10 Most Memorable Movie Love Quotes

Sunday, May 1 by Lee Grayson

The ten most memorable movie love quotes haunt people who hate chick flicks but the quotes never fail to bring a smile, or a tear, from chick flick fans. Film is the perfect medium to explore the human dynamics of love and the celluloid medium is full of memorable movie quotes about love. Too bad the repartee for most real-life love interactions isn't quite like the scripts of these films. 

  1. "Death can't stop true love, it can only delay it for a little while." Narrator. "Princess Bride." This epic tale about true love set in the time of princes and knightly honor is all about the importance of love, with a little comedy along for the ride. Billy Crystal, after all, can't be entirely serious in a film. 
  2. "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 to Sally. "When Harry Met Sally." This 1989 film is all about the search for a relationship. The ending turns out to be thematically a bit like "The Wizard of Oz" when both searchers find out love was in their own backyard all along. 
  3. "Maybe it is our imperfections which make us so perfect for one another." Emma and Mr. Knightly. "Emma." This 1996 chick flick is based on the book by Jane Austin, the ultimate love author. Gwyneth Paltrow and Jeremy Northam star. 
  4. "You had me at 'Hello.'" Jerry McGuire to Dorothy Boyd. "Jerry McGuire." Tom Cruise plays opposite Renee Zellweger in this 1996 movie that provides one of the most memorable movie love quotes. The plot revolves around sports, but the real focus is on true love.
  5. "I don't believe in quantum physics when it comes to matters of the heart."  Crash Davis to Annie Savoy. "Bull Durham." Davis, played by Kevin Costner, develops quite a case for Susan Sarandon's character in this film about attraction and minor league baseball. The real romantic sparks were between actors Tim Robbins and Sarandon. 
  6. "My real purpose was to see you, and to judge, if I could, whether I might ever hope to make you love me." Mr. Darcy. "Pride and Prejudice." More Jane Austen action here from 1813, but the time limit on love never expires. This film stars Keira Knighley, Talulah Riley and Rosamund Pike
  7. "Do you believe in love at first sight? Yes, I do. It saves a lot of time." Natalie to John. "The Stickup." This 2002 film provides a memorable movie love quote between James Spader's and Leslie Stefanson's characters. Oddly enough, in a film about a bank robbery.
  8. "I am wh I am because of you. You are every reason, every hope, and every dream I've ever had." Noah to Allie. "The Notebook." The ultimate chick flick loaded with most memorable movie love quotes, this 2004 film offers this statement of universal love. Ryan Gosling plays Noah and Rachel McAdams takes Allie's role.
  9. "My gift is my song, and this one's for you." Christian to Satine. "Moulin Rouge!" This 2001 film is set in the singing nether world of the musical stage, a sort of stage on a stage for moviegoers. Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor and John Leguizamo take the leading roles in the play, as well as the movie. If these words sound like song lyrics, they are. Elton John wrote this memorable quote, and  the entire song about love, a hit long before this film. If it ain't broke…
  10. "I gave my heart away a long time ago. I never really got it back." Melanie Smooter. "Sweet Home Alabama." Reese Witherspoon plays the lead in this 2002 romantic comedy film. Josh Lucas, Patrick Dempsey, Candice Bergen and Mary Kay Place help Ms. Witherspoon's character figure out the complex nature of love. 
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COMMENTS

  1. May 1, 2011 8:19 am

    Mbwb42

    I always smile when I hear the quote from The Stickup, since Spader and Stefanson ended up as a real life couple. I always wonder if it was love at first sight.


  2. May 1, 2011 8:19 am

    Kristie Pseventy

    ok, that first quote from princess bride was attributed to the narrator. westley said it.