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130 Relationship Quotes That Say I Love You

Whether you're in a brand new relationship, enduring long distance, or you've been together for years, there's nothing like a good relationship quote to share with your love

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A man kisses a woman on the cheek on a roof in a city - the woman is wearing a pink chiffon off the shoulder dress
Unsplash / Kadariu Seegars

Swipe, swipe, swipe… finding the perfect quotes about love and relationships to send him or her when you’re both in need of a little pick me up can be challenging. So, whether you need long distance relationship quotes or quotes for a new situationship - we’ve picked 130 of the best to help you express your feelings.

Every road has its bumps, so when facing problems in a relationship, quotes can work wonders to relight the spark. Fortunately, with so many beloved rom-coms and hit songs to choose from, we’re spoilt for choice when it comes to uplifting quotes about love and romance. If you’re after tough love from Carrie Bradshaw or sweet nothings from Norah Ephron, we’ve got you covered. 

After all, relationships can be tough - but that’s where quotes about a long distance relationship and their shared love can help. No matter how far apart two people may be, nothing puts a smile on someone’s face like a sweet reminder of their partner’s love. Whether you text one of these quotes to them to brighten their day, write it in a card, or use it as a caption to an Instagram or TikTok post alongside a photo of you both - it’s a surprisingly powerful way to the heart.

So, if you can’t find the words to express what you feel inside, choose one from the list below that pulls at the heartstrings. 

Quotes About Long-Distance Relationships You'll Love

Now remember; don’t compare your relationship to others. Quotes can help you understand what you want from a relationship, and that might be different to what other people’s relationships look like. The right quote can carry a big message, from “don’t give up on the relationship” to “you’re the one!”, or even funny quotes to make your special someone laugh.  

Long Distance Relationship Quotes

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'Absence makes the heart grow fonder' is one of the truest long distance relationship quotes, as love can work no matter how many miles apart the couple may be. With the right long distance quotes, a relationship can thrive. After all, physical distance doesn’t have to translate into emotional distance.

Whether you're separated because of work, lifestyles, or you just so happened to fall in love with someone who lives on the other side of the world, these long distance relationship quotes really do resonate with couples who are loving each other from afar. 

  • "The pain of parting is nothing compared to the joy of meeting again." - Charles Dickens
  • "It doesn't matter how long it takes, nothing changes when we're apart." - S Club 7
  • "How lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard." - A. A. Milne
  • "I love you, and I've loved you all along. I miss you, you've been far away for far too long. I keep dreaming you'll be with me, and you'll never go" - Nickelback
  • "The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart." - Helen Keller
  • “Sometimes you have to be apart from the people you love, but that doesn't make you love them any less. Sometimes it makes you love them more.” - Greg Kinnear (The Last Song)
  • "I exist in two places, here, and where you are." - Margaret Atwood
  • "I fell in love with her when we were together, then fell deeper in love with her in the years we were apart," - Nicholas Sparks
  • "Close together or far apart; you're forever in my heart." - Harry Styles
  • "Whenever I start feeling sad, because I miss you, I remind myself how lucky I am to have someone so special to miss." - Cheryl Ott
  • "If anything, our time apart has only made me more certain that I want to spend my nights by your side, and my days with your heart." - Nicholas Sparks
  • "I want to be with you. It's as simple and as complicated as that." - Charles Bukowski
  • "A thousand miles seems pretty far, but they've got planes and trains and cars. I'd walk to you if I had no other way" - Plain White T's
  • "You know you've found true love when you catch yourself falling in love with the same person over and over again, despite them being miles away from you." - Frank Lloyd Wright
  • "Home will be where the heart is. Never were words so true. My hearts far, far away. Home is too." - Lisa Kessler
  • “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
  • "We are together even when we are apart." - Shannon A. Thompson
  • “If I could live this life again, I would never leave you for a second.” - Clive Owen (Beyond Borders)
  • “Does distance really matter? You love your favorite actor, drool for your favorite singer and awaits patiently for the next art from your favorite artist or writer. Why not the one you love?” - Jane Morsel
  • "I'm not telling you it's going to be easy - I am telling you it is going to be worth it." - Art Williams
  • "If you have to walk a million miles, I'll wait a million days to see you smile. Distance and time, I'll be waiting." - Alicia Keys
  • “After all, seasons change, so do cities; people come into your life and people go. But it’s comforting to know that the ones you love are always in your heart. And if you’re very lucky, a plane ride away.” - Carrie Bradshaw, Sex And The City
  • “I hope it’s okay if I love you forever.” - A Star is Born
  • I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.” - The Fault in Our Stars
  • “You are the best thing, that’s ever been mine.” - Taylor Swift

Quotes of Love and Time

Relationships aren’t always plain sailing and sometimes we need a quote to come just at the right moment to bolster us. These proverbs about life and love can help couples to overcome hurdles and push through the good and the bad times as a team. They also make beautiful messages to write in a card along with a special long distance gift.

So, when there’s a bump in the road - turn to these quotes of love and time to remind yourself of the good days that make it all worthwhile.

  • "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
  • “You don’t develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.” - Epicurus
  • "You might not have been my first love, but you were the love that made all other loves irrelevant." — Rupi Kaur
  • "Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable." - Bruce Lee
  • “In the end there doesn’t have to be anyone who understands you. There just has to be someone who wants to.” - Robert Brault
  • "If love cannot stand the test of time, then it has failed the test of love." - Bernard Byer
  • “Treasure your relationships, not your possessions.” - Anthony J. D'Angelo
  • “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
  • “We can improve our relationships with others by leaps and bounds if we become encouragers instead of critics.” - Joyce Meyer
  • “Never above you. Never below you. Always beside you.” - Walter Winchell
  • “Happily ever after is not a fairy tale, it’s a choice.” - Fawn Weaver
  • “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
  • “There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love.” - Bryant H. McGill
  • "You don't love someone because they're perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they're not." - Jodi Picoult
  • “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
  • "We loved with a love that was more than love." - Edgar Allen Poe
  • “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
  • “If you find someone you love in your life, then hang on to that love.” - Princess Diana
  • “To me, you are perfect.” - Love Actually
  • “Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same”. - Wuthering Heights
  • “I’m just a girl. Standing in front of a boy. Asking him to love her.” - Notting Hill

Funny Quotes About Relationships

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Laughter keeps a relationship together, and nothing will make you chuckle and nod together like a funny relationship quote. For many people, when they consider what they want in a relationship, a sense of humour is high on the list. Luckily for those people, we have a selection of hilariously funny quotes about relationships, reminding everyone that laughter really is the key.

  • "There’s a little bit of loser in us, just two weirdos who fell in love. I guess we’re made from the same weird stuff, so being a loser with you doesn’t suck." - Jillian Moon
  • “We cannot really love anyone with whom we never laugh.” - Agnes Repplier
  • “Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth or burn down your house, you can never tell.” - Joan Crawford
  • "Love doesn't make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile." - Franklin P. Jones
  • "I hope it won’t scare you away, I wanna have your kids someday. They’d all have dimples on their face like you. And when you’re old or bald or grey, I’m gonna love your wrinkly face. Nobody else could love you like I do." - Meiko
  • “If you love them in the morning with their eyes full of crust; if you love them at night with their hair full of rollers, chances are, you’re in love.” - Miles Davis
  • “If love is the answer, could you please rephrase the question?” - Lily Tomlin
  • “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 
  • “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
  • “People are weird. When we find someone with weirdness that is compatible with ours, we team up and call it love.” - Dr. Seuss
  • “Love 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
  • “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

If you're writing a funny best man speech, these can also come in handy!

Romantic & Cute Relationship Quotes

Listen, when you're in love, like really in love, there's nothing better than reading through gooey romantic quotes that give you all the feels. Even if you aren't particularly emotional or affectionate with your words, cute relationship quotes resonate with all of us when we're head over heels.

These cute relationship quotes are some of our favourites, especially the Andre Marois one - it really sums up what it feels like to be so happily married. 

  • "I want you. All of you. Your flaws. Your mistakes. Your imperfections. I want you, and only you." - John Legend
  • "There is no more lovely, friendly, and charming relationship, communion, or company than a good marriage." - Martin Luther
  • “For the two of us, home isn’t a place. It is a person. And we are finally home.” - Stephanie Perkins
  • “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
  • “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
  • “You are the finest, loveliest, tenderest, and most beautiful person I have ever known and even that is an understatement.” - F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • “A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short.” - Andre Marois
  • "True love stories never have endings." - Richard Bach
  • "You know you're in love when you don't want to fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams." - Dr. Seuss
  • "My heart is, and always will be, yours." - Jane Austen
  • "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
  • "I love you, and I will love you until I die, and if there's a life after that, I'll love you then." - Cassandra Clare
  • "Fall in love with someone who makes you glad to be different." - Sue Zhao

Loyal Relationship Quotes

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Being loyal to one another in a relationship is perhaps one of the most important values there is. Loyalty is key when you're planning to spend the rest of your lives with someone. You want to be sure that they have your back, and in turn, you have theirs. Words of loyalty are also an important part of writing your own vows, and we've got more examples to help you out.

These loyal relationship quotes narrate just how important loyalty is in a healthy relationship. Consider these as healthy relationship slogans to read whenever you’re in need of a reminder of the meaning of trust. 

  • “Loyalty is the strongest glue which makes a relationship last for a lifetime.” - Mario Puzo
  • “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
  • “Anyone can give you attention and compliments… but someone who loves you will give you that plus respect, honesty, trust, and loyalty.” - Charles Orlando
  • "I learned the real meaning of love. Love is absolute loyalty. People fade, looks fade, but loyalty never fades." - Sylvester Stallone
  • "Commitment is what transforms a promise into a reality." - Abraham Lincoln
  • "Nothing is more noble, nothing more venerable, than loyalty." - Cicero
  • "We have to recognise that there cannot be relationships unless there is commitment, unless there is loyalty, unless there is love, patience, persistence." - Cornel West
  • "Honesty and loyalty are key. If two people can be honest with each other about everything, that’s probably the biggest key to success." - Taylor Lautner
  • "As I’m getting older, I’m really learning unconditional love and loyalty are extremely important." - Bindi Irwin

Trust Quotes For a Relationship

Trust is one of the most important parts of any relationship, because so many characteristics of a healthy relationship are built on the basis of trust. Communication, honesty, openness - they all strengthen when you have high levels of trust in your relationship.

But trust isn't something that comes immediately - it's earned and built over a period of time, and when you get to that place of unconditional trust, it really is magical. Here are our favourite trust quotes for a relationship for you to share. 

  • “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
  • "Trust in me in all you do. Have the faith I have in you." - Etta James
  • “You can talk with someone for years, everyday, and still, it won't mean as much as what you can have when you sit in front of someone, not saying a word, yet you feel that person with your heart, you feel like you have known the person for forever.” -  C. JoyBell C.
  • "To be trusted is a greater compliment than being loved." - George MacDonald
  • "Trust is the first step to love." - Munshi Premchand
  • "Trust is the fruit of a relationship in which you know you are loved." - William P. Young
  • "Loyalty is what makes us trust, trust is what makes us stay, staying is what makes us love, and love is what gives us hope." - Gleen Van Dekken
  • "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” - Maya Angelou
  • "The truest form of love is how you behave toward someone, not how you feel about them." - Steve Hall
  • "The fundamental glue that keeps a relationship together is trust." - Brian Tracy

Building Relationship Quotes

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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 about what it's like when you first meet someone. For some, the beginning of a relationship is absolutely the newest and most exciting thing, ever.

But for others, it might feel scary, if you've been hurt before, or are nervous about what's coming next, these quotes may help you to realise that you are so not alone!

  • “Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.” - Maya Angelou
  • "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." - Harry Burns
  • "Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love." - Mother Teresa
  • "Love is when you meet someone who tells you something new about yourself." - Andrew Breton
  • "For you see, each day I love you more, today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow." - Rosemonde Gérard
  • “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
  • “Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.” - Albert Einstein
  • “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

Don't Compare Your Relationship Quotes

Comparison is absolutely the thief of joy, we all know it, yet we all continuously find ourselves comparing ourselves to others. But don’t give up on your relationship before reading these quotes. 

And sure, when a relationship has run its course, quotes can’t fix everything. But relationships are so different from one another, and your journey with your partner does not have to run parallel to other relationships around you, so don’t compare your relationship to others and read these quotes instead.

  • “Focus on what others have and you feel that you have so little. Focus on what you do have and you realize that you have so much.” - Hrishikesh Agnihotri
  • “Have more than you show, and speak less than you know.” - William Shakespeare
  • “Don’t compare your beginning to someone else’s middle.” - Tim Hiller
  • “Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” - Marilyn Monroe
  • “Our time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” - Steve Jobs
  • “What lies behind you and what lies in front of you pales in comparison to what lies inside you.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself.” - Coco Chanel
  • “Don’t compare yourself to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.” - Regina Brett
  • “Focus on your journey, not the destination.” - Greg Anderson
  • "Comparison is the thief of joy." - Theodore Roosevelt

Inspirational Relationship Quotes

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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, and are some of our favourite inspirational relationship quotes of all time. 

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

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.