30 Valentine’s Day quotes and poems 2022: funny and romantic love messages for your Valentine’s card

Whether you’re looking for something funny or romantic, a quote or a poem, we’ve got you covered

Whether you love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day comes around every year on 14 February and while some of us would rather forget about the whole thing, for others it’s an excuse to celebrate all things loving and romantic.

If you’re struggling to put your feelings into words this Valentine’s Day, then these quotes, messages and poems should be just the thing to show your significant other just how much you care.

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quotes about love

Say “I love you” to your significant other with one of these quotes about love.

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

“You are my sun, my moon, and all my stars.”

“If I know what love is, it is because of you.”

“It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them.”

Do you need some inspiration this Valentine’s Day? (Photo by Jessica Rinaldi/Getty Images)

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.”

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

“Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.”

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”

“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.”

“Life is the flower for which love is the honey.”

Funny Valentine’s Day messages

If you’re looking for something more humorous to share with your other half, check out these funny Valentine’s Day messages to get you inspired.

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

“Valentine, just a few words to tell you how I love you. I have loved you since the first day I saw you. Whenever that was.”

“Love is a lot like a backache, it doesn’t show up on x-rays, but you know it’s there.”

“Valentine’s Day Money-Saving Tips: Break up on February 13th, get back together on the 15th.”

“Without Valentine’s Day, February would be…well, January.”

Not all Valentine’s Day cards have to be super sappy – what not go for something a bit more humorous instead? (Photo: FARJANA K. GODHULY/AFP via Getty Images)

“Before you marry a person, you should first make them use a computer with slow Internet service to see who they really are.”

“The brain is the most outstanding organ. It works 24/7, 365 from birth until you fall in love.”

“I didn’t fall for you, you tripped me!”

“Love is being stupid together.”

“If you love them in the morning with their eyes full of crust; if you love them at night with their hair full of rollers, chances are, you’re in love.”

Romantic poems

If you’re looking for a romantic poem to put your feelings into words, look no further.

How do I Love Thee? (Sonnet 43)

By Elizabeth Barrett Browning

“How do I love you? Let me count the ways.

I love thee to the depth and breadth and height

My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight

For the ends of being and ideal grace.

I love you at the level of every day’s

Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.

I love them freely, as men strive for right.

I love them purely, as they turn from praise.

I love thee with the passion put to use

In my old sorrows, and with my childhood’s faith.

I love thee with a love I seemed to lose

With my lost saints. I love you with the breath,

Smiles, tears, of all my life; and, if God chooses,

I shall but love you better after death.”

like it’s the only thing you know how

at the end of the day all this

except love and human connection

and how deeply you loved them

how you touched the people around you

and how much you gave them”

love is thicker than forget

“love is thicker than forget

more seldom than a wave is wet

more frequent than to fail

it is most mad and moonly

than all the sea which only

love is less always than to win

less bigger than the least begin

less littler than forgive

it is most sane and sunny

than all the sky which only

is higher than the sky”

I loved you first: but afterwards your love

“I loved you first: but afterwards your love

Outsoaring mine, sang such a loftier song

As drowned the friendly cooings of my dove.

Which owes the other most? my love was long,

And yours one moment seemed to wax more strong;

I loved and guessed at you, you built me

And loved me for what might or might not be –

Nay, weights and measures do us both a wrong.

For verily love knows not ‘mine’ or ‘thine;’

With separate ‘I’ and ‘thou’ free love has done,

For one is both and both are one in love:

Rich love knows never of ‘thine that is not mine;’

Both have the strength and both the length thereof,

Both of us, of the love which makes us one.”

Lines Depicting Simple Happiness

“The shine on her buckle took precedence in sun

Her shine, I should say, could take me anywhere

It feels right to be up this close in tight wind

It feels right to notice all the shiny things about you

About you there is nothing I wouldn’t want to know

With you nothing is simple yet nothing is simpler

About you many good things come into relationship

I think of proofs and grammar, vowel sounds, like

A is for knee socks, E for panties

I is for buttondown, O the blouse you wear

U is for hair clip, and Y your tight skirt

The music picks up again, I am the man I hope to be

The bright air hangs freely near your newly cut hair

It is so easy now to see gravity at work in your face

Easy to understand time, that dark process

To accept it as a beautiful process, your face”

If in doubt, you can’t go wrong with a romantic poem (Photo: YASSER AL-ZAYYAT/AFP via Getty Images)

“When you are old and gray and full of sleep,

And nodding by the fire, take down this book,

And slowly read, and dream of the soft look

Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep;

How many loved your moments of glad grace,

And loved your beauty with love false or true,

But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you,

And loved the sorrows of your changing face;

And bending down beside the glowing bars,

Murmured, a little sadly, how Love fled

And paced upon the mountains overhead

And hid his face amid a crowd of stars.”

“O my Luve is like a red, red rose

That’s newly sprung in June;

O my Luve is like the melody

That’s sweetly played in tune.

So fair art thou, my bonnie lass,

And I will love thee still, my dear,

Till a’ the seas gang dry.

Till a’ the seas gang dry, my dear,

And the rocks melt wi’ the sun;

I will love thee still, my dear,

While the sands o’ life shall run.

And fare thee weel, my only love!

And fare thee weel awhile!

And I will come again, my love,

Though it were ten thousand miles.”

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? (Sonnet 18)

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?

Thou art more lovely and more temperate:

Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,

And summer’s lease hath all too short a date;

Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,

And often is his gold complexion dimm’d;

And every fair from fair sometime declines,

By chance or nature’s changing course untrimm’d;

But thy eternal summer shall not fade,

Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow’st;

Nor shall death brag thou wander’st in his shade,

When in eternal lines to time thou grow’st:

So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,

So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.”

Poem to an Unnameable Man

“You have changed me already. I am a fireball

That is hurtling towards the sky to where you are

You can choose not to look up but I am a giant orange ball

That is throwing sparks upon your face

Upon you like a great planet that has been murdered by change

Or too this is so dramatic this shaking

Of my great planet that is bigger than you thought it would be

Under a large tree. She was graceful, I think

That tree although soon she will wither

Into ten black snakes upon your throat

And when she does I will be wandering as I always am

A graceful lady that is part museum

Of the voices of the universe everyone else forgets

I will hold your voice in a little box

And when you come upon me I won’t look back at you

You will feel a hand upon your heart while I place your voice back

Into the heart from where it came from

Although you will expect me to

I was wiser too than you had expected

For I knew all along you were mine”

“She walks in beauty, like the night

Of cloudless climates and starry skies;

And all that’s best of dark and bright

Meet in her aspect and her eyes;

Thus mellowed to that tender light

Which heaven to gaudy day denies.

One shade the more, one ray the less,

Had half impaired the nameless grace

Which waves in every raven tress,

Or softly lightens o’er her face;

Where thoughts serenely sweet express,

How pure, how dear their dwelling place.

And on that cheek, and o’er that brow,

So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,

The smiles that win, the tints that glow,

But tell of days in goodness spent,

A mind at peace with all below,

A heart whose love is innocent!”

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