Love Quotations

Choicest Love Quotations

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Here is my list of the choicest love quotations. Find out why poets write about love. Learn about the true emotion of love. These love quotations are sure to move you.

Famous Quotes About Love


  • "You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection."
  • "Can there be a love which does not make demands on its object?"


  • "Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination."

Henry Ward Beecher

  • "I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love."

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

  • "Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction."
  • "There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread."

Douglas Yates

  • "People who are sensible about love are incapable of it."

Mother Teresa

  • "We can do no great things; only small things with great love."

Rabindranath Tagore

  • "I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times, in life after life, in age after age forever."


  • "Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies."

Anna Louise Strong

  • "To fall in love is easy, even to remain in it is not difficult; our human loneliness is cause enough. But it is a hard quest worth making to find a comrade through whose steady presence one becomes steadily the person one desires to be."

D. H. Lawrence

  • "Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration."

George Elliot

  • "I like not only to be loved, but to be told that I am loved."

William Shakespeare

  • "Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs. Being purged, a fire sparkling in lovers' eyes. Being vexed, a sea nourished with lovers' tears. What is it else? A madness most discreet, a choking gall and a preserving sweet."

John Lennon

  • "We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it's going to get on by itself. You've got to keep watering it. You've got to really look after it and nurture it."

Ingrid Bergman

  • "A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous."

Marie E. Eschenbach

  • "We don't believe in rheumatism and true love until after the first attack."

Woody Allen

  • "I was nauseous and tingly all over. I was either in love or I had smallpox."

Albert Einstein

  • "How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love?"