85 Most Romantic Love Quotes to Help You Express Your Passion (2024)

Updated: Mar. 15, 2024

Need the perfect words for the perfect person? These love quotes can help if you're feeling tongue-tied.

New love, old love, love that fizzled and then sparked again—it’s all magnificent and wondrous. Each love story is packed with emotions and experiences that shape those involved. While it may seem impossible to sum up your relationship in a few words, sometimes moving and meaningful love quotes can capture the essence of a relationship (especially around Valentine’s Day).

That’s what this list is for: To give you the best “I love you” messages about finding that special someone. Some of these “loving you” quotes are uplifting, others are quite funny or deeply romantic. And since every relationship is different, read on and see which quotes about love perfectly sum up your union (along with adding them to any Happy Valentine’s Day messages in your Valentine’s Day cards). Plus, we have “I love you” quotes for her and “I love you” quotes for him to specifically reference your husband, wife, girlfriend or boyfriend (some taken from the most romantic Valentine’s Day movies of all time). Also, discover how to celebrate Valentine’s Day, according to your zodiac signs. and the most romantic Valentine’s Day restaurants in every state.

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Best “I love you” quotes

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1. “I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.” —Paul Coelho, The Alchemist

2. “I love you as certain dark things are to be loved, in secret, between the shadow and the soul.” —Pablo Neruda

3. “I love you to the moon and back.” —Sam McBratney, Guess How Much I Love You

4. “Say ‘I love you’ out loud and often.” —Mary Davis, Every Day Spirit: A Daybook of Wisdom, Joy and Peace

5. “For you see, each day I love you more, today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.” —Rosemonde Gérard

6. “Immature love says: ‘I love you because I need you.’ Mature love says: ‘I need you because I love you.'” —Erich Fromm

7. “I love you—I am at rest with you—I have come home.” —Dorothy L. Sayers

8. “I love you more than there are stars in the sky and fish in the sea.” —Nicholas Sparks

9. “Do I love you? My God, if your love were a grain of sand, mine would be a universe of beaches.” —William Goldman, The Princess Bride

10. “I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. I love you not only for what you have made of yourself, but for what you are making of me. I love you for the part of me that you bring out.” —Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Famous love quotes

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11. “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.” —1 Corinthians 13

12. “The only thing we never get enough of is love; and the only thing we never give enough of is love.” —Henry Miller

13. “Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.” —Maya Angelou

14. “Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.” —Oprah Winfrey

15. “I wish you to know that you have been the last dream of my soul.” —Charles Dickens

16. “It was love at first sight, at last sight, at ever and ever sight.” —Vladimir Nabokov

17. “Who being loved, is poor?” —Oscar Wilde

18. “One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.” —Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

19. “I love you not because of who you are, but because of who I am when I am with you.” —Roy Croft

20. “I am grateful that you were born, that your love is mine, and our two lives are woven and welded together.” —Mark Twain

21. “Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.” —Zora Neale Hurston

22. “Loved you yesterday, love you still, always have, always will.” —Elaine Davis

23. “You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” —Buddha

24. “Love takes off the masks we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.” —James Baldwin, The Fire Next Time

25. “Love isn’t something you find. Love is something that finds you.” —Loretta Young

26. “Love is a juice with many tastes. Some bitter, others sweet. A wine which has few vineyards.” —Justice, Poetic Justice

27. “Love is such a powerful force. It’s there for everyone to embrace—that kind of unconditional love for all of humankind. That is the kind of love that impels people to go into the community and try to change conditions for others, to take risks for what they believe in.” —Coretta Scott King

Looking for some laughs? These hilarious love memes are sure to make your special someone chuckle.

Love quotes for him

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28. “He is fairer than the morning star, and whiter than the moon. For his body I would give my soul, and for his love I would surrender heaven.” —Oscar Wilde

29. “The real lover is the man who can thrill you by kissing your forehead or smiling into your eyes or just staring into space.” —Marilyn Monroe

30. “Falling for him would be like cliff diving. It would be either the most exhilarating thing that ever happened to me or the stupidest mistake I’d ever make.” —Colleen Houck,Tiger’s Curse

31. “As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.” —John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

32. “He’s more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” —Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

33. “The best smell in the world is that man that you love.” —Jennifer Aniston

34. “So dear I love him, that with him, all deaths I could endure, without him, live no life.” —John Milton

35. “I love that you are my person and I am yours, that whatever door we come to, we will open it together.” —A.R. Asher

36. “Come live in my heart, and pay no rent.” —Samuel Lover

37. “A purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved.” —Kurt Vonnegut

Love quotes for her

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38. “The simple lack of her is more to me than others’ presence.” —George Thomas

39. “I loved her against reason, against promise, against peace, against hope, against happiness, against all discouragement that could be.” —Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

40. “I fell in love with her courage, her sincerity and her flaming self-respect. And it’s these things I’d believe in, even if the whole world indulged in wild suspicions that she wasn’t all she should be. I love her, and it is the beginning of everything.” —F. Scott Fitzgerald

41. “I felt her absence. It was like waking up one day with no teeth in your mouth. You wouldn’t need to run to the mirror to know they were gone.” —James Dashner, The Scorch Trials

42. “Till my last day, I’ll be loving you.” —Unknown

43. “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, Anna Karenina

Romantic love quotes

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44. “My heart beats faster as you take my hand, my love grows stronger as you touch my soul.” —A.C. Van Cherub

45. “We lie in each other’s arms eyes shut and fingers open and all the colors of the world pass through our bodies like strings of fire.” —Marge Piercy

46. “You and I, it’s as though we have been taught to kiss in heaven and sent down to Earth together, to see if we know what we were taught.” —Boris Pasternak, Doctor Zhivago

47. “I can listen no longer in silence. I must speak to you by such means as are within my reach. You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope … I have loved none but you.” —Jane Austen,Persuasion

48. “I am who I am because of you. You are every reason, every hope and every dream I’ve ever had.” —Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook

49. “Because of you, I can feel myself slowly, but surely, becoming the me I have always dreamed of being.” —Tyler Knott Gregson

50. “Ancient lovers believed a kiss would literally unite their souls, because the spirit was said to be carried in one’s breath.” —Eve Glicksman

51. “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

52. “There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.” ―Friedrich Nietzsche

53. “It isn’t possible to love and part. You will wish that it was. You can transmute love, ignore it, muddle it, but you can never pull it out of you. I know by experience that the poets are right: love is eternal.” —E.M. Forster, A Room with a View

54. “Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.” —Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

55. “Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight! / For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night.” —William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

56. “Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get—only with what you are expecting to give—which is everything.” —Katharine Hepburn

57. “If one day the moon calls you by your name don’t be surprised, because every night I tell her about you.” —Shahrazad al-Khalij

58. “The power of a glance has been so much abused in love stories, that it has come to be disbelieved in. Few people dare now to say that two beings have fallen in love because they have looked at each other. Yet it is in this way that love begins, and in this way only.” —Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

59. “Love doesn’t make the world go ’round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.” —Franklin P. Jones

60. “I am in you and you in me, mutual in divine love.” —William Blake

61. “It’s like in that moment the whole universe existed just to bring us together.” —Serendipity

62. “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

63. “Thinking of you keeps me awake. Dreaming of you keeps me asleep. Being with you keeps me alive.” —Unknown

Short love quotes

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64. “Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me.” —Sarah Bernhardt

65. “Chemistry is you touching my arm and setting fire to my mind.” —Nayyirah Waheed

66. “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” —Lao Tzu

67. “If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more.” ―Jane Austen, Emma

68. “Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.” —Zelda Fitzgerald

69. “Love is so short, forgetting is so long.” —Pablo Neruda

70. “If you remember me, then I don’t care if everyone else forgets.” —Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

71. “Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.” —Robert Frost

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

73. “I swear I couldn’t love you more than I do right now, and yet I know I will tomorrow.” —Leo Christopher

74. “Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.” —Aristotle

75. “Love is the whole thing. We are only pieces.” —Rumi

76. “All love is sweet—given or returned.” —Percy Bysshe Shelley

77. “Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality.” —Emily Dickinson

78. “Grow old along with me; the best is yet to be.” —Robert Browning

79. “There is no remedy for love but to love more.” —Henry David Thoreau

80. “Love her but leave her wild.” —Atticus

81. “We loved with a love that was more than love.” —Edgar Allen Poe

82. “Love is shown more in deeds than in words.” —Saint Ignatius

83. “To love is to recognize yourself in another.” —Eckhart Tolle

True love quotes

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84. “Death cannot stop true love. All it can do is delay it for a while.” —William Goldman, The Princess Bride

85. “True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen.” —François de la Rochefoucauld

86. “True love has no expiration date.” —Unknown

87. “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

88. “I can no longer think of anything but you. In spite of myself, my imagination carries me to you. I grasp you, I kiss you, I caress you, a thousand of the most amorous caresses take possession of me.” —Honoré de Balzac

89. “Sharing the same passionate love with another person gives a feeling of being alive! The experience of something real is unforgettable.” —Ellen J. Barrier

90. “There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.” —Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever

91. “True love stories never have endings.” —Richard Bach

92. “What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” —Helen Keller

Falling in love quotes

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93. “I cannot fix on the hour, or the spot, or the look or the words, which laid the foundation. It is too long ago. I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun.” —Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

94. “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, When Harry Met Sally…

95. “You can’t blame gravity for falling in love.” —Albert Einstein

96. “The greatest wonderful feeling is falling in love.” —Lailah Gifty Akita

97. “You can’t help who you fall in love with.” —E.L. Montes, Cautious

98. “When you are missing someone, time seems to move slower, and when I’m falling in love with someone, time seems to be moving faster.” —Taylor Swift

Funny love quotes

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99. “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

100. “If you love them in the morning with their eyes full of crust, if you love them at night with their hair full of rollers, chances are, you’re in love.” —Miles Davis

101. “Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight.” —Phyllis Diller

102. “By all means marry; If you get a good wife, you’ll be happy. If you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher.” —Socrates

103. “The heart has its reasons, of which reason knows nothing.” —Blaise Pascal

104. “Love is being stupid together.” —Paul Valery

105. “It wasn’t love at first sight. It took a full five minutes.” —Lucille Ball

106. “Love is a two-way street constantly under construction.” —Carroll Bryant

107. “Love is something sent from heaven to worry the hell out of you.” —Dolly Parton

108. “If I love you, what business is it of yours?” —Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

109. “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

110. “Save a boyfriend for a rainy day—and another, in case it doesn’t rain.” —Mae West

111. “I love you no matter what you do, but do you have to do so much of it?” —Jean Illsley Clarke

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

Cute love quotes

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113. “You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” —Dr. Seuss

114. “If I had a flower for every time I thought of you … I could walk through my garden forever.” —Alfred Lord Tennyson

115. “I almost wish we were butterflies and liv’d but three summer days—three such days with you I could fill with more delight than fifty common years could ever contain.” —John Keats

116. “I would love to say that you make me weak in the knees, but to be quite upfront and completely truthful you make my body forget it has knees at all.” —Tyler Knott Gregson

117. “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

118. “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

119. “You are whatever a moon has always meant and whatever a sun will always sing.” —E.E. Cummings, “I Carry Your Heart with Me”

120. “The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.” —Audrey Hepburn

121. “When you look at me, when you think of me, I am in paradise.” —William Makepeace Thackeray

122. “To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.” —David Viscott

123. “Love is like the wind—you can’t see it but you can feel it.” —Nicholas Sparks, A Walk to Remember

124. “We are most alive when we’re in love.” —John Updike

125. “I can’t see anything I don’t like about you.” —Joel Barish, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

126. “You found parts of me I didn’t know existed, and in you I found a love I no longer believed was real.” —Unknown

127. “There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.” —George Sand

128. “Passion makes the world go ’round. Love just makes it a safer place.” —Ice-T

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