68 Valentine’s Day Quotes to Share with Loved Ones

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Say what you will about Valentine’s Day, but we can’t help feeling all warm and fuzzy as February 14 approaches. Whether your holiday celebration consists of a flower delivery or Chinese takeout, we can all appreciate an extra dose of affection. That’s why we’ve rounded up 68 of our favorite Valentine's Day quotes about love, romance and relationships. (Also, be sure to check out our other feel-good quotes on PureWow’s Inspirational Quotes Pinterest board.)

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1. “You and I are meant to be together. Period. The end. Cue happy-ending music.” – Dawson Leery, Dawson’s Creek

2. “I love her and that’s the beginning and end of everything.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

3. “But love, I’ve come to understand, is more than mumbling three words before bedtime.” – Nicholas Sparks, The Wedding

5. “All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” – Charles Schulz

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6. “Look, there’s no metaphysics on earth like chocolates.” – Fernando Pessoa

7. “Before you marry a person you should first make them use a computer with slow internet to see who they really are.” – Will Ferrell

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8. “Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” – Lucille Ball

9. “True love is singing karaoke ‘Under Pressure’ and letting the other person sing the Freddie Mercury part.” – Mindy Kaling

10. “I’m looking for love. Real love. Ridiculous, inconvenient, consuming, can’t-live-without-each-other love.” – Carrie Bradshaw, Sex and the City

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11. “It’s fate. It’s destiny. We both like burritos.” – Seth Cohen, The O.C.

12. “Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.” – Zelda Fitzgerald

13. “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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14. “Valentine's Day is just another day to truly love like there is no tomorrow.” ― Roy A. Ngansop

15. “True love is like little roses, sweet, fragrant in small doses.” ― Ana Claudia Antunes, Pierrot & Columbine

16. “Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze. ” ― Elinor Glyn

17. “To be brave is to love someone unconditionally, without expecting anything in return.” — Madonna

18. “To love at all is to be vulnerable. “ ― C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

19. “The single most extraordinary thing I've ever done with my life is fall in love with you.” — Beth Pearson, This Is Us

20. “You can't blame gravity for falling in love.” ― Albert Einstein

21. “Love is not just looking at each other, it's looking in the same direction.” ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Wind, Sand and Stars

22. “Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get, only with what you are expecting to give—which is everything.” — Katharine Hepburn

23. "Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, and therefore is winged Cupid painted blind." — William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream

24. “Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good times and bad. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.” — Ann Landers

25. “When you're lucky enough to meet your one person, then life takes a turn for the best. It can't get better than that.” — John Krasinski

26. "A simple 'I love you' means more than money." — Frank Sinatra, "Tell Her"

27. “If I had a flower for every time I thought of you...I could walk through my garden forever.” ― Alfred Tennyson

28. “Love is when you're committed to helping somebody with their life. Helping them to suffer less, helping them to manage their minds and their emotions.” — Will Smith

29. “Love is like the wind, you can't see it but you can feel it.” ― Nicholas Sparks, A Walk to Remember

30. “Love by giving and by taking. Give and be given.” — Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

31. “You can’t measure love by time put in, but the weight of those moments. Some in life are light, like a touch. Others, you can’t help but stagger beneath.” ― Sarah Dessen, Once and for All

32. “You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” ― Dr. Seuss

33. “Love to me is someone telling me 'I want to be with you for the rest of my life, and if you needed me to, I’d jump out of a plane for you.'” — Jennifer Lopez

34. “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

35. “Love is an endless act of forgiveness.” — Beyoncé

36. “Love liberates. It doesn't just hold—that's ego.” — Maya Angelou

37. “There's no bad consequence to loving fully, with all your heart. You always gain by giving love.” — Reese Witherspoon

38. “I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.” ― Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

39. “Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.” — Zora Neale Hurston

40. “I fall in love with myself, and I want someone to share it with me. I want someone to share me, with me.” — Eartha Kitt

41. “If you find someone you love in your life, then hang on to that love.” — Princess Diana

42. “Love is a game that two can play and both win.” ― Eva Gabor

43. “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

44. “Love is an element. Like air to breathe, earth to stand on.” ― Laini Taylor, Daughter of Smoke & Bone

45. “A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love.” — Max Muller

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46. “If grass can grow through cement, love can find you every time.” — Cher

47. "I love being married. It's so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life." – Rita Rudner

48. "When you're comfortable with someone you love, the silence is the best." – Britney Spears

49. “Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.” — Robert Frost

50. "Love is not only something you feel, it is something you do.” — David Wilkerson

51. “I used to think this day was a conspiracy of chocolatiers and florists, but I realize that taking a day out of our busy lives to celebrate the love in our lives is so important and should be every day.” — Ian Somerhalder

52. “Everything is clearer when you're in love.” – John Lennon

53. “Your flaws are perfect for the heart that's meant to love you.” — Trent Shelton

54. “They invented hugs to let people know you love them without saying anything.” — Bil Keane

55. The vulnerability of opening your heart fully and deeply to another is terrifying, but at a point in my fifties, I realized that I had to step up to the plate." — Jane Fonda

56. “Valentine’s Day is one of those things that if I have a boyfriend, I love it and I think it’s the greatest thing in the world. And if I’m single, I just wish the day never existed.” — Nina Dobrev

57. “Love is the hardest habit to break and the most difficult to satisfy.” — Drew Barrymore

58. "I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once." – John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

59. "If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love." – Maya Angelou

60. "There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved." – George Sand

61. "There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment." – Sarah Dessen

62. “Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around.” – Bob Marley

63. “The real love is the man who can thrill you just by kissing your head or smiling into your eyes or just by staring into space.” — Marilyn Monroe

64. “Love doesn't make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.” — Franklin P. Jones

65. "You don't love someone because they're perfect, you love in spite of the fact that they're not." – Jodi Picoult

66. "The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return." — Nat King Cole

67. “Love is just a word until someone comes along and gives it meaning.” — Paulo Coelho

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“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

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