Humanities › Literature Anti-Valentine's Day Quotes For the Cynic in You Share Flipboard Email Print martin-dm / Getty Images Literature Quotations Quotations For Holidays Funny Quotes Love Quotes Great Lines from Movies and Television Best Sellers Classic Literature Plays & Drama Poetry Shakespeare Short Stories Children's Books By Simran Khurana Education Expert M.B.A, Human Resource Development and Management, Narsee Monjee Institution of Management Studies B.S., University of Mumbai, Commerce, Accounting, and Finance Simran Khurana is the Editor-in-Chief for ReachIvy, and a teacher and freelance writer and editor, who uses quotations in her pedagogy. our editorial process Simran Khurana Updated October 06, 2019 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."