In honor of the day, I give you my top ten list of sigh-inducing romantic moments from literature and film.
10. “Nobody puts Baby in the corner.” –Johnny, Dirty Dancing
9. “Aaaaaassss Yoooouuuuuu Wiiiiiiiissssshhhhh!” –Wesley, The Princess Bride
8. “Loretta, I love you. Not like they told you love is, and I didn’t know this either, but love don’t make things nice – it ruins everything. It breaks your heart. It makes things a mess. We aren’t here to make things perfect. The snowflakes are perfect. The stars are perfect. Not us. Not us! We are here to ruin ourselves and to break our hearts and love the wrong people and die.” –Ronny, Moonstruck
6. From Breakfast at Tiffany’s:
Paul: “I love you.”
Holly: “So what.”
Paul: “So what?! So plenty! I love you! You belong to me!”
5. Have you ever loved a man, then lost him, then learned he lives on Fiji with a new lover? Is Fiji still Fiji? Coconuts and palm trees? –Tomcat in Love by Tim O’Brien
4. “I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.” –Harry, When Harry Met Sally
3. Meet Lloyd Dobler:
2. From The Odyssey:
Then with a burst of tears she ran straight toward him, and
flung her arms about the neck of Odysseus, and kissed his head, and spoke:
“Lo, thou dost convince my heart, unbending as it is.”
And in his heart aroused yet more the desire for lamentation;
and he wept, holding in his arms his dear and true-hearted wife.
1. “In vain I have struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.” -Fitzwilliam Darcy, Pride & Prejudice
Ok…so what have I missed???