Recently, a couple of my lady friends and I shared a laugh filled lunch and tons of gossip. Being good friends they asked of my newest novels. I bemoaned the task of coming up with another way for the couples in my books to profess their love. That led us to some of our favorite love quotes from the movies. What do you think of these?
You must know…surely, you must know it was all for you. You are too generous to trifle with me. I believe you spoke with my aunt last night, and it has taught me to hope as I’d scarcely allowed myself before. If your feelings are still what they were last April, tell me so at once. My affections and wishes have not changed, but one word from you will silence me forever. If, however, your feelings have changed, I will have to tell you; you have bewitched me, body and soul, and I love, I love, I love you. I never wish to be parted from you from this day on. (Pride and Prejudice 2005)
I promise you forever, every single day of forever. (Twilight)
Dear Holly, I don’t have much time. I don’t mean literally, I mean you’re out buying ice cream and you’ll be home soon. But I have a feeling this is the last letter, because there is only one thing left to tell you. It isn’t to go down memory lane or make you buy a lamp, you can take care of yourself without any help from me. It’s to tell you how much you move me, how you changed me. You made me a man, by loving me Holly. And for that, I am eternally grateful…literally. If you can promise me anything, promise me that whenever you’re sad, or unsure, or you lose complete faith, that you’ll try and see yourself through my eyes. Thank you for the honor of being my wife. I’m a man with no regrets. How lucky am I. You made my life, Holly. But I’m just one chapter in yours. There’ll be more. I promise. So here it comes, the big one. Don’t be afraid to fall in love again. Watch out for that signal, when life as you know it ends. P.S. I will always love you. (P.S. I Love You)
I’ve come here with no expectations, only to profess, now that I am at liberty to do so, that my heart is, and always will be, yours. (Sense and Sensibility, 1995)
I will return. I will find you. Love you. Marry you. And live without shame. (Atonement)
I offer myself to you again with a heart even more your own than when you almost broke it, eight years and a half ago. (Persuasion)
I was looking up…it was the nearest thing to heaven! You were there… (An Affair to Remember)
But the you who you are tonight is the same you I was in love with yesterday, the one I’ll be in love with tomorrow. (If I Stay)
The truth is… I gave my heart away a long time ago, my whole heart…and I never really got it back. (Sweet Home Alabama)
Me? I’m scared of everything. I’m scared of what I feel, of what I said, of who I am, but most of all I’m scared of walking out of this room and never feeling the rest of my life the way I feel when I’m with you. (Dirty Dancing)
I vow to fiercely love you in all your forms. Now and forever. I promise never to forget that this is a once in a lifetime love. I vow to love you, and no matter what challenges might carry us apart. We will always find a way back to each other. (The Vow)
Well, love you get over in two months, big love you get over in two years, and great love, well great love… changes your life. (Win a Date with Tad Hamilton, 2004)
The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return. (Moulin Rouge!)
Have you never met a woman who inspires you to love? Until your every sense is filled with her? You inhale her. You taste her. You see your unborn children in her eyes and know that your heart has at last found a home. Your life begins with her, and without her it must surely end. (Don Juan DeMarco)
I have crossed oceans of time to find you. (Dracula)
I came here tonight because when you realize that you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible. (When Harry Met Sally)
You can’t live your life for other people. You’ve got to do what’s right for you, even if it hurts some people you love. So it’s not gonna be easy. It’s gonna be hard. We’re gonna have to work at this everyday, but, I want to do that because I love you. I want all of you forever, you and me everyday. (The Notebook)
I would rather share one lifetime with you than face all the Ages of this world alone. (Lord of the Rings)
I would rather have had one breath of her hair, one kiss of her mouth, one touch of her hand, than eternity without it. (City of Angels)
I think I would miss you even if we never met. (The Wedding Date)
Francesca, do you think that what happened with us just…just happens to anyone? What we feel…what we feel for each other? We’re hardly…hardly two separate people now, and some people search all their life for this and never find it, others don’t even think it exists. You’re gonna tell me that…you…you’re gonna tell me that this isn’t the right thing to do? Giving it up. (The Bridges of Madison County)
We’ll always have Paris. (Casablanca)
No, you submit, do you hear? You be strong, you survive. You stay alive, no matter what occurs! I will find you. No matter how long it takes, no matter how far, I will find you. (The Last of the Mohicans)
Jamie: [in English] It’s my favorite time of day, driving you.
Aurelia: [in Portuguese] It’s the saddest part of my day, leaving you. (Love Actually)
Mark Darcy: I don’t think you’re an idiot at all. I mean, there are elements of the ridiculous about you. Your mother’s pretty interesting. And you really are an appallingly bad public speaker. And, um…you tend to let whatever’s in your head come out of your mouth without much consideration of the consequences. I realize when I met you at the turkey curry buffet, that I was unforgivably rude, and wearing reindeer jumper that my mother had given me the day before. But the thing is, um…what I’m trying to say, very inarticulately, is that, um…in fact, perhaps despite appearances, I like you, very much.
Bridget: Ah, apart from the smoking and the drinking and the vulgar mother…and the verbal diarrhea.
Mark Darcy: No, I like you very much. Just as you are.
Love is passion, obsession, someone you can’t live without. I say, fall head over heels. Find someone you can love like crazy and who will love you the same way back. How do you find him? Well, you forget your head, and you listen to your heart. And I’m not hearing any heart. Cause the truth is, honey, there’s no sense living your life without this. To make the journey and not fall deeply in love, well, you haven’t lived a life at all. But you have to try, cause if you haven’t tried, you haven’t lived. (Meet Joe Black)
If I could ask God one thing, it would be to stop the moon. Stop the moon and make this night and your beauty last forever. (A Knight’s Tale)
Well, it was a million tiny little things that, when you added them all up, they meant we were supposed to be together. And I knew it. I knew it the very first time I touched her. It was like coming home, only to no home I’d ever known. I was just taking her hand to help her out of a car and aI knew. It was like…magic. (Sleepless in Seattle)
It would be a privilege to have my heart broken by you. (The Fault in Our Stars)
I will always find you. (Prince Charming to Snow White from “Once Upon a Time.”)
You should be kissed by someone who knows how. (Gone With the Wind)
You meet thousands of people and none of them touch you. And then you meet one person, and your life is changed. Forever. (Love and Other Drugs)
Why would you want to marry me, anyhow? So, I can kiss you whenever I want. (Sweet Home Alabama)