You may dream of meeting the right person, romancing her and then declaring your love at the right moment. After all, it happens that way in the movies with great frequency. If you’re lucky, you may be able to have such a moment once or twice in your life. When it does, you may make the moment more memorable by having a quote ready. Here are six meaningful and memorable romantic quotes.
“As Good As It Gets” (1997) — Hard-boiled writer Melvin Udall (Jack Nicholson) discovers that he has fallen head over heels in love with waitress Carol Connelly. He declares his devotion with this soliloquy. “I might be the only one who appreciates how amazing you are in every single thing that you do, and I watch them, wondering how they can watch you bring their food, and clear their tables and never get that they just met the greatest woman alive. And the fact that I get it makes me feel good, about me.”
On Golden Pond (1981) — Norman Thayer Jr. (Henry Fonda) is a retired college professor who is living out his golden years with his wife Ethel (Katherine Hepburn). Thayer has a troubled relationship with his daughter and appears angry and frustrated most of the time. Ethel knows her husband is a good man and wants him to realize that he has nothing to be upset about and that she still loves him. “Listen to me, mister. You’re my knight in shining armor. Don’t forget it.”
“Love Actually” (2003) — Mark (Andrew Lincoln) is in love with his best friend’s wife, Juliet (Keira Knightley). He knows she is out of reach, but he declares his love for her with these words during the Christmas season. “But for now, let me say — without hope or agenda, just because it’s Christmas and at Christmas you tell the truth — to me, you are perfect. And my wasted heart will love you. Until you look like this [picture of a mummy]. Merry Christmas.”
“Titanic” (1997) — Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio) has met Rose (Kate Winslet), the love of his life on the ill-fated cruise ship the Titanic. As the ship is about to sink in the freezing Atlantic, Jack declares his love in the hopes that it will sustain Rose and help her survive. “Winning that ticket, Rose, was the best thing that ever happened to me… it brought me to you … You must do me this honor, Rose. Promise me you’ll survive. That you won’t give up, no matter what happens, no matter how hopeless. Promise me now, Rose, and never let go of that promise.”
“Gone With The Wind” (1939) — Rhett Butler (Clark Gable) is commanding when he speaks to beautiful but spoiled Scarlett O’Hara (Vivian Leigh). He is both appalled by her and in love with her in this movie classic.
“No, I don’t think I will kiss you, although you need kissing, badly. That’s what’s wrong with you. You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how.”
“Casablanca” (1939) — Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) loves Ilsa Lurid (Ingrid Bergman) and has for many years. But amid the backdrop of World War II, Rick knows that his feelings for Ilsa have to take a back seat to the greater good and he makes her leave with her husband Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid). In a perfect world they would be together, but it is anything but and she would ultimately regret it if she did not leave. “Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but soon and for the rest of your life.”