66 Valentine's Day Quotes From Funny to Inspiring

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Valentine’s Day is one of those holidays that people either love or hate. If you love it, it’s a day all about expressing appreciation and gratitude for those you love, whether that’s your partner, your friends, or your family. If you hate it, well, it’s just another day, except with more pink. And that’s something we can get on board with—regardless of the reason. 

The ven diagram of people who love Valentine’s Day and people who love writing letters is basically a circle. If you’re planning to send a love letter to your loved one this V-Day, but you’re not quite sure how to express all those warm, fuzzy feelings your partner gives you, get inspired with these Valentine’s Day quotes from writers, poets, artists, authors, and actors.

Whether their words perfectly capture everything you want to say or they encourage you to pen your own poem, let these quotes about love be the guide to helping show your partner what they mean to you.

Inspirational Valentine’s Day Quotes

  1. "Each time you love, love as deeply as if it were forever." — Audre Lorde
  2. "Love is when the desire to be desired takes you so badly that you feel you could die of it." — Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
  3. "One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love." — Sophocles
  4. "Loving is not just looking at each other, it’s looking in the same direction." — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  5. "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart." — Helen Keller
  6. "Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage." — Lao Tzu
  7. "For all of the things my hands have held, the best by far is you." — Anonymous
  8. "We loved with a love that was more than love." — Edgar Allan Poe
  9. "True love stories never have endings." — Richard Bach
  10. "For the two of us, home isn't a place. It is a person. And we are finally home." — Stephanie Perkins
  11. "The Eskimos had fifty-two names for snow because it was important to them: there ought to be as many for love." — Margaret Atwood
  12. "When we love we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too." — Paulo Coelho
  13. "Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place." — Zora Neale Hurston

Funny Valentine’s Day Quotes

  1. "You can't blame gravity for falling in love." — Albert Einstein
  2. "All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt." — Charles M. Schulz
  3. "Love is something sent from heaven to worry the hell out of you." — Dolly Parton
  4. "Marriage is like vitamins: we supplement each other's minimum daily requirements." — Kathy Mohnke
  5. "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
  6. "Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth or burn down your house, you can never tell." — Joan Crawford
  7. "Today is Valentine's Day—or, as men like to call it, Extortion Day!" — Jay Leno
  8. "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
  9. "Love is a grave mental disease." — Plato
  10. "Without Valentine’s Day, February would be...well, January." — Jim Gaffigan
  11. "What the world really needs is more love and less paperwork." — Pearl Bailey
  12. "Money can’t buy love, but it improves your bargaining position." — Christopher Marlowe
  13. "If love is the answer, could you please rephrase the question?" — Lily Tomlin
  14. "Look, there’s no metaphysics on earth like chocolates." — Fernando Pessoa
  15. "Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties." — Jules Renard
  16. "When love is not madness, it is not love." — Pedro Calderon de la Barca
  17. "The heart has its reason of which reason knows nothing." — Blaise Pascal
  18. "You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams." — Dr. Seuss
  19. "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

Famous Valentine’s Day Quotes

  1. "Whatever souls are made of, his and mine are the same." — Emily Brontë
  2. "I love her and it is the beginning of everything." — F. Scott Fitzgerald
  3. "There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved." — George Sand
  4. "Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone—we find it with another." — Thomas Merton
  5. "Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired." — Robert Frost
  6. "You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back." — Barbara De Angelis
  7. "Where there is love, there is life." — Mahatma Gandhi
  8. "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
  9. "You are my sun, my moon, and all of my stars." — E.E. Cummings
  10. "Loved you yesterday, love you still, always have, always will." — Elaine Davis
  11. "If I know what love is, it is because of you." — Hermann Hesse
  12. "Love is friendship that has caught on fire." — Ann Landers
  13. "I would rather share one lifetime with you than face all the ages of this world alone." — J.R.R. Tolkien
  14. "I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where." — Pablo Neruda
  15. "I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once." — John Green
  16. "To love at all is to be vulnerable." — C.S. Lewis
  17. "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
  18. "Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold." — Zelda Fitzgerald
  19. "If I had a flower for every time I thought of you...I could walk through my garden forever." — Alfred Tennyson

Romantic Valentine’s Day Quotes

  1. "I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you." — Paulo Coelho
  2. "We are most alive when we are in love." — John Updike
  3. "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
  4. "To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides." — David Viscott
  5. "You are my heart, my life, my one and only thought." — Conan Doyle
  6. "Every heart sings a song, incomplete until another heart whispers back." — Plato

    "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
  7. "If you remember me, then I don’t care if everyone else forgets." — Haruki Murakami
  8. "Love is a condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own." — Robert Heinlein
  9. "And suddenly all the love songs were about you." — Unknown
  10. "You don't love someone because they're perfect, you love in spite of the fact that they're not." — Jodi Picoult
  11. "When you love someone, you love the whole person as he or she is, and not as you would like them to be." — Leo Tolstoy
  12. "Love is like the wind, you can't see it, but you can feel it." — Nicholas Sparks
  13. "Love planted a rose, and the world turned sweet." — Katharine Lee Bates
  14. "Grow old with me! The best is yet to be." — Robert Browning
  15. "The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more, that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds." — Nicholas Sparks

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