Inspirational Quotes Love

Whether it is falling in love, heartbreak, intimacy, the concept of love, or the pain of love, these are inspirational quotes about love.

Also see:
Inspirational Quotes on Confidence
Inspirational Quotes, General
Inspirational Quotes on Creativity


“Love is deaf. You can’t just tell someone you love them. You have to show it.”
― @PaulCoelho, 11 Minutes

“There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.”
― Vincent van Gogh

“We are here to love.
Everything else is a distraction.”
― Scott Stabile

You completely redefine my idea of what love is and should be. That it needn’t be possessive, volatile or detrimental to your well-being, but can be selfless, gentle and consistent — and should empower you to pursue your passions. That it should balance and enrich a life, not tear it to pieces.
― Beau Taplin

There’s a corner of my heart that is yours. And I don’t mean for now, or until I’ve found somebody else, I mean forever. I mean to say that whether I fall in love a thousand times over or once or never again, there’ll always be a small quiet place in my heart that belongs only to you.
― Beau Taplin

“One moment of unconditional love can invalidate an entire lifetime of uncertainty and doubt.”
― Rachel Naomi Remen.

It hurts my head to think of how many things had to happen for our paths to intersect. Of all those numberless little fortunes that led me to you. A broken alarm clock, a delayed train, a sudden downpour, and there we were. You and I, sharing coffee, our whole lives ahead of us.
― Beau Taplin, Buried Light

“joy is the act of giving ourselves away before we need to”
― David Whyte

“Someone can be madly in love with you and still not be ready. They can love you in a way you have never been loved and still not join you on the bridge. And whatever their reasons you must leave. Because you never ever have to inspire anyone to meet you on the bridge. You never ever have to convince someone to do the work to be ready. There is more extraordinary love, more love that you have never seen, out here in this wide and wild universe. And there is the love that will be ready.”
― Nayyirah Waheed

“…and then, I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not enough, what is enough?”
― #VincentVanGogh

“It is an absolute human certainty that no one can know his own beauty or perceive a sense of his own worth until it has been reflected back to him in the mirror of another loving, caring human being.”
― John Joseph Powell, The Secret of Staying in Love

“If you hear a voice within you say you cannot paint, then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.”
― Vincent van Gogh

“A relationship should not be measured in months or years. It’s the calibre of the memories that matter. Their impact, their permanence, and the degree to which they change you. I’ve had relationships lasting years I can now scarcely recollect, and hours with others that feel like infinities.”
― Beau Taplin

“when you meet that person. a person. one of your soulmates. let the connection. relationship be what it is. it may be five mins. five hours. five days. five months. five years. a lifetime. let it manifest itself, the way it is meant to. it has an organic destiny. this way if it stays or if it leaves, you will be softer from having been loved this authentically. souls come into, return, open, and sweep through your life for a myriad of reasons, let them be who and what they are meant.”
― Nayyirah Waheed

“The beginning of love is the will to let those we love be perfectly themselves, the resolution not to twist them to fit our own image.”
― Thomas Merton

“I am seeking, I am striving, I am in it with all my heart.”
― Vincent van Gogh

“I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it.”
― Vincent van Gogh

“It is looking at things for a long time that ripens you and gives you a deeper meaning.”
― Vincent van Gogh

“There is peace even in the storm”
― Vincent van Gogh

“Love is eternal — the aspect may change, but not the essence. There is the same difference in a person before and after he is in love as there is in an unlighted lamp and one that is burning. The lamp was there and was a good lamp, but now it is shedding light too, and that is its real function. And love makes one calmer about many things, and that way, one is more fit for one’s work.”
― Vincent van Gogh

“Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.”
― Vincent Van Gogh

“I feel such a creative force in me: I am convinced that there will be a time when, let us say, I will make something good every day, on a regular basis….I am doing my very best to make every effort because I am longing so much to make beautiful things. But beautiful things mean painstaking work, disappointment, and perseverance.”
― Vincent van Gogh

“What is done in love is done well.”
― Vincent van Gogh

“I have a deeply hidden and inarticulate desire for something beyond the daily life.”
― Virginia Woolf, Moments of Being

“I’m sick to death of this particular self. I want another.”
― Virginia Woolf, Orlando

“How strange
To dream of you
Even when
I am wide awake.”
― David Jones, Love as the Starts Went Out

“And I was
Never sure
Whether you
Were the
Lighthouse or
The storm.”
― David Jones, Highway Heart @storydj
Leonard Cohen

“You are so brave and quiet I forget you are suffering.”
― Ernest Hemingway

“When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.”
― Ernest Hemingway

“The best love is unexpected. You don’t just pick someone and hope it works out. No, this is different. You meet by fate and it’s an instant connection and the chemistry between you is way above your head and you just talk and notice the way their lips curve when they smile or the color of their eyes and all at once you know you’re either lucky or screwed.”
― Unknown

“You know it makes one feel rather good deciding not to be a bitch.”
― Ernest Hemingway

“my heart is in my mind. i think this is why i am an artist.”
― Nayyirah Waheed, Salt

“grieve. so that you can be free to feel something else.”
― Nayyirah Waheed

“As a writer, if someone falls in love with my work, I know they have fallen in love with my mind. Having no idea what my face looks like, they chose my mind. Art may be the only place a woman can be whole without being seen.”
― Nayyirah Waheed

“as an artist, i do not always enjoy the questions, ‘what were you thinking when you wrote this. what was the inspiration behind this.’ these questions imply that there is always thought involved in creation. for me it is the exact opposite. creativity is the act of experiencing the unconscious in the conscious. sometimes, i want to say, without sarcasm, ‘i do not know what my soul was thinking when i wrote that poem, i was too busy listening.”
― Nayyirah Waheed

I used to think that finding the right one was about the man having a list of certain qualities. If he has them, we’d be compatible and happy. Sort of a checkmark system that was a complete failure. But I found out that a healthy relationship isn’t so much about sense of humor or intelligence or attractive. It’s about avoiding partners with harmful traits and personality types. And then it’s about being with a good person. A good person on his own, and a good person with you. Where the space between you feels uncomplicated and happy. A good relationship is where things just work. They work because, whatever the list of qualities, whatever the reason, you happen to be really, really good together.
Deb Caletti, The Secret Life of Prince Charming

“when you meet that person. a person. one of your soulmates. let the connection. relationship be what it is. it may be five mins. five hours. five days. five months. five years. a lifetime. let it manifest itself, the way it is meant to. it has an organic destiny. this way if it stays or if it leaves, you will be softer from having been loved this authentically. souls come into, return, open, and sweep through your life for a myriad of reasons, let them be who and what they are meant.”
― Nayyirah Waheed

“i knew you
i met you.
i’ve known you my whole life.”
― Nayyirah Waheed

“Most people overestimate what they can do in a single day and underestimate what they can do in a lifetime.”
― Anonymous

“Everything you want is on the other side of fear.”
― George Addair

“You will never change your life until you change something you do daily.”
― John C. Maxwell

“be so full that even if
they take & take
& take & take
you can still be overflowing”
― Alison Malee

“i am a mermaid full of art
but you had your eyes shut”
― rupi kaur

“A star does not compete with other stars around it; it just shines.”
― Matshona Dhliwayo

“i tremble at the thought of
being in love with a
tiny part of someone
and mistaking it
for the whole.”
― rupi kaur

“Shine your light at all times; you never know who you are leading out of the dark.”
― Matshona Dhliwayo

People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.

― #ThichNhatHanh

There is no way to happiness – happiness is the way.
― Thich Nhat Hanh

“why do you find the unavailable so alluring?
where did it begin? what went wrong? and who made you feel so worthless?
if they wanted you, wouldn’t they have chosen you?
all this time, you were begging for love silently, thinking they couldn’t hear you, but they smelt it on you, you must have known that they could taste the desperate on your skin?
and what about the others that would do anything for you, why did you make them love you until you could not stand it?
how are you both of these women, both flighty and needful?
where did you learn this, to want what does not want you?
where did you learn this, to leave those that want to stay?”
― Warsan Shire

“make love
like you have no
like you’ve
never been
never been
like the world
don’t owe you a
― Warsan Shire

“You tried to change didn’t you?
closed your mouth more
tried to be softer
less volatile, less awake
but even when sleeping you could feel
him travelling away from you in his dreams
so what did you want to do love
split his head open?
you can’t make homes out of human beings
someone should have already told you that
and if he wants to leave
then let him leave
you are terrifying
and strange and beautiful
something not everyone knows how to love.”
― Warsan Shire

“The ego hurts you like this: you become obsessed with the one person who does not love you. blind to the rest who do.”
― Warsan Shire

“I am a lover without a lover. I am lovely and lonely and I belong deeply to myself.”
― Warsan Shire

“and then I realized
that to be
more alive
i had to
less afraid
i did it
i lost my
and gained
whole life”
― Unknown

Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness.

― Iain Thomas

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“Falling in love is easy. Falling in love with the same person repeatedly is extraordinary.”
― Crystal Woods, Write like no one is reading

“You can boast about anything if it’s all you have. Maybe the less you have, the more you are required to boast.”
― John Steinbeck, East of Eden

“And now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good.”
― John Steinbeck, East of Eden

“’s awful not to be loved. It’s the worst thing in the world…It makes you mean, and violent, and cruel.”
― John Steinbeck, East of Eden