Today is Pay a Compliment Day! I know how a random compliment from a stranger (or someone I know, of course) can brighten my entire day or lighten my mood, and so I try to pay that type of kind gesture forward and frequently as possible, not just today. But if you need inspiration for above-and-beyond compliments on this special day, let the following quotes from these 10 movies be your guide.
“You’re so wise. You’re like a miniature Buddha, covered in hair.” – Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) to his dog Baxter in Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
“Some people are not lucky enough to be as naturally adorable as you are.” – Cher (Alicia Silverstone) to Josh (Paul Rudd) in Clueless
“Helen, when you smile like that, my world… my world is all right.” – Orlando (Shemar Moore) to Helen (Kimberly Elise) in Tyler Perry’s Diary of a Mad Black Woman
“It’s good to meet you, Dr. Banner. Your work on anti-electron collisions is unparalleled. And I’m a huge fan of the way you lose control and turn into an enormous green rage monster.” – Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) to Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) in The Avengers
“You look absolutely beautiful. You truly belong here with us among the clouds.” – Lando Calrissian (Billy Dee Williams) to Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
“You’re late.” – Vivian (Julia Roberts)
“You’re stunning.” – Edward (Richard Gere)
“You’re forgiven.” – Vivian, from Pretty Woman
“There’s a shortage of perfect breasts in this world. ‘Twould be a pity to damage yours.” – Westley (Cary Elwes) to Buttercup (Robin Wright) in The Princess Bride
“You’re the coolest person I’ve ever met, and you don’t even have to try.” – Juno (Elliott Page) to Paulie (Michael Cera) in Juno
“Wow, that’s more than a dress. That’s an Audrey Hepburn movie.” – Jerry (Tom Cruise) to (Renée Zellweger) in Jerry Maguire
“You make me want to be a better man.” – Melvin (Jack Nicholson) to Carol (Helen Hunt) in As Good as It Gets
We hope you get a few opportunities to bring a little sunshine into another person’s day today with a nice compliment!