50 Love Quotes We Adore

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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 and performers have managed to articulate the magic of love. Here are 50 of the best quotes that ever passed the lips of famous lovers. We couldn't have put these better ourselves. 

 

Love is quite simply a natural high.

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

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. "Once you truly believe you're worthy of love, you will never settle for anyone's second best treatment." — Charles J. Orlando

6. "When you trip over love, it is easy to get up. But when you fall in love, it is impossible to stand again." — Albert Einstein

7. "And remember, as it was written, to love another person is to see the face of God." — Les Miserables 

8. "If a thing loves, it is infinite." — William Blake

9. "With love one can live even without happiness." — Fyodor Dostoyevsky 

10. "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  

11. "It's an unexplainable feeling, an expression. It's a touch, it's a feel. Once you feel it, it's like no other thing in the world." — Snoop Dogg on love 

12. "The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart."  — Helen Keller 

13. "A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality." — John Lennon

14. "To love is nothing. To be loved is something. But to love and be loved, that’s everything." — T. Tolis

15. "Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down." — Oprah Winfrey

16. "In order to be happy oneself it is necessary to make at least one other person happy." — Theodor Reik

17. "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

18. "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

19. "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

20. "You don't love someone because they're perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they're not." ― Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper

21. "I would rather spend one lifetime with you, than face all the ages of this world alone." — Lord of The Rings

22. "If I know what love is, it is because of you." — Herman Hesse

23. "Don’t forget I’m just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her." — Anna (Julia Roberts) to William (Hugh Grant)

24. "It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages." ― Friedrich Nietzsche

26. "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

27. "At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet." ― Plato

28. "We are most alive when we're in love." — John Updike

29. "Love means never having to say you’re sorry." — Ali MacGraw in Love Story

30.  "People must learn to hate and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love. " — Nelson Mandela

31. "Pleasure of love lasts but a moment. Pain of love lasts a lifetime." — Bette Davis

32. "Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage." — Lao Tzu

33. "Love is like war: easy to begin but very hard to stop." — H. L. Mencken

34. "Every person has to love at least one bad partner in their lives to be truly thankful for the right one." — Unknown

35. "We are shaped and fashioned by those we love." — Geothe

36. "When love is not madness it is not love." ― Pedro Calderón de la Barca

37. "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

38. "Love is so short, forgetting is so long." ― Pablo Neruda

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

40. "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

41. "The greater your capacity to love, the greater your capacity to feel the pain." — Jennifer Aniston

42. "A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous." — Ingrid Bergman

43.  "When two people love each other, they don't look at each other, they look in the same direction." — Ginger Rogers

44. "The greatest thing you'll ever learn Is to love and be loved in return." — "Unforgettable with Love" by Natalie Cole

45. "I have decided to stick to love; hate is too great a burden to bear." — Martin Luther King, Jr.

46. "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

47. "Better to have lost and loved than never to have loved at all." — Hemingway

48.  "All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt." — Charles Schulz

49. "Where there is love there is life." — Mahatma Gandhi

50. "And in the end, the love you take, is equal to the love you make." — Paul McCartney

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