140 I Love You Quotes For Every Type of Love

woman with bouquet of roses.

There are many ways to say I love you to a close friend, family member or significant other. You can say it with your actions by checking on your loved one and letting them know you’re thinking of them. You can also say it with sweet gestures such as sending flowers on an anniversary or leaving heartfelt notes.

Finding the right words to say I love you, however, can sometimes be challenging. These I love you quotes can help you express yourself to the people that mean the most to you.

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I Love You Quotes for Him
I Love You Quotes for Her
I Love You Quotes for Mom
I Love You Quotes for Dad
I Love You So Much Quotes
Inspirational Love Quotes
Funny Love Quotes

 

I Love You Quotes for Him

man and woman laughing and hugging.

  1. “Each day I love you more, today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.”
    – Rosemonde Gérard
  2. “My heart is, and always will be, yours.” – Jane Austen
  3. “There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.” – Sarah Dessen
  4. “I just want to lay on your chest and listen to your heartbeat.” – Unknown
  5. “I am very indecisive and always have trouble picking my favorite anything. But, without a doubt, you are my favorite everything.” – Unknown
  6. “For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.” – Judy Garland
  7. “No matter where I went, I always knew my way back to you. You are my compass star.”
    – Diana Peterfreund
  8. “You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” – Dr. Seuss
  9. “Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” – Emily Brontë
  10.  “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
  11. “Then I realize what it is. It’s him. Something about him makes me feel like I am about to fall. Or turn to liquid. Or burst into flames.” – Veronica Roth
  12. “I would rather spend one lifetime with you than face all the ages of this world alone.”
    – J.R.R. Tolkien
  13. “And I’d choose you; in a hundred lifetimes, in a hundred worlds, in any version of reality, I’d find you and I’d choose you.” – Kiersten White
  14. “Home is where my husband is.” – Unknown
  15. “Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.”
    – Robert A. Heinlein
  16. “For the two of us, home isn’t a place. It is a person. And we are finally home.” – Stephanie Perkins
  17. “Love is like the wind, you can’t see it but you can feel it.” – Nicholas Sparks
  18. “Love is when he gives you a piece of your soul that you never knew were missing.”
    – Torquato Tasso
  19. “The best and most romantic things cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.” – Helen Keller
  20. “When I first saw you, I was afraid to meet you, when I first met you I was afraid to kiss you, when I first kissed you I was afraid to love you but now that I love you I am afraid to lose you.” – Unknown

 

I Love You Quotes for Her

two women hugging and smiling.

  1.  “I don’t want to close my eyes, I don’t want to fall asleep, because I’d miss you babe and I don’t want to miss a thing.” – Aerosmith
  2. “Your absence has not taught me how to be alone; it has merely shown me that when together we cast a single shadow on the wall.” – Doug Fetherling
  3. “So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.” – Paulo Coelho
  4. “I love you more than I have ever found a way to say to you.” – Ben Folds
  5. “You are my today and all of my tomorrows.” – Leo Christopher
  6. “A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love.” – Max Muller
  7. “I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride.” – Pablo Neruda
  8. “You’re always the first and the last thing on this heart of mine. No matter where I go, or what I do, I’m thinking of you.” – Dierks Bentley
  9. “My love for you is past the mind, beyond my heart, and into my soul.” – Boris Kodjoe
  10. “It was a million tiny little things that, when you added them all up, they meant we were supposed to be together… and I knew it.” – Nora Ephron
  11. “I swear I couldn’t love you more than I do right now, and yet I know I will tomorrow.”
    – Leo Christopher
  12. “And in her smile I see something more beautiful than the stars.” – Beth Revis
  13. “If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.” – A. A. Milne
  14. “You have bewitched me, body and soul, and I love… I love… I love you.“ – Jane Austen
  15. “If I know what love is, it is because of you.” – Herman Hesse
  16. “You don’t love someone because they’re perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they’re not.” – Jodi Picoult
  17. “When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” – Paulo Coelho
  18. “I love you, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.” – Roy Croft
  19. “He doesn’t love you. But I love you. I want you to have your own thoughts and ideas and feelings, even when I hold you in my arms.” – Dream Theater
  20. “Once upon a time there was a boy who loved a girl, and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering.” – Nicole Krauss
  21. “I loved her against reason, against promise, against peace, against hope, against happiness, against all discouragement that could be.” – Charles Dickens

 

I Love You Quotes for Mom

mom and daughter holding hands on the beach.

  1. “I believe in the strength and intelligence and sensitivity of women. My mother, my sisters are strong. My mum is a strong woman and I love her for it.” – Tom Hiddleston
  2. “As mothers and daughters, we are connected with one another. My mother is the bones of my spine, keeping me straight and true. She is my blood, making sure it runs rich and strong. She is the beating of my heart. I cannot now imagine a life without her.” ― Kristin Hannah
  3. “We are born of love; Love is our mother.” – Rumi
  4. “Mother’s love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.” – Erich Fromm
  5. “Mothers and their children are in a category all their own. There’s no bond so strong in the entire world. No love so instantaneous and forgiving.” ―Gail Tsukiyama
  6. “I cannot comprehend the kind of love I developed for you since the day I realize you are my mother. Not even a stone can resist the hotness of the words that will explain my love for you.”
    – Unknown
  7. “I have success because you’re my Mom. I have happiness because you’re my Mom. I have love because you’re my Mom. I’m so glad I have you as my mother.” – Unknown
  8. “Life began with waking up and loving my mother’s face.” – George Eliot
  9. “All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” – Abraham Lincoln
  10. “A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity. It dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.” –  Agatha Christie
  11. “My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother.”
    – George Washington
  12. “You have my whole heart for my whole life.” – Unknown
  13. “No matter how much I say I love you, I always love you more than that.” – Unknown
  14. “A mother’s love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible.”
    – Marion C. Garretty
  15. “A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take.”
    – Cardinal Meymillod
  16. “Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.” – Unknown
  17. “The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.”
    – Honore de Balzac
  18. “Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.” – Robert Browning
  19. “If love is as sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.” – Stevie Wonder
  20. “A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest.” – Irish Proverb

 

I Love You Quotes for Dad

dad dancing with young daughter.

  1. “Dad, my love for you is not like now and then, it’s a love without end.” – Unknown
  2. “Dad, even a fleeting memory of your loving smile is enough to light up my darkest days. I love you.” – Unknown
  3. “I love my father as the stars — he’s a bright shining example and a happy twinkling in my heart.” – Terri Guillemets
  4. “Daddy, thanks for being my hero, chauffeur, financial support, listener, life mentor, friend, guardian and simply being there every time I need a hug.” – Agatha Stephanie Lin
  5. “Dads are the most ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventures, storytellers and singers of song.” – Unknown
  6. “My dear father; my dear friend; the best and wisest man I ever knew, who taught me many lessons and showed me many things as we went together along the country by-ways.”
    – Sarah Orne Jewett
  7. “My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.”
    – Jim Valvano
  8. “There will always be a few people who have the courage to love what is untamed inside us. One of those men is my father.” – Alison Lohman
  9. “I love my daddy. My daddy’s everything. I hope I can find a man that will treat me as good as my dad.” – Lady Gaga
  10. “To her, the name of father was another name for love.” – Fanny Fern
  11. “A girl’s first true love is her father.” – Marisol Santiago
  12. “I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father’s equal, and I never loved any other man as much.” – Hedy Lamar
  13. “Dear dad, whenever things are off-tracked or problems pile, your love, and hugs give me the will and strength to fight back. Your love keeps my heart beating!” – Unknown
  14. “Behind your anger there’s an ocean of eternal love, your every scolding holds worry and love behind it. Love you for believing in me when the others didn’t.” – Unknown
  15. “My dad has given me the best gift anyone has ever given me. He gave me wings to fly.”
    – Adria Arjona
  16. “The older I get, the more I realize how many sacrifices you made to make my life better! I can never thank you enough for everything you have done for me! I love you daddy.” – Unknown
  17. “It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons.” – Johann Schiller
  18. “I’ve loved one person unconditionally. He’s the most caring, and generous, and charming and flat out the funniest guy I’ll ever know…he’s my father.” – Unknown
  19. “My father gave me my dreams. Thanks to him, I could see a future.” – Liza Minnelli
  20. “A father’s tears and fears are unseen, his love is unexpressed, but his care and protection remains as a pillar of strength throughout our lives.” – Ama H. Vanniarachchy
  21. “When I was little, you lifted me on your shoulders. Now that I’m grown, you lift me up with your love.” – Unknown

 

I Love You So Much Quotes

two men laying next to eachother and smiling.

  1. “I’m in love with you, and I’m not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things. I’m in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we’re all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we’ll ever have, and I am in love with you.” – John Green
  2. “I love you more than any words can say. You have made me a complete person. You are everything to me. And I cannot think of living life without you. And I love you forever.” – David Gest
  3. “Even when the sun stops revolving around our planet, I will keep on loving you.” – Unknown
  4. “If you’re asking if I need you, the answer is forever. If you’re asking if I will leave you, the answer is never. If you’re asking what I value, the answer is you. If you’re asking if I love you, the answer is I do.” – Unknown
  5. “You are the sun that shines in my life, you brighten my day, you chase the dark away and you dry up the rain; these are some of the many reasons I love you.” – Unknown
  6. “Never knew I could feel like this, like I’ve never seen the sky before. Want to vanish inside your kiss… But I love you until the end of time.” – David Baerwald and Kevin Gilbert
  7. “I’ll be your dream, I’ll be your wish, I’ll be your fantasy. I’ll be your hope, I’ll be your love, be everything that you need. I love you more with every breath, truly madly deeply do… I will be strong, I will be faithful ’cause I’m counting on a new beginning. A reason for living. A deeper meaning.” – Savage Garden
  8. “I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride; so I love you because I know no other way than this.” – Pablo Neruda
  9. “I love you, for you are love itself; it is you I have been chasing since first love rose like a bird at my feet.” – James Barrie
  10. “I believe that two people are connected at the heart, and it doesn’t matter what you do, or who you are or where you live; there are no boundaries or barriers if two people are destined to be together.” – Julia Roberts
  11. “I love you with so much of my heart that none is left to protest.” – William Shakespeare
  12. “I still haven’t figured out how to sit across from you and not be madly in love with everything you do.” –  William C. Hannan
  13. “I am catastrophically in love with you.” – Cassandra Clare
  14. “But you’ve slipped under my skin, invaded my blood and seized my heart.” – Maria V. Snyder
  15. “I try to say I love you in a million different ways. That’s what I aspire to do. That’s what I do best.” – Christine McVie
  16. “Love doesn’t just sit there, like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; remade all the time, made new.” – Ursula K. Le Guin
  17. “When love is not madness, it is not love.” – Pedro Calderón de la Barca
  18. “You are my heart, my life, my one and only thought.” – Arthur Conan Doyle
  19. “I love you the way a drowning man loves air. And it would destroy me to have you just a little.”
    – Rae Carson
  20. “Without you I’m nothing. With you we’re something. Together we’re everything.” – Unknown

 

Inspirational Love Quotes

older couple hugging and smiling.

  1. “Absence is to love as wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small and kindles the great.”
    – Roger de Bussy-Rabutin
  2. “I love you as one loves certain dark things, secretly, between the shadow and the soul.”
    – Pablo Neruda
  3. “To love is nothing. To be loved is something. But to love and be loved, that’s everything.” – T. Tolis
  4. “I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times, in life after life, in age after age forever.” – Rabindranath Tagore
  5. “The best love is the kind that awakens the soul; that makes us reach for more, that plants the fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds.” – Nicholas Sparks
  6. “We loved with a love that was more than love.” – Edgar Allan Poe
  7. “There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.”
    – Friedrich Nietzsche
  8. “Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
  9. “Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.” – Mother Teresa
  10. “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” – Lao Tzu
  11. “To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.” – David Viscott
  12. “Where there is love there is life.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  13. “Love doesn’t make the world go ’round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.”
    – Franklin P. Jones
  14. “If you wish to be loved, show more of your faults than your virtues.” – Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
  15. “Love knows not distance; it hath no continent; its eyes are for the stars.” – Gilbert Parker
  16. “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 A. Baldwin
  17. “There is no remedy for love but to love more.” – Henry David Thoreau
  18. “Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  19. “Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart and the senses.” – Lao Tzu
  20. “The first duty of love is to listen.” – Paul Tillich

 

Funny Love Quotes

couple holding hands and jumping on the bed.

  1. “Love is too weak a word for what I feel. I luuurve you, you know, I loave you, I luff you, two Fs, yes I have to invent, of course I do, don’t you think I do?” – Woody Allen
  2. “Love is sharing your popcorn.” – Charles M. Schultz
  3. “Romantic love is mental illness. But it’s a pleasurable one.” – Fran Lebowitz
  4. “Love is a lot like a backache, it doesn’t show up on X-rays, but you know it’s there.”
    – George Burns
  5. “Before you marry a person, you should first make them use a computer with slow Internet service to see who they really are.” – Will Ferrell
  6. “All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” – Charles M. Schulz
  7. “If you love ’em in the morning with their eyes full of crust; if you love ’em at night with their hair full of rollers, chances are, you’re in love.” – Miles Davis
  8. “Staying in love for more than five years is almost impossible. Staying in love with the same person for you’re the rest of your life is a miracle.” – Unknown
  9. “True love comes quietly, without banners or flashing lights. If you hear bells, get your ears checked.” – Erich Segal
  10. “You add meaning to my life and yet, you subtract some cash from my wallet.” – Unknown
  11. “I love you and it’s getting worse.” – Joseph E. Morris
  12. “You’re just like bacon, beer and chocolate — you make everything better.” – Unknown
  13. “Love is a two-way street constantly under construction.” – Carroll Bryant
  14. “Love is the only kind of fire which is never covered by insurance.” – Unknown
  15. “I love you no matter what you do, but do you have to do so much of it?” – Jean Illsley Clarke
  16. “I love being married. It’s so great to find one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.” – Rita Rudner
  17. “A guy knows he’s in love when he loses interest in his car for a couple of days.” – Tim Allen
  18. “Women are meant to be loved, not to be understood.” – Oscar Wilde

 

You can include one of these quotes with a bouquet of flowers to make your loved one feel more special than ever on an anniversary, a birthday or as an everyday reminder of how much you love them. Some of the most beautiful expressions of love happen on ordinary days, in ordinary places and when your loved one least expects it. We hope these quotes will help you express your love whenever and wherever it feels right.