Love Actually: 5 Best Quotes From One of the Best Christmas Movies, Ranked

Here are the most memorable lines from Hugh Grant's Love Actually.

Love Actually: 5 Best Quotes From One of the Best Christmas Movies, Ranked


  • Love Actually is a Christmas movie starring Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson, and Colin Firth, among others.
  • The movie has lot of iconic and memorable lines that deliver both comedic and emotional meanings.
  • Love Actually remains a classic romantic comedy film that fans come back to every holiday season.
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It’s almost Christmas time, and what better way to spend the holidays than to watch your favorite Christmas-themed movies! Love Actually is one of the staple titles when it comes to the festive season, all the more memorable with its star-studded cast.

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There are many messages that can be found in the movie, such as love, acceptance, and honesty, which is why it became the perfect companion for the Yuletide. The film has a lot of memorable lines, and here are the best ones:


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5. “If You Look For It, I’ve Got a Sneaky Feeling You’ll Find That Love Actually Is All Around.”

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Hugh Grant

The scene where Hugh Grant’s character delivered this iconic line through video footage of people at the airport already resonates with the message of the entire film. His words of hope served as the foundation of Love Actually, and the image of random people greeting their loved ones absolutely means that love comes in all forms.


4. “There Was More Than One Lobster Present at the Birth of Jesus?”

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Emma Thompson

Emma Thompson’s Karen is a devoted mother who stands out in the movie because of her bubbly personality. As a stay-at-home mother, she likes making traditional events such as Christmas very special. When her daughter came home to tell her that she won the part of the first lobster in the Nativity – even though there were no lobsters at Jesus’ birth – Karen made sure not to ruin her child’s excitement.

3. “The SAS Are Absolutely Charming. Ruthless Trained Killers Are Just a Phone Call Away.”

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Hugh Grant and Martine McCutcheon

Grant’s role as a professional and fun Prime Minister allowed him to explore both his dramatic and comedic acting chops. The line above catered to both. When he noticed one of his new staff members, he discovered that she was devastated about her ex-boyfriend’s insensitive remarks. David joked about calling his guards to chase after the guy.


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2. “Would You Like It Gift Wrapped?”

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Rowan Atkinson

Rowan Atkinson had a brief yet memorable scene in Love Actually. When Alan Rickman’s Harry anxiously buys a gold necklace for his secretary, which he keeps from his wife Karen, Atkinson’s Rufus asks him if he wants the gift to be wrapped. Harry became even more impatient as the store assistant added a box, flowers, ribbons, a cinnamon stick, and a sprig of holly.


1. “It’s My Favorite Time of Day, Driving You.”

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Colin Firth

One of the most iconic lines in Love Actually saw Colin Firth’s Jamie going on a solo vacation to France. When he met Aurelia, he tried to interact with her despite the language barrier, though it was clear that they liked each other. Jamie was driving her home one day, and he said the words aloud. The most heartbreaking part was when Aurelia said in Portuguese, “It’s the saddest part of my day, leaving you.”

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