Love inspires language and poetry like no other thing known to man. Since the dawn of history, man has sought out ways to convey its beauty, power and nuances with words. The greatest writers have somehow miraculously captured a fragment of their encounter with this mysterious experience and shared it with us. Below, we pick our favourite quotes about love.

Love Stories

“True love stories never have endings.”
– Richard Bach

How Many Loved Your Moments Of Glad Grace

“How many loved your moments of glad grace, and loved your beauty with love false or true; But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you, and loved the sorrows of your changing face.”
– W.B. Yeats, The Collected Poems of W.B. Yeats

Loved In Spite of Ourselves

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

If You Live To Be A Hundred

“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

At The Touch of Love

“At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.”
– Plato

Love Is An Untamed Force

“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

Better To Have Lost And Loved

“Better to have lost and loved than never to have loved at all.”
– Ernest Hemingway

When I Say I Love You

“When I say I love you more, I don’t mean I love you more than you love me. I mean I love you more than the bad days ahead of us, I love you more than any fight we will ever have. I love you more than the distance between us, I love you more than any obstacle that could try and come between us. I love you the most.”
– Unknown

In The End

“And in the end, the love you take, is equal to the love you make.”
– Paul McCartney

Love Never Dies A Natural Death

“Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.”
– Anaïs Nin

The Only Thing

“The only thing we never get enough of is love; and the only thing we never give enough of is love.”
– Paulo Coelho

The Beginning Of Everything

“I love her and it is the beginning of everything. “
– F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Way To Love Anything

“If I had a flower for every time I thought of you… I could walk through my garden forever.”>- Alfred Tennyson

The Love We Give Away

“The love we give away is the only love we keep.”
– Elbert Hubbard

For Small Creatures As We

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