Hollywood is a place where love and romance are in the air and language is concentrated, so perhaps it’s no surprise that movie love quotes are so powerful and memorable. Some of the greatest love films ever made were created in Hollywood, and over the past century the industry has been turning out love film after love film. In fact, many movie love quotes have now achieved immortality.

Here’s our collection of the very best movie love quotes since the dawn of Hollywood, along with a number of love quotes from the actors in those movies:

Love means never having to say you’re sorry.

Love Story

My husband and I fell in love at first sight… maybe I should have taken a second look.

Crimes and Misdemeanors

Kiss me. Kiss me as if it were the last time.


I love you without knowing how, why, or even from where.

Patch Adams

A heart can be broken; but it keeps beating just the same.

Fried Green Tomatoes.

It seems right now that all I’ve ever done in my life is making my way here to you.

The  Bridges of Madison County

Love is too weak a word for what I feel.

Annie Hall

Sometimes there’s so much beauty in the world I feel like I can’t take it, like my heart’s going to cave in.

American Beauty

I would rather have had one breath of her hair, one kiss from her mouth, one touch of her hand, than eternity without it.

City of Angels

You know you don’t have to act with me, Steve. You don’t have to say anything, and you don’t have to do anything. Not a thing. Oh, maybe just whistle. You know how to whistle, don’t you, Steve? You just put your lips together and… blow.

To Have and Have Not

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.

When Harry Met Sally

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.

Gone with the Wind

You… complete me.

Jerry Maguire

Medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for.

Dead Poets Society

The things that people in love do to each other they remember, and if they stay together it’s not because they forget, it’s because they forgive.

Indecent Proposal

Maybe it is our imperfections which make us so perfect for one another.


It was a million tiny little things that, when you added them all up, they meant we were supposed to be together… and I knew it.

Sleepless In Seattle

Hearts will never be practical until they are made unbreakable.

Wizard of Oz

Your heart is free, have the courage to follow it.


Don’t forget I’m just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.

Notting Hill

Life is messy. Love is messier.

Catch and Release

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.

Dirty Dancing

Hollywood is a place that has drawn many aspiring movie actors. Some of them achieved fame beyond their performances in films and have said things about love in interviews, letters and books they have written, that have also achieved immortality. Here’s our selection of those love quotes from movie actors:

The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.

Audrey Hepburn

Hollywood’s a place where they’ll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss, and fifty cents for your soul. I know, because I turned down the first offer often enough and held out for the fifty cents.

Marilyn Monroe

Love is the answer – but while you’re waiting for the answer, sex raises some pretty interesting questions.

Woody Allen

Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.

Peter Ustinov

Age does not protect you from love but love to some extent love protects you from age.

Jeanne Moreau

Sexiness wears thin after a while and beauty fades, but to be married to a man who makes you laugh every day, ah, now that’s a real treat.

Joanne Woodward

Love conquers all things except poverty and toothache.

Mae West

A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.

Ingrid Bergman

For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.

Judy Garland

We’re born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we’re not alone.

Orson Welles

All love shifts and changes. I don’t know if you can be wholeheartedly in love all the time.

Julie Andrews

I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.

Audrey Hepburn

The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.

Audrey Hepburn

I can live without money, but I cannot live without love.

Judy Garland

Love is a game that two can play and both win.

Eva Gabor

It’s useless to hold a person to anything he says while he’s in love, drunk, or running for office.

Shirley MacLaine

Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.

Lucille Ball

Pleasure of love lasts but a moment. Pain of love lasts a lifetime.

Bette Davis

Men are a luxury. Not a necessity.


What do you think of these movie love quotes – any classics that we’re missing? Let us know in the comments section below!

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