Movie: Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001)

Some of the quotes in this movie are so good that I thought they should be shared online. I hope you enjoy.

IANNIS: "Do you love him?"

PELAGIA: "We are engaged to be married."

IANNIS: "I'm not talking about Mandras."

** Iannis goes quiet for a second **

IANNIS: "When you fall in love... it is a temporary madness, it erupts like an earthquake and then it subsides. And when it subsides, you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have become so entwined together that it's inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness. It is not excitement. It's not the desire to mate every second of the day. It is not laying awake in night imagining he is kissing every part of your body. No... don't blush. I'm telling you some truths. That is just being in love, which any of us can convince ourselves we are. Love itself is what is left over. when being in love has burned away. Doesn't sound very exciting, does it? But it is."

PELAGIA: "Why did you save him? Why didn't you leave him to die?"

MANDRAS: "I wanted you to love me again... In albania, I made them read every one of these to me -- «Mandras I love you», «Mandras I want you», «Mandras when are you coming back?». And then one day, a different letter -- «I don't know how to describe my feelings. It's as if I've been waiting a hundred years to hear from you. Waiting a hundred years for you to return. Once I thought my heart was overflowing with love for you. But now all I feel is emptiness. And I think all the time it was a pretence... that I never loved you at all.»"

** Pelagia places down her engagement ring on his table and Mandras sighs **

PELAGIA: "I'm sorry. I'm sorry."

IANNIS: "Antonio, I do not know if this letter will reach you or even if you are alive. Perhaps someone else sent us your record, and that is why we found no note. I would like to say that Pelagia is happy. But she is full of tears she will not let fall, and of a grief no doctor can mend. She blames herself for the pain we have suffered, and perhaps the same is true for you.You know I am not a religious man, but I believe this -- if there is a wound we must try to heal it. If there is someone whose pain we can cure, we must search until we find them. If the gods have chosen that we should survive, it will be for a reason."

ANTONIO: "Your father wrote you got the record. It's a guitar, it's different."

** Antonio and Pelagia both stare at each other and remain in silence for a short moment **

ANTONIO: "I tried to live without you. I tried to make myself believe I could live without you."

** They hug each other **