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They say that when you meet your soulmate, you instinctively know. Here are 20 soulmate quotes filled with romance and emotion.

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?

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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.

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

“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

“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

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

Emily Bronte

“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

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“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

“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

“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

“I describe a soulmate as a ‘soul-nurturing mate’ – someone who nurtures your soul – thereby promoting insight and growth.”

-– Karen Salmansohn

“I recognized you instantly. All of our lives flashed through my mind in a split second. I felt a pull so strongly towards you that I almost couldn’t stop it.”

— J. Sterling

Soulmate Quotes That Are Life Lessons

“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

“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

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

Sam Keen

“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

“You can meet thousands of people and none of them will touch you. And then one day, someone can come in and touch your soul and before you know it, your life has been changed forever. “

— Jamie Randall

Finding Your Soulmate Quotes

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

Robert Brault

“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

“If we’d never met, I think I would have known my life wasn’t complete. And I would have wandered the world in search of you, even if I didn’t know who I was looking for.”

— Nicholas Sparks

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“And if you can find a soulmate with whom you can share similar experiences with… one who enjoys them as much as you do, then it’s kind of a match made in heaven really.”

-– Charley Boorman

“I’ve learned that there’s a soulmate somewhere in this world. Till you don’t find that person, the search goes on. “

— Preity Zinta

“I hate to say it, most of them – actually pretty much all of them are going to break your heart, but you can’t give up because if you give up, you’ll never find your soulmate. You’ll never find that half who makes you whole and that goes for everything.”

-– Marilyn Monroe

“Eventually soulmates meet, for they have the same hiding place.”

— Robert Brault

“If you can’t ignore imperfections, then your imaginary ideal soulmate will always remain pending till you grow old and die.”

— Michael Bassey Johnson

“When your emotion finds a true expression in another person, he’s your soulmate. Never leave him!”

-– Ramana Pemmaraju

“What are the chances you’d ever meet someone like that? Someone you could love forever, someone who would forever love you back? And what did you do when that person was born half a world away?”

-– Rainbow Rowell

“Marriage is miserable unless you find the right person that is your soulmate and that takes a lot of looking.”

-– Marvin Gaye

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“You meet your soulmate, and you’re like, ‘Well, this is it. This is the feeling of falling in love, and it’s the most intense it can ever be.’ Then you have a child, and it’s like – it’s huge!”

-– Bryce Dallas Howard

“When you meet that special someone, you’ll understand why it didn’t work out with anyone else.”

— Unknown

“Before you find your soulmate, you must first discover your soul.”

— Charles F. Glassman

“Soulmates tend to find each other during their respective pursuits of their soul missions. Creating a soulmate could be seen as a spiritual reward that we give ourselves, after pursuing many soul contracts rife with discord.”

— Linda Brady

“Don’t rush into love. You’ll find the person meant for you when you least expect it.”

— Franzie Gubatina

“When deep down in the core of your being you believe that your soulmate exists, there is no limit to the ways he or she can enter your life.”

— Arielle Ford

“Falling in love is very real, but I used to shake my head when people talked about soul mates, poor deluded individuals grasping at some supernatural ideal not intended for mortals but sounded pretty in a poetry book. Then, we met, and everything changed, the cynic has become the converted, the skeptic, an ardent zealot.”

–– E.A. Bucchianeri

Soulmate Quotes for Him

“I will love you all my life and when I die, I will still love you through eternity and beyond.”

-– Leann

“Even if he could never belong to me, I would always belong to him. Painfully, ruinously, irrevocably.”

–– Mary Catherine Gebhard

“Maybe our girlfriends are our soulmates and guys are just people to have fun with.”

-– Candace Bushnell

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“How every smile, every whisper brings me closer to the impossible conclusion that I have known you before, I have loved you before—in another time, a different place, some other existence.”

-– Lang Leav

“Yes, it was love at first sight. I feel that after all these years, I have finally found my soulmate.”

— Barbara Hershey

“I couldn’t imagine that I’d ever fall in love again like I had with Gideon. For better or worse, he was my soulmate. The other half of me. In many ways, he was my reflection.”

— Sylvia Day

“I feel like a part of my soul has loved you since the beginning of everything. Maybe we’re from the same star.”

-– Emery Allen

“You have captured my soul in a cocoon of love. My heart will be forever yours.”

-– Shae-Lynn Bourne

“If you age with somebody, you go through so many roles – you’re lovers, friends, enemies, colleagues, strangers; you’re brother and sister. That’s what intimacy is, if you’re with your soulmate.”

-– Cate Blanchett

“You’re mine in every galaxy, every universe, every alternate reality. you are mine. and i shall be yours just the same.”

— Renesmee Stormer

Soulmate Quotes for Her

“If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart. I’ll stay there forever.”

-– A.A. Milne

“I can’t promise you forever, because that’s not long enough.”

-– Jason Dorsey

“Forever in my heart is where you will be. Nobody else will enter because you have the only key.”

-– Adrian Jackson

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“Our souls already know each other, don’t they?’ he whispered. ‘It’s our bodies that are new.”

-– Karen Ross

“And yes, there are over a million words in our language but for some reason, none of them can describe the way you make me feel.”

— R.M. Drake

“If I had to dream up the perfect woman, she wouldn’t even come close to you.”­

— Cory Matthews

“She’s it, she’s my everything! She’s the standard by which I’ll judge beauty for the rest of my life. I’ll measure every touch to her breath on my skin. Every voice to her voice. Every mind to her mind. My measure of perfection. The name carved into me. If I could, I would lie with her under these stars until my heart burst.”

— Jeff Zentner

“I’m convinced my heart knew who it belonged to, long before I met her.”

— Karla Campos

When Your Best Friend Is Your Soulmate Quotes

“They stood there pretending to be just friends when all the while everyone in the room could plainly see that they were only existing for each other.”

-– Emma Blake

“True love is finding your soulmate in your best friend.”

-– Faye Hall

“I looked at him as a friend until I realized I loved him.”

— Unknown

“Your soulmate doesn’t just mean your husband or your boyfriend. I have friends in my life who I believe I was meant to meet and be a part of. “

-– Louise Nurding

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“I believe in soulmates, yes, but I believe you also have to work at love. I happen to believe your soulmate doesn’t have to be your partner – your soulmate could be your best friend, your sibling, it doesn’t have to be the person you marry. “

-– Cheryl Cole

“Your soulmate can be anything. It could be the person you marry, or it could just be literally your bosom buddy. Whatever is the most fulfilling relationship for you. It can be whatever you want it to be.”

-– William Jackson Harper

“You are my dearest friend, my deepest love, you are the best of me. “

— Unknown

“Friends yesterday, lovers today, soulmates forever.”

— Unknown

“Today and always, beyond tomorrow, I need you beside me, always as my friend, lover and forever soulmate…”

— Ritu Ghatourey

“I never thought a best friend can become a soulmate. Yet, here you are… “

— Unknown

Soulmate Quotes That Show True Soul Connection

“When deep down in the core of your being you believe that your soulmate exists, there is no limit to the ways he or she can enter your life.”

-– Arielle Ford

“Sometimes, soulmates may meet, stay together until a task or life lesson is completed, and then move on. This is not a tragedy, only a matter of learning.”

— Brian Weiss

“Soulmates aren’t the ones who make you happiest, no. They’re instead the ones who make you feel the most. Burning edges and scars and stars. Old pangs, captivation and beauty. Strain and shadows and worry and yearning. Sweetness and madness and dreamlike surrender. They hurl you into the abyss. They taste like hope.”

— Victoria Erickson

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“A heart worth loving is one you understand, even in silence.”

— Shannon L. Alder

“I married a man who was as much a part of me as my own soul.”

— C.J. English

“Though soulmates aren’t looking for you, they will find you.”

— Kevin Ansbro

“Looking back at our lives, the unbelievable thing is that despite all the times when things felt so wrong, we still managed to meet at the perfect moment. Almost as if by some plan which we were unaware of.”

— John Mark Green

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“We were soul deep in love, our souls loved one another long before we ever knew this was a once in a lifetime love. One we cannot undo.”

— N.R.Hart

“Time and time again, we reconnect. It’s like the universe nudges us to give it one more chance.”

-– Nikki Rowe

“Not all pain can be consoled. Sometimes all a pining person really needs is an ear to listen and a heart to understand them.”

-– J. Yuvanesh

“You fall in and out of love, but when you really love someone…it’s forever.”

-– Sophie Kinsella

“When you love someone, it’s never over. You move on, because you have to but you take them with you in your heart.”

-– Elizabeth Chandler

“And when one of them meets the other half, the actual half of himself, whether he be a lover of youth or a lover of another sort, the pair are lost in an amazement of love and friendship and intimacy and one will not be out of the other’s sight, as I may say, even for a moment…”

-– Plato

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