The spoken word is commanding in its power to move us.
Nowhere is truer than the movies — albeit the good ones — that leave us emotionally invested in the lives of the characters. In tribute of V-Day this Thursday, we're sharing our favourite lines from romantic films that made our toes curl or sent a tear rolling.
TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON
"I love you. You're my only reason to stay alive... if that's what I am."
— Edward (Robert Pattinson) to Bella (Kristen Stewart)
ON GOLDEN POND
"Listen to me, mister. You're my knight in shining armour. Don't forget it."
— Ethel (Katharine Hepburn) to Norman (Henry Fonda)
"Don't forget I'm just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her."
— Anna (Julia Roberts) to William (Hugh Grant)
"Winning that ticket, Rose, was the best thing that ever happened to me... it brought me to you ..."
— Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio) to Rose (Kate Winslet)
GONE WITH THE WIND
"No, I don't think I will kiss you, although you need kissing, badly. That's what's wrong with you. You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how."
— Rhett (Clark Gable) to Scarlett (Vivien Leigh)
"Here's looking at you kid."
— Rick (Humphrey Bogart) to Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman)
"Love means never having to say you're sorry."
— Jennifer (Ali MacGraw) to Oliver (Ryan O'Neal)
"You had me at hello."
— Dorothy (Renée Zellweger) to Jerry (Tom Cruise)
SENSE AND SENSIBILITY
"My heart is, and always will be, yours."
— Edward (Hugh Grant) to Elinor (Emma Thompson)
"I wish I knew how to quit you."
— Jack (Jake Gyllenhaal) to Ennis (Heath Ledger)
"I thought we would meet only in death."
— Latika (Freida Pinto) to Jamal (Dev Patel)
"I'm scared of everything. I'm scared of what I saw, I'm scared of what I did, of who I am, and most of all I'm scared of walking out of this room and never feeling the rest of my whole life the way I feel when I'm with you."
— Baby (Jennifer Grey) to Johnny (Patrick Swayze).
CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON
"I want to tell you with my last breath that I have always loved you."
— Master Li Mu Bai (Chow Yun-Fat) to Yu Shu Lien (Michelle Yeoh)
AS GOOD AS IT GETS
"You make me want to be a better man."
— Melvin Udall (Jack Nicholson) to Carol Connelly (Helen Hunt)
"The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more, that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds, and that's what you've given me."
— Noah (Ryan Gosling) to Allie (Rachel McAdams)
A BEAUTIFUL MIND
"Perhaps it is good to have a beautiful mind, but an even greater gift is to discover a beautiful heart."
— John (Russell Crowe) to Alicia (Jennifer Connelly)