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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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                                                    12 Things You Should Remember When Feeling Lost in Life

                                                    12 Things You Should Remember When Feeling Lost in Life

                                                    Even the most charismatic people you know, whether in person or celebrities of some sort, experience days where they feel lost in life and isolated from everyone else.

                                                    While it’s good to know we aren’t alone in this feeling, the question still remains:

                                                    What should we do when we feel lost and lonely?

                                                    Here are 12 things to remember:

                                                    1. Recognize That It’s Okay!

                                                    The truth is, there are times you need to be alone. If you’ve always been accustomed to being in contact with people, this may prove difficult.

                                                    However, learning how to be alone and comfortable in your own skin will give you confidence and a sense of self reliance.

                                                    We cheat ourselves out of the opportunity to become self reliant when we look for constant companionship.

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                                                    2. Use Your Lost and Loneliness as a Self-Directing Guide

                                                    You’ve most likely heard the expression: “You have to know where you’ve been to know where you’re going.”

                                                    Loneliness also serves as a life signal to indicate you’re in search of something. It’s when we’re in the midst of solitude that answers come from true soul searching.

                                                    Remember, there is more to life than what you’re feeling.

                                                    3. Realize Loneliness Helps You Face the Truth

                                                    Being in the constant company of others, although comforting sometimes, can often serve as a distraction when we need to face the reality of a situation.

                                                    Solitude cuts straight to the chase and forces you to deal with the problem at hand. See it as a blessing that can serve as a catalyst to set things right!

                                                    4. Be Aware That You Have More Control Than You Think

                                                    Typically, when we see ourselves as being lost or lonely, it gives us an excuse to view everything we come in contact with in a negative light. It lends itself to putting ourselves in the victim mode, when the truth of the matter is that you choose your attitude in every situation.

                                                    No one can force a feeling upon you! It is YOU who has the ultimate say as to how you choose to react.

                                                    5. Embrace the Freedom That the Feeling of Being Alone Can Offer

                                                    Instead of wallowing in self pity, which many are prone to do because of loneliness, try looking at your circumstance as a new-found freedom.

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                                                    Most people are in constant need of approval of their viewpoints. Try enjoying the fact that  you don’t need everyone you care about to support your decisions.

                                                    6. Acknowledge the Person You Are Now

                                                    Perhaps you feel a sense of loneliness and confusion because your life circumstances have taken you away from the persona that others know to be you.

                                                    Perhaps the new you differs radically from the old. Realize that life is about change and how we react to that change. It’s okay that you’re not who you used to be.

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                                                    7. Keep Striving to Do Your Best

                                                    Often those who are feeling isolated and unto themselves will develop a defeatist attitude. They’ll do substandard work because their self esteem is low and they don’t care.

                                                    Never let this feeling take away your sense of worth! Do your best always and when you come through this dark time, others will admire how you stayed determined in spite of the obstacles you had to overcome.

                                                    And to live your best life, you must do this ONE thing: step out of your comfort zone.

                                                    8. Don’t Forget That Time Is Precious

                                                    When we’re lost in a sea of loneliness and depression, it’s all too easy to reflect on regrets of past life events. This does nothing but feed negativity and perpetuate the situation.

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                                                    Instead of falling prey to this common pitfall, put one foot in front of the other and acknowledge every positive step you take. By doing this, you can celebrate the struggles you overcome at the end of the day.

                                                    9. Remember, Things Happen for a Reason

                                                    Every circumstance we encounter in our life is designed to teach us and that lesson is in turn passed on to others.

                                                    Sometimes we’re fortunate enough to figure out the lesson to be learned, while other times, we simply need to have faith that if the lesson wasn’t meant directly for us to learn from, how we handled it was observed by someone who needed to learn.

                                                    Your solitude and feeling of lost, in this instance, although painful possibly, may be teaching someone else.

                                                    10. Journal During This Time

                                                    Record your thoughts when you’re at the height of loneliness and feeling lost. You’ll be amazed when you reflect back at how you viewed things at the time and how far you’ve come later.

                                                    This time (if recorded) can give you a keen insight into who you are and what makes you feel the way you feel.

                                                    11. Remember You Aren’t the First to Feel This Way

                                                    It’s quite common to feel as if we’re alone and no one else has ever felt this way before. We think this because at the time of our distress, we’re silently observing others around us who are seemingly fine in every way.

                                                    The truth is, we can’t possibly know the struggles of those around us unless they elect to share them. We ALL have known this pain!

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                                                    Try confiding in someone you trust and ask them how they deal with these feelings when they experienced it. You may be surprised at what you learn.

                                                    12. Ask for Help If the Problem Persists

                                                    The feeling of being lost and lonely is common to everyone, but typically it will last for a relatively short period of time.

                                                    Most people will confess to, at one time or another, being in a “funk.” But if the problem persists longer than you feel it should, don’t ignore it.

                                                    When your ability to reason and consider things rationally becomes impaired, do not poo poo the problem away and think it isn’t worthy of attention. Seek medical help.

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                                                    Final Thoughts

                                                    Loneliness and a sense of feeling lost can in many ways be extremely painful and difficult to deal with at best. However, these feelings can also serve as a catalyst for change in our lives if we acknowledge them and act.

                                                    Above anything, cherish your mental well being and don’t underestimate its worth. Seek professional guidance if you’re unable to distinguish between a sense of freedom for yourself and a sense of despair.

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