From the movie Meet Joe Black there is a quote in the beginning about love that I (Diana) have been trying to find word for word. Can you find it?? It deals with being in love.
Subject: Quote from Meet Joe Black There is a quote in the beginning of the movie about being in love that a friend of mine is looking for in its exact wording. Any help would be appreciated; thanks in advance.
I recently got the script of this movie. Which scene are you exactly talking about? I could send you a transcript. Is it the scene where Bill Parrish is talking to Susan while they are in the plane? Just let me know.
Thanks for the reply. I think it was near the beginning. (Unfortunately I didn't see the movie.)
Here's the full "plane" scene, where Anthony Hopkins (Bill Parrish) talks to Claire Forlani (Susan) about love. I hope it's the scene your friend is searching for: __________________________________________________ PARRISH: Do you love Drew? SUSAN: You mean like you loved Mom? PARRISH: Forget about me and Mom - are you going to marry him? SUSAN: Probably PARRISH: Don't get carried away. SUSAN: Ohhh... PARRISH: Susan, you're a hell of a woman. You've got a great career, you're beautiful... SUSAN: And I'm your daughter and no man will ever be good enough for me. PARRISH: Well, I wasn't going to say that... SUSAN: What were you going to say? PARRISH: Listen, I'm crazy about the guy - he's smart, he's aggressive, he could carry Parrish Communications into the 21st century and me along with it. SUSAN: So what's wrong with that? PARRISH: That's for me. I'm talking about you. It's not so much what you say about Drew, it's what you don't say. SUSAN: You're not listening. PARRISH: Oh yes, I am. Not an ounce of excitement, not a whisper of a thrill, this relationship has all the passion of a pair of titmice. SUSAN: Don't get dirty, Dad... PARRISH: Well, it worries me. I want you to get swept away. I want you to levitate. I want you to sing with rapture and dance like a dervish. SUSAN: That's all? PARRISH: Be deliriously happy. Or at least leave yourself open to be. SUSAN: "Be deliriously happy". I'm going to do my utmost. PARRISH: I know it's a cornball thing but 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? I say fall head over heels. 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. SUSAN: Bravo PARRISH: Aw... you're tough. SUSAN: I'm sorry. But give it to me again. The short version. PARRISH: Stay open. Who knows? Lightning could strike.Answer:
Last updated April 8, 1999.
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