11 Quotes From 'Love Jones' That Are Still Relevant 23 Years Later

Larenz Tate and Nia Long having a romantic walk in a scene from the film 'Love Jones', 1997. (Photo by Addis Wechsler Pictures/Getty Images)

11 Quotes From 'Love Jones' That Are Still Relevant 23 Years Later

The classic film was released 23 years ago today.

Published March 14th

The three essential ingredients to any romantic drama are chemistry, emotional complications and sex, and Love Jones had them all. The opened in theaters 23 years ago today.

The other thing Love Jones had was words. Passionate and thought-provoking, which made sense for a film about a relationship between a poet (Larenz Tate) and a photographer (Nia Long). For the 23rd anniversary of this Black Hollywood classic, we pulled together the 11 best quotes from the film. Take a walk down memory lane...

  1. 'All we have Marvin, is all these years. And it's just not enough... anymore.' – Nina Mosley
  2. 'God is a woman ... if you ever kissed a woman you know that women have a certain power. A certain sexual thing that renders men totally incapable of functioning.' – Darius Lovehall
  3. 'You f**ked him, didn't you? And you weren't even going to tell me. You ain't slick! You can't keep that kind of shit from me. I can't believe you f**ked him on the first date. Ho!' – Josie Nichols
  4. 'People with profound insights on life know not to get married. And those that do, ought to know that marriage is what you make it.' – Savon Garrison
  5. "One truism in life, my friend ... when that jones come down, it be a mothaf**ka." — Savon Garrison

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  6. 'OK, the Billy Dee thing is a little played out but I will give you ten cool points for nostalgia's sake.' – Nina Mosley
  7. 'Who am I? Well, they call me Brother to the night. And right now I'm the blues in your left thigh... trying to become the funk in your right. Is that all right?' – Darius Lovehall
  8. 'When people who been together a long time say that the romance is gone, what they're really saying is they've exhausted the possibility.' – Darius Lovehall

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  9. 'It's funny what you can do in front of a room full people that you can't even seem to do in front of one person.' – Nina Mosley
  10. 'I am dancing a bright beam of light. I am remembering love.' – Nina Mosley
  11. 'Let me tell you somethin'. This here, right now, at this very moment, is all that matters to me. I love you. That's urgent like a motherf**ker.' – Darius Lovehall

Written by BET Staff

(Photo by Addis Wechsler Pictures/Getty Images)


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