As popularized by a group of late-’70s philosophers, love hurts. While Valentine’s Day is a holiday that is supposed to be all about warm-and-fuzzy feelings, it’s a fickle beast that can truly bring the pain. Whether you’ll be spending this evening with a loved one, or with a group of friends, or all by your lonesome, below is a list of quotes from 14 quality romantic comedies—and we use that term pretty loosely—to remind you that the sorrow is sometimes worth it. And if you’d like to further annihilate your Netflix queue, check out our round-up of the best romantic comedies of the last decade.
Hi Peter, I saw your billboards, they’re spectacular. I’m sorry for calling you a whore. Best of luck with Sydney, if you’re not still together… you can Facebook me.
—I Love You, Man
True love is your soul’s recognition of its counterpoint in another.
My name is Dug. I have just met you, and I love you.
_-...You won’t ask for a refund if you think your wait for true love is too long or too short, or y’know like, if you don’t like your soulmate.
- Aren’t I guaranteed to like my one, I mean isn’t that the point.
- No, no. Not necessarily, not at first._
He what? He refused a blow job from his ex-girlfriend mid-blow job? Do you know what that’s like for a man? It’s called blue balls, Rachel. This guy’s like Gandhi, but better; he likes puppets.
—Forgetting Sarah Marshall
I’ll always love you, even if it takes you months to lose this weight. Even if you’re enormous. You go ahead and write that in stone, on your heart.
—Away We Go