Darling Sayings and Quotes

We often give nicknames or pet names to the people we’re close to. Referring to someone as “darling,” “sweetheart”, or “honey” is fairly commonplace. Get closer to the ones you hold dear with the collection of affectionate and darling quotes below.

She was my darling: difficult, morose - But still my darling.     

Vladimir Nabokov

Darling: the popular form of address used in speaking to a member of the opposite sex whose name you cannot at the moment remember.     

Oliver Herford

I suppose when I started out I would have liked to have been the darling of critics or something, but everybody wants to be loved and admired.     

John Milius

Darling! Had they darlinged each other when they were here? I imagined them, magnificent on horseback, tossing darlings to and fro.     

Franny Billingsley

Kill the darlings in your life. Laziness, wishful thinking, procrastination; kill them.     

Bangambiki Habyarimana

Darling, the world doesn't owe you anything.     

Elizabeth Scott

Treat your kid like a darling for the first five years. For the next five years, scold them. By the time they turn sixteen, treat them like a friend. Your grown up children are your best friends.     


A sweetheart is a bottle of wine, a wife is a wine bottle.     

Charles Baudelaire

We're in a league of our own darling and don't you forget it.     

Zacky Vengeance

Darling, you’re perfect.     

Kiera Cass