Love has been the lyrical subject of poems, literature, and artwork for millennia, leaving us with a seemingly never-ending collection of the perfect quotes to describe every romantic feeling and situation. From Oscar Wilde to Dr. Seuss, from Lao Tzu to Drew Barrymore, the range of applicable offerings is vast.
And if you need to find that special little something to say to the lady in your life but just can’t quite seem to find the words yourself, you could do a lot worse than to look down our list of the top 40 romantic quotes to make her heart melt. Enjoy!
Romantic quotes for her
#1 “If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.” -A. A. Milne
#2 “You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” -Dr. Seuss [Read: How to be romantic without being cheesy]
#3 “Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.” -Aristotle
#4 “Trust your heart if the seas catch fire, live by love though the stars, walk backward.” -e.e. cummings
#5 “And ever has it been known that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.” -Khalil Gibran [Read: 10 survival tips for every long distance relationship]
#6 “If nothing saves us from death, at least love should save us from life.” -Pablo Neruda
#7 “Love is that condition in the human spirit so profound that it allows me to survive, and better than that, to thrive with passion, compassion, and style.” -Maya Angelou
#8 “True love is eternal, infinite, and always like itself. It is equal and pure, without violent demonstrations: it is seen with white hairs and is always young in the heart.” -Honoré de Balzac [Read: How to know if you are truly in love]
#9 “Love, whether newly born or aroused from a deathlike slumber, must always create sunshine, filling the heart so full of radiance, this it overflows upon the outward world.” -Nathaniel Hawthorne
#10 “You must love in such a way that the person you love feels free.” -Thich Nhat Hanh [Read: How to handle controlling behavior in a relationship]
#11 “Love is when the other person’s happiness is more important than your own.” -H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
#12 “We are all a little weird and life’s a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.” -Dr. Seuss [Read: 14 signs you’re getting too comfortable with each other]
#13 “Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.” -Oscar Wilde
#14 “Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.” -Carolyn Gold Heilbrun
#15 “First best is falling in love. Second best is being in love. Least best is falling out of love. But any of it is better than never having been in love.” -Maya Angelou
#16 “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” -Maya Angelou
#17 “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” -Lao Tzu [Read: How to ask a girl out when you’re a shy guy]
#18 “Love seeketh not itself to please, nor for itself hath any care, but for another gives its ease, and builds a Heaven in Hell’s despair.” -William Blake
#19 “Romance like a ghost escapes touching; it is always where you are not, not where you are. The interview or conversation was prose at the time, but it is poetry in the memory.” -George William Curtis
#20 “To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.” -David Viscott
#21 “If you love a flower, don’t pick it up. Because if you pick it up, it dies and it ceases to be what you love. So if you love a flower, let it be. Love is not about possession. Love is about appreciation.” -Osho [Read: 16 ways to show appreciation for someone you love]
#22 “If you don’t love me, it does not matter, I can love for both of us.” -Stendhal
#23 “A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love.” -Max Muller
#24 “The sweetest of all sounds is that of the voice of the woman I love.” -Jean de la Bruyà¨re
#25 “Kisses, even to the air, are beautiful.” -Drew Barrymore
#26 “What is love? It is the morning and the evening star.” -Sinclair Lewis
#27 “There are all kinds of love in this world but never the same love twice.” -F. Scott Fitzgerald
#28 “When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.” –When Harry Met Sally
#29 “Love is the silent saying and saying of a single name.” -Mignon McLaughlin
#30 “If I know what love is, it is because of you.” -Herman Hesse [Read: How your first love affects your future relationships]
#31 “I swear I couldn’t love you more than I do right now, and yet I know I will tomorrow.” -Leo Christopher
#32 “Of all the music that reached farthest into heaven, it is the beating of a loving heart.” -Henry Ward Beecher
#33 “I saw that you were perfect, and so I loved you. Then I saw that you were not perfect and I loved you even more.” -Angelita Lim
#34 “Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.” -Antoine de Saint-Exupery
#35 “A shiny ring isn’t romantic to me. Thought and love into what you do for the person you’re in love with—that’s romance.” -Sasha Grey [Read: What is the best way to propose to your girlfriend]
#36 “The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.” -Helen Keller
#37 “A most mediocre person can be the object of a love which is wild, extravagant, and beautiful as the poison lilies of the swamp.” -Carson McCullers, The Ballad of the Sad Café
#38 “All the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action.” -James Russell Lowell [Read: 11 sweet and intimate ways to show how much you care]
#39 “There could have been no two hearts so open, no tastes so similar, no feelings so in unison.” -Jane Austen, Persuasion
#40 “Were I to recite to you every thought, word, and poem that had ever been expressed on the matter of love, from the dawn of time ‘til the very present, I would still be no nearer to describing the depth of these feelings that belong, alone, to you.” –Philip Hegarty
Whether you’re newly in love or in a long-term relationship, reminding your girl of how much she means to you is a great way to foster growth and bonding in any relationship. While constant compliments and love quotes can come off as a bit trite and overdone, a perfectly placed romantic quote can absolutely leave your special someone weak in the knees. [Read: 30 more romantic love quotes from books and literature]
Try out a few of these romantic love quotes on your girl, and witness her melt into your arms. As long as they are said with sincerity, any one of the above sayings can be the perfect words to elicit that starry-eyed feeling.
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