Three Things Love Quotes and Poems Can Do For You

If you do an online search of of love quotes and poems, you will realize that thousands of people from all ages and time periods have written about love. Love is such a popular subject because at one point or another, people have experienced falling in love, loving someone, and being loved by another person.

Although love has always been associated with romance, some have written love quotes and poems in the context of their passion for life and work. Regardless of the context, these love quotes and poems can do three things for you:

  1. Inspire you.
    Whether you’re single or married, you will be inspired by the depth of emotions expressed by quotes and poems about love. The feelings conveyed by these words will make you see a person’s great capacity for loving. It will also inspire you to seek your own ability to love and take the risk of giving it away without expecting anything in return.
  2. Give you hope.
    Quotes and poems with romantic themes often tell stories. These often reflect the author’s own experiences and observations. Because it happens in real life, these words will give you hope that someday, you will also find the love of your life.
  3. Make you believe in love.
    If you have never been in love before or have been jaded by failed relationships, reading romantic quotes and poems will help rekindle your belief in love. You will realize that true love exists based on the wisdom and experiences shared by others.

Cute Love Quotes and Poems

Romance is the literature of hope.

-Damon Suede

Tell me how many beads there are
In a silver chain
Of evening rain,
Unravelled from the tumbling main,
And threading the eye of a yellow star: –
So many times do I love again.

-Thomas Lovell Beddoes

I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach.

-Elizabeth Barrett Browning

When you’re in love you never really know whether your elation comes from the qualities of the one you love, or if it attributes them to her; whether the light which surrounds her like a halo comes from you, from her, or from the meeting of your sparks.

-Natalie Clifford Barney

He felt now that he was not simply close to her, but that he did not know where he ended and she began.

-Leo Tolstoy

When love is not madness, it is not love.

-Pedro Calderon de la Barca

Famous Love Quotes and Poems

When I am with you, the only place I want to be is closer.

-Author Unknown

…Let the world know, if there was ever love:

Mine for you…

-Peter Winstanley

The hours I spend with you I look upon as sort of a perfumed garden, a dim twilight, and a fountain singing to it. You and you alone make me feel that I am alive. Other men it is said have seen angels, but I have seen thee and thou art enough.

-George Moore

I need the starshine of your heavenly eyes,

After the day’s great sun.

-Charles Hanson Towne

How did it happen that their lips came together? How does it happen that birds sing, that snow melts, that the rose unfolds, that the dawn whitens behind the stark shapes of trees on the quivering summit of the hill? A kiss, and all was said.

-Victor Hugo

Ah me! love cannot be cured by herbs.


Love Quotes and Poems

The simple lack of her is more to me than others’ presence.

-Edward Thomas

They who meet on an April night are forever lost in love, if there’s moonlight all about and there’s no moon above.

-E.Y. “Yip” Harburg and Fred Saidy,

My heart to you is given:

Oh, do give yours to me;

We’ll lock them up together,

And throw away the key.

-Frederick Saunders

I can no longer think of anything but you. In spite of myself, my imagination carries me to you. I grasp you, I kiss you, I caress you, a thousand of the most amorous caresses take possession of me.

-Honore de Balzac, letter to Evelina Hanska, June 1836

Many are the stars I see, but in my eye no star like thee.

-English saying used on poesy rings

Famous Love Quotes and Poems

See! the mountains kiss high heaven,

And the waves clasp one another;

No sister flower would be forgiven

If it disdained its brother;

And the sunlight clasps the earth,

And the moonbeams kiss the sea: –

What are all these kissings worth,

If thou kiss not me?

-Percy Bysshe Shelley

Who would give a law to lovers? Love is unto itself a higher law.


We loved with a love that was more than love.

-Edgar Allan Poe

In melody divine,

My heart it beats to rapturous love,

I long to call you mine.

-Author Unknown

My love for you is deathless, it seems to bind me to you with mighty cables that nothing but Omnipotence could break…

-Sullivan Ballou,

Who, being loved, is poor?

-Oscar Wilde

A hundred hearts would be too few

To carry all my love for you.

-Author Unknown

Cute Love Quotes and Poems

Ah me! why may not love and life be one?

-Henry Timrod

Once he drew
With one long kiss my whole soul thro’
My lips, as sunlight drinketh dew.

-Alfred Lord Tennyson

I wish I had the gift of making rhymes, for methinks there is poetry in my head and heart since I have been in love with you.

-Nathaniel Hawthorne

Love me and the world is mine.

-David Reed

Love Quotes and Poems by Famous People

All commands from your lips are sweet….

-Byron Caldwell Smith, letter to Kate Stephens

I love thee – I love thee,

‘Tis all that I can say

It is my vision in the night,

My dreaming in the day.

-Thomas Hood

I almost wish we were butterflies and liv’d but three summer days – three such days with you I could fill with more delight than fifty common years could ever contain.

-John Keats

My heart beats faster as you take my hand, my love grows stronger as you touch my soul.

-A.C. Van Cherub

I love your hills and I love your dales,

And I love your flocks a-bleating;

but oh, on the heather to lie together,

With both our hearts a-beating!

-John Keats

Famous Love Quotes and Poems

Two lovers in the rain have no need of an umbrella.

-Japanese Proverb

For you see, each day I love you more

Today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.

-Rosemonde Gerard

Blessed are the lovers….
they cling to one another
like small frightened animals who tremble, knowing they will die….
Their only strength against the wind and tide
are the beautifying words of all existence: I love you.
We shall grow old together to the end….

-Roberto Sosa

You know you’re in love when you don’t want to fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.

-Dr. Seuss

No, you cannot live on kisses,
Though the honeymoon is sweet,
Harken, brides, a true word this is,—
Even lovers have to eat.

-Louise Bennett Weaver and Helen Cowles LeCron,

Love Quotes and Poems

Your love is warmer than summer sunshine, your voice more gentle than the whispering breeze.

-Catherine Hart

If our two loves be one, or thou and I

Love so alike, that none doe slacken, none can die.

-John Donne

My debt to you, Belovèd,
Is one I cannot pay
In any coin of any realm
On any reckoning day.

-Jessie B. Rittenhouse

I want a soul mate who can sit me down, shut me up, tell me ten things I don’t already know, and make me laugh. I don’t care what you look like, just turn me on. And if you can do that, I will follow you on bloody stumps through the snow. I will nibble your mukluks with my own teeth. I will do your windows. I will care about your feelings. Just have something in there.

-Henry Rollins

Ah, lady, when I gave my heart to thee,

It passed into thy lifelong regency.

-Gilbert Parker

Famous Love Quotes and Poems

Until then, mio dolce amor, a thousand kisses; but give me none in return, for they set my blood on fire.

-Napolean Bonaparte

Oh, hasten not this loving act,

Rapture where self and not-self meet:

My life has been the awaiting you,

Your footfall was my own heart’s beat.

-Paul Valéry

“We will never be separated again,” he said, tenderly; and Margaret clung to him as if her whole soul demanded the fulfilment of that promise.

-August Bell

There is no Heaven—this is the best;

O hold me closer to your breast;

Let your face lean upon my face,

That there no longer shall be space

Between our lips, between our eyes.

I feel your bosom’s fall and rise.

-Amy Levy

As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench the fire of love with words.  

William Shakespeare

Famous Love Quotes and Poems

There he lay—that recreant knight,
And a dark-eyed eastern damsel
Chained him in a bondage sweet;
Drunken with her flush of beauty,
All his world lay at her feet.

-J.J. Britton (1832–1913)

To lovers, I devise their imaginary world, with whatever they may need, as the stars of the sky, the red, red roses by the wall, the snow of the hawthorn, the sweet strains of music, and aught else they may desire to figure to each other the lastingness and beauty of their love.

-Williston Fish

Give me a kisse, and to that kisse a score;

Then to that twenty, adde a hundred more;

A thousand to that hundred; so kisse on,

To make that thousand up a million;

Treble that million, and when that is done,

Let’s kisse afresh, as when we first begun.

-Robert Herrick,

So dear I love him, that with him all deaths I could endure, without him live no life.

-John Milton

Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs.

-William Shakespeare

You’ve knocked my existence askew,

and yet I’m straightaway in love with you!

-Terri Guillemets

My love as deep; the more I give to thee,

The more I have, both are infinite.

-William Shakespeare

Her lips on his could tell him better than all her stumbling words.

-Margaret Mitchell

…I can forget my very existence in a deep kiss of you.

-Byron Caldwell Smith

Let now the chimneys blaze

And cups o’erflow with wine;

Let well-tuned words amaze

With harmony divine….

-Thomas Campion

Come live in my heart and pay no rent.

-Samuel Lover

The Oriole weds his mottled mate,

The Lily weds the bee;

Heaven’s marriage ring is round the earth,

Let me bind thee?

-Author Unknown

I but know that I love thee, whatever thou art.

-Thomas Moore

Angels, pixies, faerie dust

Treading love and living lust.

-Terri Guillemets

I could walk forever and a mile with one beautiful girl.

-A.C. Van Cherub

Her very frowns are fairer far

Than smiles of other maidens are.

-Hartley Coleridge

Soul meets soul on lovers’ lips.

-Percy Bysshe Shelley

My whole heart for my whole life.


A man had given all other bliss,

And all his worldly worth for this,

To waste his whole heart in one kiss

Upon her perfect lips.

-Alfred, Lord Tennyson

How my memory treasures every sweet stray moment of our past — handclasp, kiss and heart-beat, the passion of those dear unfathomable eyes, the rustle of garments, the gliding steps and lingering farewells!

-Byron Caldwell Smith

Leave a kiss but in the cup,

And I’ll not look for wine.

-Ben Jonson

Two souls, one heart.


What I do and what I dream

include thee,

as the wine must taste of its own grapes.

-Elizabeth Barrett Browning

…I must see you again — die in your arms or live in your embrace.

-Byron Caldwell Smith

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