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  • Writer's pictureVivi Anne Hunt

50+ Inspiring Love and Romance Quotes (#LGBTQ-Friendly)

You know I'm a sucker for romance. You have to be when you're an avid reader and writer of romance, whatever kind of romance it may be. And you probably already know that I believe that everyone deserves to be loved, adored, especially if you happen to be in a group of people who, for some reason or another, has ever been mistreated or misidentified by the world. You deserve to be worshiped, my friend, you are perfect the way you are.

(If you want the best LGBTQ quotes, I'll have those soon as well.)


In this post, any quote I've shared is meant for anyone, of any gender, any race, any whatever, because when it comes to love, none of that matters. I personally love people, not labels, and I will love you for your soul, not your package (wow, that sounded weird, you know what I mean). So when you read the quotes, imagine they were written for you.

Let me show you my favorite romantic quotes, and please feel free to share them with your partner, with your friends, with your community, and just everyone.

Let's spread the love!

”I’m here. I love you. I don’t care if you need to stay up crying all night long, I will stay with you. There’s nothing you can ever do to lose my love. I will protect you until you die, and after your death I will still protect you. I am stronger than depression and I am braver than loneliness and nothing will ever exhaust me.”

– Elizabeth Gilbert

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

– Dolly Parton

“The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more, that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. And that's what you've given me. That's what I'd hoped to give you forever.”

― Nicholas Sparks

“It is an absolute human certainty that no one can know his own beauty or perceive a sense of his own worth until it has been reflected back to him in the mirror of another loving, caring human being.”

― John Joseph Powell, The Secret of Staying in Love

“Oh no. Don't smile. You'll kill me. I stop breathing when you smile.”

― Tessa Dare, A Lady of Persuasion

“Have I told you how hideous you look tonight?” “No. Tell me.” "I can't.”

― Holly Black, The Cruel Prince

“I swear I couldn’t love you more than I do right now, and yet I know I will tomorrow.”

– Leo Christopher

“Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.”

– Robert A. Heinlein

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

– Julia Roberts

“Thinking of you keeps me awake. Dreaming of you keeps me asleep. Being with you keeps me alive.”

– Unknown

“Damn me to hell or take me to heaven, but for Gods sake, do it now....”

― Nora Roberts, The Stanislaski Brothers: Mikhail and Alex

I can feel Peeta press his forehead into my temple and he asks, 'So now that you've got me, what are you going to do with me?' I turn into him. 'Put you somewhere you can't get hurt.”

― Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

“A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.”

– Ingrid Bergman

“It's bullshit to think of friendship and romance as being different. They're not. They're just variations of the same love. Variations of the same desire to be close.”

― Rachel Cohn, Naomi and Ely's No Kiss List

“Love is the emblem of eternity; it confounds all notion of time; effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end.”

– Madame de Stael

“Sometimes you wake up from a dream. Sometimes you wake up in a dream. And sometimes, every once in a while, you wake up in someone else's dream. ”

― Richelle Mead, Succubus Blues

”I love you as certain dark things are to be loved, in secret, between the shadow and the soul.”

– Pablo Neruda

“You’re dangerous,” he says. “Why?” “Because you make me believe in the impossible.”

― Simone Elkeles, Rules of Attraction

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

– Lao Tzu

“When someone loves you, the way they talk about you is different. You feel safe and comfortable.”

― Jess C. Scott, The Intern

“I love you more than coffee, but please don’t make me prove it.”

– Elizabeth Evans

“Love is the strange bewilderment which overtakes one person on account of another person.”

– James Thurber

“The Very first moment I beheld him, my heart was irrevocably gone.”

― Jane Austen, Love and Friendship

“For small creatures such as we, the vastness is bearable only through love.”

– Carl Sagan

“Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up.”

– James Baldwin

“The heart is an arrow. It demands aim to land true.”

― Leigh Bardugo, Six of Crows

“There is no pretending. I love you, and I will love you until I die, and if there is life after that, I'll love you then.”

― Cassandra Clare, City of Glass

“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

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

– Dr. Seuss

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

– Elinor Glyn

“There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.”

– Sarah Dessen

“I would rather spend one lifetime with you, than face all the ages of this world alone.”

– J.R.R. Tolkien

“To be your friend was all I ever wanted; to be your lover was all I ever dreamed.”

– Valerie Lombardo

“Love is an untamed force. When we try to control it, it destroys us. When we try to imprison it, it enslaves us. When we try to understand it, it leaves us feeling lost and confused.”

– Paulo Coelho

”My wish is that you may be loved to the point of madness.”

– André Breton

“I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close.”

– Pablo Neruda

“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

“I heard what you said. I’m not the silly romantic you think. I don’t want the heavens or the shooting stars. I don’t want gemstones or gold. I have those things already. I want…a steady hand. A kind soul. I want to fall asleep, and wake, knowing my heart is safe. I want to love, and be loved.”

― Shana Abe

“Come sleep with me: We won't make Love, Love will make us.”

― Julio Cortázar

“Love is like pi – natural, irrational, and very important.”

– Lisa Hoffman

“Love is the expansion of two natures in such fashion that each include the other, each is enriched by the other.”

– Felix Adler

“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

“That's the choice. I love him, with all that, because of all that. On purpose. I love him on purpose.”

― Casey McQuiston, Red, White & Royal Blue

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

– Friedrich Nietzsche

“I stood still, vision blurring, and in that moment, I heard my heart break. It was a small, clean sound, like the snapping of a flower's stem.”

― Diana Gabaldon, Dragonfly in Amber

“People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that’s what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life.”

– Elizabeth Gilbert

”A purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved.”

– Kurt Vonnegut

“One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: that word is love.”

– Sophocles

“We love because it’s the only true adventure.”

– Nikki Giovanni

“Age does not protect you from love, but love to some extent protects you from age.”

– Jeanne Moreau

"True love is eternal, infinite, and always like itself. It is equal and pure, without violent demonstrations: it is seen with white hairs and is always young in the heart."

— Honore de Balzac

"Passion is momentary; love is enduring."

— John Wooden

"Love is when he gives you a piece of your soul, that you never knew was missing."

— Torquato Tasso

"The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire."

— Ferdinand Foch

"Love isn't something you find. Love is something that finds you."

— Loretta Young

"Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye."

— H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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

— Aristotle

If you would want specific LGBTQ-related quotes, I will have those as well, I am compiling the best ones and as soon as they're out, I'll add the link here. Woop woop!

I believe that we are all people and love is love. Everything else is irrelevant.

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