50 Most Inspiring Romantic Quotes

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These heart-melting quotes by artists, writers and philosophers will put you in the mood for love.

Love inspires the most beautiful gestures. Love makes us starry-eyed; it makes us swoon. It makes us want to write sonnets and dance until dawn. It makes us do things that other people might even think are a little crazy (but if you've ever been in love, you'll understand). It also inspires some of the most beautiful words ever uttered in the English language. That's why we've rounded up the top 50 most romantic love quotes as said by celebrities and lovers around the world and across time.

"One day you will kiss a man you can't breathe without and find that breath is of little consequence." ― Karen Marie Moning, Bloodfever

"You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams." ― Dr. Seuss

"There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment." ― Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever

"I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close." ― Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets

"Promise me you'll never forget me because if I thought you would, I'd never leave." ― A.A. Milne

"She was ready to deny the existence of space and time rather than admit that love might not be eternal." ― Simone de Beauvoir, The Mandarins

"For the two of us, home isn't a place. It is a person. And we are finally home." ― Stephanie Perkins, Anna And The French Kiss

"They say when you are missing someone that they are probably feeling the same, but I don't think it's possible for you to miss me as much as I'm missing you right now." ― Edna St. Vincent Millay

"Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze." ― Elinor Glyn

"In your light, I learn how to love. In your beauty, how to make poems. You dance inside my chest where no one sees you, but sometimes I do, and that sight becomes this art." ― Rumi

 

"So it's not gonna be easy. It's going to be really hard; we're gonna have to work at this everyday, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, everyday. You and me ... every day." ― Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook

"Lost love is still love. It takes a different form, that's all. You can't see their smile or bring them food or tousle their hair or move them around a dance floor. But when those senses weaken another heightens. Memory. Memory becomes your partner. You nurture it. You hold it. You dance with it." ― Mitch Albom

"One word
Frees us of all the weight and pain of life:
That word is love."
― Sophocles

"Anyone who falls in love is searching for the missing pieces of themselves. So anyone who's in love gets sad when they think of their lover. It's like stepping back inside a room you have fond memories of, one you haven't seen in a long time." ― Haruki Murakami

"To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable." ― C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

"Love is like the wind, you can't see it but you can feel it." ― Nicholas Sparks, A Walk To Remember

"If I had a flower for every time I thought of you ... I could walk through my garden forever." ― Alfred Tennyson

"Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet." ― Plato

"Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves." ― Albert Einstein

"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

"If all else perished and he remained, I should still continue to be; and if all else remained, and he were annihilated, the universe would turn to a mighty stranger." ― Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

"We loved with a love that was more than love." ― Edgar Allan Poe

"Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind,
And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind."
― William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream

"As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once." ― John Green, The Fault In Our Stars

"Deep in the meadow, hidden far away
A cloak of leaves, a moonbeam ray
Forget your woes and let your troubles lay
And when it's morning again, they'll wash away
Here it's safe, here it's warm
Here the daisies guard you from every harm
Here your dreams are sweet and tomorrow brings them true
Here is the place where I love you." ― Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

"So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you." ― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

"There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life." ― John Lennon

"Two people in love, alone, isolated from the world, that's beautiful." ― Milan Kundera

"Once upon a time there was a boy who loved a girl and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering." ― Nicole Krauss, The History Of Love

"To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never to forget." ― Arundhati Roy, The Cost Of Living

"In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you." ― Jane Austen, Pride And Prejudice

"A soulmate's purpose is to shake you up, tear apart your ego a little bit, show you your obstacles and addictions, break your heart open so new light can get in, make you so desperate and out of control that you have to transform your life, then introduce you to your spiritual master ..." ― Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

"The real lover is the man who can thrill you by kissing your forehead or smiling into your eyes or just staring into space." ― Marilyn Monroe

"When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You know that your name is safe in their mouth." ― Jess C. Scott, The Intern

"Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you've never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more. You share hopes for the future, dreams that will never come true, goals that were never achieved and the many disappointments life has thrown at you. The things that seem insignificant to most people such as a note, song or walk become invaluable treasures kept safe in your heart to cherish forever. Memories of your childhood come back and are so clear and vivid it's like being young again. Colors seem brighter and more brilliant. Laughter seems part of daily life where before it was infrequent or didn't exist at all. Simple things bring them to mind like a pale blue sky, gentle wind or even a storm cloud on the horizon. You open your heart knowing that there's a chance it may be broken one day and in opening your heart, you experience a love and joy that you never dreamed possible." ― Bob Marley

 

"Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person might not be there again. Give time to love, give time to speak! And give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind." ― Bob Moorehead

"Before you, Bella, my life was like a moonless night. Very dark, but there were stars, points of light and reason. And then you shot across my sky like a meteor. Suddenly everything was on fire; there was brilliancy, there was beauty. When you were gone, when the meteor had fallen over the horizon, everything went black. Nothing had changed, but my eyes were blinded by the light. I couldn't see the stars anymore. And there was no more reason, for anything." ― Stephenie Meyer, New Moon

"It isn't possible to love and part. You will wish that it was. You can transmute love, ignore it, muddle it, but you can never pull it out of you. I know by experience that the poets are right: love is eternal." ― E.M. Forster, A Room With A View

"If you gave someone your heart and they died, did they take it with them? Did you spend the rest of forever with a hole inside you that couldn't be filled?" ― Jodi Picoult, Nineteen Minutes

"You can talk with someone for years, everyday, and still, it won't mean as much as what you can have when you sit in front of someone, not saying a word, yet you feel that person with your heart, you feel like you have known the person for forever ... connections are made with the heart, not the tongue." ― C. JoyBell C.

"It was love at first sight, at last sight, at ever and ever sight." ― Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita

"You are the one girl that made me risk eveything for a future worth having." ― Simone Elkeles, Perfect Chemistry

"Finding someone you love and who loves you back is a wonderful, wonderful feeling. But finding a true soul mate is an even better feeling. A soul mate is someone who understands you like no other, loves you like no other, will be there for you forever, no matter what. They say that nothing lasts forever, but I am a firm believer in the fact that for some, love lives on even after we're gone." ― Cecelia Ahern, P.S. I Love You

"Love is a decision; it is a judgment; it is a promise. If love were only a feeling, there would be no basis for the promise to love each other forever. A feeling comes and it may go. How can I judge that it will stay forever, when my act does not involve judgment and decision." ― Erich Fromm, The Art Of Loving

"I fell in love with her courage, her sincerity, and her flaming self respect. And it's these things I'd believe in, even if the whole world indulged in wild suspicions that she wasn't all she should be. I love her and it is the beginning of everything." ― F. Scott Fitzgerald (on his wife Zelda)

"I loved you like a man loves a woman he never touches, only writes to, keeps little photographs of." ― Charles Bukowski, Love Is A Dog From Hell

"Then I realize what it is. It's him. Something about him makes me feel like I am about to fall. Or turn to liquid. Or burst into flames."
― Veronica Roth, Divergent

"Love is a temporary madness, it erupts like volcanoes and then subsides. And when it subsides, you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion, it is not the desire to mate every second minute of the day, it is not lying awake at night imagining that he is kissing every cranny of your body. No, don't blush, I am telling you some truths. That is just being 'in love', which any fool can do. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident." ― Louis de Bernières, Captain Corelli's Mandolin

"Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get—only with what you are expecting to give—which is everything." ― Katharine Hepburn, Me: Stories Of My Life

"I will love you always. When this red hair is white, I will still love you. When the smooth softness of youth is replaced by the delicate softness of age, I will still want to touch your skin. When your face is full of the lines of every smile you have ever smiled, of every surprise I have seen flash through your eyes, when every tear you have ever cried has left its mark upon your face,I will treasure you all the more, because I was there to see it all. I will share your life with you, Meredith, and I will love you until the last breath leaves your body or mine." ― Laurell K. Hamilton, A Lick Of Frost

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