[via email] The odd thing about this form of communication is that you’re more likely to talk about nothing than something. But I just want to say that all this nothing has meant more to me than so many somethings.
Kathleen Kelly (Meg Ryan) in the sweet romcom You’ve Got Mail (1998), which tells of two people who fall in love via anonymous email despite fighting as business rivals.
William: I live in Notting Hill. You live in Beverly Hills. Everyone in the world knows who you are. My mother has trouble remembering my name. Anna Scott: I’m also just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.
Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts in the romcom Notting Hill (1999), about a second-hand bookshop owner who falls for a famous Hollywood star after a chance encounter.
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.