50 Love Quotes That Express Exactly What 'I Love You' Really Means


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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.

Love brings up emotions that run the gamut from agony to ecstasy, and can inspire us to accomplish some of the craziest and most amazing feats. Luckily, some the world's greatest artists, poets, musicians and hopeless romantics (like ourselves) have managed to articulate the magic of love using words so simple and perfect, sharing them can mean the world.

Here are 50 of the best love quotes you will find online, perfect for sharing with that special someone. We couldn't have put these inspirational phrases better ourselves. 

1. "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."

The Notebook 

2. "I look at you and see the rest of my life in front of my eyes."

(Unknown)

3. "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. "All, everything that I understand, I only understand because I love."

Leo Tolstoy

5. "And remember, as it was written, to love another person is to see the face of God."

— Les Miserables 

6. "I'm much more me when I'm with you."

— (Unknown)

7. "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. "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. "To love is nothing. To be loved is something. But to love and be loved, that’s everything."

— T. Tolis

10. "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. "In order to be happy oneself it is necessary to make at least one other person happy."

— Theodor Reik

12. "The heart wants what it wants. There's no logic to these things. You meet someone and you fall in love and that's that."

— Woody Allen

13. "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. "I swear I couldn't love you more than I do right now, and yet I know I will tomorrow."

Leo Christopher

15. "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

16. "You don't love someone because they're perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they're not."

― Jodi PicoultMy Sister's Keeper

17. "I would rather spend one lifetime with you, than face all the ages of this world alone."

— Lord of The Rings

18. "You are my best friend, my human diary and my other half. You mean the world to me and I LOVE YOU."

(Unknown)

19. "If I know what love is, it is because of you." 

 Herman Hesse

20. "Don’t forget I’m just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her."

— Anna (Julia Robertsto William (Hugh Grantin Notting Hill

21. "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. "It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages."

― Friedrich Nietzsche

23. "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."

— When Harry Met Sally

24. "At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet."

― Plato

25. "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. "Pleasure of love lasts but a moment. Pain of love lasts a lifetime."

— Bette Davis

27. "Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage."

— Lao-Tzu

28. "Love is like war: easy to begin but very hard to stop."

— H. L. Mencken

29. "Thinking of you keeps me awake. Dreaming of you keeps me asleep. Being with you keeps me alive."

(Unknown)

30. "We are shaped and fashioned by those we love." 

— Geothe

31. "When love is not madness it is not love." 

― Pedro Calderón de la Barca

32. "You have bewitched me body and soul, and I love, I love, I LOVE YOU."

Pride & Prejudice

33. "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. "Love is so short, forgetting is so long." 

― Pablo Neruda

35. "One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love." 

― Sophocles

36. "I wish I could turn back the clock. I'd find you sooner and love you longer."

(Unknown)

37. "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. "The greatest thing you'll ever learn Is to love and be loved in return."

— "Unforgettable with Loveby Natalie Cole

39.  "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. "I have decided to stick to love; hate is too great a burden to bear."

— Martin Luther King, Jr.

41. "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. "Better to have lost and loved than never to have loved at all."

— Ernest Hemingway

43. "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.  "All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt."

— Charles Schulz

45. "Where there is love there is life."

— Mahatma Gandhi

46. "I want you. All of you. Your flaws. Your mistakes. Your imperfections. I want you, and only you."

(Unknown)

47. "And in the end, the love you take, is equal to the love you make."

— Paul McCartney

48. "Because I could watch you for a single minute and find a thousand things that I love about you."

(Unknown)

49.  "There is a madness in loving you, a lack of reason that makes it feel so flawless."

Leo Christopher

50.  "All of me loves all of you."

John Legend, All of Me

If you're searching for the best quotes and memes to share with the people you love (or just want to feel inspired yourself) ... look no further! From the sweetest love quotes, inspirational sayings, and hilarious relationship truths, we've got you covered.

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