Love Quotes for Romantic Valentine’s Day Card Messages

Boy Hiding Valentine's Day Card From GirlOne of the toughest things to do on Valentine’s Day is to put pen to paper and tell your sweetheart how much you love them. Why? Because, sometimes, words just aren’t enough. But even though capturing your most passionate emotions by stringing a few letters together can be a daunting task, it’s not an impossible one. All you have to do is be genuine and maybe even look around for some inspiration.

To help you bring your inner Shakespeare to the surface, we’ve gathered a few love quotes that make the perfect Valentine’s Day card messages for all of the loved ones in your life. Use these famous quotes as a starting point, and then sprinkle in some of your most favorite memories to create a truly personal and heartfelt love note for your Valentine.

Valentine’s Day Messages for Your Boyfriend/Girlfriend

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

“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.” – Author unknown

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

“If I had a single flower for every time I think about you, I could walk forever in my garden.” – Claudia Ghandi

“Love is just a word until someone comes along and gives it meaning.” – Paulo Coelho

Valentine’s Day Messages for Your Fiancé

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

“I don’t pretend to know what love is for everyone, but I can tell you what it is for me. Love is knowing all about someone, and still wanting to be with them more than any other person. Love is trusting them enough to tell them everything about yourself, including the things you might be ashamed of. Love is feeling comfortable and safe with someone, but still getting weak in the knees when they walk into a room and smile at you.” – Author unknown

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

“When I say, ‘I love you,’ it’s not because I want you or because I can’t have you. It has nothing to do with me. I love what you are, what you do, how you try. I have seen your kindness and your strength. I have seen the best and the worst of you. And I understand with perfect clarity exactly what you are.” – Joss Whedon

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

31 Days of Love NotesValentine’s Day Messages for Your Spouse

“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

“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

“Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.” – Robert Heinlein

“There are four questions of value in life … What is sacred? Of what is the spirit made? What is worth living for, and what is worth dying for? The answer to each is the same. Only love.” – Johnny Depp

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

Valentine’s Day Messages for Your Best Friend

“Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.” – Jean de La Fontaine

“Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself—and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That’s what real love amounts to—letting a person be what he really is.” – Jim Morrison

“A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same.” – Elbert Hubbard

“The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it.” – Hubert H. Humphrey

“Some people go to priests; others to poetry; I to my friends.” – Virginia Woolf

Valentine’s Day Messages for Your Parents

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

“Those who love you are not fooled by mistakes you have made or dark images you hold about yourself. They remember your beauty when you feel ugly; your wholeness when you are broken; your innocence when you feel guilty; and your purpose when you are confused.” – Alan Cohen

“We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves.” – Henry Ward Beecher

“There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child.” – Henry Ward Beecher

“Other things may change us, but we start and end with family.” – Anthony Brandt

What are some other Valentine’s Day card messages that make your heart go pit-a-pat?

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