31 Inspirational Quotes for Romantics


31 of the best inspirational quotes for romantics to lift the spirits.

1. Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. -Marcel Proust

2. Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking together in the same direction. Antoine de Saint-Exupery

3. We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures-Thornton Wilder

4. Anyone who falls in love is searching for the missing pieces of themselves. So anyone who’s in love gets sad when they think of their lover. It’s like stepping back inside a room you have fond memories of, one you haven’t seen in a long time. -Haruki Murakami

5. So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you. -Paulo Coelho

6. With my last breath, I’ll exhale my love for you. I hope it’s a cold day, so you can see what you meant to me. Jarod Kintz

7. Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind,

And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind. -William Shakespeare

8. We looked into each other’s eyes. I saw myself, she saw herself. -Stanislaw J. Lee

9. Love is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion. That is just being “in love” which any of us can convince ourselves we are. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident. -Louis de Bernieres

10. Each time you happen to me all over again. -Edith Wharton

11. I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only love. -Mother Teresa

12. In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, for in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed. -Kahlil Gibran

13. Anyone can be passionate, it takes real lovers to be silly. –Rose Franken

14. Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition. -Alexander Smith

15. And in her smile I see something more beautiful than the stars. -Beth Revis

16. The minute I heard my first love story, I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along. -Rumi

17. He’s more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same. -Emily Brontë

18. Love is everything it’s cracked up to be. That’s why people are so cynical about it…It really is worth fighting for, risking everything for. And the trouble is, if you don’t risk everything, you risk even more. -Erica Jong

19. Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for a while, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never, ever the same. -Flavia Weedn

20. Life is a flower of which love is the honey. -Victor Hugo

21. Only from the heart can you touch the sky. -Rumi

22. Love doesn’t make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile. -Franklin P. Jones

23. I fell in love with her courage, her sincerity, and her flaming self respect. And it’s these things I’d believe in, even if the whole world indulged in wild suspicions that she wasn’t all she should be. I love her and it is the beginning of everything. -F. Scott Fitzgerald

24. Give me my Romeo; and, when he shall die, take him and cut him out in little stars, and he will make the face of heaven so fine that all the world will be in love with night. -William Shakespeare

25. When you are gone all the colors fade. -Amos Lee

26. At the first kiss I felt something melt inside me that hurt in an exquisite way. All my longings, all my dreams and sweet anguish, All the secrets that slept deep within me came awake, Everything was transformed and enchanted, everything made sense. -Hermann Hesse

27. If I had the stars from the darkest night

And the diamonds from the deepest ocean,

I’d forsake them all for your sweet kiss,

For that’s all I’m wishin’ to be ownin’. -Bob Dylan

28. You don’t love someone for their looks, or their clothes or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear. -Oscar Wilde

29. If you press me to say why I loved him, I can say no more than because he was he, and I was I.  -Michael D. Montaigne

30. Have a heart that never hardens, a temper that never tires, a touch that never hurts. -Charles Dickens

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

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Juliette Donatelli

Working in the field of sustainability for over seven years, Juliette is passionate about its intersection within the fashion industry. Juliette began studying ecological conservation, and led consumer awareness campaigns around the world from water usage in southern California, riparian restoration in South Africa, food distribution in Paris and bison habitat in the Great Plains. She has launched her passion--consumerism and sustainability--into a place where it hits home--fashion. Juliette is the founder and editor-in-chief of spadesandsilk.com, Director of Sustainability at Manufacture NY, and loves to read, dance, swim and enjoy the occasional glass of champagne.