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Emily Jackson-Jacks (Character)
from Love and Other Disasters (2006)

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Love and Other Disasters (2006)
Emily 'Jacks' Jackson: So stop living your life like you're in some kind of a movie.
Peter Simon: Excuse me?
Emily 'Jacks' Jackson: Stop trying to cast your true love instead of just meeting him.
Peter Simon: When I meet him, I'll know.
Emily 'Jacks' Jackson: I'm not so sure. Love isn't always a lightning bolt, you know? Maybe sometimes it's just a choice.
Peter Simon: Well, that's easy for you to say! You're flying to Argentina to meet the love of your life!
Emily 'Jacks' Jackson: That's just it. I don't know that Paolo's the love of my life, but I've decided to give him the chance to be. Maybe true love is a decision. You know, a decision to take a chance with somebody, to give to somebody without worrying whether they'll give anything back, or if they're gonna hurt you, or if they really are the one. Maybe love isn't something that happens to you. Maybe it's something you have to choose.
Peter Simon: So what do I do?
Emily 'Jacks' Jackson: Well, you could start by putting all of those fantasies of true love where they belong, into your work of fiction.

Emily 'Jacks' Jackson: ...We can't have you all alone in London on a Friday night.
Paolo Sarmiento: You make me sound like an exchange student.

Peter Simon: Jack's?
Emily 'Jacks' Jackson: Hmm?
Peter Simon: What are you doing?
Emily 'Jacks' Jackson: Reading this delicious recipe for beet root salad with margarine and balsamic vinegar dressing.
Peter Simon: What are you doing with James?
Emily 'Jacks' Jackson: Nothing.
Peter Simon: You broke up with him a month ago.
Emily 'Jacks' Jackson: I know. It's just sex. He fills a void. Literally.
Peter Simon: I don't see how you expect to meet someone new if you spend all of your time with your ex.
Emily 'Jacks' Jackson: Good point. Maybe I should get back together with James so I spend less time with him.
Peter Simon: I don't think it's funny.
Emily 'Jacks' Jackson: Neither do I.
Peter Simon: What's the point of shagging someone, ad nauseam, if you know you're never gonna love them?
Emily 'Jacks' Jackson: It's not so simple.
Peter Simon: He's in love with you, Jacks, and you're not in love with him. It doesn't get more simpler than that.
Emily 'Jacks' Jackson: That's not fair. I happen to care about James. A lot. And I hate the fact that he feels more than me, and I hate the fact that I'm not IN love with him because I know I should be, because he's smart and sweet and decent and I don't wanna hurt him. So I keep hoping that I'll grow into it. That maybe one day I'll wake up and I'll feel...
Peter Simon: What?
Emily 'Jacks' Jackson: In love! You know, dizzy and feverish and nausea.
Peter Simon: That's not love, Jacks. That's the flu.
Emily 'Jacks' Jackson: Well at least I'm trying, you big cynic.
Peter Simon: I'm not a cynic.
Emily 'Jacks' Jackson: Well, when's the last time you even considered falling in love?
Peter Simon: Today!
Emily 'Jacks' Jackson: I'm not talking about some character in a novel or a movie.
Peter Simon: Neither am I.

Emily 'Jacks' Jackson: An early departure? What are the chances of that? If this was a movie, there wouldn't be an early departure.
Peter Simon: If this was a movie, you'd be blonde.
Emily 'Jacks' Jackson: If this was a movie, you'd be famous.
Peter Simon: That's the problem with life. It's nothing like movies.

Emily 'Jacks' Jackson: I don't want to be one of those awful characters out of a movie that gushes out their past while violins play.

Emily 'Jacks' Jackson: Baby, just remember, Marvin Bernsten may be a giant, but you're a giant in waiting.
Peter Simon: Yes, yes, I am! I have no idea what that means.
Emily 'Jacks' Jackson: Neither do I.

Peter Simon: News of my crush has just travelled across the Atlantic Ocean. David Williams is going to think I'm a needy, desperate freak.
Emily 'Jacks' Jackson: Well, there's no point in pretending to be something you're not.

[Watching Breakfast at Tiffany's]
Peter Simon: This is your favourite film?
Emily 'Jacks' Jackson: Look at me. Can't you tell?