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Best Collection of Romantic Quotes, "I Love You" Sayings, and Love Poems

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Ingenira has been working as an online writer for at least six years. Among dozens of other topics, she loves to write about baking.

Romantic words for your sweetheart

Romantic words for your sweetheart

Are you tongue-tied or at a loss for words for your loved ones? Do you struggle to find the diction or vocabulary to talk to your sweetheart? Are you thinking about what to write in the Valentine's Day card to go with chocolates for him or her? Take a look at this collection of “I love you” sayings, and be inspired. These quotes may inspire you and enlighten your heart, as they are just simply so beautiful.

"I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where.

I love you simply, without problems or pride:

I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this,

in which there is no I or you,

so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand,

so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close."

Pablo Neruda (100 Love Sonnets: Cien sonetos de amor)

"Love is like the wind, you can't see it but you can feel it." —Nicholas Sparks (A Walk to Remember)

"I finally understood what true love meant . . . love meant that you care for another person's happiness more than your own, no matter how painful the choices you face might be." —Nicholas Sparks (Dear John)

"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

“I love you more than I have ever found a way to say to you.” —Ben Folds

"If I had a flower for every time I thought of you . . .

I could walk through my garden forever."

—Alfred Lord Tennyson

“There's always that one person,

that will always have your heart.

That one person for me is you.”


"I finally understood what true love meant."

"I finally understood what true love meant."

"I carry your heart with me (I carry it in my heart)

I am never without it

(anywhere I go you go, my dear;

and whatever is done by only me is your doing, my darling)

I fear no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet)

I want no world (for beautiful you are my world, my true)

and it's you are whatever a moon has always meant

and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows

(here is the root of the root

and the bud of the bud

and the sky of the sky

of a tree called life;

which grows

higher than the soul can hope

or mind can hide)

and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart

I carry your heart (I carry it in my heart)"

E.E. Cummings

"I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love." —Mother Teresa

"I love you. I am who I am because of you. You are every reason, every hope, and every dream I've ever had, and no matter what happens to us in the future, every day we are together is the greatest day of my life. I will always be yours. " —Nicholas Sparks (The Notebook)

"You are, and always have been, my dream." —Nicholas Sparks (The Notebook)

"I love you like a fat kid loves cake!" —Scott Adams

“I'm not finished loving you.” —"Grey's Anatomy"

Only You

There are 12 Months in a year.
4 weeks in a month.
7 days in a week.
24 Hrs in a day.
But there's only one you in a lifetime.

"I love you. I am who I am because of you."

"I love you. I am who I am because of you."

"Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you’ve never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more. You share hopes for the future, dreams that will never come true, goals that were never achieved and the many disappointments life has thrown at you.

When something wonderful happens, you can’t wait to tell them about it, knowing they will share in your excitement. They are not embarrassed to cry with you when you are hurting or laugh with you when you make a fool of yourself. Never do they hurt your feelings or make you feel like you are not good enough, but rather they build you up and show you the things about yourself that make you special and even beautiful.

There is never any pressure, jealousy or competition but only a quiet calmness when they are around. You can be yourself and not worry about what they will think of you because they love you for who you are. The things that seem insignificant to most people such as a note, song or walk become invaluable treasures kept safe in your heart to cherish forever.

Memories of your childhood come back and are so clear and vivid it’s like being young again. Colours seem brighter and more brilliant. Laughter seems part of daily life where before it was infrequent or didn’t exist at all. A phone call or two during the day helps to get you through a long day’s work and always brings a smile to your face. In their presence, there’s no need for continuous conversation, but you find you’re quite content in just having them nearby.

Things that never interested you before become fascinating because you know they are important to this person who is so special to you. You think of this person on every occasion and in everything you do. Simple things bring them to mind like a pale blue sky, gentle wind or even a storm cloud on the horizon. You open your heart knowing that there’s a chance it may be broken one day and in opening your heart, you experience a love and joy that you never dreamed possible.

You find that being vulnerable is the only way to allow your heart to feel true pleasure that’s so real it scares you. You find strength in knowing you have a true friend and possibly a soul mate who will remain loyal to the end. Life seems completely different, exciting and worthwhile. Your only hope and security is in knowing that they are a part of your life."
Bob Marley

"Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around."

"Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around."

"I love you, and I will love you until I die, and if there is life after that, I'll love you then." —Cassandra Clare (City of Glass)

"You are the answer to every prayer I've offered. You are a song, a dream, a whisper, and I don't know how I could have lived without you for as long as I have." —Nicholas Sparks (The Notebook)

"I heard what you said. I’m not the silly romantic you think. I don’t want the heavens or the shooting stars. I don’t want gemstones or gold. I have those things already. I want…a steady hand. A kind soul. I want to fall asleep, and wake, knowing my heart is safe. I want to love, and be loved." —Shana Abé

"So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you." —Paulo Coelho (The Alchemist)

"Te amo como se aman ciertas cosa oscuras,
secretamente, entre la sombra y el alma.
(I love you as certain dark things are to be loved,
in secret, between the shadow and the soul.)"
Pablo Neruda

"In vain have I 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)

"Before you, Bella, my life was like a moonless night. Very dark, but there were stars, points of light and reason. ...And then you shot across my sky like a meteor. Suddenly everything was on fire; there was brilliancy, there was beauty. When you were gone, when the meteor had fallen over the horizon, everything went black. Nothing had changed, but my eyes were blinded by the light. I couldn’t see the stars anymore. And there was no more reason, for anything." —Stephenie Meyer (New Moon)

"I love you also means I love you more than anyone loves you, or has loved you, or will love you, and also, I love you in a way that no one loves you, or has loved you, or will love you, and also, I love you in a way that I love no one else, and never have loved anyone else, and never will love anyone else." —Jonathan Safran Foer

"You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope . . . I have loved none but you." —Jane Austen (Persuasion)

"I want to fall asleep, and wake, knowing my heart is safe. I want to love, and be loved."

"I want to fall asleep, and wake, knowing my heart is safe. I want to love, and be loved."

"Love is . . .

Being happy for the other person when they are happy,

Being sad for the person when they are sad,

Being together in good times, And being together in bad times.

Love is . . .

Being honest with yourself at all times,

Being honest with the other person at all times,

Telling, listening, respecting the truth,

And never pretending.

Love is . . .

An understanding so complete that you feel as if you are a part of the other person,

Accepting the other person just the way they are,

And not trying to change them to be something else.

Love is . . .

The freedom to pursue your own desires while sharing your experiences with the other person,

The growth of one individual alongside of and together with the growth of another individual.

Love is . . .

The excitement of planning things together,

The excitement of doing things together.

Love is . . .

The fury of the storm,

The calm in the rainbow.

Love is . . .

Giving and taking in a daily situation,

Being patient with each other's needs and desires.

Love is . . .

Knowing that the other person will always be with you regardless of what happens,

Missing the other person when they are away but remaining near in heart at all times.
Susan Polis Schutz

"Love is an understanding so complete that you feel as if you are a part of the other person."

"Love is an understanding so complete that you feel as if you are a part of the other person."

"I crave your mouth, your voice, your hair.

Silent and starving, I prowl through the streets.
Bread does not nourish me, dawn disrupts me, all day
I hunt for the liquid measure of your steps.

I hunger for your sleek laugh,
your hands the color of a savage harvest,
hunger for the pale stones of your fingernails,
I want to eat your skin like a whole almond.

I want to eat the sunbeam flaring in your lovely body,
the sovereign nose of your arrogant face,
I want to eat the fleeting shade of your lashes,

and I pace around hungry, sniffing the twilight,
hunting for you, for your hot heart,
Like a puma in the barrens of Quitratue."
Pablo Neruda

"I want to eat the sunbeam flaring in your lovely body,"

"I want to eat the sunbeam flaring in your lovely body,"

"I’m here. I love you. I don’t care if you need to stay up crying all night long, I will stay with you. There’s nothing you can ever do to lose my love. I will protect you until you die, and after your death I will still protect you. I am stronger than Depression and I am braver than Loneliness and nothing will ever exhaust me." —Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love)

"Morning without you is a dwindled dawn." —Emily Dickinson

"I love you not because of who you are, but because of who I am when I am with you" —Roy Croft

"All the love that history knows is said to be in every rose."

"All the love that history knows is said to be in every rose."

"I can listen no longer in silence. I must speak to you by such means as are within my reach. You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone forever. I offer myself to you again with a heart even more your own than when you almost broke it, eight years and a half ago. Dare not say that man forgets sooner than woman, that his love has an earlier death. I have loved none but you.

Unjust I may have been, weak and resentful I have been, but never inconstant. You alone have brought me to Bath. For you alone, I think and plan. Have you not seen this? Can you fail to have understood my wishes? I had not waited even these ten days, could I have read your feelings, as I think you must have penetrated mine. I can hardly write. I am every instant hearing something which overpowers me.

You sink your voice, but I can distinguish the tones of that voice when they would be lost on others. Too good, too excellent creature! You do us justice, indeed. You do believe that there is true attachment and constancy among men. Believe it to be most fervent, most undeviating, in F. W.

I must go, uncertain of my fate; but I shall return hither, or follow your party, as soon as possible. A word, a look, will be enough to decide whether I enter your father's house this evening or never."

(Captain Wentworth to Anne Elliot)
Jane Austen (Persuasion)

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Emmanuel Mwamba on April 14, 2017:

wow I love it

I like it

shirin on January 30, 2014:

ya so beautifuly writen...i apriciate al thos who writen so nicely n shared wid us .thanxxx

Ingenira (author) on February 07, 2013:

Glad you do. Thank you ! I will work on the next one.

anju shangle on February 07, 2013:

too gud quotes...i lke it very much nd thnks

Navin on December 04, 2012:

These are the best "LOVE QUOTES" i've read...i'll wait for the next coming "LOVE QUOTES"

Lisstar Queen on July 08, 2012:

So amazing,,,love Quotes,,,i like it so much,,,i'll wait for the next Quotes....

Ingenira (author) on April 02, 2012:

You're welcome.

Soup on April 01, 2012:


Ingenira (author) on April 18, 2011:

Thank you, KoffeeKaltch Gals, for taking time to comment.

Susan Hazelton from Northern New York on April 18, 2011:

What a wonderful collection of love poems and sayings. It is impossible to pick a favorite. Great job.

Ingenira (author) on February 10, 2011:

Glad you do, Sharon, thanks !

Sharon Douglas from GA, United States on February 10, 2011:

I enjoy your poems, so nice, thank you!

Ingenira (author) on January 26, 2011:

Thanks, Freya, you are so sweet too. :)

Freya Cesare from Borneo Island, Indonesia on January 26, 2011:

So sweeeeeeeeeeeeet!!!! Thank you for sharing this! ^^

Ingenira (author) on January 18, 2011:

thanks for dropping by, Naim Hassan.

Naim H from Dhaka on January 18, 2011:

So many quotes! and all full of lovely words, for me it would take someday to read and realize all those words. thank you for this great hub.

Ingenira (author) on January 17, 2011:

Welcome to my page, 1stPhotoInvites. Glad you like the quotes.

1stPhotoInvites on January 17, 2011:

Very inspiring and best quote for lovers.

Ingenira (author) on January 16, 2011:

Glad you like it, angInwu.

anglnwu on January 16, 2011:

Totally lovely quotes. They manage to capture the true essence of love. Rated awesome!

Ingenira (author) on January 15, 2011:

Glad to see you here, Katie. Thanks for the very nice comment.

Katie McMurray from Ohio on January 15, 2011:

This is an awesome resource for Valentine's Day the day of love and with all these great love quotes and such were set! thanks :) Katie

Ingenira (author) on January 15, 2011:

dear Betty, you are so sweet. Thanks for the lovely comment. An early happy Valentine's Day to you too!

Betty Johansen on January 14, 2011:

I have to admit it. The one I relate to best is: "I love you like a fat kid loves cake!" Now that's some serious love.

Thanks for a beautiful hub, Ingenira. Happy Valentine's Day.

Ingenira (author) on January 14, 2011:

Glad you like it, VioletSun. Those are among my favourites too. And I wish you an early happy Valentine's day to you and your husband.

VioletSun from Oregon/ Name: Marie on January 14, 2011:

Beautiful! Very well put hub. I enjoyed Pablo Neruda's love quote and Mother Theresa's. Now I have inspiration when Valentine's arrives!

Ingenira (author) on January 14, 2011:

Thanks so much, Alayne, and glad to see you on my page.

Alayne Fenasci from Louisiana on January 14, 2011:

Lovely. Some of these are old favorites, and some are new to me. Thanks for putting this together.