49 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, however, 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 50 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
  • "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 
  • "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
  • “The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.” — Audrey Hepburn
  • “When I follow my heart, it leads me to you.” — Unknown 
  • ”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
  • “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
  • “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 
  • “If two people love each other, nothing is impossible. Except deciding where to eat.” — Unknown 

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
  • "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 
  • “Where there is love there is life.” — Mahatma Gandhi
  • “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
  • “Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.” – Aristotle
  • "You are my today and all of my tomorrows.” — Leo Christopher 
  • “If I had a flower for every time thought of you...I could walk through my garden forever.” — Alfred Tennyson
  • “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 
  • “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
  • “An anniversary is a time to celebrate the joys of today, the memories of yesterday, and the hopes of tomorrow.” — Unknown

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
  • “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

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
  • ”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
  • "We loved with a love that was more than love.” — Annabel Lee by Edgar Allan Poe
  • “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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