Love Quotes That Never Go Out of Fashion

27 favorites to share from movies, books, poems, and more

A hugging couple with a heart-shaped balloon
A young couple keeps the romance alive with hugs and heart-shaped balloon.

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What is your first reaction when you hear someone use a cheesy line? If you are a closet romantic, you'd pooh-pooh the die-hard romantic talk. You might even make disgusted faces and tell others how stupid young lovers are. But honestly, wouldn't you love it when someone used a cheesy line on you?

Something happens to us when we hear cheesy love quotes. On the outside, we pretend to be squeamish. But inside, we admire the deep love that gushes out in the form of unbridled flattery.

Break the Ice With Love Quotes

Cheesy love quotes can be great icebreakers when you want to work your charm on someone. In fact, many couples have claimed that it's the cheesy love quotes that are the deal clinchers. Many years later, they fondly remember the first time they met, often citing the pickup line that sealed their love. As the years go by, couples may fall into a comfort zone, and the expression of these kinds of love sentiments might become awkward. But rest assured romance never dies out. When your partner occasionally makes a public display of affection by using cheesy lines, you can't help feeling all romantic.

Use Valentine's Day as an Excuse

On Valentine's Day, you can pull out all the stops. Whether you are single or happily married, this is a perfect time to test the cheesy love quotes and woo your sweetheart. On Valentine's Day, you can even blame the cheese on Cupid. Go the extra mile and shower love on your dearest. Cast aside your embarrassment and fear of rejection. Read some sappy romantic movie quotes for inspiration and play Romeo or Juliet. Your lover might be embarrassed or even mortified by your sudden display of passion. But when they look back, they will treasure these memories of love.

Robert Brault
"To find someone who will love you for no reason, and to shower that person with reasons, that is the ultimate happiness."

Dr. Felice Leonardo (Leo) Buscaglia aka Dr. Love from "Speaking of Love"
"Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life."

Roy Croft from the poem "Love"
"I love you, not only for what you are but for what I am when I am with you."

Billy Crystal in the movie "When Harry Met Sally"
"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."

Colin Firth in the movie "Love Actually"
"I love you even when you're sick and look disgusting."

F. Scott Fitzgerald
"I love her and that’s the beginning and end of everything."

Robert Fulghum from the book "True Love"
"We're all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutual satisfying weirdness—and call it love—true love."

Ryan Gosling in the movie "Blue Valentine"
"I don't know, I just got a feeling about her. You know when a song comes on and you just gotta dance?"

Anthony Hopkins in the movie "Meet Joe Black"
"Multiply [love] it by infinity and take it to the depths of forever, and you will still have barely a glimpse of what I'm talking about."

Franklin P. Jones "Love doesn't make the world go 'round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile."

Jason Jordan "True love does not come by finding the perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly."

Robert Jordan from the book "The Wheel of Time"
"You have made a place in my heart where I thought there was no room for anything else. You have made flowers grow where I cultivated dust and stones."

John Keats from the book "The Mentor"
"My creed is love and you are its only tenet."

Heath Ledger from the movie "A Knight’s Tale"
"May I ask your name, my lady? Or perhaps angels have no names, only beautiful faces."

Sam McBratney from the book "Guess How Much I Love You"
"I love you right up to the moon...and back."

George Moore "Other men have seen angels, But I have seen thee, And thou art enough."

Michel de Montaigne from the book "The Complete Essays"
"If I am pressed to say why I loved him, I feel it can only be explained by replying: 'Because it was he; because it was me.'"

Iris Murdoch "[Love is] the extremely difficult realization that something other than oneself is real."

Edgar Allan Poe from the short story "Annabel Lee"

"We loved with a love that was more than love."

Jeremy Taylor "Love is friendship set on fire."

Robert Tizon "I would rather have eyes that cannot see; ears that cannot hear; lips that cannot speak, than a heart that cannot love."

Dr. Seuss aka Theodor Seuss Geisel
"You know you're in love when you don't want to fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams."

Swedish Proverb "Love me when I least deserve it because that's when I really need it."

J.R.R. Tolkien from the book "The Fellowship of the Ring"
"I would rather share one lifetime with you than face all the ages of this world alone."

Mae West "Love conquers all things except poverty and toothache."

Oscar Wilde "Who, being loved, is poor?"

Renee Zellweger, in the movie "Jerry Maguire
"You had me at hello."