- by Darlene Gardner
I’m in a mixed marriage. I’m tall. My husband isn’t.
I once asked if it bothered him that I’m taller than he is. His response: “Why should something that enhances you detract from me?”
That could be the most romantic thing he’s ever said to me.
As a novelist, I believe in the power of words. As a Harlequin Superromance author with a new series beginning in the same month as Valentine’s Day, I thought it would be fun to take a look at romantic quotes from movies and television.
Lovefilm.com, a popular on-line DVD rental company in the UK, recently polled movie buffs for the most romantic quote in film. The top vote getter was Jennifer Grey’s line to Patrick Swayze in Dirty Dancing: “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.”
The runner-up was a line Jack Nicholson uttered to Helen Hunt in As Good As it Gets: “You make me want to be a better man.”
One of my favorites is from the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. In the scene, Angel has just rescued Buffy from an assasin at the skating rink. She’s in his arms and reaches up to stroke his face, which is in full vampire mode, fangs and all. He says she shouldn’t have to touch him when he’s like that. Her response:
“I didn’t even notice.”
Vaentine’s Day is tomorrow. What’s your favorite romantic quote from film, TV or literature?