Relationship advice we learned from movies and TV

Believe it or not, even the cheesiest quotes from film and television are the best kinds of advice about love

By ELLE Malaysia | Published: 5 Feb 2016

Advice from TV
500 Days of Summer (Photo: Fox Searchlight)

You've seen so many romantic comedies and dramas (admit it), but how much did you learn about love from it? Some you watch for fun, others stay with you for ages and make you cry when you think about them before going to sleep (admit it), but so many movies and TV series have great relationship advice, if we listen hard enough. Here are our favourites for you to reflect on this Valentine's Day.

"Ex-boyfriends are off-limits to friends. That's just, like, the rules of feminism." – Gretchen Wieners, Mean Girls

"All that matters are that your rising signs are compatible, the sex is decent, and he supports you creatively." – Jessa, Girls

"The most exciting, challenging, and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself. And if you can find someone to love the you you love, well, that's fabulous." – Carrie Bradshaw, Sex and the City

"It doesn't matter if the guy is perfect or the girl is perfect, as long as they are perfect for each other." – Sean Maguire, Good Will Hunting

"Death cannot stop true love. All it can do is delay it for a while." – Westley, The Princess Bride

"Roses are red, violets are blue, f**k you, whore." – Tom Hansen, 500 Days of Summer

"Look, we don't have to put a label on it. That's fine. I get it. But, you know, I just, I need some consistency." – Tom Hansen, 500 Days of Summer

Sex and the City (Photo: New Line Cinema)

"If he doesn't like you this is all a moo point... Yeah, it's like a cow's opinion. It just doesn't matter. It's moo." – Joey Tribbani, Friends

"So it's not gonna be easy. It's gonna be really hard. We're gonna have to work at this every day, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, you and me, every day." – The Notebook

"No, I don't think I will kiss you, although you need kissing, badly. That's what's wrong with you. You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how." – Gone With The Wind

"Home isn't a place, it's a feeling." – Love, Rosie

"All this love shit's complicated. And that's good. Because if it's too simple you've got no reason to try, and if you've got no reason to try you don't." – Allan, What If

"You can't marry a man you just met." – Elsa, Frozen

"The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love, and be loved in return." – Christian, Moulin Rouge

"100% honesty is the foundation of any relationship." – Allan, What If

"99% honesty is the foundation of any relationship." – Allan, What If

"The heart is not like a box that gets filled up. It expands in size the more you love. I'm different from you. This doesn't make me love you any less. It actually makes me love you more." – Samantha, Her

"In my opinion, the best thing you can do is find someone who loves you for exactly what you are. Good mood, bad mood, ugly, pretty, handsome, what have you. The right person is still going to think the sun shines out your ass. That's the kind of person that's worth sticking with." – Mac MacGuff, Juno

"What you don't know, you don't miss." – Love, Rosie

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Photo: Summit Entertainment)

"We accept the love we think we deserve." – Charlie, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

"You can't allow the ones you love to determine how you love." – Harry, Before We Go

"You have to have the courage to end the relationship. You know, break it off, shake hands, walk away." – Penny, The Big Bang Theory

"Love requires sacrifice, always." – Ira Levinson, The Longest Ride

"Look, one thing I like about getting married, is that you can stand up in front of everyone you care about and state it for the record that you believe in the best case scenario." – Nicole, What If

"So now, all alone or not, you gotta walk ahead. Thing to remember is if we're all alone, then we're all together in that too." – Patricia, P.S I Love You

"Let it go." – Elsa, Frozen


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