36 Best Love Quotes Of All Time

Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.

#1 "Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction."
Written by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

#2 "Love is a lot like a backache. It doesn't show on X-rays, but you know it's there."
From a comedy routine by George Burns

#3 “Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.”
From Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

#4 "It is love that makes the impossible possible."
Indian proverb

#5 “You're not perfect, sport, and let me save you the suspense. This girl you met? She isn't perfect either. The question is whether you’re perfect together."
From Good Will Hunting, written by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck

#6 "Where there is love, there is no darkness."
A Burundian proverb


#7 “To love one person among this world’s many and to have loved each other deeply for a long while is beautiful.”
From the poem "May Letter" by Do Jong-Hwan

#8 "I want to do with you what spring does with the cherry trees."
From the poem "Every Day You Play...." by Pablo Neruda

#9 “Love is a great beautifier.”
From Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

#10 "Death cannot stop true love. All it can do is delay it for a while.”
From The Princess Bride, written by William Goldman

#11 "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen nor even touched, but only just felt in the heart."
From a letter written by Helen Keller dated June 8, 1891

#12 "If I'm away from you for more than an hour, I can't stop thinking about you. I carry you in my spirit. I pray for you more than I pray for myself."
From Diary of a Mad Black Woman, written by Tyler Perry


#13 "At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet."
From The Republic by Plato

#14 “Till I loved I never lived.”
From the poem "That I Did Always Love" by Emily Dickinson

#15 "You are sunlight through a window, which I stand in, warmed. ... My darling.”
From the book The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

#16 "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."
From The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

#17 "Every atom of your flesh is as dear to me as my own: in pain and sickness it would still be dear.”
From Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

#18 "I retain an unalterable affection for you, which neither time or distance can change."
Written by George Washington in a love letter to his wife, Martha, dated June 23, 1775

#19 "I have spread my dreams under your feet; tread softly because you tread on my dreams."
From the poem "He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven" by W.B. Yeats

#20 "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.”
From When Harry Met Sally, written by Nora Ephron

#21 “I love her, and that’s the beginning and end of everything.”
From a letter written by F. Scott Fitzgerald

#22 "The heart has its reasons, which reason does not know."
Written by Blaise Pascal

#23 “So it's not gonna be easy. It's going to be really hard; we're gonna have to work at this every day, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, every day. You and me, every day.”
From the movie The Notebook, written by Jeremy Leven and based on the book by Nicholas Sparks

#24 “You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves.”
From the poem "Wild Geese" by Mary Oliver

#25 "I would like to be the air / that inhabits you for a moment / only. I would like to be that unnoticed / & that necessary."
From the poem "Variation on the Word Sleep" by Margaret Atwood

#26 "'Tis better to have loved and lost / Than never to have loved at all."
From the poem "In Memoriam A.H.H.," by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

#27 "If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more."
From Emma by Jane Austen

#28 "Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope."
Written by Maya Angelou

#29 "There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people."
From a letter Vincent van Gogh wrote to his brother Theo dated Sept. 18, 1888

#30 "Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight! / For I ne'er saw true beauty till this night.”
From Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

#31 “I can't sleep, I can't eat, I can't do anything but think about him. At night I dream of him, all day I wait to see him, and when I do see him my heart turns over and I think I will faint with desire.”
From The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory.

#32 "Love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite."
From the autobiography Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela

#33 "We are asleep until we fall in love!”
From War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

#34 "He who treads the path of love walks a thousand meters as if it were only one."
Japanese proverb

#35 “It would be a privilege to have my heart broken by you.”
From The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

#36 "This poem is endless, the odds against us are endless, / our chances of being alive together / statistically nonexistent; / still we have made it."
From the poem "Alive Together" by Lisa Mueller

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