Love is one of the most powerful, transformative and enchanting feelings that we experience in our lives.
We don’t need Valentine’s Day to whisper the words of these beautiful and famous quotes on love to our lovers.
Whether it be in the form of a card, a hand-written note or a text message in the middle of the day, all of us can appreciate being reminded not just how much we are loved, but all the ways we view the unique love that we share with our partners.
Save these for just the right moment. Choose ones that speak to you about your own love affair.
Know that words of intimacy and passion, unexpectedly given to the person you love when they are least expecting it, is one of the key ingredients to keeping the fires hot and your love alive.
“Love is a temporary madness. It erupts like volcanoes and then subsides. And when it subsides, you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part.” ~ Louis de Bernieres
“If you love a flower, don’t pick it up. Because if you pick it up, it dies and it ceases to be what you love. So if you love a flower, let it be. Love is not about possession. It is about appreciation.” ~ Osho
“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.” ~ Billy Crystal to Meg Ryan in When Harry Met Sally (Great if you’re about to propose)!
“The heart wants what it wants. There’s no logic to these things. You meet someone and you fall in love and that’s that.” ~ Woody Allen
“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” ~ Dr. Seuss
“I choose you. And I’ll choose you over and over and over. Without pause, without a doubt, in a heartbeat. I’ll keep choosing you.” ~ (Unknown)
“We’re all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness–and call it love–true love.” ~ Robert Fulghum, True Love
“I realized I was thinking of you, and I began to wonder how long you’d been on my mind. Then it occurred to me: Since I met you, you’ve never left.” ~ (Unknown)
“I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. I love you not only for what you have made of yourself, but for what you are making of me.” ~ Roy Croft
“You have bewitched me, body and soul.” ~ Pride and Prejudice
“There is a madness in loving you, a lack of reason that makes it feel so flawless.” ~ Leo Christopher
“The best love is the kind that awakens the soul; that makes us reach for more, that plants the fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. That’s what I hope to give you forever.” ~ The Notebook
“I’m scared of walking out of this room and never feeling the rest of my whole life the way I feel when I’m with you.” ~ Patrick Swayze in Dirty Dancing
“It’s one thing to fall in love. It’s another to feel someone else fall in love with you, and to feel a responsibility toward that love.” ~ David Levithan, Every Day
And last but not least, here’s the one I hope someone says to me one day:
“I want to be the friend you fall hopelessly in love with. The one you take into your arms and into your bed and into the private world you keep trapped in your head. I want to be that kind of friend. The one who will memorize the things you say as well as the shape of your lips when you say them. I want to know every curve, every freckle, every shiver of your body. Yes, I do want to be your friend. I want to be your best friend in the entire world.” ~ Tahereh Mafi, Unravel Me
Author: Dina Strada
Editor: Renée Picard