Best Collection of Romantic Quotes, "I Love You" Sayings, and Love Poems
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."
"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 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;
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)"
"I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love." —Mother Teresa
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.
"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."
"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
"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.)"
"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
"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 THE SOURCE OF STRENGTH.
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 THE SOURCE OF REALITY.
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 SOURCE OF UNITY.
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 SOURCE OF SUCCESS.
Love is . . .
The excitement of planning things together,
The excitement of doing things together.
LOVE IS THE SOURCE OF THE FUTURE.
Love is . . .
The fury of the storm,
The calm in the rainbow.
LOVE IS THE SOURCE OF PASSION.
Love is . . .
Giving and taking in a daily situation,
Being patient with each other's needs and desires.
LOVE IS THE SOURCE OF SHARING.
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.
LOVE IS THE SOURCE OF SECURITY.
LOVE IS . . . THE SOURCE OF LIFE!"
—Susan Polis Schutz
"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."
"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
"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)