The 129 Best Inspirational Love Quotes

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The 129 Best Inspirational Love Quotes:

  1. “Find what you love and let it kill you.”
    ― Charles Bukowski
  2. “Tis better to have loved and lost
    Than never to have loved at all.”
    ― Alfred Tennyson, In Memoriam
  3. “How do you spell ‘love’?” – Piglet
    “You don’t spell it…you feel it.” – Pooh”
    ― A.A. Milne
  4. “Love is like the wind, you can’t see it but you can feel it.”
    ― Nicholas Sparks, A Walk to Remember
  5. “You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”
    ― Dr. Seuss
  6. “I love you not because of who you are, but because of who I am when I am with you.”
    — Roy Croft
  7. “If I had a flower for every time I thought of you…I could walk through my garden forever.”
    ― Alfred Tennyson
  8. “If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. If they don’t, they never were.”
    ― Kahlil Gibran
  9. “This is a good sign, having a broken heart. It means we have tried for something.”
    ― Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love
  10. “Most ladies the reason they are dumped and their relationship doesn’t last is they made themselves to become a want than a need in a relationship.”
    ― Kyos Magupe
  11. “I don’t trust people who don’t love themselves and tell me, ‘I love you.’ … There is an African saying which is: Be careful when a naked person offers you a shirt.”
    ― Maya Angelou
  12. “You know it’s love when all you want is that person to be happy, even if you’re not part of their happiness.”
    — Julia Roberts
  13. “Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person’s ultimate good as far as it can be obtained.”
    ― C.S. Lewis
  14. “You don’t love someone because they’re perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they’re not.”
    ― Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper
  15. “Never love anyone who treats you like you’re ordinary.”
    ― Oscar Wilde
  16. “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection”
    ― Sharon Salzberg

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  17. “Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.”
    —  Lucille Ball
  18. “Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.”
    ― Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land
  19. “It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.”
    ― André Gide, Autumn Leaves
  20. “We are not trapped or locked up in these bones. No, no. We are free to change. And love changes us. And if we can love one another, we can break open the sky.”
    ― Walter Mosley, Blue Light
  21. “The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.”
    — Victor Hugo
  22. “The one you love and the one who loves you are never, ever the same person.”
    ― Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters
  23. “Love is not only something you feel, it is something you do.”
    — David Wilkerson
  24. “If she’s amazing, she won’t be easy. If she’s easy, she won’t be amazing. If she’s worth it, you wont give up. If you give up, you’re not worthy. … Truth is, everybody is going to hurt you; you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for.”
    ― Bob Marley
  25. “I guess that’s just part of loving people: You have to give things up. Sometimes you even have to give them up.”
    ― Lauren Oliver, Delirium
  26. “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”
    ― Lao Tzu
  27. “Happiness is holding someone in your arms and knowing you hold the whole world.”
    ― Orhan Pamuk, Snow
  28. “What’s meant to be will always find a way”
    ― Trisha Yearwood
  29. “There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.”
    ― Vincent van Gogh
  30. “It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.”
    ― Friedrich Nietzsche

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  31. “Love is a decision, it is a judgment, it is a promise. If love were only a feeling, there would be no basis for the promise to love each other forever. A feeling comes and it may go. How can I judge that it will stay forever, when my act does not involve judgment and decision.”
    ― Erich Fromm, The Art of Loving
  32. “Hate the sin, love the sinner.”
    ― Mahatma Gandhi
  33. “Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.”
    ― Zelda Fitzgerald
  34. “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, True Love
  35. “Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.”
    ― Robert Frost
  36. “A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.”
    — Ingrid Bergman
  37. “When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.”
    ― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
  38. “And, in the end
    The love you take
    is equal to the love you make.”
    ― Paul McCartney
  39. “Love is something worth suffering for…”
    ― Scott Hahn
  40. “I want you. All of you. Your flaws. Your mistakes. Your imperfections. I want you, and only you.”
    — Anonymus
  41. “Some people don’t understand the promises they’re making when they make them,” I said. “Right, of course. But you keep the promise anyway. That’s what love is. Love is keeping the promise anyway.”
    ― John Green, The Fault in Our Stars
  42. “Don’t waste your love on somebody, who doesn’t value it.”
    ― William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet
  43. “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 that someone can get inside you and mess you up.”
    ― Neil Gaiman, The Kindly Ones
  44. “The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost.”
    — Gilbert K. Chesterton
  45. “It is easy to love people in memory; the hard thing is to love them when they are there in front of you.”
    ― John Updike, My Father’s Tears and Other Stories
  46. “There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.”
    ― Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever
  47. “We accept the love we think we deserve.”
    ― Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  48. “To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.”
    ― Oscar Wilde, An Ideal Husband
  49. “To love is nothing. To be loved is something. But to love and be loved, that’s everything.”
    — T. Tolis
  50. “The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference.”
    ― Elie Wiesel
  51. “Never close your lips to those whom you have already opened your heart.”
    ― Charles Dickens
  52. “A guy and a girl can be just friends, but at one point or another, they will fall for each other…Maybe temporarily, maybe at the wrong time, maybe too late, or maybe forever”
    ― Dave Matthews Band
  53. “Love is when you meet someone who tells you something new about yourself.”
    — Andre Breton
  54. “Sometimes it’s a form of love just to talk to somebody that you have nothing in common with and still be fascinated by their presence.”
    ― David Byrne
  55. “I wonder how many people don’t get the one they want, but end up with the one they’re supposed to be with.”
    ― Fannie Flagg

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  56. “It’s a very dangerous state. You are inclined to recklessness and kind of tune out the rest of your life and everything that’s been important to you. It’s actually not all that pleasurable. I don’t know who the hell wants to get in a situation where you can’t bear an hour without somebody’s company.”
    — Colin Firth
  57. “Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and fans the bonfire.”
    ― François de La Rochefoucauld, Maxims
  58. “Don’t brood. Get on with living and loving. You don’t have forever.”
    — Leo Buscaglia
  59. “I am nothing special, of this I am sure. I am a common man with common thoughts and I’ve led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I’ve loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough..”
    ― Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook
  60. “The more one judges, the less one loves.”
    ― Honoré de Balzac, Physiologie Du Mariage
  61. “Love is like war: easy to begin but very hard to stop.”
    — H. L. Mencken
  62. “You know, when it works, love is pretty amazing. It’s not overrated. There’s a reason for all those songs.”
    ― Sarah Dessen, This Lullaby
  63. “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
  64. “You know how they say you only hurt the ones you love? Well, it works both ways.”
    ― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club
  65. “I could not tell you if I loved you the first moment I saw you, or if it was the second or third or fourth. But I remember the first moment I looked at you walking toward me and realized that somehow the rest of the world seemed to vanish when I was with you.”
    ― Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Prince
  66. “The art of love is largely the art of persistence.”
    — Albert Ellis
  67. “You can talk with someone for years, everyday, and still, it won’t mean as much as what you can have when you sit in front of someone, not saying a word, yet you feel that person with your heart, you feel like you have known the person for forever…. connections are made with the heart, not the tongue.”
    ― C. JoyBell C.
  68. “The heart has its reasons which reason knows not.”
    ― Blaise Pascal
  69. “All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.”
    — Charles Schulz
  70. “Being with you never felt wrong. It’s the one thing I did right. You’re the one thing I did right.”
    ― Becca Fitzpatrick, Crescendo
  71. “When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it always.”
    ― Mahatma Gandhi
  72. “When you trip over love, it is easy to get up. But when you fall in love, it is impossible to stand again.”
    ― Albert Einstein
  73. “When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.”
    — When Harry Met Sally
  74. “It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.”
    ― Vincent van Gogh
  75. “Don’t cry over someone who wouldn’t cry over you.”
    ― Lauren Conrad
  76. “Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart and the senses.”
    — Lao Tzu
  77. “All I ever wanted was to reach out and touch another human being not just with my hands but with my heart.”
    ― Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me
  78. “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 witherings, of tarnishings.”
    ― Anaïs Nin
  79. “If you like her, if she makes you happy, and if you feel like you know her… then don’t let her go.”
    ― Nicholas Sparks, Message in a Bottle
  80. “The best proof of love is trust.”
    — Joyce Brothers
  81. “We have to allow ourselves to be loved by the people who really love us, the people who really matter. Too much of the time, we are blinded by our own pursuits of people to love us, people that don’t even matter, while all that time we waste and the people who do love us have to stand on the sidewalk and watch us beg in the streets! It’s time to put an end to this. It’s time for us to let ourselves be loved.”
    ― C. JoyBell C.
  82. “We love the things we love for what they are.”
    ― Robert Frost
  83. “Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.”
    — Oscar Wilde
  84. “One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love.”
    ― Sophocles
  85. “Don’t forget I’m just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.”
    — Julia Roberts to Hugh Grant in Notting Hill
  86. “I realized I was thinking of you, and I began to wonder how long you’d been on my mind. Then it occurred to me: Since I met you, you’ve never left.”
    — Anonymus
  87. “The sunlight claps the earth, and the moonbeams kiss the sea: what are all these kissings worth, if thou kiss not me?”
    ― Percy Bysshe Shelley
  88. “Love is not a zero sum game. You can love many people and the love for one will not necessarily diminish the others.”
    – Anonymus
  89. “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”
    ― Anonymous
  90. “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
  91. “That’s what people do who love you. They put their arms around you and love you when you’re not so lovable.”
    ― Deb Caletti

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  92. “Love can change a person the way a parent can change a baby- awkwardly, and often with a great deal of mess.”
    ― Lemony Snicket, Horseradish: Bitter Truths You Can’t Avoid
  93. “When I was a little girl I used to read fairy tales. In fairy tales you meet Prince Charming and he’s everything you ever wanted. In fairy tales the bad guy is very easy to spot. The bad guy is always wearing a black cape so you always know who he is. Then you grow up and you realize that Prince Charming is not as easy to find as you thought. You realize the bad guy is not wearing a black cape and he’s not easy to spot; he’s really funny, and he makes you laugh, and he has perfect hair.”
    ― Taylor Swift
  94. “I wish I could turn back the clock. I’d find you sooner and love you longer.”
    — Anonymus
  95. “One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.”
    ― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
  96. “This is what we call love. When you are loved, you can do anything in creation. When you are loved, there’s no need at all to understand what’s happening, because everything happens within you.”
    ― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
  97. “What is hell? I maintain that it is the suffering of being unable to love.”
    ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov
  98. “If you want to forget something or someone, never hate it, or never hate him/her. Everything and everyone that you hate is engraved upon your heart; if you want to let go of something, if you want to forget, you cannot hate.”
    ― C. JoyBell C.
  99. “Love does not dominate; it cultivates.”
    — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  100. “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.”
    — Anonymus
  101. “The human heart is a strange vessel. Love and hatred can exist side by side.”
    ― Scott Westerfeld
  102. “We are told that people stay in love because of chemistry, or because they remain intrigued with each other, because of many kindnesses, because of luck. But part of it has got to be forgiveness and gratefulness. ”
    ― Ellen Goodman
  103. “It’s not the face, but the expressions on it. It’s not the voice, but what you say. It’s not how you look in that body, but the thing you do with it. You are beautiful.”
    ― Stephenie Meyer, The Host
  104. “There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.”
    ― Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey
  105. “Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams. If you’re wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn’t love you anymore.”
    ― Lady Gaga
  106. “Sometimes love means letting go when you want to hold on tighter.”
    ― Melissa Marr
  107. “If I know what love is, it is because of you.”
    — Herman Hesse
  108. “I think you still love me, but we can’t escape the fact that I’m not enough for you. I knew this was going to happen. So I’m not blaming you for falling in love with another woman. I’m not angry, either. I should be, but I’m not. I just feel pain. A lot of pain. I thought I could imagine how much this would hurt, but I was wrong.”
    ― Haruki Murakami, South of the Border, West of the Sun
  109. “The only thing we never get enough of is love; and the only thing we never give enough of is love.”
    — Henry Miller
  110. “Love is how you stay alive, even after you are gone.”
    ― Mitch Albom
  111. “When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.”
    ― Henri J.M. Nouwen
  112. “The very essence of romance is uncertainty.”
    ― Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays
  113. “The only way to find true happiness is to risk being completely cut open.”
    ― Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters
  114. “The heart was made to be broken.”
    ― Oscar Wilde
  115. “Sorrow is how we learn to love. Your heart isn’t breaking. It hurts because it’s getting larger. The larger it gets, the more love it holds.”
    ― Rita Mae Brown, Riding Shotgun
  116. “There’s no substitute for a great love who says, ‘No matter what’s wrong with you, you’re welcome at this table.'”
    — Tom Hanks

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  117. “Was it hard?” I ask. “Letting go?”
    “Not as hard as holding on to something that wasn’t real.”
    ― Lisa Schroeder
  118. “Letting go doesn’t mean that you don’t care about someone anymore. It’s just realizing that the only person you really have control over is yourself.”
    ― Deborah Reber, Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul: 101 Stories of Life, Love and Learning
  119. “It hurts to let go. Sometimes it seems the harder you try to hold on to something or someone the more it wants to get away. You feel like some kind of criminal for having felt, for having wanted. For having wanted to be wanted. It confuses you, because you think that your feelings were wrong and it makes you feel so small because it’s so hard to keep it inside when you let it out and it doesn’t coma back. You’re left so alone that you can’t explain. Damn, there’s nothing like that, is there? I’ve been there and you have too. You’re nodding your head.”
    ― Henry Rollins, The Portable Henry Rollins
  120. “Love doesn’t just sit there, like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; remade all the time, made new.”
    ― Ursula K. Le Guin, The Lathe of Heaven
  121. “All of me loves all of you.”
    — John Legend, All of Me
  122. “We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love.”
    ― Tom Robbins
  123. “There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.”
    ― John Lennon
  124. “When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.”
    ― Jimi Hendrix
  125. “Where there is love there is life.”
    ― Mahatma Gandhi
  126. “About all you can do in life is be who you are. Some people will love you for you. Most will love you for what you can do for them, and some won’t like you at all.”
    ― Rita Mae Brown
  127. “Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.”
    ― Maya Angelou
  128. “The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is to love and be loved in return.”
    —  Natalie Cole, Unforgettable with Love
  129. “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”
    ― Dr. Seuss

 

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  • Most of these quotes are awesome, wonderful and great, but the one by David Wilkerson and Alfred Tennyson are the best if you ask me.

  • After years of marriage, I blieve that describes love perfectly: A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.