100 Inspirational Love Quotes To Say I Love You

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Here's a little inspiration to tell your love how you really feel.

Here's the thing about romantic love — it's hard to put into words. But fortunately, these inspirational love quotes will make finding new ways to say "I love you" a whole lot easier.

When you fall in love, you want the other person to be happy, and being part of their happiness can inspire you to accomplish some of the most amazing feats you'll ever undertake. Loving and being loved can make you feel more fulfilled than you've ever been. And yet, while true love can get your creative juices flowing, many of us struggle to express exactly what we feel.

Inspirational quotes about love can help explain those butterflies you get in your stomach, that warm fuzzy feeling in your head, and the way your heart skips a million beats in your chest. Share them with your true love, and watch the magic happen.

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100 Inspirational Love Quotes To Say, "I Love You"

For Inspiration

1. Love is blind to imperfections

"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

2. How love feels

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

3. Love brings happiness

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

4. What you learn from love

"All, everything that I understand, I only understand because I love." — Leo Tolstoy

5. Why love matters

"I'm much more me when I'm with you."

6. Why love hurts

"It's a very dangerous state. You are inclined to recklessness and kind of tune out the rest of your life and everything that's been important to you. It's actually not all that pleasurable. I don't know who the hell wants to get in a situation where you can't bear an hour without somebody's company." — Colin Firth

7. How love colors your world

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

8. Love is giving

"To love is nothing. To be loved is something. But to love and be loved, that’s everything." — T. Tolis

9. Love is unselfish

"In order to be happy oneself it is necessary to make at least one other person happy." — Theodor Reik

10. All there is to say

"Maybe the only vow we ever need to offer the one we love is this: I will never, not for a sliver of a second, make you feel alone." — Tyler Knott Gregson

11. Love does not judge

"There's no substitute for a great love who says, 'No matter what's wrong with you, you're welcome at this table.'" — Tom Hanks

12. Love is strength

"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage." — Lao-Tzu

13. Love brings joy

"I have decided to stick to love; hate is too great a burden to bear." — Martin Luther King, Jr.

14. Where love lies

"Where there is love there is life." — Mahatma Gandhi

15. When their happiness means everything

"If I could give you one thing in life, I would give you the ability to see yourself through my eyes, only then would you realize how special you are to me."

16. When you know you won't have to fight your battles alone

"I can't promise to fix all your problems, but I can promise you won't have to face them all alone."

17. When the universe brought you together

"So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you." — Pablo Coelho

18. How love is poetic

"At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet." ― Plato

19. Love makes all the negative thoughts disappear

"His love roared louder than her demons."

20. Love is freedom

"One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love." ― Sophocles

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Memorable Love Quotes From Movies and Books

21. There is no greater lesson in life than love.

“The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love, and be loved in return.” — "Moulin Rouge"

22. How love works

"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." — Nicholas Sparks, "The Notebook"

23. When love is real

"You don't love someone because they're perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they're not." ― Jodi Picoult, "My Sister's Keeper"

24. Where love is, God is

"And remember, as it was written, to love another person is to see the face of God." — Victor Hugo, "Les Miserables"

25. Love without end

"I would rather spend one lifetime with you, than face all the ages of this world alone." — J.R.R. Tolkien, "Lord of The Rings"

26. Love means togetherness

"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, "Winnie the Pooh"

27. Love is a teacher

"If I know what love is, it is because of you." — Herman Hesse, "Narcissus and Goldmund"

28. Love is vulnerable

"Don’t forget I’m just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her." — Anna (Julia Roberts) to William (Hugh Grant) in "Notting Hill"

29. Love is crazy, mad, wonderful

"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 (Billy Crystal) in "When Harry Met Sally"

30. Love is magical

"You have bewitched me body and soul, and I love, I love, I love you." — Jane Austen's "Pride & Prejudice"

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Short and Sweet Love Quotes

31. It only takes one.

"Once I knew you I never wanted to know anyone else." — Leo Christopher

32. Why love hurts

"Pleasure of love lasts but a moment. Pain of love lasts a lifetime." — Bette Davis

33. How love works

"Love is like war: easy to begin but very hard to stop." — H. L. Mencken

34. When love means all your favorite memories are with each other

"I never want to stop making memories with you." — Pierre Jeanty

35. Love cannot be rushed

"You can't rush something you want to last forever."

36. When love makes everything else disappear

"We were together. I forget the rest." — Walt Whitman

37. When you can't help but write love letters

"P.S. I love you." — Cecelia Ahern

38. When your love is bigger than this Earth

"I love you past the moon and miss you beyond the stars." — J.M. Storm

39. When it's impossible to love anyone as much

"Love you more."

40. When you stick around when things get tough

"Saw your worst and I stayed."

41. When your love is your best friend

"I looked at him as a friend until I realized I loved him."

42. When your love is everything you've ever wanted

"Darling, you are all I ever wanted love to be."

43. When you don't want to live without your love

"You are what I need in my life. You are my one."

44. When your love was meant to be

"The first time you touched me, I knew I was born to be yours."

45. When love's kisses are addictive

"I'll never have enough of your lips."

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Love Quotes From Songs

46. Why love is important

"The greatest thing you'll ever learn Is to love and be loved in return." — Nat King Cole, "Nature Boy"

47. Love is give and take

"And in the end, the love you take, is equal to the love you make." — Sir Paul McCartney, "The End" (by The Beatles)

48. Love is everything

"All of me loves all of you." — John Legend, "All of Me"

49. When your love will last forever, no matter what

"However far away, I will always love you. However long I stay, I will always love you. Whatever words I say, I will always love you. I will always love you." — The Cure, "Lovesong"

50. True love keeps you safe.

"You and me together, through the days and nights. I don't worry 'cause everything's gonna be alright." — Alicia Keys, "No One"

51. When love remains true

"It was always you." — Maroon 5, "It Was Always You"

52. Because love is patient

""And when you’re needing your space to do some navigating, I’ll be here patiently waiting to see what you find." — Jason Mraz, "I Won't Give Up"

53. Love can bring you peace like you've never known

""Before the day I met you, life was so unkind. But you're the key to my peace of mind." — Aretha Franklin, "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman"

54. When no words can describe your love

"I love you more than I have ever found a way to say to you." — Ben Folds, "The Luckiest"

55. Love makes you sleep sweet

""You give me the most gorgeous sleep that I've ever had." — No Doubt, "Underneath It All"

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Cute Love Quotes

56. Love is silly

"All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt." — Charles Schulz

57. When your love is just as weird as you

"If you are lucky enough to find a weirdo, never let them go."

58. Because love makes everything beautiful

"Because I could watch you for a single minute and find a thousand things that I love about you."

59. When love makes you infatuated with every little thing they do

"I still haven't figured out how to sit across from you, and not be madly in love with everything you do." — William C. Hannan

60. When you're missing your other half

"In French, you don't say 'I miss you.' You say 'Tu me manques', which means 'you are missing from me.' I love that."

61. Love is for better or worse

"Real love doesn't meet you at your best. It meets you in your mess."

62. When you can listen to him talk for hours

"Your voice is my favorite sound."

63. When you're madly in love and don't care who knows it

"I am totally completely eye popping seriously groundbreaking passionately deliciously in love with you."

64. When love is defined by your person

"You're pretty much my most favorite of all time in the history of ever."

65. When you knew immediately this love was special

"I remember the first day I ever looking into your eyes and felt my entire world flip."

66. When you feel like being lovey-dovey

"I just wanna see you. Hold you. Hug you. Touch you. Kiss you. Cuddle with you. Love you."

67. When all you do is talk about your love

"You're all my heart ever talks about."

68. When you even love how much they bug you

"I love you. You annoy me more than I ever thought possible. But I want to spend every irritating minute with you."

69. When love lights up your phone

"You are my favorite notification."

70. When your relationship isn't perfect, but you wouldn't want it any other way

"We fight, we kiss, we hug, we text, we talk, we argue, we laugh, we smile, we love ... That's us."

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Romantic Love Quotes

71. Love is a choice

"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."

72. How you love like crazy

"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."

73. Love grow and grows

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

74. Love is life

"Thinking of you keeps me awake. Dreaming of you keeps me asleep. Being with you keeps me alive."

75. When love finds you

"We are shaped and fashioned by those we love." — Geothe

76. Love is wild and crazy

"When love is not madness it is not love." ― Pedro Calderón de la Barca

77. Love is untamed

"Love is an untamed force. When we try to control it, it destroys us. When we try to imprison it, it enslaves us. When we try to understand it, it leaves us feeling lost and confused." ― Paulo Coelho

78. How love should be

"Love is so short, forgetting is so long." ― Pablo Neruda

79. How love begins

"I wish I could turn back the clock. I'd find you sooner and love you longer."

80. Love is unselfish

"You know it's love when all you want is that person to be happy, even if you're not part of their happiness." — Julia Roberts

81. Love is the little things

"I hope you know that every time I tell you to get home safe, stay warm, have a good day, or sleep well what I am really saying is I love you. I love you so damn much that it is starting to steal other words' meanings."

82. How love lasts

"You don't love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear." — Oscar Wilde

83. Love is worth it

"'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all." — Alfred, Lord Tennyson

84. How love changes over time

"When I say I love you more, I don't mean I love you more than you love me. I mean I love you more than the bad days ahead of us, I love you more than any fight we will ever have. I love you more than the distance between us, I love you more than any obstacle that could try and come between us. I love you the most."

85. Love is unconditional

"I want you. All of you. Your flaws. Your mistakes. Your imperfections. I want you, and only you."

86. Love makes you lose your mind a little

"There is a madness in loving you, a lack of reason that makes it feel so flawless." — Leo Christopher

87. Love feels like coming home

"She knew she loved him when 'home' went from being a place to being a person." — E. Leventhal

88. Loves accepts you and all of your flaws

"Someone who really loves you sees what a mess you can be, how moody you can get, how hard you are to handle, but still wants you."

89. When you share the same sense of humor

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

90. When it's the little things that matter most

"If you only knew how much those little moments with you mattered to me."

91. When you found the person of your dreams

"How strange to dream of you even when I am wide awake." — d.j.

92. When your life will never be the same because love is in it

"Sometimes, someone comes into your life, so unexpectedly, takes your heart by surprise, and changes your life forever."

93. When every love song reminds you of your love

"And suddenly all the love songs were about you."

94. When love is the best decision you've made

"If I did anything right in my life, it was when I gave my heart to you."

95. When you go through life together

"I love that you are my person and I am yours, that whatever door we come to, we will open it together." — A.R. Asher

96. When you'll be in love forever

"I was, and I remain, utterly and completely and totally in love with you." — J.R. Ward

97. When your love is one of a kind

"And when I loved you, I realized, I have never truly loved anyone. I realized, I never will truly love anyone the way I love you."

98. When your love only grows deeper over time

"I fall more deeply in love with you, every single day."

99. When your love is the only one you'll ever want

"It's not being in love that makes me happy. It is the person that I am in love with that does."

100. When you're simply in love

"I love you, idiot." — "Gilmore Girls"

Do you have a favorite love quote? What do you find to the the best source of inspiration when it comes to saying what you feel? No matter what it is that makes you feel most romantic, your special someone is sure to appreciate you going out of your way to make sure they feel feel loved.

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