“Kung mahal mo, habulin mo, ipaglaban mo. ‘Wag mong hintaying may magtulak sa kanya pabalik sa’yo. Hilahin mo. Hanggang kaya mo, wag kang bibitaw. Sorry, mahal ko eh.”
Who said it: Angelica Panganiban as Mace in That Thing Called Tadhana
Who you can use it on: That male BFF you’ve secretly been crushing on but, sadly, has another woman in his heart
When you should use it: If he’s in need of an open ear and a shoulder to lean on, be there. Patience and a sincere friendship might just be the gateway you’ll need to a deeper connection.
"You had me at hello."
Who said it: Renee Zellweger as Dorothy Boyd in Jerry Maguire
Who you can use it on: That over-babbling excuse of a man (whom you adore) that just can’t stop professing his adoration for you
When you should use it: Should you be in a situation where a guy just keeps on gushing about how beautiful, intelligent, and amazing you are, this famous one-liner should be enough to shut his trap so you two can get on with the MOMOL. All right, it’s fun to hear words of praise from the opposite sex, but don’t allow him to overdo it. He might run out of nice things to say in the future.
"You know, for a while, I thought you were the best thing that ever happened to me. But now I'm starting to think you're the worst."
Who said it: Jennifer Lawrence as Tiffany in Silver Linings Playbook
Who you can use it on: Your boyfriend who is about to be your ex-boyfriend
When you should use it: It’s spot-on for capping a heated conversation that revolves around the many reasons why the breakup should happen. Channel J-Law’s sassiness in the film to have him reeling in regret and out of the door (and your life) in no time.
“Gusto mo ba talagang malaman? Ako! Ako yung problema! Kasi nasasaktan ako kahit di naman ako dapat nasasaktan. Sana kaya ko nang tiisin yung sa akin na nararamdaman ko, kasi ako namili nito diba? Ako yung may gusto. Sana kaya ko nang sabihin sa iyo na masaya ako para sa iyo, para sa inyo. Sana kaya ko. Sana kaya ko, pero hindi eh. Sama sama kong tao kasi ang totoo, umaasa pa rin ako sa piling mo. Sana ako pa rin. Ako na lang. Ako na lang ulit.”
Who said it: Bea Alonzo as Basha Eugenio in One More Chance
Who you can use it on: A former flame whose company and caresses you long to have back
When you should use it: Hopefully, never? Don’t throw yourself at him for chrissakes!
“Okay lang magpakatanga sa tamang tao.”
Who said it: Jennylyn Mercado as Tere Madlangsakay in English Only, Please
Who you can use it on: A man you don’t mind going all crazy, stupid in love for
When you should use it: Every time you tell yourself that you should follow your heart over your head. Which, let’s face it Ms. Hopeless Romantic, is more often than not.
“You gotta be kiddin' me. All this time, that's what I've been missin'? Let's do it again.”
Who said it: Rachel McAdams as Allie in The Notebook
Who you can use it on: That hunk you just bagged, brought home, and devoured between the sheets
When you should use it: Post-coitus, of course. And if you’re revving up for round two, this should be an insta-motivator!
“The saddest people I've ever met in life are the ones who don't care deeply about anything at all.”
Who said it: Amanda Seyfried as Savannah in Dear John
Who you can use it on: Your unmotivated, uninspired, down on his luck boyfriend
When you should use it: Boost your man’s ego and morale with a pep talk courtesy of a Nicholas Sparks adaptation. If you’re a compassionate partner, you won’t raise hell when he’s in the dumps, instead you’d know how to ignite his passions and drive him towards success.
“After all... I'm just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.”
Who said it: Julia Roberts as Anna Scott in Notting Hill
Who you can use it on: The playboy you’ve been raring to tame, domesticate, and keep for yourself
When you should use it: For when you can no longer keep yourself from expressing your emotions. It’s a soul-baring line that’s sure to stop any guy on his tracks and take notice.
"I wanted it to be you, I wanted it to be you so badly."
Who said it: Meg Ryan as Kathleen Kelly in You’ve Got Mail
Who you can use it on: That cheating mofo you just caught pants-down with another lady
When you should use it: Best delivered after catching the bastard in the act of deceit. Unleash it with fury, and watch as this mundane, sappy line morphs into a powerful heart-scarring deal breaker.
“I cannot tell you how thankful I am for our little infinity. I wouldn't trade it for the world. You gave me a forever within the numbered days, and I'm grateful.”
Who said it: Shailene Woodley as Hazel Grace in The Fault in Our Stars
Who you can use it on: A love that once was but is now lost
When you should use it: It’s a “thank you” forged in words that convey how much you’ll keep that person with you no matter what. It’s for that kind of love that, despite having moved on, remains a constant.
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