80 Inspirational Love Quotes From the Heart

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Love is such a wonderful thing. It is one of the most profound emotions you can experience in life. If you’ve ever fallen in love, you know how love can miraculously transform your perception of life. Love makes the entire world around you sparkle in an awe-inspiring light. Even more so, when you’re in love, it feels as if love radiates from every cell of your body. Perhaps this is one of the reasons why people around you generally seem to be a lot happier when your heart is brimming with love. However, finding the right words that beautifully express how you’re feeling can be quite difficult. Eloquently putting the power of love and its great impact upon your life to words seems almost impossible. To help you find the right words, we’ve created the following collection of truly inspirational love quotes coming directly from the heart. For further inspiration, be sure not to miss our list of romantic “I love you” quotes.

What is astonishing about love is that it can manifest itself in such a broad spectrum. When you’re speaking about love, most people will automatically associate with it the deep feelings of affection for their significant other. And while this form of love is certainly one of the most intense and joyful, love is so much more than just that.

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

Love is not at all limited to romantic partnerships at all. In fact, it’s very likely that you also feel a deep level of love and affection for the members of your family and your friends.

Inspirational love quotes

The following inspirational love quotes celebrate the power of love.

Aside from the different types of love we encounter throughout our lives, love can also elicit quite a variety of different emotions. If you’ve just fallen in love, it’s likely that you have butterflies in your stomach. Later on in the relationship, this initial excitement may be slowly replaced by a very loving care and deep affection for the other person.

80 Inspirational Love Quotes From the Heart

What is so fascinating about inspirational love quotes is that they stem from authors who have succeeded at beautifully putting their deep and affectionate feelings to words. Where most of us struggle with finding the right words, these individuals have been blessed with the gift of being able to eloquently celebrate the power of love.

Here are these inspirational love quotes:

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“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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“Love has no other desire but to fulfill itself. But if you love and must have desires, let these be your desires: To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night. To know the pain of too much tenderness. To be wounded by your own understanding of love; And to bleed willingly and joyfully.”
Kahlil Gibran

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“Love is the longing for the half of ourselves we have lost.”
Milan Kundera

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“You don’t love someone because they’re perfect. You love them in spite of the fact that they’re not.”
Jodi Picoult

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“My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.”
Maya Angelou

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“To have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us some protection forever.”
J.K. Rowling

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“Where there is great love, there are always miracles.”
Willa Cather

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“The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace.”
Mahatma Gandhi

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“The future for me is already a thing of the past – you were my first love and you will be my last.”
Bob Dylan

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“Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

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“Believe in a love that is being stored up for you like an inheritance, and have faith that in this love there is a strength and a blessing so large that you can travel as far as you wish without having to step outside it.”
Rainer Maria Rilke

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“I want morning and noon and nightfall with you. I want your tears, your smiles, your kisses… the smell of your hair, the taste of your skin, the touch of your breath on my face. I want to see you in the final hour of my life… to lie in your arms as I take my last breath.”
Lisa Kleypas

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“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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“I told you. You don’t love someone because of their looks or their clothes or their car. You love them because they sing a song only your heart can understand.”
L.J. Smith

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“Love, it never dies. It never goes away, it never fades, so long as you hang on to it. Love can make you immortal”
Gayle Forman

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“If you can love someone with your whole heart, even one person, then there’s salvation in life. Even if you can’t get together with that person.”
Haruki Murakami

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“This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take a step without feet.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

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“That’s what real love amounts to – letting a person be what he really is. Most people love you for who you pretend to be. To keep their love, you keep pretending – performing. You get to love your pretense.”
Jim Morrison

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“Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone – we find it with another.”
Thomas Merton

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“When you loved someone, you put their needs before your own. No matter how inconceivable those needs were; no matter how much it made you feel like you were ripping yourself into pieces.”
Jodi Picoult

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“Love has within it a redemptive power. And there is a power there that eventually transforms individuals.”
Martin Luther King Jr.

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“Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.”
Marcus Aurelius

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“The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved – loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.”
Victor Hugo

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“You only need one man to love you. But him to love you free like a wildfire, crazy like the moon, always like tomorrow, sudden like an inhale and overcoming like the tides. Only one man and all of this.”
C. JoyBell C.

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“Love is the extremely difficult realization that something other than oneself is real.”
Iris Murdoch

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“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.”
Robert Fulghum

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“Peace and love are eternal.”
John Lennon

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“True love comes quietly, without banners or flashing lights. If you hear bells, get your ears checked.”
Erich Segal

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“I’ve been in love before, it’s like a narcotic. […] And just as addicts steal and humiliate themselves to get what they need, you’re willing to do anything for love.”
Paulo Coelho

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“In this part of the story I am the one who dies, the only one, and I will die of love because I love you, because I love you, Love, in fire and in blood.”
Pablo Neruda

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“Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.”
Dalai Lama XIV

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“Each relationship between two persons is absolutely unique. That is why you cannot love two people the same. It simply is not possible. You love each person differently because of who they are and the uniqueness that they draw out of you.”
William Paul Young

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“Anybody can love the most wonderful parts of another person. But that’s not the clever trick. The really clever trick is this: Can you accept the flawsCan you look at your partner’s faults honestly and say, ‘I can work around that. I can make something out of it.’Because the good stuff is always going to be there, and it’s always going to pretty and sparkly, but the crap underneath can ruin you.”
Elizabeth Gilbert

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“If I know what love is, it is because of you.”
Hermann Hesse

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“You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”
Sharon Salzberg

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“I’m a little pencil in the hand of a writing God, who is sending a love letter to the world.”
Mother Teresa

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“[Life is] a wrestling match. Which side wins? Love wins. Love always wins”
Mitch Albom

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“I’m gonna fight for you, until your heart stops beating.”
Stephenie Meyer

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“Love is an abstract noun, something nebulous. And yet love turns out to be the only part of us that is solid, as the world turns upside down and the screen goes black.”
Martin Amis

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“No human relation gives one possession in another—every two souls are absolutely different. In friendship or in love, the two side by side raise hands together to find what one cannot reach alone.”
Kahlil Gibran

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“Every true love and friendship is a story of unexpected transformation. If we are the same person before and after we loved, that means we haven’t loved enough.”
Elif Shafak

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“I belong to the people I love, and they belong to me – they, and the love and loyalty I give them, form my identity far more than any word or group ever could.”
Veronica Roth

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“Love is a decision, it is a judgment, it is a promise. If love were only a feeling, there would be no basis for the promise to love each other forever. A feeling comes and it may go. How can I judge that it will stay forever when my act does not involve judgment and decision.”
Erich Fromm

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“To love someone means to see them as God intended them.”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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“Anyone who is in love is making love the whole time, even when they’re not. When two bodies meet, it is just the cup overflowing. They can stay together for hours, even days. They begin the dance one day and finish it the next, or – such is the pleasure they experience – they may never finish it.”
Paulo Coelho

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“Unless you love someone, nothing else makes sense.”
E.E. Cummings

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“All my heart is yours, sir: it belongs to you; and with you, it would remain, were fate to exile the rest of me from your presence forever.”
Charlotte Brontë

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“Loving someone and having them love you back is the most precious thing in the world.”
Nicholas Sparks

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“There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.”
Vincent van Gogh

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“Perhaps… love unfolded naturally out of a beautiful friendship, as a golden-hearted rose slipping from its green sheath.”
L.M. Montgomery

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“Jealousy is a disease, love is a healthy condition. The immature mind often mistakes one for the other, or assumes that the greater the love, the greater the jealousy – in fact, they are almost incompatible; one emotion hardly leaves room for the other.”
Robert A. Heinlein

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“To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already 3-parts dead.”
Bertrand Russell

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“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. That would mean that security is out of the question. The words “make” and “stay” become inappropriate. My love for you has no strings attached. I love you for free.”
Tom Robbins

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“Because, if you could love someone, and keep loving them, without being loved back… then that love had to be real. It hurt too much to be anything else.”
Sarah Cross

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“I’ve always loved you, and when you love someone, you love the whole person, just as he or she is, and not as you would like them to be.”
Leo Tolstoy

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“We cultivate love when we allow our most vulnerable and powerful selves to be deeply seen and known, and when we honor the spiritual connection that grows from that offering with trust, respect, kindness and affection.”
Brené Brown

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“They do not love that do not show their love.”
William Shakespeare

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“It’s not that you should never love something so much that it can control you. It’s that you need to love something that much so you can never be controlled. It’s not a weakness. It’s your best strength.”
Patrick Ness

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“A thousand half-loves must be forsaken to take one whole heart home.”
Jalaluddin Rumi

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“People should fall in love with their eyes closed.”
Andy Warhol

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“The great thing to remember is that though our feelings come and go God’s love for us does not.”
C.S. Lewis

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“Though lovers be lost, love shall not; and death shall have no dominion.”
Dylan Thomas

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“This is what love does: It makes you want to rewrite the world. It makes you want to choose the characters, build the scenery, guide the plot. The person you love sits across from you, and you want to do everything in your power to make it possible, endlessly possible. And when it’s just the two of you, alone in a room, you can pretend that this is how it is, this is how it will be.”
David Levithan

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“We are all the pieces of what we remember. We hold in ourselves the hopes and fears of those who love us. As long as there is love and memory, there is no true loss.”
Cassandra Clare

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“Always throw spilled salt over your left shoulder. Keep rosemary by your garden gate. Add pepper to your mashed potatoes. Plant roses and lavender, for luck. Fall in love whenever you can.”
Alice Hoffman

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“You can build walls all the way to the sky and I will find a way to fly above them. You can try to pin me down with a hundred thousand arms, but I will find a way to resist. And there are many of us out there, more than you think. People who refuse to stop believing. People who refuse to come to earth. People who love in a world without walls, people who love into hate, into refusal, against hope, and without fear. I love you. Remember. They cannot take it.”
Lauren Oliver

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“To love is to suffer. To avoid suffering one must not love. But then one suffers from not loving. Therefore, to love is to suffer; not to love is to suffer; to suffer is to suffer. To be happy is to love. To be happy, then, is to suffer, but suffering makes one unhappy. Therefore, to be happy one must love or love to suffer or suffer from too much happiness.”
Woody Allen

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“Whenever you are confronted with an opponent. Conquer him with love.”
Mahatma Gandhi

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“One day spent with someone you love can change everything.”
Mitch Albom

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“Love makes you want to be a better man – right, right. But maybe love, real love, also gives you permission to just be the man you are.”
Gillian Flynn

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“If you love a flower that lives on a star, it is sweet to look at the sky at night. All the stars are a-bloom with flowers…”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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“Real love is composed of ecstasy and agony.”
Paulo Coelho

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“When you forgive, you love. And when you love, God’s light shines upon you.”
Jon Krakauer

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“There is no intensity of love or feeling that does not involve the risk of crippling hurt. It is a duty to take this risk, to love and feel without defense or reserve.”
William S. Burroughs

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“Choose your love. Love your choice.”
Thomas S. Monson

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“Love is the voice under all silences, the hope which has no opposite in fear; the strength so strong mere force is feebleness: the truth more first than sun, more last than star…”
E.E. Cummings

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“The more you love someone, he came to think, the harder it is to tell them. It surprised him that strangers didn’t stop each other on the street to say I love you.”
Jonathan Safran Foer

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“Love is heavy and light, bright and dark, hot and cold, sick and healthy, asleep and awake – it’s everything except what it is!”
William Shakespeare

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“We are told that people stay in love because of chemistry, or because they remain intrigued with each other, because of many kindnesses, because of luck. But part of it has got to be forgiveness and gratefulness. „
Ellen Goodman

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“If there’s a thing I’ve learned in my life it’s to not be afraid of the responsibility that comes with caring for other people. What we do for love: those things endure. Even if the people you do them for don’t”
Cassandra Clare

In conclusion

“If a thing loves, it is infinite.”
William Blake

I hope you enjoyed reading this collection of inspirational love quotes.

Stay victorious!


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