100+ Best Great Love Quotes: Exclusive Selection

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Famous Great Love Quotes

I knew after ‘Sarah Marshall’ that my favorite genre is romantic comedy. Nothing is more satisfying than a great romantic comedy. — Nicholas Stoller

I’m a hopeless romantic with a dirty mind. — Leelee Sobieski

WWI is a romantic war, in all senses of the word. An entire generation of men and women left the comforts of Edwardian life to travel bravely, and sometimes even jauntily, to almost certain death. At the very least, any story or novel about WWI is about innocence shattered in the face of experience. — Anita Shreve

I like sundresses with cowboy boots, little shorts with big wedge heels and a big piece of turquoise. I also love classic, Old Hollywood romantic styles. I’m ‘country girl meets city girl’ circa 1930. — Kirsten Prout

Finding love is a fixation now, and that’s because although romantic love can sometimes cause a lot of suffering, it can also give people peaks of happiness that come very close to our ideal of ‘the happy state.’ — Francois Lelord

Too many women throw themselves into romance because they’re afraid of being single, then start making compromises and losing their identity. I won’t do that. — Julie Delpy

Only passions, great passions can elevate the soul to great things. — Denis Diderot

In medicine as well as in romantic poetry, it is the heart that is the center and controlling mechanics of life. If the heart stops, life stops. The loss of sight doesn’t not mean death. Yet for ages, the eyes was believed to contain a human being’s vital essence – a not wholly irrational belief. — Henry Grunwald

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

For my parents’ generation, the idea was not that marriage was about some kind of idealized, romantic love; it was a partnership. It’s about creating family; it’s about creating offspring. Indian culture is essentially much more of a ‘we’ culture. It’s a communal culture where you do what’s best for the community – you procreate. — Aasif Mandvi

I want to do a romantic comedy. Like a ‘When Harry Met Sally’ romantic comedy… A really sweet, show-my-vulnerability kind of role. — Zoe McLellan

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

I won’t have a traditional marriage; I don’t find the value in that anymore. But I am such a hopeless romantic and I really want love and I want a committed relationship, so I am going to reinvent marriage for myself. — Halle Berry

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

Love doesn’t just sit there, like a stone; it has to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new. — Ursula K. Le Guin

I guess it’s ridiculously romantic, but I wanted to be a full tilt, sink-or-swim writer. — Daniel Woodrell

Movies don’t look hard, but figuring it out, getting the shape of it, getting everybody’s character right and having it be funny, make sense and be romantic, it’s creating a puzzle. Yes, having been a writer for so long, I have an awareness of when things are going awry, but it doesn’t mean I know how to fix them. — Nancy Meyers

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

Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold. — Zelda Fitzgerald

Love is always open arms. If you close your arms about love you will find that you are left holding only yourself. — Leo Buscaglia

I’ve played such serious characters that no one sees me the way I actually am, which is completely cheesy and goofy, so it would be fun to do a romantic comedy and just have a good laugh. — Laura Vandervoort

Where love is concerned, too much is not even enough. — Pierre Beaumarchais

I go to acting class, and in acting class, I’m not the girl that brings in romantic comedies; I’m the girl that wants to do ‘Girl Interrupted’ all the time. — Lindsey McKeon

In our romantic groves I adored her like a divinity. — Anne Boyd

If I were sufficiently romantic I suppose I’d have killed myself long ago just to make people talk about me. I haven’t even got the conviction to make a successful drunkard. — John Dos Passos

There is nothing quixotic or romantic in wanting to change the world. It is possible. It is the age-old vocation of all humanity. — Gioconda Belli

The connection to place, to the land, the wind, the sun, stars, the moon… it sounds romantic, but it’s true – the visceral experience of motion, of moving through time on some amazing machine – a few cars touch on it, but not too many compared to motorcycles. I always felt that any motorcycle journey was special. — Antoine Predock

‘I Am Number Four’ is an action-packed adventure entwined with a romantic story. I play the role of John Smith. John wants to be a normal kid, but he is from a different planet and he has been given this destiny of becoming a warrior. — Alex Pettyfer

I loved it. I just thought I wanted to stay in college forever. I came to New York all by myself; I didn’t have any friends there. But it was fine. I felt comfortable. I started thinking, ‘Maybe graduate school?’ I was really cool with people who were smart, who knew stuff. It’s very romantic and stimulating. — Alice Smith

Mixed messages are just part and parcel of the romantic terrain, and rather than berate yourself for any crossed wires, you’d do better to work on your future resilience. — Mariella Frostrup

I was born with a romantic nature, and I’ll carry it to my grave. — Telly Savalas

I’m a hopeless romantic and I believe that you can find love in many different places and be very conflicted. I’ve discovered as I’ve grown up that life is far more complicated than you think it is when you’re a kid. It isn’t just a straightforward fairytale. — Rachel McAdams

With action movies, that’s just fun stuff for me. That’s me being a kid again. Same with ‘The Best of Me’ and these romantic dramas. It’s such a freedom from reality and social constructions. You get to just have fun and play and be in a movie. — Luke Bracey

How did I go from ‘Menace II Society’ to ‘Love Jones?’ There wasn’t a poetic moment or romantic bone in O-Dog’s body. — Larenz Tate

E. B. White had a romantic tenderness toward nature in a capital R, 19th-century way. He was knowledgeable, a part-time farmer, and a hardheaded realistic person. — Michael Sims

After these three novels I gave up writing novels for a time; I was dissatisfied with romantic doom, yet didn’t see much way around it. — Nicholas Mosley

The telephone, which interrupts the most serious conversations and cuts short the most weighty observations, has a romance of its own. — Virginia Woolf

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

I absolutely love Ireland. It’s one of the most beautiful places on Earth, and I have strong ties here. Both my grandmothers are from Ireland, and I have spent every summer in Bantry since my father, who is an artist, had the romantic idea 20 years ago to buy an old farmhouse on the west coast and renovate it. — Emily Ratajkowski

If I eat a huge meal and I can get the girl to rub my belly, I think that’s about as romantic as I can think of. — Ryan Gosling

It’s so often that I read for the bouncy, sunny girl men fall in love with who will solve all the romantic problems in the narrative. I don’t choose to work that way. — Sarah Gadon

Romance can end, but I don’t think art really ends, as romantic as that might sound. — Stew

When love is not madness, it is not love. — Pedro Calderon de la Barca

When I watch a romantic comedy, I feel like they’re selling something that doesn’t exist. Two beautiful, but extremely unpleasant, people are terrible to each other for an hour, accidentally kiss, then decide to like each other during an extremely vague montage. That isn’t how people fall in love. — Rainbow Rowell

I sail, run dogs, ride horses, play professional poker and tell stories about the stuff I’ve been through. And I’m still a romantic; I still want Bambi to make it out of the fire. — Gary Paulsen

When I was a kid, I knew the black and white version of ‘Jane Eyre,’ and I guess I became interested in the idea of romantic love – of unrequited love and the tragedies of that; of what are the important things in life; what should one value over other materials. — Cary Fukunaga

O, thou art fairer than the evening air clad in the beauty of a thousand stars. — Christopher Marlowe

I’ve been really lucky to have had a variety of roles, and I don’t think I’m in danger of being typecast as the romantic lead. I think there’s honour in working as constantly as you can. That isn’t easy. And I’m no matinee idol. — Tobias Menzies

When you’re making a film, you become incredibly close. It’s not like you’re filing away papers all day. You’re creating with human emotions, so you do become very connected, so it is familial and romantic. — Thora Birch

I am a pretty emotional person. Any act of kindness or unkindness moves me. When I see a romantic couple sitting by the beach, it moves me. I don’t break down or crack under pressure, but I am just sensitive. — Nimrat Kaur

The only regret I will have in dying is if it is not for love. — Gabriel Garcia Marquez

I’m like the kid in kindergarten; I really do send valentines to everyone. — Susie Bright

As a kid I quite fancied the romantic, Bohemian idea of being an artist. I expect I thought I could escape from the difficulties of maths and spelling. Maybe I thought I would avoid the judgement of the establishment. — Peter Wright

I would pretend to be the French lieutenant’s woman. I was always a romantic. I still am, actually. — Helena Bonham Carter

I’m an incurable romantic, and Casablanca’s one of the most romantic pictures I’ve ever seen – the combination of Bogart and Bergman is just magical. — Ken Adam

Middle age is when a guy keeps turning off lights for economical rather than romantic reasons. — Lillian Gordy Carter

The last romantic novel I think I read was ‘Tess of the d’Urbervilles.’ — Bartlett Sher

I think the best romantic comedies don’t have villains. — Nicholas Stoller

My dad was an adventurer, my mother a romantic. When they met in college, both were creative writers; the writing was a bond. — Brian Herbert

I close my eyes, then I drift away, into the magic night I softly say. A silent prayer, like dreamers do, then I fall asleep to dream my dreams of you. — Roy Orbison

I saw Tequila Sunrise as a romantic picture with complex, bigger than life characters. — Conrad Hall

I’ve always really been a romantic at heart, and I have always wanted kids, and I think the idea of sharing your life with the right person is amazing, actually. — Monica Lewinsky

‘Little Night’ has layers of meaning. There’s something enchanted about night. All those heavenly bodies, shooting stars, the crescent moon, celestial phenomenon. Owls fly at night, and first kisses happen. Night is romantic. Alternately, darkness hides the worst of human behavior. — Luanne Rice

Today is Valentine’s Day – or, as men like to call it, Extortion Day! — Jay Leno

I like playing off strong actors, whether it’s Benedict Cumberbatch or Dominic Cooper. Also I’m a hopeless romantic, so I’m fascinated by relationships. — Lara Pulver

In real love you want the other person’s good. In romantic love you want the other person. — Margaret Anderson

I want to do all kinds of things. I want to do some comedy. I’d love to do a romantic comedy, and I’d love to do some period pieces with classical text. I’d love somebody to cast me as Macbeth, but for a film. I just want to be all over the place. — Kevin Alejandro

Romantic ideas about the heart fly in the face of known fact, but that doesn’t matter and never has. People many thousands of years ago knew that the heart is basically a blood pump, but that didn’t keep them from also believing it was the seat of romantic love (and all other strong emotion). — George Fetherling

I love to have real people of history interact with my fictional characters. History gives me the plot. I research the period meticulously, and then I blend in a romantic and sensual love story to give it balance. The heavier the history, the more romantic the couple must be. — Virginia Henley

Some have called we rock and roll performers who never retire ‘troubadours.’ I enjoy this misnomer immensely. While there are many differences between me and my distant predecessors in L’Occitane, I do believe there is a lineage that connects us of the last 70 years with those romantic singers of the High Middle Ages. — Frank Black

I’ve always loved the ’40s romantic comedies and the idea of those mistaken identities and lovers’ misunderstandings. — Pearl Cleage

Most cynics are really crushed romantics: they’ve been hurt, they’re sensitive, and their cynicism is a shell that’s protecting this tiny, dear part in them that’s still alive. — Jeff Bridges

I like to think of myself as a romantic person! — Luke Bracey

I could go my whole life and say, ‘I’m not going to do anything with a love triangle,’ but whenever you have a romance, there has to be some obstacle, and even the dumbest romantic comedies have a love triangle or something. — Catherine Hardwicke

Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves. — Albert Einstein

Man, I’m 6 foot 8. I’m gonna be typecast. It’s not like I’m gonna be the romantic lead, although that wouldn’t be bad. — Tyler Mane

For me, the romantic comedies I love are the ones that pay homage to the genre, but also find their ways to twist it and tweak it. — Greg Berlanti

If you’re a woman and a guy’s ever said anything romantic to you, he just left off the second part that would have made you sick if you could have heard it. — Louis C. K.

The smile on your face lets me know that you need me, there’s a truth in your heart that says you’ll never leave me, and the touch of your hand says you’ll catch me whenever I fall. — Alison Krauss

Immature love says: ‘I love you because I need you.’ Mature love says ‘I need you because I love you.’ — Erich Fromm

Some say that the age of chivalry is past, that the spirit of romance is dead. The age of chivalry is never past, so long as there is a wrong left unredressed on earth. — Charles Kingsley

I am such a sap when it comes to love! I believe in love at first sight all the way. But that’s just the way it happened to me with my relationships. I love the idea of two people looking at each other and electricity flying around them; it’s so romantic, and it’s a great feeling. — Kim Barnouin

Since I was seventeen I thought I might be a star. I’d think about all my heroes, Charlie Parker, Jimi Hendrix… I had a romantic feeling about how these people became famous. — Jean-Michel Basquiat

I think romance is anything honest. As long as it’s honest, it’s so disarming. — Kristen Stewart

The only thing I would unequivocally say is that I have never had any interest in romantic comedy I just couldn’t do it. I think I’d be terrible. — Christian Bale

I do want to make powerful works of art with people, but I also just want to have fun. I’ve never done a romantic comedy – I’m sure it would be a blast. — Ahna O’Reilly

I love the concept of the romance that exists when people are broken. Like, the promise of a romance when you’re at the bottom. I think that’s infinitely compelling and romantic. — Shane Carruth

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

In real love you want the other person’s good. In romantic love, you want the other person. — Margaret Chase Smith

A lot of romantic comedies are just light romantic dramas, or the comedy comes off second-best. — Graeme Simsion

If you want to talk about a subject that is important to women, romantic fiction is the place to talk about it because that’s where your audience is. — Charlotte Lamb

I’m a very loyal boyfriend. I’m a bit of a joker… I can be romantic, but not too sickly. — Louis Tomlinson

I always think the most romantic books or films are the ones where the romance doesn’t happen, because it makes your heart ache so much watching it. — Natalie Portman

Romantic fiction is the only purely feminine art form. All other art forms were shaped and are dominated by men. — Charlotte Lamb

You cannot look up at the night sky on the Planet Earth and not wonder what it’s like to be up there amongst the stars. And I always look up at the moon and see it as the single most romantic place within the cosmos. — Tom Hanks

I’m a romantic realist. I knew I would become a star, just as I know some day the bubble will burst. — Telly Savalas

The prince in ‘The Leopard’ was a very complex character – at times autocratic, rude, strong – at times romantic, good, understanding – and sometimes even stupid, and above all, mysterious. — Luchino Visconti

I’m a romantic, and we romantics are more sensitive to the way people feel. We love more, and we hurt more. When we’re hurt, we hurt for a long time. — Freddy Fender

I’m currently working on a romantic comedy between me and Philip Seymour Hoffman. So my next step is to write something so mind-blowingly spectacular that he has no other choice but to agree to do it! Wish me luck. — Haley Webb

OK, I love ‘The King and I.’ I’m a huge Yul Brynner fan. I love the scene where they danced after the big banquet; that’s one of my favorite scenes in a movie of all time. It’s romantic and sweet and wonderful. — Tina Majorino

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