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,” 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.”

Find the best romantic quotes about love for your sweetheart

Whether you choose a quote from a classic novel or lyrics from a favorite song, Carmichael suggests that the quote relates to your couple dynamic. Here, we provide 150 inspirational quotes about love from those with a gift for words.

Famous romantic quotes

quotes about love couple looking at each other with flowers
  1. “Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  2. “You are my sun, my moon, and all my stars.” – e.e. cummings
  3. “I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.” – Roy Croft
  4. “If you find someone you love in your life, then hang on to that love.” – Princess Diana
  5. “You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” – Dr. Seuss
  6. “There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.” – George Sand
  7. “Love is a friendship set to music.” – Joseph Campbell
  8. “The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.” – Audrey Hepburn
  9. “Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.” – Aristotle
  10. “Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.” – Zelda Fitzgerald
  11. “At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet.” – Plato
  12. “I love her, and that’s the beginning and end of everything.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald
  13. “When I saw you, I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew.” – Arrigo Boito
  14. “True love stories never have endings.” – Richard Bach
  15. “Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around.” – Bob Marley
  16. “Love, having no geography, knows no boundaries.” – Truman Capote

Quotes about true love

  1. “You’re nothing short of my everything.” – Ralph Block
  2. Romance is thinking about your significant other when you are supposed to be thinking about something else.” – Nicholas Sparks
  3. “When you look at me, when you think of me, I am in paradise.” – William Makepeace Thackeray
  4. “The minute I heard my first love story, I started looking for you.” – Jalāl al-Dīn Rumi
  5. “Each day I love you more, today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.” – Rosemonde Gérard
  6. “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
  7. “You’re something between a dream and a miracle.” – Elizabeth Barret Browning
  8. “Walking with your hands in mine and mine in yours, that’s exactly where I want to be always.” – Fawn Weaver
  9. “People think a soulmate is your perfect fit, and that’s what everyone wants. But a true soulmate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life.” – Elizabeth Gilbert

Funny quotes about love

  1. “I haven’t spoken to my wife in years. I didn’t want to interrupt her.” – Rodney Dangerfield
  2. “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
  3. “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
  4. “Love is being stupid together.” – Paul Valery
  5. “I love being married. It’s so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.” – Rita Rudner
quotes about love couple laughing in bed
  1. “Behind every great man, there is a woman rolling her eyes.” – Jim Carrey
  2. “Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties.” – Jules Renard
  3. “Love is a lot like a backache: it doesn’t show up on X-rays, but you know it’s there.” – George Burns
  4. “The best way to get most husbands to do something is to suggest that perhaps they’re too old to do it.” – Ann Bancroft
  5. “People are weird. When we find someone with weirdness that is compatible with ours, we team up and call it love.” – Dr. Seuss

Inspirational quotes about love

  1. “Where there is love there is life.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  2. “To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow — this is a human offering that can border on miraculous.” – Elizabeth Gilbert
  3. “Never love anyone who treats you like you’re ordinary.” – Oscar Wilde
  4. “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.” – David Byrne
  5. “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
  6. “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.” – Jalāl al-Dīn Rumi
  7. “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
  8. “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
  9. “I have decided to stick to love; hate is too great a burden to bear.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
  10. “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
quotes about love couple embracing in mirror
  1. “What is love? It is the morning and the evening star.” – Sinclair Lewis
  2. “In real love you want the other person’s good. In romantic love you want the other person.” – Margaret Anderson
  3. “You don’t marry someone you can live with — you marry someone you cannot live without.” – Aleatha Romig
  4. Romance is the glamour, which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.” – Elinor Glyn
  5. “There is no remedy for love but to love more.” – Henry David Thoreau
  1. “Love is a force more formidable than any other.” – Barbara de Angelis
  2. “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” – Lao Tzu
  3. “A soulmate is someone who understands you like no other, loves you like no other, will be there for you forever, no matter what.” – Cecelia Ahern
  4. “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
  5. “To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.” – David Viscott
  6. “You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how.” – Margaret Mitchell
  7. “Love doesn’t make the world go ’round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.” – Franklin P. Jones
  8. “Love is not about possession. Love is about appreciation.” – Osho
  9. “To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.” – Oscar Wilde

Short love quotes

  1. “We are most alive when we are in love.” – John Updike
  2. “The giving of love is an education in itself.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  3. “Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life.” – Leo Buscaglia
  4. “Life is the flower for which love is the honey.” – Victor Hugo
  5. “Love isn’t something you find. Love is something that finds you.” – Loretta Young
  6. “Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality.” – Emily Dickinson
  7. “You can’t blame gravity for falling in love.” – Albert Einstein
  8. “Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.” – H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Heartfelt gestures they’ll adore

From sweet treats to beautiful blooms, make hearts happy with gifts that will show anyone how much you love them.

Cute love quotes

  1. “I’ll be a poet, and you’ll be poetry.” – François Coppée
  2. “You are one of those people who meet when life decides to give you a gift.” – Charles Dickens
  3. “Stolen kisses are always sweetest.” – Leigh Hunt
  4. “Love is a game that two can play and both win.” – Eva Gabor
  5. “Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo. But you want someone who’ll help you catch the bus.” – Oprah Winfrey

Romantic lines from movies

  1. “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.” – “When Harry Met Sally”
  2. “Some people are worth melting for.” – “Frozen”
  3. “I am who I am because of you. You are every reason, every hope, and every dream I’ve ever had.” – “The Notebook”
  4. “You make me want to be a better man.” – “As Good as It Gets”
  5. “You complete me.” – “Jerry Maguire”
quotes about love couple dancing in kitchen
  1. “Do I love you? My god, if your love were a grain of sand, mine would be a universe of beaches.” – “The Princess Bride”
  2. “The day my life changed forever…the day I first saw you.” – “The Longest Ride”
  3. “You are my greatest adventure.” – “The Incredibles”
  4. “If you’re a bird, I’m a bird.” – “The Notebook”
  5. “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.” – “Sleepless in Seattle”
  6. “When I look at you, I can feel it. I look at you and I’m home.” – “Finding Nemo”
  7. “I may not be a smart man, but I know what love is.” – “Forrest Gump”
  8. “I love you even when you’re sick and look disgusting.” – “Love Actually”
  9. “Love is patient, love is kind, love means slowly losing your mind.” – “27 Dresses”
  10. “So it’s not gonna be easy. It’s gonna be really hard, and we’re gonna have to work at this every day. But I wanna do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever. You and me. Every day.” – “The Notebook”
  11. “The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love, and be loved in return.” – “Moulin Rouge”
  1. “True love is rare, and it’s the only thing that gives life real meaning.” – “Message in a Bottle”
  2. “You had me at hello.” – “Jerry Maguire”
  3. “Love is like the wind, you can’t see it but you can feel it.” – “A Walk to Remember”
  4. “You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and loved more than you know.” – “Pooh’s Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin”
  5. “The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more, that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds.” – “The Notebook”

Song lyrics about love

  1. “It’s always better when we’re together.” – “Better Together,” Jack Johnson
  2. “All you need is love.” – “All You Need Is Love,” The Beatles
  3. “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.” – “Thinking of You,” Dierks Bentley
  4. “You know it’s true. Everything I do, I do it for you.” – “(Everything I Do) I Do It for You,” Bryan Adams
  5. “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.” – “I Would Die 4 U,” Prince
  6. “I hope you don’t mind that I put down in words how wonderful life is while you’re in the world.” – “Your Song,” Elton John
  7. “Home is wherever I’m with you.” – “Home,” Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
  8. “When I see your face, there’s not a thing that I would change, ’cause you’re amazing just the way you are.” – “Just the Way You Are,” Bruno Mars
  9. “I could make you happy, make your dreams come true. Nothing that I wouldn’t do. Go to the ends of the earth for you to make you feel my love.” – “Make You Feel My Love,” Bob Dylan
  10. “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.” – “All of Me,” John Legend
  11. “Music to my heart that’s what you are. A song that goes on and on.” – “Love You Like a Love Song,” Selena Gomez
  12. “This is our fate, I’m yours.” – “I’m Yours,” Jason Mraz
  13. “For a chance to be with you, I’d gladly risk it all.” – “Through the Fire,” Chaka Khan
  14. “Well, I found a girl, beautiful and sweet. Oh, I never knew you were the someone waiting for me.” – “Perfect,” Ed Sheeran
  15. “To you, I’ll give the world.” – “Songbird,” Fleetwood Mac
  16. “Two hearts that beat as one. Our lives have just begun.” – “Endless Love,” Diana Ross and Lionel Richie
quotes about love couple lying in bed listening to music
  1. “I’m so in love with you. Whatever you want to do is all right with me…’cause you make me feel so brand new and I want to spend my life with you.” – “Let’s Stay Together,” Al Green
  2. “When you put your arms around me, you let me know there’s nothing in this world I can’t do.” – “Somebody Like You,” Keith Urban
  3. “Can I go where you go? Can we always be this close forever and ever?” – “Lover,” Taylor Swift
  4. “Love can touch us one time, and last for a lifetime. And never let go ’til we’re gone.” – “My Heart Will Go On,” Celine Dion
  5. “And where was I before the day that I first saw your lovely face? Now I see it every day… And I know that I am, I am, I am the luckiest.” – ‘The Luckiest,” Ben Folds
  6. “And here we are in heaven. For you are mine…at last.” – “At Last,” Etta James
  7. “You’ll always be a part of me. I’m part of you indefinitely.” – “Always Be My Baby,” Mariah Carey
  8. “You’re the only one that I want. Think I’m addicted to your light.” – “Halo,” Beyoncé
  9. “You’ve been my inspiration. Through the lies you were the truth. My world is a better place because of you.” – “Because You Loved Me,” Celine Dion
  10. “You’re still the one I run to, the one that I belong to. You’re still the one I want for life.” – “You’re Still The One,” Shania Twain
  11. “Take my love. I’ll never ask for too much. Just all that you are. And everything that you do.” – “I Have Nothing,” Whitney Houston
  12. “I know a girl, she puts the color inside my world.” – “Daughters,” John Mayer
  13. “You are my sunshine, my only sunshine. You make me happy when skies are gray.” – “You Are My Sunshine,” Jimmie Davis
  14. “You are the best thing that’s ever been mine.” – “Mine,” Taylor Swift
  15. “Love me tender, love me sweet, never let me go.” – “Love Letters,” Elvis Presley
  16. “Your love is better than ice cream.” – “Ice Cream,” Sarah McLachlan

Quotes about love from literature

  1. “If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk through my garden forever.” – “Queen Mary,” Alfred Tennyson
  2. “Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, and therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.” – “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” William Shakespeare
  3. “We loved with a love that was more than love.” – “Annabel Lee,” Edgar Allen Poe
  4. “I am my beloved’s, and my beloved is mine.” – Song of Solomon 6:3
  5. “Love at the lips was touch, as sweet as I could bear; and once that seemed too much; I lived on air.” – “To Earthward,” Robert Frost
  6. “I am so in love with you that there isn’t anything else.” – “A Farewell to Arms,” Ernest Hemingway
  7. “I love you right up to the moon — and back.” – “Guess How Much I Love You,” Sam McBratney
  8. “I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.” – “The Fault in Our Stars,” John Green
quotes about love wife reading book with husband
  1. “I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.” – “The Alchemist,” Paulo Coelho
  2. “In your smile, I see something more beautiful than the stars.” – “Across the Universe,” Beth Revis
  3. “It was love at first sight, at last sight, at ever and ever sight.” – “Lolita,” Vladimir Nabokov
  4. “My heart is and always will be yours.” – “Sense and Sensibility,” Jane Austen
  5. “He’s more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” – “Wuthering Heights,” Emily Bronte
  6. “I would rather spend one lifetime with you, than face all the ages of this world alone.” – “Lord of the Rings,” J.K.K. Tolkien
  7. “Because of you, I can feel myself slowly, but surely, becoming the me I have always dreamed of being.” – “Becoming,” Tyler Knott Gregson
  8. “To love or have loved, that is enough. Ask nothing further.” – “Les Misérables,” Victor Hugo
  9. “My love will find you wherever you are.” – “Wherever You Are: My Love Will Find You,” Nancy Tillman
  1. “And she loved a little boy very much, even more than she loved herself.” – “The Giving Tree,” Shel Silverstein
  2. “Who, being loved, is poor?” – “A Woman of No Importance,” Oscar Wilde
  3. “And all for love, and nothing for reward.” – “The Faerie Queene Book I,” Edmund Spenser
  4. “Come, live in my heart, and pay no rent.” – “Live in My Heart and Pay No Rent,” Samuel Lover
  5. “Love loves to love love.” – “Ulysses,” James Joyce
  6. “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.” – “The House at Pooh Corner,” A.A. Milne
  7. “Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be.” – “Rabbi ben Ezra,” Robert Browning
  8. “I will love you truly forever and a day!” – “The Stairway of Surprise: Poems,” William Rose Benét
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Nicole DiGiose is a lifestyle writer who serves as an editor and writer for 1-800-Flowers. Previously, she's been published in Electronic Products, EE Times, Chilled Magazine, and local newspapers based in her hometown.

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