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Shakespeare Love Quotes for All Occasions

Jule Romans is the author of "I Speak My Love With Shakespeare" and other books. She has over 30 years of experience teaching Shakespeare.

These romantic quotes will fill you with so much love and appreciation.

These romantic quotes will fill you with so much love and appreciation.

Shakespeare Quotes About Love

Sometimes "I love you" isn't quite enough to say what you really mean. You may want to tell someone that their love lifts you up, makes you happy, or transforms your life. At those times, a Shakespeare quote is a perfect way to add special meaning to your message.

It's not always easy to find the right Shakespeare love quote to express your thoughts accurately. Quotation lists online rarely offer suggestions or explanations. Often, the quotations are paraphrased or incorrectly attributed.

When you want to use a Shakespeare quote accurately, it takes so much time and effort that many people just give up. This collection can help.

The quotes in this collection are all positive and great to use for expressing your love. Use them in bouquets, gifts, love notes, and letters. Let the immortal words of Shakespeare speak your love for you.

All quotes are accurately cited with brief explanations and suggestions to help you "speak your love" with Shakespeare.

Nothing else in the world matters more than you.

Nothing else in the world matters more than you.

1. "I speak from my heart."

When you want to show that you are speaking directly from your heart, with no pretenses, use this quote from The Merchant of Venice.

"I love thee,

And it is my love that speaks."

The Merchant of Venice, Act I, Scene i

2. "Your love lifts me up."

Use this quote from Shakespeare's Sonnet XXIX when you want to let someone know that their love always makes you feel better.

"For thy sweet love remember'd such wealth brings,

That then I scorn to change my state with kings."

Sonnet 29

3. "I love you more than anything!"

When you want your lover to know that they come first, use this quote from Much Ado About Nothing.

"I do love nothing in the world

So well as you."

Much Ado About Nothing, Act IV, Scene i

4. "Never doubt my love."

When you want to assure your beloved that your love is constant and true, use this quote from Hamlet.

"Doubt thou the stars are fire,

Doubt that the sun doth move,

Doubt truth to be a liar,

But never doubt I love."

Hamlet, Act II, Scene ii

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5. "My love for you is endless."

When you want to express the depth and passion of eternal love, use this quote from Romeo and Juliet.

"My bounty is as boundless as the sea,

My love as deep: the more I give to thee,

The more I have, for both are infinite."

Romeo and Juliet, Act II, Scene i

I will always care about your problems.

I will always care about your problems.

6. "I love you above all."

When your beloved is first in all the world to you, worth more than anything else, use this quote from The Tempest to express your feelings.

"I, beyond all limit of what else in the world,

Do love, prize, honour you."

The Tempest, Act III, Scene i

7. "My love is constant."

When you are going through hard times and want to reassure someone that you are always there for them, use this quote from Shakespeare's Sonnet 116.

"My love…it is an ever-fixed mark

That looks on tempests and is never shaken."

Sonnet 116

8. "My love is deep and secure."

When you want to make sure your lover knows how deep and secure they are and how your love will always be at the core of everything, use this quote from Troilus and Cressida.

"The strong base and building of my love

Is as the very center of the earth."

Troilus and Cressida, Act IV, Scene ii

9. "I will share your troubles."

When you want to help your beloved feel supported and cared for, use this quote from Henry VI, Part 2.

"Let me but bear your love,

I'll bear your cares."

Henry IV, Part 2, Act V, Scene ii

10. "I will always treasure you."

When you want your love to know how much you treasure them, use this quote from The Merchant of Venice.

"Since you are dear bought,

I will love you dear."

The Merchant of Venice, Act III, Scene ii

My love will be forever pure.

My love will be forever pure.

11. "I am yours for life."

When you want to make a lifetime commitment, use this quote from The Comedy of Errors.

"Thee will I love,

And with thee lead my life."

The Comedy of Errors, Act III, Scene ii

12. "I'll give you everything."

When you want to swear your devotion with complete and utter abandon, use this quote from Sonnet 40.

"Take all my loves, my love,

Yea, take them all."

Sonnet 40

13. "I loved you at first sight."

When you want to declare your immediate love, use this quote from The Tempest

"Hear my soul speak.

Of the very instant that I saw you,

Did my heart fly at your service."

The Tempest, Act III, Scene i

14. "My love is pure."

When your passions are pure and loving, and you want to be sure your beloved know you have no ill intent, use this quote from Antony and Cleopatra.

"My passions are made of

Nothing but the finest part of pure love."

Antony and Cleopatra, Act I, Scene ii

15. "Your love is worth more than gold."

When your love is more valuable to you than any social status or worldly wealth, let your loved one know by using this quote from Sonnet 91.

"Thy love is better than high birth to me,

Richer than wealth, prouder than garments' cost."

Sonnet 91

16. "I love you more!"

Want to win the "I love you more" competition? Use this quote from Othello.

"I humbly do beseech you of your pardon,

For too much loving you."

Othello, Act III, Scene iii 

17. "I love you beyond reason."

When you know that your love rises above all logical considerations, and is not bound by the limitations of rationality, use this quote from Troilus and Cressida.

"Sweet, above thought I love thee."

Troilus and Cressida, Act III, Scene i 

18. "I am so glad you love me."

When you want to celebrate the simplicity of your connections, use this quote from Sonnet 25.

"Then happy I,

That love and am beloved."

Sonnet 25

19. "Share your life with me."

When you want to invite someone to marry you, move in together, or share your life, use this quote from The Passionate Pilgrim.

"Live with me, and be my love,

And we will all the pleasures prove…

And if these pleasures may thee move,

Then live with me and be my love."

The Passionate Pilgrim

20. "My love is full of kindness."

When you want to speak in gentleness, giving assurance of the constancy and kindness of your love, use this quote from Sonnet 106.

"Kind is my love to-day, to-morrow kind,

Still constant in a wondrous excellence."

Sonnet 106

I wish for nothing but you, forever.

I wish for nothing but you, forever.

21. "I am passionately yours."

When you want to make a passionate expression that is classy but powerful, use this quote from Much Ado About Nothing.

"I will live in thy heart, die in thy lap,

And be buried in thy eyes."

Much Ado About Nothing, Act V, Scene ii

22. "I only want to be with you."

When you are ready to make a full-time commitment, or you want to simply spend every single moment with your love, use this quote from The Tempest

"I would not wish any companion

In the world but you."

The Tempest, Act III, Scene i

23. "I love you more than I can say."

When your love renders you speechless, use this quote from King Lear.

"I love you more than words

Can wield the matter."

King Lear, Act I, Scene i

24. "My passion for you always grows."

When passion grows over time, use this quote from Shakespeare's poem Venus and Adonis.

"[my] Passion on passion, deeply is redoubled."

Venus and Adonis

25. "I love you no matter what."

When you want to declare how consistent your love is, beyond all reason and transcending any faults, use this quote from Twelfth Night.

"I love thee so, that...all thy pride,

Nor wit nor reason can my passion hide."

Twelfth Night, Act III, Scene i 

26. "I belong to you."

Use this quote from Much ado About Nothing when you want a humble expression.

"My love is thine to teach."

Much Ado about Nothing, Act I, Scene i

27. "Discover my love."

When you want to invite your love to see the depth of your devotion, use this quote from Twelfth Night.

"O, then unfold the passion of my love."

Twelfth Night, Act I, Scene iv 

28."My love will always be here."

When you have been together for a while and want to express enduring love, use this quote from All's Well That Ends Well.

"My love as it begins shall so persevere."

All's Well That Ends Well, Act IV, Scene ii 

29. "My love is honorable."

When you know your love is pure and intend marriage, use this quote from All's Well That Ends Well.

"My love hath in it a bond,

Whereof the world takes note."

All's Well That Ends Well, Act I, Scene iii

You will be nothing but loved and adored.

You will be nothing but loved and adored.

30. "I will kiss you with pure love."

When you want to make a kiss extra-romantic, use this quote from Henry IV, Part 2.

"By my troth,

I kiss thee with a most constant heart."

Henry IV, Part 2, Act II, Scene iv

31. "My love for you is always new."

When you want to enhance a bouquet or gift with a special sentiment, use this quote from Shakespeare's Sonnet 76.

"For as the sun is daily new and old,

So is my love still telling what is told."

Sonnet 76

32. "I give you everything."

When you want to open your heart and share everything that is yours, use this quote from Two Gentlemen of Verona.

"And, that my love may appear plain and free,

All that was mine...I give to thee."

—Two Gentlemen of Verona, Act V, Scene iv 

33. "I will worship you."

When you want to praise your beloved and be passionate simultaneously, use this related quote from Two Gentlemen of Verona.

"Thou shalt be worshipp'd, kiss'd,

Loved and adored!"

Two Gentlemen of Verona, Act IV, Scene iv 

34. "I will always protect you."

When you want to show that you will always take care of someone, use this quote from Shakespeare's Sonnet 88.

"Such is my love, to thee I so belong,

That for thy right myself will bear all wrong."

Sonnet 88 

35. "I could kiss you forever."

When you want to be poetic and passionate, use this quote from Shakespeare's poem Venus and Adonis.

"There shall not be one minute in an hour

Wherein I will not kiss my sweet love's flower."

Venus and Adonis

36. "My love is real."

When you love your special person just the way they are and want to express that your love is down-to-earth, use this quote from Shakespeare's Sonnet 130.

"And yet, by heaven, I think my love as rare

As any she belied with false compare."

Sonnet 130

37. "I want to kiss you again and again."

Use this quote from Measure for Measure when you want to seal your love with a kiss and sound incredibly romantic.

"My kisses bring again, bring again;

Seals of love."

Measure for Measure, Act IV, Scene i

38. "I swear my love for you."

Use this quote from Cymbeline.

"Still, I swear I love you."

Cymbeline, Act II, Scene iii

39. "You are my ultimate love."

Use this quote from Two Gentlemen of Verona when you have found your perfection and plan to stay.

"The last step have brought me to my love;

And there I'll rest."

Two Gentlemen of Verona, Act II, Scene vii

Let Shakespeare Help You Speak Your True Love's Passion

Use Shakespeare quotes to add meaning and depth to your romantic expressions. It can sometimes be hard to think about what to say to your loved one that hasn't already been said before. Next time you have a romantic occasion, use one of these quotes to express your love originally.

Sources

  • Quotes selected and cited from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (open source).
  • Romans, Jule. (2021) I Speak My Love with Shakespeare: A Journal of Love.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2022 Jule Romans

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