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140 Quotes About Love To Make You Swoon

A perfect quote for all of the loves in your life.

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The Beatles had it right when they said, “all you need is love.” Whether your partner is having a gloomy day or you yourself just need a pick-me-up, the time is always right to reflect on love. And these quotes about love for everyone in your life. From children, to partners, to siblings, to yourself, these sweet love quotes are a reminder that love really is what makes the world go round.

Whether you’re looking for a little help writing a love note or just want to remind yourself that you are loved (and you are), turn to these words of wisdom from a host of smart thinkers, poets, celebrities, and philosophers.

The very best quotes about love

  • “Life is the flower for which love is the honey.” — Victor Hugo
  • “Love is the whole thing. We are only pieces.” — Rumi
  • “Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.” — Aristotle
  • “There is no charm equal to tenderness of the heart.” — Jane Austen
  • “Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.” — Mother Teresa
  • “Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.” — Dalai Lama
  • “Love is a game that two can play and both win.” — Eva Gabor
  • “Love is the hardest habit to break, and the most difficult to satisfy.” — Drew Barrymore
  • “No one has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.” — Zelda Fitzgerald
  • “I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • “Life is the flower for which love is the honey.” — Victor Hugo
  • “We are most alive when we are in love.” — John Updike
  • “Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.” — Aristotle
  • “Never love anyone who treats you like you're ordinary.” — Oscar Wilde
  • “Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth or burn down your house, you can never tell.” — Joan Crawford
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Love quotes for your children

  • “I could make up a song to say 'I love you, I care.' And I would sing right along, 'Cause I love you, I care. 'Cause making something is one way to say 'I love you.' I could even bake a special cake, 'Cause I love you, I really love you. And even if it got smushed, I'd still love it 'cause it was from you. 'Cause making something is one way to say, 'Oh, I love you.’” — Fred Rogers
  • “My love for you is taller than the sky and wider than the galaxy.” — Unknown
  • “I love you stronger than iron and softer than feathers.” — Unknown
  • “There are many ways to say I love you. Just by being there when things are sad and scary. Just by being there, being there. Being there to say, I love you.” — Fred Rogers
  • “You are the best thing I've done with my life.” — Unknown
  • “I love my children beyond all reason. They’re my joy, even when they’re wild with kid energy.” — Christopher Meloni
  • “Butterflies have wings, so they can fly. Fish have gills, so they can swim. Bunnies have four legs, so they can run. I have a heart, so I can love you.” — Unknown
  • “To my child: I love you more than I have ever found a way to say to you.” — Unknown
  • “Wherever you go, my love is with you.” — Unknown
  • “A child may outgrow your lap, but they will never outgrow your heart.” — Unknown
  • “No work is more important than my love for you.” — Unknown
  • “Playing with you is the happiest moment of my day.” — Unknown
  • “A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world.” — Agatha Christie
  • “There are thousands of children in the world, and I was lucky enough to get you.” — Unknown
  • “It's you I like, not the clothes you wear, not the way you do your hair, but it's you I like. It's you I like, every part of you, your skin, your thoughts, your feelings, whether old or new, it's you I like.” — Fred Rogers
  • “How do you spell ‘love’? — Piglet “You don’t spell it, you feel it.” — Winnie The Pooh
  • “And she loved a little boy very much, even more than she loved herself.” — Shel Silverstein
  • “There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.” — George Sand

Love Quotes For Him

  • “Take my hand, take my whole life, too, for I can't help falling in love with you.” — Elvis Presley
  • “Look at the stars, look how they shine for you and everything you do.” — Coldplay
  • “I hope you don't mind that I put down in words how wonderful life is while you're in the world.” — Elton John
  • “I love you more than I have ever found a way to say to you.” — Ben Folds
  • “But I ... I love it when you read to me, and you, you can read me anything.” — The Magnetic Fields
  • “The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.”— Audrey Hepburn
  • “It’s always better when we’re together.” — Jack Johnson
  • “I’ve tried so many times to think of a new way to say it, and it’s still I love you.” — Zelda Fitzgerald
  • “I love that you are the last person I want to talk to before I go to sleep at night.” — When Harry Met Sally
  • “I would rather spend one lifetime with you, than face all the ages of this world alone.” — J.K.K. Tolken
  • “Love is being stupid together.” — Paul Valery
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Love quotes for her

  • “Cause all of me loves all of you, love your curves and all your edges, all your perfect imperfections."“— John Legend
  • “Not enough for me? You're everything.” — Jim Halpert, The Office
  • “Man, oh, man, you're my best friend. I scream it to the nothingness. There ain't nothing that I need. Home, let me come home, home is wherever I'm with you.” — Edward Sharpe
  • “Plan A was marrying her a long time ago. Pretty much the day I met her.” — Jim Halpert, The Office
  • “And where was I before the day that I first saw your lovely face? Now I see it everyday and I know that I am ... the luckiest.” — Ben Folds
  • “I love you and I like you.” — Leslie Knope and Ben Wyatt, Parks and Recreation
  • “There's only ... one thing that will make you give up on everything you thought you knew, every rational calculation ... it's love, Dwight.” — Jim Halpert, The Office
  • “You have bewitched me, body and soul, and I love, I love, I love you. I never wish to be parted from you from this day on.” – Pride and Prejudice
  • “You think you're one of millions but you're one in a million to me.” — Brad Paisley, The World
  • “It's like my life isn't even real to me unless you're there and you're in it and I'm sharing it with you.” — Gilmore Girls
  • “I know by experience that the poets are right: love is eternal.” — E.M. Forster, A Room with a View
  • “I wish you to know that you have been the last dream of my soul.” — Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

Love quotes for grandparents

  • “A grandparent is a little bit parent, a little bit teacher, and a little bit best friend.” — Unknown
  • “Grandpas always have time for you when everyone else is too busy.” — Unknown
  • “Grandparents, like heroes, are as necessary to a child’s growth as vitamins.” — Joyce Allston
  • “You are the sun, Grandma, you are the sun in my life.” — Kitty Tsui
  • “Grandparents are the best kind of grownups.” — Unknown
  • “Grandparents hold our tiny hands for just a little while, but our hearts forever.” — Unknown
  • “The best place to be when you're sad is your grandparent's lap.” — Unknown
  • “Surely, two of the most satisfying experiences in life must be those of being a grandchild or a grandparent.” Donald A. Norberg
  • “Love is the greatest gift that one generation can leave to another.”— Richard Garnett
  • “A grandfather is someone with silver in his hair and gold in his heart.” — Anonymous
  • “To a small child, the perfect granddad is unafraid of big dogs and fierce storms but absolutely terrified of the word “boo.” — Robert Brault
  • “Unconditional positive regard is rarely given by anyone except a grandparent.” — Unknown
  • “If nothing is going well, call your grandmother.” — Italian proverb

Love quotes for a sibling

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  • “There’s no other love like the love for a brother. There’s no other love like the love from a brother.” — Terri Guillemets
  • “Brother and sister, together as friends, ready to face whatever life sends. Joy and laughter or tears and strife, holding hands tightly as we dance through life.” — Suzie Huitt
  • “Half the time when brothers wrestle, it’s just an excuse to hug each other.” — James Patterson
  • “Having lots of siblings is like having built-in best friends.” — Kim Kardashian
  • “If you have a brother or sister, tell them you love them every day — that’s the most beautiful thing. I told my sister how much I loved her every day. That’s the only reason I’m OK right now.” — Amaury Nolasco
  • “To have a loving relationship with a sister is not simply to have a buddy or a confident… it is to have a soulmate for life.” — Victoria Secunda
  • “Siblings — the definition that comprises love, strife, competition and forever friends.” — Byron Pulsifer
  • “Brothers and sisters separated by distance, joined by love.” — Chuck Danes
  • “When sisters stand shoulder to shoulder, who stands a chance against us?” — Pam Brown
  • “My brother has the coolest sister. I’m just saying.” — Leslie Nevala
  • “You may be as different as the sun and the moon, but the same blood flows through both your hearts. You need her, as she needs you… “ — George R.R. Martin
  • “They say that not matter how old you become, when you are with your siblings, you revert back to childhood.” — Karen White
  • “Your parents leave you too soon and your kids and spouse come along late, but your siblings know you when you are in your most inchoate form.” — Jeffrey Kluger

Love quotes from movies

  • “If you're a bird, I'm a bird.” — The Notebook
  • “I could die right now, Clem. I'm just... happy. I've never felt that before. I'm just exactly where I want to be.” — Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • “The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love, and be loved in return.” — Moulin Rouge
  • “Love is passion, obsession, someone you can’t live without. If you don’t start with that, what are you going to end up with?” — Meet Joe Black
  • “I wish I had done everything on earth with you.” — The Great Gatsby
  • “It doesn’t matter if the guy is perfect or the girl is perfect, as long as they are perfect for each other.” — Good Will Hunting
  • “You make me want to be a better man.” — As Good As It Gets
  • “I am nothing special, of this I am sure. I am a common man with common thoughts and I've led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I've loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough ...” — The Notebook
  • “Love is not a feeling, Mr. Burns. It’s an ability.” — Dan in Real Life
  • “I knew I’d never be able to remember what Nina wore that day. But I also knew I’d never forget the way she looked.” — Father of the Bride
  • "I can't see anything I don't like about you." — Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • “I wish I knew how to quit you.” — Brokeback Mountain
  • “You had me at ‘hello’”— Jerry Mcguire
  • “Death cannot stop true love. All it can do is delay it for a while.” — Princess Bride
  • “I like you very much. Just as you are.” — Bridget Jones’ Diary
  • “It doesn’t matter if the guy is perfect or the girl is perfect, as long as they are perfect for each other.” — Good Will Hunting

Love quotes from books

  • “I am here and I am looking at her. And she is so beautiful. I can see it. This one moment when you know you’re not a sad story. You are alive, and you stand up and see the lights on the buildings and everything that makes you wonder.” — The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Stephen Chbosky
  • “In times of grief and sorrow I will hold you and rock you and take your grief and make it my own. When you cry, I cry and when you hurt, I hurt. And together we will try to hold back the floods to tears and despair and make it through the potholed street of life.” — The Notebook, Nicholas Sparks
  • “It would be a privilege to have my heart broken by you.” — The Fault In Our Stars, John Green
  • “I love you. I am who I am because of you. You are every reason, every hope, and every dream I've ever had, and no matter what happens to us in the future, every day we are together is the greatest day of my life. I will always be yours.” — The Notebook, Nicholas Sparks
  • “As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.” — The Fault In Our Stars, John Green
  • “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.” — The Kindly Ones, Neil Gaiman
  • “I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep, your eyes close.” — 100 Love Sonnets, Pablo Neruda
  • “You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how.” Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  • “I’ve never had a moment’s doubt. I love you. I believe in you completely. You are my dearest one. My reason for life.” — Atonement by Ian McEwan
  • “We’ve loved each other so long I’ve never been a man and not loved her.” The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry
  • “Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight! For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night.” Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
  • “You and I, it’s as though we have been taught to kiss in heaven and sent down to earth together, to see if we know what we were taught.” Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak

Love quotes from television

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  • “Maybe I do believe it, all this ‘meant to be’ stuff. Why not believe it, really? Who doesn’t want more romance in their life? Maybe it’s just up to us to make it happen. To show up and be meant for each other.” — Grey's Anatomy, Meredith Grey
  • “Actually, there is a word for that. It’s love. I’m in love with her, OK? If you’re looking for the word that means caring for someone beyond all rationality and wanting them to have everything they want no matter how much it destroys you, it's love! And when you love someone, you just don’t stop. Ever.” — How I Met Your Mother, Ted Mosby
  • “When I was growing up, I didn’t have a normal mom and dad or a regular family like everybody else. And I always knew that something was missing. But now I’m standing here today knowing that I have everything that I’m ever gonna need. You are my family.” — Friends, Phoebe Buffay
  • “You climb up here with me, it’s one less minute you haven’t lived.” — Gilmore Girls, Logan Huntzberger
  • “No listen, I woke up this morning and I realized that I studied and taught the great literature all my life. And those stories are replete with characters that let opportunities slip by, but what I teach is more than literature, it's lessons in life. If I don't follow these tenets, I'm not the man I thought I was, the man I want to be.” — Gilmore Girls, Max Medina
  • “Don't let anyone tell you you're not powerful. You're the most powerful woman I know.” — Gossip Girl, Chuck Bass
  • “You know you're right for someone when they force you to be the best version of yourself.” — The Mindy Project, Danny Castellano
  • “Most of my life I felt alone, even when I was with people. That was until I met you.” — Caleb Rivers, Pretty Little Liars
  • “If I had to dream up the perfect woman, she wouldn’t even come close to you”— Boy Meets World
  • “All we really need to survive is one person who truly loves us” —Lost
  • “I’m looking for love. Real love. Ridiculous, inconvenient, consuming, can’t-live-without-each-other love” Sex and the City
  • “Imagine a future moment in your life where all your dreams come true. You know it's the greatest moment of your life and you get to experience it with one person. Who is standing next to you.” — Peyton Sawyer, One Tree Hill

Quotes about self-love

  • “This life is mine alone. So I have stopped asking people for directions to places they've never been.” — Glennon Doyle
  • “Everyone of us needs to show how much we care for each other and, in the process, care for ourselves.” — Princess Diana
  • “When you make a mistake, respond to yourself in a loving way rather than a self-shaming way.” — Elle Holcomb
  • “We just need to be kinder to ourselves. If we treated ourselves the way we treated our best friend, can you imagine how much better off we would be?” — Meghan Markle
  • “A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.” — Mark Twain
  • “Be healthy and take care of yourself, but be happy with the beautiful things that make you, you.” — Beyoncé
  • “To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness.” — Robert Morley
  • “Don’t waste your energy trying to change opinions... Do your thing, and don’t care if they like it.” — Tina Fey
  • “Loving yourself isn’t vanity. It’s sanity.” — Katrina Mayer
  • “The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself.” — Maya Angelou
  • “How you love yourself is how you teach others to love you.” — Rupi Kaur
  • “We accept the love we think we deserve.” — Stephen Chbosky
  • “The things that make me different are the things that make me.” — Winnie the Pooh, A.A. Milne
  • “We do not have the right to feel helpless. We must help ourselves. After destiny has delivered what it delivers, we are responsible for our lives.” — Cheryl Strayed
  • “You’re always with yourself, so you might as well enjoy the company.” — Diane von Furstenberg

In the words of Love Actually, “love really is all around.” And the more it’s shared, the better.

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