30+ Of The Best ‘What Is Love’ Quotes To Get Your Heart Beating

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Sometimes our words fail us when we try to explain just what love is, and turning to love quotes can be helpful. Love is a feeling that is somehow both universal and deeply personal. 

Trying to say just what love is often leaves us struggling because we know what love is to us, but describing it is like attempting to describe the color blue. Is there any word to do it justice and allow someone to really picture it? And here’s where ‘what is love?’ quotes are really helpful! 

Luckily there are those among us who are more well-versed in saying what is seemingly indescribable. Check out these “what is love” quotes to inspire you, and to teach you just what love is and what it can create.

34 ‘What Is Love’ Quotes to Inspire Your Poetic Heart

  1. “Love has no age, no limit, and no death.” — John Galsworthy
  2. “Life is the flower for which love is the honey.” — Victor Hugo
  3. “Love doesn’t make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.” — Franklin P. Jones
  4. “Love is not only something you feel. It is something you do.” — David Wilkerson
  5. “Love is a game that two can play and both win.” — Eva Gabor
  6. “Love is the hardest habit to break, and the most difficult to satisfy.” — Drew Barrymore
  7. “True love comes quietly, without banners or flashing lights. If you hear bells, get your ears checked.” Erich Segal
  8. “Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.” — Zelda Fitzgerald
  9. “True love is selfless. It is prepared to sacrifice.” Sadhu Vaswani
  10. “We are most alive when we’re in love.” John Updike
  11. “Love is the ultimate expression of the will to live.” — Tom Wolfe
  12. “Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.” Voltaire
  13. “The art of love is largely the art of persistence.” Albert Ellis
  14. “The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.” — Audrey Hepburn
  15. “Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.” — Zora Neale Hurston
  16. “Love is when he gives you a piece of your soul, that you never knew was missing.” Torquato Tasso
  17. “Love is a great beautifier.” Louisa May Alcott
  18. “Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war, love is a growing up.” James Baldwin
  19. “Love, having no geography, knows no boundaries.” Truman Capote
  20. “When love is not madness, it is not love.” Pedro Calderon de la Barca
  21. “It is love, not reason, that is stronger than death.” Thomas Mann
  22. “No, there’s nothing half so sweet in life as love’s young dream.” Thomas Moore
  23. “Love’s greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred.” Barbara De Angelis
  24. “Give in to love, or live in fear.” — “Rent”
  25. “When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.” — “When Harry Met Sally”
  26. “The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love, and be loved in return.” “Moulin Rouge”
  27. It doesn’t matter if the guy is perfect or the girl is perfect, as long as they are perfect for each other.” “Good Will Hunting”
  28. “Well, 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. I knew it the very first time I touched her. It was like coming home … only to no home I’d ever known … I was just taking her hand to help her out of a car and I knew. It was like … magic.” — “Sleepless in Seattle”
  29. “We rip out so much of ourselves to be cured of things faster than we should that we go bankrupt by the age of thirty and have less to offer each time we start with someone new. But to make yourself feel nothing so as not to feel anything – what a waste!” — “Call Me by Your Name”
  30. “People do fall in love. People do belong to each other, because that’s the only chance that anyone’s got for true happiness.” — “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”
  31. “I don’t want to sound foolish, but remember love is what brought you here. And if you’ve trusted love this far, don’t panic now. Trust it all the way.” — “If Beale Street Could Talk”
  32. “They say when you meet the love of your life, time stops, and that’s true. What they don’t tell you is that when it starts again, it moves extra fast to catch up.” — “Big Fish”
  33. “Take love, multiply it with infinity and take it to depths of forever and you still have only a glimpse of how I feel about you.” “Meet Joe Black”
  34. “Do you ever put your arms out and just spin and spin and spin? Well, that’s what love is like. Everything inside of you tells you to stop before you fall, but you just keep going.” “Practical Magic”

When you’re battling to know just how to say it, use your favorite ‘what is love’ quotes to capture this beautiful, magic feeling! 

Jacqueline Gualtieri

Freelance Writer

Jacqueline Gualtieri is a writer and blogger whose best friend once told her to quit her job and become a couples and sex therapist. Since she’d miss writing too much, she figured writing for The Date Mix would be the next best thing.

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