Photo by Michael Bambino Photography
Photo by Michael Bambino Photography
Hello!

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…

Aliens

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

Spaceballs

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.

Serenity

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

Ghostbusters

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)

MOAR quotes and readings advice, my precious:

Dork out with me and let us know what I missed!

Comments on 30 geek movie love quotes

  1. Because my guy and I are fans of Tolkien, we’re using a few of his lines from the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings.

    “I’m looking for someone to share an adventure that I’m arranging.” – Gandalf from The Hobbit

    “And he lived happily ever after, until the end of his days.” – Bilbo in The Fellowship of The Ring

    Not quite the most romantic, but definitely fitting for our needs and wants.

  2. Another good Doctor Who quote.

    The Doctor: I said you were the most beautiful thing I’d ever known.
    Idris/TARDIS: Then you stole me. And I stole you.
    The Doctor: I borrowed you.
    Idris: Borrowing implies the eventual intention to return the thing that was taken. What makes you think I would ever give you back?

    • I love that episode so freaking much. There’s great competition for my favorite Doctor Who episode, but that one just might take it, even from my beloved Nine.

  3. These are from books, not movies, but they’re all pretty romantic. I used them at my literary wedding.

    Our readings were:
    “This is for you, for both of you,” by Neil Gaiman (first line; poem is untitled)
    Darwin’s Notes of Marriage (Made When Deciding Whether or Not to Marry)

    And here are some quotations we used; guests were given quotations rather than table numbers. Somewhat more suited for literary geeks than movie geeks…but maybe workable?

    “You’re brave. You are the bravest person I know, and you are my friend. I don’t care if you are imaginary.” – Neil Gaiman, Coraline (also a movie)

    “The mere habit of learning to love is the thing.” – Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

    “Could there be finer symptoms? Is not general incivility the very essence of love?” – Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

    “‘Happy endings must come at the end of something,’ the Walrus pointed out. ‘If they happen in the middle of a story, or an adventure, or the like, all they do is cheer things up for awhile.'” – Salman Rushdie, Haroun and the Sea of Stories

    “Grief can take care of itself; but to get the full value of a joy you must have someone to divide it with.” – Mark Twain, Pudd’nhead Wilson

    “Now I didn’t know I was drawing a prize, yet that was what I did draw. Within the twelvemonth I became her worshiper; and ours was the dearest and perfectest comradeship that ever was. ” – Mark Twain, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court

    “The problem is simply finding the right person. Ask Plato. Just make sure she finishes your thoughts and you finish hers. That’s all you need.” – Elizabeth Kostova, The Swan Thieves

    “Oh, damn the man, I grumbled. Why couldn’t he just be manipulated by pretty words the way other husbands were?” – Laurie R. King, A Letter of Mary

    “I would always rather be happy than dignified.” – Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre

  4. One of my personal favorites is a Star Trek: TNG quote by Riker, to Data: “My neural pathways have become accustomed to your sensory input patterns.” Data: “I am also fond of you, Commander.”

  5. I’ve got a few more from Doctor Who:

    The Doctor: All of time and space; everywhere and anywhere; every star that ever was. Where do you want to start?

    The Doctor: There are fixed points throughout time where things must stay exactly the way they are. This is not one of them. This is an opportunity! Whatever happens here will create its own timeline, its own reality, a temporal tipping point. The future revolves around you, here, now, so do good!

    Amy: When I was a kid I had an imaginary friend. The Raggedy Doctor. My Raggedy Doctor. But he wasn’t imaginary. He was real. I remember you. I remember! I brought the others back, I can bring you home too. Raggedy Man, I remember you and you are late for my wedding! I found you. I found you with words like you knew I would. That’s why you told me the story. The brand new ancient blue box. Oh clever. Very clever. Something old. Something new. Something borrowed. Something blue.
    Rory: It’s the Doctor. How did we forget the Doctor. I was plastic…

  6. I always liked this one from Hellboy

    “I can promise you two things. One: I’ll always look this good. Two: I’ll never give up on you… ever.”

  7. Toy Story – ‘To infinity, and beyond’

    The office –
    Jim: All I know is, every time I’ve been faced with a tough decision, there’s only one thing that outweighs every other concern. One thing that will make you give up on everything you thought you knew. Every instinct, every rational calculation,
    Dwight: A virus?
    Jim: It’s Love. No matter what happens, you gotta forget about all the other stuff. You’ve gotta forget about logic and fear and doubt. You’ve just gotta do everything you can, to get to the one woman who’s gonna make all this worth it. At the end of the day, you’ve got to jump.

    There’s lots more from The Office too. It’s very romantic!

  8. My gift cards read “Love makes you do the wacky” ~Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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