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40 Famous Movie Quotes About Love Life

Updated on January 11, 2020

Critiqing Famous Movie Quotes About Love

Hollywood films are filled with classic one-liners, quirky comments, comedic banter, and famous movie quotes about love life that make romantic hearts melt. The essence of what makes a great rom-com stand out from one bashed by movie critics on Rotten Tomatoes often depends on its dialog.

A film may have outstanding cinematography, eccentric characters, and plot twists galore; however, cheesy dialog makes theater audiences cringe.

For example, who could ever forget these from the back in the day?

“You had me at ‘Hello’."

“You complete me.”

Talk about being forced to eat a double-cheese pizza with a side-order of melted parmesan for dipping sauce.

Barf!

Romantic Comedy at the Box Office

In 1996, somehow the movie Jerry McGuire managed to coin, not just one, but TWO of the cheesiest lines in cinematic history. Though, apparently, a lot of people love extra cheese.

According to Box Office Mojo, the film had profits of over $273 million worldwide. This made it one of the highest-grossing dramas of all time.

Despite the fromage, credit certainly was paid where credit was due.

Hollywood sells more cheese than the supermarket.
Hollywood sells more cheese than the supermarket. | Source

40 of The Best Movie Quotes About Love Life

Need more saucy citations from the box office?

There is certainly more mozzarella where that came from. Below is a complete list of the best movie quotes about love and relationships.

  • After reading the dialog, try to guess the name of the movie.
  • Also, remember to participate in the movie polls throughout this article and share your comments at the end of the page.

Extra Cheesy

The lines from Rene Zellweger and Tom Cruise may make you shudder. Unfortunately, there are other famous movie quotes about love life that will make you want to projectile vomit as well.

Check out these abominations from back in the day.


"Me? I'm scared of everything. I'm scared of what I saw, I’m scared of what I did, of who I am, and most of all I’m scared of walking out of this room and never feeling the rest of my whole life the way I feel when I’m with you."

- Dirty Dancing (1987)


"I wanna marry you because you're the first person I wanna look at when I wake up in the morning, and the only one I wanna kiss goodnight. Because the first time that I saw these hands, I couldn't imagine not being able to hold them."

- Definitely, Maybe (2008)


"I’d rather die tomorrow than live a hundred years without knowing you."

- Pocahontas (1995)


Yeah, right. If you can stomach it, read the last one again.

That has more baloney than a baloney grilled cheese sandwich on cheese bread.

Poetic

Most rom-coms are full of fromage like this; nevertheless, there are some movie quotes about love life that are more genuine. They are like diamonds in the rough. Rare breeds. Few and far between. Truly memorable lines are written from the writer’s heart and reflected onto the silver screen like poetry.

In all honesty though, the next two quotes do still have a mild scent of cheddar.

The third one feels more authentic.


"Let’s just say in some alternate universe, there’s a couple that’s just like us. Okay? Only she’s healthy and he’s... he’s perfect. And their world is about how much money they’re gonna spend on vacation, or who’s in a bad mood that day, or whether they feel guilty about having a cleaning lady. I don’t want to be those people. I want us. You. This."

- Love and Other Drugs (2010)


"Most love stories are about people who fall in love with each other. But what about the rest of us? What about our stories? Those of us who fall in love alone. We are the victims of the one-sided affair. We are the cursed of the loved ones. We are the unloved ones. The walking wounded. The handicapped without the advantage of a great parking space."

- The Holiday (2006)


"You don't know about real loss ‘cause that only occurs when you love something more than you love yourself. I doubt you've ever dared to love anybody that much. I look at you, I don't see an intelligent, confident man. I see a cocky scared-shitless kid."

- Good Will Hunting (1998)


The Rom-Com Queen

The crowned queen of romantic comedies in the 80s and 90s, starred in several fan favorites. Meg Ryan's movies featured more than a fair share of memorable lines.

The three quotes below also made it to the love list.


"I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible."

- When Harry Met Sally (1989)


"It was a million tiny little things that, when you added them all up, they meant we were supposed to be together and I knew it. I knew it the very first time I touched her. It was like coming home only to no home I’d ever known. I was just taking her hand to help her out of a car and I knew. It was like, magic."

- Sleepless in Seattle (1993)


"I wanted it to be you. I wanted it to be you so badly."

- You’ve Got Mail (1998)


Poll Question 1

What is your favorite Meg Ryan film?

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You've got more than just mail to check today. | Source

Realistic

Some dialog in rom-coms hits home. It’s not overly cheesy. Not too wordy. Not like a Hallmark card. On the contrary, it is as authentic and honest as one gets regarding romance.

Here are a few great lines from films over several decades that span across generations.


"You see, I feel sorrier for you than I do for him because you'll never know the things that love can drive a man to. The ecstasies, the miseries, the broken rules, the desperate chances, the glorious failures, the glorious victories. All of these things you'll never know."

- Star Trek (1969)


"To love is to suffer. To avoid suffering, one must not love. But then one suffers from not loving. Therefore, to love is to suffer. Not to love is to suffer. To suffer is to suffer. To be happy is to love. To be happy then is to suffer. But suffering makes one unhappy. Therefore, to be unhappy one must love or love to suffer or suffer from too much happiness. I hope you’re getting this down."

- Love And Death (1975)


"I love you. Not like they told you love is, and I didn't know this either, but love don't make things nice. It ruins everything. It breaks your heart. It makes things a mess. We aren't here to make things perfect. The snowflakes are perfect. The stars are perfect. Not us. Not us! We are here to ruin ourselves and to break our hearts and love the wrong people and die. The storybooks are bullshit."

- Moonstruck (1987)


"Love isn’t about fate and magic bracelets and destiny. It’s about finding someone you can stand to be around for ten minutes at a time."

- Snow Day (2000)


"In my opinion, the best thing you can do is find a person who loves you for exactly what you are. Good mood, bad mood, ugly, pretty, handsome, what have you. The right person is still going to think the sun shines out of your ass. That’s the kind of person that’s worth sticking with."

- Juno (2007)


"I feel like men are more romantic than women. When we get married we marry, like, one girl, ’cause we’re resistant the whole way until we meet one girl and we think I’d be an idiot if I didn’t marry this girl she’s so great. But it seems like girls get to a place where they just kinda pick the best option. 'Oh he’s got a good job.' I mean they spend their whole life looking for Prince Charming and then they marry the guy who’s got a good job and is gonna stick around."

- Blue Valentine (2010)


Scary

The next few quotes aren’t necessary “scary” -- as in the “scary movie” genre. However, if someone said these things to you, you could be either quite flattered or extremely terrified. It will likely depend on the context or the person.

Have a read. Think about it.

How would you react to someone saying these lines to you?


"I have crossed oceans of time to find you."

- Dracula (1992)


"No, you submit, do you hear? You be strong, you survive. You stay alive, no matter what occurs! I will find you. No matter how long it takes, no matter how far, I will find you."

- The Last of the Mohicans (1992)


Poll Question 2

If someone said either of these lines to you, would it freak you out?

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Would you cross the ocean to find love?
Would you cross the ocean to find love? | Source

Educational

Who would have thought that you could learn something from a movie about real love? Unique quotes can teach you something new about life that you never would have thought of before.

Here are nine clever and insightful ones from popular films.


"Hey, by the way, did you guys know that chocolate contains a property that triggers the release of endorphins? Gives one the feeling of being in love."

- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)


"The best love is the kind that awakens the soul; that makes us reach for more, that plants the fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds."

- The Notebook (2004)


"As you can see, the lifeline is divided into two polar extremes. Fear and love. Fear is in the negative energy spectrum. Love is in the positive energy spectrum."

- Donnie Darko (2001)


"I'll let you in on a little secret. Being the One is just like being in love. No one can tell you you're in love. You just know it through and through. Balls to bones."

- The Matrix (1999)


"Love is passion, obsession, someone you can’t live without. If you don’t start with that, what are you going to end up with?"

- Meet Joe Black (1998)


"But the heart's not like a box that gets filled up. It expands in size the more you love."

- Her (2014)


"Life is not the amount of breaths you take, it’s the moments that take your breath away."

- Hitch (2005)


"Why do I fall in love with every woman I see that shows me the least bit of attention?"

- Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)


"It is remarkable how similar the pattern of love is to the pattern of insanity."

- Matrix Revolutions (2003)


Legendary Directors

Quentin Tarantino

You cannot have a list of movie quotes that excludes the master of dialog himself. Quentin Tarantino’s films are far from being romantic comedies, but here are lines from two of his best.


"I kept asking Clarence why our world seemed to be collapsing and everything seemed so shitty. And he'd say, 'That's the way it goes, but don't forget, it goes the other way too.' That's the way romance is. Usually, that's the way it goes. But every once in awhile, it goes the other way too."

- True Romance (1993)


Woman: "I love you, Pumpkin."
Man: "I love you too, Honey Bunny."

- Pulp Fiction (1994)


Martin Scorsese

While we’re at it, we may as well include some quotes from two of Scorsese’s award-winning films. Who could ever forget these cult classics?


"I love you with all o' my heart! If I don't see you again a-soon, I'm-a gonna die!"

- The Godfather (1972)


"Just put it down. You know I love you, don’t you? You’re all I want, Karen. Please put the gun down."

- Goodfellas (1990)


Short and Sweet

Almost there. Nearing the end of the list, here are a few quick one-liners about love.


"He is the cheese to my macaroni."

- Juno (2007)


"At sunset, we made love like sea otters."

- Groundhog Day (1993)


"I'm not a smart man, but I know what love is."

- Forrest Gump (1994)


"You make me want to be a better man."

- As Good As It Gets (1997)


"Whatever comes, I’ll love you."

- Gone with the Wind (1940)


Poll Question 3

If Ellen Page starred in a remake of 'Gone with the Wind', which actor would be her ideal costar?

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Just another rom-com afternoon delight.
Just another rom-com afternoon delight. | Source

The Final Cut

To conclude the collection of famous movie quotes about love life, let’s finish the list.

What do we always hear people say about love?

Love is all you need. Love is love. Love is life. Love hurts. Love stinks.

What do others say about it on the big screen?


"I’m deeply flattered son, but my first and only love is the sea."

- Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006)


"Love somebody else."

- The Godfather: Part III (1990)


"Love is a distraction."

- The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (2010)


"So much for love."

- The Chronicles of Narnia (2005)


"Never speak a word of love to me again!"

- The Age of Innocence (1993)


More Famous Movie Quotes About Love Life

  • What’s your favorite line on the list?
  • Do you know a cool movie quote about love that isn't on the list?

Leave your answers in the comments section after the video below!


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