"Love Actually" Quotes

Love at Its Poignant Best

Hugh Grant
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The 2003 movie "Love Actually" emphasizes the funny side of love through an interesting series of plots and subplots. The movie follows eight couples—each telling a tale of love and adding a fresh perspective.

Their tales are loosely interconnected, and all are set during a month before Christmas in London. If you are in love or have been in love, you will empathize with the characters in "Love Actually." Hugh Grant, Billy Bob Thornton, Laura Linney, and others put in terrific performances. Check out the quotes to reminisce about the movie.


  • "All I want for Christmas is you."

Aurelia [in Portuguese]

  • "I will miss you. And your very slow typing... and your very bad driving."
  • "Thank you. That will be nice. Yes is being my answer. Easy question."


  • "All I want is just one shot of me in a wedding dress that isn't bright turquoise."


  • "But you know the thing about romance is people only get together right at the very end."
  • "Let's go get the shit kicked out of us by love."


  • "True love lasts a lifetime."
  • "We've never got friendly. I just wanted to say I hope that can change. I'm nice, I really am, apart from my terrible taste in pie. And it would be great if we could be friends."
  • "Get a grip; people hate sissies. No one's ever going to shag you if you cry all the time."
  • "The trouble with being the Prime Minister's sister is it does put your life into a rather harsh perspective. What did my brother do today? He stood up and fought for his country. And what did I do? I made a paper-mache lobster head."


  • "Life is full of interruptions and complications."


  • "I'll just be hanging around the mistletoe, hoping to be kissed."

Billy Mack

  • "When I was young and successful, I was greedy and foolish, and now I'm left with no one ... wrinkled and alone."

Jamie [in Portuguese]

  • "Beautiful Aurelia, I've come here with a view of asking you to marriage me. I know I seems an insane person—because I hardly knows you—but sometimes things are so transparency, they don't need evidential proof. And I will inhabit here, or you can inhabit with me in England."
  • "Christmas is a time for people with someone they love in their lives."


  • "You've seen the films, kiddo. It ain't over 'til it's over."
  • "Jo and I had, uh, a lot of time to prepare for this moment. Some of her, uh, requests—for instance, that I should bring Claudia Schiffer as my date to the funeral—I was confident she expected me to ignore."
  • "Tell her that you love her. You've got nothing to lose, and you'll always regret it if you don't."


  • "American girls would seriously dig me with my cute British accent."
  • "I am Colin. God of sex. I'm just on the wrong continent, that's all."
  • "I'm on Shag Highway heading west."


  • "Hello, darling. No, no, I'm not busy. No ... fire away."

Prime Minister

  • "I had an uncle called Terence once. Hated him. I think he was a pervert. But I very much like the look of you."
  • "Who do you have to screw around here to get a cup of tea and a chocolate biscuit?"
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