Quotes / Love Dodecahedron

"Sweet Marie, she loves just me
(She also loves Maurice McGhee).
No she don't, she loves just me
(She also loves Louise Dupree).
No she don't, she loves just me
(She also loves the willow tree).
No she don't, she loves just me!
(Poor, poor fool, why can't you see
She can love others and still love thee.)"
Shel Silverstein, Just Me, Just Me.

"Withered Hope says she has a soul mate,
Living in a city in another state.
But the soul mate thinks about a picture in a book of a beautiful crook.
And the picture of the crook in the book is in love with the brand new motorbike.
But the motorbike doesn't like crooks,
it's obsessed with the Very Sad Sack"
They Might Be Giants, "Withered Hope"

Hang on, hang on. I'm gonna get some thumbtacks and colored strings so we can diagram this.
— Corrine Buenavida, "Perhaps a Pie Chart", Questionable Content

"You know the trouble with you lot? You're all in love with the wrong people."
Mrs. Patmore, Downton Abbey

"I'd say it's a Love Triangle, but it's more like a love octagon!"
The heroine is usually an heiress, probably a peeress in her own right, with perhaps a vicious baronet, an amiable duke, and an irresistible younger son of a marquis as lovers in the foreground, a clergyman and a poet sighing for her in the middle distance, and a crowd of undefined adorers dimly indicated beyond."

Silvia: (talking to Pepa) It's just that between your magnum and your "hot blood", you'd be a good match for Lucas.
Lola: Don't even start with that. Our family is already complicated enough.
Los Hombres De Paco

"A diagram of their love affairs would look like an underground system where every train stopped at every station."
Roger Ebert on the Bloomsbury Group

"By this point, the never-ending battle for Kelly has me eager for the classic couplings to finally get together, and the thought of another twenty minutes of macho one-upmanship, with the Screech/Lisa chase also in play, sees my fingers crossed for one of those Very Special Episodes that takes a turn with a fast-spreading fire in a packed hallway with poorly-marked emergency exits."
Stuart Millard, So Excited, So Scared: The Saved by the Bell Retrospective

"There was also something about a love triangle between [Ebony] and Harry Potter and Draco Malfoy, and for some reason, Hagrid. Which actually makes it more like a love rhombus than a triangle."
Bennett the Sage, in Part II of his Masterpiece Fanfic Theatre dramatic reading of My Immortal

''"Duke wants Olivia who likes Sebastian who is really Viola whose brother is dating Monique so she hates Olivia who's with Duke to make Sebastian jealous who is really Viola who's crushing on Duke who thinks she's a guy..."
Tagline for 'She's the Man (also serves as a pretty accurate description of the play the movie was based on).