If you remember 2004, then you probably remember watching The Notebook in the theater and sobbing like a baby. For the romantics among us (and for the Ryan Gosling fans), The Notebook was a game-changer -- the sheer amount of emotion crammed into the two-hour film gave us full permission to let our sappy flags fly without feeling even the least bit sorry about it.
Love it or hate it, epically emotive movies like The Notebook have taught us a few things about the human connection. Sure, love hurts, but more often than not, it can be as beautiful as it is painful. If you needed another good reason to appreciate those butterflies in your stomach, our favorite love quotes of all time are sure to inspire.