Valentine's Day quotes: 40 perfect quotes about love

Arielle Tchiprout
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From Good Housekeeping

As Valentine’s Day approaches, you might be wondering the best way to articulate your feelings to your beloved. How can you ever truly say how much you care, and how much they mean to you?

Of course, love is so personal, but it doesn’t hurt to have a little helping hand and some inspiration when you're putting pen to paper – which is why we’ve rounded up the best Valentine’s Day Quotes. From authors to filmmakers to esteemed thinkers, some people just have a knack for putting that thing we call love into words so beautifully.

Some may be from films, books or stars that they love, which will make the quote even more special. Some you may not have heard of but will just say it all. Every love is personal and every love is different, so this collection of quotes stretches from the soppy to the silly, passing through a lot of heartfelt enroute.

Want to know the most romantic words to write in your Valentine's Day card this upcoming season of love? Read on...

Ann Landers

"Love is friendship that caught fire."

Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

"You have bewitched me, body and soul and I love, I love, I love you."

Mark Darcy, Bridget Jones' Diary

"I like you very much. Just as you are."

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Photo credit: Universal Pictures.

The Vow

"I vow to fiercely love you in all your forms, now and forever. I promise to never forget that this is a once in a lifetime love."

Blaise Pascal

"The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing."

Jessie Burton, The Miniaturist

"You are sunlight through a window, which I stand in, warmed."

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Photo credit: kieferpix - Getty Images

Aristotle

"Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies."

Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights

"Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same."

Love Actually

"To me, you're perfect."

Tyler Knott Gregson, Chasers of the Light

"I would love to say that you make me weak in the knees but to be quite upfront and completely truthful you make my body forget it has knees at all."

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."

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Photo credit: LEON NEAL - Getty Images

E.E. Cummings

"You are my sun, my moon, and all my stars."

Nicholas Sparks, A Walk to Remember

"Love is like the wind. You can't see it but you can feel it."

When Harry Met Sally

“When you realise you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.”

Katharine Hepburn

"Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get, only with what you are expecting to give - which is everything."

Dolly Parton

"Love is something sent from heaven to worry the hell out of you."

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Photo credit: David Redfern - Getty Images

Franklin P Jones

"Love doesn't make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile."

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Wind, Sand and Stars

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

The Notebook

"If you're a bird, I'm a bird."

William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream

"Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, and therefore is winged Cupid painted blind."

Zelda Fitzgerald

"I’ve tried so many times to think of a new way to say it, and it’s still I love you."

Joseph Campbell

"Love is a friendship set to music."

John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

"It would be a privilege to have my heart broken by you."

Rumi

"Lovers don't finally meet somewhere. They're in each other all along."

Jerry McGuire

"You had me at hello."

Gone With the Wind

"You should be kissed and often, by someone who knows how."

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Photo credit: Bettmann - Getty Images

Max Muller

"A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love."

F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

"I wish I had done everything on earth with you."

Dr Seuss

"You know you’re in love when you don’t want to fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams."

Madonna

"To be brave is to love someone unconditionally, without expecting anything in return."

Friedrich Nietzsche

"There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness."

Oscar Wilde

"Never love anyone who treats you like you're ordinary."

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Photo credit: UniversalImagesGroup - Getty Images

Rita Rudner

"I love being married. It's so great to find one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life."

Helen Keller

"The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard but must be felt with the heart."

Robert Fulghum, True Love

"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."

Plato

"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."

Celine Dion

"Maybe I don’t know that much but I know this much is true, I was blessed because I was loved by you."

Victor Hugo

"The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves."

Judy Garland

"For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul."

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Photo credit: John Springer Collection - Getty Images

Charles Shultz

"All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt."

Julia Roberts

"You know it's love when all you want is that person to be happy, even if you're not part of their happiness."

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