Friday, February 06, 2009

Romantic quotes (I'm giving in to sappy sentimentality)

I am a sucker for romance (not the bodice-ripping kind), so when I saw the bookworm's post inviting people to play along, I just had to.*

Naida specifically asks for movie quotes, but I'm going to throw in a favorite book quote, too. And a TV show quote. And some of them don't have much to do with romance in context, but out of context...

Still sometimes, when the air is warm or the crickets sing, I dream of a love that even time would lie down and be still for.
(Practical Magic, the film--I didn't see this in the book, and I was looking for it. Did I miss it?)

It is the broken heart that makes us human in the end.
(Iona Moon by Melanie Rae Thon)

You should be kissed, and often, and by someone who knows how.
Gone with the Wind. I have this one I have in common with Naida.)

There are too many mediocre things in life to deal with and love shouldn't be one of them.
(Dream for an Insomniac)

Anything less than mad, passionate, extraordinary love is a waste of your time.
(also Dream for an Insomniac)

Pathetic? To die for love? How can you say so? What could be more glorious?
(Sense & Sensibility)

This thing that we call a wedding ceremony is really the final scene of the fairy tale. They never tell you what happens after. They never tell you that Cinderella drove the Prince crazy with her obsessive need to clean the castle, cause she missed her day job, right?
The Mirror Has Two Faces)

Death cannot stop true love. All it can do is delay it for a while.
The Princess Bride)

There are no happy endings because nothing ever ends.
(The Last Unicorn. This one also isn't in the book.)

I even hate this letter because it's not the whole truth. Because the whole truth is so much more than a letter can even say. If you want to hate me, go ahead. If you want to burn this letter, do it. You could burn the whole world down; you could tell me to go to hell. I'd go, if you wanted me to. And I'd send you a letter from there. (My So-Called Life)

Anna: It feels like how being in love should be. Floating through a dark blue sky.
William: With a goat playing the violin.
Anna: Yes - happiness isn't happiness without a violin-playing goat.
(Notting Hill)

*When I was a teacher, I used to put all these quotes from books and movies and other famous people all over the wall for Valentine's Day. My students loved it because they could get up and walk around the room reading them, and there were so many! It took me 3 to 5 hours to put them all up, and I always did it in one evening. Unfortunately, those quotes are in a file in Ohio yet; I thought about giving them to another teacher I know, but I couldn't part with them--I'd been adding to the collection since I was a student teacher.


naida said...

Oh my gosh, I had forgotten some of these!
I love Practical Magic, I like the movie better than the book. Nope, that line wasn't in the book.

And Princess Bride! Buttercup and Wesley, how could I forget :)

great post, I used to watch My So Called Life. Notting Hill was such a cute film too.
I'm going to have to watch Dream for an Insomniac.
thanks for playing along :)

Amanda said...

Oh I love it! And I thought I was the only one who'd seen Dream for an Insomniac. :)

Beth Fehlbaum, Author said...

I love your quote idea for Valentine's Day!
Beth Fehlbaum, author
Courage in Patience, a story of HOPE..
Ch. 1 is online!

Zibilee said...

Very cool post! I like the quote from Practical Magic the best, although they are all very good. I think it's very cool that you used to plaster your wall with quotes for your students, I wish I had had a teacher like you growing up!

Lenore said...

Great quotes! I had a notebook full of them - but I don't know where it is anymore, sadly.