What, In Your Humble Opinion, Is The Single Most Romantic Line Ever Uttered In Film History?

Ever since I had the genuine privilege of viewing the masterpiece that is 2022's Everything Everywhere All at Once in theaters for the first time, I haven't been able to shake Waymond's (Ke Huy Quan) incredible monologue about love, kindness, and empathy, but more specifically, the line in the monologue that I believe may be the most romantic thing I've ever heard.

For those who haven't seen the film, well...it's a whole lot to try to explain in a few sentences. But the quick version is that, at the end of his monologue, this version of Waymond — who exists in another multiverse in which he and his wife never ended up together — says, "So even though you've broken my heart yet again, I wanted to say: I think, in another life, I would've really liked just doing laundry and taxes with you."

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When I tell you I GASPED in the theater, I mean it.


So this got me to wondering: What, in your humble opinion, is the single most romantic line ever uttered in the history of cinema?

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Maybe it’s something simple from a classic like The Princess Bride (1987): “As you wish.”

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Or perhaps it's something a little more romantic, like this line from If Beale Street Could Talk (2018): "I don't want to sound foolish, but remember love is what brought you here. And if you've trusted love this far, don't panic now. Trust it all the way."

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Or heck, maybe it's a line from a deep-cut, frankly kind of underrated movie*, like The Wedding Date (2005): "I think I'd miss you even if we'd never met."

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*I said what I said.

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