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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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  1. My fav Doctor Who quote: “One may tolerate a world of demons for the sake of an angel.”

  2. My favorite wedding scene from a tv show is from Numb3rs and is the perfect amount of geeky and utterly beautiful:

    “At the request of the bride and groom, I’ll keep my remarks short and not technical. Well, as you all know, the four fundamental forces of physics: electromagnetism, strong nuclear interaction, weak nuclear interaction, and gravity.

    (Colby Granger – So I wonder what the technical version sounds like?)

    (Dr. Larry Fleinhardt – I heard that.)

    We’ve been talking here about the forces that bind the universe. But what binds humans? Love.

    Powerful in small spaces, yet with profound effect on distance. Love defies time, outliving both its source, and its object. Love is faster than light, for light requires time in order to travel through space. But love reaches its object instantaneously.

    Love journeys forever, into infinity. And it’s here, binding together two lives.

    Can we have the rings? Symbolic of eternity, and rendered in a beautiful element.

    Amita Ramanujan, do you take Charles Edward Eppes to be your husband? (Yes, I do.) Charles Edward Eppes, do you take Amita Ramanujan to be your wife? (I do.)

    I pronounce you: husband and wife.”

  3. We had the We are One from Babylon 5 amended slightly and the story of the Klingon Heart from Star Trek DS9 also amended slightly

    The Universe speaks in many languages, but only one voice.
    The language is not English or Vulcan or Welsh or Minbari.
    It is not Wookie or Canadian or Ewok or Spanish.

    It speaks in the language of hope. It speaks in the language of trust.
    It speaks in the language of strength, and the language of compassion.
    It is the language of the heart and the language of the soul.
    But always it is the same voice.

    It is the voice of our ancestors speaking through us.
    And the voice of our inheritors waiting to be born.
    It is the small, still voice that says we are One.
    No matter the blood, no matter the skin, No matter the world, no matter the star,
    We are One.

    No matter the pain, no matter the darkness, No matter the loss, no matter the fear.
    We are One.

    Here, gathered together in common cause
    We agree to recognize this singular truth and this singular rule: That we must be kind to one another.
    Because each voice enriches us and ennobles us, And each voice lost diminishes us.
    We are the voice of the universe, the soul of creation, The fire that will light
    the way to a better future.
    We are One.

    “With fire and steel the Klingon heart was forged. So fiercely did it beat, so loud was the sound, that they cried, ‘On this day we have brought forth the strongest heart. None can stand before it without trembling at its strength.

    But then the Klingon heart weakened, its steady rhythm faltered and they said, ‘Why do you weaken so? We have made you the strongest.’
    And the heart said… ‘I am alone.’

    And they knew that they had erred. So they went back to their forge and brought forth another heart.

    But the second heart beat stronger than the first, and the first was jealous of its power. Fortunately, the second heart was tempered by wisdom.
    ‘If we join together, no force can stop us.’

    And when the two hearts began to beat together, they filled the heavens with a terrible sound. For the first time, they knew fear. They tried to flee, but it was too late. The Klingon hearts destroyed the ones who created them. To this very day, no one can oppose the beating of two Klingon hearts.”

  4. I’m a little late to the party, but for my wedding I’ll be writing quotes on everyone’s place card (which will actually be Mario Bros ? Boxes, not cards).
    Here are some of my favourites:

    From Futurama:
    “I moved the stars themselves to write her a love note in the sky.”

    “He’s bluffing! No creature would willingly make an idiot out of itself!”
    “Obviously you’ve never been in love.”

    From Terminator:

    “And maybe it’ll be enough if you know that in the few hours we had together we loved a lifetime’s worth.”

    And from Doctor Who (Tenth Doctor)

    “So the year 5 billion the sun expands, the Earth gets roasted.”
    “That was our first date.”
    “We had chips!”

    “How long are you going to stay with me?”

    And many more, including some of the ones mentioned above 🙂

  5. These were my vows for my wedding in November.
    I tried to include something that we both loved, and that we both had a interest in. All the references turned out being super awesome 🙂 I said a little sappy bit before this, about how much i love him etc etc, and then this..

    I want you to know that if I had the choice between hanging around with anyone in the entire world or staying at home eating pizza and watching a crappy T.V show with you, I’d choose you every time. (* This is what JD says to Elliot in Scrubs the first time he tells her he loves her*)
    I would rather share one lifetime with you, than face all the ages of this world alone. (*Arwen to Aragorn in The Lord of The Rings*)
    I wanted to say something less sentimental that really reflected us. So, I thought that all our favorite movies, T.V shows, romances, and interests could help me.
    So with all that said, I vow these things to you:

    I promise to be the Rachel to your Ross, (*friends)
    The Carla to your Turk, (*Scrubs)
    Your light of Eärendil the dark (*Lord of The Rings)
    And to always do your dirty work.

    I vow to always be your fireball
    And to be someone you can bet on,
    I promise well be just like Will Turner
    To his Elizabeth Swan. (*Pirates of the Caribbean)

    I promise to always protect you
    And to always be silly,
    I promise to always love you
    Just like Snape loves Lilly. (*Harry Potter)

    I vow to always give you my leftovers
    And to cook and tidy when your sick,
    I promise to lift you up like a clean, (*Weightlifting, as in Clean & Jerk)
    And be the Lori to your Rick. (*The Walking Dead)

    I promise to beat you in Mortal Kombat
    Mainly because you suck,
    But ill always be the princess Peach to your Mario (*Mario Bros.)
    And the Blair Waldorf to her Chuck. (Gossip Girl)

    I’ll try to split the bills
    Although I shouldn’t be promising anything rash,
    But well stick together just like Kermit and marbles (Jenna Marbles Dogs)
    And Pikachu to Ash. (*Pokemon)

    I promise to always make time for you
    Even when were really busy,
    Because just like a pre-workout
    You still make me dizzy.

    I promise to never break your heart
    And never leave you alone,
    I promise you’ll never falter or crack
    Just like a Nokia phone.

    I know that well fight
    And I know I can be Lego-sharp,
    But today and forever
    I give you my heart.

  6. From the original Addams Family tv show:
    MORTICIA [recalling the day she met Gomez]: I’ll never forget that day. The sun was shining, the birds were singing…
    GOMEZ: I knew we were in for trouble.

  7. NOOOOO not the creepy Snape quote! How does it get by so many people that it was one-sided, creepy, and selfish of him to try and MAKE Lily love him, even after all the crap he pulled? He made his decision a long time ago when he chose the Death Eaters over his “best friend”. And it’s clearly shown in the book too! (Even though Rowling totally had Harry name his CHILD after a monstrous teacher that abused his power and his students, and didn’t even like him!)

    • Yeah, but he also accepted that he ruined all of the possibility that might have been. He was bitter and cruel and creepy to a degree, but there are people who really only connect with one person and if that fails (whether through their own fault or not) they close off that part of themselves.

      Snape loved her beyond death and submitted to torture to try to correct his mistakes. It’s not puppies and rainbows, but there is merit in his actions. He doesn’t stop loving her – even though there will be no benefit for him. The character very much reminds me of Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein, “If I cannot inspire love, then I shall inspire fear”. Snape is the immature, fearful of rejection, abused person who needs love but can’t understand that he could be loved. Basically, he came out of the box damaged goods but still managed to love someone else – no matter that he wasn’t accepted. He’s a crueler version of Ducky from Pretty in Pink.

      No call to dis someone’s love for the “Always”. Just means that they may have different experiences or read the character differently. “What is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly”.

  8. Love these! I would like to add a few from one of my favorite films Labyrinth when Jareth says ‘You turn my world you precious thing’ and of course ‘It’s only forever, not long at all!’ Will be using that as an inscription on our wedding rings 🙂

  9. I have to add this X- Files one, once described by another fan to be the equivalent of Mulder and Scully’s wedding vows:

    Mulder: Scully, I was like you once – I didn’t know who to trust. Then I… I chose another path… another life, another fate, where I found my sister. The end of my world was unrecognisable and upside down. There was one thing that remained the same. You… were my friend, and you told me the truth. Even when the world was falling apart, you were my constant… my touchstone.
    Scully: And you are mine.

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