150 Love Messages Perfect for Sending to That Someone Special

We’re about to enter the season of love (February), which means you may be reflecting on your journey of love. Whether you’re in a new relationship, have been married for years, or are flying solo this Valentine’s Day, these 150 love messages are sure to make your heart fill with warmth and radiance.

The great thing about devotions of love are that they are meant to be shared. Share these nuggets of heartfelt truth with your significant other via a Valentine’s Day card, thoughtful "thinking of you" message, or as inspiration in your own confession of deep admiration. No matter where the words originate from — you, a song, or a seasoned author — we’re sure your partner or crush will adore the thought and sentiment these love messages convey.

If more than one quote resonates with you about your loved one, relationship, or views on love, take a page from the Christmas handbook and turn the messages into an advent calendar by sending your S.O. a quote each day leading up to Valentine’s Day. That way, they will have 14 sincere quotes they can hold onto for life that remind them of you.

For more heartwarming quotes about love, check out our articles on Bible verses about love, relationship quotes, and “I miss you” quotes.

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Short Love Quotes

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  • "I know by experience that the poets are right: love is eternal." — E.M. Forster, A Room with a View

  • "Love isn't something you find. Love is something that finds you." — Loretta Young

  • "Absence is to love as wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small and kindles the great." — Roger de Bussy-Rabutin

  • "Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength while loving someone deeply gives you courage." — Lao Tzu

  • "To love is to recognize yourself in another." — Eckhart Tolle

  • "Your flaws are perfect for the heart that's meant to love you." — Unknown

  • "Love is when the other person's happiness is more important than your own." — H. Jackson Brown Jr.

  • "Your words are my food, your breath is my wine. You are everything to me." — Sarah Bernhardt

  • "I've tried so many times to think of a new way to say it, and it's still I love you." — Zelda Fitzgerald

  • "I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you." — Elizabeth Barrett Browning

  • "To get the full value of joy, you must have someone to divide it with." — Mark Twain

  • "Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies." — Aristotle

  • "We are most alive when we're in love." — John Updike

  • "There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness." — Friedrich Nietzsche

  • "Love is a friendship set to music." — E. Joseph Cossman

Cute Love Messages

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  • "Ever thine. Ever mine. Ever ours." — Ludwig van Beethoven

  • "Never above you. Never below you. Always beside you." — Walter Winchell

  • "True love stories never have endings." — Richard Bach

  • "There is only one happiness in this life: to love and be loved." — George Sand

  • "Love puts up with all things, trusts in all things, hopes for all things, endures all things." — 1 Corinthians 13:7

  • "Where we love is home — home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts." — Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

  • "At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet." — Plato

  • "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

  • "Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be, the last of life, for which the first was made." — Robert Browning

  • "No matter where I went, I always knew my way back to you. You are my compass star." — Diana Peterfreund

  • "Where there is great love, there are always miracles." — Willa Cather, Death Comes for the Archbishop

  • "Life is the flower for which love is the honey." — Victor Hugo

  • "I am in you, and you in me, mutual in divine love." – William Blake

  • "We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly." — Sam Keen, To Love and Be Loved

  • "The most precious possession that ever comes to a man in this world is a woman's heart." — J. G. Holland

Relationship Love Messages

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  • “Love starts as a feeling, but to continue is a choice; and I find myself choosing you more and more every day.” — Justin Wetch, Bending the Universe

  • “Always remember us this way.” — Lady Gaga, A Star is Born

  • “You don’t love someone because they’re perfect. You love them in spite of the fact that they’re not.” — Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper

  • “Nothing lasts forever. Not me. Not you. Not love. But while we’re here, let’s give eternity something to think about.” — Blake Auden

  • "Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction." — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

  • "There is no more lovely, friendly, and charming relationship, communion, or company than a good marriage." — Martin Luther

  • "A soulmate is someone who understands you like no other, loves you like no other, will be there for you forever, no matter what. They say that nothing lasts forever, but I am a firm believer in the fact that for some, love lives on even after we're gone." — Cecelia Ahern, P.S. I Love You

  • "In our life there is a single color, as on an artist's palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love." — Marc Chagall

  • "Love is the only reality, and it is not a mere sentiment. It is the ultimate truth that lies at the heart of creation." — Rabindranath Tagore

  • "The secret of a happy marriage is finding the right person. You know they're right if you love to be with them all the time." — Julia Child

  • "Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible — it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment and offer you more joy than any material possession could." — Barbara De Angelis

  • "When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible." — Nora Ephron, When Harry Met Sally

  • "The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves." — Victor Hugo

  • "We simply can't abandon ship every time we encounter a storm. Real love is about weathering the terms of life together." — Seth Adam Smith

  • "Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get — only with what you are expecting to give — which is everything." — Katharine Hepburn, Me: Stories of My Life

  • "Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing, and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses." — Ann Landers

Love Messages for Him

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

  • “I choose him over and over again, and he chooses me.” — Veronica Roth, Allegiant

  • “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach when feeling out of sight, for the ends of being and ideal grace.” — Elizabeth Barrett Browning, “How Do I Love Thee?”

  • "When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too." — Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

  • "The cure for all the ills and wrongs, the cares, the sorrows, and the crimes of humanity, all lie in the one word 'love.' It is the divine vitality that everywhere produces and restores life." — Lydia M. Child

  • "The truth is that there is only one terminal dignity: love. And the story of a love is not important. What is important is that one is capable of love. It is, perhaps, the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity." — Helen Hayes

  • "I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death." — Robert Fulghum, All I Really Need to Know, I Learned in Kindergarten

  • "Love feels no burden, thinks nothing of trouble, attempts what is above its strength, pleads no excuse of impossibility; for it thinks all things lawful for itself and all things possible." — Thomas à Kempis

  • "When you love a man, he becomes more than a body. His physical limbs expand, and his outline recedes, vanishes. He is rich and sweet and right. He is part of the world, the atmosphere, the blue sky, and the blue water." — Gwendolyn Brooks

  • "Those who have never known the deep intimacy and the intense companionship of mutual love have missed the best thing that life has to give." — Bertrand Russell

  • "The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more, that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. And that's what you've given me. That's what I'd hoped to give you forever." — Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook

  • "The minute I heard my first love story, I started looking for you, not knowing how blind I was. Lovers don't finally meet somewhere. They're in each other all along." — Rumi

  • "Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice — but for those who love, time is eternity." — Henry Van Dyke

  • "You don't love someone for their looks or their clothes or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear." — Oscar Wilde

  • "The real lover is the man who can thrill you by kissing your forehead or smiling into your eyes or just staring into space." — Marilyn Monroe

Love Messages for Her

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  • “Anyone who has seen her smile has known perfection. She instills grace in every common thing and divinity in every careless gesture.” — Edmond Rostand, Cyrano de Bergerac

  • “I am in love with her because she is the only woman to ever understand me to the bone and even further. And there is nothing more beautiful than the arousing of a place no one has ever touched.” — Christopher Poindexter

  • “Why, darling, I don’t live at all when I’m not with you.” — Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms

  • “He stepped down, trying not to look long at her, as if she were the sun, yet he saw her like the sun, even without looking.” — Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

  • “I carry your heart with me (I carry it in my heart). I am never without it (anywhere I go you go, my dear; and whatever is done by only me is your doing, my darling).” — E.E. Cummings, “I Carry Your Heart with Me”

  • “I like myself better when I’m with you.” — Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie

  • “If every word I said could make you laugh, I’d talk forever (together my love). I ask the sky just what we had, mmm it shone forever (together my love). If the song I sing to you could fill your heart with joy, I’d sing forever (together my love). Forever. Forever. I’ve been so happy loving you.” — The Beach Boys, “Forever”

  • “I can love things by watching her love them. That is how I know I love her.” — Christopher Poindexter

  • "To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow — this is a human offering that can border on miraculous." — Elizabeth Gilbert, Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage

  • "I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the astonishing light of your own being." — Hafiz of Shiraz

  • "A man reserves his true and deepest love not for the species of woman in whose company he finds himself electrified and enkindled but for that one in whose company he may feel tenderly drowsy." — George Jean Nathan

  • "I saw that you were perfect, and so I loved you. Then I saw that you were not perfect, and I loved you even more." — Angelita Lim

  • "The moment you have in your heart this extraordinary thing called love and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstasy of it, you will discover that for you, the world is transformed." — Jiddu Krishnamurti

  • "When you're in love, you never really know whether your elation comes from the qualities of the one you love, or if it attributes them to her; whether the light which surrounds her like a halo comes from you, from her, or from the meeting of your sparks." — Natalie Clifford Barney

  • "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, your eyes close." — Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets

  • "People think a soulmate is your perfect fit, and that's what everyone wants. But a true soulmate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life." — Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

  • "Being married is like having somebody permanently in your corner. It feels limitless, not limited." — Gloria Steinem

Romantic Love Messages for Husband

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  • "Don't ever think I fell for you, or fell over you. I didn't fall in love; I rose in it." — Toni Morrison, Jazz

  • "I love being married. It's so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life." — Rita Rudner

  • "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

  • "Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze." — Elinor Glyn

  • "A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person." — Mignon McLaughlin

  • "Love grows more tremendously full, swift, poignant, as the years multiply." — Zane Grey

  • "Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own." — Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land

  • "Love is something eternal; the aspect may change, but not the essence." — Vincent van Gogh

  • "Sometimes, I can't see myself when I'm with you. I only just see you." — Jodi Lynn Anderson

  • "As love grows older, our hearts mature, and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable." — Bruce Lee

  • "Love doesn't make the world go 'round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile." — Franklin P. Jones

  • "To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides." — David Viscott

  • "When I saw you, I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew." ― Arrigo Boito

  • "I swear I couldn't love you more than I do right now, and yet I know I will tomorrow." – Leo Christopher

  • "Love is when he gives you a piece of your soul that you never knew was missing." — Torquato Tasso

  • "Come live in my heart and pay no rent." — Samuel Lover

  • "I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times, in life, after life, in age, after age forever." — Rabindranath Tagore, "Unending Love"

  • "I would rather share one lifetime with you than face all the ages of this world alone." – J.R.R. Tolkien, Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

  • "The water shines only by the sun. And it is you who are my sun." — Charles de Leusse

Romantic Love Messages for Wife

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  • "You are the finest, loveliest, tenderest, and most beautiful person I have ever known — and even that is an understatement." — F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • "Every atom of your flesh is as dear to me as my own: in pain and sickness, it would still be dear." — Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

  • "True love is eternal, infinite, and always like itself. It is equal and pure, without violent demonstrations: it is seen with white hairs and is always young in the heart." — Honore de Balzac

  • "If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk through my garden forever." — Alfred Tennyson

  • "You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams." — Dr. Seuss

  • "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

  • "If one day the moon calls you by your name, don't be surprised because every night I tell her about you." — Shahrazad al-Khalij

  • "It was love at first sight, at last sight, at ever and ever sight." ― Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita

  • "Your love shines in my heart as the sun that shines upon the earth." — Unknown

  • "You meet thousands of people, and none of them really touch you. And then you meet one person, and your life is changed forever." — Jake Gyllenhaal, Love & Other Drugs

  • "I've never had a moment's doubt. I love you. I believe in you completely. You are my dearest one. My reason for life." — Ian McEwan, Atonement

  • "Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone — we find it with another." — Thomas Merton, Love and Living

  • "What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined for life — to strengthen each other in labor, to rest on each other in all sorrow, to minister to each other in all pain, to be with each other in silent, unspeakable memories at the moment of the last parting?" — George Eliot, Adam Bede

  • "There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment." — Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever

  • "There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart." — Mahatma Gandhi

  • "If I had but an hour of love, if that be all that is given me, an hour of love upon this earth, I would give my love to thee." — Alice Sebold, The Lovely Bones

  • "Sometimes, your nearness takes my breath away; and all the things I want to say can find no voice. Then, in silence, I can only hope my eyes will speak my heart." — Robert Sexton

  • "For you see, each day, I love you more, today, more than yesterday and less than tomorrow." – Rosemonde Gérard

  • "And I'd choose you; in a hundred lifetimes, in a hundred worlds, in any version of reality, I'd find you, and I'd choose you." — Kiersten White, The Chaos of Stars

Love Texts for Him

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  • "Just in case you ever foolishly forget, I'm never not thinking of you." — Virginia Woolf

  • "Loved you yesterday, love you still, always have, always will." — Unknown

  • "My heart is, and always will be, yours." — Jane Austen

  • "Morning without you is a dwindled dawn." — Emily Dickinson

  • "I want you today, tomorrow, next week, and for the rest of my life." — I.A. Dice, The Sound of Salvation

  • "All of me loves all of you." — John Legend, "All of Me"

  • "Everything I do, I do it for you." — Bryan Adams, "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You"

  • "No matter where I go, or what I do, I'm thinking of you." — Dierks Bentley, "Thinking of You"

  • "My soul and your soul are forever tangled." — N. R. Hart

  • "You're nothing short of my everything." — Ralph Block

  • "You are the best thing that's ever been mine." — Taylor Swift, "Mine"

  • "I never want to stop making memories with you." — Unknown

  • "In short, I will part with anything for you but you." — Mary Wortley Montagu

  • "With our love, we could save the world." — George Harrison, "Within You Without You"

  • "'I love you'" begins by I, but it ends up by you." — Charles de Leusse

  • "I love you more than my own skin." — Frida Kahlo

  • "I do love nothing in the world so well as you." — William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing

Love Texts for Her

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  • "You should be kissed, and often, and by someone who knows how." — Rhett Butler, Gone With the Wind

  • "Each time, you happen to me all over again." — Edith Wharton, The Age of Innocence

  • "My night has become a sunny dawn because of you." — Unknown

  • "You are my sun, my moon, and all my stars." — E. E. Cummings

  • "To me, you are perfect." — Love Actually

  • "It's enough for me to be sure that you and I exist at this moment." — Gabriel García Márquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude

  • "When I look into your eyes, I know I have found the mirror of my soul." — Unknown

  • "I need you like a heart needs a beat (but it's nothing new)." — One Republic, "Apologize"

  • "I'll tell you one thing, it's always better when we're together." — Jack Johnson, "Better Together"

  • "You call it madness, but I call it love." — Russ Columbo, "You Call It Madness (But I Call It Love"

  • "When you look at me, when you think of me, I am in paradise." — William Makepeace Thackeray

  • "The day my life changed forever… The day I first saw you." — Nicholas Sparks, The Longest Ride

  • "I love you — I am at rest with you — I have come home." — Dorothy L. Sayers, Busman's Honeymoon

  • "You are my greatest adventure." — Mr. Incredible, The Incredibles

  • "If I know what love is, it is because of you." — Hermann Hesse

  • "Our love cannot be measured; it just is." — John Paul Stevens

  • “But you wrap your arms around my heart, just like you always do, and the light in your eyes is my only truth.” — Ed Prosek, “Give It All”

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