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    53 Love Quotes That Are So Swoonworthy It Hurts

    Reading this is the next best thing to being in love.

    1. “Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.”

    An impassioned woman presses her cheek against a man's cheek
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    —From Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

    2. “You’re not perfect, sport, and let me save you the suspense. This girl you met? She isn’t perfect either. The question is whether you’re perfect together."

    Robin Williams sitting in his office having a psychiatric session with Matt Damn in Good Will Hunting

    —From Good Will Hunting, written by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck

    3. "I want to do with you what spring does with the cherry trees.", Milad Mosapoor / Via

    —From the poem "Every Day You Play...." by Pablo Neruda

    4. “The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.”

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    —From the song "Nature Boy," written by Eden Ahbez

    5. "'Cause all of me / Loves all of you / Love your curves and all your edges / All your perfect imperfections."

    John Legend and Chrissy Teigen lock eyes all romantic-like though a glass door

    —From the song "All of Me," written by John Legend and Toby Gad

    6. "Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction."

    Two animated characters from The Little Prince (written by the guy who made this quote) look into the distance holding hands

    —Written by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

    7. “Till I loved I never lived.”

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    —From the poem "That I Did Always Love" by Emily Dickinson

    8. "I am here, and I am looking at her. And she is so beautiful. I can see it. This one moment when you know you’re not a sad story. You are alive. And you stand up and see the lights on the buildings and everything that makes you wonder."

    Logan Lerman as Charlie and Emma Watson as "Sam" being wallflowers at a dance
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    —From The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

    9. "Love is a lot like a backache. It doesn't show on X-rays, but you know it's there."

    A nearly 100-year-old George Burns in a suit smoking a cigar
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    —From a comedy routine by George Burns

    10. "I retain an unalterable affection for you, which neither time or distance can change."

    An illustration of a young George and Martha Washington marrying
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    —Written by George Washington in a love letter to his wife, Martha, dated June 23, 1775

    11. "It is love that makes the impossible possible."

    Shah Rukh Khan and Preity Zinta nuzzling in the rain in pure Bollywood fashion
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    —Indian proverb

    12. "And in the end / The love you take / Is equal to the love you make."

    A jubilant Paul and Linda McCartney on their wedding day
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    —From the Beatles song "The End," written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney

    13. "Though I know I'll never lose affection / For people and things that went before / I know I'll often stop and think about them / In my life I'll love you more."

    John Lennon standing behind his love Yoko Ono
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    —From the Beatles song "In My Life," written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney

    14. “You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves.”

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    —From the poem "Wild Geese" by Mary Oliver

    15. "Every time I see you, baby, I get lost / If I'm dreaming, baby, please don't wake me up."

    —From the song "Fallin' All in You," written by Shawn Mendes, Ed Sheeran, Johnny McDaid, Fred Gibson, Scott Harris, and Teddy Geiger

    16. "Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope."


    —Written by Maya Angelou

    17. "Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight! / For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night.”

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    —From Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

    18. "Love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite."

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    —From the autobiography Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela

    19. “In my opinion, the best thing you can do is find someone who loves you for exactly what you are. Good mood, bad mood, ugly, pretty, handsome, what have you. The right person is still gonna think the sun shines out of your ass.”

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    —From Juno, written by Diablo Cody

    20. "You've been my inspiration / Through the lies you were the truth / My world is a better place because of you"


    —From the song "Because You Loved Me," written by Diane Warren

    21. "This poem is endless, the odds against us are endless, / our chances of being alive together / statistically nonexistent; / still we have made it."


    —From the poem "Alive Together" by Lisa Mueller

    22. "When evening shadows and the stars appear / And there is no one there to dry your tears / I could hold you for a million years / To make you feel my love."

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    —From the song "To Make You Feel My Love," written by Bob Dylan

    23. "'Tis better to have loved and lost / Than never to have loved at all."

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    —From the poem "In Memoriam A.H.H.," by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

    24. "When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.”

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    —From When Harry Met Sally, written by Nora Ephron

    25. "Where there is love, there is no darkness."

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    —A Burundian proverb

    26. "You and I, it’s as though we have been taught to kiss in heaven and sent down to earth together, to see if we know what we were taught."


    —From Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak

    27. “To love one person among this world’s many and to have loved each other deeply for a long while is beautiful.”

    A man sits on a pier staring out at the ocean at sundown
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    —From the poem "May Letter" by Do Jong-Hwan

    28. “Love is a great beautifier.”

    An emotional Emma Watson as Meg getting married in Little Women

    —From Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

    29. "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen nor even touched, but only just felt in the heart."

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    —From a letter written by Helen Keller dated June 8, 1891

    30. "'Cause after all these years / I still feel everything when you are near."

    Camila Cabello singing

    —From the song "All These Years," written by Camila Cabello, Adam Feeney, Kaan Gunesberk, Jeff Gitelman, and Mustafa Ahmed

    31. "At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet."

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    —From The Republic by Plato

    32. "You are sunlight through a window, which I stand in, warmed. ... My darling.”

    Anya Taylor-Joy in period garb, standing by a window

    —From the book The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

    33. "Baby it's you / You're the one I love / You're the one I need / You're the only one I see."

    Queen Bey looks up dreamily in the Love on Top video

    —From the song "Love on Top," written by Beyoncé Knowles, Terius Nash, and Shea Taylor

    34. "Every atom of your flesh is as dear to me as my own: in pain and sickness it would still be dear.”

    Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender kiss with passion in a Jane Eyre film adaptation

    —From Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

    35. "I have spread my dreams under your feet; tread softly because you tread on my dreams."

    A man stares at a woman with longing
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    —From the poem "He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven" by W.B. Yeats

    36. "These fancy things / Will never come in between / You're part of my entity / Here for infinity."

    Rihanna staring forward with an impossibly cool haircut
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    —From the song "Umbrella," written by Christopher Stewart, Terius Nash, Kuk Harrell, and Shawn Carter

    37. “I love her, and that’s the beginning and end of everything.”

    F. Scott Fitzgerald, his wife Zelda, and their child, Scottie, at Christmas
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    —From a letter written by F. Scott Fitzgerald

    38. “So it's not gonna be easy. It's going to be really hard; we're gonna have to work at this every day, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, every day. You and me, every day.”

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    —From the movie The Notebook, written by Jeremy Leven and based on the book by Nicholas Sparks

    39. "Our encounter is a mathematical formula / The law of religion, the way of the universe / The evidence of fate given to me / You are the origin of my dreams."

    The Kpop band BTS dances
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    —From the song "DNA" by BTS, written by Pdogg "Hitman" Bang, Kass, Supreme Boi, Suga, and RM

    40. "I would like to be the air / that inhabits you for a moment / only. I would like to be that unnoticed / & that necessary."

    A heart drawn on breathe on a window
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    —From the poem "Variation on the Word Sleep" by Margaret Atwood

    41. "If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more."

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    —From Emma by Jane Austen

    42. "There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people."

    A self portrait by Vincent Van Gogh
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    —From a letter Vincent van Gogh wrote to his brother Theo dated Sept. 18, 1888

    43. "Remember not to get too close to stars / They're never gonna give you love like ours."

    Two men kiss passionately in bed

    —From the song "Ilomilo," written by Billie Eilish and Finneas O'Connell

    44. “I can't sleep, I can't eat, I can't do anything but think about him. At night I dream of him, all day I wait to see him, and when I do see him my heart turns over and I think I will faint with desire.”

    A man romantically touches the chin of Scarlett Johansson in The Other Boleyn Girl

    —From The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory.

    45. "We are asleep until we fall in love!”

    In the 19th century a formally dressed man and woman slow dance in a ballroom

    —From War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

    46. “It would be a privilege to have my heart broken by you.”

    Ansel Elgort as "Gus" delivers the quote to Shailene Woodley as Hazel
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    —From The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

    47. "He who treads the path of love walks a thousand meters as if it were only one."

    A man carries a woman along the beach at sundown
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    —Japanese proverb

    48. "The weight of the world is love. / Under the burden of solitude, / under the burden of dissatisfaction / the weight, the weight we carry / is love.”

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    —From the poem "Song" by Allen Ginsberg

    49. "Sweet creature, sweet creature / When I run out of road, you bring me home."

    Harry Styles singing

    —From the song "Sweet Creature," written by Harry Styles and Kid Harpoon

    50. “Without the wetness of your love, the fragrance of your water, or the trickling sounds of your voice ― I shall always feel thirsty.”

    Crisp, cool, water
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    —From Rise Up and Salute the Sun by Suzy Kassem

    51. "The heart has its reasons, which reason does not know."

    A portrait of Blaise Pascal
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    —Written by Blaise Pascal

    52. "If I'm away from you for more than an hour, I can't stop thinking about you. I carry you in my spirit. I pray for you more than I pray for myself."

    Kiberly Elise and Shemar Moore sitting close, hands entwined, in Diary of a Mad Black Woman
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    —From Diary of a Mad Black Woman, written by Tyler Perry

    53. "Death cannot stop true love. All it can do is delay it for a while.”

    Cary Elwes as Westley and Robin Wright as Buttercup gazing at each in The Princess Bride
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    —From The Princess Bride, written by William Goldman

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