50 'I Love You' Quotes From The Best Romance Novels And Movies Of All Time

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Love is beautiful.

Saying "I love you" has special meaning. So, naturally, you love to hear sentimental and meaningful messages in all sorts of ways. Maybe you might be looking for new ways to express how you feel, and "I love you" just doesn't feel like it's enough

Maybe you like reading quotes from romance movies and novels or you are one of those hopeless romantics who love to think of love. 

Do you need help figuring out how to recreate that sparkle of love in your man/woman's eyes? Or do you need something to simply put in your Tinder bio so you'll seem really deep and profound?

You can pull a cheesy music video stunt and put one of the love quotes on a napkin and slide it to your love interest as you walk away while Deja Vu by Beyonce plays in your head.

If you are expressing love for the first time, or have said "I love you" a million times already before Valentine's Day, these quotes are perfect to share in a paragraph text or handwritten love letter. 

Starting ahead of the race can only make you finish first and it also makes the one waiting for you at the finish line very happy.

So, start planning ahead to figure out what quote would best describe your relationship or could-be relationship.

If so, we have picked 50 great quotes so you don't have to.

These best love quotes of all time are meant for more than just reading — we picked them so you can be inspired. To help you decide on that next perfect Instagram caption. To help you tell him how you really feel — without just blurting it out.

Not only are these quotes immensely romantic, but they're from your favorite movie or book by Nicolas Sparks, John Green, etc. 

If you've never seen the movies or read the books then *spoiler alert* you'll see why it made everyone cry. 


1. There's nothing more romantic than a sweet smile to the one you love most.

"That smile could end wars and cure cancer."  An Abundance of Katherines


2. Don't let them forget how special they really are. 

"You are so busy being you that you have no idea how unprecedented you are."  The Fault in Our Stars


3. That feeling when she's there for you, even during your darkest hours.

"Learn to let go of the past, and recognize that ... it's only in the black of night that you see the stars, and those stars lead you back home."  A Walk to Remember


4. Always remember how important he is to you. 

  

"When you ... lose enough people, you learn to appreciate the memories you have ..."  The Lucky One


5. Surprise him with a text saying this.

  

"I don't have much to offer, but I promise you can have the best of me."  The Best of Me


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6. Take it from one of the best romance novels of all time.

"I didn't plan on falling in love with you ... but once we met, it was clear that neither of us could control what was happening to us."  The Notebook


7. Show your appreciation to your loved ones.

 

"You are the answer to every prayer I've ever offered. You are a song, a dream, a whisper and I don't know how I could have lived without you for as long as I have." — The Notebook


8. Are you his quiet person?

"I've always liked quiet people: You never know if they're dancing in a daydream or if they're carrying the weight of the world."  Looking for Alaska 


9. There's nothing like the direct approach.

"I'm also just a girl standing in front of a boy asking him to love her." — Notting Hill


10. Unconditional love is the best kind of love.

You want me to fall back in love with you. How do I do that when I haven't ever stopped?  The Best of Me


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11. Don't be selfish, be selfless.

"I finally understood what true love meant...love meant that you cared for another person's happiness more than your own, no matter how painful the choices may be."  Dear John


12. Forgiveness is key.

"The only way out of the labyrinth of suffering is to forgive."  Looking for Alaska 


13. Love is selfless.

"Love requires sacrifice but it's worth it." — Longest Ride


14. There's nothing like a good kiss.

"Because as good as kissing feels, nothing feels as good as the anticipation of it."  An Abundance of Katherines 


15. Kissing must be the key to eternal life.

"...nothing would ever compare to that single moment when I first kissed the girl of my dreams and knew that my love would last forever."  Dear John


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16. You know how lucky you are.

"Some people search their whole lives to find what I found in you." — The Notebook


17. Find someone who completes you.

"If we'd never met, I think I would have known my life wasn't complete..."  The Longest Ride


18. Give in to love.

"You might not understand, but I gave you all of me, and after you left, nothing was ever the same."  The Best of Me


19. Love is gentle.

"I fell in love the way you fall asleep. Slowly, then all at once."  The Fault in Our Stars


20. For the select few.

"It would be a privilege to have my heart broken by you."  The Fault in Our Stars


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21. Nothing more romantic than being yourself.

"Because you're only thinking they-might-not-like-me-they-might-not-like-me, and guess what? When you act like that, no one likes you."  An Abundance of Katherines


22. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

"Every girl is beautiful. Sometimes, it just takes the right guy to see it."  The Notebook


23. A top 10 vow.

"I vow to fiercely love you in all your forms..."  The Vow


24. Use this for a romantic vow your wedding.

"I vow to help you love life ... to love within the warmth of your heart and always call it home."  The Vow


25. Everyone has feelings.

"What a treacherous thing to think a person is more than a person."  Paper Towns


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26. Don't forget the good times.

"You don't remember what happened. What you remember becomes what happened."  An Abundance of Katherines


27. When you just... know.

"I knew even then how rare that kind of love is. Only the luckiest people get to experience it at all." — The Best of Me


28. If being with your partner brings you joy.

"I want all of you, forever, you and me, everyday."  The Notebook


29. Love is out there, even if it's hidden.

"Your now is not your forever."  Turtles All The Way Down


30. Why wait? Act now! 

"You spent your life stuck in the labyrinth... you just use the future to escape the present."  Looking for Alaska


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31. When you know how to make them feel secure.

"I promise there's no safer place in the world than with me."  Safe Haven


32. Marriage in a nutshell.

"I want to share every mundane detail of my day with you and hear every detail of yours. I want to laugh with you and fall asleep with you in my arms."  The Best of Me


33. Find yourself so you can find The One.

"Sometimes finding the light means passing through the deepest darkness."  The Lucky One


34. Tell your significant other how much they mean to you.

"She was as much a part of him as his heart and soul."  Demon King's Desire


35. Don't settle for anything less.

"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."  John Green


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36. For all you veterans out there.

"In a war, finding something like that is like finding an angel in hell."  The Lucky One


37. Forgiveness is the first step.

"I love you, not just for now, but for always, and I dream of the day that you'll take me in your arms again."  Dear John


38. Show them how much you care.

"So it's not going to be easy... but I want to do that I want you. I want all of you, forever, everyday. You and me...everyday."  The Notebook


39. Everyone needs reassurance.

"You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you."  Pride and Prejudice


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40. For the one who likes to travel.

"Here's to all the places we went. And all the places we'll go. And here's me, whispering again and again and again — I love you."  An Abundance of Katherines 


41. We were created for something bigger.

"People were created to be loved. Things were created to be used. The reason the world is in chaos is because things are being loved and people are being used." — Looking for Alaska 


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42. Makes you think.

"What matters to you defines your mattering."  An Abundance of Katherines 


43. Start your healing now.

"That's the thing about pain, it demands to be felt."  The Fault in Our Stars


44. Be brave and try.

"Maybe there's something you're afraid to say, or someone you're afraid to love, or somewhere you're afraid to go. Its gonna hurt. Its gonna hurt because it matters."  Looking for Alaska


45. Are you missing your other half?

"I wish you to know that you have been the last dream of my soul."  A Tale of Two Cities


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46. Embrace this quote.

"Love is always patient and kind...It is always ready to excuse, to trust, to hope, and to endure whatever comes."  A Walk to Remember 


47. Be selfless in love.

"You can't describe the feeling of being in love - when you meet someone who makes you a better person.'  Zac Efron


48. Live life with some excitement.

"What is the point of being alive if you don't at least try to do something remarkable?"  An Abundance of Katherines


49. Don't be afraid of being missed.

"In case you ever foolishly forget: I am never not thinking of you."  Selected Diaries


50. What else is there to look for in love?

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


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Love is life’s greatest gift, which is why people have a passion for love quotes - and we’ve got you covered. When it comes to saying “I love you”, the truth about marriage, or even finding the perfect love quote for your guy, we have all the cute quotes you need.

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