A post I recently did, my review on Stay by Hilary Wynne, inspired me, and gave me an idea for this post. I previously stated that I am a fan of the long moving speech; they grab your attention, make you listen, and change lives of characters in the fictional world. Here is a list of my all time favorite moving speeches, proclamations of love and belief. Some of these are from mediums other than books, which is a little off topic for this blog, but that’s okay, right? These are my favorites in no particular order. I’m selecting my favorites, but I can’t pick my favorite of the favorites and you can’t make me!! It’s too hard. 🙂
Thoughtless by S.C. Stephens
Kellan to Keira: “I’m sorry. I was going to be stoic, and say nothing for as long as you wanted me, but then we made love …and I’ve, I’ve never had that … and I just can’t o back to being who I was before. I want you and only you and I can’t bear the thought of sharing you. I’m sorry.” He looked down sadly. “I want to walk into Pete’s with you on my arm. I want to kiss you every time I see you, no matter who’s looking. I want to make love to you without fear of someone finding out. I want to fall asleep with you in my arms every night. I don’t want to feel guilty about something that makes me feel so … whole. I’m sorry, Kiera, but I’m asking you to choose.”
The Vampire Diaries
Damon to Elena:
Elena: “Please don’t leave me.”
Damon: “I don’t have a choice, baby. You are by far the greatest thing that ever happened to me in my 173 years on this earth. But I get to die knowing that I was loved not just by anyone. By you, Elena Gilbert. It is the epitome of a fulfilled life. It’s never gonna get any better than this. I peaked. I love you, Elena.”
Never too Far by Abbi Glines
Rush to Blaire: “Listen to me, Blaire. If you try to go anywhere, I will chase you down. I will become your shadow. I won’t let you out of my sight, because I can’t live without you. I made so many damn mistakes with you I don’t even want to try to count them, but I am going to start making things right from here on out. I swear to you that this won’t happen again. I know now that this is where I’m supposed to be. No more lies. Just us.”
Stay By: Hilary Wynne
Julian to Alexa: “I’m so glad you’re that girl, Alexa, because that girl belongs with the guy who couldn’t stay focused on work because all he wanted to do was get back to Miami. She belongs with the guy who freaked out when his girlfriend refused to speak to him and tried to find a way to cut his very important business trip short. That girl belongs with the guy who missed her so much it actually hurt his heart too. That girl needs to stay with the guy, who, despite his best efforts to not feel this way, can’t imagine her not being in his life.”
Meredith to Derek:
Meredith: I lied. I’m not out of this relationship. I’m in. I’m so in, it’s humiliating, because here I am, begging…
Meredith: Shut up. You say Meredith and I yell, remember? Okay. Here it is. Your choice? It’s simple. Her, or me. And I’m sure she’s really great. But Derek, I love you. In a…really, really big… pretend to like your taste in music, let you eat the last piece of cheesecake, hold a radio over my head outside your window, unfortunate way that makes me hate you, love you. So pick me. Choose me. Love me.”
Can you feel the love from these moments?! I can. Some are heartwarming while others are heartbreaking. These are the kind of moments that make it hard to see the screen or read the page. And let’s face it, most of the time they make you ugly cry, no one’s finest moment.
What do you think? Do you like my picks? Do you have your own favorites?