Sunday, June 17, 2007

Aaargghhhh... I just can't take it any more!

Hitch has been playing on TBS two weekends in a row now... and my housemate and I can't take it any more... hehe. Now don't get me wrong - it's not that we don't enjoy the movie - it's quite cute and conducts itself as credibly as a rom-com possibly can! It's just that those lines are ekdum "too much"! Total dil pe ghaanv and stuff... hehe! And neither he nor I are particularly in the mood for mush...

So I am going to do what one should do with all demons - face them... :) Here are some of the 'memorable' quotes from Hitch!

Hitch: Life is not the amount of breaths you take, it's the moments that take your breath away.
Sara: What should we toast to?
Hitch: Never lie, steal, cheat, or drink. But if you must lie, lie in the arms of the one you love. If you must steal, steal away from bad company. If you must cheat, cheat death. And if you must drink, drink in the moments that take your breath away.
Hitch: Basic Principles - no woman wakes up saying "God, I hope I don't get swept off my feet today!" Now, she might say "This is a really bad time for me," or something like "I just need some space," or my personal favorite "I'm really into my career right now." You believe that? Neither does she. You know why? 'Cause she's lying to you, that's why. You understand me? Lying! It's not a bad time for her. She doesn't need any space. And she may be into her career, but what she's really saying is "Uh, get away from me now," or possibly "Try harder, stupid," but which one is it? 60% of all human communication is nonverbal, body language; 30% is your tone, so that means 90% of what you're saying ain't coming out of your mouth. Of course she's going to lie to you! She's a nice person! She doesn't want to hurt your feelings! What else she going to say? She doesn't even know you... yet. Luckily, the fact is that just like the rest of us, even a beautiful woman doesn't know what she wants until she sees it, and that's where I come in. My job is to open her eyes. Basic Principles - no matter what, no matter when, no matter who... any man has a chance to sweep any woman off her feet; he just needs the right broom.
Hitch: What's that?
[indicating the donuts]
Albert: I figured maybe if my heart stops beating it wouldn't hurt so bad.
Albert: You know, honestly, I never knew I could feel like this. You know? I swear I'm, I'm going out of my mind. It's like I want to throw myself off of every building in New York. I, I see a cab and I just wanna dive in front of it because then I'll stop thinking about her.
Hitch: Look, you will. Just give it time.
Albert: That's just it. I don't want to. I mean, I've waited my whole life to feel this miserable. I mean, and if this is the only way I can stay connected with her, then... well, this is who I have to be.

Hai haiiiiiiii! Like fultoo zhakaas! Hehehe! That last one totally gets me... every single time! :) Anyway, now that the beast hath finally been slain, I can safely head off to bed and call it a night!


Anonymous said...

yeah i like the last one too...

and talking about rom-com's...i watched 'love actually' recently...and this line gets me EVERY SINGLE TIME...the one with the black guy's best friend and kiera knightley on christmas eve...where he writes stuff on sheets of poster board. It goes like:

With any luck, by next year - I'll be going out with one of these girls.(shows pictures of beautiful supermodels)

But for now, let me say - Without hope or agenda - Just because it's Christmas - And at Christmas you tell the truth - To me, you are perfect - And my wasted heart will love you - Until you look like this
(picture of a mummy)

The Falstaffian said...

Ohh hell ya! Now aren't you and I just like two peas in a pod! Hehe. :) "Love Actually" is undoubtedly one of my fav rom-coms... and that scene which you described - I totally adore it!

Now that we are both talking about rom-coms, here's another of my absolute favorite lines... This one's from "Meet Joe Black" - Anthony Hopkins talking to his (stunningly ravishing...hehe) daughter about love and taking a chance on it:

William Parrish: Love is passion, obsession, someone you can't live without. If you don't start with that, what are you going to end up with? Fall head over heels. I say find someone you can love like crazy and who'll love you the same way back. And how do you find him? Forget your head and listen to your heart. I'm not hearing any heart. Run the risk, if you get hurt, you'll come back. Because, the truth is there is no sense living your life without this. To make the journey and not fall deeply in love - well, you haven't lived a life at all. You have to try. Because if you haven't tried, you haven't lived.

Aahh... Hear hear! :)

Anonymous said...'s an alright line...I still like mine better. :)

The Falstaffian said...

:) To each his own... So long as we are both on record expressing our love for rom-coms as a movie genre, I am not going to nitpick about the relative cheesiness of one mushy line over another! Hehe :)

Anonymous said...

Well I wouldn't say that I "love" rom-com's as a movie genre...but I suppose I have watched my share...

And other's mighty refreshing to see a man who concedes this willingly... :)

The Falstaffian said...

It's not so much that I concede it willingly... it's that the women in my life have beaten me into submission...hehe :D

I also wait patiently as the lady I am with tries on a bazillion dresses in kazillion different stores and buys nothing... all while knowing better than to utter a single whimper to indicate my true mental state!

And oh yeah, I take out the trash and put down the toilet seat when I am done... ;)

If that does not convince any lady who happens to chance upon this comment to stop, wonder and try and drop me a line, I donno what will...hehe :D

Anonymous said...

You certainly have my attention! :)

The Falstaffian said...

Are you trying to flirt with me Ms. Anonymous??? I mean, like someone once said to me... That's a huge chance to take, dontcha think...especially considering you know...ummm let's see...NOTHING ABOUT ME...

On the plus side, atleast that settles the whole 'is it a he or is it a she' question... ;)

Anonymous said...

I can be whatever you want me to be.... (in a husky voice, while fluttering my eyelashes) :p :P

The Falstaffian said...

Oooo nice! In that case, can you be the girl in the red dress from Matrix - she was verry... aahhmmm... interesting! ;) Or maybe... hmmm... let's see... how would you like to be the girl with the husky voice and fluttering eyelashes who's wearing a black dress and bumping into me at 7pm tomorrow at the Lexington Avenue entrance of the Grand Central Station...hehe. Could you be that for me?! :P

Anonymous said...

I would...but I see w whole host of problems as far as the logistics of the proposed rendezvous are concerned..the most glaring one being that I don't own a black dress...

Also featuring are mini-problems like:
a. I don't live in New York
b. I don't know you
c. I'd look like a spastic if I were standing at the Lexington Avenue entrance of the Grand Central Station and whispering huskily while fluttering my eyelashes frenziedly at every Indian looking guy... :p

The Falstaffian said...

Are you serious!! This cannot be! Every man and woman should own a black dress... especially once you are legally permitted to drink in the Golden State (it's the only one that matters...hehe). It's a worthy investment considering that the number of funerals you will have to attend is slated to increase exponentially with every passing day! :)

(Btw, I presume here that you are of a legal drinking age! Federal authorities, SVU detectives and Chris Hansen may note that I am NOT knowingly indulging in flirtatious behavior with a minor... you can safely move on to the next blog in your hunt for child predators!:D)

And would minor logistical issues ever dent an ardent fan's resolve!? Bah! Tish tosh! :) As for the mini-problems, here're my takes on them:
a. That's hardly a problem - I could be convinced to meet half-way... Hudson? Poughkeepsie? Take your pick...hehe

b. That's unlikely to ever change unless someone makes the first move... Now the critical question here is does anyone want to change the status quo... That, to me, is the question that really needs to be answered! ;)

c. I don't look particularly indian - so we might have to work out a more robust identification system, if we ever rendezvoused! As for your fears of looking 'spastic' - have you NEVER been to the Lexington Ave side of GC Station?! A person whispering huskily while fluttering their eyelashes frenziedly would fit right in with all the other weirdos who stand there looking heavenwards and mumbling like Tony Shalhoub's character from "Life or Something Like it"! hehe :D

Anonymous said...

Are you serious? Do you actually think you can convince me to meet you and "kill" the "magic"...

And here I'm trying not to think of the possibility that either you or I (or both) could be serial killers etcetera... :P

Anonymous said...

But I will consider investing in that black dress... own a black dress!! Ok then, if that's how you roll that just is how you roll!! :P

The Falstaffian said...

Well you can't blame me for trying... I am not big on the whole "from afar" way of doing things! :P

As for being a serial killer - speak for yourself! I am a perfectly peace-loving individual... I resort to wanton blood-spillage and habitual cannibalism only when I am truly bored - so instead of trying not to think about this, that and the other (have you watched that Seinfeld episode??? It's a hoot...hehe!), may I suggest that you focus on keeping me entertained and boredom-free?! :P

The Falstaffian said...

Hehehe... Ok Ok... you got me... I meant to say "black outfit", but ended up making a typo in all that excitement!

But now that it's out there, I guess I will just have to deal with you poking fun at me... If this is my cross to bear, then so be it! :P