit. You're driving without insurance!” | Image: AmoDays

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"Unpaid bills are not romantic." — Laura Wilder

Starry-Eyed Quotes from the Idealists of La La Land

"How are you gonna be a revolutionary if you're such a traditionalist? You hold onto the past, but jazz is about the future." — Keith

"Whoa! Holy [expletive]! You wanna open a window?" — Tracy

"I don't know what you came to do, but I wanna do it with you." — Keith

"Look in somebody's eyes to light up the skies." — Mia Dolan and Sebastian Wilder

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Kieth’s quote: "How are you gonna be a revolutionary if you're such a traditionalist?" | Image: AmoDays

Kieth’s quote: "How are you gonna be a revolutionary if you're such a traditionalist?" | Image: AmoDays

2016's "La La Land" and the many individuals involved in the film won and were nominated for numerous awards. However, the award most associated with the film was the 89th Academy Award's Best Picture Oscar — which "La La Land" didn't win.

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Instead, they were mistakenly announced as the winners until, while the team was on stage, they and the audience were informed that it was a mistake and that the movie "Moonlight" was, in fact, the winner.

Either way, the film remains acclaimed, and Gosling and Stone still enjoy prosperous careers in Hollywood. Gosling is famously playing none other than Ken himself in the highly anticipated "Barbie" movie.

Explore the mind of another beloved actor by reading these 57 Bob Saget quotes.

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