Finding love is only the very beginning of the journey. The beauty comes in making it last. For couples, the one year mark is often the first of many milestones. This collection of over 50 happy anniversary quotes will help you and your beloved honor and celebrate your anniversary, whether it’s the first or the sixtieth.
Anyone who’s felt it the power of love, from brooding poet and writer Edgar Allan Poe to contemporary R&B wordsmith BJ the Chicago Kid, knows its lasting impact. Love is mysterious, intoxicating, and, at times, unmanageable, but when it lasts there’s nothing better. These quotes are some of the best at capturing the feelings of love everlasting.
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
The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.
Love is the only gold.
–Alfred Lord Tennyson
We concentrate so much on anniversaries and birthdays that you forget it’s the Tuesday that’s tough that really counts. Sometimes she just needs some flowers or even just that ear. It’s the little things that count. It’s the regular days of the year that you have to keep your attention on her.
–BJ the Chicago Kid
You may not be her first, her last, or her only. She loved before she may love again. But if she loves you now, what else matters? She’s not perfect—you aren’t either, and the two of you may never be perfect together but if she can make you laugh, cause you to think twice, and admit to being human and making mistakes, hold onto her and give her the most you can.
I could not tell you if I loved you the first moment I saw you, or if it was the second or third or fourth. But I remember the first moment I looked at you walking toward me and realized that somehow the rest of the world seemed to vanish when I was with you.
My love for you has no depth, its boundaries are ever-expanding. My love and my life with you will be a never-ending story.
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.
You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.
We loved with a love that was more than love.
–Edgar Allan Poe
You were made perfectly to be loved—and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.
–Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Whatever our souls are made of, yours and mine are the same.
You are the finest, loveliest, tenderest, and most beautiful person I have ever known – and even that is an understatement.
–F. Scott Fitzgerald
I wish there was a word more than ‘love’ itself to convey what I feel for you.
You. You are my good days.
I want you for always…days, years, eternities.
With our love, we could save the world.
The hours I spend with you I look upon as sort of a perfumed garden, a dim twilight, and a fountain singing to it. You and you alone make me feel that I am alive. Other men, it is said, have seen angels, but I have seen thee and thou art enough.
If I know what love is, it is because of you.
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.
–Jalal ad-Din Rumi
Meeting you was fate, becoming your friend was a choice, but falling in love with you I had no control over.
A lot of good love can happen in ten years.
It is an absolute human certainty that no one can know his own beauty or perceive a sense of his own worth until it has been reflected back to him in the mirror of another loving, caring human being.
–John Joseph Powell
I love you the more in that I believe you had liked me for my own sake and for nothing else.
‘Cause all of me loves all of you, loves your curves and all your edges, all your perfect imperfections. Give your all to me, I’ll give my all to you. You’re my end and my beginning, even when I lose I’m winning.
For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.
The secret of a happy marriage is finding the right person. You know they’re right if you love to be with them all the time.
I never loved you any more than I do, right this second. And I’ll never love you any less than I do, right this second.
There is no mystery—that’s the beauty of it. We are entirely explicable to each other, and yet we stay. What a miracle that is.
As we grow older together, As we continue to change with age, There is one thing that will never change. . . I will always keep falling in love with you.
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.
Where there is love there is life.
There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage.
In all the world, there is no heart for me like yours. In all the world, there is no love for you like mine.
A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.
Two people in love, alone, isolated from the world, that’s beautiful.
I am nothing special, of this I am sure. I am a common man with common thoughts and I’ve led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I’ve loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough.
–Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook
I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close.
–Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets
So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.
To be able to say how much love, is love but little.
Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.
Real love stories never have endings.
It’s so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.
May you live as long as you wish and love as long as you live.
–Robert A. Heinlein
Love is energy of life.
We’re all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness—and call it love—true love.
–Robert Fulghum, True Love
I love you not only for what you are but for what I am when I am with you. I love you not only for what you have made of yourself but for what you are making of me. I love you for the part of me that you bring out.
Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads, which sew people together through the years.
I will spend an eternity loving you, caring for you, respecting you, showing you every day that I hold you as high as the stars.
If equal affection cannot be, let the more loving one be me.
Love grows more tremendously full, swift, poignant, as the years multiply.
An anniversary is a reminder as to why you love and married this person.
–Zoe Foster Blake