30 Funny Words With Almost Serious Meanings

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No doubt we’ve all come across a word at some point which has forced us to crack a smile,

either because of the sheer hilarity of the word at hand or the odd meaning that comes with it.

The English language is full of oddly pronounced words,

words that twist your tongue and words with meanings that don’t seem to match their pronunciation.

It truly is a fascinating subject.

That said, here are 30 words which are funny to pronounce but which come with some (almost) serious meanings.

 

1. Discombobulate: to confuse or frustrate someone.

She was looking a little discombobulated as Jack spoke to her.

 

2. Logorrhoea: excessive use of words.

Sally’s friends constantly suffered from her logorrhoea.

 

3. Flibbertigibbet: nonsense.

“Flibbertigibbet! The grass is green, not blue.” Norman exclaimed.

 

4. Bumbershoot: an umbrella.

“It’s going to rain. Have you seen my bumbershoot?” Roy said.

 

5. Taradiddle: a small, seemingly meaningless lie.

Telling her she was wearing a nice dress was only a taradiddle.

 

6. Gonzo: extreme or far-out journalism.

The man had a gonzo approach to journalism.

 

7. Tatterdemalion: to be raggedly dressed and unkempt.

The woman sighed at her husband’s tatterdemalion appearance.

 

8. Gobemouche: an extremely gullible person.

“Did you know they’ve taken ‘gullible’ out of the dictionary?

 

9. Fatuous: to be unconsciously foolish.

Tom was always fatuous and as a result he talked a lot of flibbertigibbet.

 

10. Collywobbles: cramps or other intestinal disturbances; also a feeling of nervousness about something.

Linda needed to leave work early because she was having terrible collywobbles.

 

11. Mumpsimus: an outdated or unreasonable position on an issue.

Susan stood her ground, even though she knew her opinion was mumpsimus.

 

12. Donnybrook: an argument, fight or heated public dispute.

Kath and Mike had a donnybrook in the middle of the street which drew a lot of attention.

 

13. Argle-bargle: a loud row or argument.

James could hear an argle-bargle coming from the other room.

 

14. Nosegay: a small bunch of flowers.

Julia received a nosegay for her birthday.

 

15. Bespangle: to cover or adorn with spangles.

Lizzy loved to bespangle her possessions.

 

16. Troglodyte: someone or something that lives in a cave.

The bat is a well known troglodyte.

 

17. Hornswoggle: to cheat, swindle, or otherwise deceive.

Daniel hornswoggled his way to fame and fortune.

 

18. Defunct: no longer living; extinct; no longer operative or valid.

The dinosaurs became defunct millions of years ago.

 

19. Bumfuzzle: confuse, fluster, perplex.

Tim was trying his best to not to bumfuzzle Jake with his explanation of history.

 

20. Lollygag: to dawdle or spend time aimlessly.

Andy began to lollygag which made Sarah think they were going to be late.

 

21. Wabbit: to be exhausted, tired, worn out.

Ben was feeling a bit wabbit after his long day at work.

 

22. Gadzooks: used to exclaim surprise or annoyance, a minor curse.

“Gadzooks! You surprised me!

 

23. Smellfungus: a perpetual pessimist.

Josie was a smellfungus is there ever was one.

 

24. Turophile: a connoisseur or lover of cheese.

Tyler wanted to make a living out of being a turophile.

 

25. Goombah: an older friend who protects you.

Gandalf was Frodo’s goombah.

 

26. Fard: face-paint, makeup.

Sammy’s face was covered in fard.

 

27. Frippery: pretentious, showy.

Richard was a frippery sort of man.

 

28. Harum-scarum: lacking a sense of responsibility; reckless.

Jackie constantly acted in a harum-scarum manner.

 

29. Kibitzer: to offer unwanted, usually meddlesome advice to others.

Alice would often kibitzer, something which cause a lot of trouble.

 

30. Mellifluous: flowing with sweetness; Smooth and sweet.

The music was mellifluous to Mel’s ears.

25 Words You Won’t Believe Exist

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The English language is a funny thing, but so are all the other languages for that matter. We have no shortage of words (some of them more sensical than others) and in our lives we only manage to learn a small portion of them.

There are words to describe just about every situation or feeling known to man as well as every object, every colour and every action. There are words you’d never even think existed, words which hardly seem necessary and words which are too funny to even pronounce properly.

That said, here are 25 words you won’t believe exist…

 

1. Wenis: the flap of skin that hangs just below your elbow.

Yes, believe it or not wenis wasn’t just a word they made up for ‘Friends’.

 

2. Pogonotrophy: the process of growing a beard.

This is definitely a word they should teach in puberty classes.

 

3. Vaccimulgence: the milking of cows.

Because saying ‘I’m milking the cow’ is too difficult…

 

4. Mundungus: stinky tobacco.

Surely this should make us wonder about Mundungus Fletcher in Harry Potter?

 

5. Factotum: employee or assistant who does just about everything.

This could be a useful word in many a workplace…

 

6. Xiphoid: shaped like a sword.

Well, this is a shape they didn’t teach us in school…

 

7. Collop: a slice of meat or fold of flab.

Try asking for a ‘collop of pork’ the next time you’re in the butchers.

 

8. Batrachomyomachy: making a mountain out of a molehill.

In this case the definition and the word seem to match up. Saying ‘batrachomyomachy’ is definitely like climbing a mountain.

 

9. Snollygoster: a shrewd, unprincipled person.

Somehow I can’t see this word catching on in the criminal world.

 

10. Crapulence: discomfort from eating or drinking too much.

The seemingly less polite way to say ‘I’m full’.

 

11. Turdiform: having the form or structure of a thrush (type of bird).

Can anyone think of a situation where they’d need this word?

 

12. Omphaloskepsis: contemplation of one’s navel.

Yes, it turns out there is an odd need for this word…

 

13. Pandiculation: a full body stretch.

No doubt we all experience this most mornings.

 

14. Jactation: restless tossing of the body.

A suitable description for how we act on those nights we can’t sleep?

 

15. Yahoo: a rube, a country bumpkin.

Is this where the search engine got its name?

 

16. Gastromancy: telling fortune from the rumblings of the stomach.

Believe it or not people actually do this. No doubt your fortune will be ‘You’re hungry,’.

 

17. Abibliophobia: the fear of running out of reading material.

This seems appropriate for a lot of book lovers out there.

 

18. Squabash: to crush with criticism.

As if crushing someone with criticism wasn’t bad enough, now there’s a name for it.

 

19. Boondoggle: an unnecessary activity or wasteful expenditure.

So this is what we do when we’re meant to be working…

 

20. Cruciverbalism: the act of solving or creating a crossword puzzle.

This would no doubt make a good crossword answer.

 

21. Lagopodous: like a rabbit’s foot.

I’m struggling to think of when you might use this word…

 

22. Jabberwocky: nonsensical speech, writing, or a made-up language.

This is the perfect word to describe how children communicate in their early years – and to think, you probably through Lewis Carroll had made it up!

 

23. Gardyloo: a warning shouted before throwing water from above.

Perfect for a water balloon fight!

 

24. Callipygian: having an attractive rear end.

I’m not sure many women would take this as a compliment if they heard it.

 

25. Gongoozle: to stare at.

As if ‘staring’ wasn’t descriptive enough.

 

10 Life Lessons From Dr Seuss

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While you may think that Dr Seuss wrote only silly nursery rhymes, if you look close enough at his words and read between the lines you’re likely to discover some incredible life lessons and some serious wisdom within his work. Yes, he may have wrote for children however within his stories of cats in hats and adventures in Whoville he shared some memorable life lessons, some of which are taught over the course of an entire story and others which teach a profound lesson in just a single line. That said, here are 10 life lessons from Dr Seuss that may just put you on the course to a happy and fulfilled life…

 

1. ‘The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.’

Here Dr Seuss teaches us that knowledge is power and that we’ll get nowhere in life by being ignorant. Books can transport us to wondrous places and the lessons we learn within them can take us anywhere we desire.

 

2. ‘Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.’

Despite what you may think, individuals can made a difference and change the course of the future. All it takes is a whole lot of heart and a little compassion to get things moving. Be the change you want to see in the world.

 

3. ‘If you never did you should. These things are fun and fun is good.’

Don’t be afraid of change and stepping outside of your comfort zone. Change is good, change is fun, change is how we experience life.

 

4. ‘Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you.’

Don’t ever feel like you have to conform to society and don’t ever strive to be anyone other than you. There is only one you and that is who you are supposed to be. Appreciate that and love yourself.

 

5. ‘You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.’

When all is said and done, it’s you who determines the course of your own destiny. You choose your life path and it’s your responsibility to see that you get there. Don’t let anyone else hold you back, the choice to live is yours and yours alone.

 

6. ‘Today is gone. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.’

Today was today and within it there were likely good moments and bad moments. It doesn’t matter if you had a bad day or the best day ever, all that matters is that you appreciate the present and look forward to the future.

 

7. ‘It’s high time you were shown that you really don’t know all there is to be known.’

No matter how much you think you know there is always more to learn. Remember that and never stop trying to educate yourself.

 

8. ‘I know up on top you are seeing great sights, but down here on the bottom, we too should have rights.’

Everyone, no matter their background or circumstances, deserves to be treated with equal rights and respect. Deserve everyone how you’d like to be treated.

 

9. ‘Today is your day, your mountain is waiting.  So get on your way.’

You’ll never know what’s out there if you never take the first step towards your dreams. Sure, the journey before you may look tough but you should always believe in yourself and never fear the challenge before you.

 

10. ‘And when they played they really PLAYED. And when they worked they really WORKED.’

Work hard, play hard. It’s an age old saying but one too many people forget. Work hard at your job to earn what you need but always remember to enjoy the fun things in life as well.


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7 Lessons J. K. Rowling Taught Us About Life

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J. K. Rowling is an author who seemingly came out of nowhere yet in just a few short years she captivated the hearts of millions. Children and adults alike were spellbound by the magical world of Harry Potter and year upon year the fandom continued to grow.

While the Harry Potter series may be primarily aimed at youngsters, as we watched Harry, Hermione, and Ron grow from children to adults J. K. Rowling taught us some valuable life lessons.

Her legendary coming of age story is one of loss, love, belief, and friendship, lessons that will no doubt be as valuable a century form now as they are today. That said, here’s seven of those lessons to remind you just what J. K. Rowling has taught us…

 

1. A Good Heart Outweighs Great Talent

“It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”- Albus Dumbledore. When all is said and done, living kindly is far more important than living famously. Making the right choices is what counts, not how well we can do certain things.

 

2. Bravery Comes In Many Forms

“It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.” - Albus Dumbledore. While this lesson was only a minor part of the Harry Potter series it’s certainly one of the most memorable and I think it’s something we should all hold dear and remember frequently.

 

3. Life Is To Be Lived

“It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.”This is a lesson J. K. Rowling taught us outside of her writing yet it’s a lesson that we ought to remember daily. Live boldly, live freely, and live without fear of failure.

 

4. Everyone Should Be Respected

Many of Harry’s friends are shunned in the wizarding world for a variety of reasons (Luna because she’s quirky and Dobby because he’s an elf) but despite what society teaches him Harry continuously treats everyone with respect no matter their standing in the world. He gives everyone a chance, sometimes many. Take Draco Malfoy for example – despite being Harry’s adversary  throughout the series Harry still saves his life when all is said and done. He still gives him a chance to be a better person.

 

5. How To Really See People

“If you want to see the true measure of a man, watch how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.”- Sirius Black. Don’t be so quick to befriend someone just because he smiles at you. Be sure to see all of people, not just the side they want you to see.

 

6. You’re Never Too Old For Children’s Stories

As I said earlier, the Harry Potter series has enchanted millions of children and adults alike, proving that you’re never too old to read children’s stories. No matter what life throws at you and no matter your age, I think we all need to embark on a magical reading adventure once in a while. In the words of Alan Rickman, “When I’m 80 years old and sitting in my rocking chair, I’ll be reading Harry Potter. And my family will say to me, ‘After all this time?’And I’ll say, ‘Always.’”

 

7. Don’t Judge A Book By It’s Cover

Okay, so this one follows an age old saying but the saying really rang true when Severus Snape finally revealed what lay beneath his frightful exterior. Despite casting him as one of the most hated characters for the best part of all seven books, come the final few chapters J. K. Rowling finally revealed Snape’s motives, suddenly washing away all the hatred you’d felt for him. You never know what battles people are fighting so be kind. Don’t jump to conclusions.

11 of Hemingway’s Most Badass Lines

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Ernest Hemingway, one of the greatest writers of all time, is endlessly quotable. But below we list ten of his most interesting, most daring, and most absolutely bad ass lines of all time.

 

1. “There is no hunting like the hunting of man, and those who have hunted armed men long enough and liked it, never care for anything else thereafter.”

Hemingway was a war vet, he drove an ambulance in WWI. So if anyone can write about the hunting of man, and know what’s talking about from first hand experience, it’s this guy. No one captured the life of a soldier or a vet quite the way Hemingway did.

2. “The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong in the broken places.”

Only when we are knocked down or defeated, do we learn what it means to be resilient. Sure the world breaks everyone, but it’s during those times that we learn how to truly survive, and face our demons head on. Tough times, when faced with strength, only leave us as better, more capable people.

 

3. “Every man’s life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.”

This line really hits you. We all enter and exit the world identically, but their are infinite possibilities of what can happen in between birth and death. And it’s our job to make the most of it. To distinguish ourselves from our peers by doing something remarkable, and following our deepest passions.

 

4. “I drink to make other people more interesting.”

While this behavior is a slippery slope to a dangerous habit, there’s truth to it.  After a few drinks, everyone becomes a lot more appealing and easier to stand. As the night goes on and more alcohol is consumed, it suddenly begins to feel like everyone in the world is your friend. And it’s a great feeling – until the hangover hits like a ton of bricks come morning.

 

5. “When you stop doing things for fun you might as well be dead.”

This is most certainly a quote to live by. It’s important to ask yourself when you’ve been at a job for a long time, or in a relationship, or just in general, “Am I having fun?” And if the answer is no, change things. When something you once loved becomes tedious work, and stops being enjoyable, then you know it’s time to bow out, and find out the next thing that will make you happy.

 

6. “Always do sober what you said you’d do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.”

Everyone talks a big game when they’re drunk – because alcohol gives you a feeling of invincibility, inhibitions are lowered. This advice is so spot on – imagine if we had to actually carry out all the things we swore we’d do as drunken idiots. Suddenly we’d stop being such drunken idiots.

 

7. “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”

Only Hemingway could make writing sound so incredibly hardcore. But this quote makes perfect sense when you read his work. You are transported to his pain, and feel what he felt. It takes an incredible writer to be able to communicate all of that to his audience.

 

8. “To hell with them. Nothing hurts if you don’t let it.”

Only you can determine what affects you. Don’t give anyone the satisfaction of being able to control your emotions. Keep your head held high, ignore the bullshit, the let positive thoughts rush in. No one has the power to affect how you feel, except yourself.

 

9. “Death is like an old whore in a bar–I’ll buy her a drink but I won’t go upstairs with her.”

To flirt with death is to live dangerously. Take chances, gambles, and risks. Odds are if you’re not living a little bit dangerously, you’re not having very much fun.

 

10. “Develop a built-in bullshit detector.”

The world is full of people trying to take your money, take your girlfriend, and take advantage. Be one step ahead. Learn to read the signs of a professional bullshitter, and you’ll be a lot better off.

 

11. “Never sit a table when you can stand at the bar.”

Solid advice. Things happen when you’re at the bar. You can chat up the bartender, lock eyes with strangers, bump into people, get in a fight. It’s a fully alive setting. Sit at a table, and you block yourself of from that world, it discourages people from approaching you. So dive in head first, and stand where the action happens, and order a damn whiskey, neat.hemingway


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9 Quotes That’ll Make You Feel Instantly Nostalgic for Childhood

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1.“Some things can only be understood when you’re in a tree house. With a pile of warm chocolate chip cookies.  And a book.” -Dr. SunWolf

I can smell the cookies now. A tree house is the ultimate haven for a child. There were no rules, no chores, and no parents. When you had a good book with you, it was like you were transported to a whole other world. It’s nice to remember how little it took to feel content and happy when you were a kid. We could all learn a little something from that.

 

2. “…I miss the way I took pleasure in small things, even as greater things crumbled. I could not control the world I was in, could not walk away from things or people or moments that hurt, but I took joy in the things that made me happy.” -Neil Gaiman

Children can always find joy in the small things: catching fireflies, building blanket forts, swinging so high on the swing that it feels like you’re flying. It doesn’t take much for a kid to be thoroughly satisfied with life.  I must admit, getting on a swing as an adult really is just as fun now. Try it.

 

3. “There is a garden in every childhood, an enchanted place where colors are brighter, the air softer, and the morning more fragrant than ever again.” -Elizabeth Lawrence

It’s true, it’s like your senses are more in tune when you’re a kid. Or maybe kids just slow down long enough to notice things. Whenever I smell fresh cut grass, I feel like a kid again. It reminds me of spending an entire day outside, playing, hiding, running around, jumping through sprinklers – fresh cut grass meant fun.

 

4. “There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we spent with a favorite book.” -Marcel Proust

A good book is like an old friend. When you’re young, you get especially attached to the characters and the story. It was hard to leave the story once the book ended, because it became a part of you and felt so real. In fact, sometimes I still find it hard to believe that Hogwarts isn’t out there somewhere.

 

5. “Nothing on Earth so beautiful as the final haul on Halloween night.” -Steve Almond

Sure the trick-or-treating part was fun, but the best part was running home and pouring your candy out all over your bedroom floor. I can still hear the sound of it as it hits the carpet. All that candy, all of it for me. It was almost too much to handle.

 

6. “Whatever our bedtime was as kids, we could stay up an extra half hour if we were reading. My parents didn’t care as long as I was under the spell of a Stephen King or a Douglas Adams.” -Nathan Fillion

One thing we certainly don’t get anymore, is a bedtime story. If you were lucky, your parents did the voices of each character differently. This ritual is how most children first fall in love with books. It was the best way to end the day, drifting off to sleep while hearing the stories of Charlotte’s Web, or The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe.

 

7. “Children have neither past nor future; they enjoy the present, which very few of us do.” 

-Jean de la Bruyere

When we were kids, taxes and healthcare and paying the bills didn’t even exist to us. We lived in the present because we didn’t have a care in the world. I don’t think there’s any way to hold on to that once adulthood hits, but that feeling of no regrets, or anxiety or worry was incredible while it lasted.

 

8. “The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event. You go to bed in one kind of a world and wake up in another quite different, and if this is not enchantment then where is it to be found?” -J. B. Priestley

Most importantly for a kid, the first fall of snow meant the beginning of the season of snow days. The best days of the year. When school was cancelled, and your only responsibility was to play outside for as long as you could possibly stand the cold. Then sip hot cocoa in front of the fire to warm up, before running back outside and doing it all over again.

 

9. “Summer, after all, is a time when wonderful things can happen to quiet people. For those few months, you’re not required to be who everyone thinks you are, and that cut-grass smell in the air and the chance to dive into the deep end of a pool give you a courage you don’t have the rest of the year. You can be grateful and easy, with no eyes on you, and no past. Summer just opens the door and lets you out.”  -Deb Caletti

Summer meant swimming pools, popsicles, camping, lemonade, riding bikes, and most importantly… no school. When that last bell rang marking the end of the school year, we were truly free. There’s nothing like that invincible feeling of busting out the school doors on the last day. In summer, anything was possible.
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15 of The Most Romantic Lines Of All Time

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1. “I don’t think you’re an idiot at all. I mean, there are elements of the ridiculous about you… you tend to let whatever’s in your head come out of your mouth without much consideration of the consequences… But the thing is, um, what I’m trying to say, very inarticulately, is that, um, in fact, perhaps despite appearances, I like you, very much. Just as you are.” Mark Darcy (Bridget Jones’ Diary)romantic 6

Bridget spends a large chunk of the film desperately trying to be a better version of herself to impress Daniel Cleaver (Hugh Grant). And we’ve all been there – acting like the person we think we ought to be to get attention from the opposite sex. So it comes as a great relief when Mark Darcy admits that he likes Bridget just as she is, faults and all.

 

2. “Well, it was a million tiny little things that, when you added them all up, they meant we were supposed to be together. I knew it the very first time I touched her. I was just taking her hand to help her out of a car and I knew. It was like… magic.” Sam Baldwin (Sleepless In Seattle)

When Sam (Tom Hanks) talked about his love for his late wife, the world swooned. This line perfectly exemplifies how simple falling love can be sometimes. It’s not always grand gestures, or professing your love in front of a stadium full of people. Sometimes all it takes is a small, quiet moment to know you’ve got something special.

 

3. “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.” Harry Burns (When Harry Met Sally)

There’s nothing quite like falling in love with your best friend. And there’s such an urgency to this line, because when you’re at the start of a new romance, it always feels urgent. Like it’s the most important thing in the entire universe. And maybe it is.

 

4. “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 – I do, don’t you think I do?” Alvy Singer (Annie Hall)

When you’re first falling in love, you feel like you have something that no one’s ever had before. It’s like you’re more in love than anyone else, so the word “love” doesn’t even begin to cover the extent of your feelings! Alvy is in the midst of a brand new relationship, and feeling invincible. An amazing feeling.

 

5. “I could die right now, Clem. I’m just… happy. I’ve never felt that before. I’m just exactly where I want to be.” Joel (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind)romantic 4

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind was especially poignant because the romantic leads were two unhappy people that, for a moment in time, were able to make each other happy. Often, time stops when you’re love, or, at least, you wish it would.

 

6. “I think technically ‘The Girl Of My Dreams’ would probably have like a really bodacious rack, you know, maybe different hair, she’d probably be a little more into sports. But truthfully, Robyn is better than the girl of my dreams. She’s real.” Paul (500 Days Of Summer)

Such a beautiful quote about finding happiness in reality, instead of being distracted by fantasies that don’t exist. Once you accept that “the perfect person” isn’t out there, life becomes a whole lot easier, and a whole lot happier.

 

7. “I might be the only person on the face of the earth that knows you’re the greatest woman on earth. 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.” Melvin Udall (As Good As It Gets)

True love often comes when you feel like someone really sees you and understands you. Melvin’s profession of love is so incredible because he’s telling Carol (Helen Hunt) that he really gets her and appreciates every little thing that she does. And there is no greater feeling than that, it’s a true connection.

 

8. “Winning that ticket, Rose, was the best thing that ever happened to me… it brought me to you. And I’m thankful for that, Rose. I’m thankful. You must do me this honor. Promise me you’ll survive. That you won’t give up, no matter what happens, no matter how hopeless. Promise me now, Rose, and never let go of that promise.” Jack Dawson (Titanic)romantic 9

This is an amazing story of truly selfless love. Jack sacrificed his own life, on the promise that Rose would live hers to the fullest. And she did.

 

9. “Our love is like the wind… I can’t see it, but I sure can feel it.” Landon Carter (A Walk to Remember)

Nicholas Sparks makes the list again, reminding us that no matter what happens to those we care about, their love is always around us.

 

10. “The only way you can beat my crazy was by doing something crazy yourself. Thank you. I love you. I knew it the minute I met you. I’m sorry it took so long for me to catch up. I just got stuck.” Pat (Silver Linings Playbook)

It’s so satisfying when two dysfunctional people end up together. When their craziest qualities complement one another’s. And it’s nice to think that, no matter what our faults are, there’s someone out there for everyone.

 

11. “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 (Dirty Dancing)romantic 1

Taking a leap with the person you love can be a gamble. Your family may not approve, everyone may be rooting against you, but when you feel that once-in-a-lifetime feeling, you have to go after it.

 

12. “For now let me say, – without hope or agenda, – just because it’s Christmas – and at Christmas you tell the truth) – to me, you are perfect.” Mark (Love Actually)

From the iconic scene when Mark comes to Juliet’s (Keira Knightley) door and holds up a series of signs, admitting his love for her, without “hope or agenda”. It’s a brave choice – you could be shot down, rejected, slapped in the face – but sometimes, it just feels good to get all of your true feelings out there.

 

13. “Look, in my opinion, the best thing you can do is find a person who loves you for exactly what you are. Good mood, bad mood, ugly, pretty, handsome, what have you, the right person is still going to think the sun shines out your ass. That’s the kind of person that’s worth sticking with.” Mac Macguff (Juno)

You’ve got something great when you’ve found someone who loves you even on your worst days. This straight forward quote from Juno’s dad is a much needed reminder that if you have to act like anyone but yourself, then rethink the relationship.

 

14. “My affections and wishes have not changed, but one word from you will silence me forever. If, however, your feelings have changed, I will have to tell you: you have bewitched me, body and soul, and I love, I love, I love you. I never wish to be parted from you from this day on.” Mr. Darcy (Pride and Prejudice)

There’s nothing more satisfying than two characters whocan’t even be in the same room as one another at the beginning of the story, realizing that they want to spend the rest of their lives together by the end of it. It’s the tried and true formula for most romantic films, but Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet were especially cold to one another when they first met. This makes the profession of love at the end that much more sweet.

 

15. “I am no one special. Just a common man with common thoughts. I’ve led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but in one respect I’ve succeeded as gloriously as anyone who ever lived. I’ve loved another with all my heart and soul and for me that has always been enough.” Duke (The Notebook)romantic 15

When we think of Notebook quotes ‘If you’re a bird, I’m a bird,” comes to mind, but this quote is up there as one of the best in film, too. Noah’s undying devotion to his wife is admirable. From the very beginning, when he hung from a ferris wheel until Allie agreed to go out with him, to the end, when he read to her every day, despite that fact that her Alzheimer’s prevented her from recognizing them. Anyone who dedicates their life to loving another person completely has accomplished an amazing thing.


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