To me, Valentine’s Day is about more than just romantic love. Instead, I see the holiday as a celebration of all love – inclusive of self, family, and friends. Whether single or attached, I always look at it as a reminder of the love that constantly surrounds us.
As an English major, I fell for the words of great literary geniuses as I studied the words they wrote years before I was born. I sat dreaming of a love that would make me truly understand what they were trying to express. So, with the holiday of love right around the corner, I wanted to share a collection of favorite quotes about love.
If I forgot any of your favorites, I would love to hear them in the comments.
“Never love anyone who treats you like you’re ordinary.” Oscar Wilde
“The smell of her hair, the taste of her mouth, the feeling of her skin seemed to have got inside him, or into the air all round him. She had become a physical necessity.” George Orwell
“yours is the light by which my spirit’s born: – you are my sun, my moon, and all my stars.” E.E. Cummings
“But she did look back, and I love her for that, because it was so human.” Kurt Vonnegut
“In one kiss, you’ll know all I haven’t said.” Pablo Neruda
“You have to keep breaking your heart until it opens.” Rumi
“I didn’t want to kiss you goodbye — that was the trouble — I wanted to kiss you good night — and there’s a lot of difference.” Ernest Hemingway
“Take a lover who looks at you like maybe you are magic.” Frida Kahlo
“They slipped briskly into an intimacy from which they never recovered.” F. Scott Fitzgerald
“He felt now that he was not simply close to her, but that he did not know where he ended and she began.” Leo Tolstoy
“I have so much of you in my heart.” John Keats
“And he took her in his arms and kissed her under the sunlit sky, and he cared not that they stood high upon the walls in the sight of many.” J.R.R. Tolkien
“So I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.” Paulo Coelho
“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. Love is about appreciation.” Osho
“You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.” Jane Austen
“But I love your feet only because they walked upon the earth and upon the wind and upon the waters, until they found me.” Pablo Neruda
“But we loved with a love that was more than love.” Edgar Allan Poe
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