The Lover archetype passionately seeks many types of love; a love for family, for friends, for God, and for life itself. This archetype is one of emotion, feeling and idealism.
100 Inspirational Quotes for Lovers
We’ve collected the best quotes about lovers for you to read through.
This selection of quotations are based solely on my personal taste and are in no particular order. You are welcome to browse the entire collection and look for your own favourite quotes.
Checkout this list of lover quotes:
1. Reese Witherspoon
You always gain by giving love.
2. Ed Sheeran
All that you are is all that I’ll ever need.
3. F. Scott Fitzgerald
I love her, and that’s the beginning and end of everything.
4. Maya Angelou
Love recognizes no barriers.
5. William W Purkey
You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching,
Love like you’ll never be hurt,
Sing like there’s nobody listening,
And live like it’s heaven on earth.
6. Jane Austen, Persuasion
I can listen no longer in silence. I must speak to you by such means as are within my reach. You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone for ever. I offer myself to you again with a heart even more your own than when you almost broke it, eight years and a half ago. Dare not say that man forgets sooner than woman, that his love has an earlier death. I have loved none but you. Unjust I may have been, weak and resentful I have been, but never inconstant. You alone have brought me to Bath. For you alone, I think and plan. Have you not seen this? Can you fail to have understood my wishes? I had not waited even these ten days, could I have read your feelings, as I think you must have penetrated mine. I can hardly write. I am every instant hearing something which overpowers me. You sink your voice, but I can distinguish the tones of that voice when they would be lost on others. Too good, too excellent creature! You do us justice, indeed. You do believe that there is true attachment and constancy among men.
7. Dr Seuss
You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.
8. Martin Luther King
Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.
9. Stephen Chbosky
We accept the love we think we deserve.
10. Andre Gide
It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.
11. John Green
As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.
12. Elie Wiesel
The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference
13. Friedrich Nietzsche
It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.
14. Pablo Neruda
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.
15. William Shakespeare
Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.
16. Neil Gaiman
Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn’t it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up.
17. Lao Tzu
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage
18. Sarah Dessen
There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.
19. Robert A Heinlein
Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.
20. William Shakespeare
Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind,
And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.
21. Nicholas Sparks
Love is like the wind, you can’t see it but you can feel it
22. Jodi Picoult
You don’t love someone because they’re perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they’re not.
23. Robert Fulghum
We’re all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness—and call it love—true love.
24. Anais Nin
Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.
25. Marilyn Monroe
The real lover is the man who can thrill you by kissing your forehead or smiling into your eyes or just staring into space.
26. C.S. Lewis
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.
27. Jess C Scott
When someone loves you, the way they talk about you is different. You feel safe and comfortable.
28. Neil Gaiman
I’ve been making a list of the things they don’t teach you at school. They don’t teach you how to love somebody. They don’t teach you how to be famous. They don’t teach you how to be rich or how to be poor. They don’t teach you how to walk away from someone you don’t love any longer. They don’t teach you how to know what’s going on in someone else’s mind. They don’t teach you what to say to someone who’s dying. They don’t teach you anything worth knowing.
29. Alfred Lord Tennyson
Tis better to have loved and lost
Than never to have loved at all.
30. Chuck Palahniuk
The one you love and the one who loves you are never, ever the same person.
31. Lisa Kleypas
I no longer believed in the idea of soul mates, or love at first sight. But I was beginning to believe that a very few times in your life, if you were lucky, you might meet someone who was exactly right for you. Not because he was perfect, or because you were, but because your combined flaws were arranged in a way that allowed two separate beings to hinge together.
32. Paulo Coelho
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.
33. Paulo Coelho
One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.
34. Mahatma Gandhi
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.
35. The Bible
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
36. Robert Frost
We love the things we love for what they are.
37. Jane Austen
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.
38. Oscar Wilde
Never love anyone who treats you like you’re ordinary.
39. Markus Zusak
The only thing worse than a boy who hates you: a boy that loves you.
40. Mahatma Gandhi
Where there is love there is life.
41. Zelda Fitzgerald
Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.
42. Nicole Krauss
Once upon a time there was a boy who loved a girl, and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering.
43. Emily Bronte
He’s more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.
44. John Lennon
There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.
Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.
46. William Shakespeare
Doubt thou the stars are fire;
Doubt that the sun doth move;
Doubt truth to be a liar;
But never doubt I love.
47. Fyodor Dostoevsky
Above all, don’t lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love.
48. Edgar Allen Poe
We loved with a love that was more than love.
49. Elizabeth Gilbert
This is a good sign, having a broken heart. It means we have tried for something.
50. Shana Abe
I heard what you said. I’m not the silly romantic you think. I don’t want the heavens or the shooting stars. I don’t want gemstones or gold. I have those things already. I want…a steady hand. A kind soul. I want to fall asleep, and wake, knowing my heart is safe. I want to love, and be loved.
51. Martin Luther King
I have decided to stick to love…Hate is too great a burden to bear
52. Milan Kundera
Two people in love, alone, isolated from the world, that’s beautiful.
53. Emily Bronte
If all else perished, and he remained, I should still continue to be; and if all else remained, and he were annihilated, the universe would turn to a mighty stranger.
54. Anne Frank
Love, what is love? I don’t think you can really put it into words. Love is understanding someone, caring for him, sharing his joys and sorrows. This eventually includes physical love. You’ve shared something, given something away and received something in return, whether or not you’re married, whether or not you have a baby. Losing your virtue doesn’t matter, as long as you know that for as long as you live you’ll have someone at your side who understands you, and who doesn’t have to be shared with anyone else!
55. Paul McCartney
And, in the end
The love you take
is equal to the love you make.
56. Ursula K Le Guin
Love doesn’t just sit there, like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; remade all the time, made new.
57. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.
58. Mother Theresa
I am not sure exactly what heaven will be like, but I know that when we die and it comes time for God to judge us, he will not ask, ‘How many good things have you done in your life?’ rather he will ask, ‘How much love did you put into what you did
59. Joan Crawford
Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth or burn down your house, you can never tell.
60. Andrew Boyd
We’re all seeking that special person who is right for us. But if you’ve been through enough relationships, you begin to suspect there’s no right person, just different flavors of wrong. Why is this? Because you yourself are wrong in some way, and you seek out partners who are wrong in some complementary way. But it takes a lot of living to grow fully into your own wrongness. And it isn’t until you finally run up against your deepest demons, your unsolvable problems—the ones that make you truly who you are—that we’re ready to find a lifelong mate. Only then do you finally know what you’re looking for. You’re looking for the wrong person. But not just any wrong person: it’s got to be the right wrong person—someone you lovingly gaze upon and think, “This is the problem I want to have.”
I will find that special person who is wrong for me in just the right way.
61. Kahlil Gibran
If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. If they don’t, they never were.
62. John Updike
We are most alive when we’re in love.
63. Ann Landers
Love is friendship that has caught fire.
64. Lucille Ball
Love yourself first and everything falls into line.
65. Albert Einstein
You can’t blame gravity for falling in love.
66. Diana, Princess of Wales
If you find someone you love in your life, then hang on to that love.
67. Frank Sinatra
A simple “I love you” means more than money.
68. Love Actually
To me, you are perfect.
69. Winnie the Pooh
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.
70. Richard Bach
True love stories never have endings.
71. Bob Dylan
There’s nothing that I wouldn’t do to make you feel my love.
72. Dolly Parton
Love is something sent from heaven to worry the hell out of you.
To be brave is to love someone unconditionally, without expecting anything in return.
74. Audrey Hepburn
The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.
75. Margaret Mitchell
You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how.
76. James Joyce
Love loves to love love.
77. Charles M Schultz
All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.
78. Sex and the City
Some love stories aren’t epic novels. Some are short stories, but that doesn’t make them any less filled with love.
79. Nat King Cole
Love was made for me and you.
80. The Beatles
All you need is love.
81. Leo Tolstoy
When you love someone, you love the person as they are, and not as you’d like them to be.
82. Arrigo Boito
When I saw you I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew.
83. Victor Hugo
The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
84. Jessica Katoff
Oh, how a quiet love can drown out every fear.
85. Charlotte Bronte
I have for the first time found what I can truly love–I have found you. You are my sympathy–my better self–my good angel–I am bound to you with a strong attachment. I think you good, gifted, lovely: a fervent, a solemn passion is conceived in my heart; it leans to you, draws you to my centre and spring of life, wrap my existence about you–and, kindling in pure, powerful flame, fuses you and me in one.
86. Anthony Trollope
Don’t let love interfere with your appetite. It never does with mine.
87. Anthony Trollope
Love is like any other luxury. You have no right to it unless you can afford it.
88. John Galsworthy
Love is not a hot-house flower, but a wild plant, born of a wet night, born of an hour of sunshine; sprung from wild seed, blown along the road by a wild wind. A wild plant that, when it blooms by chance within the hedge of our gardens, we call a flower; and when it blooms outside we call a weed; but, flower or weed, whose scent and colour are always, wild!
89. John Galsworthy
Love has no age, no limit; and no death.
90. Anne Bronte
He had not breathed a word of love, or dropped one hint of tenderness or affection, and yet I had been supremely happy. To be near him, to hear him talk as he did talk, and to feel that he thought me worthy to be so spoken to – capable of understanding and duly appreciating such discourse – was enough.
91. Rick Riordan
Be careful of love. It’ll twist your brain around and leave you thinking up is down and right is wrong.
92. Vincent Van Gogh
It is good to 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 well done.
93. Gillian Anderson
Well, it seems to me that the best relationships – the ones that last – are frequently the ones that are rooted in friendship. You know, one day you look at the person and you see something more than you did the night before. Like a switch has been flicked somewhere. And the person who was just a friend is… suddenly the only person you can ever imagine yourself with.
94. Ernest Hemingway
The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too.
95. Charles Dickens
I loved her against reason, against promise, against peace, against hope, against happiness, against all discouragement that could be.
96. Jimi Hendrix
When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.
97. Bertrand Russell
Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.
98. Roy T Bennett
Be the reason someone smiles. Be the reason someone feels loved and believes in the goodness in people.
99. Jodi Picoult
If you gave someone your heart and they died, did they take it with them? Did you spend the rest of forever with a hole inside you that couldn’t be filled?
100. E.M. Forster
It isn’t possible to love and part. You will wish that it was. You can transmute love, ignore it, muddle it, but you can never pull it out of you. I know by experience that the poets are right: love is eternal.