Here is our list of the best quotes from Netflix’s popular teen romantic comedy film series based on the trilogy of novels of the same name written by Jenny Han. The story centers on shy teenager, Lara Jean Covey (Lana Condor), who writes five letters, that she never planned to send, to boys that she has had crushes on. However, when all the love letters are sent out, her life is soon thrown into chaos when she has to confront each of her crushes.
Lara Jean: The forbidden kiss. We knew that it was wrong, that he was betrothed to my sister. But if this wasn’t what he wanted, then why did he come to the field of desire? It was fated, that we should meet like this. [just then a pillow hits her face, bringing Lara out of her fantasy] Lara Jean: Hey! Kitty: Are we hanging out or what? Lara Jean: I just want to finish this chapter. [we see Lara is reading a romance novel]
Kitty: I hate when dad makes Korean food. It always tastes like butt. Margot: Regardless, whatever dad puts in front of you, I want you to take a bite, and say, “Mm, just like mom’s,” okay?
[referring to Josh] Lara Jean: He was my first boyfriend. Well, space between the words boy who was a friend. I could talk to him about anything. We just really understood one another.
Lara Jean: I write a letter when I have a crush so intense that I don’t know what else to do. Rereading my letters reminds me of how powerful my emotions can be, how all-consuming. And Margot would say I’m being dramatic, but I think drama can be fun.
[referring to Lara Jean] Dr. Covey: What’s her problem? Kitty: Moon day? Dr. Covey: Moon day? Menstruation is science. Nothing to do with the moon. Kitty: Says you, Doctor Man! But the Goddess within says it’s a sacred rhythm that represents the deepest celebration of womanhood.
Lara Jean: Peter Kavinsky, I’m not trying to date you. Peter: Okay. Well, yeah. But your mouth is saying something, but then your mouth said something completely different. Lara Jean: What?
Peter: I am not the only guy that got a letter? Wow, you really think that you’re special. And then you find out that she wrote love letters to two guys. Lara Jean: Well, I wrote five letters. So don’t go feeling too special. Peter: You wrote five love letters? Lara Jean: Yeah. Peter: Damn. Covey, you’re a player.
Lara Jean: Well, you know, you might be the James Dean of this kind of stuff, but I’ve never had a boyfriend before. Peter: You have the references of an eighty year-old woman.
Peter: We need to figure something out, because people are going to get very suspicious if I’m not allowed to touch you. Lara Jean: Okay. You have a point. How about this? You can put your hand in my back pocket. Peter: Hand in your back pocket? What the hell is that? Lara Jean: Sixteen Candles? It’s the opening image. It’s a couples thing. Peter: Yeah, maybe in the ’70s. Lara Jean: Sixteen Candles was the ’80s. John Hughes? Nothing?
Lara Jean: Okay. Two more rules. You have to watch Sixteen Candles with me because it’s a classic. And we can never tell anyone that this relationship is fake, because it would be too humiliating for the both of us. Peter: Duh, first rule of Fight Club. Lara Jean: What? Peter: Are you serious? You’ve never seen Fight Club? Oh, my God! Okay, write it down. Double feature. After we watch the Candles movie, we are watching Fight Club.
[after Peter and Lara Jean have their first public outing as a couple with Peter Lara Jean: It’s weird, and somewhat off-putting, to be congratulated on doing nothing more than accepting a note and having an a** pocket for someone to stick their hand into. But I guess that’s where my life has taken me.
Lara Jean: What do you want to know? Emily: Everything. When? How? How far? H on B? H on C? H up and down on P? T on C? Lara Jean: Sorry. What are we talking about again? Gen: You know, forget it. Because clearly they haven’t done anything, so. Lara Jean: How would you know that, Gen? Gen: Because I know Peter. And I know Lara Jean.
Peter: Be honest with me then. Why haven’t you ever had a boyfriend? Lara Jean: I don’t know. I guess no one’s ever liked me like that. Peter: Lies. Lies. I know that those are lies, because I know for a fact that Carlos Myers asked you to Spring Formal last year, and you said no. Lara Jean: Are you keeping tabs on me? Peter: Come on, Covey, talk to me. What happened to no secrets? Fight Club. Remember?
Lara Jean: Okay. So love and dating? I love to read about it, and it’s fun to write about, and to think about in my head, but when it’s real… Peter: What? It’s scary? Lara Jean: Yeah. Peter: Why? Why is that scary? Lara Jean: Because the more people that you let into your life, the more that can just walk right out.
Peter: It’s whatever. Lara Jean: Well, we don’t have to talk about it, but it’s not “whatever”.
Peter: I think it’s funny. You say that you’re scared of commitment and relationships, but you don’t seem to be afraid to be with me. Lara Jean: Well, there’s there’s no reason to be. Peter: Yeah? Why’s that? Lara Jean: Because we’re just pretending. Peter: Right. Of course. Lara Jean Covey, ladies and gentlemen. You can count on her to be honest. Always.
Lara Jean: Being with Peter was so easy that sometimes I let myself pretend it wasn’t fake.
Christine: I’m not denying your right to put food on the table for your family. I just think it’s a little odd that a man would want to become a gynecologist. Like when you were in college, you thought, “Ah, I’d really love to look at v***nas all day.” Dr. Covey: I’m going to leave the kitchen now, Christine.
Lucas: Look, I do not care about the genesis of it all. I just know that homeboy likes you. I mean, I can tell by the way he looks at you. Lara Jean: Okay. How does he look at me? Lucas: Like you’re a sexy little Rubik’s Cube. He can’t really figure you out, but, you know, he’s having a lot of fun trying.
Peter: [to Lara Jean] For someone who has such good grades, you can be so dense sometimes.
Peter: I wanted to sit next to you, Lara Jean. I even packed the snacks. I asked Kitty where to find those yogurt drinks you like so much. Lara Jean: The Korean grocery store is all the way across town. Peter: Yeah, I know. So if I went all the way across town to get you something that you like, then that means… Lara Jean: You must really like yogurt? Peter: You are impossible.
Peter: There’s no one like you, Covey.
Peter: [to Lara Jean] God, you were never second best.
Lara Jean: I wouldn’t Skype with you because I was lying to every single person in my life, and I knew I couldn’t lie to you. Margot: I just thought you didn’t need me anymore. Lara Jean: Are you kidding me? Look what happened when you were gone! I made a sex tape, and I haven’t even had sex!
[after Kitty confesses that she sent out Lara Jeans’s letters] Kitty: You were so lonely, and I could tell Peter liked you! And I knew you wouldn’t do anything about it! Lara Jean: So you just sent all five? Kitty: I thought five chances at a boyfriend was better odds!
Margot: If you really truly didn’t want those letters to be sent, then why did you address them? Lara Jean: It’s not like I added a stamp! Margot: Can you maybe just admit that some part of you doesn’t want everything in your life to be a fantasy? Lara Jean: Maybe.
Lara Jean: My life was a mess, but I could clean my room.
Lara Jean: You were the first boy that I ever really liked. Everyone else, all the other letters, were born out of fantasy. But yours was based off of actually really knowing you. And I guess I didn’t really realize how I truly felt about you until you became Margot’s boyfriend. But over time, that feeling just faded away, and I missed my best friend. And it wasn’t love. Josh: Why didn’t you just tell me that? I feel like I would have understood. Lara Jean: Well, I couldn’t. I didn’t know until Peter. Josh: Right, Peter. Lara Jean: It was real in a different way.
Josh: Look, if you miss him, then why don’t you just tell him? Lara Jean: Well, I can’t. Josh: And why is that? Lara Jean: Because if it wasn’t real then I didn’t lose anyone. But if I say that it was real, and he still doesn’t want me… Josh: Then at least you’ll know.
Josh: Lara Jean, you’ve got to tell people how you feel when you feel it. You can’t just sit up in your room writing love letters that you’re never going to send out. I mean, Peter wouldn’t even be in your life if they hadn’t gotten out in the first place. Lara Jean: Yeah, you definitely have a point.
Lara Jean: I don’t know, I’m just so tired of writing love letters. But it’d be nice to be the one receiving them. Kitty: Lara Jean, I have something for you. Don’t kill me. It’s just, you were always throwing those away, and I thought they were something you should keep. [she gives Lara Jean all of Peter’s notes that he wrote to her] Lara Jean: You saved all these? [reads one of the notes] Lara Jean: “Lara Jean, everyone was so impressed by your presentation in lit, but especially me. I love having a smarty pants fake girlfriend.” [reads another one of Peter’s notes] Lara Jean: “It’s so cool how we can talk to each other about real stuff.” [reads another one of Peter’s notes] Lara Jean: “You looked so pretty today.” Josh: You still think you haven’t gotten a love letter?
[reading the letter that she wrote to Peter] Lara Jean: “Dear Peter, I need you to know…” [she gets Peter to turn and face her] Lara Jean: I need you to know that I like you, Peter Kavinsky. And not in a fake way.” And so I guess that’s all I came here to say. [she turns to leave] Peter: Woh, woh, woh. Don’t I get to say something? The reason that I went to Gen’s room that night, was to tell her that it’s over. Because I’m in love with you, Lara Jean. Only you.
[as Peter is about to kiss her] Lara Jean: What do you put into a contract for a real relationship? Peter: Nothing. You got to trust. Are you going to break my heart, Covey? [Peter kisses her]
[as Peter and Lara Jean are kissing] Lara Jean: I’d always fantasized about falling in love in a field. But I just never thought it’d be the kind where you played lacrosse.
Kitty: Adventures in Babysitting? Seriously, Lara Jean? Now is not the time to be fantasizing about living in an ’80s movie. Lara Jean: Except for today, it’s different because it’s not a fantasy. This is my real life. Don’t I look different to you? Kitty: Um, no. Yeah, I don’t see it. How? Lara Jean: Like someone that has a boyfriend would look. Kitty: You look like he’s going to be here soon and you haven’t started getting ready. Have you even showered? Lara Jean: Get out.
Lara Jean: People say fairy tales aren’t real. But sometimes, happily ever after is for real. I’ve been thinking about this moment since I started reading romance novels. My very first date.
[referring to on their first date] Lara Jean: Wow, they have big menus here. Peter: The bigger the menu, the fancier the restaurant. Everybody knows that. It’s actually a two-fork restaurant. They give you the second one just in case you knock the first one off the table. Lara Jean: No, that’s not it.
Lara Jean: This is my first date. I’ve never been a girlfriend before. I hope I’m good at it.
Peter: What’s up? Lara Jean: I just don’t want this to end. Peter: You’re thinking about us ending right now? Lara Jean: [laughs] Well, it’s just a thought that popped in my head, okay? Just… Peter: Well, tell that thought to get out of your head! You can’t think about us breaking up on our first date. Lara Jean: I just don’t want us to break each other’s hearts. Peter: I promise, I am not going to break your heart. Lara Jean: And I promise not to break your heart.
Haven: [to Lara Jean] So you have a boyfriend? No offense or anything, but I always thought you were a “no dating till college” type girl. Kitty: His name is Peter. And he wouldn’t even be dating Lara Jean if it wasn’t for me. Because he didn’t even know she existed. But I mailed out a secret love letter that she wrote for him. Well, technically, she wrote five. Anyway, they started fake dating to make his ex-girlfriend jealous, and to cover up her real crush, but then everything got all weird and they started real dating. And now they’re real boyfriend and real girlfriend, and they are adorable. Haven: Cute story. A little PG-13, but cute.
[writing a reply letter to one of her crushes] Lara Jean: “Dear John Ambrose, first of all, thank you for writing me back. It’s nice to be in touch after so long. I do remember that day in the treehouse reading until it was dark. You said you were House Hufflepuff, and that was my house too. And I thought maybe that was a sign that we were meant to be.”
Peter: What is going on in that head of yours? Lara Jean: What do you mean? Peter: Snickerdoodles. They’re your pensive bake. Lara Jean: How do you know that? Peter: I don’t know. Maybe from that picture you posted on Instagram a few months ago, “hashgtag pensivebake”? Lara Jean: [laughs] Oh, yeah. That’s when I didn’t know what was going on between us. Peter: That’s not what’s going on now, I hope.
[referring to the volunteer program she signed up for] Chris: Rescue Animal Welfare. Lara Jean: Chris, this is you hanging out with your dog at home. Chris: Yeah, a dog, but who’s a rescue. It’s genius, right? Lucas: No, that is genius. I’m with you on this one, Chris.
Lara Jean: When Peter and I got together, I didn’t expect to feel so insecure about his past relationship with Gen. But for every first I was having with him, he’d already had his with her.
Lara Jean: It’s a funny thing, this relationship stuff. One moment, things are upside down. But then, like magic, there’s glitter everywhere. And once it all settles, you’re right back in the fairy tale again.
[referring to her suggestion that their neighbor Trina should date their dad] Kitty: She cut down her hedges, Lara Jean. That is a metaphor!
John Ambrose: I bring it to you, you bring it back to me. Those are my terms. Take them or leave them.
Lara Jean: I thought having a boyfriend meant the mere idea of other boys left your mind completely. And yet, here I was, totally crazy about Peter, but I couldn’t stop replaying my conversation with John Ambrose in my head.
[as they’re making Valentine’s Day cards] Kitty: Are you sure you don’t want to add some glitter? Or maybe some pearls? Lara Jean: I don’t want to go nuts. I mean this is our first Valentine’s Day, so. Kitty: That’s true. You don’t want to give him something super sweet and heartfelt and have him give you something from Rite Aid. That would be embarrassing.
[referring to the Valentine’s Day card Kitty’s made for Trina to send from her dad] Lara Jean: Dad’s not a glitter type of guy. Kitty: Nor were you a Peter Kavinsky kind of girl, till I sprinkled some glitter on it.
Lucas: Don’t lose sleep over the Kavinsky fan club. Okay, you’re the one that dethroned Gen without even trying. Lara Jean: I guess. Just sometimes I wish my boyfriend was a little bit more anonymous. Lucas: Well, heavy is the head that wears the crown. [he puts a pretend crown on her head] Lara Jean: I don’t want it. Take it back. Lucas: Oh, no, no, no. This is all you now.
[reading out his Valentine’s Day poem] Peter: “The moon never beams without bringing me dreams of beautiful Lara Jean. And stars never rise, but I feel the bright eyes of beautiful Lara Jean.” Do you like it? Lara Jean: Oh, my God. No one has ever written me a poem before. Like seriously, this is the most romantic thing ever. [they kiss]
[after she reads her love letter to John Ambrose] Lara Jean: I cannot believe I wrote that. I cannot believe he read that. I cannot believe he’s downstairs knowing I just read what he read that I wrote. Stormy: Lara Jean, are you okay? Lara Jean: I don’t know. Stormy: Come into my room. No woman should be out in public with that look on her face.
Lara Jean: Peter and I promised not to break each other’s hearts. Stormy: Oh, honey, you’re always breaking someone’s heart, or they’re breaking yours. Lara Jean: Well, isn’t there a way to both get out unscathed? Stormy: Not if you’re doing it right.
Stormy: If a man ever writes you a song, then you know for sure that he’s got it bad. Lara Jean: What about a poem? Stormy: Well, yeah. Sure. Same thing. I mean, a poem is just a song without the music part.
Lara Jean: I just need a break. From the contortions of being someone’s girlfriend. Lucas: Oh, no. What is he doing to you? Lara Jean: No, it’s not like that. It’s like mentally. Lucas: Alright. Go on. Lara Jean: It’s like this. We’re here, and we’re sharing an ice cream sandwich. And it’s great. But if Peter was sitting here, and we were sharing an ice cream sandwich, I don’t know, I’d be thinking about, has Peter shared an ice cream sandwich with someone before? And if he has, was it with Gen? Does he think that I’m a prude if I just want to share an ice cream sandwich? Maybe it’s me. Maybe I’m the one who wants to do more than just share an ice cream sandwich. So the answer to all of those questions is, I don’t know. Lucas: Is this what happens in a girl’s mind? Lara Jean: That’s what goes on in this girl’s mind. Lucas: Well, I am glad I am not you. And not your ice cream. So back up.
Lara Jean: Can I ask you something? Peter: Yeah. Of course. Lara Jean: It’s about the poem you wrote me. Peter: I never said that I wrote it. I’m sorry. Look, you were so happy when I read it to you, that I mean, I wished that I had written it, and that I could actually write something like that for you. But you’re the writer. Are you mad? Lara Jean: No. I love it. Peter: That’s good, because even if I didn’t write it, it’s still how I feel about you. Beautiful Lara Jean.
[as they’re reading out the bingo numbers to the senior citizens] Lara Jean: Are we lame? John Ambrose: We might be a little bit. Lara Jean: But lame in a cool way. John Ambrose: Totally lame in a cool way.
[referring to Peter and John Ambrose as they meet up for digging up their time capsule] Lara Jean: I didn’t realize until I saw them standing next to one another what a spectacularly bad idea this was.
Lara Jean: Ever since we started dating for real, I don’t know how to act. Like I didn’t read the girlfriend’s handbook, or whatever. Peter: Girlfriend’s handbook? What does that mean? Lara Jean: Like little stuff. Like I remember Gen used to dress up for your games. Like am I supposed to do that? Peter: It’s not just Gen. Okay, all the girlfriends do that. Lara Jean: Okay, so do you want me to? Peter: I mean, no, not if you don’t want to. It would be nice. It would show that you care. Lara Jean: Oh, like sending a serenade to someone on Valentine’s Day, maybe? Peter: I didn’t think that was your style. Lara Jean: Well, it’s not my style.
[as she’s watching her dad talking to Trina] Lara Jean: I’d never seen my dad with a crush. But there he was, laughing nervously with his hands in his pockets. He looks a little hopeless.
Peter: We promised that we were not going to break each other’s hearts. Lara Jean: Yeah, well, I think that we both made promises we couldn’t keep.
Lara Jean: I thought that if Peter and I were together, the two of us could get through anything. I was wrong. I don’t know if that means our love wasn’t true, or that we just weren’t ready for it. But I do know we weren’t honest with each other. And that I haven’t been honest with myself.
Lara Jean: I guess you know Peter and I broke up. Gen: Yep, I heard something about that. Lara Jean: Part of the reason was because when he was with me, I always thought he was thinking about you. And that I would never be good enough. I was convinced that he was never really going to get over you. And then I realized that the person who couldn’t get over you was me.
Lara Jean: There’s a Korean word my grandma taught me. It’s called jung. It’s the connection between two people that can’t be severed. Even when love turns to hate, you will always have tenderness in your heart for them. Gen and I have jung. Part of us will always be tied to one another. If I want to move forward, I have to stop blaming Peter for having it with her too.
[referring to John Ambrose] Lara Jean: We kissed. But, I wanted him to be someone else. And now I feel like I ruined everything. Stormy: No. You’re too hard on yourself. Sometimes you have to kiss the wrong man to know what’s right. I have. More times than a lady should admit. Lara Jean: But what if it’s too late? I mean, Peter and I, we broke up. Stormy: So what? Unbreak it. If that’s what you want. Lara Jean: And if he doesn’t? Stormy: If he doesn’t what? Lara Jean: Want me. Stormy: Well, that will hurt like hell.
[as Lara Jean is about to leave the Star Ball to find Peter, he shows up] Lara Jean: Peter. Peter: You said you didn’t like driving in the snow, right?
Peter: Break my heart, Covey. Break my heart into a thousand pieces. Do whatever you want. Lara Jean: I love you. Peter: I love you too.
Lara Jean: When you light a lantern and send it into the sky, you’re supposed to make a wish. I thought I wanted a promise that Peter and I would never hurt each other. I wanted something that doesn’t exist. I wanted happily ever after. But I know now that I don’t want a love in half measures. I want it all. And to have it all, we have to risk it all. If I could do it over, I wouldn’t change a thing. Because everything that’s happened has brought us here. This is our story. And we’re still at the beginning.