"...and for the rest of our lives!" Who said it?
October 7, 2009 4:38 PM   Subscribe

What is this quotation from? "...and tomorrow, and for the rest of our lives?" I think the beginning is something like "what are we going to do tonight..." and it might be from a young adult type novel. The person is carrying on a normal conversation and suddenly gets panicky/existential.
posted by lilbizou to Writing & Language (9 answers total)
I suspect this originated from Casablanca. At the climax of the movie, Rick tells Ilsa,

"If that plane leaves the ground and you're not with him, you'll regret it. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but soon, and for the rest of your life."
posted by ROTFL at 4:41 PM on October 7, 2009 [1 favorite]

ROTFL has it.
posted by goingonit at 4:45 PM on October 7, 2009

Response by poster: That's a very similar line and might have inspired the one I'm looking for, but I definitely read it, and I believe it was "...the rest of OUR lives."
posted by lilbizou at 4:53 PM on October 7, 2009

Best answer: The Great Gatsby: "What shall we do with ourselves this afternoon?" cried Daisy, "and the day after that, and the next thirty years?"
posted by dilettante at 5:07 PM on October 7, 2009

I have a very vague memory of this from a movie or tv show. Do you think this book could have been adapted for the screen? I seem to remember a male with brown hair saying this as his small band of friends walked away (into the proverbial sunset, not away from him, but back home or something). I wasn't even going to post this, but I immediately pictured this scene as I was reading your question, and it's been nagging at me for the past 10 minutes, so maybe it might help jog someone's memory. If anything else comes to me, I'll post it.
posted by katemcd at 5:09 PM on October 7, 2009

I came here to say what dilettante said.
posted by drjimmy11 at 5:09 PM on October 7, 2009

Response by poster: Thank you. I find it funny how I classified that in my brain as "young adult."
posted by lilbizou at 5:12 PM on October 7, 2009

I read The Great Gatsby in high school English class. Maybe that's why you associate it with "young adult"?
posted by watch out for turtles at 5:44 PM on October 7, 2009

And a contemporary take on it, from the movie You've Got Mail:

"How about coffee, drinks, dinner, a movie, for as long as we both shall live?"
posted by chez shoes at 6:08 PM on October 7, 2009

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