14 Quotes About Love to Get You in the Mood for Valentine's Day

Remy Millar

What is love? It is a question that has been on humankind’s lips long before Haddaway’s 1993 hit record: the often irrational, sometimes painful and always intangible emotion has long perplexed the masses. Culture Trip has selected some quotes from authors to musicians to philosophers to help us figure out this crazy little thing called love in an attempt to articulate that indescribable feeling, tug at those heart strings and get that oxytocin pumping just in time for Valentine’s Day.

“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” ― Dr Seuss

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ― Martin Luther King Jr

“It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.” ― William Shakespeare, ‘All’s Well That Ends Well’

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

“Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.” — Robert A. Heinlein, from Stranger in a Strange Land

“You may not be her first, her last, or her only. She loved before she may love again. But if she loves you now, what else matters?” ― Bob Marley

“I saw that you were perfect, and so I loved you. Then I saw that you were not perfect and I loved you even more.” — Angelita Lim

“The real lover is the man who can thrill you by kissing your forehead or smiling into your eyes or just staring into space.” ― Marilyn Monroe

“To love is nothing. To be loved is something. But to love and be loved, that’s everything.” — T. Tolis

“The heart wants what it wants. There’s no logic to these things. You meet someone and you fall in love and that’s that.” — Woody Allen

“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.” — A. A. Milne

“Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.” – Elinor Glyn

“Love is a friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times.” —Ann Landers

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