101 Romantic Quotes For People Who Are In Love

These romantic quotes will put you both in the mood for some sweet, sweet love.

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The best romantic quotes are those we want to share with the person we love because they seem to almost magically express the sweetest things they make us feel.

The beginning of true love, the falling in love part, gives us starry eyes and the feeling of butterflies in our stomachs. Being firmly and securely in love gives us someone who is our best friend — someone to dance and dine with, someone to adventures with.


Love makes us do things like this ...

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And as it grows, love gives us a confidante — that special someone to share our deepest, darkest secrets, highest hopes, and wildest dreams with.


Love means always having someone around who understands us, even without having to tell them specifically what's going on in our hearts and minds at any particular moment. Love means having someone who always puts you first, even if you yourself don't. And love assures us that we will never be alone.

It's for these reasons we write or read sonnets and sing love songs. And it's why we rounded up this collection of the best romantic love quotes for him or her from poets, authors, famous figures, and lovers around the world.

101 Best Romantic Quotes Of All Time For Him And Her

1. “The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.” — Victor Hugo

There is nothing greater than being loved.

2. "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"

Love is instantaneous and happens when you least expect it.


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

Dr. Seuss romantic love quote

No dream could possibly be better.

4. "'There is no pretending,' Jace said with absolute clarity. 'I love you, and I will love you until I die, and if there is life after that, I'll love you then.'” ― Cassandra Clare, "City of Glass"

Love cannot be faked.


5. “You know that when I hate you, it is because I love you to a point of passion that unhinges my soul.” ― Julie de Lespinasse

Love ignites the greatest passion of our lives.

6. "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." ― Pablo Neruda, "100 Love Sonnets"

Pablo Neruda romantic love quote

There is no other way to love.


7. “Your hand touching mine. This is how galaxies collide.” ― Sanober Khan

Love is astronomical.

8. "Promise me you'll never forget me, because if I thought you would, I'd never leave." ― A.A. Milne, "The Complete Tales Of Winnie-The-Pooh"

Love always remembers.

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

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When you're in love, you need nothing and no one else.

10. “I crossed a thousand leagues to come to you, and lost the best part of me along the way. Don't tell me to leave.” ― George R.R. Martin, "A Storm of Swords"

No journey for love is too far.

11. “You can't force love, I realized. It's there or it isn't. If it's not there, you've got to be able to admit it. If it is there, you've got to do whatever it takes to protect the ones you love.” ― Richelle Mead, "Frostbite"

There can be no forcing love.

12. "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"

Stephanie Perkins romantic love quote


Your love is your home.

13. “But love, I’ve come to understand, is more than three words mumbled before bedtime. Love is sustained by action, a pattern of devotion in the things we do for each other every day.” ― Nicholas Sparks, "The Wedding"

Love is so much more than those three little words.

14. "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

Love provides your missing pieces.

15. "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

Mitch Albom romantic love quote


True love never ends.

16. “The very essence of romance is uncertainty.” ― Oscar Wilde

Love is the great unknown.

17. “Attraction is not an option.” ― Neil Strauss

When you love someone, attraction is a given.

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

Sophocles romantic love quote


The true meaning of freedom is love.

19. “Love is a friendship set to music.” — Joseph Campbell

So, let's dance.

20. "So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you." ― Paulo Coehlo

Destiny makes love happen.

21. "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

Edna St. Vincent Millay romantic love quote


No one could miss anyone this much, and yet lovers do.

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22. “I've been in love with you since the very beginning. You asked why there isn't anyone else in my life, and the reason ... is you.” ― Julie James

Love arrives at the very beginning of time.

23. “Love is a rebellious bird that nobody can tame.” ― Veronica Rossi, "Through the Ever Night"

Love is as wild as it gets.

24. "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"

Arundhati Roy romantic love quote


What love requires,

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

Love is pure spun gold​.

26.“When love is not madness it is not love.” ― Pedro Calderon de la Barca

Love takes you out of your mind in the best ways.

27. "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"

C.S. Lewis romantic love quote


Love is always a risk.

28. “My soul will find yours.” ― Jude Deveraux

You cannot be lost when you have love.

29. "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

Love doesn't care for the material.

30. "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

Plato romantic love quote


The music of lovers is the most beautiful.

31. “Never close your lips to those whom you have already opened your heart.” ― Charles Dickens

Love thrives with communication.

32. “True love is rare, and it's the only thing that gives life real meaning.” ― Nicholas Sparks, "Message in a Bottle"

Love is a rare and precious jewel.

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

Edgar Allan Poe romantic love quote


Love, and then love more.

34. "I am not sure where it is within us that our souls rest, but I do know that mine has been calling out to yours for as long as I have been able to draw air." — Gareth Egan



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The souls of lovers are, and always have been, in need of each other.


35. "When I saw you I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew." ― Arrigo Boito

When love arrives, you just know.

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

William Shakespeare romantic love quote

Love is unpredictable.

37. "And it was as if our lives collided in an unbelievable exquisite mess." — Gareth Egan, "The Chaos In-Between"

Love is the perfect mess.


38. “If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. If they don't, they never were.” ― Kahlil Gibran

Only love that is freely given can be true.

39. "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"

Suzanne Collins romantic love quote

Love is the safest place to be.


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

Love is mysterious.

41. “Just because I'm not forever by your side doesn't mean that's not precisely where I want to be.” ― Stephanie Laurens

Love is only place we want to be.

42. "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." ― John Lennon

John Lennon romantic love quote


Love is the best motivation.

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

Love happens in it's own realm of time.

44. "Her heart was wild, but I didn't want to catch it, I wanted to run with it, to set mine free." — Atticus

Love runs wild and free.

45. "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"

Elizabeth Gilbert romantic love quote


The love of soulmates has true purpose.

46. "Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold." — Zelda Fitzgerald

Love is immeasurable.

47. "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"

Love changes everything for the better.

48. "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

Bob Marley romantic love quote


Love brightens everything.

49. "I need you like a heart needs a beat." — One Republic, "Apologize"

Love is as necessary as air.

50. "Come live in my heart and pay no rent." — Samuel Lover

Let love be your shelter.

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Romantic Love Quotes For Her

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

Nicholas Sparks romantic love quote


Love is always worth it.

52. "And in her smile I see something more beautiful than the stars." — Beth Revis, "Across The Universe"

There is nothing more beautiful than the person you love.

53. “And he took her in his arms and kissed her under the sunlit sky, and he cared not that they stood high upon the walls in the sight of many.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien

And that was that.

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

Alfred Lord Tennyson romantic love quote


Love is an endlessly flowering garden.

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

Attention must be paid.

56. “For thousands of nights I dreamed of making love to you. No man on earth has ever hated sunrise as I do.” ― Lisa Kleypas, "Again the Magic"

Love fills your dreams.

57. "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"

Jane Austen romantic love quote


Love must be spoken.

58. "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"

Love makes you forever curious.

59. "Oh, how a quiet love can drown out every fear." — Jessica Katoff

Love is a supplier of endless courage.

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

Simone Elkeles romantic love quote


Love is worth any risk.

61. "'You’re dangerous,' he says. 'Why?' 'Because you make me believe in the impossible.'" ― Simone Elkeles, "Rules of Attraction"

Love is the most thrilling kind of danger.

62. "The best thing to hold onto in life is each other." — Audrey Hepburn

Hold on tight to your love.

63. "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

Bob Moorehead romantic love quote


Hold on tight to your love.

64. "If I know what love is, it is because of you." — Hermann Hesse

You define the meaning of true love

65. "There is only one happiness in life, to love and to be loved." — George Sand

Love is pure happiness.

66. "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"

Stephenie Meyer romantic love quote


Love sets everything on fire.

67. "Loving you never was an option. It was a necessity." — Truth Devour

There is no choice in the matter.

68. "When I look into your eyes, I know I have found the mirror of my soul." — Joey W. Hill

You and your love are the same soul.

69. "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)

F. Scott Fitzgerald romantic love quote


Love makes you believe.

70. "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"

Love withstands all tests of time.

71. "It was rather beautiful: the way he put her insecurities to sleep. The way he dove into her eyes and starved all the fears and tasted all the dreams she kept coiled beneath her bones." — Christopher Poindexter

Love defines the true meaning of beauty.

72. "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"

Jodi Picoult romantic love quote


Love is truly forever

73. “There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.” — Friedrich Nietzsche

Love is a reasonable cause for madness.

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

First sight is only the beginning.

75. "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"

Love shows itself in many ways.

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Romantic Love Quotes For Him

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

Love takes you by surprise​


77. “The very first moment I beheld him, my heart was irrevocably gone.” ― Jane Austen

Love leaves you done for.

78. "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"

Emily Brontë romantic love quote

Love is the only thing that matters.


79. "Baby, you are my New Year's Eve, the beginning and end of everything." — Jessica Katoff

Love is all-encompassing.

80. “I couldn't stop staring at his mouth when he spoke. I bet he knew how to kiss. Perfect kisses too, ones that weren't wet and gross, but the kind that curled toes." — Jennifer Armentrout, "Obsidian"

There is nothing like love's perfect kiss.

81. "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

Marilyn Monroe romantic love quote

It's the smallest gestures that mean the most.

82. "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"

An eternity would be too short.

83. "Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies." — Aristotle

Twin flames offer their own special kind of heat.

84. "You can talk with someone for years, every day, 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.

C JoyBell C romantic love quote

Words cannot express the depths of love.

85. "I see the real you and it makes me want to peel myself open, and let you tear me apart." — Dirty Sweet Poetry

Love leaves you open and exposed.

86. "The most important thing in the world is family and love." — John Wooden

Love is simply what matters most.

87. "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"

Cecelia Ahern romantic love quote

There is nothing better than finding your soulmate.

88. "You don't marry someone you can live with — you marry someone you cannot live without." — James Dobson

Small distinctions are huge.

89. "In all the world, there is no love for you like mine." — Maya Angelou

Each love is one-of-a-kind.

90. "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"

Erich Fromm romantic love quote

Love is so much more than a feeling.

91. “Age does not protect you from love but love to some extent love protects you from age.” — Jeanne Moreau

Love is timeless.

92. “The art of love is largely the art of persistence.” — Albert Ellis

Love takes staying power.

93. "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"

EM Forster romantic love quote

Lovers can never be parted.

95. "It has been said, 'Where there is love, there is life.' Baby, we're going to live forever." — Dirty Sweet Poetry

Love is eternal.

96. "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"

Veronica Roth romantic love quote

Love is magic.

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

Love Is the reason we're here.

98. "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." ― Louis de Bernières, "Captain Corelli's Mandolin"

Love is an experience we all share.

99. "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"

Louis de Bernières romantic love quote

Love is an art.

100. "I promise to live a life so rich in love that at the end I will not be so shy of death." — Atticus

Love is a promise.

101. "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"

Katharine Hepburn romantic love quote

Love is all about giving.

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