Valentine's Day quotes

A collection of quotes on the topic of for him, anniversary, for her, romantic.

Best valentine's day quotes

Hermann Hesse photo

„If I know what love is, it is because of you.“

—  Hermann Hesse, book Narcissus and Goldmund

Narcissus and Goldmund (1930)

George Sand photo

„There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.“

—  George Sand French novelist and memoirist; pseudonym of Lucile Aurore Dupin 1804 - 1876

William Shakespeare photo

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

—  William Shakespeare, All's Well That Ends Well

Variant: Love all, trust a few.
Source: All's Well That Ends Well

Stephen Chbosky photo

„We accept the love we think we deserve.“

—  Stephen Chbosky, book The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Source: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Paulo Coelho photo

„So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.“

—  Paulo Coelho, book The Alchemist

Source: The Alchemist

Friedrich Nietzsche photo

„It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.“

—  Friedrich Nietzsche German philosopher, poet, composer, cultural critic, and classical philologist 1844 - 1900

Paulo Coelho photo

„One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.“

—  Paulo Coelho, book The Alchemist

Source: The Alchemist (1988), p. 128

Jim Morrison photo
Jane Austen photo
Oscar Wilde photo

„Be Yourself. Everyone Else Is Already Taken.“

—  Oscar Wilde Irish writer and poet 1854 - 1900

Anonymous advertising copywriter for Menards chain of hardware stores (2000), according to Quote Investigator http://quoteinvestigator.com/2014/01/20/be-yourself
Misattributed

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Katharine Hepburn photo

„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 film, stage, and television actress 1907 - 2003

Source: Me: Stories of My Life

Nicholas Sparks photo

„You are, and always have been, my dream.“

—  Nicholas Sparks, book The Notebook

Source: The Notebook

Nicholas Sparks photo
Charles M. Schulz photo
Alfred, Lord Tennyson photo
Joan Crawford photo

„Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth or burn down your house, you can never tell.“

—  Joan Crawford American actress 1904 - 1977

Interview, Hollywood Reporter (1954)

Will Ferrell photo
Dr. Seuss photo

„To the world you may be one person; but to one person you may be the world.“

—  Dr. Seuss American children's writer and illustrator, co-founder of Beginner Books 1904 - 1991

Dr. Seuss photo

„Why fit in when you were born to stand out?“

—  Dr. Seuss American children's writer and illustrator, co-founder of Beginner Books 1904 - 1991

„You never lose by loving, you lose by holding back.“

—  Barbara De Angelis American psychologist 1951

Variant: You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back.
Source: Chicken Soup for the Couple's Soul

Robert Fulghum photo

„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 American writer 1937

Variant: You want my opinion? 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.
Source: True Love (1998)

E.E. Cummings photo
A.A. Milne photo
Neil Gaiman photo

„Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn't it? It makes you so vulnerable.“

—  Neil Gaiman English fantasy writer 1960

The character "Rose Walker" in The Sandman #65
Context: Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn't it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means someone can get inside you and mess you up. You build up all these defenses. You build up a whole armor, for years, so nothing can hurt you, then one stupid person, no different from any other stupid person, wanders into your stupid life... You give them a piece of you. They didn't ask for it. They did something dumb one day, like kiss you or smile at you, and then your life isn't your own anymore. Love takes hostages. It gets inside you. It eats you out and leaves you crying in the darkness, so simple a phrase like 'maybe we should be just friends' or 'how very perceptive' turns into a glass splinter working its way into your heart. It hurts. Not just in the imagination. Not just in the mind. It's a soul-hurt, a body-hurt, a real gets-inside-you-and-rips-you-apart pain. Nothing should be able to do that. Especially not love. I hate love.

Charles Bukowski photo
Helen Keller photo

„The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart“

—  Helen Keller American author and political activist 1880 - 1968

Variant: The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.

Seneca the Younger photo
Vladimir Nabokov photo
Oprah Winfrey photo

„Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.“

—  Oprah Winfrey American businesswoman, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist 1954

Variant: Everyone wants to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.

Jane Austen photo
Francis of Assisi photo

„For it is in giving that we receive.“

—  Francis of Assisi Catholic saint and founder of the Franciscan Order 1182 - 1226

Judy Garland photo
Dr. Seuss photo

„You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.“

—  Dr. Seuss American children's writer and illustrator, co-founder of Beginner Books 1904 - 1991

Variant: You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.

Paul Verlaine photo
William Shakespeare photo

„Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs.“

—  William Shakespeare, book Romeo and Juliet

Source: Romeo and Juliet

William Shakespeare photo

„Doubt thou the stars are fire;
Doubt that the sun doth move;
Doubt truth to be a liar;
But never doubt I love.“

—  William Shakespeare, Hamlet

Variant: Doubt thou the stars are fire
Doubt thou the sun doth move
Doubt truth to be a liar
But never doubt I love
Source: Hamlet

Bruce Lee photo
Pablo Picasso photo

„Love is the greatest refreshment in life“

—  Pablo Picasso Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, and stage designer 1881 - 1973

Jon Bon Jovi photo

„Without love, there's nothing without love.“

—  Jon Bon Jovi American singer and musician 1962

Without Love
Music, Slippery When Wet (1986)

Friedrich Nietzsche photo

„There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.“

—  Friedrich Nietzsche German philosopher, poet, composer, cultural critic, and classical philologist 1844 - 1900

Thomas Merton photo

„Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone - we find it with another.“

—  Thomas Merton Priest and author 1915 - 1968

Variant: Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone we find it with another.
Source: Love and Living

Marilyn Monroe photo
Lenny Bruce photo

„There are never enough 'I love you's.“

—  Lenny Bruce comedian and social critic 1925 - 1966

Robert Browning photo

„Grow old with me! The best is yet to be.“

—  Robert Browning English poet and playwright of the Victorian Era 1812 - 1889

John Lennon photo

„Love is a promise, love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear.“

—  John Lennon English singer and songwriter 1940 - 1980

frequently attributed to Lennon, but entirely unsourced
Disputed

Henry Van Dyke photo

„Time Is…
Too slow for those who wait,
Too swift for those who fear,
Too long for those who grieve,
Too short for those who rejoice,
But for those who love,
Time is Eternity.“

—  Henry Van Dyke American diplomat 1852 - 1933

Time Is
Undated
Source: Time Is...
Too slow for those who wait,
Too swift for those who fear,
Too long for those who grieve,
Too short for those who rejoice,
But for those who love,
Time is Eternity. (Music and Other Poems, 1904)

Robert A. Heinlein photo

„Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.“

—  Robert A. Heinlein, book Stranger in a Strange Land

"Jubal Harshaw" in the first edition (1961); the later 1991 "Uncut" edition didn't have this line, because it was one Heinlein had added when he went through and trimmed the originally submitted manuscript on which the "Uncut" edition is based. Heinlein also later used a variant of this in The Cat Who Walks Through Walls where he has Xia quote Harshaw: "Dr. Harshaw says that 'the word "love" designates a subjective condition in which the welfare and happiness of another person are essential to one's own happiness.'"
Source: Stranger in a Strange Land (1961; 1991)

Yogi Berra photo

„No matter where you go, there you are“

—  Yogi Berra American baseball player, manager, coach 1925 - 2015

Source: When You Come to a Fork in the Road, Take It!: Inspiration and Wisdom from One of Baseball's Greatest Heroes

Robert Frost photo

„Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.“

—  Robert Frost American poet 1874 - 1963

As quoted in a review of A Swinger of Birches (1957) by Sydney Cox in Vermont History, Vol. 25 (1957), p. 355
1950s

Elizabeth Barrett Browning photo
Jodi Picoult photo

„Love is not a because, it's a no matter what.“

—  Jodi Picoult, book Second Glance

Source: Second Glance

Lois Lowry photo

„But there was nothing left to do but continue“

—  Lois Lowry, book The Giver

Source: The Giver

Eleanor Roosevelt photo

„The giving of love is an education in itself.“

—  Eleanor Roosevelt American politician, diplomat, and activist, and First Lady of the United States 1884 - 1962

„The heart has its reasons which reason knows nothing of.“

—  Rohinton Mistry, book Family Matters

Source: Family Matters

Lily Tomlin photo

„If love is the answer, could you please rephrase the question?“

—  Lily Tomlin American actress, comedian, writer, and producer 1939

Contributions of Jane Wagner
Source: Many Moons

Blaise Pascal photo

„The heart has reasons that reason cannot know.“

—  Blaise Pascal French mathematician, physicist, inventor, writer, and Christian philosopher 1623 - 1662

Variant: The heart has its reasons which reason knows not.
Source: The Mind on Fire: A Faith for the Skeptical and Indifferent

George Gordon Byron photo

„There is no instinct like that of the heart.“

—  George Gordon Byron English poet and a leading figure in the Romantic movement 1788 - 1824

Nikki Giovanni photo
Henry Ford photo

„My best friend is one who brings out the best in me“

—  Henry Ford American industrialist 1863 - 1947

Actually due to Harris Weinstock: "My best friend is the man who can bring out of me my best, and your best friend is the one who tends to bring out the best in you" (May 1914) Attributed to Henry Ford as early as 1948.
Misattributed

Fernando Pessoa photo

„Look, there's no metaphysics on earth like chocolates.“

—  Fernando Pessoa Portuguese poet, writer, literary critic, translator, publisher and philosopher 1888 - 1935

John Lennon photo

„Love is the greatest refreshment in life.“

—  John Lennon English singer and songwriter 1940 - 1980

Agatha Christie photo

„It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them.“

—  Agatha Christie English mystery and detective writer 1890 - 1976

Source: An Autobiography

E.E. Cummings photo

„You are my sun,
my moon, and
all my stars.“

—  E.E. Cummings American poet 1894 - 1962

Variant: Yours is the light by which my spirit's born: - you are my sun, my moon, and all my stars.

André Breton photo

„Love is when you meet someone who tells you something new about yourself.“

—  André Breton French writer 1896 - 1966

Source: Mad Love

Zelda Fitzgerald photo

„Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.“

—  Zelda Fitzgerald Novelist, wife of F. Scott Fitzgerald 1900 - 1948

Variant: nobody hαs ever meαsured, not even poets, how much the heαrt cαn hold.

Oscar Wilde photo
Maya Angelou photo
Victor Hugo photo

„To love another person is to see the face of God.“

—  Victor Hugo, book Les Misérables

Variant: And remember, the truth that once was spoken: To love another person is to see the face of God.
Source: Les Misérables

André Breton photo

„All my life my heart has yearned for a thing I cannot name.” andre breton“

—  André Breton French writer 1896 - 1966

Variant: All my life, my heart has yearned for a thing I cannot name.
Source: Mad Love

Erich Fromm photo
Bob Dylan photo

„The future for me is already a thing of the past.“

—  Bob Dylan American singer-songwriter, musician, author, and artist 1941

Song lyrics, Love and Theft (2001), Bye and Bye
Source: Bob Dylan - Love and Theft: Piano/Vocal/Guitar

Citát „I love her and that's the beginning of everything…“
F. Scott Fitzgerald photo

„I love her and that's the beginning of everything…“

—  F. Scott Fitzgerald American novelist and screenwriter 1896 - 1940

Variant: I love her, and that's the beginning and end of everything.
Source: Dear Scott, Dearest Zelda: The Love Letters of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald

Richard Bach photo
Maya Angelou photo
Robert Browning photo

„Take away love, and our earth is a tomb!“

—  Robert Browning, Men and Women

"Fra Lippo Lippi, line 54.
Men and Women (1855)
Variant: Without love, our earth is a tomb

William Goldman photo
Henry David Thoreau photo

„There is no remedy for love but to love more.“

—  Henry David Thoreau 1817-1862 American poet, essayist, naturalist, and abolitionist 1817 - 1862

Variant: The only remedy for love is to love more.

Paulo Coelho photo

„When you love someone, all your saved-up wishes start coming out.“

—  Elizabeth Bowen, book A World of Love

Source: A World of Love

H. Jackson Brown, Jr. photo
Nicole Richie photo
F. Scott Fitzgerald photo
Elizabeth Barrett Browning photo

„How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.“

—  Elizabeth Barrett Browning English poet, author 1806 - 1861

Source: Selected Poems

Eleanor Roosevelt photo

„Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual you have an obligation to be one.“

—  Eleanor Roosevelt American politician, diplomat, and activist, and First Lady of the United States 1884 - 1962

Maya Angelou photo
Zora Neale Hurston photo

„Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.“

—  Zora Neale Hurston American folklorist, novelist, short story writer 1891 - 1960

Joyce Carol Oates photo
Susan Sontag photo

„Love is friendship on fire -- anonymous“

—  Susan Sontag American writer and filmmaker, professor, and activist 1933 - 2004

Oscar Wilde photo

„To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.“

—  Oscar Wilde, An Ideal Husband

Lord Goring, Act III
Source: An Ideal Husband (1895)

Bell Hooks photo

„Love is an action, never simply a feeling.“

—  Bell Hooks American author, feminist, and social activist 1952

Henry Kissinger photo
Jean De La Fontaine photo
Paulo Coelho photo

„There is no escape if love is not there“

—  Elizabeth George Speare, book The Witch of Blackbird Pond

Source: The Witch of Blackbird Pond

Haruki Murakami photo
E.E. Cummings photo
Nicholas Sparks photo
Maya Angelou photo
Libba Bray photo

„To live is to love, to love is to live.“

—  Libba Bray, Going Bovine

Source: Going Bovine

Victor Hugo photo

„Life is the flower for which love is the honey.“

—  Victor Hugo French poet, novelist, and dramatist 1802 - 1885

Erich Segal photo
Norman Cousins photo

„Life is an adventure in forgiveness.“

—  Norman Cousins American journalist 1915 - 1990

15 April 1978.
Saturday Review

Pablo Neruda photo
Salvador Dalí photo
Ingrid Bergman photo

„A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.“

—  Ingrid Bergman Film actress from Sweden 1915 - 1982

"Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994

Oscar Wilde photo
Sarah Dessen photo
Paulo Coelho photo