Nearly every artist has written a quote about love that has stood the test of time. Like love itself, love quotes are eternal. Just as love inspires us, it has inspired countless writers, poets, artists, and musicians. When you survey the world’s great artworks, you’ll see that love has led to the most heartfelt, passionate outpourings of these artists’ souls, giving the world some of the best love quotes you will ever read.

Love Quotes are Everywhere

Love is everywhere. Nobody gets tired of singing, writing, or talking about it. From the cheerful rhymes of a “silly love song” to great, classic novels, you’ll find love quotes everywhere. Songs, books, and poems are sources of the world’s best love quotes, handed down from one generation to the next.

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The Wings of Love

What is it about love? It’s at the core of our existence and the most important emotion we feel. Love lets us put away our selfishness and focus fully on others. When you love, you want to share your joy and happiness with the whole world, and love sets you free to do that. Love, not Red Bull, gives you wings.

We’ve gathered 10 of the greatest quotes about love from some of the most romantic writers to put pen to paper. When feeling romantic, these love quotes will give you a new way to express your feelings. When you’re feeling low, these quotes about love will remind you that love is still there for you. Wrap yourself in these beautiful words and enjoy.

10 Greatest Love Quotes

“If I could save time in a bottle
The first thing that I’d like to do
Is to save every day
‘Til eternity passes away
Just to spend them with you.”
— Jim Croce, Time in a Bottle

“I will return. I will find you. Love you. Marry you. And live without shame.”
— Ian McEwen, Atonement

“Loretta, I love you. Not like they told you love is, and I didn’t know this either, but love don’t make things nice. It ruins everything. [Love] breaks your heart. It makes things a mess. We aren’t here to make things perfect. The snowflakes are perfect. The stars are perfect. Not us. Not us! We are here to ruin ourselves and to break our hearts and love the wrong people and die.”
— Ronny Cammareri, Moonstruck

“I cannot fix on the hour, or the look, or the words which laid the foundation. It is too long ago. I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun.”
— Jane AustenPride and Prejudice

“O I have been dilatory and dumb;
I should have made my way straight to you long ago;
… should have blabbed nothing but you, I should have chanted nothing but you.
I will leave all, and come and make the hymns of you.”
— Walt Whitman, To You

“Oh to be in love
And never get out again.”
— Kate Bush, To Be in Love

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And a few more love quotes…

“Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.”
— Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights

“I see your true colors
Shining through
I see your true colors
And that’s why I love you
So don’t be afraid to let them show
Your true colors
True colors are beautiful
Like a rainbow.”
— Cyndi Lauper, True Colors

“I want to tell you again, I love you. Our love has been the thread through the labyrinth, the net under the high-wire walker, the only real thing in this strange life of mine that I could ever trust.”
— Clare Abshire, The Time Traveler’s Wife

“Come, gentle night; come, loving, black-browed night;
Give me my Romeo; and when I shall die,
Take him and cut him out in little stars
And he will make the face of heaven so fine
That all the world will be in love with night.”
— William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

Final Thoughts on Love Quotes

If these love quotes have made you feel warm and lovey-dovey, that’s a good thing. Now go and whisper those special words to your special someone. You can never give or receive enough love; the best love quotes are the ones you share.

Has it been a while since you told your loved one how you feel? Now you have all the words you need to express your love.

What are your favorite quotes about love? Keep adding to your list, and you’ll never run out of ways to say those three little words.