I Love You Quotes

“For, you see, each day I love you more, today more than yesterday
and less than tomorrow.”
~ Rosemonde Gerard (1871-1953)

"The simplest things in life are so often the most precious. "I love you" are just three simple words that break all concept of time and space. They can't be bought and are freely given, but they do come at the expense of revealing tenderness, emotion and vulnerability.

We all crave to have these words said with truth, substance and meanining. Yet how often do we want to say "I love you" but justify ourselves out of it, whether it be to our partner, our child, our parent or even our mates?

Even the seeminly most self-sufficient, unexpressive or unemotional person craves to know that others genuinely care and that their life means something to those around them! Why not swallow your pride or shake yourself free from the excuses of insecurity or lack of confidence, and take the chance! We only get one life - better lived in its fullness of self-expression, than hiding feelings away that no-one will ever know."


I Love You Quotes share the depth of love, emotion, passion and vulnerability of communicating your heart with the person you love. I hope you enjoy these I love you sayings:

“A simple I love you means more than money.”
~ Frank Sinatra (1915-1998), American singer & actor

“Do not love me because I love you, love me for loving me.”
~ Unknown Author

“For, you see, each day I love you more, today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow”.
~ Rosemonde Gerard (1871-1953), American writer

“If I tell you I love you can I keep you forever? And if I tell you I miss you can we always be together?”
~ Unknown Author

“I love thee, I love but thee, With a love that shall not die.”
~ Bayard Taylor (1825-1878), American poet, literary critic, translator & travel author, Quote from poem "Bedouin Song", found in Poems of the Orient (1954)

Some I love you quotes show the depth of truth and honesty that come with true love:
“I love you, and because I love you, I would sooner have you hate me for telling you the truth than adore me for telling you lies.”
~ Pietro Aretino (1492-1556), Italian author, playwright, poet & satirist

“I love you deeply, unconditionally, forever and beyond...”
~ Gina Cianfarani (dates unknown), author & poet

I love you quotes show that true love is a haven... a safe place:

“I love you – I am at rest with you – I have come home.”
~ Dorothy L. Sayers (1893-1957), British author, translator & Christian humanist

“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 of yourself, but for what you are making of me, I love you for the part of me that you bring out.”
~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861), English poet

“I love you – those three words have my life in them.”
~ Alexandra to her husband Nicholas II (1868-1918), the last Emperor of Russia, King of Poland & Grand Duke of Finland

I love you sayings can reveal the vulnerabilities and insecurities we have. Different people express these in varied ways:
“I love you – what business is it of yours?”
~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1842), German author

“I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride; so I love you because I know no other way.”
~ Pablo Neruda (1904-1973), Chilean writer & politician [Neftali Ricardo Reyes Basoalto], note variation of this quote below

"I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I don’t know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep it is your eyes that close"
~ Pablo Neruda (1904-1973), Chilean writer & politician [Neftali Ricardo Reyes Basoalto], note variation of this quote above

The next I love you quotes show that the motivation behind an "I love you" can be many and varied:
“Immature love says: ‘I love you because I need you.’ Mature love says, “I need you because I love you.”
~ Erich Fromm (1900-1980), social psychologist, psychoanalyst & humanistic philosopher

"I tell you I love you every day for fear that tomorrow isn't another."
~ Unknown Author

“No three words have greater power than I Love You.”
~ Unknown Author

Some of my very favourite I love you quotes:
“They are wrong who say that love is blind. On the contrary, nothing – not even the smallest detail – escapes the eyes; one sees everything in the loved one, notices everything; but melts it all into one flame with the great and simple: I love you.”
~ Unknown Author

“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’m afraid to lose you.”
~ Unknown Author

Television shows can have some amazing I love you quotes:
“When I say “I love you,” it’s not because I want you or because I can’t have you. It has nothing to do with me. I love what you are, what you do, how you try. I’ve seen your kindness and your strength. I’ve seen the best and the worst of you. And I understand with perfect clarity exactly what you are. You’re a hell of a woman.”
~ Joss Whedon (1964-), American writer, director & executive producer, Buffy the Vampire Slayer (American TV series), Spike to Buffy

“You know that when I hate you, it is because I love you to a point of passion that unhinges my soul.”
~ Julie de Lespinasse (1732-1776), French author [Jeanne Julie Éléonore de Lespinasse]

It is my hope that you've enjoyed reading these I love you quotes... some filled with passion, some thankfulness, gentleness and appreciation.

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