Love Quotes for Him or Her

We love a good quote. There’s something about discovering a quote that speaks to you and your situation. It serves as a reminder that you’re in a big world in which many people are dealing with the same trials and tribulations. Here is our compilation of 33 famous love quotes and more with the 11 cute images for all your romantic needs classified in 3 categories:

  • Cute Quotes about Love
  • Sad love quotes
  • Ispirational love quotes 

If you’re a social media fanatic like we are, you would have noticed that Instagram and Facebook are awash with inspirational quotes in an array of beautiful fonts, the majority of these quotes being dominated by themes of romance.

Romance has different layers and colours to it. It can be hard to define and categorise the deep feelings you have for someone. Its presence in our lives and its perceived complexity spurres us as creative creatures to attempt to describe what love is.

Plato says ‘At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet’. This would explain the abundance of beautiful prose dedicated to love and its overall prominent presence in culture – these are perhaps human attempts to explain such intangible feelings.

The long cold winter nights are almost purposefully designed to draw you into the warm embrace of your lover. If single, it’s a time where many reflect on past flames, or alternatively spend time pining over a dream lover who’s not yet aware of your affections.

Love can leave you speechless, and quotes provide a means to properly express how you feel.

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The following quotes deal specifically with the warm fuzzy aspects of romance. They are the sorts of things you may send or say to him/her to express how you feel about them.  You may also opt to print them out and use them for home décor if you’re looking for simple ways of decorating and instilling positive vibes in your space.

“Love is the hardest habit to break, and the most difficult to satisfy.” — Drew Barrymore

Researchers from Syracuse University reveal in the study, called “The Neuroimaging of Love” that several euphoria-inducing chemicals, such as adrenaline, oxytocin and dopamine are released in 12 areas of the brain that work simultaneously.

This means that feelings of love have a physiological effect on people in a number of ways.

As a consequence of the release of the hormones listed the neurological effect of love has been likened to the effects of using cocaine. Like Drew Barrymore implies, love is addictive.

I still fall in love with you everyday

“Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it” — Benjamin Franklin

Oxytocin is released in the brain when a person is in physical contact with their beloved. Not only does this increase feelings of euphoria but cuddling your special someone has officially been proven to ease pain and provide stress relief. So next time you have a headache, before turning to conventional pain killers give cuddle medicine a go.

Alternatively when someone experiences heartbreak within a relationship, the brain sends chemical signals to the area around the heart, this weakens the overall area causing physical pain in the chest and shortness of breath. In some extreme cases Broken Heart Syndrome as it’s called can be misdiagnosed as a small heart attack, with woman appearing to be the biggest sufferers of this.

“Love; it will not betray you, dismay or enslave you. It will set you free.” — Mumford & Sons

Love definitely has a freeing effect. The result is what many people describe as butterflies in the stomach, the kind of sensation you may feel if riding a roller coaster. This feeling is triggered by adrenaline in the system a hormone released in fight or flight situations

“Love is something sent from Heaven to worry the Hell out of you.” — Dolly Parton

Research insists that couples in the early stages of love have lower levels of serotonin, also known as the happiness hormone, which is believed to create feelings of happiness and well being.

If I know what love is, it is because of you. – Hermann Hesse

New couples also seem to have elevated levels of a hormone called cortisol, associated with stress.

These hormone levels are similar to those found in people who suffer from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

So if you’re in a new relationship or only just getting to know somebody, you can blame a lack of serotonin and an abundance of cortisol for your uncharacteristic, awkwardly nervous behaviour

Anyone who falls in love in searching for the missing pieces of themselves – Haruki Murakami

How to say I love you

“We’re all a little weird, and life’s a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.” — Dr. Seuss

It’s often said that people who are too similar often don’t make good couples, rather we are told opposites attract.

It would seem obvious that for example two strong and dominant personalities are bound to clash.

Research has proven just that, with the majority of long lasting couples appearing to have differing personality traits and interests.

“I swear I couldn’t love you more than I do right now, and yet I know I will tomorrow.”— Leo Christopher 

In contrast, couples that also proved to be too different equally found their relationship short lived. Often a key area of tension in relationships comes from differing values.

Rather, couples whose interests and values are different yet compatible are statistically more likely to last.

“Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.” — Aristotle

I love you because

It’s been proven that when someone begins to form a romantic interest in another person they subconsciously copy their subtle movements (the way they fiddle with their hair, shift in their seats that sort of thing).

As a relationship develops lovers do something perhaps a little more intense than just mirroring each-others movements.

They sync heartbeats. Yes, you read that right.

Scientists have found that when couples that describe themselves as in love gaze intently into at each other’s eyes for three minutes their hearts sync.

If that’s not one soul in two bodies we don’t know what is.

“Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, and therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.”-William ShakespeareLove looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, and therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.” -William Shakespeare

Love is more than just physical attraction. Whilst falling for someone initially based on looks is perfectly natural, we should all work a little harder to see the beauty of people’s souls.

Shakespeare Love Quotes 4: A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Act 1, Scene 2

“The course of true love never did run smooth”

Whilst love may not be an easy thing, it most definitely is worth the hassle

Shakespeare Love Quotes 1: Twelfth Night – Act 1, Scene 1

“If music be the food of love, play on”

Music and food have long been associated with sex. The Greek god of wine and revelry, Dionysus is a great example of this marriage

Here are some more beautiful quotes on love that you can send to your partner, perhaps as a cute morning message when most are at their most vulnerable

“Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” — Wuthering Heights Emily Bronte

“Life is a flower of which love is the honey.” — Victor Hugo

“Love is a smoke and is made with the fume of sighs.” — William Shakespeare

“Love is a game that two can play and both win.” ― Eva Gabor

“Love is a promise; love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear.” — John Lennon

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Along the way heartbreak and disappointment occurs. When that happens it can be easy to view life through bitter lenses and maybe even unjustly blame yourself for something that just wasn’t meant to last.

On these occasions, it’s important to maintain a positive outlook on life and love, and to always keep things in perspective.

These quotes are about looking on the brighter side of life and maintaining hope

“Better to have lost and loved than never to have loved at all.”– Hemingway

Breaking up with someone you still perhaps love is never a fun experience. The memories you forged with that person will always be yours to treasure.

Though it may hurt now, you can always look back on those moments with fondness. Relationships no matter how they end are always a learning experience.

“Just because a relationship ends, it doesn’t mean it’s not worth having.” ~ Sarah Mlynowski

Alternatively, though a relationship may have just ended, it does not mean to say that things may not bloom again with an old flame at a later date.

Many couples go through breaks in their relationships. On some occasions these times apart only further strengthen a relationship.

Depending on the scenario and the feelings you hold, the end of a relationship doesn’t mean you should give up fighting for that person.

“Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” ~ Marilyn Monroe

Love is a game that two can play and both win.― Eva Gabor

If you’re going to listen to anyone on matters of heartbreak, Marilyn Monroe is definitely someone whose advice you should heed. The late actress tragically went through many failed marriages and relationships.

“Love is like war: easy to begin but very hard to stop.”-H.L.Mencken

Unfortunately on some occasions no matter how hard you try, some relationships just don’t work out. It’s important to remember that while it may not have turned out the way you liked, there are more opportunities just beyond the horizon

“One day they’ll realize they lost a diamond while playing with worthless stones.” ~ Turcois Ominek

Unfortunately not every relationship ends in a cordial manner, and in some incidents partners may not prove faithful. You must always remember your self-worth. Just because someone is blind to your inner and outer beauty does not mean you are lacking in greatness.

Patience is key for getting over a breakup. That, and trailing off your interaction after the breakup. – Drake

No matter how a relationship ends it’s important to be patient with yourself. You might be tempted to jump back on the horse and be seen living your life to the fullest.

Whilst that’s all well and good, it’s important to stay true to yourself. If you don’t feel like dating soon after, don’t. If you want to stay at home with your favourite dessert do just that.

There will be days where you wished you got past things quicker. Like everything it will take time.

“Only time can heal your broken heart, just as only time can heal his broken arms and legs.” – Miss Piggy

The fabulous and newly single Miss Piggy can agree with us on this.  However I don’t recommend breaking the bones of your ex. No matter how tempting it may be.

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After you’ve mourned a break up its important to take time out. When in a relationship it can be easy to put someone else’s physical and emotional wellbeing above your own. Break ups provide an excuse for self-reflection.

It’s also important to remember your own self-worth when entering a relationship. A person will treat you how you allow them to.

These quotes are about loving yourself and the life you have. Whether single or in a relationship, these inspirational love quotes are relevant to everybody.

“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” —  Lucille Ball

Arguably without self-love you are in no position to love somebody else. It’s important to learn and be comfortable with who you are as an individual rather than relying on a relationship or partner to provide validation.

“I love you not because of who you are, but because of who I am when I am with you.” — Roy Croft

I love you not because of who you are, but because of who I am when I am with you. — Roy Croft

Your mother probably insisted that you are as good as the company you keep. This remains true when it comes to picking a partner. Couples often adopt habits and mannerisms from each other.

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

When considering someone as a partner it’s important you keep in mind how you behave around them.

Does being in love with them make you strive to be a better person?

If they don’t have a positive effect on you, maybe it’s wise to question if the relationship is worth pursuing.

Love does not dominate; it cultivates.” — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A lover who is not supportive is not in love. You deserve someone who will help you cultivate your goals and vice versa.

“Don’t brood. Get on with living and loving. You don’t have forever.” — Leo Buscaglia

Life is short, there’s no point wasting it stuck in a rut

“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” — Rumi

Love is a promise; love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear. - John Lennon

If you find yourself eternally looking for love but remaining single, maybe it’s time to focus your energies on self-exploration.

Where there is love there is life – Mahatma Gandhi

Sometimes by knowing yourself better and removing your internalised barriers you give yourself a much better chance of falling in love.

“Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.” — Oprah Winfrey

You could know yourself completely and be comfortable in your truth. This does not mean to say everyday will be perfect. When starting new relationships gravitate to the person who will support you on stormy days rather than the person who loves you for what you can provide. Say goodbye to fair-weather friends and lovers this year.

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.

Love comes naturally to human beings whilst hate is learnt and far more mentally taxing. Ultimately in a world where violence and hate is so rampant, we all could afford to love a little more.

Inspirational love quotes - Then and Now

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