Thursday, January 29, 2015

Words to Melt Your Heart- by Karen Rock

Recently, my college freshman daughter and I shared a giggle when she told me about a fellow student who’d taken her order for a smoothie, asked her, “How you doing?” then proceeded to stare at her for a minute straight. Was he flirting or trying to get arrested? Either way- ack! There seems to be some miscommunication in what’s needed to be said to win a woman’s heart. With Valentine’s Day looming, I thought it’d be fun to share some of my favorite, romantic lines from books or movies as inspiration for writers and would-be Romeos hoping to find love:

"It seems right now that all I've ever done in my life is making my way here to you."-- The Bridges of Madison County

"I'm going to stop right now. Except that I would give anything if you were two people, so that I could call up the one who's my friend and tell her about the one that I like so much!"--Broadcast News  

"…I might be the only one who appreciates how amazing you are in every single thing that you do, and…how you say what you mean, and how you almost always mean something that's all about being straight and good. I think most people miss that about you, and I watch them, wondering how they can watch you bring their food, and clear their tables and never get that they just met the greatest woman alive. And the fact that I get it makes me feel good, about me."-- As Good As It Gets

"…You stay alive, no matter what occurs! I will find you. No matter how long it takes, no matter how far, I will find you."--The Last of the Mohicans
"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 in your nose when you're looking at me like I'm nuts. I love that after I spend 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."-- When Harry Met Sally

"It was a million tiny little things that, when you added them all up, they meant we were supposed to be together... and I knew it. 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.-- Sleepless in Seattle

"The best love is the kind that weakens the soul, that makes us reach for more, that plants fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. And that's what you've given me. That's what I hope to give to you forever." — The Notebook

“I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.”—The Fault in Our Stars

“The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.”—Moulin Rouge

"Love means never having to say you're sorry."--Love Story  

"You are the answer to every prayer I've offered. You are a song, a dream, a whisper, and I don't know how I could have lived without you for as long as I have." — The Notebook

"I held her close to me with my eyes closed, wondering if anything in my life had ever been this perfect and knowing at the same time that it hadn't. I was in love, and the feeling was even more wonderful than I ever imagined it could be." — A Walk to Remember

“You make me want to be a better man.”— As Good as it Gets
"You... complete me."--Jerry Maguire
I hope you enjoyed the quotes and they melted your heart! What are your favorite romantic lines? It’d be great if you’d share them in the comments section. The world needs more beautiful words J


  1. “I can listen no longer in silence. I must speak to you by such means as are within my reach. You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope." Frederick Wentworth in Jane Austen's Persuasion

    1. Wow! Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for the share :-)

  2. I love all the quotes except for the Love Story one. Staying love means always saying you're sorry over and over.

  3. I love these quotes. Thanks Karen.

  4. I love the When Harry Met Sally quote. One of the best, for sure!!

  5. Great quotes, Karen. Here's one I really like:
    "Love doesn't make the world go 'round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile."
    Franklin P. Jones