I watched the movie 'How do you know' in the bus on the way down to Singapore. And it gave me tears when I heard this proposal. It's probably the best proposal I ever heard coz he loves not just her, but the whole of her. It's probably the best love any woman can get.
Al: I don't want you to think that the reason
we're not married is because I think anything of anyone else. It's
because I'm 40 years old and I'm a failure.
Annie: I will kill you, you talk like that.
Al: I'll get work again, I know. I won't have seniority because of
what happened. I don't wanna get sidetracked. The reason that I never
talked marriage to you is because I couldn't stand to see you, the
princess of worry weighted down by me and my limited prospects. Because I
get your worry, Annie. I know a lot of people think that's a bad thing
about you. But I know that it's because you have a great big heart, and I
love you for it! You know? And then... I started to worry, all right?
About what would happen to you... and this little hulk. If you guys
wound up with someone who thought that your worry was you know...
Al: Right, yeah. Somebody who didn't get you. Who wanted you to feel
bad about yourself. Wanted to make you be more normal or wanted you to
change...or like yourself more. Who didn't love all of it, Annie. Who
didn't wanna leave great enough alone. And I thought that I.... I could
do that for you. That could be a legitimate function for me in your
life. So that allows me... [takes out ring and kneels on the ground]
Annie: Oh, my God!
Al: to propose to you that we get married. I wanna marry you.