125 Best Valentine's Day Quotes About Love To Make This Year's Date Night The Best One Yet

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There are many different accounts of the origins of Valentine's Day, but most of them involve a Christian martyr named Valentine. The most popular story the one of priest Valentine, who bequeathed the title "Saint" after his death — Saint Valentine was caught secretly marrying couples to spare the husbands from war. Sadly, the Roman priest was jailed and eventually sentenced to death for his crimes, but before he died he wrote the jailer's daughter (who he had befriended) a letter, and signed it "Love, your Valentine."

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This is the most popular story associated with our modern version of Valentine's Day, which happens every February 14. The idea is to honor the memory of Saint Valentine by holding our loved ones a little bit closer.

A common misconception about the holiday is that we are meant to express our feelings in grand gestures and expensive gifts. Many people blame the rapid rise of consumerism, but with the ways we celebrate Valentine's day now — with chocolates, balloons, romantic dinner dates and overpriced bouquets of roses and proposals — some people end up feeling upset and even rejected by their partners because the day wasn't extravagant enough.

This idea is the exact opposite of the spirit of the day. Valentine's Day is supposed to be about celebrating our loved ones and bringing them close. It is about choosing your partner and proving to them that they are "our person". It is about loving those close to us and making sure that the people we cherish feel that love — before it's too late.

So if you're looking to celebrate Valentine's Day with someone you love this year, keep in mind where the holiday started, and use these romantic love quotes to help you say just the right thing to your partner. Here is our collection of the best Valentine's Day quotes about love to help you ring in the holiday the right way.

1. Pinch me, I’m dreaming.

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

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2. Set me alight!

“To love is to burn, to be on fire.” —Jane Austen

3. You are the rest of my life.

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

4. With love comes clarity.

"All, everything that I understand, I only understand because I love." —Leo Tolstoy

5. True beauty is felt.

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

6. I love all that makes you, you!

"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

7. I love you more each day.

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

8. I would never trade my time with you.

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

9. You are all that I need.

"Once I knew you I never wanted to know anyone else." —Leo Christopher

10. You taught me how to love.

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

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11. With love, comes 1000 words.

"At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet." —Plato

12. Give love and get more.

“You always gain by giving love” —Reese Witherspoon

13. Love isn’t measured in time.

“Some love stories aren’t epic novels, some are short stories, but that doesn’t make them any less filled with love” —Sex and the City

14. I love what you make me.

“I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I’m with you” — Roy Croft

15. You are the only thing for me.

“All that you are is all that I’ll ever need.” —Ed Sheeran

16. To give love is to get love.

“And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make” —Paul McCartney

17. You are the world to me.

“To the world, you are one person, but to one person, you are the world” —Bill Wilson

18. And suddenly I was in love.

“As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.” —John Green

19. Love is exposure.

“Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.” —James Baldwin

20. Love is polished by its faults.

“I think the perfection of love is that it’s not perfection.” —Taylor Swift

21. We show our love through our actions.

“The most desired gift of love is not diamonds or roses or chocolate. It is focused attention.” —Richard Warren

22. You are me and I am you.

“He’s more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” —Emily Brontë

23. Ignite me!

“Love must be as much a light as it is a flame.” —Henry David Thoreau

24. Let the breezes flow.

“Love is like the wind, you can’t see it but you can feel it.” —Nicholas Sparks

25. Love isn’t a choice.

“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

26. When you can’t seem to make love work.

“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” —​Rumi

27. Love is our most powerful passion.

“Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart, and the senses.” —Lao Tzu

28. To love is wise.

“A loving heart is the truest wisdom.” —Charles Dickens

29. Loving is selfless.

“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

30. Love is the most powerful dream weaver.

“A lady’s imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.” —Jane Austen

31. “If you love something set it free..”

“Everything that you love, you will eventually lose, but in the end, love will return in a different form.” —Franz Kafka

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32. Regular Romeo over here.

“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

33. Love takes hard work!

“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… everyday.” —Nicholas Sparks

34. Love helps to translate the world.

“Unless you love someone, nothing else makes sense.” —E.E. Cummings

35. Without love, we cannot grow.

“Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.” —Oscar Wilde

36. There is never enough love.

“The only thing we never get enough of is love, and the only thing we never give enough of is love.” —Henry Miller

37. Love is nature's Xanex.

“One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love.” —Sophocles

38. Loveless life is a life without beauty.

“Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.” —​Khalil Gibran

39. Love is a blessing.

“Love’s greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred.” —Barbara De Angelis

40. One soul, two people.

“Soul mate: two little words, one big concept. A belief that someone, somewhere, is holding the key to your heart.” —Carrie Bradshaw

41. The love you give is never gone.

“Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.” —Washington Irving

42. It is always better to have loved.

“Better to have lost and loved than never to have loved at all.” —Ernest Hemingway

43. You’re all that matters.

“If you remember me, then I don’t care if everyone else forgets.” —​Haruki Murakami

44. Loving you makes me crazy!

“There is a madness in loving you, a lack of reason that makes it feel so flawless.” —Leo Christopher

45. Love makes everything worth it.

“Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.” —Franklin P. Jones

46. Sorbet for the soul.

“Love is the greatest refreshment in life.” —Pablo Picasso

47. Valentine's day is for memories.

“Valentine's day is the only day you want to feel the most love, embrace all the good times with your lover. Every memory is special, don't regret the one you love.” —Unknown

48. The best gift is the gift of constancy.

“He didn’t give me flowers or candy. He gave me the moon and the stars. Infinity.” —Jenny Han

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49. No takesies backsies

“If you be my Valentine, you will be forever mine.” —Jean Paul Malfatti

50. It's not about the chocolate count!

“LOVE, it’s not how much rose and chocolate you get it's about the love that counts in the person's heart” —Unknown

51. Valentine’s Day is for all kinds of love!

“Valentine's Day is a time a people expressed their love for one another, not only for couples but it can be a favorite pet, uncle, friend, most of all the one that rules your heart.” —Chris Kings

52. I’m all the sugar you’ll ever need!

“I'm sorry I didn't get you a box of chocolates for Valentine's Day, but if you want something sweet I'm right here.” —Unknown

53. Love is for every day, not just Valentine's day.

“If every lover was treated like they matter every day; Valentine's Day wouldn't be so special.” —Unknown

54. Everybody’s gonna love today!

“Valentine's Day is a day of love, which honestly, love should be given, fulfilled and shown every day not just one time out of a year. Love is the key essence to life it touches the heart and awakens the mind.” —​Telisa McLaughlin

55. Make them feel special!

“Many people have touched the edges of my life... coming and going, scarcely leaving an impression. But you're an uncommon person, someone who has made a difference in my life. So it's not surprising that I find myself thinking of how special you are... and wanting us always to remain close.“ —Unknown

56. The greatest Valentine's promise.

“I promise to still find you attractive when you're bloated from the Valentine's Day meal and candy I buy you.” —Unknown

57. A quote that is generally very specific to us.

“This Valentine's Day, I want you to know exactly how I feel about you in someone else's words.” —Unknown

59. A no big deal big deal.

“Let's have a quiet, relaxing, multi-course dinner cooked by you at home this Valentine's Day.” —Unknown

60. A second Valentine.

“Congratulations on being my first repeat Valentine.” —Unknown

61. Gravity ain’t got nothin’ on fate.

“You can't blame gravity for falling in love.” —Albert Einstein

62. A garden of you.

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

63. Like toasting a marshmallow it only gets better!

“Love is a friendship that has caught fire.” —Ann Landers

64. When it becomes a reality.

“Loving is not just looking at each other, it’s looking in the same direction.” —Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

65. When two become one.

“Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.” —Aristotle

66. Who says it won’t be?

“Each time you love, love as deeply as if it were forever.” —Audre Lorde

67. And hold on tight!

“The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.” —Audrey Hepburn

68. You are everything!

“You are my heart, my life, my one and only thought.” —Arthur Conan Doyle

69. Go for the win, baby!

“You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back”. —Barbra De Angelis

70. Wrap me up in your love.

“They invented hugs to let people know you love them without saying anything.” —Bill Keane

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71. To love is our responsibility.

“I know of only one duty, and that is to love.” —Albert Camus

72. Your kiss is my future.

“Kisses are a better fate than wisdom.” —E. E. Cummings

73. I am brave for you!

“To be brave is to love someone unconditionally without expecting anything in return.” —Madonna

74. There is no reasoning with love.

“The heart has its reason for which reason knows nothing.” —Blaise Pascal

75. 1.2.3.4. tell me what you’re looking for!

“How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.” —Elizabeth Browning Barrett

76. You are my greatest accomplishment!

“The single most extraordinary thing I've ever done with my life is fall in love with you.” —Beth Pearson “This Is Us”

77. I love seeing you look at me.

"She knew she loved him when 'home' went from being a place to being a person." — E. Leventhal

78. That smile of yours drives me crazy.

"Thank you for reminding me what butterflies feel like." — Unknown

79. The happiest I've ever felt was that moment I discovered you loved me too.

"You are my sun, my moon, and all of my stars." — E. E. Cummings

80. You are the best part of my life.

"There are all kinds of love in this world but never the same love twice." — F. Scott Fitzgerald

81. No one else in the world can take your place.

"And yes, there are over a million words in our language but for some reason, none of them can describe the way you make me feel." — R.M. Drake

82. I could start fires with what I feel for you.

"In all the world there is no heart for me like yours. In all the world there is no love for you like mine." — Maya Angelou

83. Together until the very end.

"I want to be with you until my last page." — A.R. Asher

84. I want to wake up to your face every morning.

"I want you to continue being the absolute best part of my life." — E.S.

85. You make my heart smile.

"Real love doesn't meet you at your best. It meets you in your mess." — Unknown

86. I'm right where I'm supposed to be.

"I have found the one whom my soul loves." — Song of Solomon 3:4

87. You're my whole heart.

"This thing we're doing here, you, me. I'm in. I am all in." — Luke Danes

88. Meeting you was like listening to a song for the first time.

"You found parts of me I didn't know existed and in you, I found a love I no longer believed was real." — Unknown

89. You make me feel lucky.

"I never want to stop making memories with you." — Pierre Jeanty

90. You've always been my favorite.

"Fight for the fairy tale... it does exist." — Joy. F

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91. If I did anything right in my life, it was when I gave my heart to you.

"You're all my heart ever talks about." — Unknown

92. Feeling loved by you is my favorite feeling.

"You're my favorite place to go to when my mind searches for peace." — Unknown

93. Giving you my heart is the best thing I've ever done.

"I didn't plan on falling in love with you, and I doubt if you planned on falling in love with me. But once we met, it was clear that neither of us could control what was happening to us." — The Notebook

94. I'll wait for as long as forever to be with you.

"I still haven't figured out how to sit across from you, and not be madly in love with everything you do." — William C. Hannan

95. You are my best friend, my human diary, and my other half.

"In case you ever foolishly forget: I am never not thinking of you." — Virginia Woolf

96. Sometimes I look at you and I wonder how I got to be so damn lucky.

"And then my soul saw you and it kind of went "Oh there you are. I've been looking for you." — Unknown

97. I love just doing nothing with you.

"He looked at her the way all women want to be looked at by a man." — F. Scott Fitzgerald

98. His love roared louder than her demons.

"There is my heart, and then there is you, and I'm not sure there is a difference." — A.R. Asher

99. Your voice is my favorite.

"I didn't want to fall in love or need someone. I really didn't want anything. But then, you appeared and I started wanting everything." — Unknown

100. It was always you.

"He was Christmas morning, crimson fireworks and birthday wishes." — Raquel Franco

101. I've waited for you my whole life.

"If you asked me how many times you've crossed my mind I would say once because you never really left..." — Unknown

102. And suddenly all the love songs were about you.

"The first time I met you it wasn't love at first sight my love for you formed gradually. Your personality, your voice, your hair, your eyes, your humor, the way you looked away and smiled, gradually it all came clear to me you were exactly what I was looking for." — A.R.

103. You were worth waiting for.

"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." — Diamond Hedge

104. Distance means so little when someone means so much.

"Because of you I can feel myself slowly but surely becoming the me I have always dreamed of being." — Tyler Knott Gregson

105. You were meant to be with me.

"And we are in bed together laughing and we don't care about anything." — Charles Bukowski

106. I love my life when you are in it.

"I remember the first day I ever looked into your eyes and felt my entire world flip" — Unknown

107. I like it when you smile. But I love it when I'm the reason.

"We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it's going to get on by itself. You've got to keep watching it. You've got to really look after it and nurture it." — John Lennon

108. I fell in love with you because you loved me when I couldn't love myself.

"I'd be his if he asked" — Unknown

109. My mind wanders and I get lost in thoughts of you.

"One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving." — Paulo Coelho

110. I'm utterly and completely in love with you.

"I think the most beautiful thing you could ever experience is finding someone who wants your all. Even if your all is a mess." — Nomoreus

111. Some people search their whole lives to find who I found in you.

"I wish I'd done everything on earth with you." — F. Scott Fitzgerald

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112. I am yours. No refunds.

"I love my eyes when you look into them. I love my name when you say it. I love my heart when you touch it. I love my life when you are in it." — Unknown

113. Love keeps no record of wrongs.

"You make me laugh even when I don't want to smile." — Unknown

114. I love my name when you say it.

"I was, and I remain, utterly and completely and totally in love with you." — Unknown

115. You make me feel alive.

"I talk about you like you put stars in the sky." — Unknown

116. I want you every day.

"I love you more than I have ever found a way to say to you." — Ben Folds

117. You awaken my soul.

"And I'd choose you; in a hundred lifetimes, in a hundred worlds, in any version of reality, I'd find you and I'd choose you." — The Chaos of Stars

118. What I have with you, I don't want with anyone else.

"How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard." — Winnie the Pooh

119. I love you when you make me laugh.

"He broke down her walls without her even noticing. And when he rebuilt the walls he added windows to let the sunshine in." — Unknown

120. You're always on my mind.

"I'll never finish falling in love with you." — Nicole Williams

121. I love you more than you know.

"Above all else love each other deeply." — 1 Peter 4:8

122. You make me feel important.

"Making memories with you is my favorite thing to do." — Radbag

123. Each time you love, love as deeply as if it were forever.

"You're kinda, sorta, basically, pretty much always on my mind." — Unknown

124. With you, I'm home.

"Be with someone who loves you harder on the days you can't love yourself at all." — Unknown

125. I just can't get over you.

"I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, then all at once." — John Green

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