Love, both a noun and a verb, is one of those things that's been expressed over and over by poets, authors, musicians, and filmmakers. It's an emotion that resonates with many people and part of a person's core, so it makes sense that artists have been trying to describe it for centuries and centuries. Even a Hallmark card can make you cry on the aisles of Target, but everyone needs some love quotes that aren't cheesy in their repertoire.
Valentine's Day is coming soon, but quotes about love are necessary all year long. Not only are they great for adequately expressing to your SO, a family member, or a friend how much you love them, but they can also serve as the perfect inspiration when you need it. Heartbreak has a funny way of clouding our judgment, of making us wish we had never been involved in the first place. Loneliness can do a number on you, too, and convince you that you aren't worthy and that you'll never find "the one." And any type of bad day, any negative emotion, can swiftly turn you into one of those people who constantly wonders, "Why even bother? What's the point in anything?"
Love, baby. Love is always the point. So remind yourself daily of how important it is with these 17 non-cheesy love quotes. They're perfect to jot on a notepad for your SO to find when they come home, and they're perfect for giving you the boost you need to power through the hard parts of life.
"I came here tonight because 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." — When Harry Met Sally
"I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear." — Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same." — Wuthering Heights
"First best is falling in love. Second best is being in love. Least best is falling out of love. But any of it is better than never having been in love." — Maya Angelou
"I want all of you, forever, everyday. You and me . . . everyday." — The Notebook
"And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make." — "The End" by The Beatles
"You are protected, in short, by your ability to love." — Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
"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
"Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing, and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses." — Ann Landers
"It doesn't matter who you are or what you look like, so long as somebody loves you." — The Witches
"You don't love someone because they're perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they're not." — My Sister's Keeper
"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
"But love doesn't make sense. You can't logic your way into or out of it. Love is totally nonsensical. But we have to keep doing it or else we're lost and love is dead and humanity should just pack it in. Because love is the best thing we do." — How I Met Your Mother
"But the most exciting, challenging, and significant relationship of all is the one you have with yourself. And if you can find someone to love the you you love, well, that's just fabulous." — Sex and the City
"I look at you, and I'm home." — Finding Nemo
"Love, not as a surge of passion, but as a choice to commit to something, someone, no matter what obstacles or temptations stand in the way. And maybe making that choice again and again, day in and day out, year after year, says more about love than never having a choice to make at all." — Love the One You're With
"If you look for it, I've got a sneaky feeling you'll find that love actually is all around." — Love Actually