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My Top Ten Romantic Movie Lines
By Angela Ruth Strong
I never imagined that eight years after Love Finds You in Sun Valley released, I’d still be writing about the characters, but guess what. Next month, both the audiobook and a prequel romance will be coming out. In honor of my debut novel set during a film shoot, here are my top ten romantic quotes from the movies:
10. “You had me at hello.” –Jerry MacGuire
I loved this line before I even saw the movie.
9. “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.” –When Harry Met Sally
It’s a good line, but it’s on this list because it reminds me of watching When Harry Met Sally on my first Christmas Eve with my husband (before we were married) when I could completely relate.
8. “Choose me. Marry me. Let me make you happy.” –My Best Friend’s Wedding
This zany movie had all the feels and an even more powerful ending than if it had ended happily-ever-after. Sometimes we aren’t loved back, but that shouldn’t stop us from loving.
7. “There’s nothing like a first kiss.” –50 First Dates
Don’t we all desire to fall in love with the same person over and over again like this?
6, “I’ll give you the moon, Mary.” –It’s a Wonderful Life
A classic. Makes me want to be a better writer.
5. “As you wish.” –The Princess Bride
Much simpler than lassoing the moon, but just as profound.
4. “I want to be the man who grows old with you.” –The Wedding Singer
Heart and humor go hand in hand as does the chemistry between Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler.
3. “I'm also just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.” –Notting Hill
Could this quote have inspired Finding Love in Sun Valley? Possibly. Quite Possibly.
2. “I don’t remember frump girl. I remember you.” –My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Simply reading this line makes me want to cry. To be seen and known beyond our weaknesses and failures is what makes love worth the sacrifice.
1. “How about some coffee or, you know, drinks or dinner or a movie... for as long as we both shall live?" –You’ve Got Mail
In looking up other lists of top romantic movie quotes, this is not the line most listed from You’ve Got Mail, but it’s the one that makes me cry every time I watch it. (Which is a lot.) It’s both shocking and inviting in its vulnerability, and it leads us to feel exactly what Kathleen Kelly feels when she says the more popular line, “I wanted it to be you. I wanted it to be you so badly.”
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Raised in a family of six adopted siblings, Genevieve Wilson fights to keep her dysfunctional brothers and sisters together, but everyone still seems to leave. If she’s not good enough to prevent her birth parents from giving her up or her siblings from abandoning her, then there’s no way she would ever be enough to have a lasting relationship with the cute pilot from work…which is exactly what makes him a safe subject for her daydreams.
Matt Lake is dating the perfect woman and working a great job. Life is easy until he starts to enjoy hanging out with the airline employees more than with his girlfriend—one sweet female employee in particular. He tells himself he’s only intrigued by Gen’s quirkiness, but nobody else makes him smile the way she does.
Can Matt give up the flawless life he’d planned in exchange for the messiness of love? And if so, will Gen risk her heart on reality when it’s never paid off in the past?
Angela Ruth Strong studied journalism at the University of Oregon and published her first novel, Love Finds You in Sun Valley, Idaho, in 2010. With movie producers interested in her book, she's decided to rerelease it and write sequels as a new series titled Resort to Love. This Idaho Top Author and Cascade Award winner also started IDAhope Writers to encourage other aspiring authors, and she's excited to announce the sale of her first romantic suspense novel to Love Inspired Suspense. For the latest news or to contact Angela, visit