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Famous Quotes About Love

We hope these famous quotes about love give you inspiration to have the most lovable and romantic Valentine’s Day!


* “Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.” – Aristotle


* “A day without love is a day without life.” – George Van Valkenburg


* “Life began after I fell in love with you.”  – B. Hodge


* “True love doesn’t consist of holding hands, it consists of holding hearts.” – O A Battista


* “Tomorrow is Saint Valentine’s day,
All in the morning betime,
And I a maid at your window,
To be your Valentine.” – William Shakespeare (Hamlet)


* “Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.” – Jean Anouilh 1910-1987


* “Love is the master key which opens the gates of happiness.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes


* “We love because it’s the only true adventure.” – Nikki Giovanni


* “Lovers, like bees, lead a honey-sweet life.” – Author Unknown


* “Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.” – Alexander Smith


* “Come live with me, and be my love,
And we will all the pleasures prove,
That valleys, groves, hills, and fields,
Woods or steepy mountain yields.”  – Christopher Marlowe


* “Love is life…And if you miss love, you miss life.” – Leo Buscaglia


* “Hatred paralyses life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illumines it.” – Martin Luther King Jr.


* “Two souls with but a single thought,
Two hearts that beat as one.” – Fredrich Halm

* “It is worth true love as with ghosts. Everyone talks of it, but few have ever seen it.” – Francois de la Rochefoucauld


* “If I could reach up and hold a star for every time you’ve made me smile, the entire evening sky would be in the palm of my hand.”  – Author Unknown


* “Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love.
The real miracle is the love that inspires them.
In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle.” – Marianne Williamson


* “The greatest thing you ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.” – Nat King Cole


* “We had a lot in common. I loved him and he loved him.” – Shelley Winters


* “To the world you might be one person, but to one person you might be the world.“ – Author Unknown


* “Love is an egotism of two.” – Antoine De Salle


* “A date is a job interview that lasts all night. The only difference between a date and a job interview is that there are not many job interviews where there’s a chance you’ll end up naked at the end of it.” – Jerry Seinfeld


* “One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: that word is love.” – Sophocles


* “Loving can cost a lot but not loving always costs more, and those who fear to love often find that want of love is an emptiness that robs the joy from life.” – Merie Shain

* “Today I begin to understand what love must be, if it exists. When we are parted, we each feel the lack of the other half of ourselves. We are incomplete like a book in two volumes of which the first has been lost. That is what I imagine love to be: incompleteness in absence.” – Goncourt


* “It is not our purpose to become each other; it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other and honor him for what he is.” – Hermann Hesse


* “You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you do not trust enough.” – Frank Crane


* “Love alone is capable of uniting living beings in such a way as to complete and fulfill them, for it alone takes them and joins them by what is deepest in themselves.” – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

* “Love is pulling together against all odds.” – Author Unknown


* “There is no remedy for love but to love more.” – Thoreau


* “Give me a kiss, and to that kiss a score;
Then to that twenty, add a hundred more:
A thousand to that hundred: so kiss on,
To make that thousand up a million.
Treble that million, and when that is done,
Let’s kiss afresh, as when we first begun.     – Robert Herrick


* “”Love is love’s reward.” – John Dryden


* “Don’t forget to love yourself.” – Soren Kierkegaard


* “It is wrong to think that love comes from long companionship and persevering courtship. Love is the offspring of spiritual affinity and unless that affinity is created in a moment, it will not be created for years or even generations.” – Khalil Gibran


* “Where there is great love there are always miracles.” – Wilda Cather

* “Love is not blind – it simply enables one to see things others fail to see.” – Anonymous


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


* “Each day I love you more, today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.” – Rosemonde Gérard

* “A man falls in love through his eyes, a woman through her ears.” – Woodrow Wyatt


* “You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have really lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.” – Henry Drummond


* “For true love is inexhaustible; the more you give, the more you have.”  – Antoine de Saint-Exupery


* “You don’t marry someone you can live with, you marry the person who you cannot live without.” – Author Unknown


* “The easiest kind of relationship is with ten thousand people, the hardest is with one.” – Joan Baez


* “Love is not ‘blind’ but visionary: it sees into the very heart of its object, and sees the ‘real self’ behind and in the midst of the frailties and shortcomings of the person.” – Andras Angyal


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


* “For me, the highest level of sexual excitement is in a monogamous relationship.” – Warren Beatty


* “Understanding someone, and loving him despite that understanding, is a trait more often found in angels than in mankind.” – Elizabeth Lowell


* “To fall in love is easy, even to remain in it is not difficult; our human loneliness is cause enough. But it is a hard quest worth making to find a comrade through whose steady presence one becomes steadily the person one desires to be. – Anna Louise Strong


* “Love is a verb.” – Clare Boothe Luce


* “All you need is love.” – John Lennon


* “Immature love says: ‘I love you because I need you.’
Mature loves says: ‘I need you because I love you.’” – Erich Fromm

* “In our life there is a single color, as on an artist’s palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love. – Marc Chagall


* “As selfishness and complaint pervert and cloud the mind, so love with its joys clears and sharpens the vision.” – Helen Keller


* “The ultimate test of a relationship is to disagree but to hold hands.” – Alexandria Penney


* “There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.” – George Sand


* “Treasure your relationships, not your possessions.” – Anthony J D’Angelo


* “Perfect love is rare indeed… To be a lover will require that you continually have the subtlety of the very wise, the flexibility of the child, the sensitivity of the artist, the acceptance of the saint, the tolerance of the scholar, and the fortitude of the certain.” – Leo Buscaglia


* “Love is friendship set to music.” – E. Joseph Crossmann


* “Security is when I’m very much in love with somebody extraordinary who loves me back.” – Shelley Winters


* “One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: that word is love.” – Sophocles

* “All, everything that I understand,
I understand only because I love.” – Leo Tolstoy


* “Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.” – Margery Williams The Velveteen Rabbit


* “Love is like the measles; we all have to go through it.” – Jerome K. Jerome


* “We are all born for love. It is the principle of existence, and its only end.” – Benjamin Disraeli


* “To love for the sake of being loved is human, but to love for the sake of loving is angelic.” – Alphonse de Lemartine


* “Time is
Too slow for those who Wait,
Too swift for those who Fear,
Too long for those who Grieve;
Too short for those who Rejoice;
But for those who Love,
Time is Eternity.” – Henry Van Dyke

* “Doubt that the stars are fire, doubt that the sun doth move, doubt truth to be a liar, but never doubt I love.” – William Shakespeare


* “Who so loves believes the impossible.” – Elizabeth Barrett Browning


* “I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.  – Elizabeth Barrett Browning


* “So often when we say ‘I love you’ we say it with a huge ‘I’ and a small ‘you’.” – Anthony Russian Orthodox Archbishop of England

* “Losing through you what seemed myself, I find selves unimaginably mine; beyond sorrow’s own joys and hopings very fears, yours is the light by which my spirit’s born: yours is the darkness of my soul’s return, you are my son, my moon, and all my stars.” – E E Cummings


* “Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.” – Charlie Brown


* “Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind…” – William Shakespeare


* “Life is the flower for which love is the honey.    – Victor Hugo


* “In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything and two minus one equals nothing.” – Mignon McLaughlin


* “A life without love is like a heap of ashes upon a deserted hearth – with the fire dead, the laughter stilled, and the light extinguished.” – Frank P Tebbetts


* “There is always something left to love. And if you ain’t learned that, you ain’t learned nothing.” – Lorraine Hansberry

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


* “No man at one time can be wise and love.” – Robert Herrick


* “Loving is not just looking at each other, it’s looking in the same direction.” – Antoine de Saint Exupery


* “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.” – Helen Keller


* “The simple lack of her is more to me than others’ presence. – Edward Thomas

* “Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise.” – Samuel Johnson


* “Love enables you to put your deepest feelings and fears in the palm of you partner’s hand, knowing they will be handled with care.” – Carl S. Avery


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


* “Love is not blind – it sees more, not less. But because it sees more, it is willing to see less.” – Rabbi Julins Gordon


* “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways … I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach. – Elizabeth Barrett Browning


* “Love is the answer, but while you’re waiting for the answer, sex raises some pretty good questions.” – Woody Allen


* “Love is friendship set on fire.” – Jeremy Taylor


* “Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.” – Jeanne Moreau


* “Oh, if it be to choose and call thee mine,
Love, thou art every day my Valentine!” – Thomas Hood


* “To love is to place our happiness in the happiness of another.” – G. W. Von Leibnitz


* “Love is missing someone when you are apart, but somehow feeling close inside because you’re close in heart.” – Kay Knudsen


* “And on her lover’s arm she leant,
And round her waist she felt it fold,
And far across the hills they went
In that new world which is the old.” – Tennyson


* “The one thing we can never get enough of is love. And the one thing we never give enough is love.” – Henry Miller


* “Of all the earthly music, that which reaches farthest into heaven is the beating of a truly loving heart.” – Henry Ward Beecher


* “Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outwards together in the same direction.” – Antoine De Saint-Exupery


* “Love is everything it’s cracked up to be. That’s why people are so cynical about it. It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for. And the trouble is, if you don’t risk everything, you risk even more.” – Erica Jong


* “Love, you know, seeks to make happy rather than to be happy.” – Ralph Connor


* “The way to love is to realize that it might be lost.” – G. K. Chesterton


* “Who, being loved, is poor?” – Oscar Wilde


* “Give me a thousand kisses, then a hundred, then a thousand more.” – Catullus


* “Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be.” – Robert Browning


* “Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly.” – Rose Franken


* “Love works miracle every day: such as weakening the strong, and strengthening the weak; making fools of the wise, and wise men of fools; favoring the passions, destroying reason, and, in a word, turning everything topsy-turvy.” – Marguerite De Valois


* “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


* “Love is the master key which opens the gates of happiness.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes


* “Sometimes when one person is missing, the whole world seems depopulated.” – Lamartine


* “Your words are my food, your breath is my wine, You are everything to me.” – Sarah Bernhardt


* “I am not one of those who do not believe in love at first sight, but I believe in taking a second look.” – H. Vincent


* “The hours I spend with you I look upon as sort of a perfumed garden, a dim twilight, and a fountain singing to it. You and you alone make me feel that I am alive. Other men it is said have seen angels, but I have seen thee and thou art enough.” – George Moore


* “Love me little, love me long,
Is the burden of my song.” – Old Ballad


* “A woman has got to love a bad man once or twice in her life to be thankful for a good one.” – Mae West


* “Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get. Only with what you are expected to give … Which is everything.” – Katherine Hepburn


* “Love is the beauty of the soul.” – Sainte Augustine


* “If I were pressed to say why I loved him,
I feel that my only reply could be:
‘Because it was he, because it was I’.” – Michel de Montaigne


* “Never part without loving words to think of during your absence. It may be that you will not meet again in this life.” – Jean Paul Richter


* “Love is my religion – I could die for that.” – John Keats, a letter to Fanny Brawne


* “It is not love that is blind, but jealousy.” – Lawrence Durrell


* “If you have it (love), you don’t need to have anything else.
If you don’t have it, it doesn’t matter much what else you do have. – Sir James M. Barrie


* “Never sign a Valentine with your own name.” – Charles Dickens


* “Truly loving another means letting go of all expectations. It means full acceptance, even celebration of another’s personhood.” – Karen Casey


* “Whoever opens himself up to the river of love loses his home: he exists in the Universe. Love reaches from the body to the last star, it is a bond which endures. One can never forsake love. Love is omnipresent, it is all consuming, it is all knowing. Where there is a lack of awareness, love is destroyed. Love requires your complete participation. – Arnold Keyserling

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