These 20 love sentences are not only true, they are also beautiful. I’ve taken all of them from writers of literature, modern ones writing in the last 40 years.

This is your final warning: these love sentences are powerful. Don’t blame me if you need a Costco-sized tissue box.

Watching a sappy movie might make you cry, but reading these love sentences will certainly make you swoon. Words are simply romantic in a way that film and images can’t be. The magic of language makes these sentences about love sparkle and shine.

20 Love Sentences:

Sentences About Love

2. “To have created love like that out of absolutely nothing — it was a sort of miracle, wasn’t it?”
– Marianne Wiggins

3. “Love blurs your vision; but after it recedes, you can see more clearly than ever.”
– Margaret Atwood

4. “I looked and looked at her, and I knew, as clearly as I know that I will die, that I loved her more than anything I had ever seen or imagined on earth.”
– Vladimir Nabokov

This Nabokov quote is one of my all time favorite love sentences. It’s all-out romantic, with no holds barred. I love how he lays it out so straight forwardly.

 sentences About Love

6. “I have waited for this opportunity for more than half a century, to repeat to you once again my vow of eternal fidelity and everlasting love.”
– Gabriel Garcia Marquez

7. “She was perhaps too young to realize that what she assumed was her love for [him] was actually a tentative, timorous, acceptance of herself.”
– Arundhati Roy

8. “I love you also means I love you more than anyone loves you, or has loved you, or will love you, and also, I love you in a way that no one loves you, or has loved you, or will love you, and also, I love you in a way that I love no one else, and never have loved anyone else, and never will love anyone else.”
– Jonathan Safran Foer

Jonathan Safran Foer is surprisingly romantic. If you reread his novels, you’ll find they’re all about love. And this love sentence covers all the bases, doesn’t it? He loves her more than anyone else will in any time period before or in the future, and promises never to love anyone else. 

the best sentences about love

10. “The love I felt for her on that train ride had a capital and provinces, parishes and a Vatican, an orange planet and many sullen moons — it was systemic and it was complete.”
– Gary Shteyngart

11. “Love is like the rain. It comes in a drizzle sometimes. Then it starts pouring and if you’re not careful it will drown you.”
– Edwidge Danicat

12. “Love was love, one could find it with anyone, one could find it anywhere. It was just that you could never keep it. Not unless you were ready to die for it.”
– Norman Mailer

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14. “How mysterious it is, to be in love. For you can be in love with one who knows nothing of you. Perhaps our greatest happinesses spring from such longings — being in love with one who is oblivious of you.”
– Joyce Carol Oates

When I read this Joyce Carol Oates love sentence, I think of being in love with a celebrity. And how nice it is to be in love with someone who doesn’t know you, and painful at the same time.

15. “If there is no love in the world, we will make a new world, and we will give it walls, and we will furnish it with soft, red interiors, from the inside out, and give it a knocker that resonates like a diamond falling to a jeweller’s felt so that we should never hear it.”
– Jonathan Safran Foer

16. I was always hungry for love. Just once, I wanted to know what it was like to get my fill of it — to be fed so much love I couldn’t take any more. Just once. ”
– Haruki Murakami

Sentences about Lovers

18. “I am like a falling star who has finally found her place next to another in a lovely constellation, where we will sparkle in the heavens forever.”
– Amy Tan

This Amy Tan one is one of the more unusual love sentences, but I’m including it because it perfectly captures how it feels when you find that special person.

19. “The anticipation and dread he felt at seeing her was also a kind of sensual pleasure, and surrounding it, like an embrace, was a general elation–it might hurt, it was horribly inconvenient, no good might come of it, but he had found out for himself what it was to be in love, and it thrilled him.”
– Ian McEwan

20. It may not happen in the first instant, but within ten minutes of meeting a man, a woman has a clear idea of who he is, or at least who he might be for her, and her heart of hearts has already told her whether or not she’s going to fall in love with him.”
– Orhan Pamuk

Sometimes a single love sentence can tell you more about love than an entire love letter or a whole book.

Do you have a favorite sentence about love? Make sure to leave it in the comments!

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  • emma / April 18, 2018 at 4:30 am Reply

    it was very well

  • Clint / April 29, 2018 at 5:22 am Reply

    For love is as strong as death is, and exclusive devotion is as unyielding as the grave. Its flames are a blazing fire, the flame of Jah.

    Song of Solomon 8:6

  • Jean-Paul Aoun / September 13, 2018 at 1:26 am Reply

    Very lovely sentences !!!! I liked it

  • Ayimani Geofred / October 16, 2018 at 7:00 pm Reply

    Truly,love is love.

  • Alireza H / November 21, 2018 at 1:16 am Reply

    When people talk of beauty, I wonder if there is any beauty on earth other than you ?

  • Alireza H / November 21, 2018 at 1:57 am Reply

    Hate me if you don’t love me. Then I will be part of you at least .

  • Societally created cynic / December 26, 2018 at 7:51 am Reply

    Love is cancer. It will creep into and destroy every cell.

  • shivangi sharma / February 16, 2019 at 12:44 pm Reply

    very nice collection of quotes
    thank you for sharing

  • Melissa J. Bingham-Myers / March 4, 2019 at 9:15 pm Reply

    The love of my life..Dan said to me..”Why won’t you look at me in my eyes and why did you look away when I tried looking into your eyes just now?” And I said..”because you will be able to see something that I don’t want you to see..” ( he now knew all of me and every part of me and my being on every level of possibly knowing me. Even intimately even though we had never made love nor had even kissed eachother…and he was the only person that had up to that moment or would ever be able to see me fully & know me fully with no walls no restrictions and the innocence I jave in loving with purity…in my wholeness with nothing but unconditional love for him and so afraid to share my feelings with him out of fear of loosing him or disappointing him because I had fallen in love with him harder then I had with anyone.. And we had a duty to Almighty God to fulfill side by side. But he already knew that with a look into my soul through my eyes.. but he never spoke on any of this. I’ve been searching 10 years for him now his name is Dan. I love him too.

  • barbie / March 27, 2019 at 8:28 am Reply

    i like it

  • Shiva prajapati / November 9, 2019 at 7:36 am Reply

    Love is blind because it have no eyes, it have a heart by loved everything.

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