Top 100 Romantic Love Quotes
We all need a little love in our lives, whether we care to admit that fact or not. Over the years we’ve seen some incredible, inspiring, and unforgettable love stories, some of them true and some of them purely fiction. They’ve lifted our hearts and reminded us what love is all about. They’ve taught us things we never even knew we needed to learn and reminded us of things we’d thought long since forgotten. That’s what love is after all; it’s learning, it’s remembering, it’s falling. To remind you again now, I’ve been working hard to put together one hundred of the best romantic quotes that have been said throughout history. This list is a mix of lyrics, fiction, quotes, facts, and pure romance. Here goes…
Romantic Quotes #1.) Albus Dumbledore
Okay, so for my first romantic quote I’ve not really gone down a romantic line but I’m afraid you’ll have to forgive me. This famous quote from the Harry Potter series says all there is to know about love if you ask me. It tells us just how important it is and exactly what life would be without it. They’re wise words from a very wise, if fictional, man if you ask me.
Romantic Quotes #2.) Sweet Home Alabama
Sometimes when we fall in love there simply is no going back. There’s not turning back to the people we once were or simply falling in love with someone else. When we truly fall in love and find the person we’re going to spend the rest of our lives with there’s no falling in love with someone else. It simply isn’t possible. You don’t have your heart to give anymore.
Romantic Quotes #3.) Phillip Phillips
Life’s just one great journey. It’s a road we travel as we go from point A to point B. What makes that journey worthwhile is the people we choose to travel with, the people we hold close as we take steps into the darkness and blindly make our way through life. They’re the people who matter.
Romantic Quotes #4.) Dr Seuss
This is perhaps the best feeling in the world. I love going to sleep at night and wondering what weird and wonderful dreams I’m going to have however I always prolong sleep as long as possible, immeasurably happy simply listening to the sound of my fiancees breathing and feeling his arms around me. It’s when you fall in love with these little things that you know you’re truly in love.
Romantic Quotes #5.) F. Scott Fitzgerald
When we think of all the things we want to do with our other half the answer should be simple; we should want to do absolutely everything with them. We should want to experience everything, feel everything, see everything with no one but them by our sides. When we look back on our lives it’s not the things we did do with them that we’ll regret, it’s the things we didn’t do.
6. F. Nietzsche
Sometimes falling in love may look like pure madness to those not experiencing it but that’s only because they’re not involved. Just because other people don’t understand your feelings doesn’t mean they’re not real or they’re not important. You have to trust yourself. Feel what you feel and don’t worry about anyone else. Love is about you and your significant other, remember that.
7. Willa Cather
Someone once said that love conquers all. That all you need is love. That true love will prevail. Believe it or not, it’s all true. The rest of your life may fall apart around you, time and distance may separate you, but in the end love will win through. Miracles do happen. If you’re meant to be together then you will be, it’s just a matter of time.
8. 10 Things I Hate About You
I could list of dozens things my fiancee does that annoys me and I’m sure he could list off hundreds of things about me but the fact is that even through all that we love each other. We love each other in spite of our flaws and despite all the things we do that should make us hate each other we still continue to fall deeper in love. Sometimes we want to hate each other but for two people who are truly in love it simply isn’t possible. Not even a little but, not even at all.
9. Frank Lloyd Wright
Nothing worth having comes easy – it’s an old saying but it’s oh so true. If you want the deepest, truest love of all then you have to throw yourself into it fully and without reservation. You have to bet everything you’ve got on you and your partner. You have to risk it all to get it all and so much more back.
10. Gossip Girl
I love this! Let’s face it, we all want someone to love us like this. Someone to love us in spite of all our flaws. Someone who sees our flaws not as flaws but as amazing little quirks that makes them love us all the more.
Okay, so we may not be about to melt for our significant other but you get the picture. There are some people who you’d do anything for, you’d you’d give anything for, and who you’d risk anything for. They’re the people you should want in your life. The people who matter.
When we fall in love we change as people. Maybe not outwardly, maybe not significantly, but we do still change. Those changes are irreversible. From the moment we meet that person, whether they stay in our lives or not, our path changes course and we start to chafe slowly but surely. Sometimes it’s not in good ways, but more often than not it’s for the best of reasons.
13. The Vampire Diaries
Okay, I’ve seen this episode of the Vampire Diaries at least a dozen times and I’m still swooning over this one line (and crying over it too!). Here the one and only Damon Salvator strips Elena’s soul bare and reveals exactly what she (and all the rest of us!) want out of love. Now, I think it’s time I go hunt out this episode and watch it again…
14. Tommaso Ferraris
This is so cute. Sometimes we do things to make someone special love us but all the while it’s us who ends up falling for them all the more. I know plenty of relationships that have started with a smile or a few laughs too.
15. The Vampire Diaries
Okay, so you can tell I love the Vampire Diaries seeing as I’m back to the show. This quote is so true however. It doesn’t matter how many bad days your relationship suffers. It doesn’t mater how many fights or horrible words pass between you. None of it matters and none of it is real pain, not compared to the day you lose that person’s love completely.
16. The Hobbit
Okay, so this quote is nothing to do with love initially but I think the message is still the same. It’s not always easy to find someone to share the adventure that is life with. In fact it’s often incredibly difficult. But the fact is we’re looking and the adventure doesn’t really start until we find them.
17. Adam Levine
No relationship would be successful without a little compromise. If you can’t learn to do that then I’m sorry to say your relationship will never survive. Love is about giving and taking, it’s not just about smiles and kind words. Compromise is key.
18. Glennon Melton
I think more people should look at love like this. Even on your worst day as a couple you’ve still been a couple. You’ve undoubtedly learned something and added a new chapter to your story. You have to take the good with the bad to make a relationship work.
19. Karen Kostyla
Some of us are lucky enough to fall in love once or twice but the luckiest of us are those who find that someone they simply can’t live without and have the pleasure of falling in love with them day in and day out for the rest of their lives. Relationships aren’t about simply falling in love once and being done with it, they’re about loving someone until the end of your days and growing that love endlessly.
20. Chuck Palahniuk
Again, this quote isn’t originally meant to be about love but you know what they say, if the shoe fits! There’s something devastatingly romantic about the idea of creating a love that echoes through the ages. A love that may not be remembered but will always matter all the same. There’s something poetic in building a love so strong not even death can tear it down. That, I think, is the ultimate achievement.
I love how utterly sweet this quote is! It’s just so cute! I love the idea that love isn’t a choice, that there’s someone out there waiting for us whether we’re looking for them or not. They hold the other half of us so it’s inevitable we’ll find them in the end.
Life isn’t always easy but so long as we have hope that we will find someone to help us through the darkness things will always get better. When we find that person, life suddenly explodes and darkness turns into a riot of colour. We’re always looking for someone, what we need to remember is that someone is out there looking for us too.
23. George Sand
So simple, so sweet, so true. When everything else in life is taken from us and only love remains, we’ll still be happy for love is all we need. It is our only true happiness, the only thing truly worth having.
This is what love is. The simple things. Love isn’t monumental declarations of your feelings nor great acts or feats. Love is being there for each other through it all and enjoying all these simple moments for without these small things there are never ay big things. They are the foundations of love.
And suddenly all your troubles melt away, all your worries are gone, and it is for no reason other than the look in your partner’s eyes. Yes, sometimes life and love really is that simple.
26. William Wordsworth
This quote describes exactly the sort of person that we all want in our lives. We want someone who makes everyday magical, someone who cares, someone who’ll be there no matter what. We want a friend, a lover, a soulmate.
I think this quote is truly beautiful. To me it speaks of romance as passion. It compares love to danger yet still makes it worth wanting. It perfectly describes how we feel all too often in love. The heartache, the storm inside of us, the passion, the fire, the power…
28. The Saunders Family
A home isn’t just a roof over our heads. A home is a place where we feel loved and where we love others. It’s a place we belong. Love is what makes a home, not the contents inside the house or the number on the door. It’s the people waiting for us across the threshold, the people who will take us in their arms after a ad day and kiss us good night and good morning everyday for the rest of our lives.
29. Herman Hesse
Love isn’t something we just know how to feel. It’s something we learn over time. And of course there’s that one person who teaches us how to feel what love is. That person who opens our eyes and brings us hope, and joy, and love all at once.
30. We Bought A Zoo
This quote is perhaps one of my favourite on the list because you can apply it to love, friendship, life, adventures, anything! Seriously, just twenty seconds of courage, madness, freedom, whatever you want to call it, can change your entire world. You just have to be brave enough to take the chances life lays out in front of you.
31. Maya Angelou
It doesn’t matter how many times you’ve been hurt. Life and love are about picking yourself back up and being brave enough to step into the unknown once more. You have to be willing to put yourself at risk one more time, always one more time, to find great things such as love.
32. P.S. I Love You
There is definitely a difference between just loving someone and finding your should mate. We just need to realise that and be brave enough to keep searching for that special someone no matter what. Life and love are so much more rewarding when we find our shoul mates.
33. Poison – Every Rose Has It’s Thorn
Love is prickly business. Even when it’s all flowers, sweet smells, and rose, there are still thorns in there somewhere. The point is we can’t be upset just because things aren’t perfect because the truth is things will never be entirely perfect. It’s just not possible. But love is worth suffering for. It’s about taking the good with the bad and appreciating what you’ve got.
I’ve included this quote simply because it’s oh so cute! We all go on about how there’s plenty more fish in the sea but when you’re in love it becomes clear that that’s just a lie. There is in fact only one fish for everyone. Don’t worry if your man gets away and leaves you heartbroken however, it just means he wasn’t the fish for you.
For those of us who’ve had relationships end and had our hearts broken, we know how devastating it can be. It hurts, that much is for sure. The fact is through we need to just forget the pain and leave ourselves open to being hurt all over again if we are to fall into the madness that is love all over again. We need to let go and start over or else we’ll never know what true love is. Love is about risking it all and winning.
36. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
Men are stupid. That much I know for sure. They say stupid things. They do stupid things. They hurt you for stupid reasons. But we love them all the same. My fiancee can be as stupid as can be at times, but then again so can I. We all can. Lets face it, life and love would be boring if we were all straight laced and smart.
37. Zig Ziglar
This quote is again for those of you’ve who’ve been hurt by love in the past and those of you who are struggling to to pick yourself up and move on. You need to remind yourself of what else is out there waiting for you. Fear is a test, one we should never fail.
38. When Harry Met Sally
As soon as we fall in love and we realise we’ve met the one the rest of our lives can’t come soon enough. It’s not like you’re in a rush to get to the finish line, you’re in a rush to feel and experience everything and then do it all again.
39. Johnny Depp
Whenever you wonder why your friend is with that jerk just remember that she obviously sees things in him that you can’t. Love enables us to open up and show people who we truly are so they and only they see us for us.
I love this simply because it’s cute, and I guess it’s a sign of the times in many respect. It’s pretty much saying you complete me, only in the sweetest way possible.
41. F. Scott Fitzgerald
I love all of this quote but it’s the end line that really gets me. Love is where it all begins; life, hope, dreams, everything. Without love we are lost. Without love we are nothing.
42. The Great Gatsby
Swoon! Don’t we all want a man to look at us the way Gatsby looks at Daisy? Of course we do! It’s what we’re searching for. We want someone to look at us and be able to tell us they adore us using nothing more than their eyes.
43. Sex and the City
Sometimes all you need in love is to make each other happy, to make each other laugh. So long as you can still do that ten years down the line then I think you’re gold. Never let the laughter slip from your relationship.
44. Maya Angelou
I firmly believe that there is only one person that we’re meant to be with. Sure, there’s plenty of people that we’re compatible with, plenty of people that we could happily spend the rest of our days with, but there is only one person out there who was actually made for us. It’s just finding them that’s the trick…
45. P.S. I Love You
Love isn’t about settling. Love is about falling so hard for someone you don’t think you’ll ever be able to pick yourself up and stand alone again.
None of us are perfect. Each of us are going to make mistakes, we’re going to hurt one another and be stupid. The thing is none of that matters, just so long as we love each other with all we’ve got to give.
47. Dr. Who
Again, this is for those of you’ve that have known pain and wondered why things have to be like that. The answer is simple, you just haven’t found the person you’re meant to be with yet. Old relationships have to end so you can keep on searching for your soulmate.
48. How I Met Your Mother
Love is about seeing the imperfect person perfectly.
49. The Lumineers – Ho Hey
Sometimes love really is just that simple.
50. Tom Hiddelston
If you don’t love yourself then how on Earth can you expect anyone else to love you? We have to learn to love ourselves first and then and only then will we have something great to offer another soul.
51. Wuthering Heights
This is so undeniably beautiful! The idea that someone can love us this much is simply astounding. Even better? Some of us are lucky enough to know and be told that someone loves us this much.
52. Rudy Francisco
This is exactly how falling in love should be in my opinion. It should be scary yet unflinching. We should fear it but know that it’s worth the risk and we should throw ourselves full throttle into the darkness with nothing but hope to guide us. And, like learning to ride a bike, once we learn to love we never forget how and it seems we only become more reckless, if a little less fearful.
53. Neltje Blanchan
Sometimes it’s just not possible to put into words how we feel about another person. We know we love them but a simple ‘I love you’ just doesn’t quote cut it. No where near in fact. But the truth is for some things there simply are no words. Not even the best author or poet can sum up our feelings. They just are. That’s a feeling that doesn’t need explaining if you ask me.
54. One Tree Hill
I think this quote can be applied to love in so many ways I can’t count. When we fall in love we go against all the odds, proving that love in itself it a miracle. Perhaps it’s even a touch of magic. That’s why wishing, hoping, and believing are all so important.
55. Audrey Hepburn
Even when your life is stripped bare and you lose it all, so long as you’re still holding onto your special someone you’re as rich as can be. So long as you have someone who loves you and who you love to stand alongside then your life will be worth living.
Even when you’re down and blue, just remember that someone out there loves you, even if you don’t know it and even if you haven’t yet met them. There’s someone out there waiting for you, remember that and keep faith. You’ll get there.
57. Johnny Depp
I love this. It’s utterly sad yet so sweet at the same time. Some of us land ourselves in this very predicament and I think this sound advice from movie star Johnny Depp serves as a solid guide when choosing what to do.
58. Fawn Weaver
No one’s perfect and nor is any relationship. It’s how you feel about it and them that matters however. Forget about what the rest of the world sees. What do you see?
59. The Great Gatsby
Love is about knowing that your partner will still be there for you after long years have passed, beauty fades, money is spent, children are grown up, and old age sets in. Love is about knowing that your partner will love you through it all and you them. That’s what makes a rich relationship.
60. Pride and Prejudice
Ah, Mr. Darcy, don’t we love him so? Here’s he tells of how love can captivate us. It’s not just about lust as some might have us think, it’s about how we feel and what our soul says as well as our body. You can be in love, you can be in lust, but true love is finding a harmony and feeling both.
They say absence makes the heart grown fonder and I for one can definitely tell you that that’s true. But the thing is there will be times when you have to be apart, the important thing is that nothing about your relationship changes during that time. Well, unless of course your feelings only grow.
62. Little Women – Louisa May Alcott
Short, simple, and sweet. It makes perfect sense if you ask me!
63. Meghan Matt
Love is a series of ups and downs. It’s a string of good days, bad days, and all the days in between. You have to learn to appreciate each and every day and not to give up hope when things are tough.
64. The Plain White Ts – I Love You
I simply love this song. It’s so catchy, so sweet, and says absolutely everything you need to. Sometimes when you’re in love things really are as simple as one, two, three, four. Sure, there are still fought days but so long as you hold fast to that basic fact you’re set.
When you’re deeply in love sometimes it’s easy to truly believe that the world spins around your special someone. Sure, logic tells you that it doesn’t but what does that matter? You feel how you feel, end of story.
I firmly believe that if you follow these simple rules then you’ll have a wonderfully romantic life. They’re all so important when it comes to building a strong relationship, especially the very last one.
67. F. Burton Howard
For all of you who are married, engaged, or even just planning to tie the knot someday, this is a golden quote. Remember these simple rules and your marriage is sure to blossom into something beautiful and stand the test of time and weather every storm life throws at it.
68. Dr. Seuss
This quote is absolutely perfect if you ask me. I mean, none of us are what you’d call normal, are we? We’re all weird and wonderful in our own unique ways. We all have different tastes and interests, different tolerance levels, different quirks, different styles. Love is about finding someone just as weird and we are and realising our weirdness makes us perfect for one another.
69. The Vampire Diaries
Okay, I’ll quite with the Vampire Diaries after this, I promise. This quote is for all of you who’ve been unlucky enough to lose someone, either through them walking away or through more permanent methods. I’ve known people who’ve loved and lost and I’d just like to take a moment to recognise them and remember that some love stories end before they’ve even truly begun. That however doesn’t mean they were every any less real.
70. Nicholas Sparks – The Best of Me
Love is about giving the best of yourself to your other half. It’s about showing them who you truly are. That’s an action that will undoubtedly change you but in the end the change is for the best. Love is for the best.
71. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Love isn’t perfect as we’ve said before and sometimes it brings out confused, conflicted feelings in us. It has the ability to make us both the happiest we’ve ever been and more sad than we ever will be all at once. It’s an odd feeling, but it’s worth it.
If you can make someone fall in love with you by touching their soul then they’re sure to be your forever. It’s their mind that falls in love with you, not their body, but once the mind falls the body always follows.
This is my philosophy on all life, not just when it comes to love. All the best things are terrifying, but that’s why they’re the best things. Nothing worth having comes easy. You have to be afraid to want it, afraid to lose it, afraid to try. If you feel that, then you know you’re on to a winner.
74. Thomas S. Monsoon
What is a family without love? And by family I don’t just mean a packed kitchen table with a hoard of children around it. A family can be made up of any number of people. Me and my fiancee are our own little family, a family of two (and the dog!), and our love is at the heart of that.
75. P!nk – Just Give Me A Reason
Every relationship has problems but when those problems arise you have to realise that they don’t mean your relationship is broken, it’s just a little bent. Bent things can be fixed and like so your relationship can too. The first step however is realising that.
76. Johnny Depp
This is so important. Wise words Mr. Depp, wise words! What is life without love and what is breathing without laughter? To me, love and laughter are two of the key ingredients in life. I just wish more people remembered that.
Your love keeps me afloat but will remain the anchor in my soul… I don’t really have words to describe how romantic I find that. Your love is what keeps me going, but it’s also the anchor that keeps me close to you. I love it!
I firmly believe that some loves were meant to last through the ages. Some loves never die even if our bodies do. Love is immovable. Love is irreplaceable. Love is immortal. Need I say more?
79. Dave Mattheus Band
For those of you with a guy best friend, ask yourself this: is he really just been your best friend? Has he always been your best friend? Is that how he sees it? Is that how you want to see it? I firmly believe that guys and girls can be great friends without love getting in the way but there are those couples who do fall for their best friends. Are you one of them?
80. Tyler Knott Gregson
Love changes us and helps us move forward in life. It often helps us become the people we’ve always wanted to be and move away from the people we were. Love transforms us in the best of ways, allowing us only to look back on a memory of our former self.
81. Adam Wilde
I love this and I’m sure a lot of you will be able to appreciate it. My fiancee is a total freak and I know fine well that I’m as weird as can be but the thing is he’s my freak and I’m his weirdo, that’s all that matters. It doesn’t matter that we’re a little bit odd, so long as we love each other.
We all have great things on our bucket lists like skydiving, seeing the Northern Lights etc, but what about simply falling in love? Isn’t that the most amazing thing we can do?
83. Walt Whitman
To put it simply, love is all that matters. When we’re in love, the rest of the world becomes irrelevant. It’s a blur. All that matters is you and him. Him and you. Forever.
This is another quote I chose simply because it’s so damn cute! Love is about sticking with someone through the good and the bad, holding them up, supporting them, loving them, every step of the way.
For some things there are no words and love I guess is one of them. Try as we might we can never truly explain it or put our feelings in to words. Still, I hope we keep trying none the less.
Once again, I’ll say it again. There are no words for love. It simply cannot be described. Not with one word, or a thousand. Not with a hundred languages or years to sit and scribe. The fact is however, love doesn’t need explained. It simply is.
This is exactly how I feel when I’m lying in bed with my fiancee. There are a million things I want to see and do. A million places I love and consider my favourite place. Yet when I’m with him everything just melts away. It’s me and him. It’s home.
Love is about accepting each other wholly and loving each other for everything we are, past, present, and future. Once you’ve mastered that, your love has endless possibilities.
89. Clementine von Radics
I will love you no matter what. In relationships, those simple words are everything. Come what may, I will love you.
90. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
Sometimes we just need to sit back and hear those words. We need to accept them and allow ourselves to be loved.
91. The Last Days of Pompeii
Despite all the pain relationships often cause, I’m betting more than a few of us would makes the same mistakes twice for that special someone.
Perfect. Just perfect. I don’t even think this quote needs explaining anymore than it already has been.
93. The Notebook
Okay, so we shouldn’t have to purposely change to love someone but the point is we’re willing to. We want to be everything for that person.
94. Harry Potter
This quote is completely and utterly beautiful. In the midst of a magical coming of age story we find a beautiful love story between two of the most unexpected people. It truly shows that love never dies.
Short, simple, sweet. Sometimes we don’t need a monologue to express how we feel. Just a few short words does it all.
We’re all strangers to begin with. What matters is what we make of the friendships we come across and the loves we find.
97. K. P. K
It’s hard to believe it but sometimes there is no ‘but’, sometimes there is only love.
This is officially my favourite quote on the list. This is exactly what true love should be. Mad. Passionate. Crazy. Unbelievable. Forever.
This is so beautiful, a perfect way of explaining the feelings just a simple kiss, a look, or a word can evoke in even the strongest of us.
100. Karen Sunde
I wanted to end with a simple quote yet with a quote with masses of meaning. This, I think, does the job perfectly. It certainly has me reflecting on life…
I hope you’ve enjoyed this list. Have a nice day!
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