Romantic love quotes have been used by lovers throughout history to convey the depth of their emotion. Although romantic love is not our first or only experience of love, it is usually the most longed for and talked about in life. We all like to hear those three little words, I Love You, from that someone special in our lives, but sometimes it can be more effective to say it in a different way.
Romantic words from unknown sources are on the Romantic Sayings page.
Romantic love quotes are listed alphabetically on surname/source
Romantic Love Quotes: A
Felix Adler 1851-1933
Love is the expansion of two natures in such a fashion that each includes the other, each is enriched by the other.
Romantic Love Quotes: B
Richard Bach 1936
Can miles truly separate you from friends? If you want to be with someone you love, aren’t you already there?
Sarah Bernhardt 1844 -1923
Your words are my food. Your breath my wine. You are everything to me.
Black Elk 1863 – 1950
May you always walk in beauty.
The Lord watch between me and thee, when we are absent one from another.
It is not that love is blind. It is that love sees with a painters eye, finding the essence that renders all else background.
Sometimes a couple stays together for the sake of the kids… two kids who pledged to be forever true.
The older I get, the less time I want to spend with the part of the human race that didn’t marry me.
What we find in a Soulmate is not something wild to tame, but something wild to run with.
Emily Bronte 1818 – 1848
Whatever our Souls are made of..his and mine are the same.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning 1806-1861
How do I love thee?
Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My Soul can reach.
I love thee with the breath, smiles and tears of all my life.
And if God choose
I shall but love thee better after death
I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. I love you not only for what you have made yourself, but for what you are making of me. I love you for the part of me that you bring out.
Love me, sweet with all thou art
Feeling, thinking, seeing
Love me in the lightest part
Love me in full being
What I do and what I dream include thee, as the wine must taste of its own grapes.
You were made perfectly to be loved, and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.
Robert Burns 1759-1796
But to see her, was to love her, love but her, and her alone.
Lord Byron 1788-1824
Be thou the rainbow in the storms of life. The evening beam that smiles the clouds away and tints tomorrow with prophetic ray.
Like music on the waters is thy sweet voice to me.
Romantic Love Quotes: C
Did he know that he worked his way into my dreams, where I missed him even in sleep.
Constantine Cavafy 1863-1933
My life has been awaiting you. Your footfall was my own heart’s beat.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin 1881-1955
Driven by the force of love, the fragments of the world seek each other, that the world may come into being.
John Clare 1793-1864
I ne’er was struck before that hour
With love so sudden and so sweet
Her face it bloomed like a sweet flower
And stole my heart away complete
Romantic Love Quotes: D
Emily Dickinson 1830-1886
I think of love and you and my heart grows full and warm, and my breath stands still. I can feel a sunshine stealing into my Soul and making it all summer, and every thorn, a rose.
Romantic Love Quotes: E
Albert Einstein 1879 – 1955
When you trip over love, it is easy to get up. But when you fall in love, it is impossible to stand again.
Louise Erdrich 1954
Some people meet the way the sky meets the Earth… inevitably, and there is no stopping or holding back their love. It exists in a finished world, beyond the reach of common sense.
Romantic Love Quotes: G
Judy Garland 1922-1969
For it was not in my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my Soul.
If I had a single flower for every time I think of you, I could walk forever in my flower garden.
Andre Gide 1869-1951
I wished for nothing beyond her smile, and to walk with her thus, hand in hand, along a sun warmed, flower bordered path.
Romantic Love Quotes: H
Audrey Hepburn 1929-1993
The best thing to hold onto in life is… each other.
I cried today. I wasn’t sad. You showed me beauty that I had only seen in books and dreams. I now see it in you.
Oliver Wendell Holmes 1809-1894
Love is not a matter of counting the years, it is making the years count. Love is the master key that opens the gates of happiness.
Victor Hugo 1802-1885
What I feel for you seems less of Earth and more of cloudless Heaven.
Romantic Love Quotes: J
Ben Jonson 1572-1637
Your words are my food
Drink to me only with thine eyes
And I will pledge with mine
Or leave a kiss but in the cup
And I’ll not look for wine
Romantic Love Quotes: K
John Keats 1795-1821
Two Souls with but a single thought, two hearts that beat as one.
You come to love, not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person, perfectly.
Love is… missing someone whenever you’re apart, but somehow feeling warm inside because you’re close in heart.
Romantic Love Quotes: L
Soul Mates – I don’t know how it is you are so familiar to me, or why it feels less like I am getting to know you and more as though I am remembering who you are. How every smile, every whisper brings me closer to the impossible conclusion that I have known you before, I have loved you before – in another time, a different place – some other existence.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh 1906 – 2001
When the heart is flooded with love, there is no room in it for fear, for doubt, for hesitation. And it is this lack of fear that makes for the dance. When each partner loves so completely that he has forgotten to ask himself whether he is loved in return; when he only knows that he loves and is moving to music – then, and then only, are two people able to dance perfectly in time to the same rhythm.
Amy Lowell 1874-1925
Brighter than fireflies upon the Uji River are your words in the dark, Beloved.
Romantic Quotes: M
Christopher Marlowe 1564-1593
Thou are fairer than the evening air clad in the beauty of a thousand stars.
A. A. Milne 1882 – 1956
I think we dream so we don’t have to be apart for so long. If we’re in each other’s dreams, we can be together all the time.
If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you.
George Moore 1852-1933
You, and you alone, make me feel that I am alive. Other men, it is said, have seen angels. But I have seen thee, and thou art enough.
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010
What cosmic currents can pass through the holding of hands and communion of bodies of two beings in love!
Romantic Love Quotes: N
Pablo Neruda 1904-1973
I want to do to you, what spring does with the cherry trees.
Romantic Quotes: P
Plato 429BC – 347BC
Every heart sings a song incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.
The madness of love is the greatest of Heaven’s blessings.
Romantic Love Quotes: R
Francois de la Rochefoucauld 1613-1680
Absence diminishes commonplace passions and increases great ones. As the wind extinguishes candles and kindles fires.
Christina Rossetti 1830-1894
My heart is like a singing bird
whose nest is a watered shoot;
My heart is like an apple tree
whose boughs are bent with thickest fruit;
My heart is like a rainbow shell
that paddles in a halcyon sea;
My heart is gladder than all these
because my love is come to me.
Romantic Quotes: S
Antoine de Saint-Exupery 1900-1944
Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.
Perhaps love is the process of my leading you gently back to yourself.
Dr Seuss 1904-1991
You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.
To the world you may just be one person, but to one person, you may be the world.
Romantic Love Quotes: T
William Makepeace Thackeray 1811-1863
When you look at me, when you think of me, I am in paradise.
Romantic Quotes: W
I don’t think it’s an accident when you fit perfectly into the crook of someone’s neck; almost hearing the snap of two puzzle pieces conjoining.
I ran out of words, when you started running through my mind.
My imperfections don’t feel like imperfections in your hands.. They feel like beginnings.
Romantic Quotes: Y
William Yeats 1865-1939
I have spread my dreams under your feet. Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.