Love Quotes That We Can All Relate To

Updated April 1, 2024by Regain Editorial Team

Love can be a difficult feeling to put into words. If you’re having trouble expressing how you feel, sometimes quotes can be helpful. Maybe you need a quote to engrave on a sentimental gift, to write in a love letter, to post as a status update online, or to find inspiration from as you tell someone how you feel about them. Perhaps you just need something to relate to as you experience the emotions of falling deeply in love with another person. Despite your reason, the following love quotes contained in this article may give you what you’re searching for. 

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Love quotes for him

Quotes can give you unique ways to express love to your significant other. If you need some love sayings that may really touch his heart, consider these quotes:

"Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same" - Emily Brontë

  • This is a quote about finding your soulmate. Not everyone believes in soulmates, but many have found peace in finding someone who feels just right for them.

"Love is a friendship that has caught fire." - Ann Landers

  • Some couples were friends before they became lovers and many of the happiest, healthiest romantic relationships formed from friendships. This quote speaks to the power of friendship to transform like fire into something perhaps even more fulfilling.  

"Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye." - H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

  • Sometimes we miss what is right in front of us. Such can be the case for those who are friends before becoming romantic partners. However, when it’s meant to be, the heart often makes it clear. 

"Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you.' Mature love says: 'I need you because I love you.'" - Erich Fromm

  • Many times, young people believe they are deeply in love when really it is just lust. As they grow older and have their hearts broken a few times, they come to learn what true love is. Once they have it, they often do all they can to never let it go.

"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength while loving someone deeply gives you courage." - Lao Tzu

  • Many people find that loving someone makes them want to be better. The object of their affection may give them the strength to go that extra mile - something they've never been able to push themselves to do before. Loving someone gives you a different kind of strength in that you can find the courage to do those things that push you to be the kind of person that your partner expects you to be. Loving someone can be a very vulnerable thing to do; it requires courage and the realization that this person could break your heart and hurt you deeply. Still, many people find it to be worth it. 

Love quotes for her

If you need some sayings about love that can capture the way you feel about that special person in your life, but you're not quite sure what to say, perhaps some of these love quotes could help you tell her how you feel:

"To be your friend was all I ever wanted; to be your lover was all I ever dreamed." - Valerie Lombardo

  • This could be a relatable quote if you have been admiring the love of your life from afar, never dreaming that you two would end up together. Yet as fate would have it, you did end up together, and you could not be more grateful. If, however, you're still admiring her from afar and she hasn't caught on yet, consider the next quote instead.

"I love you as one loves certain dark things, secretly, between the shadow and the soul." - Pablo Neruda

  • If you’re one of those people who love the idea of someone secretly pining for you for years, this quote may be relatable. Once they can finally bring themselves to tell you how they feel, you may have a sense of elation like no other. 

"We loved with a love that was more than love" - Edgar Allan Poe

  • This quote may be relatable for those who ended their relationship but nevertheless still love each other. Perhaps it just wasn't the right time or there were irreconcilable differences. Whatever the reason, some people continue to love one another even when they’re no longer together. 

"To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides." - David Viscott

  • Having the chance to love someone and be loved by them in return can make you feel warm inside, much like sunshine. 

"Where there is love, there is life." - Mahatma Gandhi

  • This quote could be taken in a couple of different ways. Many people who are in love feel that they’re no longer just surviving, but genuinely living. Love can lift you from the darkest of places and fill you with a sense of joy that can be difficult to shake. Another interpretation of this quote could be related to childbearing. Many people who are in love choose to express that feeling by having a baby together. As Gandhi explains, when love is present, life can also begin. 


Cute love quotes

Love quotes can be touching while also being cute. When you think of "cute love quotes," you may think of teenagers in love, but love quotes can be cute for mature, adult relationships as well. Consider the following quotes which, if you heard one lover say to another, you may not be able to help but utter a soft "aww":

"To love is nothing. To be loved is something. But to love and be loved, that's everything" - T. Tolis

  • No one likes to experience rejection, and unrequited love can be hurtful and damaging to one’s self-esteem. Although being loved by anyone is often a wonderful feeling, feeling love for someone specific and seeing that love returned equally can make you feel on top of the world. 

"I swear I couldn't love you more than I do right now, and yet I know I will tomorrow" - Leo Christopher

  • This sounds like something a newlywed might say to their spouse. This quote sums up what it's like to be utterly in love with someone and to know that you're in it for the long haul.

"I saw that you were perfect, and so I loved you. Then I saw that you were not perfect and I loved you even more" - Angelita Lim

  • What could be cuter than loving someone despite their flaws? Whether the one you love leaves the toilet seat up, gets cranky in the mornings, or tends to be stubborn, you’ve probably found ways to overlook these things because you see all the good in them. No one is perfect, but that’s what can make true love so special—with the right person, you don’t have to be anyone but yourself to get the love you desire. 

"You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because the reality is finally better than your dreams" - Dr. Seuss

  • Many people dream of a love that feels out of reach. When you finally find that special person and get the love you’ve always imagined, it can almost be unbelievable. This quote may allow you to savor the reality of your situation. 

I love you quotes

Maybe you need a quote that isn't specific but rather one that could work in almost any scenario. In that case, you may find some of these quotes to be more in line with what you need:

"I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you, without problems or pride." - Pablo Neruda

  • This quote is likely relatable for those lovers who feel they don't need anything else but each other. It could describe those simple relationships in which you get along with the person you're with and you know that you don't want or need anyone or anything else to be happy.

"If I had to choose between breathing and loving you, I would use my last breath to tell you I love you." - DeAnna Anderson

  • Humans need to be able to breathe to survive. This quote implies that the person saying it cannot live with the one they love. They’d rather die than not have that person in their life. 

"Love brings to life whatever is dead around us." - Franz Rosenzweig

  • Perhaps you have finally found love again after giving up all hope. If so, you may relate to this quote. What seemed like a dark, cruel world may suddenly feel light and hopeful again. 

"It was a million tiny little things that, when you added them all up, they meant we were supposed to be together… and I knew it." - Tom Hanks, Sleepless in Seattle

  • Perhaps this film is known as one of the classic romance movies because it could happen to anyone and because the dialogue seems so real. How many of us have felt that everything fell together, whether we realized it or not, to bring us to the loves of our lives?

"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." - Nicholas Sparks

  • Who better to turn to for a romantic quote than the king of romance novels, Nicholas Sparks? One of the most satisfying kinds of love is that which can be both passionate and peaceful, like the love story of Allie and Noah in "The Notebook." While the earlier days of their relationship might have been tumultuous, to die hand in hand with the love of your life is something many may dream of and hope for.

Love quotes put what you’re feeling into words - so can therapy

Online counseling with Regain

Quotes can be beneficial for helping us feel less alone, but they may not be enough to guide you through the struggles you’re facing. Whether you are experiencing issues with dating, relationships, or loving someone from afar, speaking to a licensed therapist could help. At Regain, you can connect with an online therapist who can listen and offer advice. Whether you prefer to talk through video chats, phone calls, or in-app messaging, there is an option for either of these. Online counseling can make it convenient to get the support you need without sacrificing other areas of your life, like the time and money you’re devoting to dating or your relationship. Regain is typically more cost-effective and accessible than other traditional forms of therapy, which may make it a viable choice for you.

The effectiveness of online counseling 

Love can be difficult to find and even harder to maintain. In some cases, online counseling could be a viable option for receiving support. According to one study, an online counseling intervention effectively increased participants’ low self-esteem, reduced their feelings of loneliness, and lessened the number of psychiatric symptoms they were experiencing. At a follow-up 6 weeks later, these results were still maintained.  


Although everyone’s journey with love looks different, many people who have experienced this powerful feeling can still relate to one another, particularly through quotes and sayings on the topic. While being in love can be rewarding and exciting, it can also be filled with heartbreak and confusing moments. If you need help navigating love in your own life, you may consider connecting with a therapist online. A Regain therapist can provide support as you identify your needs for romance and help guide you toward a healthy, reciprocal, and secure relationship.

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