We all love a good rom-com, whether or not you’re willing to admit it out loud. While there are so many out there to choose from, we all know that some are totally hilarious and heartfelt, and some are pretty cringe-worthy and are absolute train-wrecks.
In case you’re someone who gets all of their relationship advice from these popular flicks, we thought we’d make a guide of wisdom from this lovely and comedic genre. For your next search for love and wisdom, here are 10 of the quotes from your favorite romantic comedies. Prepare to get sappy.
10 Rest of Your Life
“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
This classic 1989 rom-com can hardly get any more iconic. Directed by Rob Reiner, we know you’ve watched this Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan flick. This is our favorite friends-to-more-than-friends flick, and this quote totally sums up all our feels. This wholesome movie is the epitome of the genre, and we all want a best friend kind of love like this.
9 Being Alive
“I am here and I am looking at her. And she is so beautiful. I can see it. This one moment when you know you’re not a sad story. You are alive, and you stand up and see the lights on the buildings and everything that makes you wonder.
– The Perks of Being a Wallflower
This isn’t your typical romantic film, but we think the wisdom in this flick would be a shame not to include. There’s a lot of depth to this movie, but at its very core is youth, love, and freedom. This description is poetic and stunning, and we all deserve a man like this in our life. Of course, Logan Lerman and Emma Watson are beautiful.
8 Catching Up
“Thank you, I love you. I knew it the minute I met you. I’m sorry it took so long for me to catch up.”
– Silver Linings Playbook
Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence really prove that love conquers all in this hilarious, different, and totally heartfelt film. This Oscar nominee is actually pretty critically acclaimed, but this quote definitely cut our hearts deep. Their romance is definitely one of the best of the genre.
“If you’re a bird, I’m a bird.”
– The Notebook
We don’t need to tell you that this film is probably one of the main features of this genre. Of course, we’re obsessed with Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling, and there were honestly A LOT of quotes to pick from this flick. Whether or not you get it, we have to admit we kind of love Ryan admitting that he’d be a bird, too.
6 The Scariest Thing
“Here’s the deal. I love you. I know I do, because I’ve never been so scared in my entire life, and I once shared an elevator with Saddam Hussein. Just me and Saddam, and this is way scarier. I love you.”
– Long Shot
This is a fairly new addition to the genre, and definitely takes a more comedic and wild take, starring Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen. Of course, this quote is pretty hilarious, but it’s also incredibly sweet. These two are telling us how love is scary, but it’s supposed to be exactly that.
5 If We Never Met
“I think I’d miss you even if we’d never met.”
– The Wedding Date
This is another classic film from the 2000s, and we love Dermot Mulroney and Debra Messing. We love weddings, and we especially love them when it’s part of a train-wreck that turns into a cute romance. This statement definitely has us swooning, and we could only hope to find a love this pure.
4 What is Love?
“Love is patient, love is kind, love means slowly losing your mind.”
– 27 Dresses
We know you’re obsessed with Katherine Heigl and James Marsden, and this movie likely had you cringing and laughing the whole way through. However, it definitely also stole our hearts, and this little rhyme gave us all the feels. If this quote ain’t the truth, we don’t think we know what love is.
3 Whatever You Are
“In my opinion, the best thing you can do is find someone who loves you for exactly what you are. Good mood, bad mood, ugly, pretty, handsome, what have you.”
We love this quote because it isn’t poetic, and it’s not even super romantic, but it’s totally wholesome and pure. This teenage romantic comedy stars Ellen Page and Michael Cera, and we honestly love this movie more than words can say. It isn’t the tied-in-a-pretty-bow ending you usually get from this genre, but this love quote is totally honest and sweet.
2 Falling Asleep
“I fell in love the way you fall asleep; slowly, and then all at once.”
– The Fault in Our Stars
This is probably our favorite teen romance flick, and we’re not taking any arguments against it. Again, this was definitely a movie that was a struggle to pick just one quote from. However, we think everyone can relate to this one, and it’s a sweet and pure description of falling in love. Ansel Elgort and Shailene Woodley definitely teach us what young love is, and how it conquers all.
1 Every Part of You
“You make me happy. Even when you’re awful, I would rather be with you, even the you that you seem to think is diminished, than with anyone else in the world.”
– Me Before You
This is also a fairly new flick, and stars Sam Clafin and Emilia Clarke. This movie is stunning, and these two are kind of totally adorable. We know we love to say that ‘if you can’t love me at my worst, you don’t deserve me at my best’, right? Well, this version of that is way sweeter, and it is definitely the epitome of romance and love.