Monday, February 24, 2014

Say it with Love by Brenda Whiteside

Love vs Hate. Love is by far the more sought after emotion. Not to say, there aren't some really hateful people in this world who will definitely spoil your day if you let them. But most of us gravitate toward love, seek love, enjoy love and share love. Facebook is my proof. I have a friend who complains that when he posts something of monumental importance, although negative in nature, he gets next to no comments. But when he posts a picture of his beautiful family or a positive reflection on how lucky or loved he is, he gets tons of comments. See?

And as Paul McCartney sang, "you'd think the world would've had enough of silly love songs, but I look around me and see it isn't so, oh no."

Movies and books about love are my favorites - feel goods. There is enough hate in the world. Maybe if we bombard our world with love, we'll drive all that hate away. Here are a few love quotes from movies (some of which came from books) that are bound to make you feel good.

"Dirty Dancing" (1987)
“Me? 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).
"Romeo and Juliet" (1968)
“But soft; what light through yonder window breaks? It is my lady! O, it is my love. O that she knew she were.”
—Romeo (Leonard Whiting)
"On Golden Pond" (1981)
“Listen to me, mister. You’re my knight in shining armor. Don’t forget it.”
—Ethel (Katharine Hepburn) to Norman (Henry Fonda)
"Gone with the Wind" (1939)
“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)
"Annie Hall" (1977)
 “Love is too weak a word for what I feel — I luuurve you, you know, I loave you, I luff you, two F’s, yes I have to invent, of course I do, don’t you think I do?”
—Alvy (Woody Allen) to Annie (Diane Keaton)

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Margo Hoornstra said...

Thanks, Brenda, for my feel good read of the day!

Nancy Dow said...

Such great quote choices Brenda, GWTW one of my favs!! Your observation is right on...negative draws negative, in a perfect world love would always triumph. We all just need to keep trying!!!:)

Brenda Whiteside said...

You're welcome, Margo. So true, Nancy. Go love!!

Jannine Gallant said...

"You complete me." from Jerry McGuire is my favorite quotable line in this vein. Great post, Brenda!

Brenda Whiteside said...

Oh yes, Jannine! That's a great one.

Alicia Dean said...

Nice post! I love the quotes, especially my all time favorite movie, Gone with the Wind! Thanks for the feel good start to my day. :)

Alicia Dean said...

Oh yea, and the Dirty Dancing quote, too, LOVED that movie!

Brenda Whiteside said...

Thanks, Alicia. Dirty Dancing is one of my all-time favorite movies.

Ashantay said...

I enjoyed your post, Brenda. Love is the most powerful energy in the world! We just forget and let the negative stuff take over. Thanks for the reminder to "be love."

Brenda Whiteside said...

Keep on loving, Ashantay!

Barbara Edwards said...

Thanks Brenda, loved the quotes. Sigh.

Brenda Whiteside said...

You're welcome, Barbara!

Leah St. James said...

Fantastic quotes, Brenda! (And you've got some of my all-time favorite movies, too!)

Liz Flaherty said...

Loved those quotes, especially the "On Golden Pond" one (because we're pretty close to there).

Brenda Whiteside said...

Thanks Leah and Liz. Glad you enjoyed.

Diane Burton said...

What an uplifting post. Negativity just pulls everyone down. Whereas the positive/happy attitude makes others smile. Thanks for the smile.

Brenda Whiteside said...

You're very welcome, Diane.