Maybe she has a point...

Gigi, from " he's just not that into you "  Girls are taught a lot of stuff growing up:  if a boy punches you he likes you; ...

Gigi, from "he's just not that into you

Girls are taught a lot of stuff growing up:  if a boy punches you he likes you; never try to trim your own bangs; and someday you will meet a wonderful guy and get your very own happy ending. 

Every movie we see, every story we're told implores us to wait for it:  the third act twist; the unexpected declaration of love; the exception to the rule. 

But sometimes we're so focused on finding our happy ending we don't learn how to read the signs--how to tell the ones who want us from the ones who don't, the ones who will stay and the ones who will leave.

And maybe a happy ending doesn't include a guy, maybe it's you, on your own, picking up the pieces and starting over, freeing yourself up for something better in the future.

Maybe the happy ending is just moving on. 

Or maybe the happy ending is this:  knowing after all the unreturned phone calls and broken-hearts, through the blunders and misread signals, through all the pain and embarrassment... you never gave up hope.

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4 comments

  1. LOVE.
    THIS.
    MOVIE.

    Awesome quote :D

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  2. How about "Ever After"??

    "And while Cinderella did live happily ever after, the point is that she LIVED."

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  3. Both of those are great movie quotes! I love "He's Just Not That Into You"...such a fun flick!

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  4. I've never seen the movie but I like the quote. But yeah, I'm starting to believe in the possibility of that happy ending and my ability to be okay if it doesn't work out.

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