We often use the word soulmate to describe a special someone with whom we’ve deeply fallen in love and who also loves us back. But there’s definitely more to this type of connection and all the meanings that we attach to it, as this compilation of quotes will reveal to you.

To some of us, a soulmate is almost like a mythical creature because we can’t seem to find it. They are always present in various love stories and poems– everybody’s talking about them– but where are they and how do recognize them?

Others have been lucky enough to find their soulmate; they call it a divine intervention. And some are still searching, hoping that one day they’ll just show up and make us whole.

By the way, kissing frogs is not the recommended way to find one.

They say that when you meet your soulmate, you instinctively know. Your connection is so profound that words can’t even begin to describe what you’re feeling inside. It suddenly feels like you’ve been knowing that person for a lifetime.

Some say that a soulmate can be a best friend, not necessarily a romantic partner. And who knows? Maybe soulmates come in many different forms.

Here are 20 soulmate quotes filled with romance and emotion:

In all the world, there is no heart for me like yours. In all the world, there is no love for you like mine.

MAYA ANGELOU (more Maya Angelou quotes)

What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined to strengthen each other, to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories.

GEORGE ELIOT (more George Eliot quotes)

A soulmate is the one person whose love is powerful enough to motivate you to meet your soul, to do the emotional work of self-discovery, of awakening.

KENNY LOGGINS

A soulmate is someone to whom we feel profoundly connected, as though the communicating and communing that take place between us were not the product of intentional efforts, but rather a divine grace.

THOMAS MOORE

Soulmate is an overused term, but a true soul connection is very rare, and very real.

HILARY DUFF

Our soulmate is the one who makes life come to life.

RICHARD BACH

People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that’s what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life.

ELIZABETH GILBERT

Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.

EMILY BRONTE

Having perfected our disguise, we spend our lives searching for someone we don’t fool.

ROBERT BRAULT

You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly.

SAM KEEN

For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.

JUDY GARLAND
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Have you ever felt really close to someone? So close that you can’t understand why you and the other person have two separate bodies, two separate skins?

NANCY GARDEN

A strong soul reaches anyplace, anytime; body fails to restrain it. And thus, perhaps soulmates are formed.

MUNIA KHAN

Love is just a word until someone comes along and gives it meaning.

PAULO COELHO (more Paulo Coelho quotes)

I love your feet because they have wandered over the earth and through the wind and water until they brought you to me.

PABLO NERUDA (more Pablo Neruda quotes)

A soulmate is an ongoing connection with another individual that the soul picks up again in various times and places over lifetimes. We are attracted to another person at a soul level not because that person is our unique complement, but because by being with that individual, we are somehow provided with an impetus to become whole ourselves.

EDGAR CAYCE

The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you, not knowing how blind I was. Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along.

RUMI (more Rumi quotes)

He felt now that he was not simply close to her, but that he did not know where he ended and she began.

LEO TOLSTOY

Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.

ARISTOTLE

To say that one waits a lifetime for his soulmate to come around is a paradox. People eventually get sick of waiting, take a chance on someone, and by the art of commitment become soulmates, which takes a lifetime to perfect.

CRISS JAMI