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' Characterized simultaneously by feelings of love and hate .' Webster's Collegiate Dictionary. The Latin phrase odi et amo translate into I love and I hate.


(1) China Doll Portland (Jean Harlow) to Alan Gaskell (Clark Gable) in China Seas (1935): ' I would have stood and fought back to back with you, but you taught me something I didn't even know myself. When a woman can love a man right down to her fingertips, she can hate him the same way .'

(2) Dr. Arnold (Samuel S. Hinds) to Dr. Jane Everest (Claudette Colbert) in Private Worlds (1935): ' We hate the people we love because they are the only ones who can hurt us .'

(3) Val (Wendy Barrie) and Simon Templar (George Sanders) in The Saint Strikes Back (1939)
-- Val: ' I dislike you intensely .'
-- Saint: ' Oh, no , you don't. You're really very fond-of me .'
-- Val: ' Why should I be fond you you? '
-- Saint: ' Tell me and you'll answer the riddle of the world . My dear Val, that's what has made history, literature, and even chemistry . A man and a woman .'

(4) Gilda Mundson (Rita Hayworth) to Johnny Farrell (Glenn Ford) in Gilda (1946): ' Hate is a very exciting emotion. Haven't you noticed? Very exciting. I hate you too, Johnny. I hate you so much I think I'm going to die from it ... darling .' Johnny feels the same way : ' I hated her so I couldn't get her out of my mind for a minute .'

(5) Anna/Olga (Janet Leigh) to Jim (John Wayne) in Jet Pilot (1957): ' One minute I want to kill you and the next I want to... kiss you... and kiss you, and kiss you. (...) I've never met anyone before who aroused and revolted me in the same proportion .'

(6) Charlie (Martin Sheen) in Da (1988): ' It was a long time before I realised that love upside down is love for all that .'

(7) Joyce (Kate Capshaw) to Nick (Michael Douglas) in Black Rain (1989): ' A love/hate relationship can last a very long time .'

(8) Breathless Mahoney (Madonna) to Dick Tracy (Warren Beatty) in Dick Tracy (1990): ' I know the feeling. You don't know if you want to kiss me or hit me. I get a lot of that .'

(9) Harry Anders (Michael Caine) and Stacey Mensdorf (Sean Young) in Blue Ice (1992):
-- Harry: ' I knew a girl like you once and I felt the same way about her as I feel about you. I didn't know whether to love her or hate her .'
-- Stacey: ' So what did you do? '
-- Harry: ' A little of both .'

(10) Frank Broderick (Henry Fonda) and Bob Weston (Tony Curtis). Sex and the Single Girl (1964):
-- Frank: ' What do you call-it when you hate the woman you love? '
-- Bob: ' A wife .'

(11) Hesther Prynne (Demi Moore) in The Scarlet Letter (1995): 'How close they are love and hate. We are no less man by one than the other .'

(12) Richard Hannay (Robert Donat) to Pamela (Madeleine Carrol) in The 39 Steps (1935): ' You're the white man's burden. There are twenty million women on this island and I've got to be chained to you .'

(13) David Huxley (Cary Grant) to Susan Vance (Katharine Hepburn) in Bringing Up Baby (1938): ' Out of seven million people why did I have to run into you yesterday? '

(14) George Washington McClintock (John Wayne) to Cathy (Maureen O'Hara) in McClintock! (1963): ' Half the people in the world are women; why does it have to be you that stirs me? '

(15) Pirate Jamie Waring/Jamie Boy (Tyrone Power) and Lady Margaret Danby (Maureen O'Hara) in The Black Swan (1942): ' I didn't know a woman could do this to a man , to make him itch to strangle her one minute and marry her the next .'

(16) Breck Coleman (John Wayne) to Ruth Cameron (Marguerite Churchill) who claims not like him in The Big Trail (1931): ' You know you can get sorta used to having somebody not like you .'

(17) Sally Athelny (Frances Dee) and Philip Carey (Leslie Howard) in Of Human Bondage (1934):
-- Sally : ' Of course, I knew you never loved me as much as I loved you .'
-- Philip: ' Yes, that's usually the case . There's usually one who loves and one who is loved .'
-- Sally : ' It's always the same. If you want a man to be nice to you, you have to be rotten to him .'

(18) Dr. Arnold (Samuel S. Hinds) to Dr. Jane Everest (Claudette Colbert) in Private Worlds (1935): ' We hate the people we love because they are the only ones who can hurt us .'

(19) Pat Cooper (Wendy Hiller) to John Malcolm (Burt Lancaster) about his relation with his ex-wife Ann Shankland (Rita Hayworth) in Separate Tables (1958): ' Well, there's not much to choose between you two, is there? When you're together, you slash each other to pieces, when you're apart, you slash yourselves to pieces .' A form of reconciliation is achieved at the end of the movie with this dialogue:
-- John: ' You know , don't you Ann, that we don't have very much hope together .'
-- Ann: ' Have we all that much apart? '

(20) Beth (Kim Greist) reading the ' cryptic' last lines of Larry's (Billy Crystal) novel in Throw Momma Off the Train (1987); ' Hate makes you impotent . Love makes you crazy. Somewhere in-between , you can survive .'

(21) Lt. Catherine Gates (Ann Sheridan) and Capt. Henri Rochard (Cary Grant) in I Was a Male War Bride (1949):
-- Catherine: ' You know , Henri, I've been thinking. Why do we fight all the time? '
-- Henri: ' You tell me .'
-- Catherine: ' Oh, just sex-antagonism I guess .'
-- Henri: ' What does that mean? '
-- Catherine: ' Well, I don't know exactly, but I think it means just the opposite of what it sounds like .'
-- Henri: ' I can't even think what it sounds like .'
-- Catherine: ' Oh, Henri, I think it means we really like each other but won't admit it .'

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Quotes Containing love-hate:
Joyce (Kate Capshaw) to Nick (Michael Douglas) in Black Rain (1989): ''A love/hate relationship can last a very long time.''

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