30 classic love quotes by famous authors that summarize the meaning of love

One of the most romantic days of the year when couples express their love and devotion for each other, Valentine’s Day, is here. A day of love, Valentine’s Day is celebrated by people in love across the world on February 14 each year. Though it is highly commercialized now, it is also a day to remind us to appreciate our partners for their love, kindness, and support. While people have felt love in different ways, it is a bit difficult for many of them to express it perfectly in words. After all, love is an emotion to be felt truly in the heart. And so to help you express your love better to your special someone today, here we list down some classic love quotes by famous authors that summarize the meaning of this beautiful emotion called “love”. Read on!

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

2. “I have learned not to worry about love; but to honor its coming with all my heart.” —Alice Walker

3. “It doesn’t matter who you are or what you look like, so long as somebody loves you.” —Roald Dahl, The Witches

4. “Love is the answer to everything. It’s the only reason to do anything.” —Ray Bradbury

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

6. “Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is growing up.” — James Baldwin

7. “I love you, and that’s the beginning and end of everything.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald

8. “I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close.”― Pablo Neruda, “100 Love Sonnets”

9. “Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” —Emily Bronte, “Wuthering Heights”

10. “Doubt thou the stars are fire;

Doubt that the sun doth move;

Doubt truth to be a liar;

But never doubt I love.”

― William Shakespeare, “Hamlet”

11. “We loved with a love that was more than love.” —Edgar Allan Poe, “Annabel Lee”

12. “How do you spell ‘love’?” – Piglets

“You don’t spell it…you feel it.” – Pooh”

― A. A. Milne

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13. “Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter.” — John Keats

14. “Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.” — Tennyson

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

16. “Love loves to love love.” —James Joyce

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

18. “Soul meets soul on lovers’ lips.”– Percy Bysshe Shelley

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19. “Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. The consciousness of loving and being loved brings warmth and richness to life that nothing else can bring.” – Oscar Wilde

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

21. “In vain I have 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.” -Jane Austen, “Pride And Prejudice”

22. “I cannot let you burn me up, nor can I resist you. No mere human can stand in a fire and not be consumed.” – AS Byatt, “Possession”

23. “We are asleep until we fall in love!”- Leo Tolstoy, “War and Peace”

24. “It is better to love wisely, no doubt: but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all.” ― William Makepeace Thackeray, Vanity Fair

25. “Gamble everything for love, if you are a true human being.” ― Rumi, The Essential Rumi

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26. “Don’t ever think I fell for you, or fell over you. I didn’t fall in love, I rose in it.” ― Tony Morrison, Jazz

27. “To love or have loved, that is enough. Ask nothing further. There is no other pearl to be found in the dark folds of life.” — Victor Hugo, Les Miserables

28. “Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind,

And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.”

― William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream

29. “Love, whether newly born or aroused from a deathlike slumber, must always create sunshine, filling the heart so full of radiance, that it overflows upon the outward world.” ― Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter

30. “I have for the first time found what I can truly love – I have found you. You are my sympathy – my better self – my good angel – I am bound to you with a strong attachment. I think you good, gifted, lovely: a fervent, a solemn passion is conceived in my heart; it leans to you, draws you to my center and spring of life, wrap my existence about you – and, kindling in pure, powerful flame, fuses you and me in one.” —Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre

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