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Short Love Quotes: 250 Short Love Sayings

Love is what makes the world go round – to paraphrase the W.S. Gilbert short quote on love. And this is the perfect list for when you are looking for short love quotes to help express how you feel. These quotes are perfect for when you don’t know what words to use because often someone else has said it best first.

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“To love is to burn, to be on fire.” – Jane Austen

“What is love? It is the morning and the evening star.” – Sinclair Lewis

“Love is not love until love’s vulnerable.” – Theodore Roethke

“Pick me, choose me, love me.” — Meredith Grey, Grey’s Anatomy

“It wasn’t love at first sight. It took a full five minutes.” – Lucille Ball

“Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.” – Franklin P. Jones

Two hands making a heart with short love quotes by Franklin P. Jones

“To be your friend was all I ever wanted; to be your lover was all I ever dreamed.” – Valerie Lombardo

“We can only learn to love by loving.” – Iris Murdoch

“Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.” – Robert Frost

Red rose and a short love quotes by Robert Frost

“You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back.” – Barbara De Angelis

“Better to have loved and lost, than to have never loved at all.” – St. Augustine

“Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.” – Aristotle

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

“Loved you yesterday, love you still, always have, always will.” – Elaine Davis

“I swear I couldn’t love you more than I do right now, and yet I know I will tomorrow.” – Leo Christopher

“It was love at first sight, at last sight, at ever and ever sight.” – Vladimir Nabokov

“True love stories never have endings.” – Richard Bach

“We need not think alike to love alike.” – Francis David

“I love you more than anything in the world combined.” – Stephanie Meyer

Candle with I love you more quotes for him by Stephanie Meyer

”How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.” – Elizabeth Barrett Browning

“Your love shines in my heart as the sun shines upon the earth.” – Eleanor Di Guillo

  “I love you for the part of me that you bring out.” – Elizabeth Barrett Browning

”I fell in love with her courage, her sincerity, and her flaming self respect.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

“I love her and it is the beginning of everything.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

“You make me want to be a better man.” – Melvin Udall

“I love you. I am at rest with you. I have come home.” – Dorothy L. Sayers

“Love is a two-way street constantly under construction.” – Carroll Bryant

“I love you more than I think I should.” – Becca Fitzpatrick

Sunrise with I love you quotes for her by Becca Fitzpatrick

“Love is like the wind, you can’t see it but you can feel it.” – Nicholas Sparks

“I would rather spend one lifetime with you, than face all the ages of this world alone.” – Lord of The Rings

“Grow old along with me; the best is yet to be.” – Robert Browning

”My wish is that you may be loved to the point of madness.” – André Breton

“The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is to love and be loved in return.” – Natalie Cole

“Love comforteth like sunshine after rain.” – William Shakespeare

“Love is when you meet someone who tells you something new about yourself.” – Andre Breton

“Love is the ultimate expression of the will to live.” – Tom Wolfe

“We love because it’s the only true adventure.” – Nikki Giovanni

“To love is nothing. To be loved is something. But to love and be loved, that’s everything.” – T. Tolis

“A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love.” – Max Muller

“The heart has its reasons, of which reason knows nothing.” – Blaise Pascal

Couple with funny romantic quotes by Pascal

“Speak low, if you speak love.” – William Shakespeare

“Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.” – Zora Neale Hurston

“The chance to love and be loved exists no matter where you are.” – Oprah Winfrey

“In order to be happy oneself it is necessary to make at least one other person happy.” – Theodor Reik

“I love you simply, without problems or pride.” – Pablo Neruda

“I do know some things. For example, I know I love you. I know you love me.” – Game of Thrones

“I love you the way a drowning man loves air.” – Rae Carson

“I love you. Remember. They cannot take it.” – Lauren Oliver

“I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.” – Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Two red hearts on table with short I love you quotes by Elizabeth Browning

“I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where.” – Pablo Neruda

“I love you so damn much that it is starting to steal other words’ meanings. ” – Open-365

“I love you more than coffee, but please don’t make me prove it.” – Elizabeth Evans

“You have bewitched me, body and soul, and I love… I love… I love you.” – Mr. Darcy, Pride and Prejudice

“I love you, and I will love you until I die, and if there’s a life after that, I’ll love you then.” – Cassandra Clare

“If you can find someone to love the you you love, well, that’s just fabulous.” — Carrie, Sex and the City

“Love is the magician that pulls man out of his own hat.” – Ben Hecht

“Love me and I may be forced to love you.” – William Arthur Ward

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

Two people silhouetted at sunset with cute short love quotes by Charles Schulz

“We must be our own before we can be another’s.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Only true love can fuel the hard work that awaits you.” – Tom Freston

“Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.” – William Shakespeare

“Love is not a volunteer thing.” – Samuel Richardson

“Trust your intuition and be guided by love.” – Charles Eisenstein

“Love is an emotion experienced by the many and enjoyed by the few.” – George Jean Nathan

“Love is a choice you make from moment to moment.” – Barbara De Angelis

“Love is a game that two can play and both win.” – Eva Gabor

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

“It is sad not to love, but it is much sadder not to be able to love.” – Miguel de Unamuno

“You can’t close your heart to things you don’t want to feel.” – Johnny Depp

Heart shape opening in clouds with short sad love quotes by Johny Depp

“I wonder if I could take back every ‘I love you’ ever said to you, would I do it?” ― Faraaz Kazi

“Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.” – Kahlil Gibran

“You can’t buy love, but you can pay heavily for it.” ― Henny Youngman

“Love is so short, forgetting is so long.” – Pablo Neruda

“To fall in love is awfully simple, but to fall out of love is simply awful.” – Bess Myerson

“Pleasure of love lasts but a moment. Pain of love lasts a lifetime.” – Bette Davis

“I would rather spend one lifetime with you, than face all the ages of this world alone.” – J.R.R. Tolkien

”Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.” – Elinor Glyn

“One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: that word is love.” – Sophocles

“A life lived in love will never be dull.” – Leo Buscaglia

“This has been my life; I found it worth living.” – Bertrand Russell

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” – Confucius

“Life is the flower for which love is the honey.” – Victor Hugo

“Life is the first gift, love is the second, and understanding the third.” – Marge Piercy

“Where there is love there is life.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Heart cookie and candies

“The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.” – Audrey Hepburn

“He is not a lover who does not love forever.” – Euripides

”Love is always patient and kind.” – 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

“Do what you love, and you will find the way to get it out to the world.” – Judy Collins

“Self-love, my liege, is not so vile a sin, as self-neglecting.” – William Shakespeare

“The love we give away is the only love we keep.” – Elbert Hubbard

“The need for love lies at the very foundation of human existence.” – Dalai Lama

“To be brave is to love someone unconditionally, without expecting anything in return.” – Madonna

“For small creatures such as we, the vastness is bearable only through love.” – Carl Sagan

“Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.” – Robert A. Heinlein

“Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source.” – Anais Nin

“In the end we discover that to love and let go can be the same thing.” – Jack Kornfield

Roses and deep short love quotes by Jack Kornfield

“Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.” – Rumi

“You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” – Buddha

“I have decided to stick to love; hate is too great a burden to bear.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Love is shown more in deeds than in words.” – Saint Ignatius

“Tell me whom you love and I will tell you who you are.” – Houssaye

“Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.” – Washington Irving

“Love is a great master. It teaches us to be what we never were.” – Moliere

“We accept the love we think we deserve.” – Stephen Chbosky

“A man is already halfway in love with any woman who listens to him.” – Brendan Francis

“Age does not protect you from love, but love to some extent protects you from age.” – Jeanne Moreau

“If love is the answer, could you rephrase the question?” – Lily Tomlin

Heart cut out on its side with funny short quotes on love by Lily Tomlin

“Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.” – Albert Einstein

“Love is like pi – natural, irrational, and very important.” – Lisa Hoffman

“Love is something sent from heaven to worry the hell out of you.” – Dolly Parton

“Love means having to say you’re sorry every fifteen minutes.” – John Lennon

“Love: a temporary insanity, curable by marriage.” – Ambrose Bierce

“At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.” – Plato

“What the world really needs is more love and less paperwork.” – Pearl Bailey

“Love is like war: easy to begin but very hard to stop.” – H. L. Mencken

“Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.” – Albert Einstein

“True love is the best thing is the world, except for cough drops.” – William Goldman

“Love is an ocean of emotions entirely surrounded by expenses.” – Thomas Dewar

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

”Women are meant to be loved, not to be understood.” – Oscar Wilde

“The sun’s going down now, but my love for you burns brighter than ever.”

“I just need you and some sunsets.” – Atticus

“As angry as the sky looks, it’s still full of the colors of love.” – Anthony T. Hincks

“The sun loves the moon so much that he dies every night to let her breathe.” – Jeffrey Fry

“There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.” – George Sand

Pink heart with quotes on love and happiness by George Sand

“Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.” – Robert A. Heinlein

“Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness.” – Bertrand Russell

“True love lasts forever.” – Joseph B. Wirthlin

“True love stories never have endings.” – Richard Bach

“True love bears all, endures all and triumphs!” – Dada Vaswani

“I’ve been in love. I believe in destiny and true love.” – Michael Sorrentino

“I’m looking for the unexplainable connection and spark – real, true love.” – Rachel Lindsay

“I think true love – love, wine and beauty, they better with age.” – Rakesh Jhunjhunwala

“I’m looking for the unexplainable connection and spark – real, true love.” – Rachel Lindsay

“We all love a bit of ‘true love conquers all.’” – Sarah Pinborough

“Two things you will never have to chase: True friends & true love.” ― Mandy Hale

“True love is selfless. It is prepared to sacrifice.” – Sadhu Vaswani

“The only true love is love at first sight; second sight dispels it.” – Israel Zangwill

“Life is a game and true love is a trophy.” – Rufus Wainwright

“I do believe in one true love.” – Michelle Dockery

“I love you every minute of my life; you`re my love and my life.” — Rabindranath Tagore

“You are the love of my life. Everything I have and everything I am is yours.” — Barney Stinson

Couple on beach with short love of my life quotes by Stinson

“You’re the love of my life. I don’t care how corny that sounds.” — Nora Roberts

“You are the love of my life, I can’t live without you.” — Rahul Singh

“You look like the rest of my life.” — Beau Taplin

“You’re nothing short of my everything.” – Ralph Block

“I love you more than I could ever promise because you take me the way I am.” ― Ingrid Michaelson

“I love you more than my own skin.” ― Frida Kahlo

“Today I love you more than ever; tomorrow I will love you even more.” ― Cecelia Ahern

“I swear I couldn’t love you more than I do right now, and yet I know I will tomorrow.” ― Rosemonde Gerard

“I love you more than words. And I am a big fan of words.” ― Joe Dunthorne

“I love you more than any words can say. You have made me a complete person.” ― David Gest

“I love you more than I can express, or can ever hope to express.” ― Jude Morgan

“I love you little more today than yesterday.” – Spiral Starecase

“I love you more than yesterday, less than tomorrow.” ― Edmond Rostand

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Very Short Love Quotes

These very short love quotes are the shortest of the short. Find your favorite short quotation on love now from this list of one line quotes for love.

“To love at all is to be vulnerable” – C.S. Lewis

“Love is an untamed force.” – Paulo Coelho

“Love is so short, forgetting is so long.” – Pablo Neruda

“Love is a thing that is full of cares and fears.” – Ovid

“Love loves to love love.” – James Joyce

Blurry lights with a very short love quotes by James Joyce

”I’m here. I love you.” – Elizabeth Gilbert

“Love is never wrong.” – Melissa Etheridge

“You call it madness, but I call it love.” – Don Byas

“Love is friendship on fire.” – Susan Sontag

“That’s all nonviolence is – organized love.” – Joan Baez

“All you need is love.” – Paul McCartney

Couple on beach with short quotation on love by Paul McCartney

“Love is sharing your popcorn.” – Charles Schultz

“Love is being stupid together.” – Paul Valery

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

“Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.” – William Shakespeare

“I want to be with you until my last page.” – A.R. Asher

“All you need is love, love, love is all you need.” ― The Beatles

“I am catastrophically in love with you.” – Cassandra Clare

Short Love Sayings

You’re like the love of my dreams but better. You’re real.

I never planned it, but you are the best thing that has ever happened to me.

Your hand is the only one I ever need to hold.

Two hands holding each other with short love quotes for couples

You’re kinda, sorta, basically, pretty much always on my mind.

I’m addicted to the way I feel when I think of you.

You’re not my number one, you’re my only one.

Even though I have seen you a hundred times, I still get butterflies each time I see you.

I will love you until all the stars go out and the tides will no longer turn.

I never would have accomplished what I have today without you in my life.

Every time I would look into your eyes, I know you are the one for me.

I am only happy when I see that you are happy. I guess that’s how I love you.

Thank you for always making me laugh even when I cannot even dare to give a smile.

When I follow my heart, it leads me to you.

You’re the reason why I’m breathing, yet sometimes you just take my breath away.

I have fallen for you because of all those little things you are never aware of.

“Thinking of you keeps me awake. Dreaming of you keeps me asleep. Being with you keeps me alive.”

“I need you like a heart needs a beat.”

“Love is like Heaven, but it can hurt like Hell.”

“Life never meant this much until I found you.”

“Love is the flower you’ve got to let grow.”

“It is not love that makes a relationship complicated; it’s the people in it who do.”

“Real love stories never have endings.”

Two people kissing with short sayings about love

“I love you with all my heart, soul and mind.”

“The heart has its reasons, of which reason knows nothing.”

“You are my today and all of my tomorrows.”

“Real love never has happy endings. It has no ending at all.

“Thinking of you keeps me awake. Dreaming of you keeps me asleep. Being with you keeps me alive.”

“Every love story is beautiful but ours is my favorite.”

“I only want two things in this world. I want you and I want us.”

“The good things in life are better with you.”

“You smile. I smile. That how it works.”

So that’s our list. We hope you found the short quote about love you were looking for.

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About the Author

Laynni Locke

I am Laynni Locke, a Canadian writer, reader and traveller with a passion for sharing life’s moments on social media. Keeping friends and family in the loop of our lives though photos and videos has become an essential activity for most.

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