The 100 Most Romantic Love + Marriage Quotes of All Time
August 10, 2016
Is there anything more romantic than a love letter? Whether it's your wedding day, anniversary, or just because, there's nothing like receiving a heartfelt, handwritten note to make your heart flutter. So if you want to profess your love, but don't know where to start, don't worry. We've found the 100 most romantic quotes on love and marriage to inspire your inner poet and unleash your inner Cupid.

“Where there is love there is life.” – Mahatma Gandhi


“I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate then when I fall asleep your eyes close.” – Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets


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



"Unless you love someone, nothing else makes sense." – E.E. Cummings


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


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


“What greater thing is there for two human souls, than to feel that they are joined for life–to strength each other in all labor, to rest on each other in all sorrow, to minister to each other in silent unspeakable memories at the moment of the last parting?” – George Eliot


"You are my heart, my life, my one and only thought." – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The White Company



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


“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"

“Love doesn’t just sit there, like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; remade all the time, made new.” – Ursula K. Le Guin, The Lathe of Heaven


“Let there be spaces in your togetherness, And let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: Let it be rather a moving sea between the shores of your souls.” – Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet



“When I saw you I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew.” – Arrigo Boito


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


“A great marriage is not when the ‘perfect couple’ comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences.” – Dave Meurer


“There is no more lovely, friendly, and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage.” – Martin Luther



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


“Love at first sight is easy to understand; it’s when two people have been looking at each other for a lifetime that it becomes a miracle.” – Sam Levenson


“A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short.” – Andre Marois


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

“This is what we call love. When you are loved, you can do anything in creation. When you are loved, there’s no need at all to understand what’s happening, because everything happens within you.” – Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist



“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


“When you trip over love, it is easy to get up. But when you fall in love, it is impossible to stand again.” – Albert Einstein


“When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance.” – John Lennon



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


“The real act of marriage takes place in the heart, not in the ballroom or church or synagogue. It’s a choice you make – not just on your wedding day, but over and over again – and that choice is reflected in the way you treat your husband or wife.” – Barbara de Angelis


“In your light I learn how to love. In your beauty, how to make poems. You dance inside my chest where no one sees you, but sometimes I do, and that sight becomes this art.” – Rumi



“For you see, each day I love you more 
Today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.” – Rosemonde Gerard


“To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow–this is a human offering that can border on miraculous.” – Elizabeth Gilbert, Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage


“Once in awhile, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale.” – Unknown

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


“I love you, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. I love you, not only for what you have made of yourself, but for what you are making of me.”– Roy Croft


“To find someone who will love you for no reason, and to shower that person with reasons, that is the ultimate happiness.” – Robert Brault



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


“In all the world, there is no heart for me like yours. In all the world, there is no love for you like mine.” – Maya Angelou


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


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



“It is love that makes impossible possible.” – Indian Proverb


“Walking with your hands in mine and mine in yours, that’s exactly where I want to be always.”– Fawn Weaver


“In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities.”– Janos Arnay

“The highest happiness on earth is the happiness of marriage.” – William Lyon Phelps


“Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful and endures through every circumstance.” – Corinthians 13:7


“He stepped down, trying not to look long at her, as if she were the sun, yet he saw her, like the sun, even without looking.” – Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina



“If I were to live a thousand years, I would belong to you for all of them. If we were to live a thousand lives, I would want to make you mine in each one.” – Michelle Hodkin, The Evolution of Mara Dyer


“Do I love you? My god, if your love were a grain of sand, mine would be a universe of beaches.” — William Goldman, The Princess Bride



“We loved with a love that was more than love.” – Edgar Allan Poe, “Annabel Lee”


“I have for the first time found what I can truly love – I have found you. You are my sympathy – my better self – my good angel – I am bound to you with a strong attachment. I think you good, gifted, lovely: a fervent, a solemn passion is conceived in my heart; it leans to you, draws you to my centre and spring of life, wrap my existence about you–and, kindling in pure, powerful flame, fuses you and me in one.” – Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre


“Is love this misguided need to have you beside me most of the time? Is love this safety I feel in our silences? Is it this belonging, this completeness?” – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Half of a Yellow Sun



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


“He looked at her the way all women want to be looked at by a man.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

“You and I, it’s as though we have been taught to kiss in heaven and sent down to earth together, to see if we know what we were taught.” – Boris Pasternak, Doctor Zhivago


"How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of being and ideal grace.
I love thee to the level of every day’s
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for right.
I love thee purely, as they turn from praise.
I love thee with the passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood’s faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints. I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life; and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death." – William Shakespeare, Sonnet 43



“He’s more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” – Emily Brontë


“You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone for ever. I offer myself to you again with a heart even more your own than when you almost broke it, eight years and a half ago. Dare not say that man forgets sooner than woman, that his love has an earlier death. I have loved none but you."– Jane Austen, Persuasion


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



“Soul meets soul on lovers' lips."– Percy Bysshe Shelley, Prometheus Unbound


"I am nothing special; just a common man with common thoughts, and I've led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten. But in one respect I have succeeded as gloriously as anyone who's ever lived: I've loved another with all my heart and soul; and to me, this has always been enough."– Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook


“By my soul, I can neither eat, drink, nor sleep; nor, what's still worse, love any woman in the world but her.”– Samuel Richardson, Clarissa, or the History of a Young Lady



“I have found the one whom my soul loves.” – Song of Solomon 3:4


“Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.” – Plato

"There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment." — Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever



"He was my North, my South, my East and West, My working week and my Sunday rest." — W.H. Auden, Stop All the Clocks


“Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight! For I ne'er saw true beauty till this night." — William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet


“I finally understood what true love meant...love meant that you care for another person's happiness more than your own, no matter how painful the choices you face might be.”  — Nicholas Sparks, Dear John



“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." — A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh


“Every atom of your flesh is as dear to me as my own: in pain and sickness it would still be dear.” — Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre


"The winds were warm about us, the whole earth seemed the wealthier for our love." — Harriet Prescott Spofford, The Amber Gods


"She was more than human to me. She was a Fairy, a Sylph, I don't know what she was - anything that no one ever saw, and everything that everybody ever wanted. I was swallowed up in an abyss of love in an instant. There was no pausing on the brink; no looking down, or looking back; I was gone, headlong, before I had sense to say a word to her." — Charles Dickens, David Copperfield



“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, Atonement


"One day you will kiss a man you can't breathe without and find that breath is of little consequence." — Karen Marie Moning, Bloodfever

"So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you." — Paulo Coehlo



"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


"It was love at first sight, at last sight, at ever and ever sight." — Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita


“I love your feet because they have wandered over the earth and through the wind and water until they brought you to me.” — Pablo Neruda, Your Feet


“yours is the light by which my spirit’s born:
yours is the darkness of my soul’s return
—you are my sun, my moon, and all my stars” — E.E. Cummings, #38



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


“Happy is the man who finds a true friend, and far happier is he who finds that true friend is his wife." — Franz Schubert



“Once upon a time, there was a boy who loved a girl, and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering.” — Nicole Krauss, The History of Love


“Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get, only with what you are expecting to give—which is everything.” — Katharine Hepburn


“Two hearts can enlighten the whole world.” — Sir Kristian Goldmund Aumann

“Hear my soul speak. Of the very instant that I saw you, did my heart fly at your service.” —William Shakespeare, The Tempest


“Two hearts in love need no words.” —Marceline Desbordes-Valmore



“Life is the flower for which love is the honey.” — Victor Hugo


“True love stories never have endings.” — Richard Bach


“To live without loving is to not really live.” — Molière


“Insomuch as love grows in you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul.” —  St. Augustine


“That love is all there is is all we know of love.” — Emily Dickinson



“There is only one happiness in life: to love and be loved.” —George Sand


“It has made me better loving you ... it has made me wiser, and easier, and brighter. I used to want a great many things before, and to be angry that I did not have them. Theoretically, I was satisfied. I flattered myself that I had limited my wants. But I was subject to irritation; I used to have morbid sterile hateful fits of hunger, of desire. Now I really am satisfied, because I can’t think of anything better.” — Henry James, The Portrait of a Lady


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

“I carry your heart with me (I carry it in my heart)I am never without it (anywhere
I go you go,my dear; and whatever is done by only me is your doing,my darling)
I fear no fate (for you are my fate,my sweet)I want no world (for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant and whatever a sun will always sing is you " — E.E. Cummings



"Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.” — Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land


“It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche


“You may not be her first, her last, or her only. She loved before she may love again. But if she loves you now, what else matters? She's not perfect—you aren't either, and the two of you may never be perfect together but if she can make you laugh, cause you to think twice, and admit to being human and making mistakes, hold onto her and give her the most you can. She may not be thinking about you every second of the day, but she will give you a part of her that she knows you can break—her heart. So don't hurt her, don't change her, don't analyze and don't expect more than she can give. Smile when she makes you happy, let her know when she makes you mad, and miss her when she's not there.”  — Bob Marley


"Love is like the wind, you can't see it, but you can feel it." — Nicholas Sparks, A Walk to Remember


"You don't love someone because they're perfect. You love them in spite of the fact that they're not." — Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper



"The older you get the more you realize that it isn't about the material things, or pride or ego. It's about our hearts and who they beat for." — J. Sterling


“A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.” – Mignon McLaughlin


"After a while, you just want to be with the one who makes you laugh." — Sex and The City


"Now at last they were at the beginning Chapter One of the Great Story no one on earth has ever read, which goes on forever; in which every chapter is better than the one before." — C.S. Lewis

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