Love Sayings and Quotes

Love is the glue that holds relationships together, whether they be friendships, familial or romantic. While we know what love feels like, it is often difficult to put this emotion into words. Skip being tongue-tied and view the collection of wise, inspirational, and humorous love sayings and quotes below.

Even when love isn't enough, somehow it is.     

Stephen King

Parting is such sweet sorrow that I shall say goodnight till it be morrow.     

William Shakespeare

Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.     

Thomas Fuller

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

F. Scott Fitzgerald

You can't blame gravity for falling in love.     

Albert Einstein

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

John Green

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.     

Harry Burns

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

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.     


The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.     

Victor Hugo

Oh, how a quiet love can drown out every fear.     

Jessica Katoff

Life is the flower for which love is the honey.     

Victor Hugo

I believe in the compelling power of love. I do not understand it. I believe it to be the most fragrant blossom of all this thorny existence.     

Theodore Dreiser

Love: the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.     

Mark Twain

Love is only a dirty trick played on us to achieve continuation of the species.     

W. Somerset Maugham

Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.     

Oscar Wilde

You don’t love because: you love despite; not for the virtues, but despite the faults.     

William Faulkner

I have learned not to worry about love; but to honor its coming with all my heart.     

Alice Walker

True love, like any other strong and addicting drug, is boring — once the tale of encounter and discovery is told, kisses quickly grow stale and caresses tiresome . . . except, of course, to those who share the kisses, who give and take the caresses while every sound and color of the world seems to deepen and brighten around them. As with any other strong drug, true first love is really only interesting to those who have become its prisoners. And, as is true of any other strong and addicting drug, true first love is dangerous.     

Stephen King

Love consists of this: two solitudes that meet, protect and greet each other.     

Rainer Maria Rilke

Love is the voice under all silences, the hope which has no opposite in fear; the strength so strong mere force is feebleness: the truth more first than sun, more last than star.     

E.E. Cummings

Love is the emblem of eternity; it confounds all notion of time; effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end.     

Anne Louise Germaine de Staël

Love is a smoke and is made with the fume of sighs.     

William Shakespeare

Who, being loved, is poor?     

Oscar Wilde

Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.     

James Baldwin

Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.     

Alexander Smith

We're all a little weird, and life's a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.     

Dr. Seuss

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

Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the desire to mate every second of the day. It is not lying awake at night imagining that he is kissing every part of your body. . . . Love itself is what is left over, when being in love has burned away. Doesn’t sound very exciting, does it? But it is!     

Louis de Bernières

One hour of right down love is worth an age of dully living on.     

Aphra Benn