Love Actually (2003) quotes

 

Director
Richard Curtis.

Cast
Hugh Grant.
Colin Firth.
Liam Neeson.

Follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England.

Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport. General opinion’s starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don’t see that. It seems to me that love is everywhere. Often, it’s not particularly dignified or newsworthy, but it’s always there – fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, old friends. When the planes hit the Twin Towers, as far as I know, none of the phone calls from the people on board were messages of hate or revenge – they were all messages of love. If you look for it, I’ve got a sneaky feeling you’ll find that love actually is all around.
– Prime Minister

Option One: ask her out.
– Daniel
Impossible.
– Sam
Fair enough. Option Two: become her friend.
– Daniel
She’s the most popular girl in school and she hates boys.
– Sam
Okay. Option Three: kidnap her and keep her tied up in your room until she agrees to marry you.
– Daniel
It’s a route I’ve considered.
– Sam
And quite rightly rejected on the grounds of…
– Daniel
Hygiene.
– Sam

He says no one’s gonna fancy a girl with thighs the size of big tree trunks. Not a nice guy, actually, in the end.
– Natalie
Ah! You know, um, being Prime Minister, I could just have him murdered.
– Prime Minister
Thank you, sir. I’ll think about it.
– Natalie
Do. The SAS are absolutely charming. Ruthless trained killers are just a phone call away.
– Prime Minister

There’s this big concert at the end of term, and Joanna’s in it. And I thought, maybe if I was in the band, and played absolutely superbly, there’s a chance that she might actually fall in love with me. What do you think?
– Sam
I think it’s brilliant! I think it’s stellar! Uh, apart from the one, obvious, tiny, little baby little hiccup…
– Daniel
That I don’t play a musical instrument.
– Sam
Yessir.
– Daniel
A tiny, insignificant detail.
– Sam

Alone again… Naturally.
– Jamie

Hiya kids. Here is an important message from your Uncle Bill. Don’t buy drugs. Become a pop star, and they give you them for free!
– Billy Mack

This is shit, isn’t it?
– Billy Mack
Yep, solid gold shit, maestro.
– Joe

Mr. President, has it been a good visit?
– Press Conference Reporter
Very satisfactory indeed. We got what we came for, and our special relationship is still very special.
– The President
Prime Minister?
– Press Conference Reporter
I love that word “relationship.” Covers all manner of sins, doesn’t it? I fear that this has become a bad relationship; a relationship based on the President taking exactly what he wants and casually ignoring all those things that really matter to, erm… Britain. We may be a small country, but we’re a great one, too. The country of Shakespeare, Churchill, the Beatles, Sean Connery, Harry Potter. David Beckham’s right foot. David Beckham’s left foot, come to that. And a friend who bullies us is no longer a friend. And since bullies only respond to strength, from now onward I will be prepared to be much stronger. And the President should be prepared for that.
– Prime Minister

The trouble with being the Prime Minister’s sister is, it does put your life into 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 papier maché lobster head.
– Karen

Life is full of interruptions and complications.
– Karl

She’s going to say her final words, not through me, but inevitably, and ever so coolly… through the immortal genius of the Bay City Rollers.
– Daniel

Tell her that you love her.
– Daniel
No way! Anyway, they fly tonight.
– Sam
Even better! Sam, you’ve got nothin’ to lose, and you’ll always regret it if you don’t! I never told your mom enough. I should have told her everyday because she was perfect everyday. You’ve seen the films, kiddo. It ain’t over ’til its over.
– Daniel
Okay, Dad. Let’s do it. Let’s go get the shit kicked out of us by love.
– Sam

Thank you. That will be nice. Yes is being my answer. Easy question.
– Aurelia

True love lasts a lifetime.
– Karen

Oh! Fuck wank bugger shitting arse head and hole!
– Billy Mack

You learned English?
– Jamie
Just in cases.
– Aurelia

Jamie’s friends are so good looking! He never tells me this. I think, maybe now I have made the wrong choice? Picked wrong Englishman?
– Aurelia
She can’t speak English properly, she-she doesn’t know what she’s saying.
– Jamie

Let’s go get the shit kicked out of us by love.
– Sam

I don’t want something I need. I want something I want – something pretty.
– Mia

When I was young and successful, I was greedy and foolish, and now I’m left with no one. Wrinkled and alone.
– Billy Mack

God, you weigh a lot.
– Prime Minister
Oh, shut your face.
– Natalie

I’m very jealous of your plane, by the way.
– Prime Minister
Oh, thank you. We love that thing, I’ll tell ya.
– The President