“I want to make love to you
– not just once,
but over and over again!
But I’ll never tell you that.
I’d have to be crazy to tell you.
I’d even make love to you now…
right here for the rest of my life.”
Guido Orefice, Life Is Beautiful (Italian: La vita è bella)
Life Is Beautiful is a 1997 Italian comedy-drama film directed by and starring Roberto Benigni, who co-wrote the film with Vincenzo Cerami. Benigni plays Guido Orefice, a Jewish Italian bookshop owner, who employs his fertile imagination to shield his son from the horrors of internment in a Nazi concentration camp.
“[He] lived alone where he could hurt no one and no one could hurt him.”
– Edward Scissorhands (1990), Dir. Tim Burton
“When you develop an infatuation for someone you always find a reason to believe that this is exactly the person for you.”
– The Beach (2000), Dir. Danny Boyle
“I will keep loving you, in spite of yourself. My heart beats faster when I think of you. Nothing else matters.”
– The Last Metro (1981), Dir. François Truffaut
“No one ever takes a photograph of something they want to forget.”
– One hour photo (2002), Dir. Mark Romanek
“I don’t mind the pain. It’s the hope that kills me.”
– A Long Way Down (2014), Dir. Pascal Chaumeil
“She was then, and still is to me, the most beautiful thing in the world.”
– About Time (2013), Dir. Richard Curtis
“What a loss to spend that much time with someone, only to find out that she’s a stranger.”
– Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004), Dir. Michel Gondry
“I don’t deserve someone like you, but if I ever could I swear I would love you for the rest of my life.”
– Groundhog Day (1993), Dir. Harold Ramis
“You can’t just sit there and put everybody’s life ahead of yours and think that counts as love.”
– The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012), Dir. Stephen Chbosky