Most people think that all romantic movies are the same: boy meets girl, they overcome some obstacles and then it’s happily ever after. Well, there is some degree of truth to that, but there are romantic movies out there that do justice to the emotion of love. Here are 4 quotes from romantic films that really help summarize what love is all about.
“Why do people have to love people anyway?” – Fran Kubelik, The Apartment (1960)
This has perhaps been one of the most fundamental questions about the concept of love that some of the greatest minds in history have pondered over. Sure, there are the scientific reasons about chemical reactions and so on, but they only explain the physiological effects of love. Whatever the reason may be, almost everyone has asked themselves this question at least once; especially after the end of a relationship.
“If you look for it, I’ve got a sneak feeling you’ll find that love actually is all around.” – The Prime Minister, Love Actually (2003)
Casting Hugh Grant as the British Prime Minister might be a bit of a stretch, but no one can argue against the pearls of wisdom he dispenses regarding love. What this quote does is remind us of a universal truth that love is indeed all around us. We may not realize it or dwell over the fact, but that does not make it any less true. There are different kinds of love, depending upon the relationship; the love between a husband and wife, the love between a mother and a child, or the love between two old friends. However, no matter where you are, you will find that no place is devoid of love.
“The best kind of 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.” – Noah Calhoun, The Notebook (2004)
Just like any other emotion, love, too, affects different people in different ways. The role love plays in your life really depends upon how strong the emotion is. It is not surprising then that people feel more strongly about one person they love than they do for another. The strongest of loves is usually accompanied with a deep passion and a sense of calm. Normally, that wouldn’t seem right; where passions are high, there is rarely any calmness. However, love is an exception to the rule, which is what makes this emotion so unique.
“And then, there’s another kind of love: the cruelest kind; the one that almost kills its victims. It’s called unrequited love.” – Iris Simpkins, The Holiday (2006)
Almost every person who has ever lived on the planet has suffered some form of heartbreak or the other. The most common kind of heartbreak that people usually associate themselves with is unrequited love. After all, one cannot choose to control who they love; all they can do is pray and hope that the feelings are mutual. Alas for Iris, she proves to be a constant victim to unrequited love. On the other hand, she does end up with a Hollywood music composer; a reminder that can’t be that bad if you keep your chin up.
These 4 quotes really sum up what we all have come to expect from love and are proof that romantic movies know a thing or two about what they are dealing with.
This article is contributed by Patrick Armstrong, a freelance writer. He enjoys reading in his spare time especially mystery novels, inspirational and love quotes and comics. He feels reading not only improves ones writing ability but also influences the way we think.