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241 "I Love You" Quotes to Share With Someone Special

Use these wise, poetic words from some great minds to let your partner know how you feel.

Love languages first made their way onto the public's radar back in 1992, after Gary Chapman, PhD coined the term in his self-help handbook, The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate. There, Chapman makes his case for words of affirmation—verbal expressions of love, respect, and gratitude for that special someone in our lives. If this is how your partner receives validation in your relationship, you'll find that just a few words can make a considerable difference in how they feel. Of course, that can sometimes be easier said than done. While many people crave to hear their partner's feelings voiced, few of us have the skills necessary to articulate them as eloquently as we'd like. If you find yourself struggling to find the right words to reassure your special someone, be sure to keep reading. We've put together an extensive list of "I love you" quotes so that you never run out of material again.

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Cute "I Love You" Quotes

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  1. "You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams." — Dr. Seuss
  2. "Love is the strange bewilderment which overtakes one person on account of another person." — James Thurber
  3. "Thinking of you keeps me awake. Dreaming of you keeps me asleep. Being with you keeps me alive." — Unknown
  4. "Love is when the other person's happiness is more important than your own." — H. Jackson Brown Jr.
  5. "You are my heart, my life, my one and only thought." — Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  6. "My love for you is past the mind, beyond my heart, and into my soul." — Boris Kodjoe
  7. "I need you like a heart needs a beat." — Anton Binh
  8. "A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous." — Ingrid Bergman
  9. "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
  10. "Love is like the wind, you can't see it, but you can feel it." — Nicholas Sparks
  11. "My night has become a sunny dawn because of you." — Ibn Abbad
  12. "The day I met you, I found my missing piece. You complete me and make me a better person. I love you with all my heart and all my soul." — Unknown
  13. "Life is the first gift, love is the second, and understanding the third." — Marge Piercy
  14. "My wish is that you may be loved to the point of madness." — André Breton
  15. "Love is the magician that pulls man out of his own hat." — Ben Hecht
  16. "Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own." — Robert A. Heinlein
  17. "The best thing to hold onto in life is each other." — Audrey Hepburn

"I Love You Forever" Quotes

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  1. "If I had a flower for every time I thought of you… I could walk through my garden forever." — Alfred Tennyson
  2. "I can't promise you forever, because that's not long enough." — Jasinda Wilder
  3. "An act of kindness may take only a moment of our time, but when captured in the heart the memory lives forever."— Molly Friedenfeld
  4. "I wish I could wait forever for your love, my sweetheart..even though I know for sure…that none of us is immortal."― Toba Beta
  5. "Gifts are temporary and often forgotten; love is forever and always remembered."― Ken Poirot
  6. "For this moment and forever, you are my love."― Debasish Mridha
  7. "They say that nothing lasts forever, but I am a firm believer in the fact that for some, love lives on even after we're gone."― Nehali Lalwani
  8. "For love to be forever, first it must be true." ― Moffat Machingura
  9. "Forever is a state of mind and heart at a moment of intimacy." ― Sherihan Gamal
  10. "Forever is not about time, but a state of mind where love resides." — Suzy Kassem
  11. "I'll love you forever in darkness and sun, I'll love you past when my whole sweet life is done." — Elizabeth Berg
  12. "You showed me what love was, and I saw 'My Forever ' in your eyes." — Sreena KS
  13. "I came to this Earth to ask you for love, nothing less or more, but to walk beside me, to the eternal forever, back to our home." — Ilda Kunic
  14. "You know it's love when forever is not enough." — Natalie Como
  15. "I'll love you forever. Even when I can't." — Colleen Hoover

Flirty Love Quotes

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  1. "I want to feel your skin; I want to breathe you in. I want to stop the time so that you're always mine." — Anonymous
  2. "Her lips were drawn to his like a moth to a flame." — Anya Seton
  3. "Remember how we unhinged? Remember all the names our bodies called each other? Remember how afterwards, the steam rose from us, like a pair of smiling ghosts?" — Cristin O'Keefe
  4. "I taste her and realize I have been starving."— Jodi Picoult
  5. "She enticed me in my days. She allured me in my nights. She bewitched me in myriad unknown ways." — Avijeet Das
  6. "A sea of whisky couldn't intoxicate me as a drop of you." — JS Parker
  7. "If you kiss my neck, I'm not responsible for what happens next." — Stan Dupp
  8. "I wanted the heat and the sweat and the passion of a man that I could love and trust. And I wanted to give myself to him: not for advantage, but for desire." — Philippa Gregory
  9. "Indulge in me. Let me be the fragrant taste your mouth desires." — Alison Malee
  10. "I want to touch a soul rather than just someone's skin." — Marisa Donnelly
  11. "He loves her like he can never grab enough of her between his fingers." — Iain Thomas
  12. "They step into each other and it's hard to tell where one begins, and one ends: hands in hair and warmth on warmth." — Lauren Groff
  13. "To have her here in bed with me, breathing on me, her hair in my mouth — I count that something of a miracle." —Henry Miller
  14. "They slipped briskly into an intimacy from which they never recovered." — F. Scott Fitzgerald
  15. "Her lips on his could tell him better than all her stumbling words." — Margaret Mitchell
  16. "Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart, and the senses." — Lao Tzu

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Deep "I Love You" Quotes

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  1. "Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you.' Mature love says, 'I need you because I love you.'" — Erich Fromm
  2. "I love you and I don't want to lose you. Because my life has been better since the day I found out." — Unknown
  3. "I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride; so, I love you because I know no other way." — Pablo Neruda
  4. "Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction." — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  5. "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
  6. "Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profundity. Kindness in giving creates love." — Lao Tzu
  7. "I have decided to stick to love; hate is too great a burden to bear." — Martin Luther King, Jr.
  8. "What is love? It is the morning and the evening star." — Sinclair Lewis
  9. "Age does not protect you from love, but love to some extent protects you from age." — Jeanne Moreau
  10. "People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that's what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life." — Elizabeth Gilbert
  11. "You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back." — Barbara De Angelis
  12. "Love is the emblem of eternity; it confounds all notion of time; effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end." — Madame de Stael
  13. "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
  14. "To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal." — C.S. Lewis
  15. "To the world, you may be one person, but to one person you are the world." — Unknown
  16. "I love you and that's the beginning and end of everything." — F. Scott Fitzgerald
  17. "Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies." — Aristotle
  18. "If you find someone you love in your life, then hang on to that love." — Princess Diana
  19. "Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage." — Lao Tzu
  20. "Love is more than a noun—it is a verb; it is more than a feeling—it is caring, sharing, helping, sacrificing." — William Arthur Ward
  21. "To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides." — David Viscott

Short Quotes About Love

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  1. "We are most alive when we are in love." — John Updike
  2. "I love you with every beat of my heart." — Armaan
  3. "I love you begins by I, but it ends up by you." — Charles de Leusse
  4. "I love you because you join me in my weirdness." — Unknown
  5. "Love is the whole thing. We are only pieces." — Rumi
  6. "Love is not love until love's vulnerable." — Theodore Roethke
  7. "I love you like a fat kid loves cake." — Scott Adams
  8. "Lift your hips for me, love." — Tahereh Mafi
  9. "Love is the ultimate expression of the will to live." — Tom Wolfe
  10. "Stolen kisses are always sweetest." — Leigh Hunt
  11. "Love is what makes the ride worthwhile." — Franklin P. Jones
  12. "We love because it's the only true adventure." — Nikki Giovanni
  13. "There is no remedy for love, but to love more." — Henry David Thoreau
  14. "Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place." — Zora Neale Hurston
  15. "One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is love." — Sophocles
  16. "The love we give away is the only love we keep." — Elbert Hubbard
  17. "He taught me how to love, but not how to stop." — Anonymous
  18. "Love is friendship that has caught on fire." — Ann Landers
  19. "My heart is, and always will be, yours." — Jane Austen
  20. "She is my bucket list." — Unknown

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"I Love You" Quotes From Movies

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  1. "You want the moon? Just say the word, and I'll throw a lasso around it and pull it down." — It's a Wonderful Life
  2. "I love you very much, probably more than anybody could love another person." — 50 First Dates
  3. "You complete me." — Jerry Maguire
  4. "So, it's not gonna be easy. It's gonna be really hard, and we're gonna have to work at this every day. But I wanna do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever. You and me. Every day." — The Notebook
  5. "I would rather spend one lifetime with you, than face all the ages of this world alone." — Lord of The Rings
  6. "I'm just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her." — Notting Hill
  7. "People do fall in love. People do belong to each other because that's the only chance that anyone's got for true happiness." — Breakfast at Tiffany's
  8. "Any man has a chance to sweep any woman off her feet. He just needs the right broom." — Hitch
  9. "It doesn't matter if the guy is perfect or the girl is perfect, as long as they are perfect for each other." — Good Will Hunting
  10. "I wish I knew how to quit you." — Brokeback Mountain
  11. "I can't see anything I don't like about you." — Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  12. "I'm scared of walking out of this room and never feeling the rest of my whole life the way I feel when I'm with you." — Dirty Dancing
  13. "Death cannot stop true love. All it can do is delay it for a while." — The Princess Bride
  14. "To me, you are perfect." — Love Actually
  15. "Some people are worth melting for." — Frozen
  16. "You will never age for me, nor fade, nor die." — Shakespeare in Love
  17. "It was a million tiny little things that, when you added them all up, they meant we were supposed to be together, and I knew it. I knew it the first time I touched her. It was like coming home, only to no home I'd ever known. I was just taking her hand to help her out of a car, and I knew it. It was like magic." — Sleepless in Seattle
  18. "Kiss me. Kiss me as if it were the last time." — Casablanca
  19. "They say when you meet the love of your life, time stops, and that's true." — Big Fish
  20. "The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return." — Moulin Rouge

Love Quotes From Songs

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  1. "You're the closest to heaven that I'll ever be." — "Iris" by The Goo Goo Dolls
  2. "Take my hand, take my whole life too. For I can't help falling in love with you." — "Can't Help Falling in Love" by Elvis Presley
  3. "When you left, I lost a part of me. It's still so hard to believe. Come back baby please 'cause we belong together." — "We Belong Together" by Mariah Carey
  4. "All of my whole life through. I never love no one but you." — "Baby Love" by The Supremes
  5. "Take my love. I'll never ask for too much. Just all that you are. And everything that you do." — "I Have Nothing" by Whitney Houston
  6. "Who wants the perfect love story anyways." — "Part II (On the Run)" by Beyoncé and Jay Z
  7. "If you fall, I will catch you, I'll be waiting… time after time." — "Time After Time" by Cyndi Lauper
  8. "Honey, just put your sweet lips on my lips. We should just kiss like real people do" — "Like Real People Do" by Hozier
  9. "Isn't it just so pretty to think all along there was some invisible string tying you to me?" — "Invisible String" by Taylor Swift
  10. "I feel wonderful because I see the love light in your eyes and the wonder of it all is that you just don't realize how much I love you." — "Wonderful Tonight" by Eric Clapton
  11. "I said I love you and that's forever, and this I promise from the heart. I could not love you any better. I love you just the way you are." — "Just the Way You Are" by Billy Joel
  12. "And here we are in heaven, for you are mine." — "At Last" by Etta James
  13. "To you, I'll give the world." — "Songbird" by Fleetwood Mac
  14. "Love can touch us one time and last for a lifetime. And never let go 'til we're gone." — "My Heart Will Go On" by Celine Dion
  15. "Two hearts that beat as one. Our lives have just begun." — "Endless Love" by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie
  16. "I see your face in every flower, your eyes in stars above. It's just the thought of you; the very thought of you, my love." — "The Very Thought of You" by Nat King Cole
  17. "'Cause I love you more than I could ever promise, and you take me the way I am." — "Take Me the Way I Am" by Ingrid Michaelson
  18. "And when you're needing your space to do some navigating, I'll be here patiently waiting to see what you find." — "I Won't Give Up" by Jason Mraz
  19. "For whatever my man is, I am his forevermore." — "My Man" by Barbra Streisand
  20. "Before the day I met you, life was so unkind. But you're the key to my peace of mind." — "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" by Aretha Franklin
  21. "Hold me, love me, hold me, love me. Ain't got nothin' but love babe, Eight days a week." — "Eight Days a Week" by The Beatles
  22. "I knew I loved you before I met you. I have been waiting all my life." — "I Knew I Loved You Before I Met You" by Savage Garden

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"I Love You" Quotes From Books

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  1. "He stepped down, trying not to look long at her, as if she were the sun, yet he saw her, like the sun, even without looking." — Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  2. "Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight! For I ne'er saw true beauty till this night." — Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
  3. "I cannot let you burn me up, nor can I resist you. No mere human can stand in a fire and not be consumed." — Possession by A.S. Byatt
  4. "There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment." — The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen
  5. "I can't sleep, I can't eat, I can't do anything but think about him. At night I dream of him, all day I wait to see him, and when I do see him, my heart turns over and I think I will faint with desire." — The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
  6. "So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you." — The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  7. "I wish you to know you have been the last dream of my soul." — A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
  8. "How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach, when feeling out of sight; for the ends of being and ideal grace." — Sonnet 43 by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  9. "I loved her against reason, against promise, against peace, against hope, against happiness, against all discouragement that could be." — Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
  10. "The minute I heard my first love story, I started looking for you." — The Illustrated by Jalaluddin Rumi
  11. "Why, darling, I don't live at all when I'm not with you." — A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
  12. "She was more than human to me. She was a Fairy, a Sylph, I don't know what she was—anything that no one ever saw and everything that everybody ever wanted. I was swallowed up in an abyss of love in an instant." — David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
  13. "If you remember me, then I don't care if everyone else forgets." — Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
  14. "There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart" — Emma by Jane Austen
  15. "Doubt thou the stars are fire; Doubt that the sun doth move; Doubt truth to be a liar; But never doubt I love." — Hamlet by William Shakespeare
  16. "Love, having no geography, knows no boundaries: weight and sink it deep, no matter, it will rise and find the surface." — Other Voices, Other Rooms by Truman Capote
  17. "And then I did laugh, even though the future was a dangerous place because I loved her, and she loved me, and the world was beautiful." — Forever by Maggie Stiefvater
  18. "I don't ask you to love me always like this, but I ask you to remember. Somewhere inside me, there'll always be the person I am tonight." — Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  19. "I like myself better when I'm with you." — Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom
  20. "In case you ever foolishly forget, I am never not thinking of you." — Selected Diaries by Virginia Woolf
  21. "What I want is to be needed. What I need is to be indispensable to somebody" — Choke by Chuck Palahniuk

Self-Love Quotes

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  1. "You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection." — Buddha
  2. "How you love yourself is how you teach others to love you." — Rupi Kaur
  3. "Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world." — Lucille Ball
  4. "If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be." — Maya Angelou
  5. "If you have the ability to love, love yourself first." — Charles Bukowski
  6. "I love the person I've become because I fought to become her." — Kaci Diane
  7. "Make happiness your priority and be gentle with yourself in the process." — Bronnie Ware
  8. "Bring the sun over my heart, I want to bloom." — Alexandra Vasiliu
  9. "The greatest degree of inner tranquility comes from the development of love and compassion. The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being." — Dalai Lama
  10. "Unconditional self-love is all that really matters in life. It's where real life begins." — Anonymous
  11. "Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure." — Oprah Winfrey
  12. "Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option." — Mark Twain
  13. "In order to love who you are, you cannot hate the experiences that shaped you." — Andrea Dykstra
  14. "Love yourself enough to set boundaries. Your time and energy are precious. You get to choose how you use it. You teach people how to treat you by deciding what you will and won't accept." — Anna Taylor
  15. "You carry so much love in your heart. Give some to yourself." — Unknown
  16. "The entire universe deserve your love. You also deserve to experience it back." — Anonymous
  17. "Love yourself more, you'll never regret it." — Ann Marie Molina
  18. ​​"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." — Eleanor Roosevelt
  19. "Find out who you are and do it on purpose." — Dolly Parton

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Funny Quotes About Love

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  1. "I love being married. It's so great to find one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life." — Rita Rudner
  2. "Instead of getting married again, I'm going to find a woman I don't like and just give her a house." — Rod Stewart
  3. "We're all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness—and call it love—true love." — Robert Fulghum
  4. "I love you more than coffee, but please don't make me prove it." — Elizabeth Evans
  5. "Happiness is a dry martini and a good woman… or a bad woman." George Burns
  6. "Marry a good woman and be happy the rest of your life. Or marry a bad, and become a good philosopher." — Socrates
  7. "Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love." — Albert Einstein
  8. "Not to brag, but I think we're really cute together." Unknown
  9. "I like your last name. Can I have it?" — S.B. Sheeran
  10. "Romantic love is mental illness. But it's a pleasurable one." — Fran Lebowitz
  11. "Sometimes I love you. Sometimes I want to punch you in the face." Unknown
  12. "Before you marry a person, you should first make them use a computer with slow internet service to see who they really are." — Will Ferrell
  13. "The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret." — Henny Youngman
  14. "Real love amounts to withholding the truth, even when you're offered the perfect opportunity to hurt someone's feelings." — David Sedaris
  15. "All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt." — Charles M. Schulz
  16. "Spend a few minutes a day really listening to your spouse. No matter how stupid his problems sound to you." — Megan Mullally
  17. "Being a good husband is like being a stand-up comic. You need 10 years before you can call yourself a beginner." — Jerry Seinfeld
  18. "An archeologist is the best husband any woman can have; the older she gets, the more interested he is in her." — Agatha Christie
  19. "Love is a lot like a backache, it doesn't show up on X-rays, but you know it's there." — George Burns

Love Quotes for Her

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  1. "He doesn't love you. But I love you. I want you to have your own thoughts and ideas and feelings, even when I hold you in my arms." — George Emerson
  2. "I'll tell you one thing, though. It's a terrible thing to be a disappointment to a good woman." — Richard Russo
  3. "He set fire to the world around him, but never let a flame touch her."— Unknown
  4. "She's a strong cup of black coffee in a world that is drunk on the cheap wine and shallow love" — Jim Storm
  5. "I fell in love with her courage, her sincerity, and her flaming self-respect. And it's these things I'd believe in, even if the whole world indulged in wild suspicions that she wasn't all she should be. I love her and it is the beginning of everything." — F. Scott Fitzgerald
  6. "He stepped down, trying not to look long at her, as if she were the sun, yet he saw her, like the sun, even without looking." — Leo Tolstoy
  7. "How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being."— Oscar Wilde
  8. "Well, I found a woman, stronger than anyone I know. She shares my dreams; I hope that someday I'll share her home." — Ed Sheeran
  9. "I've never had a moment's doubt. I love you. I believe in you completely. You are my dearest one. My reason for life." — Ian McEwan
  10. "You are the one woman that made me risk everything for a future worth having." — Simone Elkeles
  11. "She wasn't doing a thing that I could see, except standing there leaning on the balcony railing, holding the universe together." — J.D. Salinger
  12. "No man succeeds without a good woman behind him. Wife or mother, if it is both, he is twice blessed indeed." — Godfrey Winn
  13. "That's how a woman wins a man's heart, by making him think that he amuses her." — Louis de Bernières
  14. "I want my woman around when our hair gets gray and our faces get wrinkles." — Unknown
  15. "For all the things my hands have held, the best by far is you." — Andrew McMahon
  16. "A good woman comes in all shapes and colors. When you find her, adore her." — Delano Johnson
  17. "What is better than wisdom? Woman. And what is better than a good woman? Nothing." — Geoffrey Chaucer

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"I Love You" Quotes for Him

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  1. "He's more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same." — Emily Brontë
  2. "If I know what love is, it is because of you." — Hermann Hesse
  3. "He walked into my heart like he always belonged there, took down my walls and lit my soul on fire." — T.М.
  4. "No matter what happens, I will never, not in a thousand tragic outcomes, ever regret loving you."— Sara Raasch
  5. "I love you the way a drowning man loves air. And it would destroy me to have you just a little." — Rae Carson
  6. "My love for you has no depth, its boundaries are ever-expanding. My love and my life with you will be a never-ending story." — Christina White
  7. "I've been in love with you since the very beginning. You asked why there isn't anyone else in my life, and the reason… is you." — Julie James
  8. "I love you not only for what you are but for what I am when I am with you." — Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  9. "I love you, and I will love you until I die, and if there's a life after that, I'll love you then." — Cassandra Clare
  10. "Your love shines in my heart as the sun that shines upon the earth." — Eleanor Di Guillo
  11. "I love you with so much of my heart that none is left to protest." — William Shakespeare
  12. "The real lover is a man who can thrill you by kissing your forehead or smiling into your eyes or just staring into space." — Marilyn Monroe
  13. "If I had to choose between breathing and loving you, I would use my last breath to tell you I love you." — DeAnna Anderson
  14. "They say when you are missing someone that they are probably feeling the same, but I don't think it's possible for you to miss me as much as I'm missing you right now." — Edna St. Vincent Millay
  15. "Each day I love you more, today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow." — Rosemonde Gerard
  16. "The very first moment I beheld him, my heart was irrevocably gone." — Jane Austen
  17. "I've tried so many times to think of a new way to say it, and it's still I love you." — Zelda Fitzgerald

Love Quotes for the Brokenhearted

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  1. "Some people are going to leave, but that's not the end of your story. That's the end of their part in your story." — Faraaz Kazi
  2. "It is sad not to love, but it is much sadder not to be able to love." — Miguel de Unamuno
  3. "It's amazing how someone can break your heart and you can still love them with all the little pieces." — Ella Harper
  4. "If we must part forever, give me but one kind word to think upon, And please myself with, while my heart's breaking." — Thomas Otway
  5. "Tears come from the heart and not from the brain." — Leonardo da Vinci
  6. "You make me feel like a firefly. Trapped in a bell jar; starved for love." ― Ayushee Ghoshal
  7. "Our greatest joy and our greatest pain come in our relationships with others." — Stephen R. Covey
  8. "It hurts to leave a light on for nobody." — Graham Foust
  9. "Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don't know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of withering, of tarnishing." — Anais Nin
  10. "It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all." — Alfred Tennyson
  11. "Don't let the scars on your heart define the way you love." — Laura Chouette
  12. "There is a time for departure, even when there's no certain place to go." — Tennessee Williams
  13. "For all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these, 'It might have been.'" — John Greenleaf Whittier
  14. "There is one pain, I often feel, which you will never know. It's caused by the absence of you." — Ashleigh Brilliant
  15. "I cannot eat, I cannot drink; the pleasures of youth and love are fled away: There was a good time once, but now that is gone, and life is no longer life." — Plato
  16. "Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love." — Monroe Schulz
  17. "Relationships are like glass. Sometimes it's better to leave them broken than try to hurt yourself putting it back together." — Unknown

Wrapping Up

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