150 Happy Valentine’s Day Quotes & Card Messages (2020) – Parade

No matter how you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day 2020—perhaps with a romantic home-cooked meal or a pampering evening of self-care—as long as it’s filled with lots of love and feel-good energy, then you’re doing February 14th right. But beyond simply saying “Happy Valentine’s Day!” to your friends, family or favorite someone, this year, go beyond basic and share the perfect Happy Valentine’s Day quotes with them instead.

Whether you’re looking for romantic Valentine’s Day quotes to share with your honey or a playful V-day Instagram caption to accompany your Galentine’s Day pic of you with all your girls, this big Cupid-approved list of 150 V-day quotes are the perfect way to spread the love and say “Happy Valentine’s Day!” to everyone on your list.

1. “My heart to you is given, oh do give yours to me; We’ll lock them up together, and throw away the key.”— Frederick Saunders

2. “Without Valentine’s Day, February would be…well, January.” – Jim Gaffigan

3. “This fire that we call Loving is too strong for human minds. But just right for human souls.” — Aberjhani

4. “There are never enough I Love You’s.” — Lenny Bruce

5. “Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.” — Oscar Wilde

6. “Love is like a beautiful flower which I may not touch, but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same.” — Helen Keller

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7. “Love is the beauty of the soul.” — Saint Augustine

8. “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” – Lao Tzu

9. “Love is something eternal; the aspect may change, but not the essence.” – Vincent van Gogh

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

11. “Love is being stupid together.” – Paul Valery

12. “You’re my forever Valentine.” — Unknown

13. “We loved with a love that was more than love.” — Edgar Allan Poe

14. “Love is when the other person’s happiness is more important than your own.” — H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

15. The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.” — Victor Hugo

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16. “Today is Valentine’s Day—or, as men like to call it, Extortion Day!” — Jay Leno

17. “Love is the greatest refreshment in life.” — Pablo Picasso

18. “There is nothing better than a friend unless it is a friend with chocolate.” – Linda Grayson

19. “All I want for Valentine’s Day is you.” — Unknown

20. “Everything is clearer when you’re in love.” — John Lennon

21. “That’s one of those things about being a computer science major: Valentine’s Day is just another day.” — Jawed Karim

22. “Oh, if it be to choose and call thee mine, love, thou art every day my Valentine!” — Thomas Hood

23. “True love is like ghosts, which everyone talks about and few have seen.” — Francois de La Rochefoucauld

24. “There’s no bad consequence to loving fully, with all your heart. You always gain by giving love.” — Reese Witherspoon

25. “Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.” — Mother Teresa

26. “I love you from head to toe.” — Unknown

27. “Love is the poetry of the senses.” — Honore de Balzac

28. You stole my heart from Day 1.

29. “Love doesn’t make the world go ’round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.” — Franklin P. Jones

30. “You are the song that my heart loves to sing!” — Unknown

31. “All that you are is all that I’ll ever need.” — Ed Sheeran

32. “Take my hand, take my whole life too, but I can’t help falling in love with you.” — Elvis Presley

33. “Love isn’t something you find. Love is something that finds you.” — Loretta Young

34. “You can’t blame gravity for falling in love.” — Albert Einstein.

35. “Love is so much more than just another four letter word.” — Unknown

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36. “I love you more than I have ever found a way to say to you.” — Ben Folds

37. “If you wanna be my lover, you’ve got to get with my friends.” — Spice Girls

38. I love you, not because of what you are, but for what I have become when I am with you. Best wishes on this wonderful day.

39. “I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.” — Jane Austen

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

41. “Wherever you, are be happy. This is my wish for you.” — Unknown

42. “Anyone can catch your eye, but it takes someone special to catch your heart.” — Unknown

43. “Valentine’s Day is a love-note to the rest of the year. Graciously, it comes at a perfect time to be savored – that period of calm between winter holiday commotion and spring enticements.” — Jo Lightfoot

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

45. “Love is friendship that has caught fire.” — Ann Landers

46. “The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing.” — Blaise Pascal

47. “I’m head-over-heels for you boo.” — Unknown

48. “Love is not about holding hands and spending time with each other. But it is about being there for your loved one, even in the cloudiest of all skies.” — Unknown

49. “For the two of us, home isn’t a place. It is a a person. And we are finally home.” — Stephanie Perkins

50. “Love is a promise, love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear.” — John Lennon


51. “Trip over love, you can get up. Fall in love and you fall forever.” — Unknown

52. “Your flaws are perfect for the heart that’s meant to love you.” — Trent Shelton

53. “Together forever.” — Anonymous

54. “Life is better when I have you by my side.” — Unknown

55. “If you find someone you love in your life, then hang on to that love.” — Princess Diana

56. “You are my Valentine because you bring love to my life each and every day. I love you more each and every day, in every way.” — Kate Summers

57. “To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.” — David Viscot

58. “What I feel for you seems less of earth and more of a cloudless heaven.” — Victor Hugo

59. “You bring the chocolates, and I will bring the candles. Let’s stay in tonight and make some magic happen.” — Unknown

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60. “Life is the flower for which love is the honey.” — Victor Hugo

61. “I love you more than yesterday, but less than tomorrow.” — Unknown

62. “You are my moon and stars. You are the best of the universe.”  — Unknown

63. “The most important day of the year to say ‘I love you’ is everyday, not just on Valentine’s Day. In marriage never take the other person for granted. Expressing your love shows your appreciation for the person.” — Catherine Pulsifer

64. “You’re the GOAT.” — Unknown

65. “I love you bigger than the world and sky.” — Marty Klazmer

66. “I love you to the moon and back.” — Anonymous

67. “I may not be your first love, first kiss, first sight, or first date—but I want to be your last everything.” — Unknown

68. “Long after the roses lose their color, I’ll continue loving you.” — Unknown

69. “Never above you. Never below you. Always beside you.” — Walter Winchell

70. “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.” – Elizabeth Barrett Browning

71. “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” — Maya Angelou

72. “We’re lovers and companions, best friends and partners too. More and more, with every Valentine, joy, for me, is loving you.” — Unknown

73. “If I had a flower for every time I thought of you … I could walk through my garden forever.” — Alfred Tennyson

74. “To love another person is to see the face of God.” — Les Miserables

75. “I fell in love the way you fall asleep, slowly and then all at once.” — The Fault in Our Stars

76. “I’ve fallen in love many times, always with you.” — Unknown

77. “Real love is built the old-fashioned way—through hard work.” — Danny Silk

78. “Love is a game that two can play and both win.” — Eva Gabor

79. I consider myself to be the happiest girl in the world, because I found the real diamond. It‘s you!

80. “Love is a symbol of eternity. On this Valentine’s Day my hope and wish is that our love will be forever.” — Catherine Pulsifer

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81. “I think I’d miss you even if we never met.” — The Wedding Date

82. “You’re my happily-ever-after.” — Unknown

83. “Everything I do, I do it for you.” — Bryan Adams

84. “You and me — it doesn’t get any better than us.” — Unknown

85. “I wish I was kissing you instead of missing you!” — Unknown

86. “You’re everything I always wished for, better than I dreamed of, all I’ll ever need.” — Unknown

87. “There is no remedy for love but to love more.” — Thoreau

88. “You’re my Wonder Woman.” — Unknown

89. “I want you for always…days, years, eternities.” — Kriss Stewart Franz Schubert

90. “All you need is love.” — The Beatles


91. “I want all of you, forever, you and me, every day.” — Nicholas Sparks

92. “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

93. “You are my better half.” — Unknown

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

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

96. “A valentine warms the heart.” — Kriss Stewart

97. “And suddenly all the love songs were about you.” — Anonymous

98. “It was a million tiny little things that, when you added them all up, they meant we were supposed to be together.” — Sleepless in Seattle

99. “And I’d choose you; in a hundred lifetimes, in a hundred worlds, in any version of reality, I’d find you and I’d choose you.” — The Chaos of Stars

100. “All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” — Charles M. Schulz

101. “When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.” — “When Harry Met Sally”

102. “Love is just a word until someone comes along and gives it meaning.” — Unknown

103. “Remember, your Valentine’s card shows you care enough to send the very best, even though you’re too lazy to put it in your own words.” — Melanie White

104. You are the song that my heart would always want to sing, I love you. Enjoy your Valentine’s today!

105. “You had me at hello.” — Jerry Maguire

106. “Doubt thou the stars are fire, Doubt that the sun doth move. Doubt the truth to be a liar, But never doubt I love.” — William Shakespeare

107. “When I saw you I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew.” — Arrigo Boito

108. Grow old with me! The best is yet to be.” — Robert Browning

109. “I’ve tried so many times to think of a new way to say it, and it’s still I love you.” — Zelda Fitzgerald

110. “Love was made for me and you.” — Nat King Cole

111. “Know what I like about you? Everything!” — Unknown

112. “The minute I heard my first love story, I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along.” — Rumi

113. “In all the world, there is no love for you like mine.” — Maya Angelou

114. “In love there are two things– bodies and words.” – Joyce Carol Oates

115. “When I tell you I love you, I don’t say it out of habit but to remind that you are the best thing that happened to me.” — Unknown

116. “Never love anyone who treats you like you’re ordinary.” – Oscar Wilde

117. “Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth or burn down your house, you can never tell.” – Joan Crawford

118. “Perhaps it is our imperfections that make us so perfect for one another.” — Douglas McGrath

119. “Love is never wrong.” — Melissa Etheridge


120. “Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone — we find it with another.” — Thomas Merton

121. “If I had a dollar for every time you took my breath away, I’d be a billionaire.” — Unknown

122. “You are my sun, my moon, and all my stars.” — E. E. Cummings

123. “Your love warms me like a blanket.” — Unknown

124. “Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” — Emily Brontë

125. “You are the beat in my heart and the smile on my face.” — Unknown

126. “Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.” — Robert Frost

127. “Valentine’s Day: the holiday that reminds you that if you don’t have a special someone, you’re alone.” — Lewis Black

128. “Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.” — Oprah Winfrey

129. “Love is a condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.” — Robert Heinlein

130. “I love you, not only for what you are but for what I am when I am with you.” — Roy Croft

131. “I’m yours, no refunds.” — Anonymous

132. “Love planted a rose, and the world turned sweet.” – Katharine Lee Bates

133. “There is only one happiness in life: to love and be loved.” – George Sand

135. “Love can be defined with one word. You.” ― Anthony T. Hincks

136. “Valentine’s Day is an extraordinary moment for recalling the lasting power of a true love.” ― M.F. Moonzajer

137. “If you love yourself first, you will find your Valentine much quicker!” ― Mehmet Murat ildan

138. “I love our story. Sure it’s messy, but it’s the story that got us here.” — How I Met Your Mother

139. “I will love you my whole life. You and no other.” — Braveheart

140. “The future for me is already a thing of the past. You were my first love and you will be my last.” — Bob Dylan


141. “A kiss makes the heart young again.” — Rupert Brooke

142. “Come live in my heart and pay no rent.” — Samuel Lover

143. “True love stories never have endings.” — Richard Bach

144. “Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.” — Zora Neale Hurston

145. “We love because it’s the only true adventure.” — Nikki Giovanni

146. “Each time you love, love as deeply as if it were forever.” — Audre Lorde

147. “You are my heart, my life, my one and only thought.” — Arthur Conan Doyle

148. “They invented hugs to let people know you love them without saying anything.” — Bil Keane

149. “The single most extraordinary thing I’ve ever done with my life is fall in love with you.”  — This Is Us

150. “You hold the key to my heart.” — Unknown

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