30+ 500 Days of Summer Quotes To Color Your Life With The Chaos Of Trouble

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When it comes to meaningful movies, 500 Days of Summer is on a ton of lists. The film, which features Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, ended up making a lot of people question if their relationships would last. It’s rare for a movie to touch on two people on completely different pages when it comes to defining a relationship, but 500 Days of Summer managed to do it in a super-funny yet heartbreaking way. Aside from the main plot, the movie was popular for plenty of reasons. For one, there are so many 500 Days of Summer quotes that’ll make you feel all the feels about falling in love. And out of it, for that matter.

Plus, Zooey’s wardrobe throughout was on point. Plus, it had a fantastic soundtrack — which makes sense as characters Tom and Summer bonded over music. But of all the reasons to love this cult classic, we’ve gotta say the quotable quotes are our favorite. That’s because it was incredibly well-written, a fact that has cemented its place in pop culture. 500 Days of Summer quotes were especially big with people just facing their first big breakup, which is another reason — unfortunately — it’s often rewatched by plenty.

Looking for a heartbreak-less reason for another rewatch? Here are some of the best 500 Days of Summer quotes.

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Best 500 Days of Summer Quotes

  1. “If Tom had learned anything, it was that you can’t ascribe great cosmic significance to a simple earthly event. Coincidence, that’s all anything ever is, nothing more than coincidence. Tom had finally learned there are no miracles. There’s no such thing as fate. Nothing is meant to be. He knew; he was sure of it now.” — Narrator
  2. Summer: (Tom is listening to headphones in an elevator at the time.) “I love the Smiths.”

Tom: “Sorry?” Summer: “I said I love the Smiths.” Summer: “You have good taste in music.” Tom: (repeating after her) “You… like the Smiths?” Summer: (singing) “To die by your side, such a heavenly way to die.” Summer: “I love ’em.” Tom: (elevator stops, Summer leaves) “Holy shit.”

  1. “Most days of the year are unremarkable. They begin and they end with no lasting memory made in between. Most days have no impact on the course of a life.” — Narrator
  2. “Do you ever do this, you think back on all the times you’ve had with someone and you just replay it in your head over and over again and you look for those first signs of trouble?” — Tom
  3. Tom: “Look, we don’t have to put a label on it. That’s fine. I get it. But, you know, I just… I need some consistency.”

Summer: “I know.” Tom: “I need to know that you’re not gonna wake up in the morning and feel differently.” Summer: “And I can’t give you that. Nobody can.”

  1. “It just wasn’t me that you were right about.” — Summer
  2. Tom: “What happens if you fall in love?”

Summer: “Well, you don’t believe that, do you?” Tom: “It’s love. It’s not Santa Claus.”

  1. Tom: “It’s official. I’m in love with Summer. I love her smile. I love her hair. I love her knees. I love how she licks her lips before she talks. I love her heart-shaped birthmark on her neck. I love it when she sleeps.”
  2. Tom: “That was actually my nickname in college. They called me ‘Perfectly Adequate’ Hansen.”

Summer: “They used to call me ‘Anal Girl.’ I was very neat and organized.”

  1. “Misery, sadness, loss of faith, no reason to live… this is perfect for you.” — Vance
  2. Summer: “We’ve been like Sid and Nancy for months now.”

Tom: “Summer, Sid stabbed Nancy seven times with a kitchen knife. I mean, we have some disagreements, but I hardly think I’m Sid Vicious.” Summer: “No, I’m Sid.” Tom: “Oh, so I’m Nancy…”

  1. “There’s only two kinds of people in the world. There’s women, and there’s men. Summer Finn was a woman. Height, average. Weight, average. Shoe size, slightly above average. For all intents and purposes, Summer Finn was just another girl. Except she wasn’t.” — Narrator
  2. “Tom walked to her apartment, intoxicated by the promise of the evening. He believed that this time his expectations would align with reality.” — Narrator
  3. Tom: “You know what sucks? Realizing that everything you believe in is complete and utter bullshit. It sucks.”

Summer: “What do you mean?” Tom: “You know. Destiny, and soul mates, and true love, and all that childhood fairytale nonsense. You were right. I should have listened to you.”

  1. Tom: (to himself, psyching himself up) “Okay. Settle. She’s just a girl. Just a girl. She wants to keep it casual, which is why she’s in my bed right now. But that’s casual. That’s what casual people do. That’s fine. That’s great. (walks out to see Summer in bed) Hi.”

Summer: “Hi.”

  1. “I’m messed up. I am. You know, on the one hand, I want to forget her. On the other hand, I know that she’s the only person in the entire universe that will make me happy.” — Tom
  2. “It pains me that we live in a world where nobody’s heard of Spearmint.” — Tom
  3. “I’m saying you do want to ask her. It’s obvious. You’re just afraid you’ll get an answer you don’t want, which will shatter the illusion of how great these past few months have been.” — Rachel
  4. Tom: “Why is it pretty girls think they can treat people like crap and get away with it?”

McKenzie: “Centuries of reinforcement.”

  1. Tom: “It’s off.”

McKenzie: “What?” Tom: “Me and Summer.” McKenzie: “Was it ever on?” Tom: “No, but it could’ve been, in a world where good things happen to me.” Paul: “Yeah, well, that’s not really where we live.”

  1. “There’s two options, really. Either she’s an evil, emotionless, miserable human being or… she’s a robot.” — Tom
  2. “Whatever, man. It’s fine. I don’t need this crap, really. I just, you know… I’m comfortable. I’m unhassled. People don’t realize this, but loneliness? It’s underrated.” — Tom
  3. Summer: “I like you, Tom. I just don’t want a relationship.”

Tom: “Well, you’re not the only one that gets a say in this! I do too! And I say we’re a couple, goddamn it!”

  1. “Maybe playing it safe is the wrong approach. The nuclear family is dead; we need a new holiday that recognizes that. May 21st. ‘Other’ Mother’s Day. Thank you.” — McKenzie
  2. “‘Why rock the boat?’ is what I’m thinking. I mean, things are going well. You start putting labels on it, that’s like the kiss of death. That’s like saying, ‘I love you.'” — Tom
  3. McKenzie: “Hey, don’t you have like 20 cards to write by Friday? Hmmm.”

Tom: “Nope, all done.” McKenzie: “Really? Well, could you help me with mine? Because I’m running out of ways to say ‘congratulations.’ So far, I’ve got: ‘congrats,’ ‘good job,’ and ‘well done.'” Tom: “How about… ‘Every day you make me proud. But today you get a card.'” McKenzie: “Shit, that’s good!” Tom: “I know.”

  1. Rachel: “Better that you find this out now before you come home and find her in bed with Lars from Norway.”

Tom: “Who’s Lars from Norway?” Rachel: “Just some guy she met at the gym with Brad Pitt’s face and Jesus’ abs.”

  1. Tom: “You’re ridiculous. Your favorite Beatle is Ringo.”

Summer: “Damn right! Ringo’s the best.”

  1. “I’ve been happily married for 30 years. She’s the light that guides me home. Yes, it is from one of our cards. No, someone else wrote it. Doesn’t make it less true.” — Vance
  2. “Just because she likes the same bizarro crap you do, doesn’t mean she’s your soul mate.” — Rachel
  3. Rachel: “PMS?”

Tom: “What do you know about PMS?” Rachel: “More than you, Tom.”

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