Funny Movie Quotes About Love

Friday, April 29 by Lee Grayson

Funny movie quotes about love involve heartfelt statements and quirky interpretations of love by film characters. Some funny movie quotes are written for a smile, while others look for a full belly laugh. Some script writers, including Woody Allen, have written a number of films about the irony and humor of love, and their words frequently turn up on the lists of the funny movie quotes about love. 

  1. "Death can't stop true love, it can only delay it for a little while."- Narrator in "The Princess Bride". This fairy tale-type plo mirrors a Romeo-and-Juliet story of death, or a feigned death, but this time with a happier ending for both Romeo and Juliet. The quote tells the secret that the lover is only playing at death. 
  2. "If I tell you I love you, can I keep you forever?"- Casper the Friendly Ghost in "Casper." More funny love here. A ghost can keep you forever, provided you're also willing to enter the world of ghosts. In this case, Casper the ghost, fortunately, isn't doing the loving, he's merely the cupid. 
  3. "Life is messy. Love is messier."- Gray Wheeler in "Catch and Release." A truer statement undoubtedly never graced a film. This funny movie quote matches the film title of love 'em and leave 'em. Of course, the main characters played by Jennifer Garner, Sam Jaeger and Timothy Olyphant get caught up in the messy side of love in this 2006 movie. 
  4. "My husband and I fell in love at first sight…maybe I should have taken a second look."- Holly Reed in "Crimes and Misdemeanors." More ironic love humor in this funny movie quote. Screenwriter and director Woody Allen always has an interesting take on love and this one challenges your ability to make a sound decision in love without some critical thinking. 
  5. "You make me want to be a better man."- Melvin Udall in "As Good As It Gets." Jack Nicholson has a dry sense of humor in this movie about love between experienced people with a long history of love and a younger woman, played by Helen Hunt. Nicholson and Hunt eventually end up together, despite the unusual nature of their relationship.
  6. "I gave her my heart, she gave me a pen."- Lloyd Dobler in "Say Anything." This quote from the 1989 comedy film sounds like a non-sequitur, but it makes sense within the context of the 1989 film. The main characters fall in love before heading off to college, a frequent casualty of young love. 
  7. "Sex without love is an empty experience, but, as empty experiences go, it's one of the best. "- Sonja in "Love and Death." Woody Allen, the ultimate pessimist when it comes to love explores his inner-most thoughts through the character of Sonja and Boris in 1975.
  8. "You are a great lover!" "I practice a lot when I'm alone." Countess and Boris in "Love and Death." Comedian Woody Allen racks up more funny movie quotes about love in "Love and Death." Deprecating humor is one topic he handles like an expert, even when downgrading his own romantic skills. 
  9. "The most beautiful words in the English language aren't 'I love you,' but 'it's benign.'"- Harry Block in "Deconstructing Harry."  More dry love comedy from Woody Allen. He's a romantic at heart, but he's afraid to jinx love by admitting it, even thought the dialog of his main characters. 
  10. "You had me at 'hello.'"- Jerry McGuire in "Jerry McGuire." Tom Cruise plays opposite Rene Zellweger in this movie about a sports representative making his inroads into professional repping. Zellweger is charmed more by Tom's character's child and there's some love left over for Tom, although she thinks he's a major player. Everything works out well when McGuire tells her that he was in love with her from the get go. 

-Lee Grayson

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