75 Anniversary Quotes to Celebrate Your Marriage Milestones

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It’s hard to argue that the little things in life can often take over; the bills, the kids, the laundry, and a to-do list that never quits are certainly what drives our calendars. But when life moves at warp speed, there are so many things that can fall through the cracks, and, sadly, taking the time to share your feelings with your true love can be one of them.  

With all that happens day after day and month after month, there’s one day that’s reserved for you and your love to take a moment to stop and reflect. Whether you’ve been together for two years or 20, your anniversary will always be a special day. With any luck, you and your sweetheart can plan something fun and take some time off to enjoy each other’s company. And while delicious meals and candlelight may hit the mark, love notes never fail either.

We know that sometimes finding the right words can be difficult, so if you’re looking for some inspiration, here are 75 anniversary quotes to help you celebrate your marriage milestones, express your love, and maybe even remind you of why you chose to spend forever with them. 

Anniversary Quotes for Him 

  • "In case you ever foolishly forget: I am never not thinking of you.” — Virginia Woolf
  • "In all the world, there is no heart for me like yours. In all the world, there is no love for you like mine." — Maya Angelou
  • "Your voice is my favorite sound." — Unknown
  • "Whatever our souls are made of his and mine are the same." — Emily Brontë
  • “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
  • “Every love story is beautiful, but ours is my favorite.” — Unknown
  • "Real love stories never have endings." — Richard Bach
  • “Because of you, I laugh a little harder, cry a little less, and smile a lot more.” — Unknown 
  • "For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul." — Judy Garland

Anniversary Quotes for Her 

  • "Grow old with me, the best is yet to be." — Robert Browning
  • "I want you for always...days, years, eternities." — Franz Schubert
  • "I'm much more me when I'm with you." — Unknown 
  • “I love her, and that’s the beginning and end of everything.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • “The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.” — Audrey Hepburn
  • “When I follow my heart, it leads me to you.” — Unknown
  • "When I saw you I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew.” — Arrigo Boito 
  • ”In a sea of people, my eyes will always search for you.” — Unknown 

Funny Anniversary Quotes 

  • “Marriage is not just spiritual communion, it is also remembering to take out the trash.” — Joyce Brothers
  • "A wedding band is the smallest handcuff ever made, I’m glad I chose my cellmate wisely." — Unknown
  • “To keep your marriage brimming with love in the loving cup, whenever you’re wrong—admit it, whenever you’re right—shut up.” — Ogden Nash
  • “God proved two things when he brought us together: his genius and his sense of humor.” — Unknown
  • “Some people ask the secret of our long marriage. We take time to go to a restaurant two times a week. A little candlelight, dinner, soft music, and dancing...she goes Tuesdays, I go Fridays." — Henry Youngman
  • "All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” — Charles Schulz
  • “I love you more than coffee, but please don’t make me prove it.” — Elizabeth Evans
  • "I love being married. It's so great to find one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life." — Rita Rudner
  • “If you are lucky enough to find a weirdo, never let them go.” — Unknown
  • "You are the butter to my bread, and the breath to my life." — Julia Child
  • “Marriage is like a deck of cards: At the start, all you need is two hearts and a diamond, but after a while, you just wish you had a club and a spade!” — Unknown 
  • "Our wedding was many years ago. The celebration continues to this day.” — Gene Perret
  • “If two people love each other, nothing is impossible. Except deciding where to eat.” — Unknown 
  • "A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance, and tenacity. The order varies for any given year.” — Paul Sweeney

Romantic Anniversary Quotes

  • “I love you much most beautiful darling more than anyone on the earth and I like you better than everything in the sky.” — E.E. Cummings
  • "Because of you, I can feel myself slowly, but surely, becoming the me I have always dreamed of being.” — Tyler Knott Gregson
  • "The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along." — Rumi
  • “So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.” — Paulo Coelho
  • “If I know what love is, it is because of you.” — Herman Hesse
  • "I have found the one whom my soul loves.” — Unknown 
  • "For the two of us, home isn’t a place. It is a person. And we are finally home.” — Stephanie Perkins
  • "You. You are my good days.” — F.D. Soul
  • “Where there is love there is life.” — Mahatma Gandhi
  • "I was made and meant to look for you and wait for you and become yours forever." — Robert Browning
  • “When you meet the one who changes the way your heart beats, dance with them to that rhythm for as long as the song lasts.” — Kirk Diedrich
  • "A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.” — Mignon McLaughlin
  • “Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.” — Aristotle
  • "You are my today and all of my tomorrows.” — Leo Christopher 
  • "I will spend an eternity loving you, caring for you, respecting you, showing you every day that I hold you as high as the stars.” — Steve Maraboli
  • “If I had a flower for every time thought of you...I could walk through my garden forever.” — Alfred, Lord Tennyson
  • "You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back." — Barbara De Angelis
  • "To have you in my life is wondrous. Yet all good things, allegedly, come to an end, piffle, says I, for you, undoubtedly, will forever be my lover and best friend.” — John Walter Bratton
  • “I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride; so I love you because I know no other way.” — Pablo Neruda
  • "Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads, which sew people together through the years.” — Simone Signoret
  • “An anniversary is a time to celebrate the joys of today, the memories of yesterday, and the hopes of tomorrow.” — Unknown
  • "I swear I couldn’t love you more than I do right now, and yet I know I will tomorrow.” — Leo Christopher
  • "If you find me not within you, you will never find me. For I have been with you, from the beginning of me." — Rumi
  • "Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.” — Plato
  • "Loving is not just looking at each other, it's looking in the same direction." — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Anniversary Quotes From Songs 

  • “Forever can never be long enough for me/To feel like I've had long enough with you.” — "Marry Me" by Train 
  • “I'm not looking for another as I wander in my time/Walk me to the corner, our steps will always rhyme/You know my love goes with you, your love stays with me/It's just the way life changes, like the shoreline of the sea." — "Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye" by Leonard Cohen
  • "If you're lost, you can look and you will find me/Time after time." — "Time After Time" by Cyndi Lauper
  • “And all along I believed I would find you/Time has brought your heart to me/I have loved you for a thousand years/I'll love you for a thousand more." — "A Thousand Years" by Christina Perri 
  • “I could make you happy, make your dreams come true/Nothing that I wouldn't do/Go to the ends of the Earth for you/To make you feel my love." — "Make You Feel My Love" by Bob Dylan 
  • “How sweet it is to be loved by you.” — "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)" by Marvin Gaye
  • “All that you are is all that I’ll ever need.” — "Tenerife Sea" by Ed Sheeran
  • "Better than I was/more than I am/And all this happened/By taking your hand.” — "It's Your Love" by Tim McGraw

Anniversary Quotes From Literature

  • "Do I love you? My god, if your love were a grain of sand, mine would be a universe of beaches." —The Princess Bride by William Goldman
  • "Whatever our souls are made of his and mine are the same." — Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
  • "My heart is, and always will be, yours." — Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
  • ”I'm in love with you, and I'm not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things.” —The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  • "If equal affection cannot be, let the more loving one be me." — The More Loving One by W.H. Auden
  • “Those that truly love, have roots that grow towards each other underground. And when all the pretty blossoms have fallen from their branches, they find that they are one tree and not two.” — Captain Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis de Bernières 
  • "And I'd choose you; in a hundred lifetimes, in a hundred worlds, in any version of reality, I'd find you and I'd choose you.” — The Chaos of Stars by Kiersten White
  • "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." — Winnie the Pooh by A. A. Milne
  • "We loved with a love that was more than love.” — Annabel Lee by Edgar Allan Poe
  • "I am who I am because of you. You are every reason, every hope, and every dream I’ve ever had." The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
  • “Yours is the light by which my spirit's born: you are my sun, my moon, and all my stars.” — You Are My Sun, My Moon, and All My Stars by E.E. Cummings 

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