45 Quotes for a Happy Valentines Day

Since the start of human history we’ve tried to put words to our deep emotional experiences.

However, the more intense the experience, the more difficult they seem to be to put into words. Things like spirituality, suffering, loss, and love are all areas that have been explored deeply by the world’s greatest poets and thinkers.

Many of us haven’t been gifted with the capacity to express ourselves in this way. Fortunately, when we reflect on our love, relationships and romance, we can draw inspiration from the words of great men and women who came before us.

So whether you’re in love and you want to tell your partner how you feel or you’re just a bit of a romantic and you appreciate poetic reflections on human relationships, you’ll enjoy the following thoughts.

Here are 45 quotes for a Happy Valentines Day

On Love

“When someone loves you, the way they talk about you is different. You feel safe and comfortable.” – Jess C. Scott

“Come sleep with me: We won’t make Love, Love will make us.” – Julio Cortazar

“I no longer believed in the idea of soul mates, or love at first sight. But I was beginning to believe that a very few times in your life, if you were lucky, you might meet someone who was exactly right for you.” – Lisa Kleypas

“Why is it,” he said, one time, at the subway entrance, “I feel I’ve known you so many years?” “Because I like you,” she said, “and I don’t want anything from you.” – Ray Bradbury

“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” – Dr. Seuss

“The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too.” – Ernest Hemingway

“There is greatness in doing something you hate for the sake of someone you love.” – Shmuley Boteach

“Through my love for you, I want to express my love for the whole cosmos, the whole of humanity, and all beings. By living with you, I want to learn to love everyone and all species. If I succeed in loving you, I will be able to love everyone and all species on Earth… This is the real message of love.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

“You can’t force love, I realized. It’s there or it isn’t. If it’s not there, you’ve got to be able to admit it. If it is there, you’ve got to do whatever it takes to protect the ones you love.” – Richelle Mead

“To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow – this is a human offering that can border on miraculous.” – Elizabeth Gilbert

“The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.” – Victor Hugo

“The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.” – Helen Keller

“He is my world and my world is him and without him there is no world.” – Lauren Oliver

“If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. If they don’t, they never were.” – Kahlil Gibran

“When love is not madness it is not love.” – Pedro Calderon

On relationships

“The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.” – Carl Jung

“A guy and a girl can be just friends, but at one point or another, they will fall for each other…Maybe temporarily, maybe at the wrong time, maybe too late, or maybe forever” – Dave Matthews Band

“If a man wants you, nothing can keep him away. If he doesn’t want you, nothing can make him stay.” – Oprah Winfrey

“For the two of us, home isn’t a place. It is a person. And we are finally home.” – Stephanie Perkins

“When you struggle with your partner, you are struggling with yourself. Every fault you see in them touches a denied weakness in yourself.” – Deepak Chopra

“The best relationships in our lives are the best not because they have been the happiest ones, they are that way because they have stayed strong through the most tormentful of storms.” – Pandora Poikilos

“Well, it seems to me that the best relationships – the ones that last – are frequently the ones that are rooted in friendship.” – Gillian Anderson

“I cannot fix on the hour, or the spot, or the look or the words, which laid the foundation. It is too long ago. I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun.” – Jane Austen

“Never close your lips to those whom you have already opened your heart.” – Charles Dickens

“We have to recognise that there cannot be relationships unless there is commitment, unless there is loyalty, unless there is love, patience, persistence.” – Cornel West

“To say that one waits a lifetime for his soulmate to come around is a paradox. People eventually get sick of waiting, take a chance on someone, and by the art of commitment become soulmates, which takes a lifetime to perfect.” – Criss Jami

“It’s bullshit to think of friendship and romance as being different. They’re not. They’re just variations of the same love. Variations of the same desire to be close.” – Rachel Cohn

“I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgment; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.” – Brene Brown

“We all take different paths in life, but no matter where we go, we take a little of each other everywhere.” – Tim McGraw

“In order to be happy oneself it is necessary to make at least one other person happy.” – Theodor Reik

On Romance

“They didn’t agree on much. In fact, they didn’t agree on anything. They fought all the time and challenged each other every day. But despite their differences, they had one important thing in common. They were crazy about each other.” – Nicholas Sparks

“The very essence of romance is uncertainty.” – Oscar Wilde

“Just because I’m not forever by your side doesn’t mean that’s not precisely where I want to be.” – Stephanie Laurens

“My heart only ever had one thought, one want. One need. Despite all, in spite of all…All my heart has ever wanted is you.” – Stephanie Laurens

“Every woman wants a man who’ll fall in love with her soul as well as her body.” – Rainbow Rowell

“If you need something from somebody always give that person a way to hand it to you.” – Sue Monk Kidd

“Oh no. Don’t smile. You’ll kill me. I stop breathing when you smile.” – Tessa Dare

“I think you are wrong to want a heart. It makes most people unhappy. If you only knew it, you are in luck not to have a heart.” – L. Frank Baum

“When it comes to men who are romantically interested in you, it’s really simple. Just ignore everything they say and only pay attention to what they do.” – Randy Pausch

“Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.” – Elinor Glyn

“If music be the food of love, play on, Give me excess of it; that surfeiting, The appetite may sicken, and so die.” – William Shakespeare

“You know that when I hate you, it is because I love you to a point of passion that unhinges my soul.” – Julie de Lespinasse

“My soul will find yours.” – Jude Deveraux

“Every couple needs to argue now and then. Just to prove that the relationship is strong enough to survive. Long-term relationships, the ones that matter, are all about weathering the peaks and the valleys.” – Nicholas Sparks

“When one is in love, one always begins by deceiving one’s self, and one always ends by deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.” – Oscar Wilde


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