In the mood for love: 10 romantic quotes

Which one do you like best?

When the right words don’t come to you, having a sneaky peek at someone else’s can be extremely helpful. So whether you need some romantic words to impress on a date, on a birthday, at a wedding, or you just fancy reading something starry-eyed and dreamy, these romantic quotes will make you swoon:

Romantic quote 1:

“What lies behind us, and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you’ve been in love you know that at times it can feel like nothing else in the world matters other than what happens to the two of you. This is a great line to use in a card to a loved one when the words just won’t come.

Romantic quote 2:

“Journeys end in lovers meeting” – William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night (II, iii, 44)

This simple line is a great example of Shakespeare’s skill; he is able to sum up the sheer satisfaction and completeness we feel once we have found that special someone. Three cheers for Shakespeare!

Romantic quote 3:

“When you fall in love, it is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake, and then it subsides. And when it subsides, you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots are become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part.” – Louis de Bernières, in Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

Hands up if you’ve felt slightly insane when you’ve fallen in love? We think pretty much everyone’s hand will be firmly in the air right now. This quote captures the essence of that madness and reminds us that once those initial feelings lessen, other feelings and challenges lay ahead.

Romantic quote 4:

“A kiss makes the heart young again and wipes out the years.” – Rupert Brooke

We all know love’s a powerful beast, but Rupert’s clever words remind us how important a quick kiss is and shows us that love is not dependent on age. Rupert Brooke was clearly a very wise man and a great poet.

Romantic quote 5:

“If you press me to say why I loved him, I can say no more than because he was he, and I was I.” – Michael D. Montaigne

That is the tricky thing about love; at times we don’t know why we fall for one person more than another. Next time you’re stuck for an answer to that all important question (‘why do you love me?’), borrow Michael D. Montaigne’s words.

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Romantic quote 6:

“Ever thine ever mine ever ours” – Ludwig van Beethoven, The Third Letter

This sign off for one of Beethoven’s esteemed love letters would work perfectly in a wedding speech or an anniversary card. The simplest words seem to pack the most punch when it comes to romance.

Romantic quote 7:

“Love like you've never been hurt” – Unknown

Although you may not like to whip this quote out whilst trying to impress your guy or girl on a date, in that post-fight moment this line can really help ease the situation. It implies we should always give our all to those we love, and forget our past – wise words to say the least.

Romantic quote 8:

“Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the desire to mate every second of the day. It is not lying awake at night imagining that he is kissing every part of your body... For that is just being in love; which any of us can convince ourselves we are. Love itself is what is left over, when being in love has burned away.” – Louis de Bernières, in Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

We know it’s snuck onto our list twice, but Mr Bernières seems to understand love so well. This is a perfect quote for those couples who have been together for a little while, but understand that love is not just about those heady few months or year at the beginning of the relationship. Love is about that long-lasting commitment.

Romantic quote 9:

“I may not be your first, but to be your last would be perfect.” – Anonymous

It may be cheesy, but we love this romantic quote. Sometimes the fun one-liners are perfect for lightening the mood with your guy or girl. While it nods towards the physical aspects of love, its deeper meaning is sweet and heartfelt.

Romantic quote 10:

“We’ll always have Paris.” – Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart), Casablanca

Every couple has that one place that means a lot to them; whether it’s the park, the bar they met or that special holiday destination. Feel free to adapt this quote and make it your own, but we warn you, “we’ll always have Hooters restaurant” doesn’t have the same ring to it, so choose wisely. Read more on realbuzz.com...
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