40 Love Quotes to Help You Express How You Feel

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Sometimes it's hard to find the right words to express how much you love your partner. Fortunately for you, there are a ton of wonderful quotes and sayings to help—whether you're looking for deep, heartfelt love quotes from a famous writer, or a funny love quote from a comedian.

If you need a quote about love to put in your Valentine's Day note, or to celebrate an anniversary, birthday, or another milestone, try one of these love quotes borrowed from the best writers, thinkers, books, and plays.

01 of 40

"The supreme happiness of life consists in the conviction that one is loved..."

Love quotes, quotes about love - Victor Hugo
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– Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

02 of 40

"We accept the love we think we deserve."

Love quotes, quotes about love - Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower
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– Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

03 of 40

"I love you directly without problems or pride: / I love you like this because I don't know any other way to love…"

Love quotes, quotes about love - Pablo Neruda, translated by Mark Eisner, One Hundred Love Sonnets: XVII
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– Pablo Neruda, translated by Mark Eisner, One Hundred Love Sonnets: XVII

04 of 40

"Personally, I love a great love story."

Love quotes, quotes about love - Meghan Markle
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– Meghan Markle

05 of 40

"I am just a small girl in a big world trying to find someone to love."

Love quotes, quotes about love - Marilyn Monroe
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– Marilyn Monroe

06 of 40

"When one sees something especially wonderful, it's always nice to have someone to share it with."

Love quotes, quotes about love - Mary Anne Schwalbe
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– Mary Anne Schwalbe

07 of 40

"When one loves, one does not calculate."

Love quotes, quotes about love - Saint Thérèse of Lisieux
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– Saint Thérèse of Lisieux

08 of 40

"One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love."

Love quotes, quotes about love - Sophocles
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– Sophocles, Oedipus at Colonus

09 of 40

"She walks in beauty, like the night / Of cloudless climes and starry skies; / And all that's best of dark and bright / Meet in her aspect and her eyes…"

Love quotes, quotes about love - Lord Byron, She Walks in Beauty
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– Lord Byron, "She Walks in Beauty"

10 of 40

"But true love is a durable fire / In the mind ever burning; / Never sick, never old, never dead, / From itself never turning."

Love quotes, quotes about love - Sir Walter Ralegh, Walsinghame
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– Sir Walter Ralegh, "Walsinghame"

11 of 40

"Before you marry a person, you should first make them use a computer with slow Internet service to see who they really are."

Love quotes, quotes about love - Will Ferrell
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– Will Ferrell

12 of 40

"'Love' is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own."

Love quotes, quotes about love - Robert A. Heinlein
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– Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land

13 of 40

"Grow old with me! The best is yet to be."

Love quotes, quotes about love - Robert Browning
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– Robert Browning

14 of 40

"About you there is nothing I wouldn't want to know / With you nothing is simple yet nothing is simpler…"

Love quotes, quotes about love - Peter Gizzi, Lines Depicting Simple Happiness
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– Peter Gizzi, "Lines Depicting Simple Happiness"

15 of 40

"What the world really needs is more love and less paperwork."

Love quotes, quotes about love - Pearl Bailey
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– Pearl Bailey

16 of 40

"Familiar acts are beautiful through love."

Love quotes, quotes about love - Percy Bysshe Shelley
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– Percy Bysshe Shelley

17 of 40

"Once upon a time there was a boy who loved a girl, and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering."

Love quotes, quotes about love - Nicole Krauss
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– Nicole Krauss, The History of Love

18 of 40

"There is a strong wall about me to protect me: / It is built of the words you have said to me…"

Love quotes, quotes about love - Mary Carolyn Davies, Love Song
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– Mary Carolyn Davies, "Love Song"

19 of 40

"...love is a great beautifier."

Love quotes, quotes about love - Louisa May Alcott
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– Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

20 of 40

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

Love quotes, quotes about love - John Green, The Fault in Our Stars
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– John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

21 of 40

"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, nor touched…but are felt in the heart."

Love quotes, quotes about love - Helen Keller
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– Helen Keller

22 of 40

"My bounty is as boundless as the sea, / My love as deep; the more I give to thee, / The more I have, for both are infinite."

Love quotes, quotes about love - William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet
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– William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

23 of 40

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

Love quotes, quotes about love - Joan Crawford
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– Joan Crawford

24 of 40

"All love that has not friendship for its base, is like a mansion built upon the sand."

Love quotes, quotes about love - Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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– Ella Wheeler Wilcox

25 of 40

"Love is, above all, the gift of oneself."

Love quotes, quotes about love - Jean Anouilh
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– Jean Anouilh

26 of 40

"Love doesn't grow at a steady rate, but advances in surges, bolts, and wild leaps."

Love quotes, quotes about love - Ian McEwan
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– Ian McEwan

27 of 40

"How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. / I love thee to the depth and breadth and height / My soul can reach..."

Love quotes, quotes about love - Elizabeth Barrett Browning, How do I love thee?
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– Elizabeth Barrett Browning, "How Do I Love Thee? (Sonnet 43)"

28 of 40

"Love is a lot like a backache, it doesn't show up on X-rays, but you know it's there."

Love quotes, quotes about love - George Burns
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– George Burns

29 of 40

"I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you..."

Love quotes, quotes about love - Unknown
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– Elizabeth Barrett Browning

30 of 40

"'Tis better to have loved and lost / Than never to have loved at all."

Love quotes, quotes about love - Alfred, Lord Tennyson
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– Alfred, Lord Tennyson, "In Memoriam A.H.H."

31 of 40

"He's more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same."

Love quotes, quotes about love - Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights
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– Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

32 of 40

"Love doesn't make the world go 'round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile."

Love quotes, quotes about love - Franklin P. Jones
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– Franklin P. Jones

33 of 40

"Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking together in the same direction."

Love quotes, quotes about love - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
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– Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

34 of 40

"Clasp me close in your warm young arms, / While the pale stars shine above, / And we'll live our whole young lives away / In the joys of a living love…"

Love quotes, quotes about love - Ella Wheeler Wilcox, I Love You
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– Ella Wheeler Wilcox, "I Love You"

35 of 40

"Though lovers be lost love shall not; / And death shall have no dominion."

Love quotes, quotes about love - Dylan Thomas, And Death Shall Have No Dominion
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– Dylan Thomas, "And Death Shall Have No Dominion"

36 of 40

"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person."

Love quotes, quotes about love - Mignon McLaughlin
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– Mignon McLaughlin

37 of 40

"To love someone is to see a miracle invisible to others."

Love quotes, quotes about love - François Mauriac
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– François Mauriac

38 of 40

"To love deeply in one direction makes us more loving in all others."

Love quotes, quotes about love - Anne-Sophie Swetchine
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– Anne-Sophie Swetchine

39 of 40

"All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt."

Love quotes, quotes about love - Charles M. Schultz
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– Charles M. Schultz

40 of 40

"Never did I believe that there could be such utter happiness in this world, such a feeling of unity between two mortal beings. I love you—those three words have my life in them."

Love quotes, quotes about love - Alix of Hesse
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– Alix of Hesse

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