Jack: Winning that ticket, Rose, was the best thing that ever happened to me. It brought me to you and I'm thankful for that Rose, I'm thankful. You must, you must, you must.. do me this honor, you must promise me that you will survive, that you won't give up, no matter what happens, no matter how hopeless.
"Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn." Rhett Butler's last words to Scarlett O'Hara, when he has finally given up on her and no longer cares what happens to her. That line always leaves me with the most profound feeling of aloneness. I'm not sure if anybody who hasn't been completely abandoned knows that feeling of being all alone in the world. It's the one I had when my 2nd husband dropped me off at the treatment center for chemo, and just left me there. He never came back to pick me up. He just didn't give a damn.
OK, I'm a wienie, it's a scene, not a line, but here it is... From Rocky II ---
Adrienne is in a coma after she has their baby and Rocky is sitting in her hospital room reading to her, haltingly, slowly, after she taught him how to read. He has written her a poem and reads it to her.
"Remember when we was on ice skates, And I thought you were supposed to be great, But I kept giving you lip, And you kept trying to slip, So I could catch you. That was our first date, And after that, every day was great. So now I want you to know, That wherever you go, Atlantic City or in the snow, Don't worry about a thing, Cause as long as I got this ring, I'll always be there to catch you."
Okay, let's be honest with ourselves, I know some of you had to have gotten misty eyed while a few movies during your time. To be honest, I try to never allow the emotional factor of films to get to me, as most of...