37 Quotes About Love to Inspire Your Wedding Vows

They'll help you banish your pre-wedding writer's block once and for all.

Closeup of couples exchanging vows at wedding
Closeup of couples exchanging vows at wedding .

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It's easy to understand why couples want their wedding vows to be exceptional: The words they exchange during the ceremony are the beginning of the rest of their lives as a married couple. On a practical note, couples also want their vows to be engaging and interesting for family and friends in attendance. If you're struggling to find inspiration or are looking for a quote to help express how you feel about your significant other, considering adding quotes about love from movies to songs to literature.

Good quotes about love can add a lot to vows, explains Katelyn Peterson, a wedding vow writer based in New York City. "I advise my clients to focus on quotes that have special significance to their relationship," she says. "Use a quote that elevates your love story in a unique way." For example, if you and your fiancé are obsessed with The Office, don't hold back on the Jim and Pam quotes. If you aren't an avid fan of E.E. Cummings, skip those poems in favor of something that feels more representative of you as a couple.

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Katelyn Peterson is the founder of Katelyn's Wedding Words, a wedding vow writing company based in New York City.

There are many places to find good quotes about love, Peterson adds. "You can use Pinterest and Google, but these searches will cast a wide and generic net. To find quotes that are personal to you, start by thinking about what shows, books, movies, and songs you both adore. Then, look up those quotes and lyrics to see if any could weave nicely into your vows."

To get you started, we compiled a list of our favorite quotes about love from literature, music, television shows, and film.

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Living in a Dream

"You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams." —Dr. Seuss

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A Love That Lasts a Lifetime

"I look at you and see the rest of my life in front of my eyes." —Unknown

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Forever Changed

"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

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"How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard." —Winnie the Pooh

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A Nod to Disney

"I know they say there are a lot of fish in the sea, but you're my Nemo." —Unknown

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Destined to Be Together

"Whatever souls are made of, his and mine are the same." —Emily Brontë

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"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." —Harry from When Harry Met Sally

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A Lifetime of Love

"I swear I couldn't love you more than I do right now, and yet I know I will tomorrow." —Leo Christopher

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Complete Harmony

"Some souls just understand each other upon meeting." —N.R. Hart

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Never Let Go

"The best thing to hold onto in life is each other." —Audrey Hepburn

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No Substitute

"I would not wish any companion in the world but you." —William Shakespeare

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Growing Old Together

"Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be." —Robert Browning

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Sweet Determination

"The question isn't who's going to let me; it's who's going to stop me." —Ayn Rand

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Absolute Adoration

"When I look at you, I see everything I've ever wanted." —Anonymous

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Humorously Humble

"A marriage is always made up of two people who are prepared to swear that only the other one snores." —Terry Pratchett

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Eternal Love

"I would find you in any lifetime." —Kanye West

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Mate for Life

“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 from Friends

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Laughter Is Key

"Make sure you marry someone who laughs at the same things you do." —J.D. Salinger

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Loving Each Other's Flaws

"I look forward to a lifetime of joy growth, and constant mispronunciation of common words." —Cece from New Girl

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Making You Feel Better

“I’m sorry. You’re not easygoing, but you’re passionate, and that’s good. And when you get upset about the little things, I think that I’m pretty good about making you feel better about that. And that’s good, too. So, they can say that you’re high-maintenance, but it’s OK, because I like… maintaining you.” —Chandler from Friends

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A Lifetime Together

"It's like a long book that you never want to end. And you're fine with that because you just never ever want to leave it." —Pam Beesly from The Office

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Unexpected Love

"Sometimes you fall for someone you didn't expect, but that doesn't make it wrong." —Barney Stinson from How I Met Your Mother

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Love is the Point of Life

“If you don’t believe in love, what’s the point of living?” —Ron Swanson from Parks and Rec

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Loving All of You

"Cause all of me loves all of you. Love your curves and all your edges, all your perfect imperfections." —John Legend

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Loving the Way You Are

"And when you smile. The whole world stops and stares for a while. 'Cause girl, you're amazing. Just the way you are." —Bruno Mars

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Love in any Form

“It matters not who you love, where you love, why you love, when you love or how you love, it matters only that you love.” —John Lennon

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Passionate Kisses

"Kiss me. Kiss me as if it were the last time." —Casablanca

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Choosing You

“I wanted it to be you, I wanted it to be you so badly.” —Kathleen Kelly from You've Got Mail

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Doing the Hard Work

“So it’s not gonna be easy. It’s gonna be really hard. We’re gonna have to work at this every day, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, you and me, every day.” —Noah Calhoun from The Notebook

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Seeing Perfection

"To me, you are perfect." —Mark from Love Actually

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Love at First Sight

"You had me at hello." —Jerry Maguire

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How Souls Unite

"Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies." —Aristotle

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Hopelessly in Love

“I wish I knew how to quit you.” —Jack Twist from Brokeback Mountain

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Love Is Enough

"To love or have loved, that is enough. Ask nothing further." —Les Miserables

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Life Starts Now

"I came here tonight because 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." —Harry from When Harry Met Sally

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Providing for Your Needs

“And they would play hide-and-go-seek. And when he was tired, he would sleep in her shade.” —The Giving Tree

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A Life of Adventure

"A life lived in love will never be dull." —Leo Buscaglia 

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