What makes us fall in love? The clues may be in some of your favorite movies. For me, Nora Ephron's films are examples of some of the best modern romantic comedies. I've watched When Harry Met Sally so many times, I can recite many of the lines. Even the guys in her films are romantic...
"I love that you get cold when it's 71 degrees out. I love that it takes you an hour and a half to order a sandwich. I love that you get a little crinkle above your nose when you're looking at me like I'm nuts. I love that after I spend the day with you, I can still smell your perfume on my clothes. And I love that you are the last person I want to talk to before I go to sleep at night. And it's not because I'm lonely, and it's not because it's New Year's Eve. 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 Burns, When Harry Met Sally.
More favorite romantic quotes below, including Mr. Darcy, Pride and Prejudice; Sam Baldwin, Sleepless in Seattle; Melvin Udall, As Good As It Gets; Mac MacGuff, Juno; and Augustus, The Fault in Our Stars.
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."
—Mr. Darcy, Pride and Prejudice
"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 I knew. It was like... magic."
—Sam Baldwin, Sleepless in Seattle.
“You make me want to be a better man.”
—Melvin Udall, As Good As It Gets
“In my opinion, the best thing you can do is find someone who loves you for exactly what you are. Good mood, bad mood, ugly, pretty, handsome, what have you.”
—Mac MacGuff, Juno
“I’m in love with you, and I’m not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things. I’m in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we’re all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we’ll ever have, and I am in love with you.”
—Augustus, The Fault in Our Stars