Romantic Love Quotes

In the tapestry of human emotions, romantic love holds a unique and irreplaceable thread. It is the whisper of the heart, a language that transcends words, yet finds expression in the eloquence of poets, writers, and dreamers. Throughout history, love has been a muse, inspiring some of the most beautiful words ever written, words that capture the depth, the intensity, and the vulnerability of falling and being in love. These quotes serve as a bridge between souls, a reminder of the tender, fierce, and ineffable nature of love that connects us all.

As we delve into the realm of romantic love quotes, we embark on a journey through the landscapes of passion and affection, exploring the myriad ways love touches our lives. Each quote is a pearl strung on the thread of human experience, reflecting the light of our deepest feelings and desires. They remind us of love’s power to uplift and to heal, to challenge and to comfort, and above all, to connect us in our shared humanity. In the words of love, we find reflections of our own hearts, a resonance of the universal longing for connection and unity that lies at the core of the human spirit.

I’ve never believed in or understood romantic love. Love at first sight was always a complete joke to me. Glennon Doyle Melton

Romantic lovers require from each other at least the facade of reason: We desire to be what romantic love makes us appear in the other’s eyes. We want to imagine we are deserving of the love we inspire. Maggie Gallagher

‘Barsaat’ is a romantic love song penned by Rashmi Virag. It is a song very close to my heart – that’s why we plan to release it first. Actually over so many years, whenever I used to make a composition it would get selected for a movie. This time I was very determined to release it as an independent album and didn’t give it for movies. Jeet Gannguli

After a life deprived of everything from romantic love to the choice of when to wake up in the morning, after 29 years without the ability to have a career or even to be alone at toilet, the Bijani sisters are not symbols but women who have had to live a shared life of constant, quotidian sacrifice. Darin Strauss

When I was a kid, I knew the black and white version of ‘Jane Eyre,’ and I guess I became interested in the idea of romantic love – of unrequited love and the tragedies of that; of what are the important things in life; what should one value over other materials. Cary Fukunaga

Classic romantic love is an emotional attraction between two individuals in which they may share a heightened awareness of mutual adoration. Erotic love, traditionally, has been described as shared sexual attraction. Aberjhani

I think romantic love evolved to enable you to focus your mating energy on just one individual at a time, thereby conserving mating time and energy. Helen Fisher

I am very lucky. I have known wonderful romantic love in my life but to actually see this little creature and find him to be the most beautiful creature in the world. I know all mothers and fathers feel that way. Anne-Marie Duff

Is Valentine’s Day a day to make cupcakes with your children? No, Valentine’s is supposed to be a day about romantic love. Ayelet Waldman

In real love you want the other person’s good. In romantic love you want the other person. Margaret Anderson

At the risk of sounding hopelessly romantic, love is the key element. I really love to play with different musicians who come from different cultural backgrounds. John McLaughlin

We owe to the Middle Ages the two worst inventions of humanity – romantic love and gunpowder. Andre Maurois

Romantic love is an illusion. Most of us discover this truth at the end of a love affair or else when the sweet emotions of love lead us into marriage and then turn down their flames. Thomas Moore

Science is like a love affair with nature; an elusive, tantalising mistress. It has all the turbulence, twists and turns of romantic love, but that’s part of the game. Vilayanur S. Ramachandran

The romantic love we feel toward the opposite sex is probably one extra help from God to bring you together, but that’s it. All the rest of it, the true love, is the test. Joan Chen

The more we are filled with thoughts of lust the less we find true romantic love. Douglas Horton

I don’t want to be typecast as a heroine who does a certain kind of cinema, which is why I experiment with the types of films that I do. But yes, I won’t deny that romantic love stories or romantic comedies are what I enjoy doing the most, because as an audience those are the kind of films that I like watching. Deepika Padukone

My books are love stories at core, really. But I am interested in manifestations of love beyond the traditional romantic notion. In fact, I seem not particularly inclined to write romantic love as a narrative motive or as an easy source of happiness for my characters. Khaled Hosseini

Everything ‘Atonement’ does, it does incredibly well, including depicting characters of varying ages and temperaments and showing the intensity of early romantic love and connection and the very different intensity of haunting regret. Curtis Sittenfeld

Romantic love is mental illness. But it’s a pleasurable one. It’s a drug. It distorts reality, and that’s the point of it. It would be impossible to fall in love with someone that you really saw. Fran Lebowitz

The concept of romantic love affords a means of emotional manipulation which the male is free to exploit, since love is the only circumstance in which the female is (ideologically) pardoned for sexual activity. Kate Millett

I love the romance in Kimberly Derting’s ‘The Body Finder.’ ‘Cold Kiss’ by Amy Garvey is unbelievably touching – and about so much more than just romantic love. Claudia Gray

Romantic love is an addiction. Helen Fisher

For my parents’ generation, the idea was not that marriage was about some kind of idealized, romantic love; it was a partnership. It’s about creating family; it’s about creating offspring. Indian culture is essentially much more of a ‘we’ culture. It’s a communal culture where you do what’s best for the community – you procreate. Aasif Mandvi

The reason you take antidepressants is to feel calm. And romantic love is not calm – it’s elation, it’s mood swings, and you’re killing all that when you take the drug. Helen Fisher

I do not like to work with patients who are in love. Perhaps it is because of envy – I, too, crave enchantment. Perhaps it is because love and psychotherapy are fundamentally incompatible. The good therapist fights darkness and seeks illumination, while romantic love is sustained by mystery and crumbles upon inspection. Irvin D. Yalom

Romantic love, or sex, is the only good thing in a life that is being lived in a dark way. Alan Furst

Finding love is a fixation now, and that’s because although romantic love can sometimes cause a lot of suffering, it can also give people peaks of happiness that come very close to our ideal of ‘the happy state.’ Francois Lelord

Everyone thinks that Prince and I had a beautiful, romantic love affair, but we didn’t. We just let people think that in order to promote ‘Purple Rain.’ Apollonia Kotero

I wanted to write a book about female friendship, because it’s a constant that goes right through to the end of our days. Over time, romantic love changes and often becomes something different, but friendship stays pretty much the same. Ruth Jones

Well, there’s just some universal truths in a way that I’ve just observed to be true. You read Voltaire. You read modern literature. Anywhere you go, there’s these observations about romantic love and what it does people, and these rotten feelings that rarely are people meaning to do that to each other. Feist

Romantic love is painful. will.i.am

Love is the driver for all great stories: not just romantic love, but the love of parent for child, for family, for country. Jojo Moyes

Romantic love is a trap designed to get two people to overlook each other’s faults long enough to get some babymaking done. It generally only lasts for a few years at most. Mark Manson

Any kind of novelty or excitement drives up dopamine in the brain, and dopamine is associated with romantic love. Helen Fisher

No, actually ‘The Host’ was totally a palate-cleanser for me. I wanted to do something a little bit different than romantic love. Romantic love is in there, obviously, because I enjoy writing about that and living it a lot. Stephenie Meyer

I’m fascinated by Comte’s clear-eyed analysis of what was wrong with modern society, which is that you’ve got industrial capitalism on one side and romantic love on the other. Those, along with non-instrumental art, are supposed to get you through the day? Alain de Botton

The desire for romantic love in marriage is deeply rooted in our psychological makeup. Gary Chapman

Romantic love is just one aspect of love. Ann Wilson

The romantic love of my life, I’m sure, was Burt Bacharach. I had a few that were wonderful, but I married him, and that’s going pretty far. Angie Dickinson

Romantic love came under attack, first from the Freudians and then from the neuroscientists, who said that being in love was a chemical reaction in the brain. Marriage is no longer seen as a lifetime commitment. Jane Ridley

It is that kind of space, that little space of longing, whether it is in something like romantic love, or whether it’s in something like divine love. You know, that kind of search for something that’s not quite in your grasp. It’s a very powerful place to explore as an artist, because it’s not necessarily sad. Anoushka Shankar

Romantic love allows you to focus mating energy. Attachment sustains that relationship as long as necessary to raise your baby. Helen Fisher

When you’re in the throes of this romantic love, it’s overwhelming – you’re out of control, you’re irrational, you’re going to the gym at 6 A.M. every day – Why? Because she’s there. Helen Fisher

A lot of times, in our culture and our society, we put romantic love somehow on a higher plane than self-love and friendship love. You can’t do that. You have to honor and really fully invest in all these different loving relationships. Delilah

Romantic love can be terrifying. We experience another human being as enormously important to us. So there is surrender – not a surrender to the other person so much as to our feeling for the other person. What is the obstacle? The possibility of loss. Nathaniel Branden

If you talk about, say, ‘Romeo and Juliet,’ most people will think of it as a play about the highest form of romantic love. They won’t realize that it is a horrible tragedy. And this notion of a soul mate is so damaging. That isn’t love at all. Michael Penn

I think one of the downsides of the sort of obsession with romantic love and personal fulfillment is that the plain fact of the matter is that those feelings don’t last for ever and so they better be replaced and reinforced by things that do. Mary Archer

The most successful marriages, gay or straight, even if they begin in romantic love, often become friendships. It’s the ones that become the friendships that last. Andrew Sullivan

Psychologists maintain that the dizzying feeling of intense romantic love lasts only about 18 months to – at best – three years. Helen Fisher

Anthropologists have found evidence of romantic love in 170 societies. They’ve never found a society that did not have it. Helen Fisher

The essence of romantic love is that wonderful beginning, after which sadness and impossibility may become the rule. Anita Brookner

Full-blooded romantic love I wouldn’t be able to write about. Alan Bennett

Kate Usova
Kate Usova
I love quotes and aphorisms, so I've curated a collection to inspire and enlighten others.
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