50 Famous Quotes About Love From Authors, Artists, Movies & More


famous quotes about love
From Plato to Picasso, some of the world's greatest thinkers reflect on love.

Actors & Directors On Love

26. "Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable." — Bruce Lee


27. "Love is the hardest habit to break, and the most difficult to satisfy." — Drew Barrymore

28. "Do you know how you tell real love? It’s when someone else’s interest trumps your own. I like to put it that way: trumps your own. Love of somebody else — of family, of your kids — becomes the most important, most worthwhile thing in your life. It’s what you foster and protect."  Brad Pitt

29. "We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone." — Orson Welles

30. "Love is a game that two can play and both win." ― Eva Gabor

31. "I hate, for example, whenever you hear someone say: 'You have to work at being a couple. “No, you have to want to be there."  Vanessa Paradis

32. "The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants."  Johnny Depp

Artists On Love

33. "Love is the greatest refreshment in life." — Pablo Picasso

34. "Love always brings difficulties, that is true, but the good side of it is that it gives energy." — Vincent Van Gogh

35. "Love involves a peculiar unfathomable combination of understanding and misunderstanding." — Diane Arbus

Famous Leaders On Love

37. "Love is a friendship set to music."  E. Joseph Cossman

38. "Love never claims, it ever gives. Love ever suffers, never resents never revenges itself."  Gandhi

39. "Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it."  Benjamin Franklin

40. "Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that."  Martin Luther King, Jr.

Books & Movies On Love

41. "Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same."  Wuthering Heights

42. "Love is all around us." — Love, Actually

43. "Soul mates. It's extremely rare, but it exists. It's sort of like twin souls tuned into each other."  What Dreams May Come

44. "If there’s any kind of magic in this world, it must be in the attempt of understanding someone, sharing something. I know, it’s almost impossible to succeed, but…who cares, really? The answer must be in the attempt." — Before Sunrise

45. "The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more, that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds and that's what you've given me."  The Notebook

46. "Death cannot stop true love. All it can do is delay it for a while."  The Princess Bride

Unknown On Love

47. "Love is a little world; people make it big." ― Unknown

48. "Love is not measured by how many times you touch each other, but by how many times you reach each other." — Unknown

49. "Love is an emotion experienced by the many and enjoyed by the few." — Unknown

50. "Love without reason lasts the longest."  Unknown

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