270 Short Love Quotes for the Special One in Your Heart

Make your relationship better and stronger through these short love quotes.

Communication and words of appreciation can create a stronger bond with our special someone.

However, there will be times that it is hard to find the right words to express what we feel. After all, not all of us can show our love through words.

So, if you need some help in speaking words of affection, don’t worry because this collection will back you up.

Read the best short love quotes below to show how much they mean to you.

Let’s get started.

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

2. “I will never stop trying. Because when you find the one, you never give up.” – Crazy Stupid Love

3. “Love is when the other person’s happiness is more important than your own.” – Harriett Jackson Brown, Jr.

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

5. “I love you, and I like you.” – Leslie Knope 

6. “As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep—slowly, and then all at once.” – John Green 

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

8. “To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.” – David Viscott 

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

10. “I love you very much, probably more than anybody could love another person.” – 50 First Dates

11. “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

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

13. “Love isn’t something you find. Love is something that finds you.” – Loretta Young 

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

15. “I am who I am because of you. You are every reason, every hope, and every dream I’ve ever had.” – Nicholas Sparks

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Inspirational Short Love Quotes for Him & Her

16. “I love how she makes me feel like anything is possible, or like life is worth it.” – 500 Days of Summer

17. “True love is eternal, infinite, and always like itself.” – Honore de Balzac

18. “The giving of love is an education in itself.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

19. “Love is never wrong.” – Melissa Etheridge

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

21. “Love is quivering happiness.” – Khalil Gibran

22. “Love’s greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred.” – Barbara De Angelis

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

24. “I love you as one loves certain dark things, secretly, between the shadow and the soul.” – Pablo Neruda

25. “There is more pleasure in loving than in being beloved.” – Thomas Fuller

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

27. “With the whole world crumbling, we pick this time to fall in love.” – Ilsa Lund

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

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

30. “All you need is love.” – Paul McCartney

Short Love Quotes for Your Special Someone

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

32. “Every love story is beautiful, but ours is my favorite.” – Anonymous

33. “I need you like a heart needs a beat.” – Anonymous

34. “I never want to stop making memories with you.” – Pierre Jeanty

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

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

37. “I knew it the very first time I touched her. It was like coming home.” – Sleepless in Seattle

38. “If I tell you I love you, can I keep you forever?” – Casper

39. “Loving you never was an option—it was a necessity.” – Anonymous

40. “If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more.” – Jane Austen

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

42. “You are my dearest one. My reason for life.” – Ian McEwan

43. “Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” – Emily Bronte

44. “We are most alive when we’re in love.” – John Updike

45. “You’re the closest to heaven that I’ll ever be.” – Goo Goo Dolls

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Short Quotes About a Life That’s Filled With Love

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

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

48. “Death cannot stop true love. All it can do is delay it for a while.” – William Goldman

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

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

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

52. “Love is so short. Forgetting is so long.” – Pablo Neruda

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

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

55. “No matter how dark the moment, love and hope are always possible.” – George Chakiris

56. “Love is life, and if you miss love, you miss life.” – Leo Buscaglia

57. “We are shaped and fashioned by those we love.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

58. “Love is a better master than duty.” – Albert Einstein

59. “Love is stronger than death.” – Robert Fulghum

60. “It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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Short Quotes About What Love Is

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

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

63. “Love is the expansion of two natures in such fashion that each includes the other, each is enriched by the other.” – Felix Adler

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

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

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

67. “Love is the emblem of eternity. It confounds all notion of time, effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end.” – Madame de Stael

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

69. “Love is the strange bewilderment which overtakes one person on account of another person.” – James Thurber

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

71. “Love is a great master. It teaches us to be what we never were.” – Jean-Baptiste Poquelin

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

73. “Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs.” – William Shakespeare

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

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

Short and Wise Quotes About Love That Will Get You Thinking

76. “A purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved.” – Kurt Vonnegut

77. “Love is the crowning grace of humanity, the holiest right of the soul, the golden link which binds us.” – Francesco Petrarca

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

79. “It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.” – Andre Gide

80. “Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.” – Harriet Jackson Brown, Jr.

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

82. “I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.” – Arthur Rubinstein

83. “Immature love says, ‘I love you because I need you.’ Mature love says, ‘I need you because I love you.'” – Erich Fromm

84. “Love loves to love love.” – James Joyce

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

86. “Love is the answer, and you know that for sure.” – John Lennon

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

88. “Love possesses not nor will it be possessed, for love is sufficient unto love.” – Khalil Gibran

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

90. “Love is the flower you’ve got to let grow.” – John Lennon

Beautiful Short Love Quotes

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

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

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

94. “Love is the silent saying and saying of a single name.” – Mignon McLaughlin

95. “Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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

97. “Love is a trap. When it appears, we see only its light, not its shadows.” – Paulo Coehlo

98. “Love doesn’t make the world go ’round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.” – Franklin P. Jones 

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

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

Short Quotes That Will Help You Love Freely

101. “Love does not claim possession but gives freedom.” – Rabindranath Tagore

102. “The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire.” – Ferdinand Foch

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

104. “My love for you has no depth. Its boundaries are ever-expanding.” – Christina White

105. “We are born of love. Love is our mother.” – Rumi

Short Quotes to Give You the Courage to Love 

106. “‘Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.” – Alfred Tennyson

107. “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” – Lao Tzu

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

109. “Genuine love involves not only passion but also commitment and wisdom.” – Anonymous

110. “Unable are the loved to die for love is immortality.” – Emily Dickinson

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

112. “The sweetest of all sounds is that of the voice of the woman we love.” – Jean de la Bruyère

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

114. “Love is something eternal. The aspect may change, but not the essence.” – Vincent van Gogh

115. “To get the full value of joy, you must have someone to divide it with.” – Mark Twain

Poetic Short Love Quotes

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

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

118. “When love is not madness, it is not love.” – Pedro Calderón de la Barca

119. “You have bewitched me body and soul, and I love, I love, I love you.” – Jane Austen

120. “All, everything that I understand, I only understand because I love.” – Leo Tolstoy

121. “I will not follow you to the dark. Instead, I will walk ahead and light the way for you.” – Anonymous

122. “I wish I could turn back the clock. I’d find you sooner and love you longer.” – Anonymous

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

124. “To love is nothing. To be loved is something. But to love and be loved, that’s everything.” – Themis Tolis

125. “And remember, as it was written, to love another person is to see the face of God.” – Victor Hugo

126. “Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.” – Khalil Gibran

127. “If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love.” – Maya Angelou

128. “I love you with the breath, the smiles, and the tears of all my life.” – Anonymous

129. “Kiss me, and you may see stars. Love me, and I will give them to you.” – Anonymous

130. “It would be a privilege to have my heart broken by you.” – John Green

Short Love Quotes That Are Perfect for Him

131. “Stand by your man. Give him two arms to cling to and something warm to come to.” – Tammy Wynette

132. “I promise to love you forever. Every single day of forever.” – Stephenie Meyer

133. “If thou must love me, let it be for naught except for love’s sake only.” – Elizabeth Barrett Browning

134. “I want all of you, forever, you and me, every day.” – Nicholas Sparks

135. “I love you. I knew it the minute I met you. I’m sorry it took so long for me to catch up. I just got stuck.” – The Silver Linings Playbook

Short Love Quotes to Make Her Feel Adored

136. “I want to do with you what spring does with the cherry trees.” – Pablo Neruda

137. “Take my hand, take my whole life too. For I can’t help falling in love with you.” – Elvis Presley

138. “So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.” – Paulo Coehlo

139. “If you live to be hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.” – A.A. Milne

140. “I’ve tried so many times to think of a new way to say it, and it’s still I love you.” – Zelda Fitzgerald

141. “It seems right now that all I’ve ever done in my life is making my way here to you.” – Robert James Waller

142. “It’s like, in that moment, the whole universe existed just to bring us together.” – Serendipity

143. “Your hand touching mine. This is how galaxies collide.” – Sanober Khan

144. “If you remember me, then I don’t care if everyone else forgets.” – Haruki Murakami

145. “God is keeping me alive, but you are keeping me in love.” – Anonymous

Short Quotes on How to Love Deeply

146. “We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.” – Sam Keen

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

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

149. “He was now in that state of fire that she loved. She wanted to be burnt.” – Anais Nin

150. “There is always some madness in love, but there is also always some reason in madness.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

151. “To the world, you may be one person, but to one person, you are the world.” – Bill Wilson

152. “When love is at its best, one loves so much that he cannot forget.” – Helen Hunt Jackson

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

154. “You don’t love someone because they’re perfect. You love them in spite of the fact that they’re not.” – Jodi Picoult

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

Short Quotes on the Power of Love

156. “In all the world, there is no heart for me like yours. In all the world, there is no love for you like mine.” – Maya Angelou

157. “Because I could watch you for a single minute and find a thousand things that I love about you.” – Anonymous

158. “If you want to love others, I think you should love yourself first.” – Kim Nam-Joon

159. “Love never claims, it ever gives. Love never suffers, never resents, never revenges itself.” – Mahatma Gandhi

160. “Love is not to be purchased, and affection has no price.” – Saint Jerome

161. “Most of my life, I felt alone, even when I was with people. That was until I met you.” – Pretty Little Liars

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

163. “And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.” – Paul McCartney

164. “There is a madness in loving you, a lack of reason that makes it feel so flawless.” – Leo Christopher

165. “Love is the beauty of the soul.” – Saint Augustine of Hippo

Short Quotes That Will Prove That Love Is in the Small Things

166. “Love is sharing your popcorn.” – Charles Schulz

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

168. “The best proof of love is trust.” – Joyce Brothers

169. “Love means having to say you’re sorry every 15 minutes.” – John Lennon

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

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

172. “Love is being stupid together.” – Paul Valery

173. “True love is putting someone else before yourself.” – Frozen

174. “Love is when you sit beside someone doing nothing, yet you feel perfectly happy.” – Anonymous

175. “I love you—those three words have my life in them.” – Anonymous

Short Love Quotes Filled With Life Lessons

176. “Love, I’ve come to understand, is more than three words mumbled before bedtime.” – Nicholas Sparks 

177. “The only reward for love is the experience of loving.” – John le Carré

178. “Love’s gift cannot be given. It waits to be accepted.” – Rabindranath Tagore

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

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

181. “Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.” – Peter Ustinov

182. “Love is when he gives you a piece of your soul that you never knew was missing.” – Torquato Tasso

183. “Love is an energy which exists of itself. It is its own value.” – Thornton Wilder

184. “Tell me who you love, and I’ll tell you who you are.” – Creole Proverb

185. “We love but once, for once only are we perfectly equipped for loving.” – Cyril Connolly

Cheesy Short Love Quotes

186. “We loved with a love that was more than love.” – Edgar Allan Poe

187. “I just love hugging you. Having you within my arms makes everything possible.” – Anonymous

188. “I love you not because of who you are but because of who I am when I am with you.” – Roy Croft

189. “I would have followed him to hell if he asked me, and maybe I did.” – Anonymous

190. “Love cures people. Both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.” – Karl A. Menninger

191. “Thinking of you is easy. I do it every day. Missing you is the heartache that never goes away.” – Anonymous

192. “I am in you and you in me, mutual in divine love.” – William Blake

193. “Chemistry is you touching my arm and setting fire to my mind.” – Nayyirah Waheed

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

195. “Since I met you, this small town hasn’t got room for my big feelings.” – Bjork

Short Quotes That Will Change Your Perspective About Love

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

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

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

199. “To love is to return to a home we never left, to remember who we are.” – Sam Keen

200. “It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

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

202. “May you live as long as you wish and love as long as you live.” – Robert A. Heinlein

203. “Love is the outreach of self toward completion.” – Ralph W. Sockman

204. “It is impossible to love and to be wise.” – Francis Bacon 

205. “Love is like war—easy to begin but very hard to stop.” – Henry Louis Mencken

Meaningful Short Love Quotes

206. “I believe there are some things in life you can’t deny or rationalize, and love is one of them.” – Cate Blanchett

207. “There is no remedy for love but to love more.” – Henry David Thoreau

208. “We love life not because we are used to living but because we are used to loving.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

209. “The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.” – Bertrand Russell

210. “True love is like ghosts which everyone talks about, and few have seen.” – Francois de La Rochefoucauld 

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

212. “And in her smile, I see something more beautiful than the stars.” – Beth Revis

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

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

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

216. “Eternity is in love with the productions of time.” – William Blake

217. “The course of true love never did run smooth.” – William Shakespeare

218. “Do you love me because I am beautiful, or am I beautiful because you love me?” – Oscar Hammerstein II

219. “From the moment I saw her, I knew this one was worth the broken heart.” – Atticus

220. “My love for you is a journey. Starting at forever, and ending at never.” – Anonymous

Short Love Quotes to Help You Put Your Feelings Into Words

221. “I love you all too much. It’s one of just of my problems.” – Herve Villechaize

222. “All of me loves all of you.” – John Legend

223. “We fall in love by chance. We stay in love by choice.” – Anonymous

224. “Your smile conquers my heart.” – Anonymous

225. “The water shines only by the sun, and it is you who are my sun.” – Charles de Leusse

226. “True love is rare, and it’s the only thing that gives life real meaning.” – Nicholas Sparks

227. “There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love.” – Bryant H. McGill

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

229. “Lord, grant that I might not so much seek to be loved as to love.” – Saint Francis of Assisi

230. “If I love you, I show you I love you every day. Little things, big things.” – Dwayne Johnson

Short Love Quotes to Read if You Are Head Over Heels

231. “One love, one heart, one destiny.” – Anonymous

232. “The fate of love is that it always seems too little or too much.” – Amelia Barr

233. “Love is the great solvent of all difficulties, all problems, all misunderstandings.” – White Eagle

234. “You can’t blame gravity for falling in love.” – Albert Einstein

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

236. “To good and true love, fear is forever affixed.” – Francois Rabelais

237. “If you wish to be loved, love.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

238. “Love, it never dies. It never goes away, it never fades, so long as you hang on to it. Love can make you immortal.” – Gayle Forman

239. “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” – Maya Angelou

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

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

242. “Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.” – James A. Baldwin

243. “The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.” – Mother Teresa

244. “Romance is thinking about your significant other when you are supposed to be thinking about something else.” – Nicholas Sparks

245. “The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost.” – Gilbert K. Chesterton

Short Quotes on the Magic of Love

246. “Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.” – Oscar Wilde

247. “A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea.” – Honore de Balzac

248. “The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love.” – Hubert H. Humphrey

249. “To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.” – Oscar Wilde

250. “Love is, of all passions, the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart, and the senses.” – Lao Tzu 

251. “Love begins by taking care of the closest ones—the ones at home.” – Mother Teresa

252. “A lot of good love can happen in 10 years.” – Jim Carrey

253. “Love, having no geography, knows no boundaries.” – Truman Capote

254. “Love is a sacred reserve of energy. It is like the blood of spiritual evolution.” – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

255. “A flower doesn’t love you or hate you. It just exists.” – Mike White

Short Quotes to Understand True Love Better

256. “Love is like heaven, but it can hurt like hell.” – Anonymous

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

258. “Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” – Mother Teresa

259. “A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.” – Joseph Joubert

260. “Love is flower-like. Friendship is like a sheltering tree.” – Samuel Taylor Coleridge

261. “People confuse ego, lust, insecurity with true love.” – Simon Cowell

262. “A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.” – Mignon McLaughlin

263. “Love often wears a mask in order to test loyalty.” – Minna Antrim

264. “There is no charm equal to tenderness of heart.” – Jane Austen

265. “Love fiercely because this all ends.” – Anonymous 

266. “If music be the food of love, play on.” – William Shakespeare

267. “You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how.” – Margaret Mitchell

268. “You have replaced my nightmares with dreams, my worries with happiness, and my fears with love.” – Anonymous

269. “All love is sweet—given or returned.” – Percy Bysshe Shelley

270. “Love is like a virus. It can happen to anybody at any time.” – Maya Angelou

Did These Short Love Quotes Help You Understand What You’re Feeling Deep Inside?

For some of us, the current health crisis separates us from the people we love. We can only communicate through the internet behind our phone and laptop screens. The dates that we usually spend on cafes and parks are now confined to our own homes. 

Keeping our sanity together while maintaining the fire in our relationships will be undoubtedly hard in these challenging times. There are no other options to show our appreciation to other people except for words of comfort and love

When we need the support of our loved ones the most, do not hesitate to reach out and express your affection. Just short and simple words are enough to give strength and lighten up their day. 

Which short love quote did you like the most and why? Don’t forget to leave your comments down below.