I’d like to share some of my favorite love quotes. Perhaps one will tickle your heartstrings.

“You come to love, not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly.”

— Unknown

“Loving is not just looking at each other, it’s looking in the same direction.”

— Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Wind, Sand, and Stars, 1939

“Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.”

— Henry Van Dyke

“Distance is to love what wind is to fire: it extinguishes the small but ignites the great.”

— Unknown

“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye.”

— Antoine de Saint-Exupery, The Little Prince

“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

“Love is when the other person’s happiness is more important than your own.”

— H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

“The first duty of love is to listen.”

— Paul Tillich

“How are you ever going to explain, in terms of chemistry and physics, so important a biological phenomenon as falling in love?

— Albert Einstein

“People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that’s what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life.”

— Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

“Love is like the wind: you can’t see it but you can feel it.”

— Nicholas Sparks

“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.”

— Neil Gaiman

“It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.”

— Friedrich Nietzsche

“Everyone says that loves hurts, but that’s not true. Loneliness hurts. Rejection hurts. Losing someone hurts. Everyone confuses these things with love but in reality, love is the only thing in this world that covers up all the pain and makes us feel wonderful again.”

— Unknown

“Love is when someone doesn’t care about your past because they want to be with you in your future.”

— Unknown

“It takes a minute to have a crush on someone, an hour to like someone and a day to love someone, but it takes a lifetime to forget someone you have loved.”

— Unknown

“The one thing we can never have enough of is love. And the one thing we never give enough of is love.”

— Henry Miller

“Never ignore a person who loves you, cares for you, and misses you because one day, you might wake up and realize you lost the moon while counting the stars.”

— Unknown

“Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.”

— Unknown

“A bell is no bell ’til you ring it, a song is no song ’til you sing it, And love in your heart wasn’t put there to stay – Love isn’t love ‘Til you give it away.”

— Oscar Hammerstein, “You Are Sixteen” from The Sound of Music

“Love is like playing the piano: first you must learn to play by the rules, then you must forget the rules and play from your heart.”

— Unknown

“Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and fans the bonfire. True love is like ghosts, which everybody talks about and few have seen.”

— La Rochefoucauld

“She walks in beauty like the night of cloudless climes and starry skies; and all that’s best if dark and bright meet in her aspect and her eyes.”

— Lord Byron

“I see you everywhere, in the stars in the river; to me you’re everything that exists; the reality of everything.”

— Virginia Woolf

“If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more.”

— Jane Austen

“Few people dare now to say that two beings have fallen in love because they have looked at each other. Yet it is in this way that love begins, and in this way only.”

— Victor Hugo


I don’t pretend to know what love is for everyone, but I can tell you what it is for me; love is knowing all about someone, and still wanting to be with them more than any other person; love is trusting them enough to tell them everything about yourself, including the things you might be ashamed of; love is feeling comfortable and safe with someone, but still getting weak knees when they walk into a room and smile at you.”

— Unknown

I hope you enjoyed my favorite love quotes. May your Valentine’s Dat be filled with lots of love and happiness. Please feel free to share these quotes with those special to you.