Love may be a universal language – but how can you be sure your partner is understanding you? In the “Language of Love,” we explore how to prevent your expression from getting lost in translation. In this article, we offer 94 of the best quotes about love to share with your sweetheart.

Who doesn’t love receiving a note with quotes about love? This small gesture is the romantic equivalent of finding a rose on your pillow. Sending your significant other a regular cadence of quotes is a great way to add a spark to your relationship, says Dr. Chloe Carmichael, a member of 1-800-Flowers.com’s Connectivity Council and author of Nervous Energy, Harness the Power of Your Anxiety.

A carefully chosen quote about love not only can affirm the relationship, but also build trust, and ensure that the person you care about knows how you feel, she says.

“This can set the stage and, in turn, they can share the feelings they have for you,” Dr. Carmichael says. “This sense of reciprocity and mutuality in the way that we feel about each other helps love to grow, increase intimacy, and bring people together.”

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Find the best romantic quotes on love for your sweetheart

Whether you choose a quote from a classic novel or lyrics from a favorite song, Dr. Carmichael suggests that the quote relates to your couple dynamic. Here, we provide 94 inspirational quotes about love from those with a gift for words.

1. To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow — this is a human offering that can border on miraculous.

– Elizabeth Gilbert

2. 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.”

– Nora Ephron

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

– Roy Croft

4. There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.

– George Sand

5. Love is a friendship set to music.

– Joseph Campbell

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

– Audrey Hepburn

7.

Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.

Zelda Fitzgerald

8. At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.

– Plato

9. Never love anyone who treats you like you’re ordinary.

– Oscar Wilde

10. Sometimes it’s a form of love just to talk to somebody that you have nothing in common with and still be fascinated by their presence.

– Davy Byrne

11. You are my sun, my moon and all my stars.

– E.E. Cummings

12. It takes courage to love, but pain through love is the purifying fire which those who love generously know. We all know people who are so much afraid of pain that they shut themselves up like clams in a shell and, giving out nothing, receive nothing and therefore shrink until life is a mere living death.

– Eleanor Roosevelt

13. Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.

– Rumi

14.

Where there is love there is life.

Mahatma Gandhi

15. They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.

– Tom Bodett

16. I haven’t spoken to my wife in years. I didn’t want to interrupt her.”

– Rodney Dangerfield

17. When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.

– Paulo Coelho

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18. 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

19. I have decided to stick to love; hate is too great a burden to bear.

– Martin Luther King, Jr.

20. 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

21. It’s always better when we’re together.

– Jack Johnson

22. I love him! I love him for the man he wants to be. And I love him for the man he almost is.

– Cameron Crowe

23. Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage.

– Rainer Maria Rilke

24. With a passion for us we could not return? If equal affection cannot be, let the more loving one be me.

– W.H. Auden

25. To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.”

– C.S. Lewis

26. I love her, and that’s the beginning and end of everything.

– F. Scott Fitzgerald

27. Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.

– William Shakespeare

28.

If I had a flower for every time I thought of you. . . I could walk through my garden forever.

– Alfred Tennyson

29. There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.

– Jane Austen

30. Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.

– Aristotle

31. What is love? It is the morning and the evening star.

– Sinclair Lewis

32. If you find someone you love in your life, then hang on to that love.

– Princess Diana

33. I need you like a heart needs a beat.

– One Republic

34. Before you marry a person, you should first make them use a computer with slow Internet service to see who they really are.

– Will Ferrell

35.

I would rather spend one lifetime with you, than face all the ages of this world alone.

J.K.K. Tolkien

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

– Christina White

37. When I see your face, there’s not a thing that I would change, ’cause you’re amazing – just the way you are.

– Bruno Mars

38. Because of you, I can feel myself slowly, but surely, becoming the me I have always dreamed of being.

– Tyler Knott Gregson

39. We loved with a love that was more than love.

— Edgar Allen Poe

40. True love is rare, and it’s the only thing that gives life real meaning.

― Nicholas Sparks

41. 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

42.

I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine.)

– Song of Solomon 6:3

43. It was love at first sight, at last sight, at ever and ever sight.

– Vladimir Nabokov

44. In real love you want the other person’s good. In romantic love you want the other person.

— Margaret Anderson

45. Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.

– Antoine de Saint-Exupery

46. 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

47. When I saw you, I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew.

– Arrigo Boito

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

– DeAnna Anderson

49.

True love stories never have endings.

Richard Bach

50. You don’t marry someone you can live with — you marry someone you cannot live without.”

– Unknown

51. Love is being stupid together.

– Paul Valery

52. Romance is the glamour, which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.

– Elinor Glyn

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

– Valerie Lombardo

54. When I look into your eyes, I know I have found the mirror of my soul.

– Joey W. Hill

55. A boy is holding a girl so very tight in his arms tonight.

– Edward VIII

56.

You know it’s true. Everything I do, I do it for you.

Bryan Adams

57. You’re nothing short of my everything.

– Ralph Block

58. I love you begins by I, but it ends up by you.

– Charles de Leusse

59. I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.

– John Green

60. Romance is thinking about your significant other when you are supposed to be thinking about something else.

– Nicholas Sparks

61. Your hand touching mine. This is how galaxies collide.

– Sanober Khan

62. You make me want to be a better man.

– Nora Ephron

63.

Love is a force more formidable than any other.

Barbara de Angelis

64. Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength while loving someone deeply gives you courage.

– Lao Tzu

65. I love you. You . . . you complete me.

– Cameron Crowe

66. I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.

– Paulo Coelho

67. I never want to stop making memories with you.

– Pierre Jeanty

68. I’ve been in love with you since the very beginning. You asked why there isn’t anyone else in my life, and the reason … is you.

– Julie James

69. The water shines only by the sun. And it is you who are my sun.

– Charles de Leusse

70.

There is no remedy for love but to love more.

– Henry David Thoreau

71. Every time I see you, I fall in love all over again.

– Unknown

72. You are the last thought in my mind before I drift off to sleep and the first thought when I wake up each morning.

– Unknown

73. A soul mate is someone who understands you like no other, loves you like no other, will be there for you forever, no matter what.

– Cecelia Ahern

74. 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

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

– Leo Christopher

76. Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around.

– Bob Marley

77.

Love, having no geography, knows no boundaries.

Truman Capote

78. Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me.

– Sarah Bernhardt

79. My heart is and always will be yours.

– Jane Austen

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

– David Viscott

81. You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how.

– Margaret Mitchell

82. Do I love you? My god, if your love were a grain of sand, mine would be a universe of beaches.

– William Goldman

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

– Leo Christopher

84.

Each day I love you more, today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.

Rosemonde Gerard

85. Cause all of me loves all of you. Love your curves and all your edges. All your perfect imperfections. Give your all to me. I’ll give my all to you. You’re my end and my beginning.

– John Legend

86. It was a million tiny little things that, when you added them all up, they meant we were supposed to be together… and I knew it.

– Nora Ephron

87. Love doesn’t make the world go ’round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.

– Franklin P. Jones

88. When you look at me, when you think of me, I am in paradise.

– William Makepeace Thackeray

89. The day my life changed forever… The day I first saw you.

– Nicholas Sparks

90. Just one thing before you go. Just one thing that you’ve got to know. No one will ever touch me that way. The way that you did that very first day.

– Christopher Cross

91. I’m not a human, I am a dove. I’m your conscience, I am love. All I really need is to know that you believe.

– Prince

92.

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

Nicholas Sparks

93. You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.

– Dr. Seuss

94. He’s more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.

– Emily Bronte

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Jacqueline deMontravel is 1-800-Flowers.com’s senior editor of floral and gifting. She is also an editor, writer, designer, artist and stylist. Previously, Jacqueline was the editorial director of Engaged Media’s Lifestyle group, overseeing such publications as Cottages & Bungalows, Romantic Homes, Yum, Seaside Style, Cottage White, French Style, Happy Modern and Rooms. Formerly the editor of Country magazine, she held editor positions at Self and GQ. She has been a contributor with Hearst's Harper's Bazaar and Black Book magazines.

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