The best love quotes that will leave you feeling all warm and fuzzy inside

These love quotes are sure to warm even the coldest of hearts...

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With Valentine's Day around the corner, we all know how tricky it can be to express your love and appreciation for someone special. 

Whether you're looking for an Instagram caption or are seeking some heartfelt words to write in a card, the best love quotes can capture your feelings in a way you might not quite be able to express yourself. 

From philosophers and authors to music, film and beyond we've gathered a selection of the best love quotes, from ultra-romantic literary passages to funny and unique romantic movie lines. After all, the best Valentine's Day gifts are simply the ones that express your true feelings. 

The best love quotes of all time

1. 'I love you not only for what you are, but for who I am when I am with you' - Unknown

2. 'Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get, only with what you are expecting to give - which is everything' - Katharine Hepburn 

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3. '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

4. 'There is no remedy for love, but to love more' - Henry David Thoreau

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5. 'And here we are in heaven, For you are mine' - Etta James, At Last

6. 'It is better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all' - Alfred Lord Tennyson

7. 'Till I loved I never lived' - Emily Dickinson

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8.  'I’m scared of walking out of this room and never feeling the rest of my whole life the way I feel when I’m with you' - Dirty Dancing 

 9. 'If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more' - Emma by Jane Austen 

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10. 'You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.' - Dr. Seuss

11. 'He is more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same' - Emily Bronte

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 12. “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage” - Lao Tzu

13. 'Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time' - Maya Angelou

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14. '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' - When Harry Met Sally 

15. 'I love her and it is the beginning of everything' - F. Scott Fitzgerald

16. 'I can only live only wholly with you or not at all' - Ludwig van Beethoven 

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17. 'It doesn’t matter if the guy is perfect or the girl is perfect, as long as they are perfect for each other' - Good Will Hunting

18. 'Love is like the wind, you can’t see it but you can feel it' - Nicholas Sparks

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19. 'Never love anyone who treats you like you're ordinary' - Oscar Wilde

20. 'There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halved; it is not my nature' - Jane Austen

21. 'Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along' - Rumi 

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22. 'The best love is the kind that awakens the soul; that makes us reach for more, that plants the fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. That’s what I hope to give you forever.' - Noah in The Notebook

23. 'The greatest thing you'll ever learn, is just to love, and be loved in return' - Moulin Rouge

24. 'Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, and therefore is wing'd cupid painted blind.' - William Shakespeare

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25. 'I love you. I knew the minute I met you' - Silver Linings Playbook

26. 'The supreme happiness of life consists in the conviction that one is loved' - Victor Hugo

27. 'One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is Love' - Sophocles

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28. 'When you love someone, you love the whole person, just as he or she is, and not as you would like them to be' - Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

29. 'I can live without money, but I cannot live without love' - Judy Garland 

30. 'It was a million tiny little things that, when you added them all up, they meant we were supposed to be together…and I knew it' - Sleepless in Seattle 

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31. 'The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, nor touched...but are felt in the heart' - Helen Keller

32. 'I never knew you were the someone waiting for me' - Ed Sheeran, Perfect 

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33. 'A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person' - Mignon McLaughlin

34. 'He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals' - Benjamin Franklin 

35. 'There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart' - Jane Austen 

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36. 'Some love stories aren't epic novels. Some are short stories. But that doesn't make them any less filled with love.' Carrie Bradshaw, Sex and the City

37. 'To love or have loved, that is enough. Ask nothing further' - Les Misérables by Victor Hugo 

38. 'You have bewitched me, body and soul, and I love, I love, I love you' - Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen 

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39. 'To the world you may be one person, but to one person you are the world' - Bill Wilson

40. 'If grass can grow through cement, love can find you at every time in your life' - Cher 

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41. 'Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within' - James Baldwin

Quote by William Shakespeare about love, included as part of a round up of the best love quotes

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42. 'Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world' - Lucille Ball

43. 'People do fall in love. People do belong to each other because that’s the only chance that anyone’s got for true happiness' - Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote

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44. 'You are every reason, every hope and every dream I’ve ever had' - Nicholas Sparks

45. 'If you can’t love yourself, how in the hell are you gonna love somebody else?' - RuPaul 

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46. 'Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold' - Zelda Fitzgerald

47. 'Why, darling, I don’t live at all when I’m not with you' - A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway 

Quote about love by Maya Angelou, included as part of a round up of the best love quotes

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Elena Kiratzi

Elena Kiratzi is a freelance writer from London, who covers everything from beauty and fashion to travel and the importance of discussing the issues facing women today. Elena began her career in journalism by completing a course on the media and creative industry with the Media Trust, which led to her to write for Red Magazine where she interviewed her own Mum about the topic of menopause awareness. She then went on to complete a digital internship with the team at woman&home and cultivated a passion for lifestyle and culture writing.

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