You’ve got your favorite flicks: the ones you return to every time you need to remember there’s a world of romance and adventure to be had. In a world of schedules, meetings and obligations, a 2-hour escape can be a healing balm. It just feels so good and right to let go for a while, laugh or cry to our heart’s content. We cheer or yell at the screen for the sake of our protagonists or for the sake of ourselves.
You might also have taken pleasure in making your loved one watch your favorite movies, knowing that it’ll somehow bring you both closer, make them understand you better. There might even be a movie out that’s spoken in hushed tones, the one referred to as our movie.
We’ve combed through a few of our favorite movies for the most irresistible moments. As you may or may not know, we’re in the business of personalizing memories from you to yours. Naturally, we’ve done the work of turning some of these super sweet quotes into bite-sized gems you can engrave onto the backs of our wooden watches.
Movie: Dirty Dancing (1987)
Me? I’m scared of everything. I’m scared of what I saw, I’m scared of what I did, of who I am, and most of all I’m scared of walking out of this room and never feeling the rest of my whole life the way I feel when I’m with you.
Engraving idea: I feel most alive when I’m with you.
In the beautiful chaos that life can take, you might be lucky to meet a handful of people in the world who lights that spark in your heart. When you’ve got a good thing going, you just know you’ve got to hold onto it.
Movie: Before Sunset (2004)
Celine: Baby, you are gonna miss that plane.
Jesse: I know.
Engraving idea: Baby, you are gonna
miss that plane.
If you’ve seen the Before Sunrise trilogy (by director Richard Linklater), then you’ve followed Celine and Jesse’s love story since it first began with a chance meeting on a train one sultry European summer. When he realized that his whole reason for being alive hinged on whether or not he got on that plane, Jesse was more than willing to miss that plane.
Movie: Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001)
Mark Darcy: I like you, very much.
Bridget: Ah, apart from the smoking and the drinking, the vulgar mother and… ah, the verbal diarrhea.
Mark Darcy: No, I like you very much. Just as you are.
Engraving idea: I like you very much. Just as you are.
Perhaps more romantic than someone outright professing their undying love for you is someone telling you how much they like you, and just how. But it’s only especially romantic when you and the other person both know very well this “liking” business is really a cover for the real stuff.
Movie: The Notebook (2004)
So it’s not gonna be easy. It’s gonna be really hard. We’re gonna have to work at this every day, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, you and me, every day.
Engraving idea: All of you, forever, you and me, every day.
Anyone who has yet to understand Ryan Gosling’s appeal must see this movie (how could they have waited this long?!) and listen to his passionate delivery of this line. No matter the circumstances of your relationship, isn’t this essentially what everyone wants to hear from the one they love?
Movie: Lost in Translation (2003)
Bob: I don’t want to leave.
Charlotte: So don’t. Stay here with me. We’ll start a jazz band.
Engraving idea: Stay here with me.
We’ll start a jazz band.
Is there anything more magical (and romantic) than finding a kindred soul in a fancy hotel bar, in a lonely city, in a country halfway across the world where you both don’t speak the native tongue? This is the case for Charlotte (Scarlett Johansson) and Bob (Bill Murray), fellow Americans from different life backgrounds who become fast friends. This electric line works like a charm because it’s just about the highest compliment: I don’t know you very well yet but I really like your energy.
The only way you can beat my crazy was by doing something crazy yourself. Thank you. I love you. I knew it the minute I met you. I’m sorry it took so long for me to catch up. I just got stuck.
Engraving idea: I knew it the minute I met you.
This quote (and our engraving suggestion) speaks to the kind of love that simmered up and down, taking some time to finally reach boiling point. This engraving goes out to the person that rudely crash-landed into your life like a bull in a china shop. After things settled down a little, you realized you wouldn’t want it any other way.
Movie: La La Land (2016)
Look in somebody’s eyes to light up the skies.
Engraving idea: Your eyes light up my skies.
Fans of Hollywood glamour and musicals will appreciate this sparkling quote from recent and rave-reviewed La La Land. Our engraving-friendly interpretation of it makes for a pretty, singsongy way to tell someone how you feel about their mere presence.
Movie: Big Fish (2003)
They say when you meet the love of your life, time stops, and that’s true.
Engraving idea: When I met you, time stopped.
Easily one of the most recognizable lines in this movie, it also makes for a classic way to communicate to someone that everything changed the moment they entered your life. Something in the air shifted, and you even then you could sense the beginning of something. In the rush of life, they were a breath of fresh air.
Movie: The Great Gatsby (2013)
Daisy Buchanan: I wish I’d done everything on earth with you. All my life. I wish it could always be like this.
Jay Gatsby: It will be.
Engraving idea: Let’s do everything on earth.
This engraving is for the rapturous, scorched-earth kind of love. It’s the love that inspires you to seize the day, all day. It’s the love that makes you want to take chances, try new things, travel the world--as long as your special person is by your side.
Movie: Juno (2007)
Juno: As far as boyfriends go, Paulie Bleeker is a total boss. He is the cheese to my macaroni. And, I know that people are supposed to fall in love when they reproduce, but...I guess normalcy isn’t really our style.
Engraving idea: You’re the cheese to my macaroni.
This quirky engraving is a great fit for all the unconventional relationships out there--the one that not everyone will understand, but the one that feels right for you because of you’ve fallen into sweet, wonderfully mutual weirdness together, and no one else quite makes the cut.
Did we miss your favorite movie moment? Can you file it down to about eight words? Let us know in the comments - we’re interested in what you have to offer! Movie quotes hit home as a solid engraving idea because their meaning is really only recognizable between you and your beloved--like a shared secret code to another world.
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