77 Sweet Couple Quotes About Love and Relationships

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Anyone who is brave enough to fall in love knows that doing so is a risk. Whether it was love at first sight or a slow burn that developed after years of friendship, every love story is unique—but each also has a lesson to learn from it. Luckily, people aren’t shy about sharing their findings over the years. From filling literature and film with relatable or profound thoughts to celebrities and historical figures sharing their experiences with a touch of humor or optimism, society hasn’t held back when it comes to their thoughts on love.

For words of encouragement or inspiration to keep looking for "the one," keep a notebook handy with your favorite quotes about love and relationships.

Some quotes are swoon-worthy and fitting for romantic anniversaries while others are insightful pieces of advice that engaged couples should consider before marriage. And then there are those that are just downright hysterical and only come from countless years of wedded “bliss.” 

Whether you’re looking for love, falling head over heels, or have years of hard-earned experience, we’ve rounded up 77 diverse couple quotes on love and marriage for both the hopeless romantics and realists at heart. 

  1. "It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them." — Agatha Christie
  2. "Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down." — Oprah Winfrey
  3. "Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time." — Maya Angelou
  4. "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." — Nora Ephron
  5. "Where there is love there is life." — Mahatma Gandhi
  6. "I love her and it is the beginning of everything." — F. Scott Fitzgerald
  7. “If you find someone you love in your life, then hang on to that love.” — Princess Diana
  8. “One of the keys to a successful marriage is separate bathrooms. When he enters my bathroom sometimes I’m like, ‘Why are you in here?’ And he’s like, ‘I live here. Can I enjoy my bathroom, too?’” — Michelle Obama
  9. "The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves." — Victor Hugo
  10. "Never love anyone who treats you like you're ordinary." — Oscar Wilde
  11. "Husband secretly lowers the thermostat and I secretly turn it back up. We both vehemently deny touching it. Marriage is fun." — Stephanie Ortiz
  12. “Remember that creating a successful marriage is like farming: you have to start over again every morning.” — H. Jackson Brown, Jr
  13. "Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies." — Aristotle
  14. "Passion makes the world go round. Love just makes it a safer place." — Ice-T
  15. “I love being married. It's so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.” — Rita Rudner
  16. "To be brave is to love someone unconditionally, without expecting anything in return." — Madonna
  17.  "There is always madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness." — Friedrich Nietzsche
  18. "Love is something sent from heaven to worry the hell out of you." — Dolly Parton
  19. "When you are missing someone, time seems to move slower, and when I'm falling in love with someone, time seems to be moving faster." —​ Taylor Swift
  20. “You know there is a name for people who are always wrong about everything all the time... husband!” — Bill Maher
  21. “There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves; it is not my nature.” — Jane Austen
  22. "You know it's love when all you want is that person to be happy, even if you're not part of their happiness." — Julia Roberts
  23. "When you're lucky enough to meet your one person, then life takes a turn for the best. It can't get better than that." — John Krasinski
  24. “Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards.” — Benjamin Franklin
  25. "Husbands are like wine, they take a long time to mature." — Donatella in Letters to Juliet
  26. “I am a very committed wife. And I should be committed, too—for being married so many times.” – Elizabeth Taylor
  27. "Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth or burn down your house, you can never tell." — Joan Crawford
  28. "We are most alive when we are in love." — John Updike
  29. “I think you have different soulmates throughout your life, that your soul needs different things at different times. I do believe in love. I will always believe in love, but my idea has changed from what I've always thought." —​ Kim Kardashian
  30. "Who won in life? Me. Because I got to marry you." — Chip Gaines
  31. “When a man opens a car door for his wife, it’s either a new car or a new wife.”— Prince Philip
  32. "Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired." — Robert Frost
  33. "Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get, only with what you are expecting to give—which is everything." —​ Katharine Hepburn
  34. "Before you marry a person you should first make them use a computer with slow Internet to see who they really are." — Will Ferrell
  35. “Marriage is like a tense, unfunny, version of Everybody Loves Raymond. Only it doesn't last twenty-two minutes. It lasts forever." — Pete in Knocked Up
  36. "Being in love is the worst. I mean it’s the best, but it's so hard and scary to open your heart to someone. But the point is, vulnerability is the key to happiness. Vulnerable people are powerful people." —​ Amy Poehler
  37. "The giving of love is an education in itself." — Eleanor Roosevelt
  38. “A man's main job is to protect his woman from her desire to ‘get bangs’ every other month." — Dax Shepard
  39. "Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage." — Lao Tzu
  40. “Spend a few minutes a day really listening to your spouse. No matter how stupid his problems sound to you." — Megan Mullally
  41. “People say, 'Jeez, it must be hard to stay married in show business.' I think it's hard to stay married anywhere, but if you marry the right person, it might work out.” — Tom Hanks
  42. “Make sure you have date night even if it's once in a blue moon because most of the time you’re just too tired and you’d actually prefer to sleep." — Chris Hemsworth
  43. “I feel like you have to get to know yourself, know what you want, spend some time by yourself, and be proud of who you are before you can share that with someone else.” — Beyoncé
  44. "I married for love but the obvious side benefit of having someone around to find my glasses cannot be ignored." — Cameron Esposito
  45. "True love is singing karaoke 'Under Pressure' and letting the other person sing the Freddie Mercury part." —​ Mindy Kaling
  46. "Look, you want to know what marriage is really like? Fine. You wake up, she's there. You come back from work, she's there. You fall asleep, she's there. You eat dinner, she's there. You know? I mean, I know that sounds like a bad thing, but it's not." — Ray Barone, Everybody Loves Raymond
  47. "Did you know that the institution of marriage was created when the average person lived to the age of 30?" — Kim in The Last Kiss
  48. “You go, ‘You make me laugh, you make me smile, you make me feel loved, you make me food.'" — Nikki Glaser recalling Amy Schumer’s wedding vows
  49. “I'm just a diaper-changing facility hooked up to a life-support system, but my wife, she's breakfast, lunch, and dinner. She's a human Denny's all day long...and it never ends for her. She's the most beautiful Denny's you've ever seen though, I guarantee it.” — Ryan Reynolds
  50. "Because I always say, if you're married for 50 years, and 10 of them are horrible, you're doing really good!" — Michelle Obama
  51. “I’m just a big believer in ‘you must love yourself before you can love anybody else,’ and I think for me that breeds the most inspired relationships.” — Scarlett Johansson
  52. “You might not have been my first love, but you were the love that made all the other loves irrelevant.” — Rupi Kaur
  53. “By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you will be happy. If you get a bad one, you will be a philosopher.” — Socrates
  54. “We have a couple of rules in our relationship. The first rule is that I make her feel like she’s getting everything. The second rule is that I actually do let her have her way in everything. And, so far, it’s working.” – Justin Timberlake
  55. “I’d like to publicly thank my husband [Dax Shepard] for changing half the diapers in our house. I hope he changes all of mine one day…” — Kristen Bell
  56. "Being a good husband is like being a stand-up comic. You need 10 years before you can call yourself a beginner." — Jerry Seinfeld
  57. “Always get married in the morning. That way if it doesn’t work out, you haven’t wasted the whole day.” — Mickey Rooney
  58. "After about 15 years I finally figured out that she's always right. So surprisingly we just stopped fighting after that." — Barack Obama
  59. “Marriage is not just spiritual communion and passionate embraces; marriage is also three-meals-a-day and remembering to carry the trash out.” — Joyce Brothers
  60. “The best way to get most husbands to do something is to suggest that perhaps they’re too old to do it.” — Anne Bancroft
  61. “My wife and I have been married for 21 years, and without a doubt, the hardest times we've faced were those times when we hated each other.” — Andy Richter
  62. “My wife didn't take my name which isn't weird but what's weird is when people think it's weird like we're on a first-name basis anyway.” — Mark Agee
  63. “The first draft of my vows, which I wrote the day after we got engaged, clocked in at around 70 pages.” – Leslie Knope in Parks and Recreation
  64. "We just like each other. You start there...I still can't believe my wife goes out with me. If we were in high school and I was just funny, I'd never have the courage to talk to her." — Tom Hanks
  65. “Personally, I love a great love story.” — Meghan Markle
  66. “Love, gratitude, compassion, because sometimes every man or every woman will drive their partner crazy.” — Goldie Hawn
  67. "Marriage is like a graph—it has its ups and downs and as long as things bounce back up again, you’ve got a good marriage. If it heads straight down, then you’ve got some problems!" — Dame Julie Andrews
  68. "A simple 'I love you' means more than money." — Frank Sinatra
  69. "The central idea of love is not even a relationship commitment, the first thing is a personal commitment to be the best version of yourself with or without that person that you're with. You have to every single day—mind, body, and spirit—wake up with a commitment to be better." — Will Smith
  70. “There are only three things women need in life: food, water and compliments.” — Chris Rock
  71. “My most brilliant achievement was my ability to persuade my wife to marry me.” — Winston Churchill
  72. "Michelle’s like Beyoncé in that song, ‘Let me upgrade ya!’ She upgraded me." — Barack Obama
  73. “Marriage has no guarantees. If that’s what you’re looking for, go live with a car battery.” — Erma Bombeck
  74. “Only married people can understand how you can be miserable and happy at the same time." — Chris Rock
  75. “We were married for better or worse. I couldn’t have done better and she couldn’t have done worse.” — Henny Youngman
  76. "She's your lobster. Come on, you guys. It's a known fact that lobsters fall in love and mate for life. You can actually see old lobster couples, walking around their tank, you know, holding claws." – Phoebe Buffay in Friends
  77. “Just found out the wife is writing a book about our honeymoon, called '50 Shades of Just O.K.'” — Conan O'Brien

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