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91 Enduring And Beautiful Quotes About Love

Because “love is not about staring at each other, but staring off in the same direction.”

We asked the BuzzFeed Community to share their favorite quotes about love. Here are some of the most beautiful replies.

1. “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
Suggested by Megan Rose S. via Facebook

2. “If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more.” —Emma, Jane Austen
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3. “Even after all this time? Always.” —J.K. Rowling
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4. “The course of true love never did run smooth.” A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare
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5. “Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” —Emily Bronte
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6. “Love is a snowmobile racing across the tundra and then suddenly it flips over, pinning you underneath. At night, the ice weasels come.” —Matt Groening
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7. “Find what you love and let it kill you.” —Charles Bukowski
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8. “We are all a little weird and life’s a little weird, so when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness; and then we call it love.” —Dr. Seuss
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9. “cannot fix on the hour, or the look, or the words, which laid the foundation. It is too long ago. I was in the middle before I knew I had begun.” —Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
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10. “Maybe…you’ll fall in love with me all over again.”
“Hell,” I said, “I love you enough now. What do you want to do? Ruin me?”
“Yes. I want to ruin you.”
“Good,” I said. “That’s what I want too.” —Farewell to Arms, Ernest Hemingway
Suggested by Kaylee W. via Facebook

11. “And think not you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course. —The Prophet, Kahlil Gibran
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12. “Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks, but bears it out even to the edge of doom.” —Shakespeare
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13. “When love beckons to you follow him, Though his ways are hard and steep. And when his wings enfold you yield to him, Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you. And when he speaks to you believe in him, Though his voice may shatter your dreams as the north wind lays waste the garden. For even as love crowns you so shall he crucify you. Even as he is for your growth so is he for your pruning. Even as he ascends to your height and caresses your tenderest branches that quiver in the sun, So shall he descend to your roots and shake them in their clinging to the earth.” —The Prophet, Kahlil Gibran
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14. “Well you may not be beautiful, but it’s not for me to judge. I don’t know if you’re beautiful because I love you too much.” —”Asleep and Dreaming,” The Magnetic Fields
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15. “I believe love is always eternal. Even if eternity is only five minutes.” —Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories, Sandra Cisneros
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16. “Love is not about staring at each other, but staring off in the same direction” —Antoine de Saint Exupéry
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17. “For small creatures such as we, the vastness is bearable only through love.” —Carl Sagan
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18. “To love another person is to see the face of God.” —Victor Hugo
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19. “You remind me of a poem I can’t remember, and a song that may never have existed, and a place I’m not sure I’ve ever been to.” —Grandpa Simpson, The Simpsons
Suggested by Georgina G. via Facebook

20. “What is love but a prelude to sorrow…with heartache ahead for your goal.” —”Blue Prelude,” Nina Simone
Suggested by Justin Paul J. via Facebook

21. “Please know whether it’s the days you burn more brilliant than the sun or the nights you collapse into my lap your body broken into a thousand questions, you are the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. I will love you when you are a still day. I will love you when you are a hurricane.” —Mouthful of Forevers, Clementine von Radics
Suggested by Andrea A. via Facebook

22. “No amount of fire or freshness can challenge what a man will store up in his ghostly heart.” —The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
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23. “Your wide eyes are the only light I know from extinguished constellations.” —Pablo Neruda
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24. “Out of all those kinds of people, you got a face with a view.” —”This Must Be the Place,” Talking Heads
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25. “Were not there you, I’d be not too.” —Karen Marie Moning
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26. “I have loved to the point of madness; that which is called madness, that which to me, is the only sensible way to love.” ―Francois Sagon
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27. “All that I am, all that I ever was, is here in your perfect eyes. They’re all I can see.” —”Chasing Cars,” Snow Patrol
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28. “You are every reason, every hope and every dream I’ve ever had.” —The Notebook, Nicholas Sparks
Suggested by Janel P. via Facebook

29. “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.” — Winnie the Pooh, A. A. Milne
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30. “Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are.” —Oscar Wilde
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31. “I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.” —The Fault in Our Stars, John Green
Suggested by Kamilah S. via Facebook

32. “I love you as one should, to excess. With folly, delight and despair.” —Julie de L’Espinasse
Suggested by Bernardo G. via Facebook

33. “Love is the irresistible desire to be desired irresistibly.” —Robert Frost Suggested by Hannah B. via Facebook

34. “Doubt thou the stars are fire,
Doubt that the sun doth move
Doubt truth to be a liar
But never doubt I love.” — Hamlet, Shakespeare
Suggested by Isabelle P. via Facebook

35. “The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise, we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.” — No Man Is an Island, Thomas Merton
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36. “Of all the things my eyes have seen, the best by far is you.” —Cecilia and the Satellite
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37. “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.” ― Blue-Eyed Devil, Lisa Kleypas
Suggested by queenkatlifah

38. “I don’t ask you to love me always like this, but I ask you to remember. Somewhere inside of me there will always be the person I am tonight.” — Tender Is the Night, F. Scott Fitzgerald
Suggested by leahbeth

39. “I am all the time thinking about poetry and fiction and you.” —Virginia Woolf
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40. “And so, when a person meets the half that is his very own, whatever his orientation, whether it’s to young men or not, then something wonderful happens: the two are struck from their senses by love, by a sense of belonging to one another, and by desire, and they don’t want to be separated from one another, not even for a moment.” —The Symposium, Plato
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41. “I could stay with you forever and never realize the time.” —”You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go,” Bob Dylan
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42. “Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” —Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte
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43. “But most of all I’m afraid of walking out that door and never feeling again for my whole life the way I feel when I’m with you.” — Baby, Dirty Dancing
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44. “My god, if your love were a grain of sand, mine would be a universe of beaches!” — The Princess Bride
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45. “You could search the furthest reaches of the universe and never find anything more beautiful.” —Yvaine, Stardust
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46. “You’re the better half of me, you’re the only half I need.” — “Wild Ones,” You Me At Six
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47. “I didn’t fall in love with you. I walked into love with you, with my eyes wide open, choosing to take every step along the way. I do believe in fate and destiny, but I also believe we are only fated to do the things that we’d choose anyway. 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.” — The Chaos of Stars, Kiersten White
Suggested by Erin Ashley

48. “She would defend herself, saying that love, no matter what else it might be, was a natural talent. She would say: You are either born knowing how, or you never know.” —Love in the Time of Cholera, Gabriel García Márquez
Suggested by michaelalianner

49. “The truth, is you could slit my throat. And with my one last gasping breath, I’d apologize for bleeding on your shirt.” —Taking Back Sunday
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50. “I wish that life could be just like a photograph. One moment captured as you laugh your perfect laugh.” —”Like a Daydream,” Ride
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51. “Every breath that is in your lungs is a tiny little gift to me.” —”Dead Leave & The Dirty Ground,” The White Stripes
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52. “So yes. It had flaws, but what does that matter when it comes to matters of the heart? We love what we love. Reason does not enter into it. In many ways, unwise love is the truest love. Anyone can love a thing BECAUSE. That’s as easy as putting a penny in your pocket. But to love a thing DESPITE. To know the flaws and love them too. That is rare and pure and perfect.” —The Wise Man’s Fear, Patrick Rothfuss.
Suggested by jojobean16

53. “For you, a thousand times over.” —The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini
Suggested by vkummings

54. “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” —The Bible
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55. “I love you as certain dark things are to be loved, in secret, between the shadow and the soul.” ―100 Love Sonnets, Pablo Neruda
Suggested by erockadashow

56. “I know sometimes
it’s still hard to let me see you
in all your cracked perfection,
but please know:
whether it’s the days you burn
more brilliant than the sun
or the nights you collapse into my lap
your body broken into a thousand questions,
you are the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen.
I will love you when you are a still day.
I will love you when you are a hurricane.” —Clementine Von Radics
Suggested by amandam4b4f6b306

57. “‘It doesn’t happen all at once,’ said the Skin Horse. ‘You become. It takes a long time. That’s why it doesn’t happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.’” —The Velveteen Rabbit, Margery Williams
Suggested by michelleleew

58. “I don’t care if you don’t love me, I don’t care if you won’t change. I would live inside the shadow that is cast by you, if it meant that you would.” —”Miss America,” Something Corporate
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59. “There’s a lot of things you need to get across this universe. Warp drive, wormhole refractors… You know the thing you need most of all? You need a hand to hold.” —Dr. Who, Season 6
Suggested by Erin Ashley

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60. “Do I love you? My god, if your love were a grain of sand, mine would be a universe of beaches…” —The Princess Bride
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61. “I love you only because it’s you the one I love; I hate you deeply, and hating you, bend to you, and the measure of my changing love for you is that I do not see you but love you blindly.” —Pablo Neruda
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62. “When you fall in love, it is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake, and then it subsides. And when it subsides, you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots are become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is.” —Captain Correlli’s Mandolin, Louis de Bernières
Suggested by mary-laurenw

63. “Doubt thou the stars are fire,
Doubt that the sun doth move,
Doubt truth to be a liar,
But never doubt I love.” — Hamlet, Shakespeare
Suggested by dhanyaj

64. “Love: a single word, a wispy thing, a word no bigger or longer than an edge. That’s what it is: an edge; a razor. It draws up through the center of your life, cutting everything in two. Before and after. The rest of the world falls away on either side.” —Lauren Oliver
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65. “Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch it and it darts away.” ―Dorothy Parker
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66. “I am in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we are all doomed, and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only Earth we’ll ever have, and I am in love with you.” —The Fault in Our Stars, John Green
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67. “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” —Maya Angelou
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68. “It means that love isn’t about being afraid that it will all be snatched
away. Love’s about finding the one person who makes your heart complete,
who makes you a better person than you ever dreamed you
could be. It’s about looking in the eyes of your wife and knowing, all
the way to your bones, that she’s simply the best person you’ve ever
known.” —The Viscount Who Loved Me, Julia Quinn
Suggested by alexandriachem

69. “We are all fools in love.” —Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
Suggested by sharonc55

70. “If we look at the world with a love of life, the world will reveal its beauty to us.” —Daisaku Ikeda
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71. “Love consists of this: two solitudes that meet, protect and greet each other.” ―Rainer Maria Rilke
Suggested by bethg31

72. “The minute I heard my first love story,
I started looking for you, not knowing
how blind that was.
Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere.
They’re in each other all along.” ―Rumi
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73. “She was like art; and art wasn’t supposed to look nice. It was supposed to make you feel something.” —Eleanor and Park, Rainbow Rowell
Suggested by katelyndaniellem

74. “I could hear my heart beating. I could hear everyone’s heart. I could hear the human noise we sat there making, not one of us moving, not even when the room went dark.” ―What We Talk About When We Talk About Love, Raymond Carver
Suggested by emilygilliand

75. “Cause on the list of everything I need, there’s air, but first there’s you and me.” —”The Truth Is,” Go Radio
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76. “The half life of love is forever.” —This Is How You Lose Her, Junot Díaz
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77. “You are my sweetest downfall.” —”Samson,” Regina Spector
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78. “My love for you is a puzzle, for which I have no answers. I can’t control it… and now I don’t care. I truly, deeply love you.” —Padme Amidala
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79. “Love is the ultimate outlaw. It just won’t adhere to any rules. The most any of us can do is to sign on as its accomplice. Instead of vowing to honor and obey, maybe we should swear to aid and abet.” —Tom Robbins
Suggested by jaimemcclainfl

80. “Some people reflect light, some deflect it, you by some miracle, seem to collect it.” —House of Leaves, Mark Z. Danielewski
Suggested by alexey2

81. “Just in case you ever foolishly forget; I’m never not thinking of you.” —Selected Diaries, Virginia Woolf
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82. “That’s the thing about girls. Every time they do something pretty, even if they’re not much to look at, or even if they’re sort of stupid, you fall in love with them, and then you never know where the hell you are. Girls. Jesus Christ. They can drive you crazy. They really can.” —Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger
Suggested by aeslehcgale

83. “We are like islands in the sea. Separate on the surface, but connected in the deep.” —William James
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84. “Love is the doorway through which the human soul passes from selfishness to service.” —Unknown
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85. “But we loved with a love that was more than love.” —”Annabelle Lee,” Edgar Allen Poe
Suggested by whitneighs

86. “He was my North, my South, my East, and West,
My working week, and my Sunday rest,
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song.” —”Funeral Blues,” W.H. Auden
Suggested by anniea4c02ace89

87. “Take a lover who looks at you like maybe you are magic.” —Frida Kahlo
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88. “I read once that the ancient Egyptians had fifty words for sand and the Eskimos had a hundred words for snow. I wish I had a thousand words for love, but all that comes to mind is the way you move against me while you sleep, and there are no words for that.” —Unknown
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89. “I want to know you moved and breathed in the same world with me.” —The Short Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald, F. Scott Fitzgerald,
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90. “The heart has its reasons that reason knows nothing of.” —Pascal
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91. “Grief is the price we pay for love.” —Queen Elizabeth
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