I had no idea where this post was going, but somehow I ended up with a few quotes from movies—terms of endearment, phrases lovers say to each other, ways they speak to each other depending on the characters. I chose four movies I enjoyed, because each had actors and actresses I admired for their talent and diversity. Some of these terms of endearments may not be quite orthodox, but humans have countless diverse ways of expressing interest and even love.
Aurora and Emma are mother and daughter who march to different drummers. Beginning with Emma's marriage, Aurora shows how difficult and loving she can be. The movie covers several years of their lives as each finds different reasons to go on living and find joy. Aurora's interludes with Garrett Breedlove, retired astronaut and next door neighbor are quite striking. In the end, different people show their love in very different ways.
Aurora Greenway-Shirley McLaine
Emma Horton-Debra Winger
Garrett Breedlove-Jack Nicholson
Tommy Horton-Troy Bishop
[Lying in the surf after being thrown from the car.]
Garrett Breedlove: If you wanted to get me on my back, all you had to do was ask me.
Garrett Breedlove: I like the lights on.
Aurora Greenway: Then go home and turn them on.
Aurora Greenway: Do you have any reaction at all to my telling you I love you?
Garrett Breedlove: I was just inches from a clean getaway.
Aurora Greenway: Don't worship me until I've earned it.
Garrett Breedlove: Wind in the hair! Lead in the pencil!
Garrett Breedlove: [on their first date] Aurora...
Aurora Greenway: Yes?
Garrett Breedlove: You're not *fun*, by any chance, are you?
Aurora Greenway: I don't really think we should think about that right now.
Aurora Greenway: Impatient boys sometimes miss dessert!
Emma Horton: Momma, that's the first time I stopped hugging first. I like that.
Toula Portokalos: Why?... Why do you love me?
Ian Miller: Because I came alive when I met you.
Ian Miller: I remember you.
Toula Portokalos: Look, I was going through a phase. I was Frump Girl.
Ian Miller: I don't remember Frump Girl, but I remember you.
Tripp: Do you have real feelings?
Paula: Of course I have real feelings!
Tripp: For what?
Paula: For you! And believe me I did not want that because I had a good life before you. Well, not good... but... it was okay. Well... it was empty actually, but at least I was blissfully unaware of how miserable I was. Whereas now... because of you... I am acutely aware of how completely and totally unhappy I am. Thank you for that.
Melissa: I just feel really close to you.
Tripp: You are really close to me.
Melissa: So, where do you see us going?
Tripp: Well, tonight, I see us going back to my place.
Tripp: So what do we do now?
Paula: Actually, it's... it's quite simple. You just have to decide. Do you want to spend the rest of your life having fun? Or do you want to spend it with me?
Paula: Shut up! Not everything you say is perfect.
Tripp: We can have a little bit of fun, can't we? Huh?
Roy 'Tin Cup' McAvoy: When was the last time you took a risk?
Dr. Molly Griswold: Well, I'm with you, Roy. I'm with you
Roy 'Tin Cup' McAvoy: It won't always be like this, you know.
Dr. Molly Griswold: What?
Roy 'Tin Cup' McAvoy: With me surrounded by all these guys, snoring... stripper ex-girlfriend laying across from us... caddy sleeping next to her. It won't always be like this.
Dr. Molly Griswold: Yes, it will.
Roy 'Tin Cup' McAvoy: Do you find me sexy?
Dr. Molly Griswold: You have your moments.
Roy 'Tin Cup' McAvoy: Well, you let me know which moments are my moments and I'll try and duplicate 'em.
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