50 Love Quotes That Keep It Super-Real

by Chrissy Callahan
Feb 21, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. ET

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

2/50 :Washington Irving

3 /50: Oprah Winfrey

3/50 :Oprah Winfrey

Through the bad times and the good.

4 /50: Thich Nhat Hanh

4/50 :Thich Nhat Hanh

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

5 /50: F. Scott Fitzgerald

5/50 :F. Scott Fitzgerald

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

6 /50: Maya Angelou

6/50 :Maya Angelou

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

7 /50: James Baldwin

7/50 :James Baldwin

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

8 /50: 'Sleepless In Seattle'

8/50 :'Sleepless In Seattle'

9 /50: 'Sex and the City'

9/50 :'Sex and the City'

10 /50: Elizabeth Gilbert

10/50 :Elizabeth Gilbert

11 /50: 'Gone with the Wind'

11/50 :'Gone with the Wind'

12 /50: Maya Angelou

12/50 :Maya Angelou

13 /50: 'Notting Hill'

13/50 :'Notting Hill'

14 /50: 'The Notebook'

14/50 :'The Notebook'

15 /50: 'Wizard of Oz'

15/50 :'Wizard of Oz'

16 /50: Nicholas Sparks

16/50 :Nicholas Sparks

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

17 /50: 'Love Story'

17/50 :'Love Story'

18 /50: 'Catch and Release'

18/50 :'Catch and Release'

19 /50: 'Sense and Sensibility'

19/50 :'Sense and Sensibility'

20 /50: 'Dirty Dancing'

20/50 :'Dirty Dancing'

21 /50: Miss Piggy

21/50 :Miss Piggy

22 /50: Oprah Winfrey

22/50 :Oprah Winfrey

Can you ever deny Oprah's wisdom?

23 /50: Marilyn Monroe

23/50 :Marilyn Monroe

24 /50: Betty Davis

24/50 :Betty Davis

25 /50: John Lennon

25/50 :John Lennon

26 /50: Frank Sinatra

26/50 :Frank Sinatra

27/50 :Sean Penn

28 /50: Paul McCartney

28/50 :Paul McCartney

29 /50: Nicole Kidman

29/50 :Nicole Kidman

30 /50: Jennifer Lopez

30/50 :Jennifer Lopez

31 /50: Woody Allen

31/50 :Woody Allen

32/50 :Dr. Suess

33 /50: Dennis Quaid

33/50 :Dennis Quaid

34 /50: Marilyn Monroe

34/50 :Marilyn Monroe

35 /50: Jennifer Aniston

35/50 :Jennifer Aniston

36/50 :Lady Gaga

37/50 :Lao Tzu

38 /50: Sylvester Stallone

38/50 :Sylvester Stallone

39/50 :Madonna

40 /50: Unknown Author

40/50 :Unknown Author

41 /50: Author Unknown

41/50 :Author Unknown

42 /50: Julia Roberts

42/50 :Julia Roberts

43/50 :Aristotle

44 /50: Jodi Picoult

44/50 :Jodi Picoult

45 /50: Henry David Thoreau

45/50 :Henry David Thoreau

46 /50: Braveheart

46/50 :Braveheart

47 /50: Dr. Karl Menninger

47/50 :Dr. Karl Menninger

48 /50: Unknown Author

48/50 :Unknown Author

49 /50: Leo F. Buscaglia

49/50 :Leo F. Buscaglia

50 /50: Sarah Dessen

50/50 :Sarah Dessen