15 Timeless Quotes About Romance from Classic Authors

Authors have a unique ability to express themselves in effortlessly eloquent ways, and have left behind a legacy of beautiful quotes for us to live by.

Here are 15 enduring quotes about love from some of history’s greatest writers:


1. “Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.” ― Alexander Smith



2. “A loving heart is the truest wisdom.” Charles Dickens



3. “The one thing we can never get enough of is love. And the one thing we never give enough is love.”― Henry Miller



4. “We’re all a little weird, and life’s a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.” — Dr. Seuss



5. “If it is right, it happens—the main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away.” — John Steinbeck



6. “Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind.” William Shakespeare



7. “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



8.  “Love is when you meet someone who tells you something new about yourself.” — Andre Breton



9. “To get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with.” — Mark Twain



10. “All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” — Charles Schulz



11. “Love consists of this: two solitudes that meet, protect and greet each other.” — Rainer Maria Rilke



12. “You don’t love because: you love despite; not for the virtues, but despite the faults.” — William Faulkner



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



14. “We love the things we love for what they are.”  Robert Frost



15. “We are all fools in love.”  — Jane Austen