50 Love Quotes That Keep It Super-Real

by Chrissy Callahan
Feb 21, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. ET
Our favorite love quotes that keep it super-real
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Most of us have fallen for somebody in our lives. Whether it was puppy love, serious love or a total mistake, we know what it means to be a little twitterpated. Love is part of what makes us human and it's why so many of us end up on dating websites or perusing through ex-lovers on social media or re-watching rom-coms until we know every word by heart. 

One of the nicest ways to celebrate or reflect on love is through an excellent love quote. Whether it's from your favorite sappy movie, a good-old love song or a classic poem, these quotes tend to resonate and help us better understand what it means to love and be loved... and sometimes to lose it. 

So yes, we say embrace it. Let the tears flow, copy these quotes down in your journal or text them to a friend who gets it. These are some of the best quotes about love that really, really get it.

A version of this article was originally published in March 2016. 

1 /50: Paul Tillich

Paul Tillich quote "The first duty of love is to listen"

1/50 :Paul Tillich

2 /50: Washington Irving

Washington Irving love quote "Love's never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften the heart."
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2/50 :Washington Irving

3 /50: Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey quote
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3/50 :Oprah Winfrey

Through the bad times and the good.

4 /50: Thich Nhat Hanh

Thich Nhat Hanh love quote
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4/50 :Thich Nhat Hanh

There's nothing more beautiful than two people giving 100 percent.

5 /50: F. Scott Fitzgerald

F. Scott Fitzgerald love quote
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5/50 :F. Scott Fitzgerald

Because your connection is one-of-a-kind.

6 /50: Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou love quote
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6/50 :Maya Angelou

It is better to have loved and lost than to never have loved at all.

7 /50: James Baldwin

James Baldwin love quote
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7/50 :James Baldwin

That moment when you get to relax because you're totally and completely yourself.

8 /50: 'Sleepless In Seattle'

'Sleepless In Seattle' love quote
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8/50 :'Sleepless In Seattle'

9 /50: 'Sex and the City'

'Sex and the City' love quote
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9/50 :'Sex and the City'

10 /50: Elizabeth Gilbert

Elizabeth Gilbert love quote
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10/50 :Elizabeth Gilbert

11 /50: 'Gone with the Wind'

'Gone with the Wind' love quote
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11/50 :'Gone with the Wind'

12 /50: Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou love quote
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12/50 :Maya Angelou

13 /50: 'Notting Hill'

'Notting Hill' love quote
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13/50 :'Notting Hill'

14 /50: 'The Notebook'

'The Notebook' love quote
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14/50 :'The Notebook'

15 /50: 'Wizard of Oz'

'Wizard of Oz' love quote
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15/50 :'Wizard of Oz'

16 /50: Nicholas Sparks

Nicholas Sparks love quote
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16/50 :Nicholas Sparks

Nicholas Sparks' words from A Walk to Remember made for another rom com classic.

17 /50: 'Love Story'

'Love Story' love quote
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17/50 :'Love Story'

18 /50: 'Catch and Release'

'Catch and Release' love quote
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18/50 :'Catch and Release'

19 /50: 'Sense and Sensibility'

'Sense and Sensibility' love quote
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19/50 :'Sense and Sensibility'

20 /50: 'Dirty Dancing'

'Dirty Dancing' love quote
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20/50 :'Dirty Dancing'

21 /50: Miss Piggy

Miss Piggy love quote
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21/50 :Miss Piggy

22 /50: Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey love quote
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22/50 :Oprah Winfrey

Can you ever deny Oprah's wisdom?

23 /50: Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe love quote
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23/50 :Marilyn Monroe

24 /50: Betty Davis

Betty Davis love quote
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24/50 :Betty Davis

25 /50: John Lennon

John Lennon love quote
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25/50 :John Lennon

26 /50: Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra love quote
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26/50 :Frank Sinatra

27 /50: Sean Penn

Sean Penn love quote
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27/50 :Sean Penn

28 /50: Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney love quote
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28/50 :Paul McCartney

29 /50: Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman love quote
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29/50 :Nicole Kidman

30 /50: Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez love quote
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30/50 :Jennifer Lopez

31 /50: Woody Allen

Woody Allen love quote
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31/50 :Woody Allen

32 /50: Dr. Suess

Dr. Suess love quote
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32/50 :Dr. Suess

33 /50: Dennis Quaid

Dennis Quaid love quote
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33/50 :Dennis Quaid

34 /50: Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe love quote
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34/50 :Marilyn Monroe

35 /50: Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston love quote
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35/50 :Jennifer Aniston

36 /50: Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga love quote
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36/50 :Lady Gaga

37 /50: Lao Tzu

Lao Tzu love quote
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37/50 :Lao Tzu

38 /50: Sylvester Stallone

Sylvester Stallone love quote
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38/50 :Sylvester Stallone

39 /50: Madonna

Madonna love quote
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39/50 :Madonna

40 /50: Unknown Author

Love quote with an unknown author
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40/50 :Unknown Author

41 /50: Author Unknown

Love quote with an unknown author
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41/50 :Author Unknown

42 /50: Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts love quote
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42/50 :Julia Roberts

43 /50: Aristotle

Aristotle love quote
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43/50 :Aristotle

44 /50: Jodi Picoult

Jodi Picoult love quote
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44/50 :Jodi Picoult

45 /50: Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau love quote
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45/50 :Henry David Thoreau

46 /50: Braveheart

Braveheart love quote
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46/50 :Braveheart

47 /50: Dr. Karl Menninger

Dr. Karl Menninger love quote
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47/50 :Dr. Karl Menninger

48 /50: Unknown Author

Love quote with an unknown author
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48/50 :Unknown Author

49 /50: Leo F. Buscaglia

Leo F. Buscaglia love quote
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49/50 :Leo F. Buscaglia

50 /50: Sarah Dessen

Sarah Dessen love quote
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50/50 :Sarah Dessen