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25 Inspirational Movie Quotes That Will Teach You Something About Love

25 Inspirational Movie Quotes That Will Teach You Something About Love

Movies not only entertain us on a rainy Friday night, but they also teach us many things. Among other lessons, the characters can teach us the real meaning of love through their stories and challenges. Existential questions come up such as, what is love? How does it feel to be in love? How do we know when we’re in love? Most important, movies can help teach us how to work through this wonderful emotion and be happy. Take a look below at the top 25 inspirational movie quotes that teach you a little something about love.

Next step, movie marathon.

1. Love takes a lot of work to get through the hard times.

“So it’s not gonna be easy. It’s gonna be really hard. We’re gonna have to work at this every day, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, you and me, every day…” – Noah Calhoun, The Notebook

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    2. Love makes you appreciate things about a person that you might not normally like.

    “I hate the way you talk to me, and the way you cut your hair. I hate the way you drive my car. I hate it when you stare. I hate your big dumb combat boots, and the way you read my mind. I hate you so much it makes me sick; it even makes me rhyme. I hate it, I hate the way you’re always right. I hate it when you lie. I hate it when you make me laugh, even worse when you make me cry. I hate it when you’re not around, and the fact that you didn’t call. But mostly I hate the way I don’t hate you. Not even close, not even a little bit, not even at all.” – Kat Stratford, 10 Things I Hate About You

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      3. Great loves don’t always last forever, so love like there’s no tomorrow.

      “Summer romances begin for all kinds of reasons, but when all is said and done, they have one thing in common. They’re shooting stars, a spectacular moment of light in the heavens, fleeting glimpse of eternity, and in a flash they’re gone.” – Noah Calhoun, The Notebook

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        4. You don’t have to be the smartest person in the world to know what love is.

        “I’m not a smart man… but I know what love is.” — Forrest Gump, Forrest Gump

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          5. Love can be the most random person, in the most random place: embrace it.

          “My name is Dug. I have just met you and I love you.” – Dug, Up

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            6. When you love, you love through the good and the bad times.

            “I have loved her even when I hated her…” – Cal Weaver, Crazy, Stupid, Love

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              7. Love is as much an intellectual attraction as it is a physical one.

              “I know you’ve probably suspected this, but over the last month, I’ve fallen completely in love with you. Now, obviously this was going to happen because you’re a goddess with that face, and that hair. But even if you didn’t have a nice face, and even if you had absolutely no hair because of some bizarre medical reason, I’d still adore you.” – Tim, About Time

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                8. The love we receive comes from the standards we set for ourselves.

                “We accept the love we think we deserve.” – Charlie, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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                  9. Being in love has the power to bring out what’s best in us.

                  “You make me want to be a better man.” – Melvin Udall, As Good as It Gets

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                    10. A person needs to be able to love themselves in order to feel love for someone else.

                    “Love is not a feeling, Mr. Burns. It’s an ability.” – Marty Barasco, Dan in Real Life

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                      11. Love is the answer to all existential questions, since it helps you find yourself through another being.

                      “There are only four questions of value in life, Don Octavio. What is sacred? Of what is the spirit made? What is worth living for, and what is worth dying for? The answer to each is the same: only love.” – Don Juan, Don Juan DeMarco

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                        12. Love will make you want to do anything to make your beloved happy.

                        “What is it you want, Mary? What do you want? You want the moon? Just say the word and I’ll throw a lasso around it and pull it down. Hey. That’s a pretty good idea. I’ll give you the moon, Mary.” – George Bailey, It’s a Wonderful Life

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                          13. Love is finding security, happiness and hope in the eyes of the person you love.

                          “If you can promise me anything, promise me that whenever you’re sad, or unsure, or you lose complete faith, that you’ll try to see yourself through my eyes.” – Gerry, P.S I Love You

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                            14. It’s not always a smooth ride. But it’s worth it in the end, as long as you’re with the one you love.

                            “I guarantee there’ll be tough times. I guarantee that at some point, one or both of us is going to want get out. 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.” – Maggie Carpenter, Runaway Bride

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                              15. There is no set image to what love looks like, since it comes in all shapes and sizes.

                              “Fiona: Yes. But, I don’t understand. I’m supposed to be beautiful.

                              “Shrek: But you are beautiful. ”

                              – Shrek

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                                16. Love makes the simplest thing you do absolutely magical.

                                “Well, 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. I knew it the very first time I touched her. It was like coming home… only to no home I’d ever known… I was just taking her hand to help her out of a car and I knew. It was like… magic.” – Sam Baldwin, Sleepless in Seattle

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                                  17. You can’t put a name to the feeling once you experience it, but you know, with certainty, that you are in love.

                                  “This kind of certainty comes but once in a lifetime.” – Robert Kincaid, The Bridges of Madison County

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                                    18. Love is strong enough to continue beyond loss, hatred, or the grave.

                                    “If the people we love are stolen from us, the way to have them live on is to never stop loving them. Buildings burn, people die, but real love is forever.” – Sarah, The Crow

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                                      19. You don’t have to be extremely rich or famous to experience the beauty of this feeling.

                                      “I am nothing special; just a common man with common thoughts, and I’ve led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten. But in one respect I have succeeded as gloriously as anyone who’s ever lived: I’ve loved another with all my heart and soul; and to me, this has always been enough.” – Noah Calhoun, The Notebook

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                                        20. It isn’t made to be practical or logical, it’s made to be spontaneous, regardless of the consequences.

                                        “As for you, my galvanized friend, you want a heart. You don’t know how lucky you are not to have one. Hearts will never be practical until they can be made unbreakable.” – The Wizard, The Wizard of Oz

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                                          21. Use more of your heart to love the ones around you.

                                          “You know how they say we only use 10 percent of our brains? I think we only use 10 percent of our hearts.” – John Beckwith, Wedding Crashers

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                                            22. Sometimes you have to sacrifice yourself for the ones you love.

                                            “Some people are worth melting for. – Olaf, Frozen

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                                              23. Love isn’t always safe a journey, but it’s strong enough to secure a safe landing.

                                              “That’s what people do. They leap and hope to God they can fly. Because otherwise, we just drop like a rock, wondering the whole way down, ‘Why in the hell did I jump?’ But here I am, Sarah, falling. And there’s only one person that makes me feel like I can fly. That’s you.” – Alex Hitch, Hitch

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                                                24. When you’re in love, it’s like you’re given a new chance at life.

                                                “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, When Harry Met Sally

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                                                  25. Love is always with you to cure the lonely moments.

                                                  “When I’m with you, I don’t feel so alone.” – Hercules

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                                                    What Makes People Happy? 20 Secrets of “Always Happy” People

                                                    What Makes People Happy? 20 Secrets of “Always Happy” People

                                                    Some people just seem to float through life with a relentless sense of happiness – through the toughest of times, they’re unfazed and aloof, stopping to smell the roses and drinking out of a glass half full.

                                                    They may not have much to be happy about, but the simplicity behind that fact itself may make them happy.

                                                    It’s all a matter of perspective, conscious effort and self-awareness. Listed below are a number of reasons why some people are always happy.

                                                    1. They Manage Their Expectations

                                                    They’re not crushed when they don’t get what they want – or misled into expecting to get the most out of every situation. They approach every situation pragmatically, hoping for the best but being prepared for the worst.

                                                    2. They Don’t Set Unrealistic Standards

                                                    Similar to the last point, they don’t live their lives in a constant pursuit towards impossible visions of perfection, only to always find themselves falling short of what they want.

                                                    3. They Don’t Take Anything for Granted

                                                    Happiness rests with feeling fulfilled – those who fail to stop and appreciate what they have every now and again will never experience true fulfillment.

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                                                    4. They’re Not Materialistic

                                                    There are arguing viewpoints on whether or not money can really buy happiness; if it can, then we know from experience that we can never be satisfied because there will always be something newer or better that we want. Who has ever had enough money?

                                                    5. They Don’t Dwell

                                                    They don’t sweat the small things or waste time worrying about things that don’t really matter at the end of the day. They don’t let negative thoughts latch onto them and drain them or distract them. Life’s too short to worry.

                                                    6. They Care About Themselves First

                                                    They’re independent, care for themselves and understand that they must put their needs first in order to accommodate the needs of others.

                                                    They indulge, aim to get what they want, make time for themselves and are extremely self-reliant.

                                                    7. They Enjoy the Little Things

                                                    They stop to smell the roses. They’re accustomed to find serenity when it’s available, to welcome entertainment or a stimulating discussion with a stranger when it crosses their path. They don’t overlook the small things in life that can be just as important.

                                                    8. They Can Adapt

                                                    They’re not afraid of change and they work to make the most out of new circumstances, good or bad. They thrive under pressure, are not overwhelmed easily and always embrace a change of pace.

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                                                    9. They Experiment

                                                    They try new things, experience new flavors and never shy away from something they have yet to experience. They never order twice from the same menu.

                                                    10. They Take Their Time

                                                    They don’t unnecessarily rush through life. They work on their own schedule to the extent that they can and maneuver through life at their own relaxing pace.

                                                    11. They Employ Different Perspectives

                                                    They’re not stuck in one perspective; a loss can result in a new opportunity, hitting rock bottom can mean that there’s no where to go but up.

                                                    12. They Seek to Learn

                                                    Their constant pursuit of knowledge keeps them inspired and interested in life. They cherish information and are on a life-long quest to learn as much as they can.

                                                    13. They Always Have a Plan

                                                    They don’t find themselves drifting without purpose. When something doesn’t go as planned, they have a plan for every letter in the alphabet to fall back on.

                                                    14. They Give Respect to Get It

                                                    They are respectful and, in turn, are seen as respectable; the respect they exude earns them the respect they deserve.

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                                                    15. They Consider Every Opportunity

                                                    They always have their eyes open for a new road, a new avenue worth exploring. They know how to recognize opportune moments and pounce on them to make the most of every situation. Success is inevitable for them.

                                                    16. They Always Seek to Improve

                                                    Perpetual self-improvement is the key towards their ongoing thirst for success. Whatever it is they do, they take pride in getting better and better, from social interactions to mundane tasks. Their pursuit at being the best eventually materializes.

                                                    17. They Don’t Take Life Too Seriously

                                                    They’re not ones to get offended easily over-analyze or complicate matters. They laugh at their own faults and misfortunes.

                                                    18. They Live in the Moment

                                                    They don’t live for tomorrow or dwell on what may have happened yesterday. Every day is a new opportunity, a new chapter. They live in the now, and in doing so, get the most out of every moment.

                                                    You can learn how to do so too: How to Live in the Moment and Stop Worrying About the Past or Future

                                                    19. They Say Yes

                                                    Much more often than they say no. They don’t have to be badgered to go out, don’t shy away from new opportunities or anything that may seem inconvenient.

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                                                    20. They’re Self-Aware

                                                    Most important, they’re wholly aware of themselves. They self-reflect and are conscious of their states of mind. If somethings bothering them, they fix it.

                                                    We’re all susceptible to feeling down every now and again, but we are all equipped with the necessary solutions that just have to be discovered.

                                                    Lack of confidence, inability to feel fulfilled, and susceptibility to stress are all matters that can be controlled through the way we handle our lives and perceive our circumstances.

                                                    Learn about How Self-Reflection Gives You a Happier and More Successful Life.

                                                    Final Thoughts

                                                    The main philosophy employed by the happiest includes the idea that life’s simply too short: life’s too short to let things get you down, to take things for granted, to pursue absolute and unrealistic perfection.

                                                    For some, employing these characteristics is a second nature – they do it without knowing. For others, a conscious effort must be put forth every now and again. Self-Awareness is key.

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