It’s great to have some amazing love quotes up your sleeve when you need to make up after a fight, need to rekindle some romance, or simply want to make things special just because! Your partner will be really impressed when you have one of these elegant things to say. Even better, you can explain the meaning and know a little of the context or history behind them.
- “ A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.”
Who said it: Romeo
In: Romeo and Juliet
Well who can resist a Romeo? Perhaps one of the most well-known iconic symbols of the lover, he had a lot of awesome things to say. But Shakespearean English may as well be another language, plus we have to understand a little of the actual plot here to grasp the meaning of this one. So Romeo’s family clan, the Montagues, doesn’t vibe with Juliet’s family clan, the Capulets. But you can’t help who you love, can you? So what Romeo’s really saying is, Juliet’s family background doesn’t define who she is, and everything he loves in her. This quote would be great to use if any issues come up for you and your partner around family or general background differences. Love sees through all of that!
- 2. “How Do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
Who said it: Elizabeth Barret Browning
In: Sonnet 43, The Sonnets From the Portuguese
Author: Elizabeth Barret Browning
For the full version or to recite it to your lover see the full poem as it is quite beautiful. But this small quote is used regularly as an expression. It is for times when your partner is feeling insecure in any way about your love for them. Use the romantic literary reference to kickoff a list of things you love about them. It will show how much you appreciate who they are and that your love is true. Hint: use very specific details that only you know about your partner to make them feel extra special, and extra specially loved by you! Sometimes it can help you also to remember how unique they are to you.
- “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”
Who said it: The Apostle, Paul
In: Corinthians 13:4-8, The Bible
Year: Around 55 CE
Well it’s hard to argue with the Bible. After all, it is the most widely read book ever written. Use this quote when either one of you is perhaps lacking in the qualities mentioned here, like patience. In the heat of the moment it is easy to become frustrated or angry, but if you really love your partner, you will best remember the purity that lies underneath all of that. If your partner is becoming ill-tempered, a reminder to be patient and kind and forgiving is a peaceful message that should go over well.
- “We can’t choose our fate, but we can choose others. Be careful in knowing that.”
Who said it: Albus Dumbledore
In: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Author: J. K. Rowling
Well who could go wrong with a Harry Potter quote? Especially if your significant other is the nerdy type, this one can hit home. Make sure to say, after reciting the quote, that you choose them! Reiterate how being together with your loved one is not just something that happened by accident. Being chosen as someone’s lover is actually quite special and implies not only love, but worthiness of being loved. This quote will show your partner how much you value them. The reference to not being able to choose your fate can also be used if one of you is hitting a rough patch in life. Even though things may be tough, you still choose to love and stay by your partner and that is a beautiful thing to be cherished.
- “He stepped down, trying not to look long at her, as if she were the sun, yet he saw her, like the sun, even without looking.”
Who said it: author, Tolstoy
In: Anna Karenina
Author: Leo Tolstoy
Year: around 1875
Feel free to replace the pronoun with a “him” if your partner is a fellah. But what a gorgeous quote, huh? First of all, it implies that your partner has the magnificence, power, and energy of the sun, okay? It also gives this body-tingling feeling of being completely known and understood- in a way that goes beyond seeing visually, or in material actualization. Use this one if your partner has been feeling like they haven’t had enough attention lately. (Then be sure to give them some more). Make them understand that you honor, love and admire them incredibly. It shows that you not only know your partner so well , but that their energy radiates and illuminates everything around them the way the sun lights the Earth.
- He’s more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.
Who said it: Catherine Earnshaw
In: Wuthering Heights
Author: Emily Brontë
Last but certainly not least, a demonstration of the almost sickeningly deep love between Catherine Earnshaw and the ultimate Byronic hero, Heathcliff. They share a profoundly intricate connection that is almost too difficult to explain in words, lest it not be done in this quote. If your relationship began as a result of one of these inexplicable connections, it is always the right time to remind your partner of it! Anybody can build a relationship by spending time and experiences together, by taking care of and admiring each other. But not everyone can have that special spark, the kind that happens when your souls match!
10 Best Romantic Love Songs
- Dreaming of You
Who could forget this Mexican-American pop princess who seemed to ooze romance from her whole being? This is the perfect song for confessing your love to your crush. It could also work for rekindling some romance if your relationship is feeling a bit stale – to remind your love of how it was when you both were crushing on each other. Remember the desire you had for one another- butterflies and all that magic. Remember how being with each other is your happy ending, and appreciate it all the more.
- I Don’t Want to Miss A Thing
Well rock stars are lovers too – and damn good ones! How romantic is it to think of your lover watching you sleep and wondering what you’re dreaming? That they don’t even want to sleep because they want to be present for every moment with you. This one really will show your partner how much you cherish them. Plus, it’s perfect for pulling a corny high-school slow dance out!
–Nat King Cole
The one, the only, the classic love song, L-O-V-E, spelled out for us and all. It’s classy, it’s schnazzy, and hella jazzy. If you want to really take it to the next level, learn a bit of partner dancing to go with it and sweep your lover off their feet! This song starts off strong, and still manages to have quite a build-up from middle to end. Your partner will be undoubtedly falling for you all over again.
- Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
Talk about soul, sister! (or brother!). The Diana Ross version may be lesser known, but it’s the best one. The sing-song way she delivers her lines in the beginning 2/3 of the song and the gorgeous ah-ah-ah-ah-oos remind us of the soothing tenderness love (and Diana) have to offer. Then the middle part, builds up in energy to hit home with pure gospel at the end. Use this song to express to your lover how you would go to any lengths for them and be there for them no matter what. Show them the power and strength of your love. If you want to make a dramatic moment, this is the song!
- Can’t Help Falling in Love
Those very simple chords, but how they light up! The gentle strumming and simplicity of the song makes it all the more beautiful, especially coming from the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley. Use this song to demonstrate the trueness of your love- that you couldn’t help it even if you tried! “Take my hand, take my whole life too”- what a gorgeous line! This song demonstrates the fullness with which you are willing to give yourself to your lover.
- All My Loving
There are quite many brilliant Beatles love songs, but this one stands out for those in, or about to be in a long-distance relationship. Or, if you’re extra cute, just if you’re going on a short trip and want to express to your lover how you’ll miss them while you’re away. “I’ll write home every day” is a sweet line because it reminds us how much effort lovers had to put in before technology made things that much easier! However, the sentiment remains the same, in that, you will make that same level of extra effort, as a lover, to make up for the distance.
- I Will Always Love You
Written originally by Dolly Parton, but made famous by Whitney, especially with it’s part in the early ‘90’s movie, The Bodyguard, it is a modern classic love song. The Bodyguard in fact has the best-selling movie soundtrack of all time! And Whitney is arguably the best ballad singer of all time- boy does she deliver. From passion, tenderness, to sweet high notes, to power, she brings all the dynamics of love into this song. At the time of the song’s release it stayed #1 at the charts for 14 full weeks, a record for the time. And it got 2 Grammy’s. Yea.
- All Coming Back to Me
If Whitney’s the best power ballad singer, Celine Dion must come second. She has several very moving love songs, but this one really strikes nerves. It is the perfect song for those second-time-around romances, when getting back together with an ex-lover. She evokes so strongly the feeling of stirring up old passions with a lover you once knew- the memory of the feeling itself. Plus she brings in all the emotions of having to rebuild oneself and forget about your ex, but then still loving them after all of that. It demonstrates the possibility of healing and moving on, together again, even after being through pain from each other. If you want a song to bring pure power, this is it!
- I’ll Be There
–The Jackson 5 (Cover by Mariah Carey)
Little Michael Jackson stole hearts even from his very early years with his siblings in the Jackson 5. What better song is there to express to your lover how dependable you and your love are! “We must bring salvation back” is such a poetic notion, that brings in how the love is almost bigger than the two of you. And even mentioning the possibility of your lover one day moving on to someone new, and how you’d still be there shows true selfless loyalty- that’s what real love is all about. And perhaps our third power ballad singer, Mariah Carey, killed her cover of it too.
- Your Song
Last and never least, Sir Elton John’s way of turning melancholy into complete romance is uncanny. To say the least, he feels he doesn’t have much to give, but he does have this song. If you feel like you have a humble love, this is the one for you to play for your partner! It’s all quite simple and complex at the same time in a beautiful way. And what else is love, but realizing that life is so much better because your lover exists? This one is soft, sweet, and sentimental, but with a little hint of rock. It’s the perfect mix.