50 Engagement Quotes for You and Your Future Spouse

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Engagements are pretty momentous occasions. It’s the start of a new chapter in your life, and it’s full of promise and possibilities. Of course, once the question has been popped, the first thing you’ll want to do is share (or shout!) your new status from the rooftops. You should know, however, that there are far more efficient ways to get the word out. A fabulous social media post or a save-the-date card should do nicely. But whichever one you choose, you’ll still need the right words to get the message out. 

Undoubtedly, finding the words that truly capture the magnitude of the moment can be daunting. Still, you’ll be happy to know (and perhaps even a bit relieved) that the internet abounds with plenty of inspiration. But in true 21st-century form, there’s so much to do and so little time. So to help you expedite that social post or snail mail, here are 50 engagement quotes about love and marriage that you can use to share your wonderful news with your dearest but maybe not so nearest.

Romantic Engagement Quotes

  • "The best thing to hold onto in life is each other." — Audrey Hepburn
  • "True love stories never have endings." — Richard Bach
  • "Marriages, like a garden, take time to grow. But the harvest is rich unto those who patiently and tenderly care for the ground." — Darlene Schach
  • "It’s amazing how one day someone walks into your life, and suddenly, you can’t remember how you lived without them." — Anurag Prakash Ray
  • "Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads, which sew people together through the years." — Simone Signoret
  • "A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person." — Mignon McLaughlin
  • "You don’t marry the person you can live with, you marry the person you can’t live without." — Unknown
  • "The best time to love with your whole heart is always now, in this moment, because no breath beyond the current is promised." — Fawn Weaver
  • "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
  • "Engagement marks the end of a whirlwind romance and beginning of an eternal love story." — Rajeev Ranjan
  • "My whole heart for my whole life." — French Saying
  • "I have found the one my soul loves." — Song of Songs 3:4
  • "You see, there is not much that I want to share with you but my love that is true." ― Anonymous
  • "Love doesn’t make the world go ’round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile." – Franklin P. Jones
  • "I couldn’t have dreamed you into existence because I didn’t even know I needed you. You must have been sent to me." — Kamand Kojouri
  • "To love and to be loved is to feel the sun from both sides." — David Viscott

Engagement Quotes From Famous Poets and Authors

  • "I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate then when I fall asleep your eyes close." — Pablo Neruda
  • "I would rather share one lifetime with you than face all the ages of this world alone." — J. R. R. Tolkien
  • "Love rests on no foundation. It is an endless ocean, with no beginning or end." — Rumi
  • "If I had a flower for every time thought of you...I could walk through my garden forever." — Alfred Tennyson
  • "Let there be spaces in your togetherness, And let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: Let it be rather a moving sea between the shores of your souls." — Kahlil Gibran
  • "If I know what love is, it is because of you." – Herman Hesse
  • "The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you, not knowing how blind I was. Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along." — Rumi
  • "I love you not only for what you are but for what I am when I am with you." — Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  • "Loving you never was an option. It was a necessity." — Unrequited by Truth Devour
  • "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,

Engagement Quotes From Historical Figures

  • "When you trip over love, it is easy to get up. But when you fall in love, it is impossible to stand again." — Albert Einstein
  • "Every heart sings a song, incomplete until another heart whispers back." — Plato 
  • "Where there is love there is life." — Mahatma Gandhi
  • "One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love." — Sophocles
  • "People are weird. When we find someone with weirdness that is compatible with ours, we team up and call it love." — Dr. Seuss
  • "Remember tonight, for it is the beginning of always." — Dante Alighieri

Engagement Quotes From Literature

  • "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
  • "I wish you to know that you have been the last dream of my soul." —Charles Dickens
  • "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
  • "Soul meets soul on lovers’ lips." — Prometheus Unbound by Percy Bysshe Shelley
  • "You are my heart, my life, my one and only thought." — Arthur Conan Doyle
  • "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
  • "My heart is, and always will be, yours." — Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen 
  • "You are the most important thing to me now. The most important thing to me ever." — Twilight by Stephanie Meyer 
  • "So it's not gonna be easy. It's gonna be really hard, and we're gonna have to work at this every day. But I wanna do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever. You and me. Every day." — The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
  • "You have bewitched me, body and soul, and I love, I love, I love you. I never wish to be parted from you from this day on." — Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • "Here's to all the places we went. And all the places we'll go. And here's to me, whispering again and again and again and again: I love you." — An Abundance of Katherines by John Green 
  • "We loved with a love that was more than a love." — Annabelle Lee by Edgar Allan Poe
  • "Wherever you are is my home, my only home." — Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Engagement Quotes From Films

  • "You are, and always have been, my dream." — The Notebook 
  • "Some people are worth melting for."— Olaf, Frozen 
  • "You complete me." — Jerry Maguire 

Engagement Quotes From Songs

  • "I've been all around the world/Marching to the beat of a different drum/But just lately I have realized/Baby, the best is yet to come" — "Someone Like You" by Van Morrison   
  • "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" — "To Make You Feel My Love" Bob Dylan

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