V-Day Special: 25 timeless quotes on love that will give you the feels

Compiled by DAKSHATA SAHNI

I feel it in my fingers, I feel it in my toes…

Love is all around me, and so the feeling grows… ~ Love Actually (2003)

Yes, Valentine’s Day is back again. Whether you’re a fan of all things mushy or sceptical of the entire concept of Valentine’s Day, love quotes always make the heart melt. Here’s our list of twenty-five love quotes that will make you go weak in the knees.

Doctor Who

It is better to love wisely, no doubt: but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all. ~ Vanity Fair, William Makepeace Thackrey


I loved her against reason, against promise, against peace, against hope, against happiness, against all discouragement that could be. ~ Great Expectations, Charles Dickens


This is what we call love. When you are loved, you can do anything in creation. When you are loved, there’s no need at all to understand what’s happening, because everything happens within you. ~ The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho


“I love you.”

“I know.” ~ Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back

Star Wars


The heart has its reasons which reason knows not. ~ Blaise Pascal


My parents ran away and got married when he was twenty-one and she was eighteen…Apparently, they saw each other across a crowded parade ground and just knew this was it…When I saw you at the gate that first evening, I knew too. I didn’t want to accept it at first, but I knew. ~ Those Pricey Thakur Girls, Anuja Chauhan


Promise me you’ll never forget me because if I thought you would, I’d never leave. ~ A.A. Milne


‘I love how she makes me feel, like anything’s possible, or like life is worth it.’ ~ 500 Days of Summer


“After all this time?”

“Always.” ~ Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J.K. Rowling

Always

Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation. ~ Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī


If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. If they don’t, they never were. ~ Kahlil Gibran


Every true love and friendship is a story of unexpected transformation. If we are the same person before and after we loved, that means we haven’t loved enough. ~ The Forty Rules of Love, Elif Shafak


I would rather share one lifetime with you than face all the ages of this world alone. ~ The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, J.R.R. Tokein

LOTR

When you love someone, they become a part of who you are. They’re in everything you do. They’re in the air you breathe and the water you drink and the blood in your veins. Their touch stays on your skin and their voice stays in your ears and their thoughts stay in your mind. You know their dreams because their nightmares pierce your heart and their good dreams are your dreams too. And you don’t think they’re perfect, but you know their flaws, the deep-down truth of them, and the shadows of all their secrets, and they don’t frighten you away; in fact you love them more for it, because you don’t want perfect. You want them. ~ Lady Midnight, Cassandra Clare


If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you. ~ Winnie the Pooh, A.A. Milne

Winnie The Pooh

Love is a temporary madness, it erupts like volcanoes and then subsides. And when it subsides, you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion, it is not the desire to mate every second minute of the day, it is not lying awake at night imagining that he is kissing every cranny of your body. No, don’t blush, I am telling you some truths. That is just being “in love”, which any fool can do. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident. ~ Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, Louis de Bernières


‘The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love, and be loved in return.’ ~ Moulin Rouge


‘I’m gonna pull apart time for you.’ ~ The Girl Who Waited, Doctor Who

Amy and Rory

You are the moon of my life. That is all I know and all I need to know. ~ A Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin


You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams. ~ Dr Suess


“How do you spell ‘love’?”

“You don’t spell it… You feel it” ~ Winnie the Pooh, A.A. Milne


We accept the love we think we deserve. ~ The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Stephen Chbosky

Perks of Being a Wallflower

‘Tis better to have loved and lost
Than never to have loved at all. ~ In Memoriam, Alfred Tennyson


I fell in love with her courage, her sincerity, and her flaming self-respect. And it’s these things I’d believe in, even if the whole world indulged in wild suspicions that she wasn’t all she should be. I love her and it is the beginning of everything. ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald


“But isn’t everything we do in life a way to be loved a little more?” ~ Before Sunrise

before-sunrise


 

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