Staying In For Valentine’s Day
Everywhere I look this week I see chocolate, flowers and hearts.
Just look at this photograph of a house I frequently drive past....
Restaurants are offering special menus. Florists are in hyperdrive. Married couples can even renew their wedding vows in the Botanical Garden’s rose garden, which I admit is a bit confusing as it’s rare to see a blooming rose in February, but I appreciate the sentiment behind the ceremony.
Here at the House of Edward, The Songwriter and I prefer to stay in, finding it difficult to imagine a cozier, more romantic, spot than our own fireside. If you are a bit like us, I’d like to offer up a list of our favorite romantic movies to enhance your evening. There's a quote from each movie, just to tempt you with how wonderful they all are.
And please do share some of your own!
Kisses and Hearts to All!
“You’ve got no faith in Johnny, have you, Julia? His little dream my fall flat, you think. Well, so it may, what if it should? There’ll be another. Oh, I’ve got all the faith in the world in Johnny. Whatever he does is all right with me. If he wants to dream for a while, he can dream for a while, and if he wants to come back and sell peanuts, oh, how I’ll believe in those peanuts!”
The Philadelphia Story
“What are her leading characteristics?’
‘She has a horror of men who wear their hats in the house.”
My Favorite Wife
“The moment I saw you downstairs, I knew.”
“Oh, go on. I bet you say that to all your wives.”
The Awful Truth
“The custody of the dog will depend upon his own desire.”
Out of Africa
“He even took the gramophone on safari. Three rifles, supplies for a month, and Mozart.”
Sense and Sensibility
“The air is full of spices.”
“Heathcliff, make the world stop right here. Make everything stop and stand still and never move again. Make the moors never change and you and I never change.”
Pride and Prejudice
“No, indeed, my mind was more agreeably engaged. I've been meditating on the very great pleasure which a pair of fine eyes in the face of a pretty woman can bestow.”
“ I won’t allow it to be any more man’s nature than women’s to be inconstant or to forget those they love or have loved. I believe the reverse. I believe…. Let me just observe that all histories are against you, all stories, prose, and verse. I do not think I ever opened a book in my life which did not have something to say on women’s fickleness.”
“But they were all written by men.”
“Don’t you need a coat?”
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
“You’ll… you’ll forgive me if I … if I take a moment to get accustomed to you.”
I Know Where I’m Going
“People around here are very poor, I suppose.”
“Not poor, they just haven’t got any money.”
“It’s the same thing.”
“Oh no, it’s something quite different.”
Truly, Madly, Deeply
“You’re probably a figment of my imagination.”
“It’s the most ferocious, savage, terrifying forest I’ve ever seen. I simply adore it.”
Painting above by Susan Ryder