Nearly every four years we experience an extra day in the calendar year in the form of February 29, which is known as a leap day. These additional 24 hours ensures that the earth stays aligned with the Earth’s movement around the sun.

The occasion is also known as a “Leap Year,” which is the same name as the popular movie starring Amy Adams. The movie is based on the Irish tradition in which a man must accept a marriage proposal from a woman during the astronomical event. 

In celebration of the 2020 leap year, here are some of the popular quotes from the film, courteous of Best Movielines.

1. “I propose we not make plans, I propose we give this thing a chance and let it work out how it works out.”

2. “May you never steal, lie or cheat, but if you must steal, then steal away my sorrows, and if you must lie, lie with me all the nights of my life, and if you must cheat, then please cheat death because I couldn't live a day without you.”

3. “I realized I had everything I ever wanted, but nothing I really needed.”

4. “Dublin is a city of chances and cheats and backstabbing snakes. It is a city where the worst of humanity collects the poison of their country.”

Check out these English translations of Irish quotes about marriage and love, found on Gaelic Matters.

5. “Woe to him who does not have the counsel of a good wife.”

6. “The argument is better than the loneliness.”

7. “There is no cure for love other than marriage.”

8. “A day lasts until it's chased away but love lasts until the grave.”

9. “Love makes the world go around.”

Leap Year If a woman proposes to a man on Feb. 29, a leap day, he must accept, according Irish tradition. Pictured: Actors Amy Adam and Matthew Goode in a still from the 2010 film "Leap Year." Photo: Universal Pictures, Spyglass Entertainment, Birnbaum/Barber