100 Love Quotes That Say Exactly What ‘I Love You’ Means
Here’s a little inspiration to tell your love how you really feel.
Here’s the thing about love: it’s hard to put into words, no matter how deeply you feel it for your partner.
Luckily for you, we found 100 of the best, most inspiring love quotes and sayings to make finding different, new and creative ways to say “I love you” — so you can let him or her know how you truly — feel a whole lot easier.
Feeling love brings up all kinds of additional emotions that run the gamut from agony to ecstasy.
Loving someone can inspire you to accomplish some of the craziest and most amazing feats you’ll ever undertake.
Being in love can make you feel happier than you’ve ever been, sadder than you’ve ever been, and even angrier than you’ve ever been. It can elate you and deflate you at almost at the exact same time.
However, while most people can recognize the sensations they associate most closely with love fairly easily, finding just the right words to express those feelings is a far more difficult order.
People have searched for centuries to find the right ways to say, “I love you” for the first (or the billionth) time in order to try explaining those butterflies you get in your stomach, that warm fuzzy feeling in your head and that heart skipping a million beats in your chest.
But one thing we do know is that, whether you’ve love and won or loved and lost, when love is real, it’s always worth it.
And while there are plenty of ways to express your love through body language and nonverbal communication, finding the perfect love quote that sums up exactly what you’re thinking and feeling can be pretty darn amazing.
Luckily, some of the world’s greatest artists, poets, musicians, authors and hopeless romantics (like ourselves) have managed to articulate the magic of love using words so simple and perfect, sharing them with the person you love can mean the world to you both.
Here are the 100 best, most inspiring love quotes perfect for sharing with that special someone when you’re searching for new, creative ways to say, “I love you.”
1. How love works
“The best love is the kind that awakens the soul; that makes us reach for more, that plants the fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. That’s what I hope to give you forever.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook
2. How love feels
“I look at you and see the rest of my life in front of my eyes.” — Unknown
3. It brings happiness
“The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.” — Victor Hugo
4. What you learn from love
“All, everything that I understand, I only understand because I love.” — Leo Tolstoy
5. Where love is, God is
“And remember, as it was written, to love another person is to see the face of God.” — Victor Huge, Les Miserables
6. Why love matters
“I’m much more me when I’m with you.” — Unknown
7. Why love hurts
“It’s a very dangerous state. You are inclined to recklessness and kind of tune out the rest of your life and everything that’s been important to you. It’s actually not all that pleasurable. I don’t know who the hell wants to get in a situation where you can’t bear an hour without somebody’s company.” — Colin Firth
8. How love colors your world
“The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.” — Helen Keller
9. Love is giving
“To love is nothing. To be loved is something. But to love and be loved, that’s everything.” — T. Tolis
10. Love is blind
“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
11. Love is unselfish
“In order to be happy oneself it is necessary to make at least one other person happy.” — Theodor Reik
12. All there is to say
“Maybe the only vow we ever need to offer the one we love is this: I will never, not for a sliver of a second, make you feel alone.” — Tyler Knott Gregson
13. Love does not judge
“There’s no substitute for a great love who says, ‘No matter what’s wrong with you, you’re welcome at this table.'” — Tom Hanks
14. Love grow and grows
“I swear I couldn’t love you more than I do right now, and yet I know I will tomorrow.” — Leo Christopher
15. Love means togetherness
“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, Winnie the Pooh
16. When love is real
“You don’t love someone because they’re perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they’re not.” ― Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper
17. Love without end
“I would rather spend one lifetime with you, than face all the ages of this world alone.” — J.R.R. Tolkien, Lord of The Rings
18. It only takes one.
“Once I knew you I never wanted to know anyone else.” — Leo Christopher
19. Love is a teacher
“If I know what love is, it is because of you.” — Herman Hesse
20. Love is vulnerable
“Don’t forget I’m just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.” — Anna (Julia Roberts) to William (Hugh Grant) in Notting Hill
21. Love is a choice
“I choose you. And I’ll choose you over and over and over. Without pause, without a doubt, in a heartbeat. I’ll keep choosing you.” — Unknown
22. Love is complicated
“It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche
23. Love is crazy, mad, wonderful
“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 (Billy Crystal) in When Harry Met Sally
24. How love is poetic
“At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.” ― Plato
25. How you love like crazy
“I realized I was thinking of you, and I began to wonder how long you’d been on my mind. Then it occurred to me: Since I met you, you’ve never left.” — Unknown
26. Why love hurts
“Pleasure of love lasts but a moment. Pain of love lasts a lifetime.” — Bette Davis
27. Love is strength
“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” — Lao-Tzu
28. How love works
“Love is like war: easy to begin but very hard to stop.” — H. L. Mencken
29. Love is life
“Thinking of you keeps me awake. Dreaming of you keeps me asleep. Being with you keeps me alive.” — Unknown
30. When love finds you
“We are shaped and fashioned by those we love.” — Geothe
31. Love is wild and crazy
“When love is not madness it is not love.” ― Pedro Calderón de la Barca
32. Love is magical
“You have bewitched me body and soul, and I love, I love, I love you.” — Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice
33. Love is untamed
“Love is an untamed force. When we try to control it, it destroys us. When we try to imprison it, it enslaves us. When we try to understand it, it leaves us feeling lost and confused.” ― Paulo Coelho
34. How love should be
“Love is so short, forgetting is so long.” ― Pablo Neruda
35. Love is freedom
“One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love.” ― Sophocles
36. How love begins
“I wish I could turn back the clock. I’d find you sooner and love you longer.” — Unknown
37. Love is unselfish
“You know it’s love when all you want is that person to be happy, even if you’re not part of their happiness.” — Julia Roberts
38. Why love is important
“The greatest thing you’ll ever learn Is to love and be loved in return.” — Nat King Cole, Nature Boy
39. Love is the little things
“I hope you know that every time I tell you to get home safe, stay warm, have a good day, or sleep well what I am really saying is I love you. I love you so damn much that it is starting to steal other words’ meanings.” — Open-365
40. Love brings joy
“I have decided to stick to love; hate is too great a burden to bear.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.
41. How love lasts
“You don’t love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear.” — Oscar Wilde
42. Love is worth it
“Better to have lost and loved than never to have loved at all.” — Ernest Hemingway
43. How love changes over time
“When I say I love you more, I don’t mean I love you more than you love me. I mean I love you more than the bad days ahead of us, I love you more than any fight we will ever have. I love you more than the distance between us, I love you more than any obstacle that could try and come between us. I love you the most.” — Unknown
44. Love is silly