Everyone has their own take on what love is, what it does and why it exists. Check out these quotes for a hint of romantic comedic inspiration. By Sarah Rogers
The awe-inspiring, life altering, euphoric and heartbreaking four-letter word L-O-V-E has inspired some legendary quotes over the ages. We’ve heard them before in numerous novels we’ve read, or movies we’ve watched. They’re inspiring, and when recited or played along the perfect soundtrack, can invoke tears from even the coldest of hearts. We’ve heard such quotes about love as:
Love like you’ll never be hurt. – William W. Purkey
Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind. – William Shakespeare
Love is like the wind, you can’t see it, but you can feel it. – Nicholas Sparks
Love must be as much a light, as it is a flame. – Henry David Thoreau
These quotes are written by famous authors and poets and resonate with many on the power that love can have over a person’s body and mind.
However, a lot more has been said about love, some of which have been extremely entertaining. The following list of 55 quotes about love may come from less famous authors, but definitely has an equal mix of truth, bitterness, hilarity and laughter.
This lists hopes to capture some of the best. Some quotes are from famous authors, artists and musicians, while others are from unknown authors that just have had either great or horrible luck with love.
On what love is
#1 Love is hiding who you are at all times. It’s wearing make-up to bed and going downstairs to Burger King to poop. – 30 Rock
#2 The great question, which I have not been able to answer, is “What does a woman want?” – Freud
#3 Love is an exploding cigar we willingly smoke. – Lynda Barry
#4 Love is like a faucet, it turns off and on. – Billie Holiday
#5 Love is telling someone their hair extensions are showing. – Natasha Leggero
#6 You call it madness, but I call it love. – Don Byas
#7 Love thy neighbor — and if he happens to be tall, debonair and devastating, it will be that much easier. – Mae West
On falling in love
#1 I was nauseous and tingly all over. I was either in love or I had smallpox. – Woody Allen
#2 Gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love. – Albert Einstein
#3 A guy knows he’s in love when he loses interest in his car for a couple of days. – Tim Allen
#4 People should fall in love with their eyes closed. – Andy Warhol
On sex and feeling sexy
#1 Love is the same as like, except you feel sexier. – Judith Viorst
#2 There is a place you can touch a woman that will drive her crazy. Her heart. – Melaine Griffith
#3 The last time I was inside a woman was when I went to the Statue of Liberty. – Woody Allen
#13 Love sucks. Sometimes it feels good. Sometimes it’s just another way to bleed. – Laurell K. Hamilton
#14 Only time can heal your broken heart, just as only time can heal his broken arms and legs. – Miss Piggy
#15 If your heart were really broken, you’d be dead. So shut up. – Unknown
Special Friends quotes about love
And to keep it light and funny, a few special Friends additions have been tacked onto the list, because most of us know that Monica, Chandler, Ross, Rachel, Joey and Phoebe have all had their own amazing and awful experiences in love. Their show might have been retired years ago, but their absolutely hilarious accounts of love have not been forgotten.
#1 I’m hopeless, and awkward and desperate for love. – Chandler
#2 (On flirting with the ladies) Hey! How you doin’. – Joey
#3 Because she’s your lobster… C’mon, you guys. It’s a known fact that lobsters fall in love and mate for life. You know what, you can actually see old lobster couples walkin’ around their tank, ya know, holding claws. – Phoebe
#4 He’s so pretty I want to cry. – Rachel
#5 (On the awkwardness of your ex dating someone new) Ah, love. L-O-V-E love. ‘L’ is for life. I mean what is life without love? O’ is for OH WOW! ‘V’ is for this very surprising turn of events, which I am *still* fine with by the way. ‘EEE’ is for how extremely normal I find it, that you two are together and that one day you might get married… and have children of your own. – Ross [Read: 8 ways to deal with your ex seeing someone new]
#6 I’m Monica. I’m disgusting. I stalk guys and keep their underpants. – Monica
#7 (On heartbreak) Your love is like a giant pigeon, crapping on my heart. – Phoebe
Keep these quotes in mind the next time you find yourself in a sticky situation in love. Who knows, these little gems of wisdom might just propel you towards a healthier perspective on love!
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