Every now and then, I like to watch a good ol’ sappy, romantic movie.
These movies have taught me more than a few things about love. They have given me a reason, many times, to believe in love and possibilities.
Love can be tough, and watching others go through the same experiences can be a good source of relief. These movies evoke a sense of solidarity that makes us feel more hopeful about our situations.
And although these movies make me cry at times, deep down they make me smile. While I wallow in my own personal problems, romantic movies confirm that no problem is impossible to conquer when we have love.
That said, many of these movies are not full of fairy-tale endings—there’s a taste of reality in them. It can be hard to figure out what we want and what we deserve, but watching our stories on-screen can help us think objectively and see the bigger picture.
But what moves me most is hearing our experiences put into words. Our emotions can feel so overwhelming, that we often can’t find the proper words for them. Romantic movies help translate these feeling into something concrete and beautiful.
Here are 17 romantic movie quotes that have left an imprint on my heart:
“So, it’s not gonna be easy. It’s going to be really hard; we’re gonna have to work at this everyday, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, everyday. You and me…everyday.” ~ Noah, The Notebook
“I love you very much, probably more than anybody could love another person.” ~ Henry, 50 First Dates
“You’re not perfect, sport, and let me save you the suspense: This girl you’ve met, she’s not perfect either. But the question is whether or not you’re perfect for each other.” ~ Sean, Good Will Hunting
“My affections and wishes have not changed, but one word from you will silence me forever. If, however, your feelings have changed, I will have to tell you: You have bewitched me, body and soul, and I love, I love, I love you. I never wish to be parted from you from this day on.” ~ Mr. Darcy, Pride and Prejudice
“I can’t see anything I don’t like about you.” ~ Joel, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
“So there’s something else I wanna tell you. Right before everything went black, you wanna know the very last thing that entered my mind? You.” ~ John, Dear John
“No matter where you are or what you’re doing or who you’re with, I will always, honestly, truly, completely, love you.” ~ Rosie, Love Rosie
“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 our labor 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, The Fault in our Stars
“Listen, if somebody gave me the choice right now, of to never see you again or to marry you, alright, I would marry you, alright. And maybe that’s a lot of romantic bullshit, but people have gotten married for a lot less.” ~ Jesse, Before Sunrise
“Sometimes, Clark, you are pretty much the only thing that makes me want to get up in the morning.” ~ Will, Me Before You
“Look, I guarantee there’ll be tough times. I guarantee that at some point, one or both of us is gonna want to get out of this thing. But I also guarantee that if I don’t ask you to be mine, I’ll regret it for the rest of my life, because I know, in my heart, you’re the only one for me.” ~ Ike, Runaway Bride
“I love who I am when I’m with you, Amanda. You are my dearest friend, my deepest love. You are the very best of me.” ~ Dawson, The Best of Me
“Samantha, if not for today, if not for you, I would never have known love at all…so thank you for being the person who taught me to love…and to be love.” ~ Ian, If Only
“Evelyn, loving you kept me alive.” ~ Rafe, Pearl Harbor
“I vow to fiercely love you in all your forms, now and forever. I promise to never forget that this is a once-in-a-lifetime love. And to always know in the deepest part of my soul that no matter what challenges might carry us apart, we will always find our way back to each other.” ~ Leo, The Vow
“Your name makes no matter to me, so long as I may call you my own.” ~ Jocelyn, A Knight’s Tale
“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, When Harry met Sally
Author: Elyane Youssef
Editor: Nicole Cameron