80 Beautiful Things To Say To Make A Girl Smile

Updated March 27, 2024by Regain Editorial Team

“Making your girl smile is worth a lot in a relationship. Women love to be loved, and one way to help them capture that feeling is by making them smile. It doesn’t have to come from a joke or a silly act; it can come from sincere words professing your love to a beautifully crafted card. Do things that come from the heart, show effort, and let her know you love her. That will smile at her every time.” - Dr. Wendy Boring-Bray, DBH, LPCC

Being in a relationship with a girl whom you cherish and love can be a wonderful part of life—so much so that you may have trouble putting your feelings into words. It’s normal to struggle to convey your emotions in a way that feels adequate. Luckily, everyone from poets and playwrights to philosophers and songwriters have crafted beautiful messages of love to inspire you. Below, we’ve gathered 80 meaningful quotes and sayings about love and relationships that can help you communicate your feelings and put a smile on the face of the special girl in your life. 

Expressing yourself to your partner isn’t always easy

The importance of expressing yourself

Extensive research has shown that communication is a key aspect of successful relationships. The ability to express your feelings and affection for your significant other can help you develop greater trust, enhanced intimacy, and a stronger overall bond. Still, you might be wondering how to convey meaningful sentiments to a special girl in your life. To that end, we’ve compiled the following list of quotes and other sayings that can make a girl smile. Some of them are cute and sweet, and others are deep and romantic. There’s something on this list for everyone. Here are 80 of the most beautiful things to say to a girl to make her smile, just in case you are at a loss for words.

Sayings to make her smile

“I love you” is something that you probably say to your significant other quite a bit—and that’s important! Sometimes, though, you might want to convey your feelings, particularly if your partner’s love language is words of affirmation. Below are some distinctive ways to communicate how much the woman in your life means to you.

  1. No one and nothing can change my mind. Because I’m with you, I’m the luckiest person alive.

  2. I never thought I’d find someone I’d fit with so well. You’re my missing piece, and I’m grateful for you every day.

  3. Being with you makes my heart sing.

  4. I love you with all of the power and passion in my heart.

  5. No matter how much time passes, being with you makes my heart race in the best way. Thank you for being mine.

  6. I don’t know how the universe gave me the chance to be yours, but I’ll never take it for granted; I’m so lucky to be with you.

  7. I love you.

  8. You are sacred to me.

  9. You enhance my life in a way I never thought possible.

  10. I hope I never miss a chance to show you how much I care.

  11. Do you know how special you really are?

  12. There’s no one on earth who could compete with you.

  13. You’re the most beautiful person I’ve ever met, inside and out.

  14. I’m so deeply in love with you. You deserve the world.

  15. You have the most beautiful heart and soul. 

  16. Hearing your voice brings me so much joy.

  17. The way that you care for the people in your life inspires me.

  18. Your intelligence and passion are so attractive to me, among many other things. If I wrote down every reason why I love you, I would never stop writing.

  19. What we have cannot be replaced. We are like two pieces that fit together perfectly.

  20. Words can’t explain what you mean to me. Thank you for bringing your light to my world.

Quotes from songs

If your significant other is a music lover, consider slipping one of these quotes into a sweet text conversation or write it in a note. If you’re talking via text, you can send her a link to the full song or video. Bonus points if you have an instrument and can serenade her yourself!

  1. “I have never known a love like this” – “Love Like This” by Ben Rector

  2. “I will love you until the end of time” – “Blue Jeans” by Lana Del Rey

  3. “However far away, I will always love you” – “Lovesong” by The Cure

  4. “Everything changes, but beauty remains/Something so tender, I can’t explain/Well, I may be dreaming, but ‘till I’m awake/Can we make this dream last forever?” “A Moment Like This” by Kelly Clarkson

  5. “I hope you don’t mind that I put down in words how wonderful life is while you’re in the world” – “Your Song” by Elton John

  6. “Love me tender, love me true/All my dreams fulfill/For my darling’, I love you, and I always will” – “Love Me Tender” by Elvis Presley

  7. “I’ve been roaming around/Always looking down at all I see/Painted faces, fill the places I can’t reach/You know that I could use somebody, you know that I could use somebody/Someone like you, and all you know, and how you speak/Countless lovers under cover of the street/You know that I could use somebody, you know that I could use somebody/Someone like you” – “Use Somebody” by Kings of Leon

  8. “Oh, won’t you stay with me? ’Cause you’re all I need” – “Stay With Me” by Sam Smith

  9. “I want to hold you high and steal your pain away” – “Broken” by Seether

  10. “Whenever I’m alone with you, you make me feel like I am home again” – “Lovesong” by The Cure

  11. “You’re the light, you’re the night/You’re the color of my blood/You’re the cure, you’re the pain/You’re the only thing I wanna touch/Never knew that it could mean so much” – “Love Me Like You Do” by Ellie Goulding

  12. “You’re perfect to me” – “Perfect” by P!nk

  13. “And all my life I’ve been waiting for someone like you to make me smile/You make me feel alive/And you’re giving me everything I’ve ever wanted in life/You make me smile, and I forget to breathe/What’s an angel like you ever do with a devil like me” – “Smile” by Sixx AM

  14. “I won’t hesitate more, no more/It cannot wait I’m sure/There’s no need to complicate, our time is short/This is our fate, I’m yours” – “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz

  15. “Some people want diamond rings/Some just want everything/But everything means nothing if I ain’t got you” – “If I Ain’t Got You” by Alicia Keys

  16. “If you are my star, I’ll be your sky/You can hide underneath me and come out at night/When I turn jet black, and you show off your light, I live to let you shine” – “Boats and Birds” by Gregory and The Hawk

  17. “Here’s to us, here’s to love” – “Here’s To Us” by Halestorm

  18. “All of me loves all of you/Love your curves and all your edges/All your perfect imperfections/Give your all to me, I’ll give my all to you/You’re my end and my beginning/Even when I lose I’m winning/’Cause I give you all of me/And you give me all of you” – “All Of Me” by John Legend

  19. “A love like ours could never die/As long as I have you near me, bright are the stars that shine, dark is the sky/I know this love of mine will never die” – “And I Love Her” by The Beatles

  20. “‘Because you’re the one for me, and I’m the one for you, you take the both of us, and we’re the perfect two” – “Perfect Two” by Auburn

  21. “I keep you with me in my heart/You make it easier when life gets hard/I’m lucky I’m in love with my best friend/Lucky to have been where I have been/Lucky to be coming home again” – “Lucky” by Jason Mraz

Famous love quotes

Sometimes, a brief but wise quip perfectly encapsulates your feelings. Here are some famous love quotes you can use to show your sweetheart that you love her.

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

  2. “There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved”. – George Sand

  3. “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength while loving someone deeply gives you courage”. – Lao Tzu

  4. “The heart wants what it wants. There’s no logic to these things. You meet someone and you fall in love, and that’s that”. – Woody Allen

  5. “Where there is love, there is life”. – Mahatma Gandhi

  6. “Love is a promise, love is a souvenir; once given, never forgotten, never let it disappear” – John Lennon

  7. “If I know what love is, it is because of you”. – Herman Hesse

  8. “Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within”. – James Baldwin

  9. “You know it’s love when all you want is that person to be happy”. – Julia Roberts

  10. “The best thing to hold onto in life is each other”.- Audrey Hepburn

  11. “If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk through my garden forever”. – Alfred Lord Tennyson

  12. “Grow old with me! The best is yet to be”. – Robert Browning

  13. “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope”. - Maya Angelou

  14. Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along”. – Rumi

  15. “Love is the greatest refreshment in life”. – Pablo Picasso

  16. “Love planted a rose, and the world turned sweet”. – Katharine Lee Bates

  17. “This fire that we call Loving is too strong for human minds. But just right for human souls”. – Aberjhani

  18. “Walking with your hands in mine and mine in yours, that’s exactly where I want to be always”. - Fawn Weaver

  19. “It is astonishing how little one feels alone when one loves”. – John Bulwer

  20. For it was not into my ear you whispered but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul”. – Judy Garland

  21. Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other”. – Dalai Lama

  22. “You are my sun, my moon, and all my stars”. – E.E. Cummings

  23. “Every heart sings a song, incomplete until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet”. – Plato

  24. “We loved with a love that was more than love”. – Edgar Allan Poe

Quotes from books and movies

Expressing yourself to your partner isn’t always easy

If the special woman in your life is a movie buff or a dedicated reader, you might want to go with one of these quotes. To end our list, here are some love quotes from books and movies.

  1. “No matter where I went, I always knew my way back to you. You are my compass star”. – For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund

  2. “I vow to fiercely love you in all your forms, now and forever. I promise to never forget that this is a once-in-a-lifetime love”. – “The Vow”

  3. “You make me want to be a better man”. – “As Good As It Gets”

  4. “The best love is the kind that awakens the soul; that makes us reach for more, that plants the fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. That’s what I hope to give you forever”. – “The Notebook”

  5. “In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you”. – Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

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

  7. “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”. – “Winnie the Pooh”

  8. “I’m scared of walking out of this room and never feeling the rest of my whole life the way I feel when I’m with you”. – “Dirty Dancing”

  9. “I never loved you any more than I do, right this second. And I’ll never love you any less than I do, right this second”. – Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia

  10. “You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how”. – “Gone with the Wind”

  11. “Life without love is like a tree without fruit”. – The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran

  12. “I knew the second I met you that there was Something about you I needed. Turns out it wasn’t Something about you at all. It was just you”. – Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire

  13. “Do I love you? My god, if your love were a grain of sand, mine would be a universe of beaches”. – The Princess Bride by William Goldman

  14. “I love you. You complete me”. – “Jerry Maguire”

  15. There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment”. – The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen

Fostering improved communication with online therapy

Studies show that online therapy is an effective way of helping couples enhance their relationship through more constructive interactions. In a study published in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, researchers found that online therapy helped decrease conflict while increasing communication efficacy and overall relationship satisfaction. Participants reported that these benefits were sustained at a four-month follow-up. 

If you’d like help expressing yourself and enhancing communication within your relationship, consider getting matched with a licensed therapist online. An online therapy platform like Regain allows you and your partner to participate in therapy through video call, voice call, or in-app messaging, providing you with several different channels for interaction. Your therapist can also connect you with useful resources, such as at-home exercises that allow you to work on your communication skills on your own time. 


Telling a girl in your life how special she is can put a smile on her face and bring you closer together. In addition to the above sayings and quotes, you can come up with your own expressions of admiration and love. And, if you’d like further help with communication in your relationship, consider working with a licensed couples therapist. Learning how to express yourself to your partner can be an important step toward a satisfying and healthy relationship. 

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