"We regret the past, do what we can with the present, and keep looking towards the future."—Peter Matthiessen, unpublished address in Indianapolis, Indiana, 1998.
"But still, I think that, in life, it's important to know your limits, decide what you want and go for it, and try not to regret things afterwards."—Charlotte Gainbourg's Marie, in the screenplay to Love, Etc., by Dodine Herry and Marion Vernoux, 1996. Based on Julian Barnes's novel, 2000.
Where it gets really fun is when you learn that the characters in Love, Etc., originated in 1991's Talking It Over, and then you stop scratching your head over how a movie from 1996 can be based on book from 2000.