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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.

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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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                                                    7 Signs of an Unhappy Relationship That Makes You Feel Stuck

                                                    7 Signs of an Unhappy Relationship That Makes You Feel Stuck

                                                    Relationships are complicated and when you’re unhappy, it can be difficult to tell what’s causing it and what needs to change.

                                                    Sometimes it’s as easy as opening up to your partner about your problems, while other times it may be necessary to switch partners or roll solo to get your mind straight.

                                                    When you’re in the thick of things, it can be difficult to tell if you’re unhappy in your relationship or just unhappy in general (in which case, a relationship may be just the cure you need).

                                                    Here’re signs of an unhappy relationship that is possibly making you feel stuck:

                                                    1. You’re depressed about your home life.

                                                    No matter what you do in life, you’re going to have good and bad days. Your relationship is no different.

                                                    However, no matter what you’re going through at home, you have to feel comfortable in your own home.

                                                    If you constantly dread going home because your significant other is there, there’s a problem. Maybe it’s something you already know about, everyone has an argument or just needs some alone time.

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                                                    When that yearning to be alone becomes an insatiable obsession over the course of months and years, it’s time to realize you’re not the exception to the rule.

                                                    You’re unhappy in your relationship, and you need to take a look in the mirror and do whatever it takes to make yourself smile.

                                                    2. You aren’t comfortable being yourself.

                                                    Remember all those things you discovered about yourself when you first got together? The way your partner made you feel when you met that made you fall in love with him or her in the first place.

                                                    If they don’t make you feel that way anymore, it’s not the end of the world. If your partner makes you uncomfortable about being you, then her or she is only dragging you down. It’s up to you to decide how to handle that.

                                                    You need to be comfortable with who you are. This means being comfortable in your skin and with the way you walk, talk, look, breath, move, and all the other things that make you uniquely you.

                                                    If the person who supposedly loves you doesn’t make you feel good about yourself, know that you can do better. They’re not even one in a billion.

                                                    3. You can’t stop snooping.

                                                    Mutual trust is necessary in any relationship. The only way to get that trust is with respect.

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                                                    I can find you anywhere online, no matter how private and secure you think you are. The odds of you having a password I can’t crack are slim. If we’ve met in person, I could install a remote key logger on your device without even touching it.

                                                    Finding your information online hardly takes a clandestine organization. Any idiot with a Wi-Fi-enabled device can cyberstalk you. I’m just the only idiot in the village admitting it.

                                                    So now that we know everyone snoops, it’s time to address your personal habits. Governments snoop because they don’t trust us. If you’re snooping on your partner, it’s because you don’t trust them.

                                                    It’s ok to have doubts, and it’s perfectly normal to look into anything that looks weird, but keep in mind that data collection is only half of an investigation.

                                                    If you find yourself constantly snooping and questioning everything, clearly there’s a trust issue and the relationship likely needs to end.

                                                    4. You’re afraid of commitment.

                                                    If you’ve been dating longer than a year and you aren’t engaged, it’s never going to happen.

                                                    Commitment is important. People will come up with a million ways to describe why they can’t be committed.

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                                                    No matter who you are if you like it, you need to put a ring on it. Find an engagement ring, stick a gemstone in it and marry the person. If you’re not legally able to get married or you don’t believe in it for one reason or another, have a child (or adopt one, however you’re able to) or treat your partner’s family like your own. It’s a huge financial and mental commitment.

                                                    If you’re not ready for one or the other after some time, don’t waste anymore of your precious life on the relationship.

                                                    Your relationship should be something that propels you forward. If it’s not going anywhere, make it an open relationship and call it what it is—dating multiple people.

                                                    5. You imagine a happier life without your partner.

                                                    If all you’re doing is imagining a happier life without your partner, it’s a sign that you’re in the wrong relationship. You’re unhappy and you need to get out.

                                                    Your partner should be included in your dreams. There’s nothing wrong with wanting a future with someone.

                                                    Try to remember what you dreamed of before you got your heart broken by the realities of life, love and the pursuit of human success.

                                                    Remember when you would crush on that cute kid in class? You would secretly imagine marrying him or her and going on an adventure—that’s the way life should be.

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                                                    If you’re not at least imagining adventures together, then why are you in that relationship?

                                                    6. You resent, rather than love your partner.

                                                    When a relationship starts to crumble, you begin to resent your partner for all the things you once loved about him or her.

                                                    When you’ve reached this point, your partner has reached at least No. 2 on this list. From your partner’s perspective, your unhappiness with them is picked up as bashing them for being who they are.

                                                    If you’re both unhappy in the relationship, it’s better if it ends as quickly and painlessly as possible.

                                                    7. You chase past feelings.

                                                    It’s okay to reminisce about the past, but if all you do is wish things were like they used to be, it’s a sign you’re not on the right path.

                                                    You’re unhappy and, at the very least, you need to have an open dialogue about it. This isn’t necessarily a sign that the relationship should end, but it definitely needs a spark.

                                                    When you talk to your partner candidly about what it is you’re looking for, you never know how they’ll react. The risk alone is worth it, good or bad.

                                                    Final thoughts

                                                    If you’re feeling stuck in your current relationship, it’s time to reflect about it with your partner. Don’t ignore these signs of an unhappy relationship as they will slowly go worse and harm both you and your partner in long-term.

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