26 Love Quotes to Add to Your Valentine’s Day Cards
Instead of struggling to find the perfect sentiment, tap these authors, producers, journalists, poets, and writers for their most inspiring and awe-inducing love quotes of all time.
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For the one who loves you most
“Nobody puts Baby in a corner.” —Johnny (Patrick Swayze), from Dirty Dancing. We start off this collection of Valentine’s Day quotes with one of the most iconic movie lines of all time. These are the 30 dreamiest vintage Valentine’s Day cards you’ll wish you had received.
For the moment you just know
“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 Burns (Billy Crystal), from When Harry Met Sally. Get ready for romantic Valentine’s Day quotes galore with the most romantic movies to watch on February 14.
For the person who loves you, warts and all
“In my opinion, the best thing you can do is find someone who loves you for exactly what you are. Good mood, bad mood, ugly, pretty, handsome, what have you.” —Mac MacGuff (J.K. Simmons), from Juno.
For when you finally meet them
“I wanted it to be you, I wanted it to be you so badly.” —Kathleen Kelly (Meg Ryan), from You’ve Got Mail.
For what a difference the right person makes
“I am who I am because of you.” —Noah (Ryan Gosling), from The Notebook. Relive 25 more of the most famous movie quotes of all time.
For an ageless reminder
“All you need is love. Love is all you need.” —John Lennon of The Beatles. Don’t miss these real-life love stories about finding “The One.”
For getting through a difficult time
“Where there is great love, there are always miracles.” —Willa Cather, American writer.
For cherishing the littlest things
“Where there is love there is life.” —Mahatma Gandhi, Hindu leader. Love and peace often go hand in hand, as these moving quotes about peace from world leaders reveal.
For the power of your bond
“Love conquers all.” —Virgil, Roman poet. These are the 13 dreamiest Valentine’s Day adventures for couples.
For when you find your best friend
“Love is friendship set to music.” —Jackson Pollock, American painter. Check out some unique—and, of course. romantic—Valentine’s Day traditions from around the world.
For the person you’d always put before yourself
“Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.” —Robert A. Heinlein, American science-fiction writer. These greeting card stories are cute and memorable.
For a not-so-gentle reminder
“You have no idea how strong my love is!” —Elizabeth Gilbert, American writer. These Valentine’s Day quotes might be a little on the more serious side—get a laugh with these Valentine’s Day jokes.
For the magic—and chaos—of love
“People fall in love without reason, without even wanting to. You can’t predict it. That’s love.” —Haruki Murakami, Japanese writer. Find out the most popular book the year you were born.
For how long your love will last
“There is no remedy for love but to love more.” —David Henry Thoreau, American writer. Find love in literature with these romantic books you’ll want to read with that special someone.
For the best leap of faith you can take
“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” —Lao Tzu, Chinese philosopher and writer.
For the person who comes and changes everything
“You are my heart, my life, my entire existence.” —Julie Kagawa, American author. Try out these creative, romantic ways to say “I love you.”
For the adventure of a lifetime
“Traveling in the company of those we love is home in motion.” —Leigh Hunt, English writer. Think Valentine’s Day is just for couples? Think again. Here are 11 great ways to be single on Valentine’s Day and love it.
For the invaluable price of love
“Come live in my heart and pay no rent.” —Samuel Lover, Irish songwriter and writer.
Forever and ever
“May you live as long as you wish and love as long as you live.” —Robert A. Heinlein, American writer. For some more Valentine’s Day quotes inspiration, check out the most romantic quotes from books that will make you swoon.
For giving it all you have
“It was brave. It was rare. It was love, and it was beautiful.” —Laini Taylor, American writer.
For trusting the experience
“Love is so unpredictable. That’s what makes it so great.” —Sarah Dessen, American writer. For those who prefer their Valentine’s Day quotes with a touch of humor, check out these funny love quotes for the romantic in all of us.
For the journey that takes us the furthest
“We love because it’s the only true adventure.” —Nikki Giovanni, American poet. What’s the reason for the season of all these Valentine’s Day quotes? Find out with these facts you never knew about Valentine’s Day.
For the feeling that can’t be matched
“We are most alive when we’re in love.” —John Updike, American writer.
For the greatest love of your life
“You have bewitched me body and soul, and I love, I love, I love you. And wish from this day forth never to be parted from you.” ―Jane Austen, English novelist. Keep swooning with these 49 quotes that perfectly capture what it’s like to fall in love.