Memorable Movie Love Quotes

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, I’ve compiled a list of memorable quotes from movies, all on the theme of love. All come from movies I’ve seen, some I’ve reviewed on this Blog (click on title to my review). They represent dialogues that have stirred some ripples in one small heart. And love…being a many splendid thing, embraces all kinds of human relationships, and transcends cultures and boundaries.

Here’s Arti’s Collection of Memorable Movie Love Quotes:

  • Medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for. — Dead Poets Society
  • The greatest thing you’ll ever learn, is just to love and be loved in return. — Moulin Rouge
  • The things that people in love do to each other they remember, and if they stay together it’s not because they forget, it’s because they forgive. — Indecent Proposal
  • I like you very much. Just as you are. — Bridget Jones’s Diary
Bridget Jones' Diary
  • When the planes hit the twin towers, as far as I know none of the phone calls from the people on board were messages of hate or revenge — they were all messages of love. — Love Actually
  • Maybe it is our imperfections which make us so perfect for one another. — Emma
  • And now, I’m back…and I’ve lost her all over again. I’m so sad that I don’t have Kelly. But I’m so grateful that she was with me on that island. And I know what I have to do now. I gotta keep breathing. Because tomorrow the sun will rise. Who knows what the tide could bring? —Castaway
  • I don’t believe in quantum physics when it comes to matter of the heart. — Bull Durham
Kevin Costner in Bull Durham
  • Shoot me. There’s no greater glory than to die for love. — Love in the time of Cholera
  • I need to feel strongly, to love and to admire, just as desperately as I need to breathe. — The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
  • For you, a thousand times over. — The Kite Runner
  • Come back…Come back to me. — Atonement
  • Natalie:  Do you believe in love at first sight?
    John:  Yes I do. Saves a lot of time. — The Stickup


While a few are lucky enough to save time and escape the torments of love by creating a lasting flame from the first spark, some have to go through tumultuous pining, even the arduous and humbling experience of transforming oneself to gain requited love. And who, other than the following, epitomizes such kind of yearning:

Love Quotes From Downton Abbey:

“I love you Mr. Bates. I know it’s not ladylike to say it, but I’m not a lady and I don’t pretend to be.”  — Anna, S1E5

“I’m not a romantic… But even I concede that the heart does not exist solely for the purpose of pumping blood.” Violet Crawley, S2E2

“I’d rather have the right man, than the right wedding.” — Anna, S2E5


You all are welcome to contribute to this list. Just submit your favorite movie love quotes in the comment box below…and have a memorable Valentine’s Day!


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If she’s not birding by the Pond, Arti’s likely watching a movie, reading, or writing a review. Creator of Ripple Effects, bylines in Asian American Press, Vague Visages, Curator Magazine.

63 thoughts on “Memorable Movie Love Quotes”

  1. “I can’t live a life when every time I see you with that far away look, I wonder if you are thinking of him.”

    ~ The Way We Were ~


  2. These were great. I love the variety. I really love that line from the Princess Bride at the wedding “love twoo love” not so great a quote but it makes me smile…


  3. I love that you get cold when it’s 71 degrees out. I love that it takes you an hour and a half to order a sandwich. I love that you get a little crinkle above your nose when you’re looking at me like I’m nuts. I love that after I spend the day with you, I can still smell your perfume on my clothes. And I love that you are the last person I want to talk to before I go to sleep at night. And it’s not because I’m lonely, and it’s not because it’s New Year’s Eve. 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. – from “When Harry Met Sally”


  4. Oh, those are so sweet! I kinda got misty. Such beautiful quotes! I like that one from The Stickup, though – that one’s sweet and humorous.


  5. Rhett Butler in Gone With the Wind
    “Here’s a soldier of the South who loves you, Scarlett. Wants to feel your arms around him, wants to carry the memory of your kisses into battle with him. Never mind about loving me, you’re a woman sending a soldier to his death with a beautiful memory. Scarlett! Kiss me! Kiss me… once…”


  6. “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 will still think the sun shines out your ass. That’s the kind of person that’s worth sticking with.” -Juno


  7. I suspect Lauren Bacall and Jane Austen would have gotten along just fine over tea. My favorite movie love lines suggest a bit of the naughty. From To Have and Have Not:

    “You don’t have to say anything and you don’t have to do anything. Not a thing. Oh, maybe just whistle. You know how to whistle, don’t you, Steve? You just put your lips together and blow.”

    or from The Big Sleep:

    Bogey: “What’s wrong with you?”
    Bacall: “Nothing you can’t fix.”


  8. I enjoyed all the quotes. I wondered about the source for the one above the Austin one near the lower part of the page (it was a longer one).

    How ’bout one from The Bible: “Greater Love hath no man but that he lay down his live for his friends.”
    “God so loved the world that He sent His only begotten son into the world (not to condemn the world, but to save it)
    Two recent films “The Book of John” &/or “Mathew.


  9. Valentine’s Day, to me, is about love, relationship, and joy.
    I believe the greatest act of love ever in the history of the world was God’s act of giving us His Son to make a way for us to be reconciled to Him; that we may be made Holy in His sight, because when he sees us, He looks at us through the eyes of Jesus.
    Then, our relationship with God can be restored, and we can walk with Him and continually look to Him for ongoing forgiveness. Then, we can see/touch the world with the spirit/life of Christ.
    That is a further “fleshing out” of my comment above.
    . . .and when it comes to the movie, “The Bible,” I have to say, “I like the book better. . . “


  10. Here’s my favourite line from Nottinghill, “I’m (also) just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.”


  11. Love is always patient and kind. It is never jealous. Love is never boastful or conceited. It is never rude or selfish. It does not take pleasure in other people’s sins, but delights in the truth. It is always ready to excuse, to trust, to hope, and to endure whatever comes.

    ~A Walk To Remember`


  12. Hitch: Never lie, steal, cheat, or drink. But if you must lie, lie in the arms of the one you love. If you must steal, steal away from bad company. If you must cheat, cheat death. And if you must drink, drink in the moments that take your breath away.

    Hitch: Because that’s what people do. They leap, and hope to God they can fly, because otherwise you just drop like a rock, wondering the whole way down, why in the *hell* did I jump? But here I am, Sarah, falling, and the only one that makes me feel like I can fly… is you.

    From the movie (Hitch)

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  13. “It’s not gonna be easy. It’s gonna be really hard. We’re gonna have to work at this every day, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, for ever, you and me, every day”- Noah, the notebook.

    “What do you want? I know what I want, cause I’m holding it in my hands.” -Gerry, PS I love you


  14. Love and Death
    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.

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  15. “Imagine a future moment in your life where all of your dreams come true. You know it’s the greatest moment of our life and you get to spend it with one person. Who is standing next to you??”



  16. But lately I’ve been seeing it differently. Now I think moral fiber’s about finding that one thing you really care about. That one special thing that means more to you than anything else in the world. And when you find her, you fight for her. You risk it all, you put her in front of everything, your life, all of it. And maybe the stuff you do to help her isn’t so clean. You know what? It doesn’t matter. Because in your heart you know, that the juice is worth the squeeze. That’s what moral fiber’s all about. – The Girl Next Door


  17. i have a quote from a book that is being made into a film.

    Before you my life was like a moonless night, very dark, but there were stars. Points of light and reason. And then you shot across my sky like a meteor suddenly everything was on fire; there was brilliancy, there was beauty. When you were gone, when the meteor had fallen over the horizon, everything went black. Nothing had changed, but my eyes were blinded by the light. I couldn’t see the stars anymore. And there was no more reason for anything

    – New Moon by Stephanie Meyer


  18. Look, I guarantee there’ll be tough times. I guarantee that at some point, one or both of us is gonna want to get out of this thing. But I also guarantee that if I don’t ask you to be mine, I’ll regret it for the rest of my life, because I know, in my heart, you’re the only one for me. – Runaway Bride

    I don’t know where we’re gonna be in 10, 20, 40 years. I don’t know who we’re gonna be. I don’t know if I’m ever gonna be able to give her all of this. There are a million things that I don’t know. But there’s one thing that I do. And that’s that I love Sarah. And I am going to love her day in and day out for the rest of my life. Now, will you please… please… open the gate so I can tell that to my wife. – Just married


  19. Hope guides me, that is what gets me through the day and the night. The hope that after you’re gone from my sight, it will not be the last time that I look upon you…
    ~A knight’s tale~


  20. “So it’s not gonna be easy. It’s going to be really hard; we’re gonna have to work at this everyday, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, everyday. You and me… everyday”

    -The Notebook


  21. I like so many from the movie becoming jane but these ones are my favorite:

    “what value will there ever be in life if we are not together?”
    -Tom Lefroy, Becoming Jane

    “I’m yours. I’m yours heart and soul. Much good that is.”
    -Tom Lefroy, Becoming Jane


  22. Here’s a quote I love…

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



  23. Can’t remember the exact words but here goes: City of Angels, right after Meg Ryan dies:
    Would you still have done it if you knew her number was up? Would you still have given up eternity?”
    I would have rather had one breath of her hair, one kiss of her lips, one touch of her hand, than go forever without it.” Nicholas Cage.
    A bit more recent, and maybe not so directly “love, although I believe it is because it takes someone who truely loves us to say those things that are hardest to say.
    The Mad Hatter to Alice “You’ve lost your muchness. Last time you were here, you were much more muchier”


  24. “Destiny is the bridge you build to the one you love” – My Sassy Girl

    “Begininngs are usually scary, Endings are usually sad, but it’s the middle that counts the most.” – Hope Floats


  25. Beautiful quotes..ol f dem..thnks..
    Herez 1 i lyk:-

    ‘What a mystery this world, one day you love them and the next day you want to kill them a thousand times over’ – The Fall


  26. You meet thousands of people and none of them really touched you,and then you meet one person and your life is changed forever. –Jamie,”Love and Other Drugs”


  27. Young victoria x
    Queen Victoria: I’m so sorry! I thought I was going to lose you!
    Prince Albert: I don’t think he was a very good shot.
    Queen Victoria: Why did you do it? So stupid, why did you do it?
    Prince Albert: I had two very good reasons. First, I am replaceable and you are not.
    Queen Victoria: You are not replaceable to me!
    Prince Albert: Second, you’re the only wife I’ve got or ever will have. You are my whole existence, and I will love you until my very last breath.

    cutest quote ever x


  28. I always just hoped that, that I’d meet some nice friendly girl, like the look of her, hope the look of me didn’t make her physically sick, then pop the question and… um… settle down and be happy. It worked for my parents. Well, apart from the divorce and all that!
    – Four Weddings And A Funeral


  29. My face in thine eye, thine in mine appears,
    And true plain hearts do in the faces rest;
    Where can we find two better hemispheres,
    Without sharp north, without declining west?
    Whatever dies, was not mix’d equally;
    If our two loves be one, or, thou and I
    Love so alike, that none do slacken, none can die.

    -Tristan and Isolde


  30. “In vain I have struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.”
    -Mr. Darcy, Pride and Prejudice


  31. I have nothing left, nothing to give you. I have no pride, no dignity. No money. I don’t even know how we’ll make a living, but… I promise I’ll love you the rest of your life. Wyatt Earp…Tombstone.


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