Love And Romantic Sayings

"For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart.
It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul."
~ Judy Garland (1922-1969)

"People were made to love and be loved... it's part of our DNA. For when we know that there is even just one person in the entire universe who loves us with all they have, we feel that we have greater meaning. Our eyes become opened to new possibilities. We are more courageous, more playful, more self-assured. And all because we know another really cares."


I hope you enjoy reading this collection of love and romantic sayings and romantic love quotes. Here, on one page, are some of the best love sayings around. Beautiful loving quotes, short romantic quotes, famous quotes about love and even a spattering of romantic movie quotes. May they express the song of your heart, and make your loved one feel even more loved and appreciated:

"All that you are, all that I owe to you, justifies my love, and nothing, not even you, would keep me from adoring you."
~ Marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834), French military officer [Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier]

"Be thou the rainbow in the storms of life, the evening beam that smiles the clouds away and tints tomorrow with prophetic ray."
~ Lord Byron (1788-1824), English poet [George Gordon Byron]

The profound and wonderful can sometimes arise from the small and seeminly insignificant. Here is one of the gems of short romantic quotes:
“Come live in my heart, and pay no rent.”
~ Samuel Lover (1797-1868), Irish songwriter, novelist & painter

“Everyone says you only fall in love once but that’s not true; every time I hear your voice I fall in love all over again.”
~ Unknown Author

“For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.”
~ Judy Garland (1922-1969), American actress & singer

"Grace was in all her steps, heaven in her eye, in every gesture dignity and love."
~ John Milton (1608-1674), English poet

“He could not forget the touch of her arms around his neck, impatiently felt as it had been at the time; but now the recollection of her clinging defence of him, seemed to thrill him through and through, - to melt away every resolution, all power of self-control, as if it were wax before a fire.”
~ Elizabeth Gaskell (1810-1865), English novelist & short story writer & biographer

“I’d like to run away from you, but if you didn’t come and find me… I would die.”
~ Shirley Bassey (1937-), Welsh singer

"If I could reach up and hold a star for every time you've made me smile, the entire evening sky would be in the palm of my hand."
~ Unknown Author

"If I had a rose for every time I thought of you, I'd walk through a garden forever."
~ Unknown Author

While I really love reading (and receiving) romantic love quotes, the next two are among my personal favourites - a couple of the most romantic, cutest and best love sayings I know!

"If I know what love is, it is because of you."
~ Hermann Hesse (1877-1962), German-Swiss poet, novelist & painter

“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.”
~ Winnie the Pooh (1925-), bear created by A. A. Milne [Pooh Bear]

“If you press me to say why I loved him, I can say no more than it was because he was he and I was I.”
~ Michel de Montaigne (1553-1592), French essayist

“I have been astonished that men could die martyrs for their religion – I have shudder’d at it. I shudder no more. I could be martyr’d for my religion. Love is my religion And I could die for that. I could die for you.”
~ John Keats (1795-1821), English poet

Another of the very famous quotes about love:
“I have enjoyed the happiness of the world; I have loved.”
~ Friedrich Schiller (1759-1805), German poet, philosopher, historian & dramatist

“I have spread my dreams beneath your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.”
~ W.B. Yeats (1865-1939), Irish poet, essayist & Nobel laureate

“In all the world there is no heart for me like yours.
In all the world, there is no love for you like mine.”
~ Maya Angelou (1928-), American poet, memoirist & actress

"Want to learn a new language? Aspire to speak the language of the heart. Don't be scared to explore its many and varied forms: whether it's tone of voice, gentle touch, a playful gaze or a loving gesture. And as your eyes connect with another, there is that "moment" of mutual understanding where souls dance and you know that you are understood at a deep and almost intangible level."


“In the coldest February, as in every other month in every other year, the best thing to hold on to in this world is each other.”
~ Linda Ellerbee (1944-), journalist, television show host & author, Quote from Move On: Adventures in the Real World (1992)

“I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times, in life after life, in age after age forever.”
~ Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941), Bengali poet, playwright, novelist & composer

Here is a one of the classic famous romantic movie quotes of all time:
“Kiss me. Kiss me as if it were the last time.”
~ Ilsa Lund (played by Ingrid Bergman) in movie Casablanca, (1942)

The following two love and romantic sayings also rank among the best love sayings I know:
“Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.”
~ Rainer Maria Rilke (1875-1926), Czech-born German poet

“Love is not measured by how many times you touch each other but by how many times you reach each other.”
~ Cathy Morancy (details unknown)

“My bounty is as boundless as the sea, my love as deep;
the more I give to thee, the more I have, for both are infinite.”
~ William Shakespeare (1564-1616), English poet & playwright, Quote from Romeo and Juliet, Act 2, Scene 2, 139-41

“My love for you is a journey, starting at forever, and ending at never.”
~ Unknown Author

Certainly one of the most historically famous quotes about love and romantic sayings of all time:
“No matter where you go, however far away, a part of me will be with you and a part of you, with me, will stay. But to see her was to love her, love but her, and love her forever. As for me, to love you alone, to make you happy, to do nothing which would contradict your wishes, this is my destiny and the meaning of my life.”
~ Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821), French military & political leader

An example of one of the classically endearing but short romantic quotes:
"O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright."
~ William Shakespeare (1564-1616), English poet & playwright, Quote from Romeo and Juliet, Act 1, Scene 5, 44

“Perhaps love is the process of my gently leading you back to yourself.”
~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900-44), French pilot & poet

“Remember tonight, for it is the beginning of always.”
~ Dante Alighieri (1265-1321), Italian poet

"Perhaps love is the process of my gently leading you back to yourself."
~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900-44)

Isn't the above so very true...

"Sometimes we allow the more painful expereiences of life to buffet us around a bit too much. We seek to protect ourselves from future pain and thus, without even really being consciously aware of what we are doing, we give up some of our vulnerability, some of our tenderness, some of our childlikenss... and in the process we become less of who we were created to be.

Then one day, someone special comes along who seems to make the risk of being hurt worthwhile. They provide the catalyst for our process of futher self-discovery. In the process of spending time together, we feel the icicles around our heart melting away... we, like litte children again, want to believe, want to experience, want to give and share. And thus, without even really being consciously aware of what we are doing, we allow that speical someone to gently lead us back to ourselves... and way beyond."


Where would we be without the romantic love quotes from the prose and poetry of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet? Without the passion, love and romantic sayings from classic poets such as Milton, Browning, Emerson, Yeats and Keats?

“Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate.”
~ William Shakespeare (1564-1616), English poet & playwright, Quote from Sonnet XVIII

“So dear I love him that with him all deaths I could endure. without him live no life.”
~ John Milton (1608-1674), English poet

“So, fall asleep love, loved by me.... for I know love, I am loved by thee.”
~ Robert Browning (1812-1889), English poet & playwright

"So many times I thought I would never find someone to love me the way I needed to be loved. Then you came into my life and showed me what true love really is!"
~ Unknown Author

“Soul meets soul on lover’s lips.”
~ Percy Bysshe Shelly (1792-1822), English poet

“The hours I spend with you I look upon as sort of a perfumed garden, a dim twilight, and a fountain signing to it – 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.”
~ George Moore (1852-1933), Irish writer, poet critic, memoirist & dramatist.

“Their lips were four red roses on a stalk.”
~ William Shakespeare (1564-1616), English poet & playwright, Quote from Richard III, Act IV, Scene III, 12

"There's this place in me where your fingerprints still rest, your kisses still linger, and your whispers softly echo. It's the place where a part of you will forever be a part of me."
~ Gretchen Kemp (1909), American teacher, professor & journalist

“The sweetest things that your lips shall touch are mine."
~ Peachez (unknown dates)

“Thou art to me a delicious torment.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), American essayist, philosopher & poet

“Treading the soil of the moon, palpitating its pebbles, tasting the panic and splendor of the event, feeling in the pit of one's stomach the separation from terra - these form the most romantic sensation an explorer has ever known.”
~ Vladimir Nabokov (1899-1977), Russian-American novelist & short story writer

"We are the leaves of one branch, the drops of one sea, the flowers of one garden."
~ Jean-Baptiste Henry Lacordaire (1802-1861), French preacher, journalist and political activist

Here's one of my favourite romantic movie quotes:
“You’re everything I never knew I always wanted.”
~ Quote from American romantic comedy movie Fools Rush In, (1997)

“You're nothing short of my everything.”
~ Ralph Block (1889-1974), American film producer, screenwriter & past president of Screen Actors Guild

And here's another (but slightly more obscure) of the romantic movie quotes:
“Your slightest look easily will unclose me; though I have closed myself as fingers, you open always petal by petal myself as Spring opens (touching skillfully, mysteriously) her first rose.”
~ E. E. Cummings (1894-1962), American poet, author, painter & playwright, Quote from film Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)

“Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me.”
~ Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923), French actress

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