Short Love Quotes, Thoughts, Sayings

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Short Love Quotes For Every Occasion

Looking for love sayings to show how much you feel for your boyfriend or girlfriend? Browse through this vast array of quotations—everything from serious to funny—and find the message that you like best.

1. Love Quotations for Her

I choose you. And I’ll choose you over and over and over. Without pause, without a doubt, in a heartbeat. I’ll keep choosing you.

When I fall in love, it will be forever.
Jane Austen

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

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

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

I ask you to pass through life at my side—to be my second self, and best earthly companion.
Charlotte Brontë

Remember, we’re madly in love, so it’s all right to kiss me anytime you feel like it.
Peeta, The Hunger Games

I wish I could turn back the clock. I’d find you sooner and love you longer.

I wish I’d done everything on Earth with you.
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

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) in Notting Hill

2. Love Quotes for Him

The bravest thing that men do is love women.
Mort Sahl

It was love at first sight, at last sight, at ever and ever sight.
Vladimir Nabokov

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

Short love quotes: Me with you saying

I’m much more me when I’m with you.

I know no ways to mince it in love, but directly to say ‘I love you.’
William Shakespeare

I love your feet because they have wandered over the earth and through the wind and water until they brought you to me.
Pablo Neruda

I am who I am because of you.
Noah, The Notebook

You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how.
Rhett Butler, Gone With The Wind

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All of me loves all of you.
John Legend, All of Me

You have bewitched me body and soul, and I love, I love, I LOVE YOU.
Pride & Prejudice

yours is the light by which my spirit’s born:
yours is the darkness of my soul’s return
—you are my sun, my moon, and all my stars
E.E. Cummings

3. Pop Culture Love Quotations

Short love quotes and lines from TV, movies, theater, and song.

Silver Linings Playbook quote

I love you. I knew it the minute I met you.
Pat Solitano, Silver Linings Playbook

You had me at hello.
Dorothy Boyd, Jerry Maguire

I love how she makes me feel like anything is possible, or like life is worth it.
Tom, 500 Days of Summer

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

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.
Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook

You look good wearing my future.
Keith, a character from Some Kind of Wonderful

Spiral Starecase saying

I love you more today than yesterday, but not as much as tomorrow.
Spiral Staircase

You meet thousands of people and none of them really touch you. And then you meet one person, and your life is changed. Forever.
Jamie, Love and Other Drugs

I think I’d miss you even if we’d never met.
Nick, a character from The Wedding Date

It is a treasure that is outshined by what it means… eternal romance.
Theresa Ann Moore, Engagement Ring

Sweet wonderful you / You make me happy with the things you do. Oh, can it be so / This feeling follows me where I go.
Fleetwood Mac, You Make Loving Fun

Love is keeping the promise anyway.
John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

Your heart is free, have the courage to follow it.
Malcolm Wallace, Braveheart

Where your treasure is, there will be your heart also.
Harry Potter

Popular love sayings

I promise you to lay my heart in the palm of your hands. I promise you me.
Meredith Grey, Grey’s Anatomy

I’m afraid once your heart is involved, it all comes out in moron.
Lorelai, a character from Gilmore Girls

If the sun refused to shine, I would still be loving you. When mountains crumble to the sea, there will still be you and me.
Led Zeppelin, Thank You

Most of all, I’m scared of walking out of this room and never feeling the rest of my life the way I feel when I’m with you.
Baby, Dirty Dancing

Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away.
Louis de Bernières, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

When I look at you, I can feel it. I look at you and I’m home.
Dory, Finding Nemo

Some people are worth melting for.
Olaf, a character from Frozen

Perhaps we were friends first and lovers second. But then perhaps this is what lovers are.
André Aciman, Call Me By Your Name

Hold my hand and we are halfway there, hold my hand and I’ll take you there.
Maria, a character from West Side Story

The ring of fire still burns around you and I, keeping our love hotter than a pepper sprout.
Johnny Cash

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

One Tree Hill quote

More popular quotes

When all my dreams come true, the one I want next to me, it’s you.
Lucas, One Tree Hill

The course of true love…gathers no moss.
Margaret Lord to Macaulay Connor, The Philadelphia Story

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Life is not the number of breaths you take, it’s the moments that take your breath away.
Dating Coach Alex Hitchens, Hitch

And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.
The Beatles

Three words. Eight letters. Say it, and I’m yours.
Blair Waldorf, Gossip Girl

No matter what challenges might carry us apart, we will always find a way back to each other.
Leo, The Vow

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

Deep in my soul, I know that I’m your destiny.
Raven-Symoné, True To Your Heart from Mulan

It’s delightful when your imaginations come true, isn’t it?L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gable

4. Love Sayings

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

Call no man foe, but never love a stranger.
Stella Benson

There is no wisdom without love.
N. Sri Ram

A loving heart is the truest wisdom.
Charles Dickens

There is no limit to the power of loving.
John Morton

Love is a game that two can play and both win.
Eva Gabor

John Lennon quote

Love is the flower you’ve got to let grow.
John Lennon

The very essence of love is uncertainty.
Oscar Wilde

Music is Love in search of a word.
Sidney Lanier

Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination.

To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.
David Viscott

If you wished to be loved, love.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Love is a great beautifier.
Louisa May Alcott

Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs.
William Shakespeare

Good love sayings and lines

Love is the magician that pulls man out of his own hat.
Ben Hecht

Don’t forget to love yourself.
Soren Kierkegaard

To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love.
Jane Austen

Love is great when you find someone to give it to.

I have learned not to worry about love, but to honor it’s coming with all my heart.
Alice Walker

I like to believe that love is a reciprocal thing, that it can’t really be felt, truly, by one.
Sean Penn

Unto us all our days are love’s anniversaries, each one in turn hath ripen’d something of our happiness.
Robert Bridges

Two hearts can enlighten the whole world.
Sir Kristian Goldmund Aumann

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

Love in its essence is spiritual fire.

5. Quotes About Love and Life

Gandhi quote

Where there is love there is life.
Mahatma Gandhi

Have a short memory and a lot of forgiveness.
Gabrielle Reece

Love is an endless act of forgiveness. Forgiveness is me giving up the right to hurt you for hurting me.

Afflicted by love’s madness all are blind.
Sextus Propertius

Measure your life in love.
Jonathan Larson, Rent

Love tells us many things that are not so.
Ukrainian Proverb

Love is merely madness.
William Shakespeare

Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.
Zora Neale Hurston

Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life.
Leo Buscaglia

God loves the world through us.
Mother Theresa

Marry someone who laughs at the same things you do.
J.D. Salinger

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

To be loved, be lovable.

To live without loving is to not really live.

Love is letting go of fear.
Gerald Jampolsky

To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.
Oscar Wilde

Fun sayings about love

Updike saying

We are most alive when we’re in love.
John Updike

I believe in pink…I believe in kissing, kissing a lot…and I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls.
Audrey Hepburn

The best proof of love is trust.
Joyce Brothers

All’s fair in love and war.
F. E. Smedley

The first duty of love is to listen.
Paul Tillich

Remember that any given moment there are a thousand things you can love.
David Levithan

Motherhood—All love begins and ends there.
Robert Browning

Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.
Thomas Fuller

I was in love with loving.
Saint Augustine

One is very crazy when in love.
Sigmund Freud

If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.
Katherine Hepburn

Even when love isn’t enough, somehow it is.
Stephen King

Swift saying

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

Love much. Earth has enough of bitter in it.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox

If you want to know where your heart is, look where your mind goes when it wanders.

Love is the river of life in the world.
Henry Ward Beecher

6. Romantic Love Quotes

A heart in love with beauty never grows old.
Turkish Proverb

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

Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale.

Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
Victor Hugo

Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by the imagination.

Give all to love obey thy heart.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Lana Del Ray saying

When someone else’s happiness is your happiness, that is love.
Lana Del Rey

I would find you in any lifetime.
Kanye West

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

Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
Robert Frost

I love you right up to the moon—and back.
Sam McBratney, Guess How Much I Love You

Hear my soul speak. Of the very instant that I saw you, did my heart fly at your service?
William Shakespeare

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

7. Short and Sweet Love Quotes

Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind.
William Shakespeare

Love builds bridges where there are none.
R. H. Delaney

Love: two minds without a single thought.
Philip Barry

If you wish to be loved, love.

A gentle heart is tied with an easy thread.
George Herbert

Happiness is to hold flowers in both hands.
Chinese proverb

At a touch of love everyone becomes a poet.
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More than kisses, letters mingle souls.
John Donne

Where there is love there is life.
Mahatma Gandhi

Stolen kisses are always sweetest.
Leigh Hunt

We are born of love; Love is our mother.

The sight of lovers feedeth those in love.
William Shakespeare

Love isn’t love until you give it away.
John H. MacDonald Jr.

8. Funny Love Quotes

Sex alleviates tension. Love causes it.
Woody Allen

Love is unconditional, relationships are not.
Grant Gudmundson

Love is often the fruit of marriage.
French Proverb

Love is a lot like a backache. It doesn’t show up on X-Rays but you know it’s there.
George Burns

St Bernard quotation

Love me, love my dog.
St. Bernard of Clairvaux

Love and eggs are best when they are fresh.
Assyrian Proverb

Be generous in the bedroom. Share your sandwich.
Homer Simpson

Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties.
Jules Renard

True love is singing karaoke ‘Under Pressure’ and letting the other person sing the Freddie Mercury part.
Mindy Kaling

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Humorous quotes

You can’t blame gravity for falling in love.
Albert Einstein

To fall in love is awfully simple, but to fall out of love is simply awful.
Bess Myerson

Before you marry a person you should first make them use a computer with slow Internet to see who they really are.
Will Ferrell

One who marries for love alone will have bad days but good nights.
Egyptian Proverb

True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen.
François de la Rochefoucauld

We always believe our first love is our last, and our last love our first.
George W. Melville

Love is a kind of military service.
Latin Proverb

Great love affairs start with Champagne…
Honoré de Balzac

It takes two to tangle.

Not all who make love, make marriages.
Russian Proverb

It is impossible to love and to be wise.
Francis Bacon

9. Deep Love Thoughts

Tell me who admires you and loves you, and I will tell you who you are.
Charles Augustin

Love as Thought is Truth.
Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba

Love is the joy of the good, the wonder of the wise, the amazement of the Gods.

Love is something eternal; the aspect may change, but not the essence.
Vincent Van Gogh

The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost.
Gilbert K. Chesterton

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

Words are a pretext. It is the inner bond that draws one person to another, not words.

The only reward for love is the experience of loving.
John Le Carre

More deep love sayings

Important encounters are planned by the souls long before the bodies see each other.
Paulo Coelho

There is no remedy for love than to love more.
Henry David Thoreau

The art of love is largely the art of persistence.
Albert Ellis

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

All fearful manifestations disappear in the presence of love.
Marianne Williamson

To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven.
Karen Sunde

10. True Love Quotes

Two souls with but a single thought, Two hearts that beat as one.
John Keats

True love stories never have endings.
Richard Bach

To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven.
Karen Sunde

Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.

The road to true love never did run smooth.
William Shakespeare

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

To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven.
Karen Sunde

…true love is never blind, but rather brings an added light.
Phoebe Cary

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

To good and true love fear is forever affixed.
Francois Rabelais

Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.
Peter Ustinov

Love is the very essence of life.
Gordon B. Hinckley

True love cannot be found where it does not exist, nor can be denied where it does.
Torquato Tasso

Love is the life of humanity.
Emanuel Swedenborg

11. Cute Love Quotes

Short love quotes: Lenny Bruce saying

There are never enough ‘I love yous’.
Lenny Bruce

Piglet: ‘How do you spell love?’ Pooh: ‘You don’t spell it, you feel it.’
Winnie the Pooh

Only little boys and old men sneer at love.
Louis Auchincloss

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

Two hearts in love need no words.
Marceline Desbordes-Valmore

Love will find a way.

Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

You can’t buy love.

Love is quite simply a natural high.

We are most alive when we’re in love.
John Updike

In love, one and one are one.
Jean-Paul Sartre

12. Inspiring Love Sayings

Love is a choice you make from moment to moment.
Barbara De Angelis

Love isn’t something you find. Love is something that finds you.
Loretta Young

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

You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly.
Sam Keen

The more one judges, the less one loves.
Honore’ de Balzac

I know by experience that the poets are right: love is eternal.
E.M. Forster

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

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

Love is so short, forgetting is so long.
Pablo Neruda

Love is an endless mystery, for it has nothing else to explain it.
Rabindranath Tagore

More love quotes

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength while loving someone deeply gives you courage.
Lao Tzu

We can only learn to love by loving.
Iris Murdoch

Love is when the other person’s happiness is more important than your own.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

If a thing loves, it is infinite.
William Blake

Love is a fruit in season at all times and within reach of every hand.
Mother Teresa

Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.

Love doesn’t make the world go ’round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.
Franklin P. Jones

Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.
Maya Angelou

13. Famous Love Quotations

Short love quotes: Bard saying

When I saw you I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew.
William Shakespeare

Love rules without rules.
Italian Proverb

Where there is love there is life.
Mahatma Gandhi

Everything is clearer when you’re in love.
John Lennon

If you would be loved, love and be lovable.
Benjamin Franklin

To love at all is to be vulnerable.
C. S. Lewis

We are shaped and fashioned by those we love.

Parting is such sweet sorrow.
William Shakespeare

We should love, not fall in love, because everything that falls gets broken.
Taylor Swift

Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
Thomas Haynes Bayly

If a thing loves, it is infinite.
William Blake

With the whole world crumbling, we pick this time to fall in love.
Ilsa Lund, Casablanca

The pleasure of love lasts but a moment. The pain of love lasts a lifetime.
Bette Davis

At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet.

He who is not impatient is not in love.
Italian Proverb

Old love does not rust.
Latvian Proverb

To be brave is to love unconditionally without expecting anything in return.

The ones that love us never really leave us.
J.K. Rowling

We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.
Johann von Goethe

14. Friendship Sayings

Short love quotes: Campbell saying

Love is a friendship set to music.
Joseph Campbell

True friendship comes when the silence between two people is comfortable.
David Tyson

Make a friend when you don’t need one.
Jamaican Proverb

A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.
Jim Morrison

Love is friendship caught on fire.

We need not think alike to love alike.
Francis David

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

To love someone is to identify with them.

Love is blind friendship closes its eyes.

No friendship is an accident.
O. Henry

The best mirror is an old friend.
Peter Nivio Zarlenga

Friends are God’s way of taking care of us.

Friendship is love with understanding.
Ancient Proverb

A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.
Arnold H. Glasgow

Your heart and my heart are very, very old friends.

The best mirror is an old friend.
George Herbert

Someone to tell it to is one of the fundamental needs of human beings.
Miles Franklin

Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness.

Friendship is the most constant, the most enduring the most basic part of love.
Ed Cunningham

Bonus: more best love quotes

Nobody has ever measured, even poets, how much a heart can hold.
Zelda Fitzgerald

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

Love is something sent from heaven to worry the h— out of you.
Dolly Parton

Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.
Robert A. Heinlein

I love you as certain dark things are to be loved, in secret, between the shadow and the soul.
Pablo Neruda

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height My soul can reach.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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

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

You are the last thought in my mind before I drift off to sleep and the first thought when I wake up each morning.

— Greg Johnson

Greg is a writer and co-founder of Listcaboodle.


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