Making Valentines Day Special: Quotes on Love


I’m a real sucker for good quotes. In honour of Valentine’s Day, I thought I would quote some folk’s reflections on love, romance, and passion from the movies, authors, singers, leaders, and some great unknowns. Some are cute, others idealistic, some realistic, and still others are for the true romantic. Enjoy these expressions of love!!

Love hearts


“And in the end the love you take, is equal to the love you make.”

~ John Lennon


“Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.”

~ Emily Bronte


“Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well… “

~ Vincent van Gogh

“If I tell you I love you, can I keep you forever?

~ Casper

“Life is messy. Love is messier.”

~Movie: “Catch and Release”


“You’re a romantic. You have a lyrical soul. You can love under the best and worst conditions.”

~ Drew Barymore in the movie, “Fever Pitch”


“Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.”

~ Saint-Exupery


Spread love everywhere you go: first of all in your own house. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a nextdoor neighbor… Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God’s kindness; kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting.”

~ Mother Theresa


“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.”

~ A A Milne


“Love is not blind – It sees more and not less, but because it sees more it is willing to see less.”

~ Will Moss


“If love is great, and there are no greater things, then what I feel for you must be the greatest.”

~ Unknown


“Relationships–of all kinds–are like sand held in your hand. Held loosely, with an open hand, the sand remains where it is. The minute you close your hand and squeeze tightly to hold on, the sand trickles through your fingers. You may hold onto some of it, but most will be spilled. A relationship is like that. Held loosely, with respect and freedom for the other person, it is likely to remain intact. But hold too tightly, too possessively, and the relationship slips away and is lost.”

 ~ Kaleel Jamison

“Where there is love there is life.”

~ Gandhi


“Love one another and you will be happy. It’s as simple and as difficult as that.”

~ Michael Leunig


“Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind; 
And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.“

~ William Shakespeare

“Love sought is good, but given unsought, is better.”

~ William Shakespeare

“The course of true love never did run smooth. 

~ William Shakespeare

“They do not love that do not show their love.“

~ William Shakespeare


“If so many men, so many minds, certainly so many hearts, so many kinds of love.“

~ Leo Tolstoy


“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.”

~ Helen Keller


“You’re not perfect sport, and let me save you the suspense, this girl you met, she isn’t perfect either. But the question is whether or not you’re perfect for each other.“

From the movie, “Good Will Hunting”

“Love actually is all around us. “

~ Hugh Grant in the movie, “Love Actually”

“You make me want to be a better man.”

~ Jack Nicholson in the movie, “As Good As It Gets”


“You know you’re in love when you don’t want to fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”

~ Dr. Seuss


“Without a heart I can never really know what it would be like to love someone.”

~ Wizard of Oz

“Hearts will never be practical until they are made unbreakable. “

~ Wizard of Oz


If you have any others you’d like to share, please do! Happy Valentine’s Day!