You think the dead we loved truly ever leave us? You think that we don’t recall them more clearly in times of great trouble?
As said by the wise and benevolent Professor Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban (1999), the third of the series, and my favourite. You can find another example of Dumbledore’s knowledge here, and my tour of Harry Potter Studios here.
I loved you, and I probably still do, And for a while the feeling may remain… But let my love no longer trouble you, I do not wish to cause you any pain. I loved you; and the hopelessness I knew, The jealousy, the shyness – though in vain – Made up a love so tender and so true As may God grant you to be loved again.
The bittersweet poem I loved You (1830) by Russian poet Alexander Pushkin, best known for his writings in the Romantic era of 1800 – 1850.
I just spent the entire flight staring into the sky thinking not about my fiancé but about this mystery guy I met a million and a half hours ago. A guy I don’t even remember except for this vague picture I have inside my head. It was just a few seconds, a fragment really. And it was like, in that moment, the whole universe just existed to bring us together. That’s why I’m here. That’s why I’m going to let fate take me wherever it wants me to go.
Sara Thomas (Kate Beckinsale) in the romantic comedy Serendipity (2001), as recommended by the lovely Nicola.
Lorna: Just hang out in your room and make sure the kids don’t get out of hand Rachel: Kids! We’re like three years older than them. Most of them probably fancied me at school Dylan: No one fancied you at school. or in fact now. Ben: Not true. I do. So that’s one person.
Helen Baxendale, Esther Smith, Tyger Drew-Honey and Matt Lacey in the British sitcom Cuckoo.