152 I Love You Quotes And Love Quotes For Any Situation

Whether you’re looking to share your feelings with a crush, write a simple message in a card, or just want to practice some self-love, expressing your feelings can sometimes leave you tongue-tied. To make things easier, we’ve put together a collection of 152 love quotes, from movies, authors, and musicians as well as quotes that focus on self-love and the love of friends and family. In addition to these touching I love you quotes, pair your sentiment of love with romantic flowers and chocolate-covered strawberries.


Cute I Love You Quotes
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There are so many ways to say I love you, so let’s take it slow and start off with these cute I love you quotes. These cute messages can help you express your feelings of love without feeling too serious — because let’s face it, saying “I love you” isn’t always easy!
“I want someone who will look at me the same way I look at chocolate cake.” – Unknown
“You want to know who I’m in love with? Read the first word again.” – Unknown
“Love is being stupid together.” – Paul Valery
“I love you and I don’t want to lose you. Because my life has been better since the day I found out.” – Unknown
“I love you begins by I, but it ends up by you.” – Charles de Leusse
“I love you with every beat of my heart.” – Armaan
“I love you because you join me in my weirdness.” – Unknown
“I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride; so I love you because I know no other way.” – Pablo Neruda
“My love for you is past the mind, beyond my heart, and into my soul.” – Boris Kodjoe
“And when I loved you, I realized, I have never truly loved anyone I realized, I never will truly love anyone the way I love you.” – Unknown
“When I tell you I love you, I don’t say it out of habit. I say it to remind you that you are the best thing that has ever happened to me.” – Unknown
“The day I met you, I found my missing piece. You complete me and make me a better person. I love you with all my heart and all my soul.” – Unknown
“You are the last thought in my mind before I drift off to sleep and the first thought when I wake up each morning.” – Unknown
“I love you like a fat kid loves cake.” – Scott Adams

Inspirational Love Quotes
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Sometimes Valentine’s Day isn’t always just about showing your love to a romantic partner. Maybe you want to celebrate your love for a dear friend or a family member. Show them you care with these thought-provoking and inspirational love quotes.
15. “You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching, Love like you’ll never be hurt, Sing like there’s nobody listening, And live like its heaven on earth.” – William W. Purkey
16. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
17. “Age does not protect you from love, but love to some extent protects you from age.” – Jeanne Moreau
18.“Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.” – Washington Irving
19. “Life is the first gift, love is the second, and understanding the third.” – Marge Piercy
20. “You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back.” – Barbara De Angelis
21. “Love is the expansion of two natures in such fashion that each includes the other, each is enriched by the other.” – Felix Adler
22. “Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
23. “Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profundity. Kindness in giving creates love.” – Lao Tzu
24. “When our community is in a state of peace, it can share that peace with neighboring communities, and so on. When we feel love and kindness towards others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace.” – Dalai Lama
25. “People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that’s what everyone wants. But a true soul mate 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
26. “I’m here. I love you. I don’t care if you need to stay up crying all night long, I will stay with you. There’s nothing you can ever do to lose my love. I will protect you until you die, and after your death, I will still protect you. I am stronger than depression and I am braver than loneliness and nothing will ever exhaust me.” – Elizabeth Gilbert
27. “Love is the emblem of eternity; it confounds all notion of time; effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end.” – Madame de Stael
28. “Love is an emotion experienced by the many and enjoyed by the few.” – George Jean Nathan
29. “Love is more than a noun – it is a verb; it is more than a feeling – it is caring, sharing, helping, sacrificing.” – William Arthur Ward

Love Yourself Quotes
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Remember to love yourself first! Practicing self-love and self-care is crucial these days and many of us forget to give ourselves the TLC we deserve. Remind yourself of how awesome you are with these quotes that will encourage and teach you how to love yourself!
30. “Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there are love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.” – Ella Fitzgerald
31. “Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence.” – Henry David Thoreau
32. “Do what you love, and you will find the way to get it out to the world.” – Judy Collins
33. “You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” – Buddha
34. “Self-love, my liege, is not so vile a sin, as self-neglecting.” – William Shakespeare
35. “It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.” – Andre Gide
36. “You need to know that you’re enough. You are complete with or without a partner. You are enough just as you are.” – Megan Markle
37. “This has been my life; I found it worth living.” – Bertrand Russell
38. “We must be our own before we can be another’s.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
39. “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” – Confucius
40. “Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.” – Rumi
41. “Only true love can fuel the hard work that awaits you.” – Tom Freston
42. “Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.” – Vincent van Gogh
43. “The greatest degree of inner tranquility comes from the development of love and compassion. The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being.” – Dalai Lama
44. “I have decided to stick to love; hate is too great a burden to bear.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
45. “The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is to love and be loved in return.” – Natalie Cole
46. “I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” – Marilyn Monroe

Funny Love Quotes
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Is your partner in need of a good laugh? Share these funny love quotes with that special and goofy someone in your life. Try pairing your message with a sweet bouquet of roses to strike that perfect balance between silly and sentimental.
47. “Love is sharing your popcorn.” – Charles Schultz
48. “As a man in a relationship, you have a choice: You can be right or you can be happy.” – Ralphie May
49. “Just wanted to let you know that I love you even though you aren’t naked right now.” – Unknown
50. “Love is being stupid together.” – Paul Valery
51. “If love is the answer, could you rephrase the question?” – Lily Tomlin
52. “Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.” – Albert Einstein
53. “Love is like pi – natural, irrational, and very important.” – Lisa Hoffman
54. “We’re all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness—and call it love—true love.” – Robert Fulghum
55. “Love is something sent from heaven to worry the hell out of you.” – Dolly Parton
56. ”There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
57. “Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.” – Albert Einstein
58. “Love is an ocean of emotions entirely surrounded by expenses.” – Thomas Dewar
59. “Love is a lot like a backache, it doesn’t show up on X-rays, but you know it’s there.” – George Burns
60. “I love you more than coffee, but please don’t make me prove it.” – Elizabeth Evans
61. “Love means having to say you’re sorry every fifteen minutes.” – John Lennon
62. “A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.” – Ingrid Bergman
63. “Love: a temporary insanity, curable by marriage.” – Ambrose Bierce
64. “What the world really needs is more love and less paperwork.” – Pearl Bailey
65. “Love is like Heaven, but it can hurt like Hell.” – Unknown
66. “It is not love that makes a relationship complicated; it’s the people in it who do.” – Unknown
67. “A guy knows he’s in love when he loses interest in his car for a couple of days.” – Tim Allen

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I Love You Quotes for Her
This Valentine’s Day, surprise your girlfriend with a thoughtful card that tells her how you really feel. If you want to deliver a thoughtful message but have some writers’ block, take inspiration from these quotes that will make your loved one’s heart melt.
68. “A man is already halfway in love with any woman who listens to him.” – Brendan Francis
69. “ love you as certain dark things are to be loved, in secret, between the shadow and the soul.” – Pablo Neruda
70. “Women are meant to be loved, not to be understood.” – Oscar Wilde
71. “You make me want to be a better man.” – Melvin Udall
72. “Thinking of you keeps me awake. Dreaming of you keeps me asleep. Being with you keeps me alive.” – Unknown
73. “I fell in love with her courage, her sincerity, and her flaming self-respect. And it’s these things I’d believe in, even if the whole world indulged in wild suspicions that she wasn’t all she should be. I love her and it is the beginning of everything.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald
74. “I swear I couldn’t love you more than I do right now, and yet I know I will tomorrow.” – Leo Christopher
75. “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
I Love You Quotes for Him
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Not sure how to surprise your boyfriend this Valentine’s Day? This holiday is the perfect time to treat him to some romance in the form of a special message. See some love quotes below to help show how much you love your man.
76. “I need you like a heart needs a beat.” – Unknown
77. “When I say I love you more, I don’t mean I love you more than you love me. I mean I love you more than the bad days ahead of us, I love you more than any fight we will ever have. I love you more than the distance between us, I love you more than any obstacle that could try and come between us. I love you the most.” – Unknown
78. “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. I love you for the part of me that you bring out.” – Elizabeth Barrett Browning
79. “Thinking of you keeps me awake. Dreaming of you keeps me asleep. Being with you keeps me alive.” – Unknown
80. “I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.” – John Green
81. “Loved you yesterday, love you still, always have, always will.” – Elaine Davis
82. “I saw that you were perfect, and so I loved you. Then I saw that you were not perfect and I loved you even more.” – Angelita Lim

Sad Love Quotes
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Sometimes love can be heartbreaking, however, this experience can enlighten you more about love and give you time to self-reflect. If you’re mending a broken heart or you’re dealing with the loss of a loved one, here are some sad love quotes to remind you that you aren’t experiencing heartbreak alone.
83. “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
84. “In the end we discover that to love and let go can be the same thing.” – Jack Kornfield
85. “Pleasure of love lasts but a moment. Pain of love lasts a lifetime.” – Bette Davis
86. “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
87. “There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.” – Sarah Dessen
88. “Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.” – Robert A. Heinlein
89. “Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.” – Anais Nin
90. “He is not a lover who does not love forever.” – Euripides
91. “To love is to burn, to be on fire.” – Jane Austen
92. “Love is an untamed force. When we try to control it, it destroys us. When we try to imprison it, it enslaves us. When we try to understand it, it leaves us feeling lost and confused.” – Paulo Coelho
93. “Love is so short, forgetting is so long.” – Pablo Neruda
94. “Love is a thing that is full of cares and fears.” – Ovid
95. “Love is not love until love’s vulnerable.” – Theodore Roethke

Short Love Quotes
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Want to keep your message short and sweet? These short love quotes are great for getting straight to the point with how you feel or even for more casual occasions — perfect for friends, family, or a simple Valentine’s Day card.
96. “Love is the ultimate expression of the will to live.” – Tom Wolfe
97. “Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.” – Franklin P. Jones
98. “If I know what love is, it is because of you.” – Hermann Hesse
99. “The love we give away is the only love we keep.” – Elbert Hubbard
100. “Tell me whom you love and I will tell you who you are.” – Houssaye
101. “Trust your intuition and be guided by love.” – Charles Eisenstein
102. “That’s all nonviolence is – organized love.” – Joan Baez
103. “We love because it’s the only true adventure.” – Nikki Giovanni
104. “Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.” – William Shakespeare
105. “You call it madness, but I call it love.” – Don Byas
106. “We can only learn to love by loving.” – Iris Murdoch
107. “A life lived in love will never be dull.” – Leo Buscaglia
108. “Life is the flower for which love is the honey.” – Victor Hugo
109. “All you need is love.” – Paul McCartney
110. “True love stories never have endings.” – Richard Bach
111. “Love is shown more in deeds than in words.” – Saint Ignatius
112. “Love is not a volunteer thing.” – Samuel Richardson
113. “Love is friendship on fire.” – Susan Sontag

Love Quotes from Movies
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If your significant other is a fan of the big screen or you two spend a lot of time watching films together, surprise them with a quote from a movie. From popular comedies to animated classics, movie buffs will be sure to recognize the reference and appreciate it.
114. “To me, you are perfect.” – Love Actually
115. “True love is putting someone else before yourself.” – Frozen
116. Melanie: Why would you want to marry me for, anyhow? Jake: So I can kiss you anytime I want.” – Sweet Home Alabama
117. “People call those imperfections, but no, that’s the good stuff.” – Good Will Hunting
118. “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. I knew it the very first time I touched her.” – Sleepless in Seattle
119. “I love you. I knew it the minute I met you. I’m sorry it took so long for me to catch up. I just got stuck.” – Silver Linings Playbook
120. “You will never age for me, nor fade, nor die.” – Shakespeare in Love
121. “I love you. You…you complete me.” – Jerry Macguire
122. “I will never stop trying. Because when you find the one… you never give up.” – Crazy, Stupid, Love
123. “And in her smile, I see something more beautiful than stars.” – Across the Universe
124. “You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how.” – Gone With the Wind
125. “I wanted it to be you, I wanted it to be you so badly.” – You’ve Got Mail
126. “As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.” – The Fault in Our Stars
127. “Love, I’ve come to understand, is more than three words mumbled before bedtime.” – The Wedding
128. “I’m just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.” – Notting Hill
129. “When I look at you, I can feel it. I look at you and I’m home.” – Finding Nemo

Romantic Quotes from Literature
There’s something so eloquent and elegant about romantic quotes from books — they’re classic, meaningful and a timeless sentiment of love. Plus, using these quotes will surely touch anyone who frequents the bookstore or is a fan of the famous authors below.
130. “You are the finest, loveliest, tenderest, and most beautiful person I have ever known and even that is an understatement.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald
131. “To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.” – Mark Twain
132. “You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” – Dr. Seuss
133. “There is no remedy for love but to love more.” – Henry David Thoreau
134. “You are my heart, my life, my one and only thought.” – The White Company, Arthur Conan Doyle
135. “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.” – Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy
136. “I cannot let you burn me up, nor can I resist you. No mere human can stand in a fire and not be consumed.” – Possession, A.S. Byatt
137. “We are asleep until we fall in love!” – War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy
138. I can’t sleep, I can’t eat, I can’t do anything but think about him. At night I dream of him, all day I wait to see him, and when I do see him my heart turns over and I think I will faint with desire.” – The Other Boleyn Girl, Philippa Gregory
139. “You are sunlight through a window, which I stand in, warmed. My darling.” – The Miniaturist, Jessie Burton
140. “We’ve loved each other so long I’ve never been a man and not loved her.” – The Essex Serpent, Sarah Perry

I Love You Quotes from Songs
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Express your words of love through a song quote from the greats. Whether the song has special meaning for you from a time you shared together or it’s from their favorite artist, these love lyrics from songs will have you both falling in love all over again.
141. “You’re the closest to heaven, that I’ll ever be.” – Iris, The Goo Goo Dolls
142. “Take my hand, take my whole life too. For I can’t help falling in love with you.” – Can’t Help Falling In Love, Elvis Presley
143. “I feel wonderful because I see the love light in your eyes and the wonder of it all, is that you just don’t realize how much I love you.” – Wonderful Tonight, Eric Clapton
144. “And there is no, no song I could sing, and there is no combination of words I could say, but I will still tell you one thing, we’re better together.” – Better Together, Jack Johnson
145. “And I can’t help but stare, cause I see truth somewhere in your eyes.” – Mirrors, Justin Timberlake
146. “And when you’re needing your space to do some navigating, I’ll be here patiently waiting to see what you find.” – I Won’t Give Up, Jason Mraz
147. “Well I found a woman, stronger than anyone I know. She shares my dreams, I hope that someday I’ll share her home.” – Perfect, Ed Sheeran
148. “Take my love. I’ll never ask for too much. Just all that you are. And everything that you do.” – Whitney Houston
149. “Baby it’s you. You’re the one I love, You’re the one I need, You’re the only one I see.” – Love On Top, Beyonce
150. “When the evening shadows and the stars appear. And there is no one there to dry your tears. Oh, I hold you for a million years. To make you feel my love.” – Make You Feel My Love, Adele
151. “But nothing’s greater, than the rush that comes with your embrace.” – Bleeding Love, Leona Lewis
152. “Lights will guide you home. And ignite your bones. And I will try to fix you.” – Fix You, Coldplay
Whether you’re brainstorming for Valentine’s Day date ideas or just a sweet message to someone you care about, these quotes will give you the inspiration to express how you feel. Plus, you don’t need a holiday like Valentine’s Day to show your love — use these quotes year-round and spread kindness. Don’t forget to send a bouquet of flowers along with your I love you quote to take your sentiment the extra mile.

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