The motion picture film “A Walk to Remember” boasts enough sentimental love quotes to leave audiences clinging to the nearest Kleenex boxes. Based on Nicolas Spark’s bestselling novel, the film possesses the power to look past the typical teenage romance and unlock the deeper aspects of the human heart.
Of course, chick flicks are notorious for the all-too-predictable “happily ever after” fairy tale ending, but this film defied predictability when it diverged from the traditional fairy tale formula. In honor of this film’s divergence, we present to you the most memorable quotes from “A Walk to Remember.”
“Well… if there is a higher power, then… why is it he can't get you a new sweater?” -Dean to Jamie. Dean is the typical teenage boy trying to poke a little fun at the misfit kid. But Jamie isn’t the average misfit. She is as cunning as she is beautiful when she responds, “He's too busy looking for your brain.”
"You have to promise you won’t fall in love with me." -Jamie to Landon. Landon needs Jamie’s help in rehearsing his lines for the play. Jamie tells him she’ll help him, but under the condition he doesn’t fall for her.
“I might kiss you.” -Landon to Jamie. In this scene Landon is warning Jamie that his hormones are flaring up and he might actually do something about it. But Jamie never kissed a boy before and is nervous she’ll be bad at it. Landon reassures her, “That's not possible.”
“Why don't you put your freak away before you hurt somebody.” -Belinda to Landon. Every chick flick needs a jealous ex-girlfriend and this film’s featured ex, Belinda, belongs to Landon.
“I told you not to fall in love with me.” -Jamie to Landon. Landon tells Jamie of his undying love for her and she tells him he shouldn’t have fallen in love.
“Maybe you're just too scared that someone might actually want to be with you.” -Landon to Jamie. Jamie has a difficult time admitting she’s succumbed to the charm of the bad boy, bright-eyed Landon Carter.
“Are you scared?” -Landon to Jamie. Jamie answers jokingly, “To Death.” This exchange of dialogue takes place in Jamie’s hospital room as she’s growing increasingly weak.
“Maybe God has a bigger plan for me than I had for myself. Like this journey never ends. Like you were sent to me because I'm sick. To help me through all this. You're my angel.” -Jamie to Landon. Jamie reassures Landon that God has a bigger plan for her life and Landon’s. At this point, Jamie’s physical condition is worsening.
“I’m sorry she never got her miracle,” -Landon to Reverend Sullivan. Reverend Sullivan responds,“She did. It was you.” Landon is visiting Jamie’s dad, Reverend Sullivan, after her death. Landon feels that Jamie never received a miracle, but Reverend Sullivan tells Landon his presence in her life was a miracle.
“Jamie saved my life. She taught me everything. About life, hope and the long journey ahead. I'll always miss her. But our love is like the wind. I can't see it, but I can feel it.” This is part of Landon’s voiceover at the conclusion of the movie. It’s been four years since Jamie’s death, and Landon is reflecting on his friendship and marriage to her. It’s added in hopes of making audiences realize Jamie still has an impact on Landon, even though she’s passed away.