What is this thing called love has been asked by a thousand Romeos, and dozens of songwriters, but these famous love quotes from movies give us the cinematic answer on one of life’s great mysteries or maybe as Woody Allen once quipped, “Love is the answer, but while you're waiting for the answer, sex raises some pretty interesting questions.”

"Love means never having to say you're sorry."  This may be the most famous love quote of all time, from “Love Story” (1970). Though it may be hard to argue with a dying woman (Ali MacGraw) , few people maintain a long lasting relationship without a few apologies.

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.” How does Rick (Humphrey Bogart) do it? He bangs a married chick, Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman) kills a man in front of her, then dumps her unexpectedly, and yet he is consistently voted the greatest romance of all time. That’s just Bogie, baby. Just watch and learn.

I want the fairy tale.”  Vivian (Julia Roberts) gets the happily ever after ending in “Pretty Woman” (1990), and Edward (Richard Gere) get a whore, wait, a WIFE for the rest of his life. Everybody’s happy.

“I gave her my heart, and she gave me a pen.” For Lloyd (John Cusack) in “Say Anything” (1989), the course of true loves gets a little bumpy, but that’s what makes his victory that much sweeter in this bittersweet love quote from the film.

“Please-baby-please-baby-please-baby-baby baby.  Please!”  Mars Blackman (Spike Lee) may not be the most poetic lover, but her certainly scores points for straightforward honest in this memorable love quote from “She’s Gotta Have It” (1986).

“Every woman is a mystery to be solved” Johnny Depp (sigh) may be considered typecasting for “the greatest lover in the world” in “Don Juan De Marco” (1994). The bedroom eyes, the knowing smirk that says he won’t finish till she does, but more than all that, Mr. Depp brings wants to please her more than absolute anything in the world. They don’t call him the greatest actor of his generation for nothing.

“You are what you love, not what loves you. I decided that a long time ago.”  In the finale of “Adaption,” the contradictory twin brothers of Charlie & Donald Kaufman (Nicolas Cage) finally reach accord, while discussing love.

I love how she makes me feel, like anything’s possible, or like life is worth it.” Tom (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) in “(500) days of Summer” epitomizes the hopeless romantic, but who can blame the guy when Summer (Zooey Deschanel) is in the picture. In this quote about love, you almost believe it really work out after all.

“Listen to me, mister. You're my knight in shining armor. Don't you forget it. You're going to get back on that horse, and I'm going to be right behind you, holding on tight, and away we're gonna go, go, go!” Women aren’t the only ones who can use a little fairy tale, as we see in “On Golden Pond” (1981), when Ethel (Katherine Hepburn) lets her husband Norman (Henry Fonda) of more than 50 years that he’s still her Prince.

“The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.” Toulouse-Lautrec (John Leguizamo) in “Moulin Rouge”(2001) is not short of advice for Christian (Ewan McGregor) in the art of being a bohemian. Director Baz Luhrman famous quote about love explains why there are so many movies on the topic.