The Very Best 136 Love Quotes

The Very Best 136 Love Quotes

Love is one the most powerful forces in the universe.

It brings people together, reveals our greatest strengths and weaknesses, defies all logic and is everywhere yet seemingly rare at the same time.

Those who are lucky enough to experience love know the greatest joy and peace you can find in this world. However, that feeling can sometimes be hard to put into words. Luckily there is no shortage of brilliant quotes on love.

You’re sure to find the perfect love quote to say exactly how you feel or gather some new insight into how love takes form. From romantic love quotes to  falling in love quotes we’ve got it all covered.

Whether you’re already in love, still searching or experiencing a heartbreak, these words are sure to inspire and make you feel warm and fuzzy inside.

Enjoy this list of the 100 best love quotes and 50 best I love you quotes.

Best Love Quotes

“You have a place in my heart no one else ever could have”

– F Scott Fitzgerald

Finding true love is like finally finding the right key to unlock your heart.

“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

The material things in life don’t matter when you’re in love. Oscar Wilde always knows how to say it best.

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

– Maya Angelou

Don’t worry about the roadblocks in life, true love overcomes all boundaries

“You are my sun, my moon, and all of my stars.”

– E.E. Cummings

What a poetic way of saying love is everything, day, night and everything in between.

“Love is friendship set on fire.”

– Jeremy Taylor

Your partner may be your best friend, but that friendship surpasses even the best platonic friendships.

“My love, believe me, waiting for you has always been a form of freedom.”

– Alexander Vasiliu 

Waiting for love is hard, but knowing you will eventually be with your person is like awaiting a birthday or celebration.

“When I saw you, I fell in love. And you smiled because you knew.”

– William Shakespeare 

They say when you fall in love you just know, but it is even better when the other person knows too.

“A soulmate isn’t someone who completes you. No, a soulmate is someone who inspires you to complete yourself.”

– Bianca Sparacino

A soulmate pushes you to be the best version of yourself everyday. You both come out far better than where you started.

“Our lives may not have fit together, but ohhh did our souls know how to dance…”

– K. Towne Jr.

Love doesn’t always make sense on paper, and life can get in the way, but the struggle is always worth the reward in the end.

“Souls tend to go back to who feels like home.”

– N.R. Hart

When you find a person that feels like home never let them go, and no matter how far you go you’ll always be home.

“I was never really insane except upon occasions when my heart was touched.”

– Edgar Allen Poe

Love makes even the most rational beings crazy at times. That’s what makes it so beautiful.

“There are all kinds of love in this world but never the same love twice.”  

– F. Scott Fitzgerald

Love is like a snowflake: never the same twice but always beautiful in its own way.

“Love is not an emotion, it is your very existence.”

– Rumi

Rumi love quotes always capture the essence of love simply yet brilliantly. 

“Two souls are sometimes created together and in love before they’re even born.”  

– F. Scott Fitzgerald

If you believe in soulmates this is the quote for you.

“Who, being loved, is poor?”

– Oscar Wilde 

For richer or for poorer. It doesn’t really matter because you always feel rich in love.

“Love is the most beautiful of dreams and the worst of nightmares.”

– William Shakespeare

Love can have its dark sides too, but the pain is always worth the pleasure.

“To love or have loved, that is enough. Ask nothing further. There is no other pearl to found in the dark folds of life.”

– (Les Miserables) Victor Hugo 

Nothing else matters in this life except love. If you find it you can die knowing you truly lived.

“And if love be madness, may I never find sanity again.”

– John Green

Insanity  is a small price to pay for love. No one said it will make sense, but it will be bliss.

“Fall in love with someone who is both your safe place and your biggest adventure.”

– Bianca Sparacino 

What more can you ask for in life than a crazy adventure and a place you feel completely safe?

“Love is a two-way street constantly under construction.”

– Carroll Bryant 

Love takes work from the very beginning to the very end, but working in love is never a chore.

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

– T. Tolis

Love is nothing unless is shared.

“Where there is love there is life.”

– Mahatma Gandhi

Even a short love quote can be powerful. 

“At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.”

– Plato

With this logic maybe your own love quotes will be better than the words of another.

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

– Jodi Picoult

Love doesn’t make one blind to imperfections. It has the power to see past them.

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

– Nat King Cole 

Learning how to love is more valuable than all the knowledge in the world.

“We are shaped and fashioned by those we love.”

– Geothe

Whoever you have become is because of those who loved you.

“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 unselfish and nothing matters more than your lover’s happiness.

“A life lived in love will never be dull.”

– Leo Buscaglia 

It is impossible to be bored when you are in love.

“All you need is love.”

– Paul McCartney

The best true love quotes are simple yet powerful.

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

– Helen Keller

Once you’ve found love you can never truly loose it. It is a part of you forever.

“Love is the ultimate expression of the will to live.”

– Tom Wolfe

Nothing makes life worth living quiet like love.

“Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.”

– Franklin P. Jones

It’s  about the journey not the destination, and love makes the journey pretty sweet.

“Love takes off the masks we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.”

– James Baldwin

Love allows you to be your true self, and you are better for it.

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

– Nicholas Sparks

Just because you can’t see something doesn’t mean it isn’t real.

“The art of love is largely the art of persistence.”

– Albert Ellis

Love requires time and patience and above all perseverance.

“I believe in love. I think it just hits you and pulls the rug out from underneath you and, like a baby, demands your attention every minute of the day.”

– Jodi Picoult

Love comes out of nowhere and take over your entire life in the blink of an eye.

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

– David Viscott

A feeling one can only dream of.

“Love’s gift cannot be given, it waits to be accepted.”

– Rabindranath Tagore

In love there is no giving and taking there is only opportunity.

“What is love? It is the morning and the evening star.”

– Sinclair Lewis

Love is morning, night and everything in between.

“Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality.”

– Emily Dickinson

Obviously love doesn’t truly make you immortal, but it comes pretty close.

“Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.”

– Maya Angelou

Never give up on finding love even if you’ve been burned in the past.

“True love is singing karaoke Under Pressure and letting the other person sing the Freddie Mercury part.”

– Mindy Kaling

True love is sacrificing the best things in life with a smile on your face.

“From the moment I saw her I knew this one was worth the broken heart.”

– Atticus

Love is a risk worth taking.

“Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.”

– Zora Neale Hurston

How can you truly be your best self if your soul is in hiding?

“You can’t blame gravity for falling in love.”

– Albert Einstein

Love can’t be understood from a scientific perspective, it’s purely spiritual.

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

– Barbara De Angelis

Love is like gambling. You can’t win ur you never play the game.

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

– Honore de Balzac

A picture forever imprinted in your mind.

“Love is the emblem of eternity; it confounds all notion of time; effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end.”

– Madame de Stael

Time doesn’t start moving quicker or slower when you’re in love, it just no longer matters.

“Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness.”

– Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

We are saying you can’t be happy without love, but it sure is a lot easier to be happy when you’re in love.

“Love is not about how many days, weeks or months you’ve been together, it’s all about how much you love each other every day. It was love at first sight, at last sight, at ever and ever sight.”

– Vladimir Nabokov

Love abides by no calendar or clock. It can come and go in an instant or last a lifetime.

“Love is the crowning grace of humanity, the holiest right of the soul, the golden link which binds us.”

– Petrarch

Love brings us all together in harmony.

“Love is friendship that has caught fire. […] It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.”

– Ann Landers

A love bond will always be stronger than a bond of friendship. It is mor generous and intense.

“Love is a game that two can play and both win.”

– Eva Gabor

Only the best games have two winners.

“I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.”

– Mother Teresa

Love erases all pain, but it can also be the source.

“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.”

– Dalai Lama

The most powerful and necessary forces in the universe.

“Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.

– Robert Frost

Love is too good to pass up and too to find it is the greatest wish of everyone on earth.

“True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen.”

– Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Countless books, songs, poems, movies and everything in between are about love, but how many that enjoy this entertainment have experienced it themselves?

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

– Oscar Wilde

Without live in your heart there is no way to go on.

“It’s easy to fall in love. The hard part is finding someone to catch you.”

– Bertrand Russell

Who is that special person that would catch you?

“To lose balance sometimes for love is part of living a balanced life.”

– Elizabeth Gilbert

In love sometimes the risky choice is the best choice.

“Love is a friendship set to music.”

– Joseph Campbell

Its easy to float through life when there’s music playing.

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

– Maya Angelou

Love appears when you least expect it just like a cold.

“If you wish to be loved, love.”

– Seneca

Give what you wish to receive and it will come back to you.

“Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.”

– Khalil Gibran

A plain tree may be fine, but blossoms and fruit would make it all the more beautiful.

“Love is the only reality and it is not a mere sentiment. It is the ultimate truth that lies at the heart of creation.”

– Rabindranath Tagore

Love has been around since the beginning of time, so it must be pretty important.

“Love is a sacred reserve of energy; it is like the blood of spiritual evolution.”

– Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Love is the lifeblood of humanity, not scientifically but spiritually.

“There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.”

– Sarah Dessen

Love has no timing, yet the timing it’s always perfect.

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

– Thomas Merton

Without love the meaning of life is impossible to find.

“Love me and the world is mine.”

– David Reed

Love makes the work go ‘round. Without it the world is no one’s.

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

– Mark Twain

Life’s pleasures are always sweeter when they are shared with the ones you love.

“Love is the only flower that grows and blossoms without the aid of the seasons.”

– Khalil Gibran

Even Mother Nature cannot make true love falter. It comes and goes as it pleases.

“Love cures people – both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.”

– Karl A. Menninger

Love is the best medicine. It cures the mind, body and soul.

“The thing is, you don’t forfeit your whole world to prove your feelings to someone. You bring your worlds together. You get more world, not less.”

– Justin A. Reynolds

Making your world smaller is never a good idea, but with love your work only expands.

“I got lost in him, and it was the kind of lost that’s exactly like being found.”

— Claire LaZebnik

Losing yourself isn’t always a bad thing when you have someone to find you.

“It was love at first sight, at last sight, at ever and ever sight.”

– Vladimir Nabokov

It is a miraculous thing to know love at first sight, but it is even more impressive to hold onto it until the end.

“There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.”

— Sarah Dessen

Love appears in mysterious ways, and will overtake you before you know what you’ve found.

“When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You know that your name is safe in their mouth.”

— Jess C. Scott

A name never sounds more poetic than when it comes out of the mouth of the one you love

“Love reminds you that nothing else matters.”

— Amy Bushell

All the small things seem trivial when you have love.

“I crave a love so deep the ocean would be jealous.”

— Pablo Neruda

The beat kinds of love are deeper than the whole ocean and higher than the tallest mountain.

“Living with someone you love can be lonelier than living entirely alone, if the one that you love doesn’t love you.”

– Tennessee Williams

True heartbreak is when you love someone so deeply but do not receive it in return.

Best Quotes to Say I Love You

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

– Lee Christopher

 Sometimes love abounds more than we thought humanly possible. 

“You are every reason, every hope and every dream I’ve ever had.”

– Nicolas Sparks

True love makes everything make sense and makes you whole. 

“If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my garden forever.”

– Alfred Lord Tennyson

This famous love quote will capture your sentiment in the most poetic way. No wonder it is so famous!  

“This is my confession. As dark as I am, I will always find enough light to adore you to pieces, with all of my pieces.”

– Johnny Nguyen

Even in the bad times and the dark places, love overcomes. 

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

– Roy Croft

True love pushes you to be the best version of yourself everyday like no other force can. 

“I know I am in love with you because my reality is finally better than my dreams.”

– Dr. Seuss

Pinch me, I’m dreaming! Love is what dreams are made of, but true love is better than what one can even dream of. 

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

– Herman Hesse

You cannot know what love is until you experience it yourself, and another person must show you the way. 

“My god, if your love were a grain of sand, mine would be a universe of beaches.”

– William Goldman

This quote perfectly captures that you can’t quantify love because true love is infinite. 

“I see you everywhere, in the stars, in the river, to me you’re everything that exists, the reality of everything.”

– Virginia Woolf

Does love make you blind or allow you to see the hidden beauty in everything? 

“I love thee with a love that shall not die, till the sun grows cold and the stars grow old.”

– William Shakespeare

Leave it Shakespeare to find the most poetic way to say ‘I’ll love you forever’. 

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

– Ed Sheeran

Quote for when that one special person totally completes you. 

“You may not have been my first love but you were the love that made all the other loves irrelevant”

– Rupi Kaur

Love comes in many forms, but when you find your one true love you just know. 

“In an endless garden of flowers I will always pick you.”  

– A.J. Lawless

If you can relate to this quote you know you have found your perfect person and nothing or no one could ever compare.

“I love you more than I have ever found a way to say to you.”

– Ben Folds 

Love is a feeling that can be hard to put into words. No words can truly capture that feeling.

“If you live to be 100 I want to live to be 100 minus one day so I never have to live without you.”

– A.A. Milne

The thought of being apart from your true love is too much to handle.

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

– Pablo Coelho

When you find your person it seems that such a perfect pairing could not be coincidental.

“You have bewitched me body and soul, and I love, I love, I love you.”  

– Jane Austen

That feeling can only be described as magical.

“P.S. I love you.”

– Cecelia Ahern 

This cheeky exchange is short, sweet and to the point.

“All of me loves all of you.”

– John Legend 

You can’t live someone half way. It’s all or nothing.

“I still haven’t figured out how to sit across from you, and not be madly in love with everything you do.”

– William Hannan

When you’re in love even imperfections seem perfect.

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

– Valerie Lombardo

To be with a person you care about in any capacity is all one can ask for, but when it’s love it’s so much better.

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

– Elaine Davis 

Love is timeless. Even before you find it that person has always held a place in your heart.

“Take my hand, take my whole life too. For I can’t help falling in love with you.”

– Elvis Presley 

Love is surrendering your whole self, and being happy for it.

“It’s always better when we’re together.”

– Jack Johnson

Enjoying every moment of life with the one you love is all you can wish for because it will surely be sweeter.

“You are the best thing that’s ever been mine.”

– Taylor Swift 

Forget the card, clothes and shoes love is the best possession you’ll ever have.

“My love for you has no depth, its boundaries are ever-expanding.”

– Christina White

There is no way to quantify love or explain its boundaries because it has none.

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

– Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Love overtakes everything – your every thought, breathe and heartbeat.

“You’re always the first and the last thing on this heart of mine. No matter where I go, or what I do, I’m thinking of you.”

– Dierks Bentley

Even when apart, a lover never truly leaves your side.

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

– DeAnna Anderson

If you are willing to defy even your most primal instincts, you know it’s love.

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

– Inconnu

Love is the life blood, the dream weaver and the best reality.

“I love you. I am at rest with you. I have come home.”

– Dorothy L. Sayers

Love brings to purest peace and allows you to feel at home no matter where you go.

“I love you the way a drowning man loves air. And it would destroy me to have you just a little.”

– Rae Carson

To love halfway is to not experience love at all.

“A hundred hearts would be too few to carry all my love for you.”

– Henry Wadsworth

It’s a mystery why one’s heart doesn’t explode when it is seemingly overflowing with love for another.

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

– Audrey Hepburn

There is no better clutch than the one you love. Never let go.

“No matter what has happened. No matter what you’ve done. No matter what you will do. I will always love you. I swear it.”

– C.J. Redwine

It is easy to forgive when you’re in love.

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

– Jodi Lynn Anderson

Love makes you blind but in the best possible way where you can only see the other person.

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

– Leo Christopher

There is beauty in chaos. It is what keeps life exciting.

“I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride.”

– Pablo Neruda

One could spend an eternity trying to figure out love, but it is always a dead end.

“My love for you is past the mind, beyond my heart, and into my soul.”

– Boris Kodjoe

A bond between souls can never be broken. It’s affects alter your whole being.

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

– Diana Peterfreund

In love, you can always find your way back to each other, like a sailor following the stars.

“I am catastrophically in love with you.”

– Cassandra Clare

Falling in love is like a catastrophic event, it turns your whole life upside down.

“I knew the second I met you that there was something about you I needed. Turns out it wasn’t something about you at all. It was just you.”

– Jamie McGuire

When you’re in love you don’t just want to be with the other person you need to.

“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

They say when you know you know, and there is no doubt.

“For all the things my hands have held, the best by far is you.”

– Andrew McMahon

To have a hand to hold is to have it all.

“You are the sun in my day, the wind in my sky, the waves in my ocean, and the beat in my heart.”

– Anonymous

A lover is everything, the force that brings life to you and your surroundings.

“You’re the best thing I never knew I needed. So now it’s so clear I need you here always.”

– Ne-Yo

You can’t know how much you need to be loved until you have experienced it yourself, and then you can’t imagine living without it.

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

– Nicholas Sparks

Your path in life may not always make sense, but once you find love you see how everything was leading you towards this person and this moment.

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

– Robert Browning

Young love is great, but to grow old together is live fully.

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

– Scott Fitzgerald

Even the most powerful words in the English language cannot do love justice.

“Don’t you know that I’d lie with you in the groves, under the light of the moon? That I’d defy the laws of gods and men for you?”

– Richelle Mead

We would all do absolutely anything for the ones we love, regardless of the consequences.

Maggie Horton