That feeling when you’re in love is amazing: you can’t get that person out your head, all you can think about is your future together, the world seems a little brighter and all those sappy love songs on the radio finally make sense.

But it can be pretty hard to put everything you feel about that person and your relationship into words. If you’re feeling a little tongue-tied, turn to one of these relationship quotes!

We’ve handpicked 125 beautiful, funny and relatable relationship quotes from books, TV, movies, philosophers, celebrities and more.

Write one of these in your next wedding anniversary card, use it in your wedding speech, slip a love note in your partner’s pocket – whatever you do, we guarantee these swoon-worthy quotes will go down well.

Be warned, you’re about to get some serious butterflies.

Best Relationship Quotes

These relationship quotes sum up everything you want to say to your partner. Sometimes ‘I love you’ simply isn’t enough – but one of these is. Lots of these come from our favourite books, and from TV and movies – luckily we’ve got even more where those came from so don’t miss out.

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“I would rather share one lifetime with you than face all the ages of this world alone.”
J.R.R. Tolkein

“There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.”
George Sand

“If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus 1 day, so I never have to live without you.”
Winnie the Pooh

“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”
Dr Seuss

“When you realise 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

“When did we see each other face to face? Not until you saw into my cracks and I saw into yours. Before that we were just looking at ideas of each other, like looking at your window shade, but never seeing inside. But once the vessel cracks, the light can get in. The light can get out.”
John Green

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

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

“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 then when I fall asleep your eyes close.”
Pablo Neruda

“People are weird. When we find someone with weirdness that is compatible with ours, we team up and call it love.”
Dr. Seuss

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“The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more, that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds.”
Nicholas Sparks

“We can do no great things; only small things with great love.”
Mother Teresa

“You and I, it’s as though we have been taught to kiss in heaven and sent down to earth together, to see if we know what we were taught.”
Doctor Zhivago

“For the two of us, home isn’t a place. It is a person. And we are finally home.”
Stephanie Perkins

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

“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.”
Rumi

“Love is a temporary madness, it erupts like volcanoes and then subsides. And when it subsides, you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion, it is not the desire to mate every second minute of the day, it is not lying awake at night imagining that he is kissing every cranny of your body. No, don’t blush, I am telling you some truths. That is just being ‘in love’, which any fool can do. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident. Your mother and I had it, we had roots that grew towards each other underground, and when all the pretty blossom had fallen from our branches we found that we were one tree and not two.”
Louis de Bernières

Long-Distance Relationship Quotes

You can’t always be with your partner all the time, and that can be incredibly hard. These long-distance relationship quotes will make you feel better when you’re apart from them and are the perfect thing to write in cards and emails.

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“No road is long with good company.”
Turkish Proverb

“Distance is not for the fearful, it is for the bold. It’s for those who are willing to spend a lot of time alone in exchange for a little time with the one they love. It’s for those knowing a good thing when they see it, even if they don’t see it nearly enough.”
Meghan Daum

“You can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind, your stomach, because you do not just live in a world but a world lives in you.”
Frederick Buechner

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.”
Helen Keller

“I think we dream so we don’t have to be apart for so long. If we’re in each other’s dreams, we can be together all the time.”
A.A. Milne

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

“The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.”
Charles Dickens

“Love knows no distance; it hath no continent; its eyes are for the stars.”
Gilbert Parker

“There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart.”
Mahatma Gandhi

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“It feels good to think about you when I’m warm in bed. I feel as if you’re curled up there beside me, fast asleep. And I think how great it would be if it were true.”
Haruki Murakami

“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”
A.A. Milne

“The ocean separates lands, not souls.”
Munia Khan

“That’s how you know you love someone, I guess, when you can’t experience anything without wishing the other person were there to see it, too.”
The Descendents

“If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together. There is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart… I’ll always be with you.”
A.A.Milne

Cute Relationship Quotes

Sometimes you just want to make the person you love laugh and smile. Use one of these cute relationship quotes and you’ll be falling for each other all over again.

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“True love stories never have endings.”
Richard Bach

“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.”
Audrey Hepburn

“Four years ago, I was just a guy who had a crush on a girl, who had a boyfriend. And I had to do the hardest thing that I’ve ever had to do, which was just to… wait… And, a lot of people told me I was crazy to wait this long for a date with a girl I work with but I think, even then, I knew that… I was waiting for my wife.”
The Office

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

“I love my eyes when you look into them. I love my name when you say it. I love my heart when you touch it. I love my life when you are in it.”
Anon

“Some think love can be measured by the amount of butterflies in their tummy. Others think love can be measured in bunches of flowers, or by using the words ‘for ever.’ But love can only truly be measured by actions. It can be a small thing, such as peeling an orange for a person you love because you know they don’t like doing it.”
Marian Keyes

“Look, you want to know what marriage is really like? Fine. You wake up, she’s there. You come back from work, she’s there. You fall asleep, she’s there. You eat dinner, she’s there. You know? I mean, I know that sounds like a bad thing, but it’s not.”
Everybody Loves Raymond

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“Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That’s why it’s a comfort to go hand in hand.”
Emily Kimbrough

“Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.”
Tennessee Williams

“Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.”
Maya Angelou

“Grow old with me! The best is yet to be.”
Robert Browning

“If I could reach up and hold a star for everytime you’ve made me smile, the entire sky would be in the palm of my hand.”
Anon

“Never above you. Never below you. Always beside you.”
Walter Winchell

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“You’re more likely to talk about nothing than something. But I just want to say that all this nothing has meant more to me than so many somethings.”
You’ve Got Mail

“Truth is everybody is going to hurt you: you just got to find the ones worth suffering for.”
Bob Marley

“You are the finest, loveliest, tenderest, and most beautiful person I have ever known and even that is an understatement.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald

“Maybe you don’t need the whole world to love you. Maybe you just need one person.”
Kermit the Frog

“We need a witness to our lives. There’s a billion people on the planet… I mean, what does any one life really mean? But in a marriage, you’re promising to care about everything. The good things, the bad things, the terrible things, the mundane things… all of it, all of the time, every day. You’re saying, ‘Your life will not go unnoticed because I will notice it. Your life will not go unwitnessed because I will be your witness.'”
Shall We Dance?

“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

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

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“Every once in awhile, I can catch a glimpse of her when she doesn’t see me looking and I have this moment when I’m like, ‘If you never make a good decision, if you only make bad decisions for the rest of your life, you made one really good decision.’ It’s nice to marry your friend, it’s nice to marry your best friend.”
Justin Timberlake

“A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short.”
Andre Marois

“They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.”
Tom Bodett

“Since the invention of the kiss, there have been only five kisses that were rated the most passionate, the most pure. This one left them all behind.”
The Princess Bride

“Finding someone you love and who loves you back is a wonderful, wonderful feeling. But finding a true soul mate is an even better feeling. A soul mate is someone who understands you like no other, loves you like no other, will be there for you forever, no matter what. They say that nothing lasts forever, but I am a firm believer in the fact that for some, love lives on even after we’re gone.”
Cecelia Ahern

Funny Relationship Quotes

Laughter keeps a relationship together, and nothing will make you chuckle and nod together like a funny relationship quote. Not every couple goes in for mushy and soppy, and luckily you won’t find any of that here.

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“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

“Before you marry a person you should first make them use a computer with slow internet to see who they really are.”
Will Ferrell

“Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.”
Oprah Winfrey

“Marriage is a wonderful institution, but who wants to live in an institution?”
Groucho Marx

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

“Marriage is like a game of chess. Except the board is flowing water, the pieces are made of smoke and no move you make will have any effect on the outcome.”
Jerry Seinfeld

“Marry a man your own age; as your beauty fades, so will his eyesight.”
Phyllis Diller

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“My wife, Mary, and I have been married for forty-seven years, and not once have we had an argument serious enough to consider divorce; murder, yes, but divorce, never.”
Jack Benny

“Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth or burn down your house, you can never tell.”
Joan Crawford

“Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.”
George Burns

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

“It’s probably not love if you don’t press your face to the toilet seat after they’ve used it to feel their warmth.”
Rob Delaney

Inspiring Relationship Quotes

Who else’s partner is their best friend too? These thought-provoking words will have you thinking about what love really means and how it’s changed your whole world.

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“Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.”
Anais Nin

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

“A loving relationship is one in which the loved one is free to be himself — to laugh with me, but never at me; to cry with me, but never because of me; to love life, to love himself, to love being loved. Such a relationship is based upon freedom and can never grow in a jealous heart.”
Leo F. Buscaglia

“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one.'”
C.S. Lewis

“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

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

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“Keep away from those who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you believe that you too can become great.”
Mark Twain

“If you love someone, set them free. If they come back they’re yours; if they don’t they never were.”
Richard Bach

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

“But let there be spaces in your togetherness and let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.”
Khalil Gibran

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“Never love anyone who treats you like you’re ordinary.”
Oscar Wilde

“Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you. Love me and I may be forced to love you.”
William Arthur Ward

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

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

“Don’t walk in front of me; I may not follow. Don’t walk behind me; I may not lead. Just walk beside me and be my friend.”
Albert Camus

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“A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.”
Donna Roberts

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

“The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.”
C.G. Jung

“There is greatness in doing something you hate for the sake of someone you love.”
Shmuley Boteach

Relationship Quotes for Him

Need to find the right words to tell your man how you feel? Look no further than these touching relationship quotes for him.

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“I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.”
Marilyn Monroe

“I don’t want the heavens or the shooting stars. I don’t want gemstones or gold. I have those things already. I want… a steady hand. A kind soul.”
Shana Abe

“If she’s amazing, she won’t be easy. If she’s easy, she won’t be amazing. If she’s worth it, you won’t give up. If you give up, you’re not worthy.”
Bob Marley

“I’m also just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her.”
Notting Hill

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“I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman.”
Anais Nin

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

“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

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

Relationship Quotes for Her

It isn’t always easy to express your feelings. If you want to profess your love to your lady, try these romantic relationship quotes for her.

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“You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how.”
Gone with the Wind

“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

“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

“She is the only evidence of God I have seen with the exception of the mysterious force that removes one sock from the dryer every time I do my laundry.”
St. Elmo’s Fire

“The most precious possession that ever comes to a man in this world is a woman’s heart.”
Josiah G. Holland

“You make me want to be a better man.”
As Good As It Gets

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“He stepped down, trying not to look long at her, as if she were the sun, yet he saw her, like the sun, even without looking.”
Leo Tolstoy

“When a woman is talking to you, listen to what she says with her eyes.”
Victor Hugo

“And when I’m with her, I feel happy to be alive. Like I can do anything.”
Boy Meets World

“Doubt thou the stars are fire; Doubt that the sun doth move; Doubt truth to be a liar; But never doubt I love.”
William Shakespeare

Strong Relationship Quotes

Relationships aren’t always plain sailing and sometimes we need a quote to come just at the right moment to bolster us. Here are a few we’ve found particularly helpful in getting back on the right track.

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“You don’t develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.”
Epicurus

“In the end there doesn’t have to be anyone who understands you. There just has to be someone who wants to.”
Robert Brault

“Treasure your relationships, not your possessions.”
Anthony J. D-Angelo

“Relationships – of all kinds – are like sand held in your hand. Held loosely, with an open hand, the sand remains where it is. The minute you close your hand and squeeze tightly to hold on, the sand trickles through your fingers. You may hold onto some of it, but most will be spilled. A relationship is like that. Held loosely, with respect and freedom for the other person, it is likely to remain intact. But hold too tightly, too possessively, and the relationship slips away and is lost.”
Kaleel Jamison

“We can improve our relationships with others by leaps and bounds if we become encouragers instead of critics.”
Joyce Meyer

“Happily ever after is not a fairy tale—it’s a choice.”
Fawn Weaver

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

“Every couple needs to argue now and then. Just to prove that the relationship is strong enough to survive. Long-term relationships, the ones that matter, are all about weathering the peaks and the valleys.”
Nicholas Sparks

“Anyone can love a thing because. That’s as easy as putting a penny in your pocket. But to love something despite. To know the flaws and love them too. That is rare and pure and perfect.”
Patrick Rothfuss

“You can measure the happiness of a marriage by the number of scars that each partner carries on their tongues, earned from years of biting back angry words.”
Elizabeth Gilbert

New Relationship Quotes

Is your romancing still budding? Are you happily in the honeymoon phase? If you’re in a new relationship you might prefer to use these relationship quotes which still have all the feels.

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“You had me at hello.”
Jerry Maguire

“When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are.”
Donald Miller

“The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.”
Thomas Merton

“Look, in my opinion, the best thing you can do is find a person who loves you for exactly what you are. Good mood, bad mood, ugly, pretty, handsome, what have you, the right person is still going to think the sun shines out your ass. That’s the kind of person that’s worth sticking with.”
Juno

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

“Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.”
Albert Einstein

“Fall in love with someone who makes you glad to be different.”
Sue Zhao

“Me? I’m scared of everything. I’m scared of what I saw, I’m scared of what I did, of who I am, and most of all I’m scared of walking out of this room and never feeling the rest of my whole life the way I feel when I’m with you.”
Dirty Dancing

“If you text ‘I love you’ to a person and the person writes back an emoji — no matter what that emoji is, they don’t love you back.”
Chelsea Peretti

“To say that one waits a lifetime for his soulmate to come around is a paradox. People eventually get sick of waiting, take a chance on someone, and by the art of commitment become soulmates, which takes a lifetime to perfect.”
Criss Jami

If you’ve been inspired to include some of these relationship quotes in a wedding speech, make sure to check out all our example wedding speeches and wedding toast ideas.