140 I Love You Quotes For Every Type of Love


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.

I Love You Quotes for Him


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


21. “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

22. “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

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

24. “I love you more than I have ever found a way to say to you.” – Ben Folds

25. “You are my today and all of my tomorrows.” – Leo Christopher

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

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

28. “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

29. “My love for you is past the mind, beyond my heart, and into my soul.” – Boris Kodjoe

30. “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

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

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

33. “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

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

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

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

37. “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

38. “I love you, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.” – Roy Croft

39. “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

40. “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

41. “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


42. “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

43. “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

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

45. “Mother’s love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.” – Erich Fromm

46. “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

47. “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

48. “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

49. “Life began with waking up and loving my mother’s face.” – George Eliot

50. “All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” – Abraham Lincoln

51. “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

52. “My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother.”
– George Washington

53. “You have my whole heart for my whole life.” – Unknown

54. “No matter how much I say I love you, I always love you more than that.” – Unknown

55. “A mother’s love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible.”
– Marion C. Garretty

56. “A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take.” – Cardinal Meymillod

57. “Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.” – Unknown

58. “The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.” – Honore de Balzac

59. “Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.” – Robert Browning

60. “If love is as sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.” – Stevie Wonder

61. “A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest.” – Irish Proverb

I Love You Quotes for Dad


62. “Dad, my love for you is not like now and then, it’s a love without end.” – Unknown

63. “Dad, even a fleeting memory of your loving smile is enough to light up my darkest days. I love you.” – Unknown

64. “I love my father as the stars — he’s a bright shining example and a happy twinkling in my heart.” – Terri Guillemets

65. “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

66. “Dads are the most ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventures, storytellers and singers of song.” – Unknown

67. “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

68. “My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.” – Jim Valvano

69. “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

70. “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

71. “To her, the name of father was another name for love.” – Fanny Fern

72. “A girl’s first true love is her father.” – Marisol Santiago

73. “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

74. “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

75. “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

76. “My dad has given me the best gift anyone has ever given me. He gave me wings to fly.”
– Adria Arjona

77. “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

78. “It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons.” – Johann Schiller

79. “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

80. “My father gave me my dreams. Thanks to him, I could see a future.” – Liza Minnelli

81. “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

82. “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


83. “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

84. “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

85. “Even when the sun stops revolving around our planet, I will keep on loving you.” – Unknown

86. “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

87. “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

88. “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

89. “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

90. “I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride; so I love you because I know no other way than this.” – Pablo Neruda

91. “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

92. “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

93. “I love you with so much of my heart that none is left to protest.” – William Shakespeare

94. “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

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

96. “But you’ve slipped under my skin, invaded my blood and seized my heart.” – Maria V. Snyder

97. “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

98. “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

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

100. “You are my heart, my life, my one and only thought.” – Arthur Conan Doyle

101. “I love you the way a drowning man loves air. And it would destroy me to have you just a little.” – Rae Carson

102. “Without you I’m nothing. With you we’re something. Together we’re everything.” – Unknown

Inspirational Love Quotes


103. “Absence is to love as wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small and kindles the great.”
– Roger de Bussy-Rabutin

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

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

106. “I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times, in life after life, in age after age forever.” – Rabindranath Tagore

107. “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

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

109. “There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

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

111. “Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.” – Mother Teresa

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

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

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

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

116. “If you wish to be loved, show more of your faults than your virtues.” – Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

117. “Love knows not distance; it hath no continent; its eyes are for the stars.” – Gilbert Parker

118. “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

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

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

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

122. “The first duty of love is to listen.” – Paul Tillich

Funny Love Quotes


123. “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

124. “Love is sharing your popcorn.” – Charles M. Schultz

125. “Romantic love is mental illness. But it’s a pleasurable one.” – Fran Lebowitz

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

127. “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

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

129. “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

130. “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

131. “True love comes quietly, without banners or flashing lights. If you hear bells, get your ears checked.” – Erich Segal

132. “You add meaning to my life and yet, you subtract some cash from my wallet.” – Unknown

133. “I love you and it’s getting worse.” – Joseph E. Morris

134. “You’re just like bacon, beer and chocolate — you make everything better.” – Unknown

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

136. “Love is the only kind of fire which is never covered by insurance.” – Unknown

137. “I love you no matter what you do, but do you have to do so much of it?” – Jean Illsley Clarke

138. “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

139. “A guy knows he’s in love when he loses interest in his car for a couple of days.” – Tim Allen

140. “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.