7.8 01. Paul McCartney
& Linda McCartney
"Every love song I write is for Linda."
"She was a really funny lady, very witty. A delicious sense of humour. She was happy. So I use that now. I balance every sad moment with a happy moment. That kind of helps day to day. It helps me get through."
"It’s now 10 years since she died and probably 40 years since we first met. I can still recall our first meeting. It was at a London club, the Bag O’ Nails. Across a crowded room, as they say, our eyes met and the violins started playing. There was an immediate attraction between us. As she was leaving, I saw an obvious opportunity. I said: “My name’s Paul. What’s yours?” I think she probably recognized me. It was so corny, but I told the kids later that, had it not been for that moment, none of them would be here." - Paul McCartney
8.7 02. Paul Newman
& Joanne Woodward
“Sexiness wears thin after a while and beauty fades, but to be married to a man who makes you laugh every day, ah, now that’s a real treat.” - Joanne Woodward
"Being married to Paul is being married to the most considerate, romantic man." - Joanne Woodward
"I've repeatedly said that for people as little in common as Joanne and myself, we have an uncommonly good marriage. We are actors. We make pictures and that's about all we have in common. Maybe that's enough. Wives shouldn't feel obligated to accompany their husbands to a ball game, husbands do look a bit silly attending morning coffee breaks with the neighborhood wives when most men are out at work. Husbands and wives should have separate interests, cultivate different sets of friends and not impose on the other...You can't spend a lifetime breathing down each others necks." - Paul Newman
8.7 03. Johnny Depp
& Winona Ryder
"I'd die for her. I love her so much. I don't know what I would do without her. She's going though a lot right now. I wish I could just kiss away the pain, make it go away, stop it, kill it! If she, you know, (gets teary eyed) I don't know what I would do. I'd kill myself. I love that girl. I love her. I love her almost more than I love myself." – Johnny Depp (December 1989)
"I can't get him out of my head! It's like I'm always seeing his image in my head, not that that's a bad thing. My life has changed for the better since I'm with Johnny. He's so amazing!" – Winona Ryder (September 1989)
8.1 04. Johnny Cash
& June Carter
"I have always enjoyed being a part of his life. I've always loved him, and he's always loved me." - June Carter
"There's unconditional love there. You hear that phrase a lot, but it's real with me and her. She loves me in spite of everything, in spite of myself. She has saved my life more than once. She's always been there with her love, and it has certainly made me forget the pain for a long time, many times. When it gets dark and everybody's gone home and the lights are turned off, it's just me and her." - Johnny Cash
8.1 05. Alain Delon
& Romy Schneider
"The most important man in my life is and always will be Alain Delon. He is always there when I need a shoulder to cry on… even today Alain is the only man I can count on. He would always help me. Only Alain shaped me as a woman. Even though he hurt me a lot when he left me I also matured because of it." - Romy Schneider
8.5 06. James Dean
& Pier Angeli
"She’s so different from all the rest of the dolls I’ve seen in pictures. She’s young but she’s got depth and philosophy. She’s gracious with people, knows how to handle them, something I’ve got to learn out here (Hollywood)." - James Dean
"He is the only man I ever loved deeply as a woman should love a man. I never loved either of my husbands the way I loved Jimmy.
I tried to love my husbands but it never lasted. I would wake up in the middle of the night dreaming of Jimmy. I would lie awake in the same bed with my husband, think of my love of Jimmy and wish it was him and not my husband who was next to me.
I had to separate from my husbands because I don’t think you can be in love with one man-even if he is dead- and live with another." - Pier Angeli
8.6 07. Marlon Brando
& Marilyn Monroe
"I bumped into Marilyn Monroe at a party. While other people drank and danced, she sat by herself in a corner almost unnoticed, playing the piano."
"Marilyn was a sensitive, misunderstood person, much more perceptive than was generally assumed. She had been beaten down, but had a strong emotional intelligence -- a keen intuition for the feelings of others, the most refined type of intelligence. We had an affair and saw each other intermittently until she died in 1962." - Marlon Brando
8.7 08. Humphrey Bogart
& Lauren Bacall
"She's a real Joe. You'll fall in love with her like everybody else." - Humphrey Bogart
"When he saw me at the beginning of the day and when he called me on the telephone, his first words were always 'Hello, Baby.' My heart would literally pound." - Lauren Bacall
Letter to Lauren from Bogie: "Baby, I do love you so dearly and I never, never want to hurt you or bring any unhappiness to you - I want you to have the loveliest life any mortal ever had. It's been so long, darling, since I've cared so deeply for anyone that I just don't know what to do or say. I can only say that I've searched my heart thoroughly these past two weeks and I know that I deeply adore you and I know that I've got to have you. We just must wait because at present nothing can be done that would not bring disaster to you."
"I hope Bogie knew how much I loved him, how much he meant to me, how I highly valued him. I've had another life since then, but he was my first love, and you never forget your first love." - Lauren Bacall
8.6 012. Katharine Hepburn
& Spencer Tracy
"I loved Spencer Tracy. I would have done anything for him"
"I’ve had twenty years of perfect companionship with a man among men. He is a rock and a protection. I have never regretted it."
"Love is nothing to do with what you are expecting to get – only with what you are expecting to give, which is everything." - Katharine Hepburn
8.2 013. Robert Downey Jr.
& Susan Downey
"Susan doesn't really care if this building fell down and we never did another movie again so long as we were happy and loving and together, but so long as it hasn’t she’s operating on the fact there's a lot of shit to get done. She is a master at it -I wouldn't be surprised if she'd built the pyramids" - Robert Downey Jr.
"He’s this incredible amalgam of contradictory traits that is never boring. He’s completely eccentric but grounded. He’s someone who has lived so much life yet has almost a Peter Pan kind of never-grow-up quality." - Susan Downey
Ultimately, we both changed a lot so that now I can't ever imagine a life before her. I've certainly come to believe that Mrs. Downey and I together are definitely better than me alone or me and anybody else. - Robert Downey Jr.
"I remember looking up at him and suddenly thinking, he's really cute"
"There was something magical there, something we couldn’t put our finger on. He always says that we became this third thing when we got together — something that neither of us could have become by ourselves — and I think that’s true." - Susan Downey
8.3 014. Clark Gable
& Carole Lombard
"It is an extra dividend when you like the girl you've fallen in love with." - Clark Gable
7.9 015. Tony Curtis
& Janet Leigh
At one point I was introduced to a devastatingly handsome young man — beautiful, really — with black unruly hair, large sensitive eyes fringed by long dark lashes, a full sensuous mouth — and an irresistible personality. His name was Tony Curtis.
Tony and I had a wonderful time together; it was an exciting, glamorous period in Hollywood. A lot of great things happened, most of all, two beautiful children. - Janet Leigh
8.5 019. Heath Ledger
& Michelle Williams
"Michelle and I are like two peas in a pod. When it's true love, it feels like something you're rekindling. As if you've met the person before. Everyday I just fall deeper, and deeper and deeper in love with my two girls." - Heath Ledger
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