Jim and Pam are one of television’s most iconic and talked about couples. While The Office was known for its hilarious moments, it was also popular because of how it made audiences care about the stories of the characters. The romance between Jim and Pam was definitely a staple and backbone of the series. Part of why people were so drawn to the couple was because of how much of a romantic Jim could be. He definitely loves Pam, and he wanted to make sure she knew it.
We’ve put together a list of Jim Halpert’s most romantic quotes from the series.
10 “PLAN A WAS MARRYING HER A LONG TIME AGO. PRETTY MUCH THE DAY I MET HER.”
This romantic line is said on the day of Jim and Pam’s wedding at Niagara Falls. Jim talks about how he booked a boat ride to the falls as plan C for their wedding. But, while plan B was getting married in the church, he really wanted to marry her long ago. It took these two a while to get together even though they clearly had feelings for each other for years. So, when they finally tie the knot it was a triumphant moment for them and for fans watching the show.
9 “YOU ARE EVERYTHING.”
While once Jim and Pam got together it seemed like things were mostly smooth sailing for them, season nine of The Office changed this up. This season explored the challenges these two faced as Jim started a new business in Philadelphia.
Many of Jim’s choices caused Pam to doubt if she was enough for Jim. When Jim says that she is his everything, it was a great moment as it made him refocus his priorities back on what really mattered to him most.
8 “I AM ABOUT TO DO SOMETHING VERY BOLD IN THIS JOB THAT I’VE NEVER DONE BEFORE...TRY.”
Jim was always a good salesman at Dunder Mifflin, but he never really tried very hard. Compared to many of the other employees, Jim didn’t really have to do much to be good at his job. However, when he starts dating Pam and makes plans to buy a house and marry her, he starts to put more effort into his job and making money. This is a romantic quote as it shows how Jim is willing to do more and be better because he loves Pam.
7 “I THINK, EVEN THEN I KNEW, I WAS WAITING FOR MY WIFE.”
Definitely the most romantic episodes of The Office were the ones where Jim and Pam get married. During their wedding dinner the night before they tie the knot, Jim gives a speech about how much he cares about Pam. The entire quote reads, “For a really long time that's all I had. Little moments with a girl who saw me as a friend. And a lot of people told me I was crazy to wait this long for a date with a girl who I worked with, but I think, even then I knew, I was waiting for my wife.”
This emotional monologue reveals how much Jim cared about Pam all along.
6 “THERE’S ONLY...ONE THING THAT WILL MAKE YOU GIVE UP ON EVERYTHING YOU THOUGHT YOU KNEW, EVERY RATIONAL CALCULATION.”
In season nine, Dwight and Angela realize once again that they love each other and are right for each other. When Dwight talks to Jim about his worries with this relationship, Jim says another romantic paragraph that reveals how much love means to him.
The entire quote reads, "All I know is that every time I've been faced with a tough decision, there's only one thing that outweighs every other concern. One thing that will make you give up on everything you thought you knew, every instinct, every rational calculation.”
5 “EVERYTHING I HAVE I OWE TO THIS JOB...THIS STUPID, WONDERFUL, BORING, AMAZING JOB.”
Life as an employee of Dunder Mifflin was definitely wild and full of a lot of shenanigans and ridiculous moments. Jim never loved his job there and often complained about it, but, in the end, he realizes he’s grateful for it. Dunder Mifflin gave him the most important things in his life: Pam and their children. Hearing Jim wax a little poetry about life and his job was definitely a tearjerker.
4 “ALL RIGHT, THEN IT’S A DATE.”
In the first couple of seasons of The Office, Jim and Pam aren’t together. Pam is still engaged to Roy, and for fans watching the show, it was just a matter of when and how these two would get together. When Jim moved to Stanford and then started dating Karen, fans had to wait another season before Jim and Pam would start dating. When Jim returns from the interview for the corporate job in New York, he finally asks Pam on a date.
3 “THE FUTURE MOTHER OF MY CHILDREN.”
Sometimes romance isn’t just grand features and poetic quotes. Sometimes it's the humorous and everyday aspects in a romance that make up a love story. This quote comes from an episode when Pam is at art school and accidentally leaves Jim a long voicemail while she’s drunk. This causes Jim to lovingly point out that she’s the future mother of his children. One of the great things about Jim and Pam’s relationship is how they are always joking around together.
2 “GOT IT A WEEK AFTER WE STARTED DATING.”
Seeing Jim and Pam finally get engaged was an exciting moment for many fans. When Jim reveals the ring he has picked out to the cameras, he says that he has been planning the engagement for a while now. These two have such a romantic story, and they both seemed to know when they started dating that they had finally gotten it right.
1 “I WAS JUST...I’M IN LOVE WITH YOU.”
This quote is really romantic but also a little bittersweet. Jim says this line to Pam at the Casino Night at the end of season two. While Pam isn’t ready to admit her feelings as well, seeing Jim risk their friendship and his happiness to tell her how he felt was definitely romantic. Luckily, these two get a happy ending even if it takes them a bit of time to get there.