From Romantic to Funny: 75 Valentine’s Day Quotes to Share With Loved Ones

We’re in love year-round, but February 14th is the designated day to celebrate it and center our relationships. Valentine’s Day quotes capture what makes love so very special and essential for all of us to thrive. They range from thoughtful to hilarious, and we’ve rounded up a good mix of both to share with you. Write these Valentine’s Day quotes into cards, sweet notes, a flirty email (if such a thing exists), or share them with a loved one this holiday.

Valentine’s Day is an opportunity to make someone feel roundly beloved, and a quote that captures what makes your partnership work so well will do the trick. From Maya Angelou to Oscar Wilde, some of the greatest writers and thinkers have all shared their thoughts about love. Discover the true standouts and use them to warm someone’s heart this Valentine’s Day.

Meaningful Valentine’s Day Quotes

Valentine's Day Quotes
  • “But love, I’ve come to understand, is more than mumbling three words before bedtime.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Wedding
  • “To love at all is to be vulnerable.” — C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves
  • “Love to me is someone telling me ‘I want to be with you for the rest of my life, and if you needed me to, I’d jump out of a plane for you.’” — Jennifer Lopez

Poetic Valentine’s Day Quotes

Valentine's Day Quotes
  • “The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.” — Nat King Cole
  • “Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.” — Elinor Glyn
  • “Love is an endless act of forgiveness.” — Beyoncé

Stirring Valentine’s Day Quotes

Valentine's Day Quotes
  • “Love doesn’t make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.” — Franklin P. Jones
  • “Valentine’s Day is just another day to truly love like there is no tomorrow.” — Roy A. Ngansop
  • “There’s no bad consequence to loving fully, with all your heart. You always gain by giving love.” — Reese Witherspoon

Valentine’s Day Quotes About the Power of Love

Valentine's Day Quotes
  • “Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around.” — Bob Marley
  • “Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.” — Zelda Fitzgerald
  • “Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.” — Zora Neale Hurston

Romantic Valentine’s Day Quotes

Valentine's Day Quotes
  • “There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.” — George Sand
  • “I’m looking for love. Real love. Ridiculous, inconvenient, consuming, can’t-live-without-each-other love.” — Carrie Bradshaw
  • “If you find someone you love in your life, then hang on to that love.” — Princess Diana

Potent Valentine’s Day Quotes

Valentine's Day Quotes
  • “I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.” — John Green, The Fault In Our Stars
  • “Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” — Lucille Ball
  • “When you are loved, you can do anything in creation. When you are loved, there’s no need at all to understand what’s happening, because everything happens within you.” — Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

Astute Valentine’s Day Quotes

Valentine's Day Quotes
  • “Valentine’s Day is one of those things that if I have a boyfriend, I love it and I think it’s the greatest thing in the world. And if I’m single, I just wish the day never existed.” — Nina Dobrev
  • “l love her and that’s the beginning and end of everything.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • “A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love.” — Max Muller

Fun Valentine’s Day Quotes

Valentine's Day Quotes
  • “They invented hugs to let people know you love them without saying anything.” — Bil Keane
  • “All my life, my heart has yearned for a thing I cannot name.” — Andre Breton
  • “I love being married. It’s so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.” — Rita Rudner

Short Valentine’s Day Quotes

Valentine's Day Quotes
  • “Everything is clearer when you’re in love.” — John Lennon
  • “Loved you yesterday, love you still, always have, always will.” — Elaine Davis
  • “Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.” — Robert Frost

Valentine’s Day Quotes On the Meaning of Love

Valentine's Day Quotes
  • “Love is not only something you feel, it is something you do.” — David Wilkerson
  • “Love planted a rose, and the world turned sweet.” — Katharine Lee Bates
  • “I used to think this day was a conspiracy of chocolatiers and florists, but I realize that taking a day out of our busy lives to celebrate the love in our lives is so important and should be every day.” — Ian Somerhalder

Comforting Valentine’s Day Quotes

Valentine's Day Quotes
  • “When you’re comfortable with someone you love, the silence is the best.” — Britney Spears
  • “You and I are meant to be together. Period. The end. Cue happy-ending music.” — Dawson Leery, Dawson’s Creek
  • “Your flaws are perfect for the heart that’s meant to love you.” — Trent Shelton

Wonderful Valentine’s Day Quotes

Valentine's Day Quotes
  • “If grass can grow through cement, love can find you every time.” — Cher
  • “All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” — Charles Schulz 
  • “The vulnerability of opening your heart fully and deeply to another is terrifying, but at a point in my fifties, I realized that I had to step up to the plate.” — Jane Fonda

Splendid Valentine’s Day Quotes

Valentine's Day Quotes
  • “Love is an element. Like air to breathe, earth to stand on.” ― Laini Taylor, Daughter Of Smoke & Bone
  • “Before you marry a person you should first make them use a computer with slow internet to see who they really are.” — Will Ferrell
  • “Love is the hardest habit to break and the most difficult to satisfy.” — Drew Barrymore

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Enjoyable Valentine’s Day Quotes

Valentine's Day Quotes
  • “Love is a game that two can play and both win.” ― Eva Gabor
  • “True love is singing karaoke ‘Under Pressure’ and letting the other person sing the Freddie Mercury part.” — Mindy Kaling
  • “If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love.” — Maya Angelou

Offbeat Valentine’s Day Quotes

Valentine's Day Quotes
  • “I fall in love with myself, and I want someone to share it with me. I want someone to share me, with me.” — Eartha Kitt
  • “It’s fate. It’s destiny. We both like burritos.” — Seth Cohen, The O.C.
  • “There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.” — Sarah Dessen

Dreamy Valentine’s Day Quotes

Valentine's Day Quotes
  • “I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.” ― Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey
  • “There’s no substitute for a great love who says, ‘No matter what’s wrong with you, you’re welcome at this table.’” — Tom Hanks
  • “The real love is the man who can thrill you just by kissing your head or smiling into your eyes or just by staring into space.” — Marilyn Monroe

Valentine’s Day Quotes About True Love

Valentine's Day Quotes
  • “Love liberates. It doesn’t just hold—that’s ego.” — Maya Angelou
  • “True love is like little roses, sweet, fragrant in small doses.” — Ana Claudia Antunes, Pierrot & Columbine
  • “You don’t love someone because they’re perfect, you love in spite of the fact that they’re not.” — Jodi Picoult

Bold Valentine’s Day Quotes

Valentine's Day Quotes
  • “When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” — Paulo Coelho
  • “To be brave is to love someone unconditionally, without expecting anything in return.” — Madonna
  • “Love is just a word until someone comes along and gives it meaning.” — Paulo Coelho

Delightful Valentine’s Day Quotes

Valentine's Day Quotes
  • “You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” ― Dr. Seuss
  • “The single most extraordinary thing I’ve ever done with my life is fall in love with you.” — Beth Pearson, This Is Us
  • “Look, there’s no metaphysics on earth like chocolates.” — Fernando Pessoa

Droll Valentine’s Day Quotes

Valentine's Day Quotes
  • “Love by giving and by taking. Give and be given.” — Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • “Love is not just looking at each other, it’s looking in the same direction.” ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Wind, Sand and Stars
  • “Without Valentine’s Day, February would be…well, January.” — Jim Gaffigan 

Valentine’s Day Quotes About the Necessity of Love

Valentine's Day Quotes
  • “Love is when you’re committed to helping somebody with their life. Helping them to suffer less, helping them to manage their minds and their emotions.” — Will Smith
  • “Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, and therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.” — William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • “Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.” — Oscar Wilde 

Heartfelt Valentine’s Day Quotes

Valentine's Day Quotes
  • “A simple ‘I love you’ means more than money.” — Frank Sinatra, “Tell Her”
  • “When you’re lucky enough to meet your one person, then life takes a turn for the best. It can’t get better than that.” — John Krasinski
  • “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” — Lao Tzu 

Timeless Valentine’s Day Quotes

Valentine's Day Quotes
  • “Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good times and bad. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.” — Ann Landers
  • If I had a flower for every time I thought of you…I could walk through my garden forever.” ― Alfred Tennyson
  • “Love is something eternal; the aspect may change, but not the essence.” — Vincent van Gogh 

Beautiful Valentine’s Day Quotes

Valentine's Day Quotes
  • “Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get, only with what you are expecting to give—which is everything.” — Katharine Hepburn
  • “Love is like the wind, you can’t see it but you can feel it.” ― Nicholas Sparks, A Walk To Remember
  • “Love is the poetry of the senses.” — Honoré de Balzac 

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Final Valentine’s Day Quotes

Valentine's Day Quotes
  • “You can’t blame gravity for falling in love.” ― Albert Einstein
  • “You can’t measure love by time put in, but the weight of those moments. Some in life are light, like a touch. Others, you can’t help but stagger beneath.” ― Sarah Dessen, Once And For All
  • “Love is the greatest refreshment in life.” — Pablo Picasso  

There you go! Now you know a ton of great Valentine’s Day quotes to use this year. Share them far and wide, and you will send all the good love vibes. For even more charming quotes, take a look at our favorite quotes about relationships. Many are also appropriate for Valentine’s Day!

Stirring Relationship Quotes

Relationship Quotes
  • “If she happens to fall, I’ll be there to laugh at first and then help her up afterwards.” — J.A. Redmerski
  • “Love is sharing your popcorn.” — Charles Schultz
  • “Marriage has no guarantees. If that’s what you’re looking for, go live with a car battery.” — Erma Bombeck
  • “An archaeologist is the best husband any woman can have; the older she gets the more interested he is in her.” — Agatha Christie

Robust Relationship Quotes

Relationship Quotes
  • “All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” — Charles M. Schulz
  • “I say if you love something, set it in a small cage and pester and smother it with love until it either loves you back or dies.” — Mindy Kaling
  • “Love is the same as like except you feel sexier.” — Judith Viorst
  • “A girl can wait for the right man to come along but in the meantime that doesn’t mean she can’t have a wonderful time with all the wrong ones.” — Cher

Bold Relationship Quotes

Relationship Quotes
  • “True love comes quietly, without banners or flashing lights. If you hear bells, get your ears checked.” — Erich Segal
  • “True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen.” — François de la Rochefoucauld
  • “It wasn’t love at first sight. It took a full five minutes.” — Lucille Ball
  • “Marriage is like vitamins: we supplement each other’s minimum daily requirements.” — Kathy Mohnke

Contemplative Relationship Quotes

Relationship Quotes
  • “I like a woman with a head on her shoulders. I hate necks.” — Steven Martin
  • “Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties.” — Jules Renard
  • “Love is a two-way street constantly under construction.” — Carroll Bryant
  • “Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth or burn down your house, you can never tell.” — Joan Crawford

Evergreen Relationship Quotes

Relationship Quotes
  • “Love conquers all things except poverty and toothache.” — Mae West
  • “The best way to get most husbands to do something is to suggest that perhaps they’re too old to do it.” — Shirley MacLaine
  • “Love is a lot like a backache: it doesn’t show up on X-rays, but you know it’s there.” — George Burns
  • “You can’t put a price tag on love, but you can on all its accessories.” — Melanie Clark

Clever Relationship Quotes

Relationship Quotes
  • “A guy knows he’s in love when he loses interest in his car for a couple of days.” — Tim Allen
  • “If you love them in the morning with their eyes full of crust; if you love them at night with their hair full of rollers, chances are, you’re in love.” — Miles Davis
  • “If love is the answer, could you please rephrase the question?” — Lily Tomlin
  • “Being a good husband is like being a stand-up comic. You need 10 years before you can call yourself a beginner.” — Jerry Seinfeld

Brilliant Relationship Quotes

Relationship Quotes
  • “Before you marry a person, you should first make them use a computer with slow Internet service to see who they really are.” — Will Ferrell
  • “I love being married. It’s so great to find one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.” — Rita Rudner
  • “Sexy is the thing I try to get them to see me as after I win them over with my personality.” — Miranda, Sex and the City
  • “I miss crawling into a man’s arm, kissing his neck, saying those three little words into his ear, ‘And another thing…’” — Felicia Michaels

Powerful Relationship Quotes

Relationship Quotes
  • “Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.” — Khalil Gibran
  • “Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.” — Oscar Wilde
  • “Love is a friendship set to music.” — Joseph Campbell
  • “My heart is, and always will be, yours.” — Jane Austen

Meaningful Relationship Quotes

Relationship Quotes
  • “I love you. I am at rest with you. I have come home.” — Dorothy L. Sayers
  • “Loved you yesterday, love you still, always have, always will.” — Elaine Davis
  • “You know you’re in love when you don’t want to fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” — Dr. Seuss
  • “A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.” — Ingrid Bergman

Fulfilling Relationship Quotes

Relationship Quotes
  • “You don’t love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear.” — Oscar Wilde
  • “I want you. All of you. Your flaws. Your mistakes. Your imperfections. I want you, and only you.” — John Legend
  • “When I saw you, I was afraid to meet you. When I met you I was afraid to kiss you. When I kissed you, I was afraid to love you. Now that I love you, I am afraid to lose you.” — Unknown
  • “But I love you I’m totally and completely in love with you and I don’t care if you think it’s too late. I’m telling you anyway.” — Natalie Portman

Heartfelt Relationship Quotes

Relationship Quotes
  • “I’m much more me when I’m with you.” — Unknown
  • “I saw that you were perfect, and so I loved you. Then I saw that you were not perfect and I loved you even more.” — Angelita Lim
  • “You are my best friend, my human dairy, and my other half. You mean the world to me and I love you.” — Unknown
  • “If I know what love is, it is because of you.” — Herman Hesse

Charming Relationship Quotes

Relationship Quotes
  • “Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.” — H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
  • “Love is sharing your popcorn.” — Charles Schultz
  • “I would rather spend one lifetime with you, than face all the ages of this world alone.” — J.R.R. Tolkien
  • “I choose you. And I’ll choose you over and over and over. Without pause, without a doubt, in a heartbeat. I’ll keep choosing you.” — Unknown

Bright Relationship Quotes

Relationship Quotes
  • “True love stories never have endings.” — Richard Bach
  • “I love you the more in that I believe you had liked me for my own sake and for nothing else.” — John Keats
  • “There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.” — George Sand
  • “A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love.” — Max Muller

Promising Relationship Quotes

Relationship Quotes
  • “Once upon a time there was a boy who loved a girl, and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering.” — Nicole Krauss
  • “The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard — they must be felt with the heart.” — Helen Keller
  • “At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.” — Plato
  • “Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.” — Zelda Fitzgerald

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Auspicious Relationship Quotes

Relationship Quotes
  • “If I had a flower for every time I thought of you… I could walk through my garden forever.” — Alfred Tennyson
  • “I was born when you kissed me. I died when you left me. I lived a few weeks while you loved me.” — Humphrey Bogart
  • “I love her and that’s the beginning and end of everything.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • “Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” — Emily Brontë

Reassuring Relationship Quotes

Relationship Quotes
  • “Love is the beginning of the journey, its end, and the journey itself.” — Deepak Chopra
  • “I still haven’t figured out how to sit across from you, and not be madly in love with everything you do.” — William C. Hannan
  • “It was love at first sight, at last sight, at ever and ever sight.” — Vladimir Nabokov
  • “You might not have been my first love, but you were the love that made all other loves irrelevant.” — Rupi Kaur

Encouraging Relationship Quotes

Relationship Quotes
  • “The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in.” — Morrie Schwartz
  • “I want you to know that I’m not like the women in your past. I see the real you, and I wake up every day excited to know more about you.” — Barrie Davenport
  • “When I saw you, I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew it.” — Arrigo Boito
  • “You make me feel like I am everywhere when I am right here, completely still with you.” — Crystal Woods

Positive Relationship Quotes

Relationship Quotes
  • “I look at you and see the rest of my life in front of my eyes” — Unknown
  • “For you see, each day I love you more, today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.” — Rosemonde Gérard
  • “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.” — Harry Burns
  • “Love is when you meet someone who tells you something new about yourself.” — Andrew Breton

Boosting Relationship Quotes

Relationship Quotes
  • “In the end there doesn’t have to be anyone who understands you. There just has to be someone who wants to.” — Robert Brault
  • “Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.” — Mother Teresa
  • “When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.” — Maya Angelou
  • “Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.” — Albert Einstein

Nurturing Relationship Quotes

Relationship Quotes
  • “Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.”— Maya Angelou
  • “I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.” — Marilyn Monroe
  • “There is no remedy for love but to love more.” — Henry David Thoreau
  • “Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.” — Bruce Lee

Rousing Relationship Quotes

Relationship Quotes
  • “To fall in love is to create a religion that has a fallible god.” — Jorge Luis Borges
  • “In a relationship each person should support the other; they should lift each other up.” — Taylor Swift
  • “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.” — John Lennon
  • “The times may have changed, but the people are still the same. We’re still looking for love, and that will always be our struggle as human beings.” — Halle Berry

Stimulating Relationship Quotes

Relationship Quotes
  • “I don’t miss you and you alone — I miss you and me together.” — Unknown
  • “If love cannot stand the test of time, then it has failed the test of love.” — Bernard Byer
  • “Distance is not for the fearful, it is for the bold. It’s for those who are willing to spending a lot of time alone in exchange for a little time with the one they love. It’s for those knowing a good thing when they see it, even if they don’t see it nearly enough.” — Meghan Daum
  • “I carry your heart with me (I carry it in my heart.)” — E.E. Cummings

Remarkable Relationship Quotes

Relationship Quotes
  • “The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.” — Audrey Hepburn
  • “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying good by so hard.” — A.A. Milne, Winnie The Pooh
  • “Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.” — Thomas Fuller
  • “Distance teaches us to appreciate the days that we are able to spend together and distance teaches us the definition of patience. It is a reminder that every moment together is special, and every second should be cherished.” — Unknown

Stand Out Relationship Quotes

Relationship Quotes
  • “It is only when we no longer compulsively need someone that we can have a real relationship with them.” — Anthony Storr
  • “If you love someone, set them free. If they come back they’re yours; if they don’t they never were.” — Richard Bach
  • “You know it’s love when all you want is that person to be happy, even if you’re not part of their happiness.” — Julia Roberts
  • “Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.” — James Baldwin

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Our Favorite Relationship Quotes

Relationship Quotes
  • “Treasure your relationships, not your possessions.” — Anthony J. D’Angelo
  • “People should fall in love with their eyes closed.” — Andy Warhol
  • “The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is to love and be loved in return.” — Natalie Cole
  • “You don’t love someone because they’re perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they’re not.” — Jodi Picoult

There you go! We hope you found some of these relationship quotes to be as moving as we did. There is much to say about them, and these great thinkers nailed it.

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