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. We put quotes in picture frames in the middle of the tables as part of the centerpieces (along with a 3D cut out of the related icon/logo). We used “I am _ _ _ _ locked” and “Brainy is the new sexy” from Sherlock, “I’ve only got one life. I could spend it with you if you want” and “I can’t let you die without knowing you are loved. By so many and so much. But by no one more than me” from Doctor Who and “If we join together no forces can stop us” and “Caring for each other, being happy with each other, being good to each other. That’s what we call love” from Star Trek. I wanted quotes from our mutual fandoms and I didn’t want TOO much sap. I matted them in glitter card stock in a deco frame. My glitz and our geek without isolating more mainstream family, it was wonderful!

    • This comment is super old, haha, but maybe you have email alerts set up. 😀

      This is exactly my plan for centerpieces! I wanted to take some quotes from our favorite games/books/etc and use one on each table somehow. I was thinking maybe with a silhouette on a lighted vase/box or something related to the source (the ship for something from Mass Effect, that outline of them walking single file from LotR, etc.)

      Do you have a photo you’re comfortable sharing/emailing? I’d love to see! It’s been hard to google, I don’t know how to phrase it.

  2. Preston Burke- Cristina, I could promise to hold you and to cherish you. I could promise to be in sickness and in health. I could say, til death do us part. But I won’t. Those vows are for optimistic couples, the ones full of hope. And I do not stand here, on my wedding day, optimistic or full of hope. I am not optimistic, I am not hopeful, I am sure. I am steady. And I know that I am a heart man. I take them apart and I put them back together and I hold them in my hands. I am a heart man. So this I am sure, you are my partner, my lover, my very best friend, my heart, my heart beats for you. And on this day, the day of our wedding, I promise you this: I promise you to lay my heart in the palm of your hands, I promise you me. (“Grey’s Anatomy: Didn’t We Almost Have It All? (#3.25)” )

  3. How does one fall in love? Do you trip? Do you stumble, lose your balance and drop to the sidewalk, graze your knee, graze your heart? Do you crash to the stony ground? Is there a precipice, from which you float, over the edge, forever?

    I know I’m in love when I see you, I know when I long to see you. Not a muscle has moved. Leaves hang unruffled by any breeze. The air is still. I have fallen in love without taking step. When did this happen? I haven’t even blinked.

    I’m on fire. Is that too banal for you? It’s not, you know. You’ll see. It’s what happens. It’s what matters. I’m on fire.

    I no longer eat, I forget to eat. Food looks silly to me, irrelevant. If I even notice it. But I notice nothing. My thoughts are full and raging, a house full of brothers, related by blood, feuding blood feuds:

    “I’m in love.”
    “Typically stupid choice.”
    “I am, though, I’m racked by love as if love were pain.”
    “Go ahead. Fuck up your life. It’s all wrong and you know it. Wake up. Face it.”
    “There’s only one face, it’s all I see, awake or asleep.”

    I threw the book out the window last night. I tried to forget. You are all wrong for me, I know it, but I no longer care for my thoughts unless they’re thoughts of you. When I’m close to you, in your presence, I feel your hair brush my cheek when it does not. I look away from you, sometimes. Then I look back.

    When I tie my shoes, when I peel an orange, when I drive my car, when I lie down each night without you, I remain,

    As ever,

    The Love Letter

  4. I can’t believe no one has suggested Full Metal Alchemist yet!

    Ed: “EQUIVALENT EXCHANGE!”
    Winry: “Huh?”
    Ed: “I’ll give half of my life to you, and you give half of yours to me!”

  5. I know this isn’t the most popular Star Trek, and I have my problems with it as well, but this speech is pretty dang good, and I melt every time I hear it.

    “I’m not sure I can… define parameters. But I can tell you a story, an ancient legend among my people. It’s about an angry warrior, who lived his life in conflict with the rest of his tribe. A man who couldn’t find peace, even with the help of his spirit guide. For years he… struggled with his discontent. But the only satisfaction he ever got came when he was in battle. This made him a hero among his tribe; but the warrior still longed for peace within himself. One day, he and his war party… were captured by a neighboring tribe, led by a woman warrior. She called on him to join her, because her tribe was too small and weak to defend itself from all its enemies. The woman warrior was brave and beautiful, and very wise. The angry warrior swore to himself… that he would stay by her side, doing whatever he could to make her burden lighter. From that point on, her needs would come first. And in that way… the warrior began to know… the true meaning of peace.”

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