75+ Best Wanting Love Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Inspirational wanting love quotes will encourage you to think a little deeper than you usually would and broaden your perspective.

Famous Wanting Love Quotes

You don’t have to go looking for love when it’s where you come from. – Werner Erhard

Hope for love, pray for love, wish for love, dream for love but don’t put your life on hold waiting for love. – Mandy Hale

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

We waste time looking for the perfect lover instead of creating the perfect love. – Tom Robbins

Finding love is like making creme brulee. It may take a few tries before you get it right. – Crystal Woods

Those that go searching for love, only manifest their own loveless ness. And the loveless never find love, only the loving find love. And they never have to seek for it. – D. H. Lawrence

The road to finding ‘the one’ is paved with a bit of promiscuity. – Ryan Erickson

Seeking love keeps you from the awareness that you already have it that you are it. – Byron Katie

I was seeking a real love, a real deal, and I have been seeking it for a lot of years. And in that seeking, I found that God’s love is real. – Dyan Cannon

Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams. If you’re wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn’t love you anymore. – Lady Gaga

We love the things we love for what they are. – Robert Frost

You don’t love someone because they’re perfect. You love them in spite of the fact that they’re not. – Jodi Picoult

The times may have changed, but the people are still the same. We’re still looking for love, and that will always be our struggle as human beings. – Halle Berry

All my boyhood, all I ever wanted was to be loved. – Norman Wisdom

I just sought a way to be someone I wasn’t. To be loved. – Mark David Chapman

We are all unconsciously in search of love. Whenever we feel its presence in our environment, we can’t help but be drawn to it. There is no more compelling energy in the world. – Sonia Choquette

You deserve love, and you’ll get it. – Amy Poehler

People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that’s what everyone wants. But a true soul mate 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

Nothing makes us more cowardly and unconscionable than the desire to be loved by everyone. – Marie Ebner-Eschenbach

The moment we set off in search of love, it sets off in search of us. And saves us. – Paulo Coelho

The quest for Love changes us. There is no seeker among those who search for Love who has not matured on the way. The moment you start looking for Love, you start to change within and without. – Elif Shafak

Give in to love, or live in fear. – Jonathan Larson

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

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 do not 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

Search for love, for it is the most important ingredient of life. Without it, you life will echo emptiness. With it, your life will vibrate with warmth and meaning. Even during any hardship, love will shine through. – Nikita Koloff

The only way to be loved is to be and to appear lovely; to possess and display kindness, benevolence, tenderness; to be free from selfishness and to be alive to the welfare of others. – John Jay

I’ll never stop dreaming that one day we can be a real family, together, all of us laughing and talking, loving and understanding, not looking at the past but only to the future. – LaToya Jackson

Don’t look for Love, look for the one looking for Love. – Rumi

If one is desperate for love, I suggest looking at one’s friends and family and see if love is all around. If not, get a new set of friends, a new family. – Jasmine Guy

Be an earth angel, and look for love behind the actions of everyone you meet today. Whenever you look for love, you will always find it. – Doreen Virtue

Perhaps she was just looking for love in the wrong places. In all the safe places. What if love was not safe at all? – Mary Balogh

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. – Lao Tzu

Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own. – Robert A. Heinlein

We accept the love we think we deserve. – Stephen Chbosky

To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable. – C.S. Lewis

Stop looking for love and start showing it. – Paul Pearsall

We’re all looking for love, in our confusion, until we find our way back to the realization that love is what we already are. – Byron Katie

Everybody’s looking for love, and you want to love somebody and be loved in return. – Jill Scott

Instead of looking for love, let it happen by being the best you that you can be. – Marshall Sylver

The desire for love is universal but that has never meant it’s worthy of respect. It’s not admirable to want love, it just is. – Rachel Kushner

Next to love is the desire for love. – Wallace Stevens

If you don’t receive love from the ones who are meant to love you, you will never stop looking for it. – Robert Goolrick

Nothing is in the middle of somewhere, surrounded by everything, where everyone is someplace, and still lacking the someone, I need most. – Anthony Liccione

There are more people who wish to be loved than there are who are willing to love. – Nicolas Chamfort

If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. And if they don’t, they never were. – Khalil Gibran

When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it-always. – Mahatma Gandhi

I love you as certain dark things are to be loved, in secret, between the shadow and the soul. – Pablo Neruda

If music be the food of love, play on. – William Shakespeare

I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it. – Audrey Hepburn

All my life, my heart has yearned for a thing I cannot name. – Andre Breton

If you want to be loved by everyone, don’t go into politics. – Teresa Heinz

If you want to be loved, be lovable. – Ovid

Let no one who loves be unhappy, even love unreturned has its rainbow. – James M. Barrie

All men and women have an equal need for love. When these needs are not fulfilled it is easy to have our feelings hurt, for which we blame our partner. – John Gray

In this horror of solitude, this need to lose his ego in exterior flesh, which man calls grandly the need for love. – Charles Baudelaire

Love is a promise. Love is a souvenir. Once given never forgotten, never let it disappear. – John Lennon

In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you. – Jane Austen

So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you. – Paolo Coelho

If you wish to be loved, show more of your faults than your virtues. – Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

In every living thing there is the desire for love. – D. H. Lawrence

If you wished to be loved, love. – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Women wish to be loved without a why or a wherefore; not because they are pretty, or good, or wellbred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves. – Henri-Frederic Amiel

I have feelings too. I am still human. All I want is to be loved, for myself and for my talent. – Marilyn Monroe

You don’t want to love – your eternal and abnormal craving is to be loved. You aren’t positive, you’re negative. You absorb, absorb, as if you must fill yourself up with love, because you’ve got a shortage somewhere. – David Herbert Lawrence

The demand to be loved is the greatest of all arrogant presumptions. – Friedrich Nietzsche

I like not only to be loved, but also to be told I am loved. – George Eliot

Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. – A.A. Milne

Never love anyone who treats you like you’re ordinary. – Oscar Wilde

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

All I wanted was just what everybody else wants, you know, to be loved. – Rita Hayworth

People think I’m strong as hard as I look. But I’ve a very sensitive side and need to be loved by everyone. – Brigitte Nielsen

Women in general want to be loved for what they are and men for what they accomplish. – Theodor Reik

Everyone needs to be needed, wants to be wanted, and loves to be loved. You are human and you need to be loved just like everything else in this world. – Unknown

The child who acts unlovable is the child who most needs to be loved. – Cathy Rindner Tempelsman