Paul Parillo Quotes on Love - And What They Really Mean

Ahhhh, nothing says love like a neatly packaged romantic line. It encapsulates our emotions, stirs up the nostalgic loves of yesteryear, and helps us formulate unrealistic opinions about love. That being said, it's next to impossible to resist the charm of a strategically placed quote (in movies, books, celebrity jibber jabber) - but sometimes (as we've all learned from Transformers) there's more that meets the eye. Convoluted, opaque, and often arbitrary, these popular quotes are often hard to truly decipher. So, after putting on some women’s clothes, applying a heavy dose of makeup, and surgically removing my Adam’s apple, I set out to find not only my feminine side, but the truth behind some of the most famous and iconic love quotes of popular culture.

1) “Love means never having to say you’re sorry” – Love Story: Wait a minute Ali MacGraw, that sounds a bit unreasonable. Are you suggesting that love is the ultimate exculpation - justified sinning even? Turns out Ali left a giant shit in Ryan O’Neal’s bathtub and didn’t know how to break it to him.

2) “Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight!/ For I ne'er saw true beauty till this night” – Romeo and Juliet: Oh Bill – can I call you Bill? Mr. Shakespeare certainly had a way with words. But what not many people know about him was that he was a nymphomaniac. Such luxurious sentences were never meant to be reproduced – these were the lines he used on women to lure them into bed - pick up lines from the Elizabethan era. Once everything became published, the countless women who’ve heard his regurgitated lines became enraged and wished the plague upon him. He was the original player, and although it sounds like poetry to us now, back then, it simply meant: “Hey girl, how’s about you take those pants off 'cause daddy is hungry for sex-love and - oh yeah - you’re pretty and whatever”.  

3) “Don’t forget I’m just a girl standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her” – Notting Hill: This really is adorable. It’s childlike in essence and more innocent than a teary eyed altar boy. But a word to the wise: if you need to remind your partner what it is you're talking to them about (especially when they’re standing in front of you), it’s time to call the family doctor. Absent seizures can be dangerous, even more so since they can easily go undetected.

4) “What I really want to do with my life – what I really want to do for a living – is I want to be with your daughter. I’m good at it”- Say Anything: Here, we’re dealing with negation logic. Sure, you might love some guy's daughter, and sure, you probably do a great job at loving her, but if that’s the only thing you're capable of, you've got some problems up ahead. Love can only take you so far; sooner or later your companion will realize you’re never going to get a job, never be a stable partner, and - worse - that you’ll become needy and dependent. Love is a combination of emotion and practicality – not laziness.

5) “The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart” – Helen Keller: Of course, it would be too easy for me to make a comment about Helen Keller’s disability, so, I will. As brilliant as she was, she missed the nail on this one. How can one experience something in the heart if he or she hasn't a sense to absorb the information to be read by the heart? It’s like saying you don’t need a mouth or an esophagus to experience digestion. Helen may have been disabled, but at least she gave the world an easy target for humor.

What we lack in logic, we make up for in romance – which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. I think most of us can take this sort of stuff with a grain of salt. What’s most important is that you continually poke fun at people for trivial things, so that one day they can be so unamused by your words that they’ll end up thinking for themselves. In other words, there are too many other words. Everything is masked in linguistic ambiguity, and certain attributions can’t be held in regard anymore. Either that, or I’m thinking way too much into this.

Comments

I have to agree with Jacques, I do find the Prodigy are slightly over rated for the abmuls since Experience, they were definate pioneers back in the day and Liam is very talented but I don't think the following abmuls lived up to Experience. This tune as with all the tunes on Experience are strong candidates in their own right and together as an album mind blowing, but I just don't have that same appreciation for their following work, it could be just me perhaps I don't like the route . cont

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