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The 123 Best Love Quotes

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What is love?

Writers, philosophers, and even comedians have been pondering this question for a long time. Here, we’ve gathered some of the best attempts at describing love and romance in all of it’s complicated aspects.

From famous authors to the romantic musings of Albert Einstein, these are the best quotes we could find.

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Love someone who leaves so many holes in you that if they were to walk away, half of your soul would go with them.Emery Allen

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.Rumi

I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all once…John Green

The Sun loved the Moon so much he died every night just to let her breathe.Unknown

There is only one page left to write on. I will fill it with words of only one syllable. I love. I have loved. I will love.Audrey Niffenegger, The Time Traveller’s Wife

We loved with a love that was more than love.Edgar Allan Poe

When love is not madness, it is not love.Pedro Calderon de la Barca

Never love anyone who treats you like you’re ordinary.Oscar Wilde

Love conquers all.Virgil

Love is the strongest force the world possesses and yet it is the humblest imaginable.Mahatma Gandhi

The one thing we can never get enough of is love. And the one thing we never give enough is love.Henry Miller

Let yourself be drawn by the stronger pull of that which you truly love.Rumi

I think… if it is true that there are as many minds as there are heads, then there are as many kinds of love as there are hearts.Leo Tolstoy

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

The most precious gift we can offer anyone is our attention. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.Thich Nhat Hanh

We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.Tom Robbins

Better to have loved and lost, than to have never loved at all.St. Augustine

Love is madness, if thwarted it develops fast.Mark Twain

Love! Love until the night collapses.Pablo Neruda

Love is like the wind, you can’t see it but you can feel it.Nicholas Sparks

This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take a step without feet.Rumi

Love is real, real is love.John Lennon

There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.Friedrich Nietzsche

Love is a friendship set to music.Joseph Campbell

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

We accept the love we think we deserve.Stephen Chbosky

Come live in my heart and pay no rent.Samuel Lover

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

The course of true love never did run smooth.William Shakespeare

The madness of love is the greatest of heaven’s blessings.Plato

Love takes off the masks we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.James Baldwin

The best things in life can never be kept; they must be given away. A Smile, a Kiss, and Love.Tony Farrar

Love, the poet said, is woman’s whole existence.Virginia Woolf

At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet. Plato

People who are sensible about love are incapable of it.Douglas Yates

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.Dalai Lama XIV

Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination.Voltaire

My wish is that you may be loved to the point of madness.André Breton

A friend of mine once defined love as finding someone you can talk to late into the nightJames Patterson

Love is now, is always. All that is missing is the coup de grâce — which is called passion.Clarice Lispector

The heart wants what it wants. There’s no logic to these things. You meet someone and you fall in love and that’s that.Woody Allen

Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs.William Shakespeare

We’re born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we’re not alone.Orson Welles

Women are made to be loved, not understood.Oscar Wilde

We were together. I forget the rest.Walt Whitman

Love is always open arms. If you close your arms about love you will find that you are left holding only yourself.Leo Buscaglia

Who, being loved, is poor?Oscar Wilde

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

It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them.Agatha Christie

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

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

Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.Robert A. Heinlein

Where there is great love, there are always miracles.Willa Cather

Love is the greatest refreshment in life.Pablo Picasso

The future for me is already a thing of the past. You were my first love and you will be my last.Bob Dylan

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

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

Love does not obey our expectations; it obeys our intentions.~Lloyd Strom

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

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

Love is a springtime plant that perfumes everything with its hope, even the ruins to which it clings.Gustave Flaubert

The strongest love is the love that can demonstrate its fragility.Paulo Coelho

Love is the flower of life, and the blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration.D.H Lawrence

A purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved.Kurt Vonnegut

Paradise is always where love dwells.Jean Paul Richter

Don’t threaten me with love, baby. Let’s just go walking in the rain.Billie Holiday

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

Perhaps love is the process of my gently leading you back to yourself.Antoine de Saint

Loving someone and having them love you back is the most precious thing in the world.Nicholas Sparks

Love is to love someone for who they are, who they were, and who they will be.Chris Moore

He loved her, he loved her, and until he’d loved her she had never minded being alone….Truman Capote

The best way to love is to love like you have never been hurt.Unknown

To the world you may be one person but to one person you may be the world.Bill Wilson

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

We need not think alike to love alike.Francis David

If you could only love enough, you could be the most powerful person in the world.Emmet Fox

Love me and the world is mine.David Reed

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

The chemist who can extract from his heart’s elements compassion, respect, longing, patience, regret, surprise, and forgiveness and compound them into one can create that atom which is called love.Kahlil Gibran

When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You know that your name is safe in their mouth.Jess C. Scott

Love is a great beautifier.Louisa May Alcott

The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more, that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. And that’s what you’ve given me. That’s what I’d hoped to give you forever.Nicholas Sparks

Though lovers be lost love shall not.Dylan Thomas

And, in the end… The love you take is equal to the love you make.Paul McCartney

You know it’s love when all you want is that person to be happy, even if you’re not part of their happiness.Julia Roberts

Love is a promise, love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear.John Lennon

Pure love is a willingness to give without a thought of receiving anything in return.Peace Pilgrim

If there’s a thing I’ve learned in my life it’s to not be afraid of the responsibility that comes with caring for other people. What we do for love: those things endure. Even if the people you do them for don’t.Cassandra Clare

Love is friendship set on fire.Jeremy Taylor

Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth or burn down your house, you can never tell.Joan Crawford

Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.Robert Frost

Love is blind, they say–but isn’t it more that love makes us see too much? Isn’t it more that love floods our brain with sights and sounds, so that everything looks bigger, brighter, more lovely than ever before?Susan Fletcher, Eve Green

Perhaps it is our imperfections that make us so perfect for one another.Emma, Jane Austen

There is always something left to love.Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez

Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.Albert Einstein

I think it is all a matter of love; the more you love a memory the stronger and stranger it becomesVladimir Nabokov

Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn’t it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up.Neil Gaiman

Two people in love, alone, isolated from the world. That’s beautiful.Milan Kundera

You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.Gautama Buddha

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