“There’s something about this man”, I said to myself as I puckered a brow and adjusted my handbag’s strap on my shoulder struggling hard to find a seat in the Delhi metro with earphones plugged in my ears. There was a sea of people running towards where I stood in the compartment of the train and all my plans of watching “Notting Hill” went in vain. After two or maybe three stations passed by, I managed to begin the movie and I could not help myself but notice that smile to die for this Brit gentleman.
As soon as I started watching the romantic comedy with Julia Roberts making way to Hugh Grant’s apartment because he spilt his coffee on a million buck jacket. Yes, his name is Grant, Hugh Grant! I fell in love with every dialogue he uttered in the 2-hour drama and especially in the scene where he said, “whoopsie-daisies”.
I couldn’t stop myself there, this fine actor has contributed to the Hollywood celluloid in a gigantic manner and how! I here present 5 romantic yet love-struck quotes from his films. Warning: You might fall in love with him too!
1. Notting Hill
After all, I’m just a girl in front of a boy asking him to love her!
This quote has melted my heart so many times that in reality, I’ve literally lost count! Anna Scott aka Julia Roberts is a megastar in the movie and when she confesses her love for Grant aka Mr Thacker – time stands still!
2. Eat Pray Love
“I have a history of making decisions very quickly about men. I have always fallen in love fast and without measuring risks. I have a tendency not only to see the best in everyone but to assume that everyone is emotionally capable of reaching his highest potential. I have fallen in love more times than I care to count with the highest potential of a man, rather than with the man himself, and I have hung on to the relationship for a long time (sometimes far too long) waiting for the man to ascend to his own greatness. Many times in romance I have been a victim of my own optimism.”
Dear Reader, I literally urge you to read this quote again if you are a female. You’d definitely skip a beat, I am sure of that!
3. Sense and Sensibility
“What do you know of my heart? What do you know of anything but your own suffering? For weeks, Marianne, I’ve had this pressing on me without being at liberty to speak of it to a single creature. It was forced on me by the very person whose prior claims ruined all my hope. I have endured her exultations again and again whilst knowing myself to be divided from Edward forever. Believe me, Marianne had I not been bound to silence I could have provided proof enough of a broken heart, even for you.”
Having studied literature for five years and a lot over the years, I was introduced to Jane Austen at a very tender age. Sense and Sensibility is my favourite novel after The Pride and Prejudice and this quote justifies it all! It Does!
4. A Lot Like Love
“You are really starting to annoy me, Stanton.”
Nick didn’t blink. “Good. By the end of the night, I hope to finish the job.”
I don’t know if this quote sounds romantic to you or not! But, it does to me. Stanton the protagonist conveys her feeling to Grant is such a simple yet romantic manner. I really hope to do that in real life!
5. Four Weddings and a Funeral
A toast before we go into battle. True love. In whatever shape or form it may come. May we all in our dotage be proud to say, “I was adored once too?”
Last but not the least, Four Weddings and a Funeral is Grant’s finest and this quote above inferences his work at its best!
Isn’t the cupid dancing on your head already? *winks*