Getting real about love
Go on, admit it — there’s been at least one point in your life when you’ve been a total bumbling, love-sick fool. Everyone has. It’s a common bond we share as humans, and the reason why there are so many amazing love songs we obsess over. It’s also the reason why we can all (sometimes secretly) appreciate a good quote about love.
Yeah, there’s a quote or two in this collection from The Notebook — and the film will always hold a special place in our hearts — but the 2004 movie isn’t the only source of words about romance that ring true.
Through the bad times and the good.
Thich Nhat Hanh
There’s nothing more beautiful than two people giving 100 percent.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Because your connection is one-of-a-kind.
It is better to have loved and lost than to never have loved at all.
That moment when you get to relax because you’re totally and completely yourself.
‘Sleepless In Seattle’
They say you can’t describe love, but Tom Hanks comes pretty close in Sleepless in Seattle.
‘Sex and the City’
Mr. Big didn’t always get it right, but he nails it with this quote.
It would be unlawful to do a love quote roundup and leave off this gem from Ryan Gosling in The Notebook.
Elizabeth Gilbert set the world on fire when Eat, Pray, Love came out and it was because of honest quotes like this.
‘Gone with the Wind’
An instant classic from Gone with the Wind.
Wise words from the late Maya Angelou reminding us that love is totally unpredictable.
Hugh Grant actually turns down Julia Roberts when she feeds him this memorable line in Notting Hill.
This one hits all the feels — another classic from The Notebook.
‘Wizard of Oz’
Wizard of Oz wasn’t a love story, but this one-liner belongs in the love-quote hall of fame.
Nicholas Sparks’ words from A Walk to Remember made for another rom com classic.
So you do have to say “sorry” from time to time, but love means accepting people even when they make mistakes.
‘Catch and Release’
Another reminder that love is not perfect, but it can be a really good kind of messy.
‘Sense and Sensibility’
Simple and to the point, from Sense and Sensibility.
Jennifer Grey to Patrick Swayze in Dirty Dancing — Don’t even bother watching the remakes. No comparison.
Miss Piggy dropping some truth bombs.
Can you ever deny Oprah’s wisdom?
No one is perfect and, in love, we don’t have to be. It’s about loving people for who they are.
Ugh, just try watching the film adpation of P.S. I Love You without crying.
It’s been said that you never truly get over the pain of losing a great love. This quote sums that up.
The late John Lennon on never wanting to let go of love when you have it.
This line from Frank Sinatra makes you wonder what really makes a person rich.
When someone really loves you, you can feel it no matter what.
Some of the best love quotes are hidden in rap lyrics.
Because you have to give in order to get back in relationships.
Love doesn’t always work out the way we want, or the way we see it in movies, but you can’t run away from it.
You know you love someone when you’re willing to make sacrifices.
Sometimes, it really is that simple.
Dr. Seuss left us with classic children’s books and great quotes about love and life.
That’s how strong love can be; when you lose someone, it can feel life like as you know it is ending.
It speaks to our temptation to not get too attached out of fear of losing someone we love.
It’s what makes love the ultimate risk.
Miley Cyrus proves everyone has a different way of dealing with love lost.
Isn’t that the truth? But it’s sometimes easier said than done in the moment.
Choosing to love someone means choosing to love people for who they are, good or bad.
Love does tend to feel like a total invasion, and you can’t fight it off very easily.
Love doesn’t necessarily have to be synonymous with spontenaity. The best kind of love is reliable.
Love definitely isn’t always fair, and you have to be a little selfless.
And despite everything that can go wrong, it’s necessary to the human experience.
We shouldn’t settle for anything just because it’s safe or easier.
Love is easy to take for granted.
It’s hard to be selfess in love, but necessary.
Love even dates back to B.C.
We look for love in the perfect people, but often find it in the ones who aren’t.
Henry David Thoreau
You can’t fix or change love, you just have to embrace it.
Because if hearts were unbreakable, there would be no risks or rewards in it.
It’s easier said than done. That’s for sure.
Dr. Karl Menninger
Love makes you a better person whether you’re giving it or receiving it.
You can never force love.
Leo F. Buscaglia
You should never feel ashamed of who you are with the one you love.