These are my current top five books and movies. It changes, of course.
You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope.
You have made this last kindness greater than the first in that you have not gone after young men, whether poor or rich.
Take care.—If you do not speak—I shall claim you as my own in some strange presumptuous way.
It came clearly and suddenly on the air of a June evening. An old, old call–the two higher notes and one long and soft and low.
We belong to each other now really and truly, no make-believe.
1. Pride and Prejudice (1995)
You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.
She could peel an apple in one long, curly strip. The whole apple.
3. The Parent Trap (1961)
I miss those wet stockings you used to have hanging around the bathroom. And I miss my razor being dull because you used it to shave your legs with. And I miss the hairpins mixed up with the fishhooks in my tackle box.
4. Wives and Daughters (1999)
I couldn’t go. I couldn’t go without… Molly, do I still have any chance with you?
5. The Shop Around the Corner (1940)
My dearest sweetheart, Klara, I can’t stand it any longer. Take your key and open post office box 237 and take me out of my envelope… and kiss me…
After choosing these, I realized the most appealing thing to me in a love story is sacrifice, whether it’s through waiting or giving without expecting anything in return. I hope you’ve had a lovely February! Expect another post tomorrow because I plan to update my blog Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays in March.