When it comes to popping the question, sometimes words fail. You may have a million thoughts running through your head that you want to share with your beloved, but figuring out exactly what to say when proposing can feel nearly impossible. If you’re worried about tripping over your words during your proposal, it may be useful to write down a “speech” in advance. And sometimes you might gain inspiration from the most romantic words from movies and television shows. Whether you choose to quote these directly or just paraphrase these, they’ll definitely get you in the mood to ask the most important question of your life.
If you’re trying to figure out what to say when proposing, these are some of the most romantic quotes from movies and television shows to help get the creative juices flowing.
“Love doesn’t make sense. I mean, you can’t logic your way in or out of life. Love is totally non-sensical. But we have to keep doing it, or else we’re lost, and love is dead and humanity just packed in. Because love is the best thing we do.” — How I Met Your Mother
“I’m also just a girl standing in front of a boy asking him to love her.” — Notting Hill
“So it’s not going to be easy. It’s going to 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, every day. You and me. Every day.” — The Notebook
“When all my dreams come true, the one I want next to me—it’s you.” — One Tree Hill
“I love you very much probably more than anybody could love another person.” — 50 First Dates
“My heart is, and always will be, yours.” — Sense and Sensibility
“When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.” — When Harry Met Sally
“To me, you are perfect.” — Love, Actually
“When you’re a kid you assume your parents are soulmates. My kids are gonna be right about that.” — The Office
“This is true love – you think this happens every day?” — The Princess Bride
“Our love is like the wind. I can’t see it, but I can feel it.” — A Walk to Remember
“It was a million tiny things that, when you added them up, they meant we were supposed to be together.” — Sleepless in Seattle
“They say when you meet the love of your life time stops and that’s true.” — Big Fish
“The greatest thing you’ll ever love is just to love and be loved in return.” — Moulin Rouge
“You are my family.” — Friends
“I vow to fiercely love you in all your forms, now and forever. I promise to never forget that this is a once-in-a-lifetime love.” — The Vow
“It’s fate, it’s destiny, we both like burritos.” — The O.C.
“I love you and I like you.” — Parks and Recreation
“I know that a life without love is no life at all.” – Ever After
“You know you are right for someone when they force you to be the best version of yourself.” — The Mindy Project
“All I want to do is grow old with you.” — The Wedding Singer
“I promise to lay my heart in the palm of your hands. I promise you me.” — Grey’s Anatomy
“A lot of people told me I was crazy to wait this long for a date with a girl I work with but I think, even then, I knew that I was waiting for my wife.” — The Office
“It’s always been you.” — Friends
“You and I are meant to be together. Period. The end. Cue happy ending music.” — Dawson’s Creek
“Life is not the amount of breaths you take, it’s the moments that take your breath away.” – Hitch
Still feeling unsure about what to say when proposing? You might let music do the talking. Check out this list of proposal songs that will help set the mood.