Short Love Quotes, Thoughts, Sayings

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These short love quotes will help you express yourself for any occasion. They are perfect for Valentine’s Day cards, birthday messages, weddings and anniversaries. Any time you need to make a heartfelt expression of your love, look no further—you will find it here!

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.
Short love quotes: Jane Austen quote
  • 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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Short love quotes: My life saying
  • 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
Short love quotes: Love you longer quote
  • 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
Short love quotes: Notting Hill quote
  • 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
Short love quotes: Nabokov quote
  • 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
Short love quotes: The Notebook quote
  • 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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Short love quotes: John Legend quote
  • 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
Lord of the Rings quote
  • 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
Short love quotes: Fault in Our Stars line
  • 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 and the Deathly Hallows

Popular love sayings

Grey's Anatomy quote
  • 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
West Side Story line
  • 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
  • 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

George Sand quote
  • 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
Shakespeare line
  • Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs.
    William Shakespeare

Good love sayings and lines

  • Love is stronger than death.
    Robert Fulghum
  • 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
Salinger saying
  • 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
Browning saying
  • 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

Turkish proverb
  • 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

Shakespeare quote
  • 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
Plato quotation
  • 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

Woody Allen saying
  • 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
  • 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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  • Love is being stupid together.
    Paul Valery
  • 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

Augustin quote
  • 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 built on beauty, soon as beauty, dies.
    John Donne
  • 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
  • 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
  • Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.
    Martin Luther King Jr.
  • 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

Short love quotes: Keats quote
  • 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
  • We must love one another or die.
    W.H. Auden

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
  • Love builds highways out of dead ends.
    Louis Gittner
  • In love, one and one are one.
    Jean-Paul Sartre

12. Inspiring Love Sayings

Short love quotes: De Angelis quote
  • Love is a choice you make from moment to moment.
    Barbara De Angelis
  • I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.
    Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • 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
  • 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

— Greg Johnson

Greg is a writer and co-founder of Listcaboodle.


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