37 Funny Love Quotes to Share With Your Beloved

Laugh and your sweetheart laughs with you

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Love cannot survive without a sense of humor. Laughter is the spark that keeps relationships alive and can create lasting memories. Famous writers and historical figures have left us with many statements about love that will leave you smiling.

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Helen Gurley Brown

Helen Gurley Brown At Home with typewriter

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"Love doesn't drop on you unexpectedly; you have to give off signals, sort of like an amateur radio operator."

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Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein standing on ship

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"Women marry men hoping they will change. Men marry women hoping they will not. So each is inevitably disappointed."

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Sigmund Freud

Sigmund Freud In Home Office At Desk

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"The great question...which I have not been able to answer...is, 'What...does a woman want?'"

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Samuel Johnson

Painting of Samuel Johnson at desk with pen and paper


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"Marriage is the triumph of imagination over intelligence. Second marriage is the triumph of hope over experience."

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Judith Viorst

Author Judith Viorst with rose necklace

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"Love is much nicer to be in than an automobile accident, a tight girdle, a higher tax bracket or a holding pattern over Philadelphia."

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Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie signing books


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"An archeologist is the best husband any woman can have; the older she gets, the more interested he is in her."

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Remy de Gourmont

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"Women still remember the first kiss after men have forgotten the last."

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Mignon McLaughlin

"Mumps, measles and puppy love are terrible after 20."

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Erma Bombeck

Erma Bombeck at home with rotary phone and portrait of Paul Newman on wall

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"Marriage has no guarantees. If that's what you're looking for, go live with a car battery."

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Michel de Montaigne

Portrait of Michel Eyquem de Montaigne


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"A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband."

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Rick Reilly

"The best thing to ever happen to marriage is the pause-live-TV button."

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Janet Periat

"Husbands and wives are so irritating. But without them, who would we blame for misplacing our socks?"

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Ogden Nash

Ogden Nash, wearing eyeglasses and a bow tie, smiles while sitting on TV quiz show panel


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"To keep your marriage brimming,

With love in the loving cup,

Whenever you're wrong, admit it;

Whenever you're right, shut up."

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Janet Periat

"Why do married people live longer than single people? I think it's because married people make a special effort to live longer than their partner—just so they can have the last word."

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Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill giving speech and holding his hands out

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"My most brilliant achievement was my ability to persuade my wife to marry me."

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Rose Franken

"Anyone can be passionate, but it takes real lovers to be silly."

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Blaise Pascal

Portrait of Blaise Pascal

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"The heart has its reasons, of which reason knows nothing."

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Christopher Marlowe

"Money can’t buy love, but it improves your bargaining position."

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Jules Renard

Jules Renard


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"Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties."

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Nick Hornby

Nick Hornby sitting and speaking into microphone while gesturing

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"It’s no good pretending that any relationship has a future if your record collections disagree violently or if your favorite films wouldn’t even speak to each other if they met at a party."

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Friedrich Nietzsche

Friedrich Nietzsche


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"A pair of powerful spectacles has sometimes sufficed to cure a person in love."

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Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

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"Women are meant to be loved, not to be understood.“

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John Green

John Green


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"The Venn diagram of boys who don’t like smart girls and boys you don’t wanna date is a circle.”

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Robert Fulghum

Robert Fulghum portrait

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"When we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness—and call it love—true love."

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W. Somerset Maugham

W Somerset Maugham seated on sofa with pipe

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

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James Montgomery Bailey

"When a couple of young people strongly devoted to each other commence to eat onions, it is safe to pronounce them engaged."

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Nicholas Sparks

Nicholas Sparks with bottled water and books

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"Love, I’ve come to understand, is more than three words mumbled before bedtime."

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Helen Rowland

"Marriage is like twirling a baton, turning a handspring or eating with chopsticks; it looks easy until you try it."

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Franklin P. Jones

Franklin P. Jones



"Love doesn’t make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.“

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Paul Valery

Portrait of Paul Valery


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"Love is being stupid together."

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Arturo Toscanini

Arturo Toscanini Conducting

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"I kissed my first girl and smoked my first cigarette on the same day. I haven’t had time for tobacco since."

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Mark Twain

Portrait of Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)


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"When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain."

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Albert Einstein

“Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.”

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Sophie Monroe

"The brain is the most outstanding organ. It works 24/7, 365 from birth until you fall in love." 

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Judith Viorst

"Love is the same as like except you feel sexier."

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Albert Einstein

"Gravitation can not be held responsible for people falling in love."

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H.L. Mencken

H.L. Mencken Smoking Cigar and Sitting at Typewriter


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"Love is like war: easy to begin but very hard to stop." 

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