25 Most Romantic Movie Quotes
It's Valentine's Day, so it seemed appropriate to gather the most romantic movie lines of all time -- from "Casablanca" to "Four Weddings and a Funeral" to, of course, "The Notebook."
25 Most Romantic Movie Quotes
"The Notebook" (2004)
"So 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. Will you do something for me, please? Just picture your life for me? 30 years from now, 40 years from now? What's it look like? If it's with him, go. Go! I lost you once, I think I can do it again. If I thought that's what you really wanted. But don't you take the easy way out." —Noah (Ryan Gosling) to Allie (Rachel McAdams)
"The Twilight Saga: New Moon" (2009)
"I love you. You're my only reason to stay alive... if that's what I am." —Edward (Robert Pattinson) to Bella (Kristen Stewart)
"Dirty Dancing" (1987)
"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." —Baby (Jennifer Grey) to Johnny (Patrick Swayze).
"As Good As It Gets" (1997)
"...I might be the only one who appreciates how amazing you are in every single thing that you do, and ... I watch them, wondering how they can watch you bring their food, and clear their tables and never get that they just met the greatest woman alive. And the fact that I get it makes me feel good, about me." —Melvin (Jack Nicholson) to Carol (Helen Hunt).
"Four Weddings and a Funeral" (1994)
"Ehm, look. Sorry, sorry. I just, ehm, well, this is a very stupid question and...particularly in view of our recent shopping excursion, but I just wondered, by any chance, ehm, eh, I mean obviously not because I guess I've only slept with 9 people, but-but I-I just wondered... ehh. I really feel, ehh, in short, to recap it slightly in a clearer version, eh, the words of David Cassidy in fact, eh, while he was still with the Partridge family, eh, "I think I love you," and eh, I... I just wondered by any chance you wouldn't like to... Eh... Eh... No, no, no of course not... I'm an idiot, he's not... Excellent, excellent, fantastic, eh, I was gonna say lovely to see you, sorry to disturb... Better get on..." —Charles (Hugh Grant) to Carrie (Andie MacDowell).
"Romeo and Juliet" (1968)
"But soft; what light through yonder window breaks? It is my lady! O, it is my love. O that she knew she were." —Romeo (Leonard Whiting)
"On Golden Pond" (1981)
"Listen to me, mister. You're my knight in shining armor. Don't forget it." —Ethel (Katharine Hepburn) to Norman (Henry Fonda)
"Love Actually" (2003)
"But for now, let me say — without hope or agenda, just because it's Christmas and at Christmas you tell the truth — to me, you are perfect. And my wasted heart will love you. Until you look like this [picture of a mummy]. Merry Christmas." —Mark (Andrew Lincoln) to Juliet (Keira Knightley)
"Notting Hill" (1999)
"Don't forget I'm just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her." —Anna (Julia Roberts) to William (Hugh Grant)
"Say Anything..." (1989)
"What I really want to do with my life — what I want to do for a living — is I want to be with your daughter. I'm good at it." —Lloyd (John Cusack) to his girlfriend Diane's (Ione Skye) dad (John Mahoney)
"The 40 Year-Old Virgin" (2005)
"I'm very discreet but... I will haunt your dreams." —Paula (Jane Lynch) to Andy (Steve Carell)
"Winning that ticket, Rose, was the best thing that ever happened to me... it brought me to you ... You must do me this honor, Rose. Promise me you'll survive. That you won't give up, no matter what happens, no matter how hopeless. Promise me now, Rose, and never let go of that promise." —Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio) to Rose (Kate Winslet)
"The Last of the Mohicans" (1992)
"...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." —Hawkeye (Daniel Day-Lewis) to Cora (Madeleine Stowe)
"Gone with the Wind" (1939)
"No, I don't think I will kiss you, although you need kissing, badly. That's what's wrong with you. You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how." —Rhett (Clark Gable) to Scarlett (Vivien Leigh)
"Slumdog Millionaire" (2008)
"I thought we would meet only in death." —Latika (Freida Pinto) to Jamal (Dev Patel)
"Bull Durham" (1988)
"Well, I believe in the soul, the c**k, the p*ssy, the small of a woman's back, the hanging curve ball, high fiber, good scotch, that the novels of Susan Sontag are self-indulgent, overrated crap. I believe Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone. I believe there ought to be a constitutional amendment outlawing Astroturf and the designated hitter. I believe in the sweet spot, soft-core pornography, opening your presents Christmas morning rather than Christmas Eve and I believe in long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days." —Crash (Kevin Costner) to Annie (Susan Sarandon)
"The Princess Bride" (1987)
"As you wish." —Westley (Cary Elwes) to Buttercup (Robin Wright)
"Annie Hall" (1977)
"Love is too weak a word for what I feel — I luuurve you, you know, I loave you, I luff you, two F's, yes I have to invent, of course I do, don't you think I do?" —Alvy (Woody Allen) to Annie (Diane Keaton)
"When Harry Met Sally" (1989)
"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 in your nose when you're looking at me like I'm nuts. I love that after I spend 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." —Harry (Billy Crystal) to Sally (Meg Ryan)
"Sleepless in Seattle" (1993)
"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." —Sam (Tom Hanks)
"Pride & Prejudice" (2005)
"...If, however, your feelings have changed, I will have to tell you: you have bewitched me, body and soul, and I love ... I love ... I love you. I never wish to be parted from you from this day on." —Darcy (Matthew MacFadyen) to Elizabeth (Keira Knightley)
"Here's looking at you, kid." —Rick (Humphrey Bogart) to Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman)
"Love Story" (1970)
"Love means never having to say you're sorry." —Jennifer (Ali MacGraw) to Oliver (Ryan O'Neal)
"Jerry Maguire" (1996)
"You had me at hello." —Dorothy (Renée Zellweger) to Jerry (Tom Cruise)
"Brokeback Mountain" (2005)
"I wish I knew how to quit you!" —Jack (Jake Gyllenhaal) to Ennis (Heath Ledger)
"Sense and Sensibility" (1995)
But wait, there's more! "My heart is, and always will be, yours." — Edward Ferrars (Hugh Grant)
"An Affair to Remember" (1957)
"Oh, it's nobody's fault but my own! I was looking up... it was the nearest thing to heaven! You were there..." — Terry McKay (Deborah Kerr)
"The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" (2010)
"Isabella Swan, I promise to love you every moment of forever." — Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson)
"The Apartment" (1960)
"Miss Kubelik, one doesn't get to be a second administrative assistant around here unless he's a pretty good judge of character, and as far as I'm concerned you're tops. I mean, decency-wise and otherwise-wise."— C.C. Baxter (Jack Lemmon)
"West Side Story" (1961)
Tony (Richard Beymer): "You're not thinking I'm someone else?" Maria (Natalie Wood): "I know you are not." Tony: "Or that we've met before?" Maria: "I know we have not." Tony: "I felt, I knew something never before was going to happen, had to happen. But this is so much more."
"Groundhog Day" (1993)
Phil (Bill Murray): "You like boats, but not the ocean. You go to a lake in the summer with your family up in the mountains. There's a long wooden dock and a boathouse with boards missing from the roof, and a place you used to crawl underneath to be alone. You're a sucker for French poetry and rhinestones. You're very generous. You're kind to strangers and children, and when you stand in the snow you look like an angel."Rita (Andie MacDowell): "How are you doing this?" Phil: "I told you. I wake up every day, right here, right in Punxsutawney, and it's always February 2nd, and there's nothing I can do about it."
"Doctor Zhivago" (1965)
Lara (Julie Christie): "Wouldn't it have been lovely if we'd met before?"Zhivago (Omar Sharif): "Before we did? Yes." Lara: "We'd have got married, had a house and children. If we'd had children, Yuri, would you like a boy or girl?" Zhivago: "I think we may go mad if we think about all that." Lara: "I shall always think about it."
"Harold and Maude" (1971)
Harold (Bud Cort): "I like you, Maude." Maude (Ruth Gordon): "I like you, Harold."
"Out of Sight" (1998)
"It's like seeing someone for the first time, and you look at each other for a few seconds, and there's this kind of recognition like you both know something. Next moment the person's gone, and it's too late to do anything about it." — Jack Foley (George Clooney)
"Almost Famous" (2000)
"Look, you should be happy for me. You don't know what he says to me in private. Maybe it is love — as much as it can be..." — Penny Lane (Kate Hudson)
"(500) Days of Summer" (2009)
Tom (Joseph Gordon-Levitt): "What happens if you fall in love?" Summer (Zooey Deschanel): "Well, you don't believe that, do you?" Tom: "It's love. It's not Santa Claus."
"The Sound of Music" (1965)
Captain von Trapp (Christopher Plummer): "Maria, there isn't going to be any Baroness anymore." Maria (Julie Andrews): "I don't understand." Captain von Trapp: "Well, we called off our engagement, you see, and..." Maria: "Oh, I'm sorry." Captain von Trapp: "Yes. You are?" Maria: "Mm-hmm. You did?" Captain von Trapp: "Yes. Well, you can't marry someone when you're in love with someone else... can you?"
"Some Kind of Wonderful" (1987)
Watts (Mary Stuart Masterson): [putting on Keith's diamond earrings] "What do you think?" Keith (Eric Stoltz): "You look good wearing my future."
"Wuthering Heights" (1939)
"Catherine Earnshaw, may you not rest so long as I live on! I killed you. Haunt me, then! Haunt your murderer! I know that ghosts have wandered on the Earth. Be with me always. Take any form, drive me mad, only do not leave me in this dark alone where I cannot find you. I cannot live without my life! I cannot die without my soul." — Heathcliff (Laurence Olivier)
"High Fidelity" (2000)
Laura (Iben Hjejle): "I'm too tired not to be with you." Rob (John Cusack): "What, so if you had a bit more energy we'd stay split up, but things being as they are, with you being wiped out and all, you want to get back together? Is that it?" Laura: "Yeah."
"A Room with a View" (1985)
"He's the sort who can't know anyone intimately, least of all a woman. He doesn't know what a woman is. He wants you for a possession, something to look at, like a painting or an ivory box. Something to own and to display. He doesn't want you to be real, and to think and to live. He doesn't love you. But I love you. I want you to have your own thoughts and ideas and feelings, even when I hold you in my arms. It's our last chance." — George Emerson (Julian Sands)
"Shakespeare in Love" (1998)
Viola De Lesseps (Gwyneth Paltrow): "I loved a writer and gave up the prize for a sonnet." William Shakespeare (Joseph Fiennes): "I was the more deceived." Viola De Lesseps: "Yes, you were deceived, for I did not know how much I loved you."
"50 First Dates" (2004)
Lucy (Drew Barrymore): "I don't know who you are, Henry... but I dream about you almost every night. [apprehensive pause] Why?" Henry (Adam Sandler): "What would you say if I told you that notebook you read every day used to have a lot of stuff about me in it?" Lucy: "I would say that that makes a lot of sense."Henry: "You erased me from your memories because you thought you were holding me back from having a full and happy life. But you made a mistake. Being with you is the only way I could have a full and happy life. You're the girl of my dreams... and apparently, I'm the man of yours." Lucy: [she reaches out and shakes his hand] "Henry. It's nice to meet you." Henry: "Lucy, it's nice to meet you too."
"The Way We Were" (1973)
Katie (Barbra Streisand): "Wouldn't it be lovely if we were old? We'd have survived all this. Everything thing would be easy and uncomplicated; the way it was when we were young." Hubbell (Robert Redford): "Katie, it was never uncomplicated."
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