Try Out These Romantic Movie Quotes This Valentine's Day

There are endless ways to say "I love you." According to the five love languages, for some people, doing chores for your partner is an adequate way (acts of service). But we verbally inclined individuals want words — and cinema has provided us with a litany of options for "I love you." There are romantic quotes best deployed for tortured and forbidden loves. There are quotes for exuberant, easy love.
Essentially, there's a quote for almost kind of love because there's a movie about almost every kind of love. The movies give us a chance to experience all of these loves without actually having to live through them. You wouldn't want to live through Titanic, but you could watch the movie so many times that you accidentally memorize the speeches.
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We've collected some of the most memorable declarations of love in movie history, shared between all different kinds of couples.
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Brief Encounter (1987)

The Quote: "I’ve fallen in love. I’m an ordinary woman. I didn’t think such violent things could happen to ordinary people.” — Laura Jesson (Celia Johnson) to Dr. Alec Harvey (Trevor Howard)

Why We Love It: Laura and Alec meet on a train, and they're never the same. It's that simple. Alec gives Laura an alternative to her dull, tiring life in a loveless marriage. The movie shows that the forces of love are not reserved for the elite or the extraordinary. They strike all of us — and sometimes, in destructive ways.
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Casablanca (1942)

The Quote: "Here's looking at you, kid." — Rick (Humphrey Bogart) to Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman)

Why We Love It: What do you say to the love of your life in your final moments together, ever? Instead of pouring out his emotions, Rick gives a small toast to Ilsa. The line feels very true to Rick's character — perhaps because Bogart ad-libbed it.
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West Side Story (1961)

The Quote: "Make of our hands one hand. Make of our hearts one heart. Make of our vows one last vow. Only death will part us now." — Maria (Natalie Wood) and Tony (Richard Beymer)

Why We Love It: It's marriage vows set to exquisite music. What's there not to like?
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Dirty Dancing (1987)

The Quote: "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 Houseman (Jennifer Grey) to Johnny (Patrick Swayze)

Why We Love It: Isn't that the ultimate fear? That life without romantic love just won't be as interesting? When you're 17 like Baby Houseman, it's definitely up there.
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When Harry Met Sally (1989)

The Quote: “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 above your nose when you’re looking at me like I’m nuts. I love that after I spend the 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 Burns (Billy Crystal) to Sally Albright (Meg Ryan)

Why We Love It: When Harry Met Sally ends with one of the most memorable monologues in movie history. After a decade or so of friendship, Harry really knows Sally — and so he loves her for who she is.
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Moonstruck (1987)

The Quote: "I love you. Not like they told you love is, and I didn't know this either, but love don't make things nice, it ruins everything. It breaks your heart. It makes things a mess. We aren't here to make things perfect. The snowflakes are perfect. The stars are perfect. Not us. Not us! We are here to ruin ourselves and to break our hearts and love the wrong people and die. The storybooks are bullshit." — Ronny (Nicolas Cage) to Loretta (Cher)

Why We Love It: The entirety of Moonstruck is dramatic, but nothing compares to this monologue from Ronny. Love makes a mess of things, Moonstruck argues, but it's worth it.
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Sense & Sensibility (1995)

The Quote: "I've come here with no expectations, only to profess, now that I am at liberty to do so, that my heart is, and always will be, yours." — Edward (Hugh Grant) to Elinor (Emma Thompson)

Why We Love It: Edward has to get his feelings off his chest, and doesn't expect an "I love you" back. What a gent.
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Notting Hill (1999)

The Quote: "I'm also just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her." — Anna Scott (Julia Roberts) to William Thacker (Hugh Grant)

Why We Love It: Anna flings off the mantle of celebrity and becomes just a girl, standing in front of a boy...
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Love & Basketball (2000)

The Quote: "What I'm trying to say is, I've loved you since I was 11, and that shit won't go away." — Monica (Sanaa Lathan) to Quincy (Omar Epps)

Why We Love It: This line is the perfect distillation of the entirety of Love & Basketball. Monica and Quincy meet as kids and spend their childhoods pursuing their dreams of professional basketball stardom — and orbiting one another.
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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

The Quote: I want to tell you with my remaining strength that I love you. I always have. I’ll drift next to you every day as a ghost just to be with you. Even if I was banished to the darkest place, my love will keep me from being a lonely spirit.” -Li Mu Bai (Chow Yun-Fat) to Yu Shu Lien (Michelle Yeoh)

Why We Love It: Those are quite the parting words.
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Frida (2002)

The Quote: "At best, it's a happy delusion — these two people who truly love each other and have no idea how truly miserable they're about to make each other. But, but, when two people know that, and they decide with eyes wide open to face each other and get married anyway, then I don't think it's conservative or delusional. I think it's radical and courageous and very romantic." — Tina Modotti (Ashley Judd)

Why We Love It: This is a pretty unconventional wedding toast – but then, Frida and Diego had a pretty unconventional marriage. It's only fitting.
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Brown Sugar (2002)

The Quote: “You’re my air.” — Dre (Taye Diggs) to Sidney (Sanaa Lathan)

Why We Love It: Dre and Sidney finally confess their love for each other on the radio. Dre's on-air confession — "you're my air" — is just cheesy enough to be cute.
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The Wedding Date (2005)

The Quote: "I think I'd miss you even if we'd never met." —  Nick (Durmot Mulroney) to Kat (Debra Messing)

Why We Love It: Wait, who are we missing that we haven't met yet?
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Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

The Quote: "The only way you can beat my crazy was by doing something crazy yourself. Thank you. I love you. I knew it the minute I met you. I'm sorry it took so long for me to catch up. I just got stuck." — Pat (Bradley Cooper) to Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence)

Why We Love It: Pat's declaration of love is a double whammy of gratification: It's a "You were right" and an "I love you" wrapped up into one.
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Her (2013)

The Quote: "But the heart's not like a box that gets filled up. It expands in size the more you love." — Samantha (Scarlett Johansson) to Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix)

Why We Love It: Look, if Samantha the AI understands this concept, it shouldn't be hard for the callous people who broke your heart to get it, too.
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Love Jones (1997)

The Quote: "Let me tell you somethin’. This here, right now, at this very moment, is all that matters to me. I love you. That’s urgent like a motherf**ker." — Darius Lovehall (Larenz Tate) to Nina (Nia Long)

Why We Love It: Love Jones tracks the arc of a short love affair between a poet and an photographer. This quote shows the movie's commitment to emotional realism. Characters express themselves the way people would.
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Frances Ha (2012)

The Quote: "It's that thing when you're with someone, and you love them and they know it, and they love you and you know it, but it's a party and you're both talking to other people, and you're laughing and shining, and you look across the room and catch each other's eyes but — but not because you're possessive or it's precisely sexual but because that is your person in this life. It's this secret world that exists right there in public, unnoticed, that no one else knows about." — Frances (Greta Gerwig)

Why We Love It: This is a apt little encapsulation of what it feels like to be in a couple.
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Blue is the Warmest Color (2013)

The Quote: “I have infinite tenderness for you, and I will my whole life.” — Emma (Lea Seydoux) to Adele (Adele Exarchopoulos)

Why We Love It: Blue is the Warmest Color never argues that a couple must stay together for their love to mean something. Even if Emma and Adele part, they'll have an important place in each other's lives forever.
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The Fault in Our Stars (2014)

The Quote: “I am in love with you. And I know that love is just a shout into the void and that oblivion is inevitable and that we’re all doomed. And that one day all of our labors will be returned to dust. And I know that the sun will swallow the only Earth we will ever have. And I am in love with you.” –Augustus (Ansel Elgort) to Hazel (Shailene Woodley)

Why We Love It: Was this movie designed to elicit tears? Yes. Did it work? Definitely.
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Call Me By Your Name (2017)

The Quote: "Call me by your name, and I'll call you by mine." — Elio (Timothée Chalamet) to Oliver (Armie Hammer)

Why We Love It: This is the Oscar-nominated movie's version of "I love you." Elio asks Oliver to call him by his own name so that they try to eliminate barriers and bond completely.
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A Star Is Born (2018)

The Quote: "Nothing you say wouldn't interest me / All of your words are like poems to me / I would be honored if you would take me as I am" — Ally (Lady Gaga) to Jackson Maine (Bradley Cooper)

Why We Love It: There hasn't been as romantic a marriage song since West Side Story.
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