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85 Short and Sweet Love Quotes That Will Speak Volumes at Your Wedding

Looking for the right words to express your sentiments on the big day? Turn to these famous romantic quotes—for your vows, toast, décor, or more.

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“I love your feet because they have wandered over the earth and through the wind and water until they brought you to me.” —Pablo Neruda, Your Feet


“Some people are worth melting for.” —Olaf, character from Frozen


“It is a treasure that is outshined by what it means…eternal romance.” —Theresa Ann Moore, “Engagement Ring” 


“yours is the light by which my spirit’s born:

yours is the darkness of my soul’s return

—you are my sun, my moon, and all my stars” —E.E. Cummings, #38


“The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.” —Audrey Hepburn, actress 


“Love is a lot like a backache. It doesn’t show up on X-Rays but you know it’s there.” —George Burns, comedian, actor, and writer


“Happiness is to hold flowers in both hands.” —Chinese proverb 


“Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart, and the sense.” —Lap Tzu, Chinese philosopher


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“And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.” —The Beatles, “The End”


“At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.” —Plato, Symposium 


“You look good wearing my future.” —Keith, character from Some Kind of Wonderful


 “To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.” —Anatole France, French writer 


“…true love is never blind, but rather brings an added light.” —Phoebe Cary, American poet 


“Hold my hand and we are halfway there, hold my hand and I’ll take you there.” —Maria, character from West Side Story


“True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new.” —Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, French writer and poet


“Wanna whole lotta love.” —Led Zeppelin, “Whole Lotta Love” 


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


“The ring of fire still burns around you and I, keeping our love hotter than a pepper sprout.” —Johnny Cash, country music legend


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“Great love affairs start with Champagne...” —Honoré de Balzac, French novelist and playwright


“Where words fail, music speaks.” —Hans Christian Andersen, Danish author


“Laughter is the jam on the toast of life. It adds flavor, keeps it from being too dry, and makes it easier to swallow.” —Diane Johnson, Le Divorce


“I love you right up to the moon—and back.” —Sam McBratney, Guess How Much I Love You


“I know by experience that the poets are right: love is eternal.” —E.M. Forster, A Room With a View


“Love must be as much a light as it is a flame.” —Henry David Thoreau, author and poet


“And think not that you can direct the course of love, for love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.” —Khalil Gibran, The Prophet


“Sweet wonderful you / You make me happy with the things you do. Oh can it be so / This feeling follows me where I go.” —Fleetwood Mac, “You Make Loving Fun”


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“I would find you in any lifetime.” —Kanye West, musician 


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


“I wish I’d done everything on Earth with you.” —F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby 


“Love is keeping the promise anyway.” —John Green, The Fault in Our Stars


“More than kisses, letters mingle souls.” —John Donne, English poet


“It’s delightful when your imaginations come true, isn’t it?” —L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables


“In real life, shouldn’t a wedding be an awesome party you throw with your great pal, in the presence of a bunch of your other friends? A great day, for sure, but not the beginning and certainly not the end of your friendship with a person you can’t wait to talk about gardening with for the next forty years.” 
—Mindy Kaling, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?


“To be fond of dancing was a certain step towards falling in love.” —Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice


“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, The Notebook


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“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, The History of Love 


“Where your treasure is, there will be your heart also.” —Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (from Matthew 6:21) 


“The sight of lovers feedeth those in love.” —William Shakespeare, As You Like It (Act 3, Scene 4) 


“Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get, only with what you are expecting to give—which is everything.” —Katharine Hepburn, actress 


“Deep in my soul I know that I’m your destiny.” —Raven-Symoné, “True To Your Heart” from Mulan 


“I came here tonight because when you realize that 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, character from When Harry Met Sally


“Two hearts can enlighten the whole world.” —Sir Kristian Goldmund Aumann, Austrian author and filmmaker 


“Have a short memory and a lot of forgiveness.” —Gabrielle Reece, professional volleyball player


“I’m afraid once your heart is involved, it all comes out in moron.” —Lorelai, character from Gilmore Girls


“Hear my soul speak. Of the very instant that I saw you, did my heart fly at your service.” —William Shakespeare, The Tempest (Act 3, Scene 1)


“I like to believe that love is a reciprocal thing, that it can’t really be felt, truly, by one.” —Sean Penn, actor 


“But love doesn’t make sense. You can’t logic your way into or out of it. Love is totally nonsensical. But we have to keep doing it or else we’re lost and love is dead and humanity should just pack it in. Because love is the best thing we do.” —Ted, How I Met Your Mother 


“The course of true love…gathers no moss.” —Margaret Lord to Macaulay Connor, characters from The Philadelphia Story 


“You meet thousands of people and none of them really touch you. And then you meet one person, and your life is changed. Forever.”  —Jamie, character from Love and Other Drugs 


“Have you never met a woman who inspires you to love? Until your every sense is filled with her? You inhale her. You taste her. You see your unborn children in her eyes and know that your heart has at last found a home. Your life begins with her, and without her it must surely end.” —Don Juan, character from Don Juan DeMarco


“Two hearts in love need no words.” —Marceline Desbordes-Valmore, French poet 


“I love how she makes me feel, like anything is possible, or like life is worth it.” —Tom, character from (500) Days of Summer


“When someone else’s happiness is your happiness, that is love.” —Lana Del Ray, singer


“I think I’d miss you even if we’d never met.” —Nick, character from The Wedding Date


“We should love, not fall in love, because everything that falls gets broken.” —Taylor Swift, singer and songwriter


“Love love and cherish life. Also, just eat the cake.” —Aaron Paul, actor


“If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.” —Katherine Hepburn, actress


“True love is not a strong, fiery, impetuous passion. It is, in the contrary, an element calm and deep. It looks beyond mere externals, and is attracted by qualities alone. It is wise and discriminating, and its devotion is real and abiding.” —Ellen G. White, Christian pioneer


“I know no ways to mince it in love, but directly to say ‘I love you.’” —William Shakespeare, Henry V (Act 5, Scene 2) 


“No matter what challenges might carry us apart, we will always find a way back to each other.” —Leo, character from The Vow


“To be brave is to love unconditionally without expecting anything in return.” —Madonna, musician


“Be generous in the bedroom. Share your sandwich.” —Homer Simpson, character from The Simpsons 


“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.” —Kirby, character from St. Elmo’s Fire


“I believe in pink…I believe in kissing, kissing a lot…and I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls.” —Audrey Hepburn, actress


“When all my dreams come true, the one I want next to me, it’s you.” —Lucas, character from One Tree Hill


“True love is singing karaoke ‘Under Pressure’ and letting the other person sing the Freddie Mercury part.” —Mindy Kaling, author and actress


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


“Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away.” —Louis de Bernières, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin


“Three words. Eight letters. Say it, and I’m yours.” —Blair, character from Gossip Girl 


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“When I look at you, I can feel it. I look at you and I’m home.” —Dory, character from Finding Nemo


“Life is not the amount of breaths you take, it’s the moments that take your breath away.” —Hitch, character from Hitch


“True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen.” —François de la Rochefoucauld, French writer


“Love is absolute loyalty. People fade, looks fade, but loyalty never fades. You can depend so much on certain people; you can set your watch by them. And that’s love, even if it doesn’t seem very exciting.” —Sylvester Stallone, actor 


“Life is the flower for which love is the honey.” —Victor Hugo, French poet 


“There are dreamers and there are realists in this world. You’d think the dreamers would find the dreamers and the realists would find the realists, but more often than not the opposite is true. You see, the dreamers need the realists to keep them from soaring too close to the sun. And the realists, well, without dreamers, they might not ever get off the ground.” —Cameron, character from Modern Family


“True love cannot be found where it does not exist, nor can be denied where it does.” —Torquato Tasso, Italian poet


“True love stories never have endings.” —Richard Bach, American writer 


“Unto us all our days are love’s anniversaries, each one in turn hath ripen’d something of our happiness.” —Robert Bridges, English poet 


“Most of all, I’m scared of walking out of this room and never feeling the rest of my life the way I feel when I’m with you.” —Baby, character from Dirty Dancing


“Marry someone who laughs at the same things you do.” —J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye 


“Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by the imagination.” —Voltaire, French writer and philosopher


“I promise you to lay my heart in the palm of your hands. I promise you me.”—Meredith, character from Grey’s Anatomy 


“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.” —Henry David Thoreau, American author and poet


“Your heart is free, have the courage to follow it.” —Malcolm Wallace, character from Braveheart


“To live without loving is to not really live.” —Molière, French playwright 

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