How To Be An Amazing Girlfriend: 30 Romantic Quotes To Show Love For Your Partner

Updated March 27, 2024by Regain Editorial Team

Whether you’re looking ahead to an anniversary with your boyfriend or just want to surprise him with a sweet card, finding the right words to express your love can be surprisingly difficult. 

You want to be an amazing girlfriend, and you may know exactly how you’re feeling, but demonstrating your love in written form may be harder than expected. 

If you’re looking for inspiration, these _ quotes offer an excellent starting point for a special date or night of romance. Sharing or just thinking about any of these quotes can also help you understand what your partner really wants and express your needs, hopes, and desires in your relationship, too.

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Romantic quotes from literature

If you and your boyfriend share a love for literature, pulling quotes from your favorite books can be an incredibly sweet and meaningful gesture. If you’re struggling to find the right page or perfect blurb from your personal library, any of the following quotes can get you started, and even send you down a path of literary exploration.

  1. “We're all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness—and call it love—true love." ― Robert Fulghum, True Love
  2. “My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.” ― Maya Angelou
  3. “We all know how loving ends. But I want to fall in love with the world anyway, to let it crack me open. I want to feel what there is to feel while I am here.” ― John Green, The Anthropocene Reviewed 
  4. “Love can only be found through the act of loving.” ― Paul Coelho, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept
  5. “Love is quivering happiness.” ― Khalil Gibran, Love Letters in the Sand: The Love Poems of Khalil Gibran

Romantic quotes from your favorite movie

If you’re searching for sweet and romantic quotes, simply turn to the world of cinema. Watching a movie with your boyfriend can be the perfect date night, plus a chance to find your new favorite quote about love and relationships.

Several studies show that quality time is essential for a successful, healthy relationship. Whether you plan a movie night or just try to enjoy a meal together after a long workday, every moment with your boyfriend counts. These quotes speak to the power of connection and the value of each moment spent with our romantic partners.

  1. "But our love... It's like the wind. I can't see it, but I can feel it." ― A Walk To Remember (2002)
  2. "When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible." ― When Harry Met Sally (1989)
  3. "I'm also just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her." ― Notting Hill (1999)
  4. “People do fall in love, people do belong to each other, because that's the only chance anybody's got for real happiness." ― Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
  5. “In my opinion, the best thing you can do is find someone who loves you for exactly what you are. Good mood, bad mood, ugly, pretty, handsome, what have you.” ― Juno (2007)

Inspirational quotes for couples

Oftentimes, the best quote is one that speaks to both people in the relationship. If you’re working to become a better girlfriend and searching for inspiration, these quotes can provide both partners a much-needed boost of love, encouragement, and practical wisdom. 

  1. “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” — Lao Tzu
  2. “‎Though nobody can go back and make a new beginning... Anyone can start over and make a new ending.” ― Chico Xavier
  3. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  4. “Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.” — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  5. “We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.” — Epictetus

Funny quotes for your boyfriend

Lighten the mood and add some silliness to your love life with these sweet, playful quotes. Numerous studies demonstrate a powerful relationship between humor and romance, including a 2017 study on the importance of humor in relationships. By sharing moments of humor in everyday life, this study found that couples can enhance their bonding, sense of security, and long-term attraction to each other. 

  1. “Love is like pi – natural, irrational, and very important.” — Lisa Hoffman
  2. “Sexiness wears thin after a while and beauty fades, but to be married to a man who makes you laugh every day, ah, now that’s a real treat.” — Joanne Woodward
  3. “Love is a two-way street constantly under construction.” ― Carroll Bryant
  4. “If you are waiting for the perfect spouse, you are waiting for the perfect disappointment.” ― Matshona Dhliwayo
  5. “I didn't fall for you, you tripped me!” ― Jenny Han in All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

Romantic quotes just for him

If you want a quote that feels like it was written specifically for your boyfriend, look no further than a love poem. Any of these poetic snippets will make him feel extra special, whether you’re writing a card for a special occasion or just surprising him with a note after the workday.

  1. “Love starts as a feeling, / But to continue is a choice; / And I find myself choosing you / More and more every day.” ― Justin Wetch, Bending The Universe
  2. “Reveal to me everything you find ugly about yourself, so I can reveal to you everything I find beautiful about you.” ― Juansen Dizon, Confessions of a Wallflower
  3. “You are whatever a moon has always meant and whatever a sun will always sing.” ― E.E. Cummings, “I Carry Your Heart With Me”
  4. “I have to tell you, there are times when the sun strikes me like a gong, and I remember everything, even your ears.” ― Dorothea Grossman, “I Have to Tell You”
  5. “Trees and seas have flown away, I call it loving you.” ― Reginald Shepherd, “You, Therefore”
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Quotes about forever love

In a healthy relationship, your love may feel strong enough to stand the test of time. Researchers have identified several health benefits associated with strong, long-term relationships, including lower rates of cardiovascular disease and anxiety, higher self-esteem and empathy, and increased trust and cooperation. 

These quotes may not capture the specific health benefits of intimate relationships, but they certainly speak to the power of an enduring, passionate relationship. 

  1. “Love is the emblem of eternity; it confounds all notion of time; effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end.” — Madame de Stael
  2. "If I had to choose between breathing and loving you, I would use my last breath to tell you I love you." — DeAnna Anderson
  3. “Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.” ― Bruce Lee
  4. “One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: that word is love.” — Sophocles
  5. “True love stories never have endings.” — Richard Bach

Improve your communication and connection in therapy

Finding the perfect quote for your boyfriend is one thing. But if you’re trying to become a better girlfriend and deepen your connection to your partner, you may benefit from speaking to a therapist with expertise in relationships.

While some people prefer in-person therapy, a growing number of couples seek online therapy to strengthen their connection and communication. Using a digital platform like Regain, you can match with a board-certified therapist within a few days or even hours of completing an online questionnaire. From there, schedule sessions at a time and place that works best for your schedule. Every Regain therapist has at least three years of professional experience, and many are well-versed in communication strategies, common conflicts between couples, and other relevant topics and tools.

Research shows that online therapy can be just as effective as face-to-face options, including a 2022 study of couples therapy delivered through videoconferencing. In this study, 30 couples completed a behavioral education program for couples, either face-to-face or via videoconferencing. After completion, couples in both programs showed significant improvements in their relationship satisfaction and mental health, indicating that digital couples therapy is a suitable alternative to in-person sessions. 


The right words can create the perfect mood for a romantic date night, anniversary celebration, or just a simple moment of appreciation for your boyfriend.

As you continue to grow and learn alongside your partner, consider adding any of these quotes to a journal, vision board, or another visual tool for inspiration. Building a romantic connection takes time and intention; but with patience, communication, and the support of a therapist, you can achieve the best version of your relationship. 

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