30 “Love” Quotes

Some of which are my favorites.

  1. You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how. Margaret Mitchell, Gone With the Wind
  2. I have waited for this opportunity for more than half a century, to repeat to you once again my vow of eternal fidelity and everlasting love. Gabriel García Márquez, Love in the Time of Cholera
  3. 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, Winnie the Pooh
  4. Every atom of your flesh is as dear to me as my own: in pain and sickness it would still be dear. Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre
  5. Each time you happen to me all over again. Edith Wharton, The Age of Innocence
  6. 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, Atonement
  7. You know what I am going to say. I love you. What other men may mean when they use that expression, I cannot tell; what I mean is, that I am under the influence of some tremendous attraction which I have resisted in vain, and which overmasters me. Charles Dickens, Our Mutual Friends
  8. ‘Tis better to have loved and lost, Than never to have loved at all. Alfred Lord Tennyson, In Memoriam A.H.H.
  9. The winds were warm about us, the whole earth seemed the wealthier for our love. Harriet Prescott Spofford, The Amber Gods
  10. In vain I have struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you. Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
  11. I want to do with you what spring does with the cherry trees. Pablo Neruda, wenty Love Poems and A Song of Despair
  12. To love or have loved, that is enough. Ask nothing further. There is no other pearl to be found in the dark folds of life. Victor Hugo, Les Misérables
  13. By my soul, I can neither eat, drink, nor sleep; nor, what’s still worse, love any woman in the world but her.Samuel Richardson, Clarissa, Or The History Of A Young Lady
  14. Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.
  15. That the last two letters in her name were the first two in his, a silly thing he never mentioned to her but caused him to believe that they were bound together. Jhumpa Lahiri, Unaccustomed Earth
  16. Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind/And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind. William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  17. One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving. Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
  18. It isn’t possible to love and part. You will wish that it was. You can transmute love, ignore it, muddle it, but you can never pull it out of you. I know by experience that the poets are right: love is eternal. E.M. Forster, A Room with a View
  19. I would die for you. But I won’t live for you. Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  20. As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once. John Green, The Fault in Our Stars
  21. I loved you like a man loves a woman he never touches, only writes to, keeps little photographs of. Charles Bukowski, Love is a Dog from Hell
  22. It doesn’t matter who you are or what you look like, so long as somebody loves you. Roald Dahl, The Witches
  23. You have bewitched me, body and soul, and I love, I love, I love you. I never wish to be parted from you from this day on. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  24. It was love at first sight, at last sight, at ever and ever sight. Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita
  25. My wish is that you may be loved to the point of madness. André Breton, What is Surrealism?: Selected Writings
  26. 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
  27. What is hell? I maintain that it is the suffering of being unable to love. Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov
  28. The highest function of love is that it makes the loved one a unique and irreplaceable being. Tom Robbins, Jitterbug Perfume
  29. A purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved Kurt Vonnegut, The Sirens of Titan
  30. 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

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