Anti-Valentine's Day Quotes

For the Cynic in You

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Love is in the air...and in Hallmark's bank. Look around you on Valentine's Day—every retailer is cashing in on the romance. Kitschy love cards, gigantic teddy bears, heart-shaped balloons, and chocolates fill store shelves, and consumers are happy to participate.

If you're in a happy relationship, Valentine's Day may mean a special date night or gifts of admiration. If you're single, however, it can be a reminder of the partnership you don't currently have, making the holiday frankly quite annoying.

You may not have a dinner date, but you're not alone in your cynicism. To help you feel the camaraderie, here is a compilation of anti-Valentine's Day quotes for the anti-Valentine in you. Happy Single's Awareness Day!

Anti-Valentine's Day Quotes

W. Somerset Maugham:

"Love is only a dirty trick played on us to achieve continuation of the species."

Jay Leno:

"Today is Valentine's Day. Or, as men like to call it, extortion day."

José Ortega y Gasset:

"We fall in love when our imagination projects nonexistent perfection upon another person. One day, the fantasy evaporates and with it, love dies."

Bonnie Raitt:

"I can't make you love me if you don't."

J. Geils Band:

"Love stinks."

Laurell K. Hamilton:

"Love sucks. Sometimes it feels good. Sometimes it's just another way to bleed."

William Shakespeare:

"The course of true love never did run smooth."

Mother Teresa:

"There is a terrible hunger for love. We all experience that in our lives—the pain, the loneliness. We must have the courage to recognize it."

Lauren Hammond:

"You, my dear, are a creature of the night, you are a vampire."

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