490 Inspiring Love Quotes & Sayings

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Looking for an inspiring and romantic quote or saying? Read on for great heartfelt quotations to celebrate love on Valentine’s Day, an anniversary date or at a wedding.

Here are some thoughtful and thought-provoking quotes and sayings about love. These maxims are excellent to put into a Valentine’s Day card, anniversary card or just a card to say “I love you.”

They are great for girlfriends, boyfriends, husbands or wives and can also be used for something as simple as a Post-it note on a lunch bag to a beautifully written piece of script in a love journal or scrapbook. They can even be used at a toast for a wedding or an anniversary or birthday celebration.

What is Love?

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Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses. ~Ann Landers

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Music is love, love is music, music is life, and I love my life. Thank you and good night. ~A. J. McLean

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Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend. ~Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Love is flower like; Friendship is like a sheltering tree. ~Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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Love is the answer, and you know that for sure; Love is a flower, you’ve got to let it grow. ~John Lennon

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Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable. ~Bruce Lee

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Love is the flower you’ve got to let grow. ~John Lennon

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Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs. ~William Shakespeare

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We are born of love; Love is our mother. ~Rumi

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Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes. ~Friedrich Nietzsche


Love is not to be purchased, and affection has no price. ~St. Jerome


Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand. ~Mother Teresa


Love is an ice cream sundae, with all the marvelous coverings. Sex is the cherry on top. ~Jimmy Dean


Love is a serious mental disease. ~Plato


Love is all we have, the only way that each can help the other. ~Euripides


Love is when the other person’s happiness is more important than your own. ~H. Jackson Brown, Jr.


To me, a forever love is a bond that can’t be broken. ~Nick Cannon


Love is the beauty of the soul. ~Saint Augustine


Love is a trap. When it appears, we see only its light, not its shadows. ~Paulo Coelho


Love is a really scary thing, and you never know what’s going to happen. It’s one of the most beautiful things in life, but it’s one of the most terrifying. It’s worth the fear because you have more knowledge, experience, you learn from people, and you have memories. ~Ariana Grande


Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies. ~Aristotle


The best proof of love is trust. ~Joyce Brothers


Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit. ~Peter Ustinov


Love is a strange emotion. It is ever evolving. Lust is transient. With time, one realizes that love and togetherness are two different things. Very few people are lucky enough to experience the two emotions simultaneously. ~Randeep Hooda


Love is, above all, the gift of oneself. ~Jean Anouilh


My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world. ~Jack Layton


Love is the silent saying and saying of a single name. ~Mignon McLaughlin


Love is the best school, but the tuition is high and the homework can be painful. ~Diane Ackerman


Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up. ~James Baldwin


Love is pure and true; love knows no gender. ~Tori Spelling


To love is to admire with the heart; to admire is to love with the mind. ~Theophile Gautier


Love is the missing factor; there is a lack of affection, of warmth in relationship; and because we lack that love, that tenderness, that generosity, that mercy in relationship, we escape into mass action, which produces further confusion, further misery. ~Jiddu Krishnamurti


Love is something far more than desire for sexual intercourse; it is the principal means of escape from the loneliness which afflicts most men and women throughout the greater part of their lives. ~Bertrand Russell


Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good, too. ~Yogi Berra


Love is an endless mystery, for it has nothing else to explain it. ~Rabindranath Tagore


Love is higher than the Highest. Love is greater than the Greatest. Yea, it is in a certain sense greater than God; while yet, in the highest sense of all, God is Love, and Love is God. Love being the highest principle is the virtue of all virtues; from whence they flow forth. ~Jakob Bohme


Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life. ~Leo Buscaglia


Love is the river of life in the world. ~Henry Ward Beecher


Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration. ~D. H. Lawrence


Love is my religion – I could die for it. ~John Keats


Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own… Jealousy is a disease, love is a healthy condition. The immature mind often mistakes one for the other, or assumes that the greater the love, the greater the jealousy. ~Robert A. Heinlein


Love is not love, without a violin playing goat. ~Julia Roberts


Love is about mutual respect, apart from attraction. ~George Best


Love is not love, without a violin playing goat. ~Julia Roberts


Love is too young to know what conscience is. ~William Shakespeare


Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth or burn down your house, you can never tell. ~Joan Crawford


Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence. ~Erich Fromm


Love is the only reality and it is not a mere sentiment. It is the ultimate truth that lies at the heart of creation. ~Rabindranath Tagore


Love is all you need. ~Paul McCartney


Love is the crowning grace of humanity, the holiest right of the soul, the golden link which binds us to duty and truth, the redeeming principle that chiefly reconciles the heart to life, and is prophetic of eternal good. ~Petrarch


Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion. ~Miguel de Unamuno


Love is the most powerful thing in the world, and you know, what love brings is joy. ~DJ Khaled


Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination. ~Voltaire


Love is when he gives you a piece of your soul, that you never knew was missing. ~Torquato Tasso


Love is the expression of one’s values, the greatest reward you can earn for the moral qualities you have achieved in your character and person, the emotional price paid by one man for the joy he receives from the virtues of another. ~Ayn Rand


Love isn’t something you find. Love is something that finds you. ~Loretta Young


Love is the bond of perfection. ~John Winthrop


Love is the only gold. ~Alfred Lord Tennyson


Love is anterior to life, posterior to death, initial of creation, and the exponent of breath. ~Emily Dickinson


The art of love is largely the art of persistence. ~Albert Ellis


But love is really more of an interactive process. It’s about what we do not just what we feel. It’s a verb, not a noun. ~Bell hooks


Love is always a leap into the unknown. You can try to control as many variables, and understand a situation as you can, but you’re still jumping off a cliff and hoping that someone catches you. ~Lisa Kleypas


Love is a springtime plant that perfumes everything with its hope, even the ruins to which it clings. ~Gustave Flaubert


Love is not a feeling of happiness. Love is a willingness to sacrifice. ~Michael Novak


Love is so unconditional; love liberates; love is the reason why I do what I do, and so I think it is the greatest gift we have. ~BeBe Winans


Love is the most terrible, and also the most generous of the passions; it is the only one which includes in its dreams the happiness of someone else. ~Alphonse Karr


Love is the strongest and most fragile thing we have in life. ~Vanessa Paradis


I know that love is real when it’s not convenient, when it’s not selfish, when it’s challenged, sometimes even if it’s not reciprocated. ~Viola Davis


To tell you the truth, in my work, love is always in opposition to the elements. It creates dilemmas. It brings in suffering. We can’t live with it, and we can’t live without it. You’ll rarely find a happy ending in my work. ~Krzysztof Kieslowski


Love is love’s reward. ~John Dryden


Love is the ultimate expression of the will to live. ~Tom Wolfe


Love is a better teacher than duty. ~Albert Einstein


Love is not love that alters when it alteration finds. ~William Shakespeare


Love is always open arms. If you close your arms about love you will find that you are left holding only yourself. ~Leo Buscaglia


Love is a portion of the soul itself, and it is of the same nature as the celestial breathing of the atmosphere of paradise. ~Victor Hugo


Love is very dangerous if you just have love and don’t have the ability to be lovable. ~Dick Gregory


Love is like the measles. The older you get it, the worse the attack. ~Rainer Maria Rilke


Love is an exploding cigar we willingly smoke. ~Lynda Barry


Love is all, it gives all, and it takes all. ~Soren Kierkegaard


Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence. ~H. L. Mencken


Love is a deception and a trap. Love is as big a myth that God sits with his flowing white beard in a throne and looks at us. ~Al Goldstein


Love is like the wild rose-briar; Friendship like the holly-tree. The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms, but which will bloom most constantly? ~Emily Bronte


Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible – it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could. ~Barbara De Angelis


Love is the ultimate outlaw. It just won’t adhere to any rules. The most any of us can do is sign on as its accomplice. ~Tom Robbins


Love is or it ain’t. Thin love ain’t love at all. ~Toni Morrison


Love is the attempt to form a friendship inspired by beauty. ~Marcus Tullius Cicero


Love is jealous, and ingenious in self-torture in proportion as it is pure and intense. ~Victor Hugo


Love is not only something you feel, it is something you do. ~David Wilkerson


Love is just a word that we’ve chosen to use to describe something that we can’t fully explain. I mean, it’s like, as a culture, we’ve just all agreed on using the term, but I think people get so caught up in the word that they don’t allow themselves the privilege to live out what it actually might be. ~Musiq Soulchild


Love is the outreach of self toward completion. ~Ralph W. Sockman


Love is a state of Being. Your love is not outside; it is deep within you. You can never lose it, and it cannot leave you. It is not dependent on some other body, some external form. ~Eckhart Tolle


Love is cheering and sharing and compassion and giving and receiving. Love is an action thing more than a word thing, that brings comfort or joy or relief to anyone or anything. ~Ziggy Marley


Love is energy of life. ~Robert Browning


Love is never easy. It never is. And I’m not just talking about girl and guy, girlfriend, boyfriend, husband and wife. I’m talking about family, friends – all of that. ~LeToya Luckett


Love is probably the strongest emotion that you can feel. It’s very natural – and I wouldn’t want to say easy – but natural and comfortable to write about, and there’s so many different forms of it, millions of layers – you could write forever about it. ~Shawn Mendes

Best Love Quotes


“The best love is the kind that awakens the soul; that makes us reach for more, that plants the fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. That’s what I hope to give you forever.” ~The Notebook


All, everything that I understand, I only understand because I love.” ~Leo Tolstoy


“The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.”  ~Victor Hugo


“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” ~Lucille Ball


I know I am in love with you because my reality is finally better than my dreams. ~Dr. Seuss


Your love is all I need to feel complete ~Unknown


The first time you touched me, I knew I was born to be yours


Love is like the wind, you can’t see it but you can feel it. ~Nicholas Sparks


“To love is nothing. To be loved is something. But to love and be loved, that’s everything.” ~T. Tolis


“Love is, in fact, an intensification of life, a completeness, a fullness, a wholeness of life.”  ~Thomas Merton

I Love You Quotes


I love you the more in that I believe you had liked me for my own sake and for nothing else. ~John Keats


Unconditional love really exists in each of us. It is part of our deep inner being. It is not so much an active emotion as a state of being. It’s not ‘I love you’ for this or that reason, not ‘I love you if you love me.’ It’s love for no reason, love without an object. ~Ram Dass


The regret of my life is that I have not said ‘I love you’ often enough. ~Yoko Ono


Immature love says: ‘I love you because I need you.’ Mature love says ‘I need you because I love you.’ ~Erich Fromm


We should remember that saying ‘I love you’ is only a beginning. We need to say it, we need to mean it, and most importantly we need consistently to show it. We need to both express and demonstrate love. ~David A. Bednar


I love you, and because I love you, I would sooner have you hate me for telling you the truth than adore me for telling you lies. ~Pietro Aretino


I love you more than my own skin. ~Frida Kahlo


You just have to get rid of fear and confront the world. Look at yourself in the mirror and say to yourself, ‘I love you and nothing will destroy you and you’re not going to fall.’ ~Ricky Martin


I try to say I love you in a million different ways. That’s what I aspire to do. That’s what I do best. ~Christine McVie


I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit. ~Khalil Gibran


If I love you, I show you I love you every day. Little things, big things. ~Dwayne Johnson


To say ‘I love you’ one must first be able to say the ‘I.’ ~Ayn Rand


You don’t have to have a ring on your finger to say, ‘I love you.’ ~Tyra Banks


I think it’s not really difficult to write about love. We’ve been saying the same thing over and over for so many years. But it depends on how honest it is and how good you make it feel. You can say ‘I love you’ in a trillion ways, and it can always sound different or feel different. ~Babyface


I’ve never fallen in love right off the bat. I get scared to say I love you too soon because it means so much. It means you’re not seeing an end to things. ~Leighton Meester


No one’s body is up for comment. No matter how small, how curvy, how round, how flat. If you love you, then I love you. ~Shonda Rhimes


I like to say there’s certain things you can’t take back: One of them is ‘I love you,’ and one of them is bullets. ~Nathan Fillion


I don’t use the phrase ‘I love you’ very often, but I say it every time I talk to my children. ~George Hamilton


If you say, I love you, then you have already fallen in love with language, which is already a form of break up and infidelity. ~Jean Baudrillard


I love you if you love me. ~Roberto Cavalli


I say ‘I love you’ to my daughters every day. ~Amy Chua


One night, I wrote down all the things I was waiting to do with my little granddaughter, and it became a book, ‘I Already Know I Love You.’ It was one of those really lovely things in life. ~Billy Crystal


There’s only so many variations on the basics of human relationships. To me, it’s all about the detail and how you tell the story. How you say, ‘I love you.’ ~K. Flay


Language and words for psychopaths are only word deep; there is no emotional colouring behind it. A psychopath can use a word like, ‘I love you’ but it means nothing more to him than if he said, ‘I’ll have a cup of coffee.’ ~Robert D. Hare


I remember thinking, ‘If I don’t love the woman that I look at in the mirror, I am never going to be successful.’ That was the moment I had to start convincing myself to look in the mirror and start saying, ‘I love you.’ ~Ashley Graham


Even in the deepest love relationship – when lovers say ‘I love you’ to each other – we don’t really know what we’re saying, because language isn’t equal to the complexity of human emotions. ~Duane Michals


Thank God I’m in touch with my emotions enough to be able to pick up my children, kiss them all over and say ‘I love you’ over and over. ~Kate Winslet


I had one girl tell me last night that I’m the greatest thing ever, that she wants to aspire to be me. Just stuff like, ‘You’re my idol. I love you.’ It’s awesome. It’s what it’s all about. ~Carli Lloyd

Inspirational Love Quotes and Sayings


We cannot all do great things, but we can do small things with great love. ~Mother Teresa


A loveless world is a dead world, and always there comes an hour when one is weary of prisons, of one’s work, and of devotion to duty, and all one craves for is a loved face, the warmth and wonder of a loving heart. ~Albert Camus


More than kisses, letters mingle souls. ~John Donne


How strange is the lot of us mortals! Each of us is here for a brief sojourn; for what purpose we know not, though sometimes sense it. But we know from daily life that we exist for other people first of all for whose smiles and well-being our own happiness depends. ~Albert Einstein


Love reciprocated is always rejuvenating. ~T.S. Eliot


We seek the comfort of another. Someone to share and share the life we choose. Someone to help us through the never ending attempt to understand ourselves. And in the end, someone to comfort us along the way. ~Marlin Finch Lupus


…walk through life in dreams

Out of love of the hand that leads us.

Antonio Machado


Love cures people, both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it. ~Dr. Karl Menninger


Together we stood without words

And love, like the heavy fragrance

Of the flowering thorn tree, pierced us

~Gabriella Mistral


Love is not a desire for beauty; it is a yearning for completion. ~Octavio Paz


I am a crystal goblet in my Love’s hand. Look into my eyes if you don’t believe me. ~Jalal Al-Din Rumi


A man is not where he lives, but where he loves. ~Latin proverb

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Famous Love Quotes


“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” ~Martin Luther King, Jr.


“We always believe our first love is our last, and our last love our first.” ~George W. Melville


“If I know what love is, it is because of you.” ~Herman Hesse


Without his love I can do nothing, with his love, there is nothing I cannot do.


Love is like the wind, you can’t see it but you can feel it. ~Nicholas Sparks


“The art of love is largely the art of persistence.” ~Albert Ellis

“The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.” ~Johnny Depp


I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death. ~Leonardo da Vinci


The greatest gift that you can give to others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance. ~Brian Tracy


Where there is love there is life. ~Mahatma Gandhi


“Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.” ~Bruce Lee


“Love always brings difficulties, that is true, but the good side of it is that it gives energy.” ~Vincent Van Gogh


Men always want to be a woman’s first love – women like to be a man’s last romance. ~Oscar Wilde


Alcohol may be man’s worst enemy, but the bible says love your enemy. ~Frank Sinatra


“Love never claims, it ever gives. Love ever suffers, never resents never revenges itself.” ~Gandhi

“Do you know how you tell real love? It’s when someone else’s interest trumps your own. I like to put it that way: trumps your own. Love of somebody else — of family, of your kids — becomes the most important, most worthwhile thing in your life. It’s what you foster and protect.” ~Brad Pitt

Short Love Quotes


“Love is the greatest refreshment in life.” ~Pablo Picasso


Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs. ~William Shakespeare


“Love is a friendship set to music.” ~E. Joseph Cossman


Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend. ~Martin Luther King, Jr.


If music be the food of love, play on. ~William Shakespeare


Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson


A loving heart is the truest wisdom. ~Charles Dickens

Sad Love Quotes


It’s a very dangerous state. You are inclined to recklessness and kind of tune out the rest of your life and everything that’s been important to you. It’s actually not all that pleasurable. I don’t know who the hell wants to get in a situation where you can’t bear an hour without somebody’s company.” ~Colin Firth


There is a distinct, awful pain that comes with loving someone more than they love you. ~Steve Maraboli


It is sad not to love, but it is much sadder not to be able to love. ~Miguel de Unamuno


Some people are going to leave, but that’s not the end of your story. That’s the end of their part in your story. ~Faraaz Kazi


“You can close your eyes to things you don’t want to see, but you can’t close your heart to things you don’t want to feel.” ~Johnny Depp


“He was acting like our kiss had broken him, and his reaction was breaking me.” ~Shannon A. Thompson


Never make a decision when you are upset, sad, jealous or in love. ~Mario Teguh


There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love. ~Washington Irving


Everyone can have their heart broken. Even if you know the relationship isn’t working, it’s still sad. Even in a bad relationship, they’re part of your life for a long time, and saying goodbye to that can be difficult. ~James Marsden


You can never control who you fall in love with, even when you’re in the most sad, confused time of your life. You don’t fall in love with people because they’re fun. It just happens. ~Kirsten Dunst

True Love Quotes


“True love comes quietly, without banners or flashing lights. If you hear bells, get your ears checked.” ~Erich Segal


True love stories never have endings. ~Richard Bach


“Love without reason lasts the longest.” ~Unknown


True love is selfless. It is prepared to sacrifice. ~Sadhu Vaswani


Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer. ~Jean de La Fontaine


The course of true love never did run smooth. ~William Shakespeare


True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen. ~Francois de La Rochefoucauld


True love doesn’t come to you it has to be inside you. ~Julia Roberts


True love cannot be found where it does not exist, nor can it be denied where it does. ~Torquato Tasso


I believe in true love, and I believe in happy endings. And I believe. ~Christie Brinkley


True love, to me, is when she’s the first thought that goes through your head when you wake up and the last thought that goes through your head before you go to sleep. ~Justin Timberlake


True love – that is, deep, abiding love that is impervious to emotional whims or fancy – is a choice. It’s a constant commitment to a person regardless of the present circumstances. ~Mark Manson


True love lasts forever. ~Joseph B. Wirthlin


Only true love can fuel the hard work that awaits you. ~Tom Freston

Self Love Quotes


Beauty is when you can appreciate yourself. When you love yourself, that’s when you’re most beautiful. ~Zoe Kravitz


You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. ~Buddha


Don’t let fear or insecurity stop you from trying new things. Believe in yourself. Do what you love. And most importantly, be kind to others, even if you don’t like them. ~Stacy London


Don’t forget to tell yourself positive things daily! You must love yourself internally to glow externally. ~Hannah Bronfman


Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself – and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That’s what real love amounts to – letting a person be what he really is. ~Jim Morrison


One way to feel good about yourself is to love yourself… to take care of yourself. ~Goldie Hawn


You’ve got to love yourself first. You’ve got to be okay on your own before you can be okay with somebody else. ~Jennifer Lopez


Love yourself, whatever makes you different, and use it to make you stand out. Mine is my voice and the fact that I’m gay: well, the fact that I’m flamboyantly gay. ~Ross Mathews


Knowing yourself, and learning to love yourself as you are, is the beginning of beauty. I think the most important thing is to show off what’s most beautiful about you and to hide what’s less beautiful. ~Sonia Rykiel


Love other human beings as you would love yourself. ~Ho Chi Minh


If you can’t love yourself, you can’t love other people. ~Kyle


If you can learn to love yourself and all the flaws, you can love other people so much better. And that makes you so happy. ~Kristin Chenoweth


I have an everyday religion that works for me. Love yourself first, and everything else falls into line. ~Lucille Ball

Cute Love Quotes


I love women, but I feel like you can’t trust some of them. Some of them are liars, you know? Like I was in the park and I met this girl, she was cute and she had a dog. And I went up to her, we started talking. She told me her dog’s name. Then I said, ‘Does he bite?’ She said, ‘No.’ And I said, ‘Oh yeah? Then how does he eat?’ Liar. ~Demetri Martin


I love nerdy, cute, quirky boys who don’t take themselves too seriously. ~Ariana Grande


I love shifting between being super cute and aggressive. It’s funny. ~Sigrid


No one forgets their first love. You’re experiencing all those endorphins and all that dopamine and that obsession with one another for the very first time in your life, so it makes it that much more cute. ~James Marsden


A lot of sequins for New Year’s! Red, green, white – I fail at all of that because I’m always in black. But for Christmas, I do love wearing cute dresses with tights and a pair of boots. ~Ashley Benson



Romantic Love Quotes


Romantic love allows you to focus mating energy. Attachment sustains that relationship as long as necessary to raise your baby. ~Helen Fisher


The essence of romantic love is that wonderful beginning, after which sadness and impossibility may become the rule. ~Anita Brookner


Romantic love is mental illness. But it’s a pleasurable one. It’s a drug. It distorts reality, and that’s the point of it. It would be impossible to fall in love with someone that you really saw. ~Fran Lebowitz


I’ve never believed in or understood romantic love. Love at first sight was always a complete joke to me. ~Glennon Doyle Melton


The reason you take antidepressants is to feel calm. And romantic love is not calm – it’s elation, it’s mood swings, and you’re killing all that when you take the drug. ~Helen Fisher


Romantic love is an illusion. Most of us discover this truth at the end of a love affair or else when the sweet emotions of love lead us into marriage and then turn down their flames. ~Thomas Moore


Romantic love is an addiction. ~Helen Fisher


Love is the driver for all great stories: not just romantic love, but the love of parent for child, for family, for country. ~Jojo Moyes


Romantic love is just one aspect of love. ~Ann Wilson


I think romantic love evolved to enable you to focus your mating energy on just one individual at a time, thereby conserving mating time and energy. ~Helen Fisher


Falling In Love Quotes


A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person. ~Mignon McLaughlin


Falling in love and having a relationship are two different things. ~Keanu Reeves


There’s a big difference between falling in love and being in love. There’s a big difference between infatuation and falling in love. ~Phil McGraw


Falling in love is the best way to kill your heart because then it’s not yours anymore. It’s laid in a coffin, waiting to be cremated. ~Ville Valo


The key is falling in love with something, anything. If your heart’s attached to it, then your mind will be attached to it. ~Vera Wang


When you connect with a cause, it’s like falling in love. ~Debra Winger


Falling in love is terrible. It makes you act foolish, like an idiot. ~Lemmy


Falling in love as we know it is an addictive experience. ~Susan Cheever

Funny Love Quotes


Pain is funnier than love. ~Mike Birbiglia


Netflix, I love you. ~Beau Mirchoff


Sex is funny and love is serious. ~Stephan Jenkins


“Before you marry a person, you should first make them use a computer with slow Internet service to see who they really are.” ~Will Ferrell


“If you can stay in love for more than two years, you’re on something.” ~Fran Lebowitz


I may look like a potato now, but one day I’ll turn into fries and you’ll want me then. ~Anonymous


“Women need a reason to have sex. Men just need a place.” ~Billy Crystal


“A man in love is not complete until he is married. Then he is finished.” ~Zsa Zsa Gabor


The words “I love you” take two seconds to say, two hours to explain and a lifetime to prove. ~Anonymous


“People who throw kisses are hopelessly lazy.” ~Bob Hope


“Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties.” ~Jules Renard

Deep Love Quotes


There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love. ~Martin Luther King, Jr.


The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart. ~Helen Keller


“You have found true love when you realize that you want to wake up beside your love every morning even when you have your differences.” – Unkown


The beautiful thing about love is that you just need to plant it once and nurture it and it shall bloom into blossoms that would cover the valleys. ~Hermann J. Steinherr


Love is tough. Love survives through the worst of situations, and thrives through hope. Even when things seem hopeless love will find it’s way. ~Malika E. Nura


“Love is a friendship set to music.” ~Joseph Campbell


If you truly love someone, then the only thing you want for them is to be happy, even if its not with you. ~Lauren&L


“When we are in love we seem to ourselves quite different from what we were before.” ~Blaise Pascal

Love Quotes For Him


A woman in love will do almost anything for a man, except give up the desire to improve him. ~Nathaniel Branden


I love you not because of anything you have, but because of something that I feel when I’m near you. ~Anonymous


God is keeping me alive but you are keeping me in love.


My angel, my life, my entire world, you’re the one that I want, the one that I need, let me be with you always, my love, my everything.


I love you every step of the way.


Thank you, my love, for always making me feel like the most beautiful woman in the world.


Sometimes I wish there was no alarm clock because that is the only device which wakes me up while I am dreaming of you.



Love Quotes For Her


I want someone who is open-minded, dedicated to whatever she is doing and isn’t afraid to say I love you. As for looks, she shouldn’t have three heads. I want a regular human being. ~Kevin Eubanks


I’d rather spend one moment holding you than a lifetime knowing I never could.


Every time I see you I fall in love all over again.


You may not be perfect, you are flawed like all humans. But you are perfect to me and that’s all that matters.


The power of your smile should never be underestimated. It melts my heart and touches my soul.


The first thing I imagined when I saw the word ‘love’ is you.


You are by far the most amazing, beautiful, sexy, loving, kind and annoying woman in the world. I included that last one so you knew that I was being honest!


For once in my life, I don’t have to try to be happy. When I’m with you, it just happens.

Related: Deep Love Quotes For Her

Love Quotes About Life


There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved. ~George Sand


Peace is the beauty of life. It is sunshine. It is the smile of a child, the love of a mother, the joy of a father, the togetherness of a family. It is the advancement of man, the victory of a just cause, the triumph of truth. ~Menachem Begin


When all your desires are distilled, you will cast just two votes: To love more, and be happy. ~Hafiz of Persia


Love life and life will love you back. Love people and they will love you back. ~Arthur Rubinstein


Life is meaningless only if we allow it to be. Each of us has the power to give life meaning, to make our time and our bodies and our words into instruments of love and hope. ~Tom Head


Life is a quest and love a quarrel. ~Edna St. Vincent Millay


Love is anterior to life, posterior to death, initial of creation, and the Exponent of earth. ~Emily Dickinson

Love Quotes About Time


If you love life, don’t waste time, for time is what life is made up of. ~Bruce Lee


Love vanquishes time. To lovers, a moment can be eternity, eternity can be the tick of a clock. ~Mary Parrish

Love Quotes About Distance


Love will travel as far as you let it. It has no limits. ~Dee King


Love knows not distance; it hath no continent; its eyes are for the stars. ~Gilbert Parker


Love, having no geography, knows no boundaries: weight and sink it deep, no matter, it will rise and find the surface. ~Truman Capote

Love Quotes About Eyes


Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts. ~Paramahansa Yogananda


The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. ~Audrey Hepburn


Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes. ~Friedrich Nietzsche


Love Quotes About Friendship


Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness. ~Euripides


The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love. ~Hubert H. Humphrey


We’re born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we’re not alone. ~Orson Welles


Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer. ~Jean de La Fontaine


A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love. ~Saint Basil

Related: Friendship Quotes About Love

Love Quotes About Family, Husband, Wife


The most important thing in the world is family and love. ~John Wooden


Family is a unique gift that needs to be appreciated and treasured, even when they’re driving you crazy. As much as they make you mad, interrupt you, annoy you, curse at you, try to control you, these are the people who know you the best and who love you. ~Jenna Morasca


Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love. ~Stevie Wonder


A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person. ~Mignon McLaughlin


The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother. ~Theodore Hesburgh


Mother’s love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved. ~Erich Fromm



Love Quotes About Forgiveness


The degree of loving is measured by the degree of giving. ~Edwin Louis Cole


A life lived without forgiveness is a life lived in the past. ~Asa Don Brown


The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward. ~Steve Maraboli


Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit. ~Peter Ustinov

Love Quotes From The Bible


Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.It is not rude, it is not self-seeking. It is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. ~I Corinthians 13:4-8


Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. ~Peter 4:8


Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. ~Romans 12:10


Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. ~Romans 12:9

Love Quotes From Movies


“Love is all around us.” ~Love, Actually


“If there’s any kind of magic in this world, it must be in the attempt of understanding someone, sharing something. I know, it’s almost impossible to succeed, but… who cares, really? The answer must be in the attempt.” ~Before Sunrise


“Death cannot stop true love. All it can do is delay it for a while.” ~The Princess Bride

Love Quotes From Books, Novels


“Who, being loved, is poor?” ~A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE, Oscar Wilde


“I loved her against reason, against promise, against peace, against hope, against happiness, against all discouragement that could be.” ~GREAT EXPECTATIONS, Charles Dickens


Doubt thou the stars are fire; Doubt that the sun doth move; Doubt truth to be a liar; But never doubt I love. ~William Shakespeare, Hamlet


“To love or have loved, that is enough. Ask nothing further.” ~LES MISÉRABLES, Victor Hugo


“If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more.” ~EMMA, Jane Austen


If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you.” ~WINNIE-THE-POOH, A.A. Milne


“There I was, way off my ambitions, getting deeper in love every minute.” ~The Great Gatsby, F. SCOTT FITZGERALD



Love Quotes From Songs


And I can’t help but stare, cause I see truth somewhere in your eyes.” ~Mirrors, Justin Timberlake


I love to love you baby
When you’re laying so close to me
There’s no place I’d rather you be than with me…
Love To Love You Baby, Donna Summer


It’s a little bit funny this feeling inside
I’m not one of those who can easily hide
I don’t have much money but boy if I did
I’d buy a big house where we both could live
Your Song, Elton John


I don’t need a lot of things,
I can get by with nothing
Of all the blessings life can bring,
I’ve always needed something
But I’ve got all I want
When it comes to loving you
You’re my only reason,
You’re my only truth.

~I Need You, Leann Rimes


And when you’re needing your space to do some navigating, I’ll be here patiently waiting to see what you find.” ~I won’t give up, Jason Mraz


“When you left I lost a part of me. It’s still so hard to believe. Come back baby please cause we belong together.” ~We belong together, Mariah Carey


And when you smile. The whole world stops and stares for a while. ‘Cause girl you’re amazing. Just the way you are.” ~Just the Way You Are, Bruno Mars



Choose from any of these quotations and sayings to write a note, card or letter to a loved one for any season, holiday or event that celebrates love.

They can also be used for speeches and toasts at weddings and anniversary parties. Also check out Romantic and Sweet Quotes and Sayings, Funny Marriage Quotes and Sayings and How to Write a Love Journal.


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