Love Story is a 1970 romance novel by American writer Erich Segal. The book’s origins lay in a screenplay that Segal wrote, and that was subsequently approved for production by Paramount Pictures. Paramount requested that Segal adapt the story into novel form as a preview of sorts for the film. Profoundly inspirational Love Story quotes will challenge the way you think, and make your life worth living.
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Famous Love Story Quotes
Phil Cavaleri: Amen. Phil Cavaleri: How am I supposed to know? I’ve never been to a do-it-yourself wedding before.
[last lines]Oliver Barrett III: Oliver. Why didn’t you tell me? I made a couple of calls, and as soon as I found out, I jumped right in the car. Oliver, I want to help. Oliver Barrett IV: Jenny’s dead. Oliver Barrett III: I’m sorry–Oliver Barrett IV: Love– Love means never having to say you’re sorry.
Oliver Barrett IV: What can you say about a twenty-five-year-old girl who died? That she was beautiful and brilliant? That she loved Mozart and Bach, the Beatles, and me?
Phil Cavelleri: But God would bless this union in any church. Jennifer Cavelleri: Er, Phil, about the God bit. . . Phil Cavelleri: Yeah? Jennifer Cavelleri: Well, we’re sort of negative about that, too. Phil Cavelleri: About God? About anybody’s god? Oliver Barrett IV: See, we neither. . . one of us believe. . . and we won’t be hypocrites.
Oliver Barrett IV: Why did you leave the Church? Jennifer Cavelleri: I don’t know–I never really joined. I mean, I guess I never thought that there’s any world better than this one. I mean, what can be better than Mozart, or Bach, or you?
Oliver Barrett IV: What can you say about a 25 year old girl who died? That she was beautiful. And brilliant. That she loved Mozart and Bach. And the Beatles. And me.
Jenny: Love means never having to say you’re sorry.
Oliver Barrett IV: See, I think you’re scared. You put up a big glass wall to keep from getting hurt. But it also keeps you form getting touched. It’s a risk isn’t it, Jenny? At least, I had the guts to admit what I felt. Someday you’re gonna have to come up with the courage to admit you care. Jennifer Cavelleri: I care.
Oliver Barrett IV: Hey what makes you so sure I went to prep school? Jennifer Cavelleri: You look stupid and rich. Oliver Barrett IV: Actually I’m smart and poor. Jennifer Cavelleri: Uh-uh, I’m smart and poor. Oliver Barrett IV: What makes you so smart? Jennifer Cavelleri: I wouldn’t go for coffee with you. Oliver Barrett IV: Yeah well I wouldn’t ask you. Jennifer Cavelleri: Well, that’s what makes you stupid.
Jennifer Cavelleri: [emotionally] I forgot my key. Oliver Barrett IV: [regretfully] Jenny, I– I’m sorry. Jennifer Cavelleri: Don’t. Love means never having to say you’re sorry.
Jennifer Cavalieri: You look stupid and rich. Oliver Barrett IV: Well, what if I’m smart and poor? Jennifer Cavalieri: I’m smart and poor. Oliver Barrett IV: Well what makes you so smart? Jennifer Cavalieri: I wouldn’t go out for coffee with you that’s what. Oliver Barrett IV: Well what if I wasn’t even gonna ask you to go out for coffee with me? Jennifer Cavalieri: Well that’s what makes you stupid.
Jennifer Cavalieri: You’re gonna flunk out if you don’t study. Oliver Barrett IV: I am studying. Jennifer Cavalieri: Bullshit. You’re looking at my legs. Oliver Barrett IV: You know, Jenny, you’re not that great looking. Jennifer Cavalieri: I know. But can I help it if you think so?
Oliver Barrett III: If you marry her now, I’ll not give you the time of day. Oliver Barrett IV: Father, you don’t know the time of day! [walks away]