Homer Simpson Love Quotes

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It’s hard to believe that a cartoon satirizing middle-class family life that first aired in 1989 would become one of the longest-running television shows in history. And—more importantly—it has become a significant pop-cultural phenomenon. Its appeal is due in no small part to its main protagonist, the lovable buffoon named Homer Simpson.

An everyman symbol of the put-upon dad, Homer is not the brightest tool in the shed. And, yet, he still manages to take a mostly optimistic view of the world, whether waxing poetic on his major food loves ("mmm, doughnuts"), or the love he has for his wife and family. Love and Homer Simpson go together like Itchy and Scratchy. So, try out one of these romantic quotes from Homer the next time you need to seduce your lover—hopefully, she's as patient as Marge!

On Putting Effort Into Your Relationship

"Your mother seems really upset about something. I better go have a talk with her...during the commercial."

"From now on, I'll never leave the room without saying how much I love you, and—this takes a long time. Maybe a pat on your butt will do."

On Loyalty

"Stop that. I love my wife and family. All I'm going to use this bed for is sleeping, eating, and maybe building a little fort."

"You know something, folks, as ridiculous as this sounds, I would rather feel the sweet breath of my beautiful wife on the back of my neck as I sleep, than stuff dollar bills into some stranger's G-string."

On What Makes Marriage Great

“To the untrained eye, I’m eating an orange. But to the eye that has brains, I’m making a point about marriage. For you see, marriage is a lot like an orange. First, you have the skin. Then the sweet, sweet innards.”

"Love isn't hopeless. Look, maybe I'm no expert on the subject, but there was one time I got it right."

On Women and Sex

“No, actually, a woman is more like a beer. They smell good, they look good, you’d step over your own mother to get one.”

"I'm going to the backseat of my car with the woman I love, and I won't be back for ten minutes."

"Marge, there's just too much pressure. What with my job, the kids, traffic snarls, political strife at home and abroad. But I promise you, the second all those things go away, we'll have sex."

"Marge, I'm going to miss you so much. And it's not just the sex. It's also the food preparation."