91 Love Quotes to Help You Express How You Feel—for Valentine's Day and Beyond

Need a little help expressing your romantic thoughts? Allow us to play Cyrano with the best love and Valentine's Day quotes to use for every romantic occasion.

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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 love quotes and sayings to help—whether you're looking for deep, heartfelt love quotes from a famous writer, or a funny Valentine's Day 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.

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"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

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“The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.”

—Audrey Hepburn

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"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

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“To meet a beautiful woman is one thing, but to meet your best friend in the most beautiful of women is something entirely apart.”

—Simon Basset, Bridgerton

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"Personally, I love a great love story."

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

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“To love is to burn, to be on fire.”

—Jane Austen

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"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

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"If I could I would give you the world, but all I can do is just offer you my love.”

—Prince, "Diamonds and Pearls"

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"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

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"At last, my love has come along. My lonely days are over, and life is like a song."

—Etta James, "At Last"

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"When one loves, one does not calculate."

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

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"There is no remedy for love but to love more."

—Henry David Thoreau

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"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

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"Take my hand, take my whole life, too. For I can’t help falling in love with you.”

—Elvis Presley, "Can't Help Falling in Love With You"

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"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"

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“Death cannot stop true love. All it can do is delay it for a while.”

—William Goldman, The Princess Bride

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"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"

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'I don’t care too much for money. Money can’t buy me love."

—The Beatles, "Can't Buy Me Love"

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"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

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"Real love amounts to withholding the truth, even when you're offered the perfect opportunity to hurt someone's feelings."

—David Sedaris

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“We are made of particles that have existed since the moment the universe began. I like to think those atoms traveled 14 billion years through time and space to create us so we could be together and make each other whole.”

—Leonard Hofstadter, Big Bang Theory

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"'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

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“Everywhere I’m looking now, I’m surrounded by your embrace. Baby, I can see your halo. You know you’re my saving grace."

—Beyonce, "Halo"

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

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

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"Love is a two-way street constantly under construction."

—Carroll Bryant

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"Your love is better than ice cream, better than anything else that I’ve tried."

—Sarah McLachlan, "Ice Cream"

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"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"

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“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

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

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

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"And you'll save all your dirtiest jokes for me. And at every table, I'll save you a seat. Lover.”

—Taylor Swift, "Lover"

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"My love, I cannot tell you how thankful I am for our little infinity. I wouldn't trade it for the world.”

—Hazel, The Fault in Our Stars

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"Familiar acts are beautiful through love."

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

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“True love stories never have endings.”

—Richard Bach

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“Love is friendship on fire.” – Susan Sontag

—Susan Sontag

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"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

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"We're all a little weird, and life's a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it LOVE."

—Dr. Seuss

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"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"

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"The secret of a happy marriage is finding the right person. You know they're right if you love to be with them all the time."

—Julia Child

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"I love you. I always have. I'll drift next to you every day as a ghost just to be with you."

—Li Mu Bai, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

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"...love is a great beautifier."

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

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"Love is something eternal, the aspect may change, but not the essence."

—Vincent Van Gogh

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“Love is something sent from heaven to worry the hell out of you.”

—Dolly Parton

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"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

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“I would rather spend one lifetime with you, then face all the ages of this world alone.”

—J.R.R. Tolkien, Lord of the Rings

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"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

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“With the whole world crumbling, we pick this time to fall in love.”

—Ilsa, Casablanca

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"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

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"You want the moon? Just say the word, and I'll throw a lasso around it and pull it down."

—George Bailey, It's a Wonderful Life

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"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

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"Every time it rains , you’re here in my head , like the sun coming out . Ooh, I just know that something good is gonna happen

—Kate Bush, "Cloudbusting"

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"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

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“You are the sunshine of my life. That's why I'll always be around. You are the apple of my eye. Forever you'll stay in my heart.”

—Stevie Wonder, "You Are the Sunshine of My Life"

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"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

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“I loved her against reason, against promise, against peace, against hope, against happiness, against all discouragement that could be.”

—Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

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

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

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“The things that you have done for me to help me, support me, surprise me, to make me happy, go above and beyond what any person deserves. You’re all I need. I love you and I like you.”

—Leslie Knope, Parks and Recreation

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"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

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"People do belong to each other, because that's the only chance that anyone's got for true happiness."

—Breakfast at Tiffany's

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"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)"

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“When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.”

—Harry, When Harry Met Sally

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"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

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“Baby, I’m amazed at the way you love me all the time, and maybe I’m afraid of the way I love you.”

—Paul McCartney, "Maybe I'm Amazed"

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"You and I have so much love, that it burns like a fire, in which we bake a lump of clay, molded into a figure of you and a figure of me."

—Guan Daosheng, "Married Love"

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"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

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"In time the Rockies may crumble, Gibraltar may tumble. They’re only made of clay But our love is here to stay."

—Ira and George Gershwin, "Our Love Is Here to Stay"

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"'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."

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"Whenever I'm alone with you, you make me feel like I am home again."

—The Cure, "Lovesong"

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"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

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"If you ever find yourself stuck in the middle of the sea, I’ll sail the world to find you. If you ever find yourself lost in the dark and you can’t see, I’ll be the light to guide you.”

—Bruno Mars, "Count on Me"

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"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

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"We go together like sound and sight, black and white, day and night. We go together like left and right. Oh, we go together.”

—Vampire Weekend, "We Go Together"

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"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"

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“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”

— Lao Tzu

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"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

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“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

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"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"

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"Cause all of me loves all of you. Love your curves and all your edges, all your perfect imperfections."

—John Legend, "All of Me"

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"Live in my house, I'll be your shelter. Just pay me back with 1,000 kisses. Be my lover, and I'll cover you."

—"I'll Cover You," Rent

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

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

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"They say when you meet the love of your life, time stops, and that’s true.”

—Edward Bloom, Big Fish

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“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

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"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

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“You make me happier than I ever thought I could be, and if you let me I will spend the rest of my life trying to make you feel the same way.”

—Chandler Bing, Friends

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“If the sun refused to shine, I would still be loving you. When mountains crumble to the sea, there will still be you and me.”

—Led Zeppelin, "Thank You"

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"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

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"I love you in a really, really big way. Pretend to like your taste in music, let you eat the last piece of cheesecake, hold a radio above my head outside your window, unfortunate way that makes me hate you, love you. So pick me, choose me, love me.“

—Meredith Grey, Grey's Anatomy

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"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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"Love can change a person the way a parent can change a baby — awkwardly, and often with a great deal of mess."

—Lemony Snicket

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"I was standing.…You were there.…Two worlds collided.…And they could never, ever, tear us apart."

—INXS, "Never Tear Us Apart"

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"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

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"The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return."

—Satine and Christian, Moulin Rouge

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