Hot List! 25 Best Break-Up Quotes
The hit romantic comedy "Life As We Know It" joins the list of movies about love and breaking up. "Extra" has collected 25 great quotes, from "Gone with the Wind" to "The Break-Up"!
Best Break-Up Quotes
'The Break-Up' (2006)
Brooke (Jennifer Aniston): "I just don't know how we got here. Our entire relationship, I have gone above and beyond for you, for us. I've cooked, I've picked your shit up off the floor, I've laid your clothes out for you like you're a four year old. I support you, I supported your work. If we ever had dinner or anything I did the plans, I take care of everything. And I just don't feel like you appreciate any of it. I don't feel you appreciate me. All I want is to know, is for you to show me that you care." Gary (Vince Vaughn): "Why didn't you just say that to me." Brooke: "I tried. I've tried." Gary: "Never like that, you might have said some things that meant to imply that, but I'm not a mind reader..." Brooke: "It wouldn't matter you are who you are. Just leave me alone OK? Right now, just shut my door."
'Gone with the Wind' (1939)
Scarlett(Vivien Leigh): "Rhett! Rhett, where are you going?" Rhett (Clark Gable): "I'm going back to Charleston, back where I belong." Scarlett: "Please, please take me with you!" Rhett: "No, I'm through with everything here. I want peace. I want to see if somewhere there isn't something left in life of charm and grace. Do you know what I'm talking about?" Scarlett: "No! I only know that I love you." Rhett: "That's your misfortune." [Rhett turns to walk down the stairs] Scarlett: "Oh, Rhett! If you go, where shall I go, what shall I do?" Rhett: "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn."
Isaac (Woody Allen): "Listen, I don't... I don't think we should keep seeing each other."Tracy (Mariel Hemingway): "Why not?"Isaac: "Because I think you're getting too hung up on me, you know? 'Hung up on me.' I'm starting to sound like you." Tracy: "I'm not hung up on you. I'm in love with you." Isaac: "You can't be in love with me. We've been over this. You're a kid. You don't know what love means. I don't know what it means. By the time you're my age, you'll have a dozen relationships, believe me, far more passionate than this one." Tracy: "Well, don't you love me?" Isaac: "The truth is that I love somebody else." Tracy: "You do?" Isaac: "Don't stare at me with those big eyes. You look like one of those barefoot kids from Bolivia who needs foster parents." Tracy: "Have you been seeing someone?" Isaac: "No. Yes. Someone older. Not as old as I am, but in the same general ballpark as me." Tracy: "Gee, now I don't feel so good." Isaac: "It's not right. You shouldn't get hung...I mean, you should open up your life. My hair's falling out. I'm starting to lose some hearing in my right ear. Is that what you want?" Tracy: "I can't believe that you met somebody that you like better than me." Isaac: "Why should I feel guilty about this? I've always encouraged you to go out with guys more your own age. Kids from your class. Billy and Biff and Scooter. And, you know, little Tommy or Terry. Hey, come on, don't cry." Tracy: "Just leave me alone."
'(500) Days of Summer' (2009)
Summer (Zooey Deschanel): "I woke up one morning and I just knew." Tom (Jospeh Gordon-Levitt): "Knew what?" Summer: "What I was never sure of with you."
'The Hangover' (2009)
Melissa (Rachael Harris): "Why did you go to Las Vegas?" Stu Price (Ed Helms): "Because my friend is getting married and that's what guys do." Melissa: "That's not what you do." Stu Price: "Well why did I do it? Riddle me that! Why'd I do it. You know sometimes what I think you want me to do is what you want me to do." Melissa: "THAT IS NOT HOW THIS WORKS!" Stu Price: "Well good! Because whatever this is, ain't working for me!" Melissa: "Since when?" Stu Price: "Since you f**ked that bell hop on your cruise last June. BOOM!" Alan Garner (Zach Galifianakis): "I thought it was a bartender." Stu Price: "Oh you're right! It was a bartender!" Melissa: "You're an idiot!" Stu Price: "You're a... you're a bad person all the way through to your core!"
'Breakfast at Tiffany's' (1961)
Paul Varjak (George Peppard): "I love you." Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn): "So what." Paul: "So what? So plenty! I love you, you belong to me!" Holly Golightly: "[tearfully] No. People don't belong to people." Paul: "Of course they do!" Holly Golightly: "I'll never let ANYBODY put me in a cage." Paul: "I don't want to put you in a cage, I want to love you!"
'High Fidelity' (2000)
"My desert island, all-time, top-five most memorable breakups, in chronological order, are as follows: Alison Ashmore; Penny Hardwick; Jackie Alden; Charlie Nicholson; and Sarah Kendrew. Those were the ones that really hurt. Can you see your name on that list, Laura? Maybe you'd sneak into the top 10. But there's just no room for you in the top five, sorry. Those places are reserved for the kind of humiliation and heartbreak you're just not capable of delivering." — Rob (John Cusack)
Dan Jude Law): "And you left him, just like that?" Alice (Natalie Portman): "It's the only way to leave. 'I don't love you anymore. Goodbye.'" Dan: "Supposing you do still love them?" Alice: "You don't leave." Dan: "You've never left someone you still love?" Alice: "Nope."
'Terms of Endearment' (1983)
Aurora Greenway (Shirley MacLaine): "Well, hello, stranger. What's it been, about two days?" Garrett Breedlove (Jack Nicholson): "Your family still around?" Aurora: "No, they left. What?" Garrett: "You probably know what I'm going to say." Aurora: "Oh, maybe not. I hope not." Garrett: "Well... you're some kind of woman, but I'm the wrong kind of man, and it doesn't look like my shot at being the right kind is... as good as I was hoping for." Aurora: "You don't even know how much you'll miss me."
'Role Models' (2008)
Danny: Where am I going to find a girl who hates all the same things I do? Beth: You're so romantic. Danny: Hey. Hey... You complete me... You had me at hello. Beth: Oh, god. Danny you're not hearing what I'm saying to you. Danny: I'm just a girl standing in front of a boy telling her that... to... love her. Beth: You don't even know that one. Danny: Hey, come on. Who are you going to call... Ghostbusters.
'He's Just Not That Into You' (2009)
"So trust me when I say if a guy is treating you like he doesn't give a shit, he genuinely doesn't give a shit. No exceptions." — Alex (Justin Long)
'When Harry Met Sally' (1989)
"You know, I'm so glad I never got involved with you. I just would have ended up being some woman you had to get up out of bed and leave at 3:00 in the morning and go clean your andirons, and you don't even have a fireplace, not that I would know this." — Sally Albright (Meg Ryan)
'Say Anything' (1989)
"She's gone. She gave me a pen. I gave her my heart, she gave me a pen." — Lloyd Dobbler (John Cusack)
'Sex and the City' (2008)
"Yes, the honeymoon to a romantic Mexican resort that I prepaid on my credit card to surprise the man who jilted me." — Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker)
'Annie Hall' (1977)
"A relationship, I think, is like a shark. You know? It has to constantly move forward or it dies. And I think what we got on our hands is a dead shark." — Alvy Singer (Woody Allen)
'The Way We Were' (1973)
Katie (Barbra Streisand): "Why can't I have you?" Hubbell (Robert Redford): "Because you push too hard, every damn minute. There's no time to ever relax and enjoy living. Every things too serious to be so serious." Katie: "If I push too hard it's because I want things to be better, I want us to be better, I want you to be better. Sure, I make waves you have I mean you have to. And I'll keep making them till your everything you should be and will be. You'll never find anyone as good for you as I am, to believe in you as much as I do or to love you as much." Hubbell: "I know that." Katie: "Well then why?" Hubbell: "Do you think if I come back its going to be okay by magic? What's going to change? What's going to be different? We'll both be wrong, we'll both lose." Katie: "Couldn't we both win?"
'The Twilight Saga: New Moon' (2009)
Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart): "I'm coming with you!" Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson): "Bella, I don't want you to come with me." Bella: "You... You don't want me?" Edward: "No." Bella: "Well, that changes things. A lot."
'Jerry Maguire' (1996)
"On the surface, everything seems fine. I've got this great guy. And he loves my kid. And he sure does like me a lot. And I can't live like that. It's not the way I'm built." Dorothy (Renee Zellweger)
'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind' (2004)
"I'm f**king crawling out of my skin. I should've left you at the flea market." — Clementine (Kate Winslet)
Ross (David Schwimmer): "I didn't think there was a relationship to jeopardize. I thought we were broken up." Rachel (Jennifer Aniston): "We were on a break." Ross: "That, for all I knew, could last forever. That, to me, is a breakup." Rachel: "You think you're gonna get out of this on a technicality?" Ross: "I'm not trying to 'get out' of anything, okay? I thought our relationship was dead." Rachel: "Well, you sure had a hell of a time at the wake."
'Valentine's Day' (2010)
Reed (Ashton Kutcher): "Did you even consider marrying me?" Morley (Jessica Alba): "Of course I did... but when you ask a girl to marry you, do you want her to just consider it? Or do you want her to just know?"
'Legally Blonde' (2001)
Elle (Reese Witherspoon): "You're breaking up with me because I'm too... blonde?" Warner Huntington III (Matthew Davis): "Well, no. That's not entirely true..." Elle: "Then what? My boobs are too big?"
'War of the Roses' (1989)
Oliver Rose (Michael Douglas): "I think you owe me a solid reason. I worked my ass off for you and the kids to have a nice life and you owe me a reason that makes sense. I want to hear it." Barbara Rose (Kathleen Turner): "Because. When I watch you eat. When I see you asleep. When I look at you lately, I just want to smash your face in."
"And you never will. But I've got a job to do, too. Where I'm going, you can't follow. What I've got to do, you can't be any part of. Ilsa, I'm no good at being noble, but it doesn't take much to see that the problems of three little people don't amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world. Someday you'll understand that." — Rick (Humphrey Bogart)
"Ummmm... ummmm... Ladies and gentlemen... I'm sorry... As you probably have surmised by now... there will be no wedding. The bride... has had second thoughts... and has decided not to marry me... Most of you know me... Can you blame her?" — Arthur (Dudley Moore)