With Valentine's Day nearing close, the feelings of sweet affection are beginning to flourish within the hearts of lovers. In anticipation of the moments of tender romance, the yearning to express love in the most meaningful way is intensified. Decadent chocolates presented in heart-shaped boxes, beautiful greeting cards, as well as one-of-a-kind gifts that are sentimental and unique are traditional on Valentine's Day. To inspire your love in preparation of the big day, here is a set of 25 heartfelt Valentine's Day quotes that will make your heart swoon.

25 Heartfelt Valentine's Day Quotes

1. Hafiz

sunrise over mountains

"Even after all this time the sun never says to the earth, 'You owe me.' Look what happens with a love like that, it lights the whole sky."

To love is to be loved. Genuine love is not to be indebted to one another but to exchange the gift of love to each other.

2. Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets

couple sleeping

"I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close"

Love is mysterious and unknowing. The wording in this short poem by Pablo Neruda captures that intensity of those feelings perfectly.

3. Unknown

couple embrace near ocean

"I choose you. And I'll choose you, over and over. Without pause, without a doubt, in a heartbeat, I'll keep choosing you."

An absolute certainty that you have found your true love and a burning desire to keep it forever.

4. Sense and Sensibility

man proposing

"I've come here with no expectations, only to profess, now that I am at liberty to do so, that my heart is, and always will be, yours."

To have a vulnerable heart and the confidence and courage to share it.

5. Emily Bronte

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"He's more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same."

Do you believe in soulmates? Share this lovely quote with the one you feel deeply connected.

6. E.E. Cummings


"You are my sun, my moon and all of my stars."

Sometimes a love so powerful can feel as if they are the center of your universe.

7. S.L. Gray

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"You will always be enough for me, not even the greatest dreamer could convince me that there is more to life than loving you."

In the pursuit of happiness? Finding love may be all you need.

8. John Lennon

john lennon and yoko ono

"Love is you, you and me. Love is knowing we can be."

We define love, love is what we make it.

9. Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever

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"There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment."

It's true, love happens when you least expect it.

10. Roy Croft

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"I love you, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you."

Love can bring out the very best in you. Cherish it.

11. Nicholas Sparks, A Walk to Remember

woman standing in the wind

"Love is like the wind, you can't see it but you can feel it."

Love is a powerful force, possibly the most driving force in life. Like the wind, love can be gentle or it can take your breath away with its intensity.

12. Victor Hugo, Les Miserables

couple holding hands

"To love or have loved, that is enough. Ask nothing further. There is no other pearl to be found in the dark folds of life."

Love is a gift and not to be taken for granted. No man or woman should consider themselves poor in life when they love and receive love.

13. Ian McEwan, Atonement

couple near ocean

"I've never had a moment's doubt. I love you. I believe in you completely. You are my dearest one. My reason for life."

You're my purpose. I live to share my love with you.

14. Milo Ventimiglia as Jack Pearson, This Is Us

cupid flower heart

"I love you as much as a human heart can love."

An abundance of emotion swells in one's heart to the point as if it may burst, as much love as a heart can hold.

15. J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows

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Simple and lovely. My love for you is and always has been true.

16. Haruki Murakami, Kafka On The Shore

couple holding hands

"If you remember me, then I don't care if everyone else forgets."

Your love for me will always be enough.

17. Lauren Oliver, Delirium

heart of tealights

"Love: a single word, a wispy thing, a word no bigger or longer than an edge. That's what it is: an edge, a razor. It draws up through the center of your life, cutting everything in two. Before and after. The rest of the world falls away on either side."

Don't let love fool you. The power of love is astounding, it can bring you to your knees.

*18. *Joel (Jim Carrey) to Clementine (Kate Winslet), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

couple in the grass

"I could die right now, Clem. I'm just... happy. I've never felt that before. I'm just exactly where I want to be."

Have you ever experienced a moment of bliss? This is it.

19. Sam (Tom Hanks), Sleepless in Seattle (1993)

tom hanks and meg ryan

"It was a million tiny little things that, when you added them all up, they meant we were supposed to be together ... and I knew it. I knew it the very first time I touched her. It was like coming home. .. only to no home I'd ever known ... I was just taking her hand to help her out of a car and I knew. It was like ... magic."

Do you know what it feels like to know that you've met "the one"? Everything feels right and aligns perfectly as it was meant to be, like magic.

20. Lang Leav, Soul Mates

man whispering in woman's ear

"I don't know how it is you are so familiar to me-- or why it feels less like I am getting to know you and more as though I am remembering who you are. How every smile, every whisper brings me closer to the impossible conclusion that I have known you before, I have loved you before-- in another time, a different place-- some other existence."

Have we met before? Lover déjà vu? We're meant to be!

21. Rumi

couple in the water

"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."

No matter what life brings if you're meant to be with someone you will find them.

22. Nat King Cole, Sentimental Reasons


"I love you for sentimental reasons, I hope you do, believe me, I'll give you my heart"

Have you ever fallen in love and didn't understand why?

23. Ludwig van Beethoven

couple in sunset

"Ever thine. Ever mine. Ever ours."

You will always be mine and I will always be yours.

24. Agatha Christie

silly couple eating ice cream

"It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them."

The moments of quirkiness we experience with one another set us at ease, they make us laugh, feel lighthearted and alive.

25. A. A. Milne

older couple holding hands

"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."

It's hard to imagine what life may be like without the ones we love.

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