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Photo by Michael Bambino Photography

I need some help.

I am looking for a list of movie quotes from geeky/nerdy movies that deal with love.

I have all the Princess Bride ones!

– Jennifer

So say we all!

Slogging through traditional love quotes can be taxing, especially when you just want something that tingles that geek-loving robot heart of yours.

We root for the geeky underdog to get the girl and hope the battle over evil ends in a big snog.

And we need something relatable for our ceremony readings, invitation wording, and pop culture-filled vows, right?

You demand nerdy romance, funny vow ideas, and swashbuckling toast fodder from movies, TV, and a few books? As you wish…


I will never leave you. That's a promise. – Ripley

Lord of the Rings

The world is indeed full of peril and in it there are many dark places. But still there is much that is fair. And though in all lands, love is now mingled with grief, it still grows, perhaps, the greater. – Haldir

I would rather share one lifetime with you than face all the ages of this world alone. – Arwen

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

When I say, ‘I love you,' it's not because I want you or because I can't have you. It has nothing to do with me. I love what you are, what you do, how you try. I've seen your kindness and your strength. I've seen the best and the worst of you. And I understand with perfect clarity exactly what you are. You're a hell of a woman. You're the one. –Spike to Buffy (Spuffy for life!)

Let me tell you something: when it's dark and I'm all alone and I'm scared or freaked out or whatever, I always think, ‘What would Buffy do?' You're my hero. Okay, sometimes when it's dark and I'm all alone I think, ‘What is Buffy wearing?' – Xander to Buffy


You have the ring. And I see that your Schwartz is as big as mine. Now, let's see how well you handle it. – Dark Helmet

Napoleon Dynamite (for maximum impact, sing it)

Why do you love me? Why do you need me? Always and forever. We met in a chat room — now our love can fully bloom. Sure, the World Wide Web is great, but you, you make me salivate. Yes, I love technology, but not as much as you, you see. But I still love technology… always and forever. Our love is like a flock of doves flying up to heaven above. Always and forever.


Love. You can learn all the math in the ‘verse… but you take a boat in the air that you don't love… she'll shake you off just as sure as the turn of the worlds. Love keeps her in the air when she ought to fall down… tells you she's hurting before she keels. Makes her a home. – Malcolm Reynolds


Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together… mass hysteria! – Dr. Peter Venkman

We came, we saw, we kicked its ass. – Dr. Peter Venkman

Do you believe in UFOs, astral projections, mental telepathy, ESP, clairvoyance, spirit photography, telekinetic movement, full trance mediums, the Loch Ness monster and the theory of Atlantis? – Janine

I am the keymaster.
I am the gatekeeper.
(Then kiss.)

Harry Potter

Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. – Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows (also Matthew 6:21)

Dumbledore watched her fly away, and as her silvery glow faded he turned back to Snape, and his eyes were full of tears.
‘After all this time?
‘Always,' said Snape.
– J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Doctor Who

I'm going to pull time apart for you. – Amy Pond

Do you wanna come with me? ‘Cause if you do, then I should warn you — you're gonna see all sorts of things. Ghosts from the past. Aliens from the future. The day the Earth died in a ball of flame. It won't be quiet, it won't be safe, and it won't be calm. But I'll tell you what it will be: the trip of a lifetime! – The Ninth Doctor

Back to the Future

I'm your density. I mean, your destiny. – George McFly

Stardust, Neil Gaiman

Every lover is, in his heart, a madman, and, in his head, a minstrel. – Tristran

You know when I said I knew little about love? That wasn't true. I know a lot about love. I've seen it, centuries and centuries of it, and it was the only thing that made watching your world bearable. All those wars — pain, lies, hate… It made me want to turn away and never look down again. But when I see the way that mankind loves… you could search to the furthest reaches of the universe and never find anything more beautiful. So yes, I know that love is unconditional. But I also know that it can be unpredictable, unexpected, uncontrollable, unbearable, and strangely easy to mistake for loathing, and… what I'm trying to say, Tristran is… I think I love you. Is this love, Tristran? I never imagined I'd know it for myself. My heart… it feels like my chest can barely contain it. Like it's trying to escape because it doesn't belong to me any more. It belongs to you. And if you wanted it, I'd wish for nothing in exchange: no gifts, no goods, no demonstrations of devotion. Nothing but knowing you loved me too. Just your heart, in exchange for mine. – Yvaine to Tristran

The X-Files

It seems to me that the best relationships, the ones that last, are frequently the ones that are rooted in friendship. You know, one day you look at the person and you see something more than you did the night before. Like a switch has been flicked somewhere. And the person who was just a friend is… suddenly the only person you can ever imagine yourself with. – Dana Scully

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, Douglas Adams

Let us think the unthinkable, let us do the undoable, let us prepare to grapple with the ineffable itself, and see if we may not eff it after all.

Robin Hood: Men in Tights

Tell everyone that when the day is out we shall have a wedding. Or a hanging. Either way, we're gonna have a lot of fun, huh? – Prince John

Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World

I'm in lesbians with you. – Scott

When I'm around you, I kind of feel like I'm on drugs. Not that I do drugs. Unless you do drugs, in which case I do them all the time. – Scott

The Nightmare Before Christmas

My dearest friend, If you don't mind, I'd like to join you by your side. Where we could gaze into the stars, and sit together, now and forever. For it is plain as anyone could see, we're simply meant to be. – Jack

The Princess Bride (I had to include it!)

Death cannot stop true love. It can only delay it a little while. – Westley

That day, she was amazed to discover that when he was saying ‘As you wish,' what he meant was, ‘I love you.' And even more amazing was the day she realized she truly loved him back. – Grandfather

Westley: Hear this now: I will always come for you.
Buttercup: But how can you be sure?
Westley: This is true love — you think this happens every day?

True love is the greatest thing, in the world-except for a nice MLT — mutton, lettuce and tomato sandwich, where the mutton is nice and lean and the tomato is ripe. – Miracle Max

And the classic:

Star Wars

I love you.
I know. – Han to Leia (AND Leia to Han)

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Comments on 30 geek movie love quotes

  1. Ahhh thanks for this!! I’ve been trying to compile a lot of awesome quotes for our centerpieces and this was really helpful.

  2. These are awesome! I only wished I had them a couple of months ago when I made our photo guest book, though I did use the Mal one. Oh well, maybe I can use them somewhere else…

  3. It’s not *exactly* a love quote on its own, but for visual effect, I’m going to be using it on my programs.

    It’s the Legend of Zelda health heart image and it’s captioned “It’s Dangerous Out There! Take This!” Depending on exactly how you’re going to be using the quotes, this could work nicely

    • Agh, sorry! I can’t let this one go by … the quote is “It’s dangerous to go alone! Take this.”

      A friend made an awesome little Zelda cross-stitch for me along the same lines. It had the pixel image of one of the original game fairies with the heart health bar underneath it, and it said “You fill my hearts!”

      I love the idea of using something like that in the programs!

      • That’s just me being at work — I have the right one at home, I swear! haha

        But, yeah, it’s going on it!

  4. I love this. One to add:
    “You are my sun, my moon, my starlight sky. Without you, I dwell in darkness. I love you! Your power has enchanted me, I stand helpless against it. Come to me, now. Tonight, let me worship you in my arms. I love you!” Madmartigan to Sorcha

  5. Aghhh, my favourite geeky obsession is sadly under represented! Here are a couple of my favourites from the Hunger Games trilogy:

    “Remember, we’re madly in love, so it’s all right to kiss me anytime you feel like it.”
    – Peeta, The Hunger Games

    “Did you love Annie right away, Finnick?” I ask.
    “No.” A long time passes before he adds, “She crept up on me.”
    – Katniss and Finnick, Mockingjay

    And suddenly, it’s as if there’s no one in the world but these two, crashing through space to reach each other. They collide, enfold, lose their balance, and slam against a wall, where they stay. Clinging into one being. Indivisible. A pang of jealousy hits me. Not for either Finnick or Annie but for their certainty. No one seeing them could doubt their love.
    – Mockingjay

    “You love me. Real or not real?”
    I tell him, “Real.”
    – Peeta and Katniss, Mockingjay

  6. because a little ‘happily ever after’ never hurt:

    “Mr. Wonka: “Don’t forget what happened to the man who suddenly got everything he wanted.”
    Charlie Bucket: “What happened?”
    Mr. Wonka: “He lived happily ever after.”
    – Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory/ willie wonka and the chocolate factory

  7. I was watching Juno this weekend and I love this quote…

    Juno: I need to know that it’s possible for two people to stay happy together forever.

    Mr. MacGuff: Well, it’s not easy, that’s for sure. And I don’t have the best track record in the world, I know. But your step-mother and I have been married for ten years now and I’m proud to say that we are very happy. Look, in my opinion the best thing you can do is find a person who loves you for exactly what you are. Good mood, bad mood, ugly, pretty, handsome, what-have-you. The right person is still going to think the sun shines out of your ass. That’s the kind of person that’s worth sticking with.”

  8. I can’t believe this Doctor Who one wasn’t in there! From “The Girl Who Waited”:

    “You know when sometimes you meet someone so beautiful and then you actually talk to them and five minutes later they’re as dull as a brick? Then there’s other people, when you meet them you think, “Not bad. They’re okay.” And then you get to know them and… and their face just sort of becomes them. Like their personality’s written all over it. And they just turn into something so beautiful. Rory’s the most beautiful man I’ve ever met.”

    • Came to the comments to make sure this one was here! One of my favorite quotes from Doctor Who!

    • My friends totally used this in their ceremony this weekend. The groom’s vows were almost entirely movie quotes and it was geektacular.

  9. It doesn’t fit the criteria of vows or geekness (unless you count my obsession with the show), but when we were writing our own ceremony (plans were nixed), we were going to have a friend start out by reciting the part Joey Tribianni was going to say at Monica and Chandler’s wedding on FRIENDS.

    “We are gathered here today on this joyous occasion to celebrate the special love that Tina and Marko share. It is a love based on giving and receiving. As well as having and sharing. And the love that they give and have is shared and received. And through this having and giving and sharing and receiving. We too can share and love and have and receive…When I think of the love that these two givers and receivers share, I can not help but envy the lifetime ahead of having and loving and giving and receiving.

    • If I was a guest and this happened at a wedding, I wouldn’t be able to control my laughter. I love Joey!

    • I, too, am obsessed with this show (have all 10 seasons and watch them religiously), and the beginning of my vows are what Monica says to Chandler, with some minor adjustments. I could totally see us having this at our wedding! I actually want this haha!

  10. The Serenity quote will always be my absolute favorite. Actually, I only read this post because once I saw the title I wanted to be sure that quote was on the list. lol

    • My friend’s mom read that quote at his wedding. Combined with the joy of seeing him and his wife(!) finally get married, I was so happy I could barely contain myself!

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