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.


Love wasn't put in your heart to stay. Love isn't love until you give it away.     

Michael W. Smith

You know that when I hate you, it is because I love you to a point of passion that unhinges my soul.     

Julie de Lespinasse

The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.     

Thomas Merton

Love is much like a wild rose, beautiful and calm, but willing to draw blood in its defense.     

Mark Overby

I don't want to live. I want to love first, and live incidentally.     

Zelda Fitzgerald

Love is what makes two people sit in the middle of a bench when there is plenty of room at both ends.     

Barbara Johnson

Love is saying 'I feel differently' instead of 'You’re wrong.'     

Brandi Snyder

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

Love means to commit oneself without guarantee, to give oneself completely in the hope that our love will produce love in the loved person. Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.     

Eric Fromm

When the evening shadows and the stars appear / And there is no one there to dry your tears / I could hold you for a million years / To make you feel my love     

Bob Dylan

I hope you don't mind / That I put down in words / How wonderful life is while you're in the world     

Elton John; Bernard J.P. Taupin

I have died every day waiting for you / Darling, don’t be afraid I have loved you / For a thousand years / I’ll love you for a thousand more.     

David Hodges; Christina Perri

L is for the way you look at me / O is for the only one I see / V is very, very extraordinary / E is even more than anyone that you adore can / Love is all that I can give to you.     

Bert Kaempfert; Milt Gabler

Love me tender / Love me sweet / Never let me go / You have made my life complete / And I love you so.     

Elvis Presley; Vera Matson

I said I love you and that's forever / And this I promise from the heart / I could not love you any better / I love you just the way you are.     

Billy Joel

Come let me love you / Let me give my life to you / Let me drown in your laughter / Let me die in your arms     

John Denver

Take my hand, take my whole life too / For I can't help falling in love with you     

George David Weiss; Hugo E Peretti; Luigi Creatore

Then say you'll share with me one love, one lifetime / Let me lead you from your solitude / Say you need me with you, here beside you / Anywhere you go, let me go too / Love me, that's all I ask of you     

Charles Hart; Andrew Lloyd Webber; Richard Stilgoe

Don't sigh and gaze at me / Your sighs are so like mine / Your eyes mustn't glow like mine / People will say we're in love!     

Oscar Hammerstein II; Richard Rodgers

Even without you / My arms fold about you / You know, darling, why / So in love with you am I     

Cole Porter

Loving you is not a choice / It's who I am / Loving you is not a choice / It's not much reason to rejoice / It gives me purpose / Gives me voice to say to the world / This is why I live / You are why I live     

Mark Rooney; Troy Oliver; Michael Garvin; Tom Shapiro; James Mtume

Love — what is love? A great and aching heart; / Wrung hands; and silence; and a long despair. / Life — what is life? Upon a moorland bare / To see love coming and see love depart.     

Robert Louis Stevenson

Love for love, and moments sweet, // Lips returning kiss for kiss, / Word for word, and eyes that meet;     

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Love gives naught but itself and takes naught but from itself. / Love possesses not nor would it be possessed; / For love is sufficient unto love.     

Kahlil Gibran

By love are blest the gods on high, — / Frail man becomes a deity / When love to him is given; / 'Tis love that makes the heavens shine / With hues more radiant, more divine, / And turns dull earth to heaven!     

Friedrich Schiller

Love much. There is no waste in freely giving; / More blessed is it, even, than to receive. / He who loves much alone finds life worth living: / Love on, through doubt and darkness; and believe / There is no thing which Love may not achieve.     

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

I love thee — I love thee! / 'Tis all that I can say; — / It is my vision in the night, / My dreaming in the day; / The very echo of my heart, / The blessing when I pray:     

Thomas Hood

It is not love. It is the force of evolution expressed as the compulsion for the particular, this particular one above all others. Often, it is called love. . . .     

Dorothy Tennov

What we mean by “love” is the love of a person, the exclusive love of a particular person. . . . Love requires specific focus, not global perspective or random aim. It is not a fund of affection which we can distribute as we will. In legal terms, one would say that lovers are essentially non-fungible—they cannot be replaced with another of the same style and make like a broken toaster or a worn-out Oldsmobile.     

Robert C. Solomon

There is only one serious question. And that is: . . . how to make love stay?     

Tom Robbins