in honor of the day...as jane would have it

today, everyone is thinking of love, and so i give you these, perhaps the two most beautiful lines ever placed in the mouth of fictional heroes:

"I cannot make speeches, Emma. If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more."

and

"In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you."

*sigh!*

and, an added benefit!

The dreamy Jeremy Northam as George Knightly in Emma:


and the unparalleled Colin Firth as Fitzwilliam Darcy in Pride and Prejudice:

happy valentine's day!!

xoxo