The Best Quotes From 'Celeste and Jesse Forever'

Movie fans everywhere have come together to vote on this list of the most memorable quotes from Celeste and Jesse Forever. This romantic comedy-drama was released in 2012, and it follows the story of two best friends who decide to get divorced but remain close while navigating their new lives apart.

What makes this movie stand out is its honest portrayal of love, loss, and friendship. The witty banter between the lead characters played by Rashida Jones and Andy Samberg is both hilarious and heartwarming. It's no wonder that this film has become a cult favorite among moviegoers who appreciate a good romantic comedy with depth.

The quotes on this list capture some of the most poignant moments from Celeste and Jesse Forever. From funny one-liners to heartfelt confessions, these lines remind us why we fell in love with this movie in the first place. So sit back, relax, and prepare for a trip down memory lane as we count down the top quotes from Celeste and Jesse Forever.

Don't forget to vote up your favorites on our list so that they can rise to the top.

  • 1
    19 VOTES

    You Want To Be Right or You Want To Be Happy?

    You Want To Be Right or You Want To Be Happy?
    Photo: Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY

    Celeste: "He's just going about everything so wrong."
    Paul: "You want to be right or you want to be happy?"

    As Celeste discovers, albeit the hard way, sometimes in a relationship you don't always get what you want or agree on everything. Paul points out that many times it's best to give up that stubborn pride and be happy.
    19 votes
  • 2
    13 VOTES

    Do You Think It's Weird

    Celeste: "Do you think it's weird we hang out all the time?"
    Jesse: "No, you're my best friend."
    Celeste: "You're my best friend too."

    Celeste and Jesse are completely oblivious as to how odd their relationship is, two people going through a divorce but still appear attached at the hip, but later when they attempt to date other people, things don't fare so well.
    13 votes
  • 3
    8 VOTES

    That's the Hard Part

    That's the Hard Part
    Video: YouTube

    Celeste: "What?"
    Beth: "I just need to say one thing and then I'm not going to say another word about it. I'm really sorry I waked on you guys at dinner the other night but I think it's stupid you're not together. I do. You guys are best friends. That's the hard part. Nothing else matters."
    Celeste: "Beth, I love Jesse dearly but he doesn't have a checking account or dress shoes. The father of my children will have a car. You know? Jesse will always be my best friend."
    Beth: "OK, OK, I said what I had to say. I'm not going to say another word I just needed to say that... But I think it's a huge mistake that he's living in that guest house. Celeste, you are breaking his heart, slowly."
    Celeste: "Jesse is fine. He's fine."

    Sometimes it's hard to notice how great things are until they're gone. That's the spot Celeste puts herself in when she decides to break off her marriage to Jesse in search of someone more focused with their life. What she doesn't realize though is that remaining good friends with him is making the breakup that much more painful for him.
    8 votes
  • 4
    7 VOTES

    I Could Be That Guy

    Skillz: "If you ever need like someone to be with you and hold you and caress you, I think I could be that guy."
    Celeste: "No"
    Skillz: "Good, good."

    Poor Skillz. He's just trying to be a good guy by offering to comfort Celeste in her time of sorrow but he's quickly shot down. Then again, maybe his intentions were not so pure after all.
    7 votes
  • 5
    12 VOTES

    My New Skin Regime

    My New Skin Regime
    Video: YouTube

    Celeste: "Hi Riley, I'm Celeste. I'm a partner at Popform. I just wanted to introduce myself."
    Riley: "Oh, you're kind of pretty."
    Celeste: "Thank you. I'm just going to sneak in here."
    Riley: "Why am I breaking out?"
    Savannah: "Too much sugar, coffee, alcohol."
    Riley: "I think it's my new skin regime... Yeah."
    Celeste: "It's ah... It's regimen."
    Riley: "What?"
    Celeste: "Regime is a system of government. The word is... it's regimen."
    Riley: "Ohhh. Thanks, Scrabble. It's really nice to meet you."

    Meeting someone new, especially in a restroom like Celeste and Riley do in this "Celeste and Jesse Forever" clip, can be a bit awkward but correcting that new friend for misusing a term, as seen here, can only make matters worse. Perhaps she really meant that her system of government was making her skin break out. Yeah, then again probably not.
    12 votes
  • 6
    3 VOTES

    Oh My God My Ex Is Here

    Celeste: "Oh my god my ex is here. Feels like you should leave."
    Max: "I'm not gonna leave. Be awkward if I leave."
    Celeste: "It's too late now cause he's here."
    Celeste, Max and Jesse, in unison: "Heyyyyy"

    We've all been in this spot. You're out on a date and just happen to run into an ex. Many would flee quickly before you're forced into awkward small talk but when you're like Jesse and Celeste and you're still best friends with one another, a strained interaction is bound to happen.
    3 votes