21 Being In Love Quotes That Describe The All-Encompassing Feeling Perfectly

Being in love is unlike anything else in life.

21 Being In Love Quotes That Describe The Feeling Perfectly

Love is a hard feeling to explain. Though is a feeling we all crave and hopefully all experience at least once in life, no one ever describes it quite the same, which these being in love quotes make apparent.

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Think about it: based on what we've heard, love is all we need, but it’s also battlefield? It’s a losing game, a beautiful thing, and a verb? Apparently you can keep bleeding love and find it in a hopeless place. According to Ke$ha Your Love is My Drug, but Whitney Huston said My Love is Your Love. So like . . . does that mean my love is my drug too?  Yikes.

Nonetheless, one thing is for sure: love is all-encompassing.

The best quotes about being in love are spot on.

Give them a go when you're not quite sure how to put your feelings into words.

1. “Love cannot be won or lost; a relationship doesn't have a scoring system. We are partners, paired against the world. We cannot succeed if we are at odds with each other.” ― Carmen Maria Machado, In the Dream House: A Memoir


2. “In life, you have to take the pace that love goes. You don't force it. You just don't force love, you don't force falling in love, you don't force being in love. You just become." ― Juan Pablo Galavis

3. “Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.” ― James A. Baldwin

4. “The more you love someone, the more power you give them to hurt you.” ―  Jessie Reyez


5. "I desire the things that will destroy me in the end. ― Sylvia Plath

6. "Nothing good ever comes of love. What comes of love is always something better." ― Roberto Bolaño, Amulet

7. "Real love feels less like a throbbing, pulsing animal begging for its freedom and beating against the inside of my chest and more like, “Hey, that place you like had fish tacos today and I got you some while I was out,” as it sets a bag spotted with grease on the dining room table."  Samantha Irby

8. "From the beginning of time, in childhood, I thought that pain meant I was not loved. It meant I loved." ― Louise Gluck

9. “I think it best we went our separate ways, and that those paths never crossed again.” ― Kiley Reid, Such a Fun Age


10. "And he would remain in love for the rest of his life — not so much with the woman, whom he didn't even know, but with the moment. ― Jess Walter, Beautiful Ruins

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11. "For me, love is the never-ending question. It is confusing. It is the answer, but it is also inundated with contradictions and complications." ― Jennifer Lopez


12. "& how many times have you loved me without my asking? how often have i loved a thing because you loved it? including me" ― Danez Smith, Homie

13. "Of course I love you. It is my fault that you have not known it all the while." ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

14. "A person is a whole person when they are good sometimes but not always, and loved by someone regardless." ― Hanif Abdurraqib, They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us

15. "For me, romance is only ‘true’ when there are two sides to it. I think to have romance you have to have the moments where you feel alone and you’re crying and you feel like your heart’s about to break… as well as the moments where you’re floating through this orgasmic dream state."  Charli XCX


16. "I encounter millions of bodies in my life; of these millions, I may desire some hundreds; but of these hundreds, I love only one." ― Roland Barthes, A Lover's Discourse: Fragments

17. "I thot falling in love was a burden A kind of crowding on my landscape Love creates space, dummy Doesn’t take it up" ― Tommy Pico, Junk

18. "If you love anyone, you cannot help but share his suffering." ― Min Jin Lee, Pachinko


19. "If you can’t love yourself, how the hell are you gonna love somebody else!"  RuPaul 

20. "When you read a novel, it seems that everything is clear, trite and understandable. But when you yourself fall in love, you understand that nobody knows anything and everyone must decide for themselves." ― Sarah Ruhl, Chekhov's Three Sisters & Woolf's Orlando

21. "All you want is to feel full, to feel like a house with the lights on and the family gathered around a table of food. A fructifying love that could nourish or protect. You settle for the white electricity of sucrose buzzing in you, biting again and again into the soft spiral of cream filling, barely stopping to chew before you swallow." ― Sarah Thankam Matthews, Edibles


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Izzy Casey’s work is published in or forthcoming from Corriere della Sera, The Iowa Review, Bennington Review, Gulf Coast, Black Warrior Review, BOATT, NY Tyrant, and elsewhere. She received her MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.