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A list of 37 romantic quotes to share with the one you love on Valentine’s Day. Romantic love quotes for both him and her, and love in general.

Love is complicated. One of the most powerful feelings a person can have, this all-powerful, deeply human experience creates a personal connection like no other. 

An extremely potent mix of biology, chemistry and psychology, when love blossoms it can make you feel like you’re soaring above the clouds. On the other hand, it can also bring you crashing down to earth, breaking your heart into pieces. Unsurprisingly, love has been the focus of authors, poets and philosophers throughout history. 

And while you may want to write a poem for someone or sing them a love song, if you’ve ever sat down with a pen and paper and tried to express the feelings of tenderness you have in your heart, you may have discovered that it’s not that easy! 

That’s where we come in. 

Below, you’ll find our collection of love quotes. Perfect for Valentine’s Day, a birthday, or any special occasion, scroll down and before you know it you’ll find the perfect way to share your feelings of love and friendship. 

Whether you’re using a quote to write a love letter, fill out a birthday card, or simply using it to send someone a thoughtful note, it’s time to pick your favorite, and start spreading the love!

Open Your Heart: Romantic Quotes About Love

While every love story is unique in its own way, they often share some similar elements. A good love story often makes people smile, with memories of laughter, inspiration, and joy never far away. Being loved by someone gives you courage, so go ahead, paint your lover a picture with words, and show them how much you love them by using the romantic love quotes below.

Romantic love quotes

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

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.

A. A. MILNE

There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.

FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE

When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.

NORA EPHRON (more Nora Ephron quotes)

You have bewitched me body and soul, and I love, I love, I love you. And wish from this day forth never to be parted from you.

JANE AUSTEN

I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine.

SONG OF SOLOMON 6:3

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

If I had to choose between breathing and loving you I would use my last breath to tell you I love you.

DEANNA ANDERSON

How lucky am I to have someone who makes saying goodbye so hard.

A.A. MILNE

I saw that you were perfect, and so I loved you. Then I saw that you were not perfect and I loved you even more.

ANGELITA LIM

Valentine, just a few words to tell you how I love you. I have loved you since the first day I saw you. Whenever that was.

CHARLES M. SCHULZ

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)

Do I love you? My God, if your love were a grain of sand, mine would be a universe of beaches.

WILLIAM GOLDMAN

Because of you, I can feel myself slowly, but surely, becoming the me I have always dreamed of being.

TYLER KNOTT GREGSON

I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate then when I fall asleep your eyes close.

PABLO NERUDA

Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.

PLATO

We simply can’t abandon ship every time we encounter a storm. Real love is about weathering the terms of life together.

SETH ADAM SMITH

You don’t love someone for their looks, or their clothes or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear.

OSCAR WILDE

It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them.

AGATHA CHRISTIE (more Agatha Christie quotes)

Love is like a beautiful flower which I may not touch, but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same.

HELEN KELLER (more Helen Keller quotes)

What is Love? I have met in the streets a very poor young man who was in love. His hat was old, his coat worn, the water passed through his shoes and the stars through his soul.

VICTOR HUGO

Marriage is a mosaic you build with your spouse. Millions of tiny moments that create your love story.

JENNIFER SMITH

Real love isn’t just a euphoric, spontaneous feeling – it’s a deliberate choice; a plan to love each other for better and worse, for richer and poorer, in sickness and in health.

SETH ADAM SMITH

To find someone who will love you for no reason, and to shower that person with reasons, that is the ultimate happiness.

ROBERT BRAULT

Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.

MAYA ANGELOU

When you love someone, you love them as the person they are, and not as you’d like them to be.

LEO TOLSTOY

Cute love quotes for your significant other

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

PAULO COELHO

I may not say much when I am with you, but all of me loves you all the time.

RICHARD NIXON

Come live in my heart and pay no rent.

SAMUEL LOVER

Love is old, love is new, love is all, love is you.

THE BEATLES

If I had a flower for every time I thought of you … I could walk through my garden forever.

ALFRED TENNYSON

If I know what love is, it is because of you.

HERMANN HESSE

You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.

DR. SEUSS (more Dr. Seuss quotes)

I would rather spend one lifetime with you, than face all the ages of this world alone
J.R.R. TOLKIENI would rather spend one lifetime with you, than face all the ages of this world alone.

J.R.R. TOLKIEN

To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.

DAVID VISCOTT

Love does not dominate; it cultivates.

JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE

The heart wants what it wants. There’s no logic to these things. You meet someone and you fall in love and that’s that.

WOODY ALLEN

Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.

JAMES BALDWIN (more James Baldwin quotes)

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

ERICH FROMM

Loving people live in a loving world. Hostile people live in a hostile world. Same world.

WAYNE DYER (more Wayne Dyer quotes)

Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.

H. JACKSON BROWN, JR.

When love is not madness it is not love.

PEDRO CALDERÓN DE LA BARCA

All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.

CHARLES SCHULZ

Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.

VINCENT VAN GOGH

When we are in love we seem to ourselves quite different from what we were before.

BLAISE PASCAL

Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.

OSCAR WILDE (more Oscar Wilde quotes)

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

VICTOR HUGO (more Victor Hugo quotes)

You don’t love someone because they’re perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they’re not.

JODI PICOULT

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

The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is to love and be loved in return.

NATALIE COLE

Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart, and the senses.

LAO TZU

I have decided to stick to love; hate is too great a burden to bear.

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. (more Martin Luther King, Jr. quotes)

Love Shines Like the Sun: Love Quotes for your Husband

If your man offers you a universe of positive emotions, forms a deep connection and acts as an inspiration, you have to tell him. You might feel as if your husband is the sun shining down on you, warming your heart and filling you with hope. Or, your husband may be your moon and your stars, someone who gives you strength, who makes you feel safe as you fall asleep slowly beside him. 

But no matter how you say “I love you,” it’s always important to make sure that your husband knows how much he means to you. Express those special feelings, ones that only being loved by someone gives, using these love quotes

The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.

AUDREY HEPBURN

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.

LAO TZU

Each day I love you more, today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.

ROSEMONDE GERARD

Your love shines in my heart as the sun that shines upon the earth.

ELEANOR DI GUILLO

My heart is and always will be yours.

JANE AUSTEN (more Jane Austen quotes)

A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband.

MICHEL DE MONTAIGNE

A dream you dream alone is only a dream.

JOHN LENNON

Everyday I discover that I love you even more, and in this infinite universe I will love you till the ends.

ALICIA N GREEN

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

MAWLANA JALAL-AL-DIN RUMI

So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.

PAULO COELHO

Love sought is good, but given unsought is better.

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

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

NICHOLAS SPARKS

We are all a little weird and life’s a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it Love.

DR. SEUSS

I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.

ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING

Loved you yesterday, love you still, always have, always will.

ELAINE DAVIS

Morning without you is a dwindled dawn.

EMILY DICKINSON

In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.

JANE AUSTEN

Then I realize what it is. It’s him. Something about him makes me feel like I am about to fall. Or turn to liquid. Or burst into flames.

VERONICA ROTH

I love you as one loves certain dark things, secretly, between the shadow and the soul.

PABLO NERUDA

To love is nothing. To be loved is something. But to love and be loved, that’s everything.

T. TOLIS

Silence has a voice; I know this because it screams when you are away.

TYLER KNOTT

I love my husband. I believe in him, and I am proud of his accomplishments.

PAT NIXON

Sometimes I can’t see myself when I’m with you. I can only just see you.

JODY LYNN ANDERSON

I’m very fortunate. My husband is hugely supportive, and he is very happy getting on with his career.

THERESA MAY

To be your friend was all I ever wanted; to be your lover was all I ever dreamed.

VALERIE LOMBARDO

Love quotes for your wife

Do you remember when you fell in love? Appreciating your partner is one of the most important aspects of a relationship, so it’s important to keep it up. Each moment you share with each other is special, so take a deep dive into the tenderness and of your relationship, and use a love quote from below to show your wife how much she means to you. It doesn’t have to be Valentine’s Day for you to make your emotions known.

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

EMILY BRONTË

I would rather share one lifetime with you than face all the ages of this world alone.

J.R.R TOLKIEN

Happy is the man who finds a true friend, and far happier is he who finds that true friend in his wife.

FRANZ SCHUBERT

No man succeeds without a good woman behind him. Wife or mother, if it is both, he is twice blessed indeed.

GODFREY WINN

A happy wife is a happy life.

GAVIN ROSSDALE

Behind every successful man is a woman, behind her is his wife.

GROUCHO MARX

My wife is my soul mate. I can’t imagine being without her.

MATT DAMON

A man’s home is his wife’s castle.

ALEXANDER CHASE

I love my wife, she deserves anything and everything.

AARON SPELLING

Marriage has made me a lot happier and I’m deeply in love with my wife, and I thank God for her every day.

HARRY CONNICK, JR.

The secrets of success are a good wife and a steady job. My wife told me.

HOWARD NEMEROV

Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.

ARISTOTLE

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

HELEN KELLER

When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.

HARRY (BILLY CRYSTAL), FROM WHEN HARRY MET SALLY

True love is not a hide-and-seek game; in true love, both lovers seek each other.

MICHAEL BASSEY JOHNSON

The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in.

MORRIE SCHWARTZ, FROM TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE

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

MIGNON MCLAUGHLIN

Love doesn’t make the world go around. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.

FRANKLIN P. JONES

Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.

ANAIS NIN

If you made a list of reasons why any couple got married, and another list of the reasons for their divorce, you’d have a hell of a lot of overlapping.

MIGNON MCLAUGHLIN

A psychiatrist asks a lot of expensive questions your wife asks for nothing.

JOEY ADAMS

There are many things you shouldn’t measure. Don’t, for example, try to measure how much you love your wife!

JULIAN BAGGINI

The bottom line is, you love your wife, you do your best with that.

SEAN PENN

My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.

WINSTON CHURCHILL

In my house I’m the boss, my wife is just the decision maker.

WOODY ALLEN

One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life. That word is love.

SOPHOCLES

Friendship, Laughter and Love Quotes for Him

Is he your moon and your stars? Sometimes an honest confession is enough to make him feel special. Here are some love quotes for him to express your undying love.

If you find someone you love in your life, then hang on to that love.

PRINCESS DIANA

Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind / And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, FROM A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

True love is your soul’s recognition of its counterpart in another.

JOHN (OWEN WILSON), FROM WEDDING CRASHERS

If you look for it, I’ve got a sneaky feeling you’ll find that love actually is all around.

DAVID (HUGH GRANT), FROM LOVE, ACTUALLY

Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.

MARCEL PROUST

A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.

YOKO ONO

No matter where I went, I always knew my way back to you. You are my compass star.

DIANA PETERFREUND

‘Twas not my lips you kissed but my soul.

JUDY GARLAND

A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.

INGRID BERGMAN

Clarity of mind means clarity of passion, too; this is why a great and clear mind loves ardently and sees distinctly what it loves.

BLAISE PASCAL

Never pretend to a love which you do not actually feel, for love is not ours to command.

ALAN WATTS

Maybe you don’t need the whole world to love you. Maybe you just need one person.

KERMIT THE FROG

For the two of us, home isn’t a place. It is a person. And we are finally home.

STEPHANIE PERKINS, FROM ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS

To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow—this is a human offering that can border on miraculous.

ELIZABETH GILBERT, FROM COMMITTED: A SKEPTIC MAKES PEACE WITH MARRIAGE

You are my heart, my life, my one and only thought.

ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE, THE WHITE COMPANY

We loved with a love that was more than love.

EDGAR ALLAN POE

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.

LAO-TZU

I think we dream so we don’t have to be apart for so long. If we’re in each other’s dreams, we can be together all the time.

A.A. MILNE, WINNIE-THE-POOH

That’s how you know you love someone, I guess, when you can’t experience anything without wishing the other person were there to see it, too.

KAUI HART HEMMINGS, THE DESCENDENTS

We were together even when we were apart.

SHANNON A. THOMPSON, DEATH BEFORE DAYLIGHT

There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart.

MAHATMA GANDHI

But I must admit, I miss you quite terribly. The world is too quiet without you nearby.

LEMONY SNICKET, THE BEATRICE LETTERS

We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.

SAM KEEN, TO LOVE AND BE LOVED

A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea.

HONORE DE BALZAC

The only thing we can never get enough of is love. And the one thing we never give enough is love.

HENRY MILLER

Love has reasons which reason cannot understand.

BLAISE PASCAL

Love quotes for her

The right words can hold more power than any material gift. They give you strength. And you don’t have to wait for any particular occasion to express your love for your beloved.

Love quotes for her

Love is when you meet someone who tells you something new about yourself.

ANDRE BRETON

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

NICHOLAS SPARKS

Before we met, I was as lost as a person could be and yet you saw something in me that somehow gave me direction again.

NICHOLAS SPARKS

Grow old along with me; the best is yet to be.

ROBERT BROWNING

To get the full value of a joy, you must have somebody to divide it with.

MARK TWAIN (more Mark Twain quotes)

Love is our true destiny. We do not find meaning of life by ourselves alone- we find it with another.

THOMAS MERTON

You have made a place in my heart where I thought there was no room for anything else. You have made flowers grow where I cultivated dust and stones.

ROBERT JORDAN

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

HELEN KELLER

I swear I couldn’t love you more than I do right now, and yet I know I will tomorrow.

LEO CHRISTOPHER

I love being married. It’s so great to find one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.

RITA RUDNER

Whatever happens tomorrow, or for the rest of my life, I’m happy now…because I love you.

GROUNDHOG DAY

Your words are my food, your breath is my wine. You are everything to me.

SARAH BERNHARDT

I’ve never had a moment’s doubt. I love you. I believe in you completely. You are my dearest one. My reason for life.

IAN MCEWAN, ATONEMENT

All my life, my heart has yearned for a thing I cannot name.

ANDRE BRETON

We are made of particles that existed since the moment the universe began. I like to think those atoms travelled 14 billion years through time and space to create us so that we could be together and make each other whole.

THE BIG BANG THEORY

There is a madness in loving you, a lack of reason that makes it feel so flawless.

LEO CHRISTOPHER

It’s like my life isn’t even real to me unless you’re there and you’re in it and I’m sharing it with you.

GILMORE GIRLS

You are the finest, loveliest, tenderest, and most beautiful person I have ever known—and even that is an understatement.

F. SCOTT FITZGERALD

I know that somehow, every step I took since the moment I could walk was a step towards finding you.

NICHOLAS SPARKS

Love is not a matter of counting the years, But making the years count.

MICHELLE AMAND

The water shines only by the sun. And it is you who are my sun.

CHARLES DE LEUSSE

My night has become a sunny dawn because of you.

IBN ABBAD

All, everything that I understand, I only understand because I love.

LEO TOLSTOY (more Leo Tolstoy quotes)

You know it’s love when all you want is that person to be happy, even if you’re not part of their happiness.

JULIA ROBERTS

Love is like a virus. It can happen to anybody at any time.

MAYA ANGELOU (more Maya Angelou quotes)

You don’t love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear.

OSCAR WILDE

Valentine’s Day love quotes

Do you love the way your partner lives their life? Valentine’s Day is just the occasion to remind them. Using love quotes to express how much you love your partner is one of the best ways to celebrate a relationship. Here are some of the most beautiful Valentine’s Day love quotes for your perfect day of love, where happiness is raised to the next level.

Love planted a rose, and the world turned sweet.

KATHARINE LEE BATES

You can’t blame gravity for falling in love.

ALBERT EINSTEIN

You are the answer to every prayer I’ve offered.

NICHOLAS SPARKS

Love is quivering happiness.

KAHLIL GIBRAN

All that you are is all that I’ll ever need.

ED SHEERAN

If I had a flower for every time I thought of you … I could walk through my garden forever.

ALFRED TENNYSON

Loving is not just looking at each other, it’s looking in the same direction.

ANTOINE DE SAINT-EXUPÉRY

We are most alive when we’re in love.

JOHN UPDIKE

Each time you love, love as deeply as if it were forever.

AUDRE LORDE

You are my heart, my life, my one and only thought.

ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE

You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back.

BARBARA DE ANGELIS

They invented hugs to let people know you love them without saying anything.

BIL KEANE

I know of only one duty, and that is to love.

ALBERT CAMUS

Being married is like having somebody permanently in your corner. It feels limitless, not limited.

GLORIA STEINEM

Love doesn’t just sit there, like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; remade all the time, made new.

URSULA K. LE GUIN

Thinking of you keeps me awake. Dreaming of you keeps me asleep. Being with you keeps me alive.

LISA BROOKS

Kisses are a better fate than wisdom.

E.E. CUMMINGS

To be brave is to love someone unconditionally without expecting anything in return.

MADONNA

The heart has its reason of which reason knows nothing.

BLAISE PASCAL

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.

HELEN KELLER

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.

ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING

The single most extraordinary thing I’ve ever done with my life is fall in love with you.

BETH PEARSON, “THIS IS US”

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

GEORGE SAND

Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along.

RUMI

Valentine’s Day is the poet’s holiday.

TED KOOSNER