160 Relationship Quotes to Make Your “I Do Still” Perfect

We’re giving you all the inspiration to express your deepest feelings with our round-up of the most swoon-worthy marriage and relationship quotes for every vow renewal situation. Whether you’re about […]

We’re giving you all the inspiration to express your deepest feelings with our round-up of the most swoon-worthy marriage and relationship quotes for every vow renewal situation.

Whether you’re about to say “I do still” once again to the love of your life for the 20th time or the first, relationships—and the feelings that come with them—can be tricky to put into words. If you need some help expressing yourself as you write your vows, create your ceremony, or design your invitations, consider using quotes. Here, we’ve gathered quotes about relationships from movies, TV, songs, novels, celebrities, love experts and more.

Best Marriage & Relationship Quotes

Most of the time, those three little words—”I love you”—say it best. But if you’re looking to elevate your sentiments, we’ve rounded up the best relationship quotes that give this old standby a run for its money by saying exactly what we’re thinking.

  1. “A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.” – John Lennon
  2. “Because of you, I can feel myself slowly, but surely, becoming the me I have always dreamed of being.” — Tyler Knott Gregson
  3. “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.” – A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
  4. “Love is a song that never ends.” – “Love Is a Song,” Bambi
  5. “The heart wants what it wants. There’s no logic to these things. You meet someone and you fall in love and that’s that.” – Woody Allen
  6. “We’re all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness—and call it love—true love.” – Robert Fulghum, True Love
  7. “You had me at hello.” ­– Jerry McGuire
  8. “All that you are is all that I’ll ever need.” — “Tenerife Sea” by Ed Sheeran
  9. “All that you are is all that I’ll ever need.” —Ed Sheeran
  10. “Forever can never be long enough for me/To feel like I’ve had long enough with you.” — “Marry Me” by Train
  11. “In all the world, there is no heart for me like yours. In all the world, there is no love for you like mine.”—Maya Angelou
  12. “My love for you is past the mind, beyond my heart, and into my soul.” – Boris Kodjoe
  13. “You are my today and all of my tomorrows.” —Lee Christopher

Strong Marriage & Relationship Quotes

Being in love and sharing your life with another takes strength and commitment. But the sense of camaraderie that comes with a lasting relationship? #Worthit! These strong relationship quotes will have your heart skipping a beat.

  1. “A soul mate’s purpose is to shake you up, tear apart your ego a little bit, show you your obstacles and addictions, break your heart open so new light can get in, make you so desperate and out of control that you have to transform your life, then introduce you to your spiritual master…” – Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love
  2. “Finding someone you love and who loves you back is a wonderful, wonderful feeling. But finding a true soul mate is an even better feeling. A soul mate is someone who understands you like no other, loves you like no other, will be there for you forever, no matter what. They say that nothing lasts forever, but I am a firm believer in the fact that for some, love lives on even after we’re gone.” – Cecelia Ahern, P.S. I Love You
  3. “I’m in love with you, and I’m not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things.” – John Green, The Fault in Our Stars
  4. “In vain I have struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.” – Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
  5. “It isn’t possible to love and to part. You will wish that it was. You can transmute love, ignore it, muddle it, but you can never pull it out of you. I know by experience that the poets are right: love is eternal.” – E.M. Forster, A Room with a View
  6. “Love is an untamed force. When we try to control it, it destroys us. When we try to imprison it, it enslaves us. When we try to understand it, it leaves us feeling lost and confused.” – Paulo Coelho
  7. “Once I knew you I never wanted to know anyone else.” — Leo Christopher
  8. “There’s no such thing as the perfect soulmate. If you meet someone and you think they’re perfect, you better run as fast as you can in the other direction, cause your soulmate is the person that pushes all your buttons, pisses you off on a regular basis, and makes you face your shit.” – Madonna
  9. “You don’t love someone because they’re perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they’re not.” – Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper
  10. “Forever is a measure of time used by people who share an ordinary love. Our extraordinary love is immeasurable … for us, forever just won’t do.” —Steve Maraboli
  11. “I saw that you were perfect, and so I loved you. Then I saw that you were not perfect, and I loved you even more.” —Angelita Lim
  12. “Love: Two minds without a single thought.” – Philip Barry
  13. “Our soul mate is the one who makes life come to life.” – Richard Bach
  14. “There is my heart, and then there is you, and I’m not sure there is a difference.” – A.R. Asher

Inspirational Marriage & Relationship Quotes

Whether you’re seeking your soulmate, struggling through a rough patch or just counting down the days until your life as husband and wife will begin, these inspirational relationship quotes prove love has no boundaries and can carry you through if you just open your heart.

  1. “At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.” – Plato
  2. “Don’t ever think I fell for you, or fell over you. I didn’t fall in love; I rose in it.” – Toni Morrison, Jazz
  3. “I swear I couldn’t love you more than I do right now, and yet I know I will tomorrow.” — Leo Christopher
  4. “Love cures people—both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.” — Karl Menninger
  5. “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” – Maya Angelou quotes on love and relationships
  6. “Maybe you don’t need the whole world to love you. Maybe you just need one person.” — Kermit the Frog
  7. “Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.” – Zelda Fitzgerald
  8. “The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard—they must be felt with the heart.” – Helen Keller
  9. “There are dreamers and there are realists in this world. You’d think the dreamers would find the dreamers, and the realists would find the realists, but more often than not, the opposite is true. You see, the dreamers need the realists to keep them from soaring too close to the sun. And the realists? Well, without the dreamers, they might not ever get off the ground.” – Modern Family
  10. “There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.” — George Sand
  11. “Intimacy is the capacity to be rather weird with someone—and finding that that’s ok with them.” — Alain de Botton
  12. “Love grows more tremendously full, swift, poignant, as the years multiply.”— Zane Grey
  13. “The best love is the kind that awakens the soul; that makes us reach for more, that plants the fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. That’s what I hope to give you forever.” — Nicholas Sparks
  14. “There are lots of people who can call you by your name, but there is only one person who can make it sound so special.” – Kim Jarabelo
  15. “Trust is the fruit of a relationship in which you know you are loved.” — William Paul Young

Deep Marriage & Relationship Quotes

We’re not done yet! It’s time to dig deep and discover the words and ideas that strike at the heart of the matter. Which is, of course, the heart. Give these deep relationship quotes about love the time and space to bloom inside of you and enjoy the results!

  1. “All, everything that I understand, I only understand because I love.” — Leo Tolstoy
  2. “For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love.” – Carl Sagan, Contact
  3. “In the flush of love’s light, we dare be brave. And suddenly we see that love costs all we are, and will ever be. Yet it is only love which sets us free.” – Maya Angelou, “Touched by an Angel”
  4. “Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.” – Bruce Lee, “Love Is Like a Friendship Caught on Fire”
  5. “Love is the only gold.” – Alfred Lord Tennyson, Becket
  6. “Love is the only reality and it is not a mere sentiment. It is the ultimate truth that lies at the heart of creation.” – Rabindranath Tagore
  7. “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
  8. “There is no remedy for love but to love more.” – Henry David Thoreau, journal entry
  9. “To love is nothing. To be loved is something. But to love and be loved, that’s everything.” — T. Tolis
  10. “Who, being loved, is poor?” – Oscar Wilde, A Woman of No Importance
  11. “I love you much most beautiful darling more than anyone on the earth and I like you better than everything in the sky.” — E.E. Cummings
  12. “I love you with every beat of my heart.” – Armaan
  13. “I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride; so I love you because I know no other way.” — Pablo Neruda
  14. “I love you, and I will love you until I die, and if there’s a life after that, I’ll love you then.” — Cassandra Clare
  15. “If I know what love is, it is because of you.” — Herman Hesse
  16. “Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.” — Ann Landers
  17. “Love is something eternal; the aspect might change, but not the essence.” — Vincent Van Gogh
  18. “So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.” — Paulo Coelho
  19. “The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.” – Carl Jung
  20. “Unconditional loves really exists in each of us. It is part of our deep inner being. It is not so much an active emotion as a state of being. It’s not ‘I love you’ for this or that reason, not ‘I love you if you love me.’ It’s love for no reason, love without an object.” – Ram Dass
  21. “When it’s time for souls to meet, there’s nothing on earth that can prevent them from meeting, no matter where each may be located. When two hearts are meant for each other, no distance is too far, no time is too long, and no other love can break them apart.” – Jaime Lichauco
  22. “You have bewitched me, body and soul, and I love … I love … I love you. I never wish to be parted from you from this day on.” – Pride and Prejudice
  23. “You’re my reflection, all I see is you.” – Justin Timberlake

Cute Marriage & Relationship Quotes

If you and your one and only make a habit of being playful, silly, and smiling a lot, good for you! Even if you’ve never used quotes before, you’ll love these cute relationship quotes that’ll melt your heart and make you fall head over heels all over again.

  1. “… When I look at you, I can feel it. And… and I look, and I… and I’m home.” – Finding Nemo
  2. “But for now, let me say…without hope or agenda…to me, you are perfect. And my wasted heart will love you.” – Love Actually
  3. “Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads, which sew people together through the years.” — Simone Signoret
  4. “Do you ever put your arms out and just spin and spin and spin? Well, that’s what love is like. Everything inside of you tells you to stop before you fall, but you just keep going.” – Practical Magic
  5. “If I had a flower for every time I thought of you… I could walk through my garden forever.” – Alfred Tennyson
  6. “Love is a game that two can play and both can win.” —Eva Gabor
  7. “Real love stories never have endings.” — Richard Bach
  8. “True love is your soul’s recognition of its counterpart in another.” — Wedding Crashers
  9. “We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.” – Sam Keen, To Love and Be Loved
  10. “You are my greatest adventure.” – The Incredibles
  11. “You are the butter to my bread, and the breath to my life.” – Julia Child
  12. “You. You are my good days.” — F.D. Soul
  13. “Every love story is beautiful, but ours is my favorite.” — Unknown
  14. “How sweet it is to be loved by you.” — “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)” by Marvin Gaye
  15. “I love you begins by I, but it ends up by you.” – Charles de Leusse
  16. “Love that stammers, that stutters, is apt to be the love that loves best.” — Gabriela Mistral

Funny Marriage & Relationship Quotes

Studies show that couples who laugh together stay together. How’s that for #relationshipgoals? If your partner makes you LOL and humor is what connects your hearts, these funny relationship quotes may be the perfect punchlines to keep that humorous spark alive.

  1. “A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance, and tenacity. The order varies for any given year.” — Paul Sweeney
  2. “All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” — Charles Schulz
  3. “Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.” – Albert Einstein
  4. “I love being married. It’s so great to find one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.” — Rita Rudner
  5. “If the whole damn world was to go to the dogs, as long as I had you by my side, y’know, or sittin’ by my side, or layin’ here, by my side, everything’ll be just okay. I’ve been blowing my horn for a lotta years, but lemme tell you somethin’: I ain’t nothin’ without you.” – All in the Family
  6. “Love is too weak a word for what I feel. I luuurve you, you know, I loave you, I luff you, two F’s, yes I have to invent, of course I do, don’t you think I do?” — Annie Hall
  7. “Man may have discovered fire, but women discovered how to play with it.” – Sex and the City
  8. “Remember, we’re madly in love, so it’s alright to kiss me anytime you feel like it.” –The Hunger Games
  9. “She is the only evidence of God I have seen with the exception of the mysterious force that removes one sock from the dryer every time I do my laundry.” – St. Elmo’s Fire
  10. “I love you more than coffee, but please don’t make me prove it.” — Elizabeth Evans

Marriage & Relationship Quotes for Her

Even if you’re one of those guys who tends to keep his feelings tucked inside, trust us—your wife wants you to profess your love in your vows! Having trouble? We’ve got you covered—try these relationship quotes for her to help express your emotions in ways that will melt her heart.

  1. “And when I’m with her, I feel happy to be alive. Like I can do anything.” – Boy Meets World
  2. “Better than I was/more than I am/And all this happened/By taking your hand.” — “It’s Your Love” by Tim McGraw
  3. “But the you who you are tonight is the same you I was in love with yesterday, the you I’ll be in love with tomorrow.” – If I Stay
  4. “He stepped down, trying not to look long at her, as if she were the sun, yet he saw her, like the sun, even without looking.” – Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina
  5. “I want you for always…days, years, eternities.” — Franz Schubert
  6. “I will spend an eternity loving you, caring for you, respecting you, showing you every day that I hold you as high as the stars.” — Steve Maraboli
  7. “Once upon a time there was a boy who loved a girl, and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering.” – Nicole Krauss, The History of Love
  8. “Other men said they have seen angels. But I have seen thee, and thou art enough.” — George Moore
  9. “That’s my sweetheart in there. Wherever she is, that’s where my home is.” – Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook
  10. “The greatest thing you’ll ever learn/Is just to love, and be loved, in return.” – Moulin Rouge
  11. “The most precious possession that ever comes to a man in this world is a woman’s heart.” – Josiah G. Holland
  12. “When I saw you I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew.” — Arrigo Boito
  13. “You make me want to be a better man.” – As Good as It Gets
  14. “Cause all of me loves all of you, loves your curves and all your edges, all your perfect imperfections. Give your all to me, I’ll give my all to you. You’re my end and my beginning, even when I lose I’m winning.” — John Legend
  15. “You are the finest, loveliest, tenderest, and most beautiful person I have ever known and even that is an understatement.” —F. Scott Fitzgerald

Marriage & Relationship Quotes for Him

If you’re finding that you’re at a loss for words when expressing your feelings for your man, get inspired by these relationship quotes for him. Defining your love for your husband is about to get easier to master.

  1. “For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.” — Judy Garland
  2. “I got lost in him, and it was the kind of lost that’s exactly like being found.” — Claire LaZebnik
  3. “In case you ever foolishly forget: I am never not thinking of you.” — Virginia Woolf
  4. “It doesn’t matter if the guy is perfect or the girl is perfect, as long as they are perfect for each other.” – Good Will Hunting
  5. “One day you will kiss a man you can’t breathe without and find that breath is of little consequence.” ? Karen Marie Moning
  6. “Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” – Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights
  7. “Your voice is my favorite sound.” — Unknown
  8. “The very first moment I beheld him, my heart was irrevocably gone.” ? Jane Austen
  9. The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.” — Audrey Hepburn

Long-Distance Marriage & Relationship Quotes

Long-distance relationships are super tough, and things can get a little lonely when your loved one is miles away instead of right by your side, but reunions are always oh-so-sweet! They say absence makes the heart grow fonder, and we definitely agree! These long-distance relationship quotes prove that even when you’re worlds apart, you can still hold the other person’s heart.

  1. “Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.” —Benjamin Franklin
  2. “For the two of us, home isn’t a place. It is a person. And we are finally home.” — Stephanie Perkins
  3. “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying good by so hard.” — A.A. Milne, Winnie The Pooh
  4. “I carry your heart with me (I carry it in my heart.)” — E.E. Cummings
  5. “I think we dream so we don’t have to be apart for so long. If we’re in each other’s dreams, we can be together all the time.” – A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
  6. “If love cannot stand the test of time, then it has failed the test of love.” — Bernard Byer
  7. “It’s enough for me to be sure that you and I exist at this moment.” – Gabriel Garcia Márquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude
  8. “That’s how you know you love someone, I guess, when you can’t experience anything without wishing the other person were there to see it, too.” – Kaui Hart Hemmings, The Descendents
  9. “The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.” – Charles Dickens, The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby
  10. “We were together even when we were apart.” – Shannon A. Thompson, Death Before Daylight
  11. “I believe that two people are connected at the heart, and it doesn’t matter what you do, or who you are or where you live; there are no boundaries or barriers if two people are destined to be together.” — Julia Roberts
  12. “Never above you. Never below you. Always beside you.” — Walter Winchell
  13. “Those that truly love, have roots that grow towards each other underground. And when all the pretty blossoms have fallen from their branches, they find that they are one tree and not two.” — Captain Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis de Bernières

Marriage & Relationship Goals Quotes

Sometimes you come across a quote that exactly sums up your relationship. Whether they remind you of your own bond, or you’re crushing on the feelings they conjure deep inside, these relationship goals quotes will give you serious inspiration.

  1. “A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.” — Mignon McLaughlin
  2. “Affection is when you see someone’s strengths; love is when you accept someone’s flaws.” – One Day  #RelationshipGoals
  3. “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 by Kiersten White
  4. “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” – Lao-Tzu #RelationshipGoals
  5. “I am who I am because of you. You are every reason, every hope, and every dream I’ve ever had.” —The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
  6. “I will follow you, my love, to the edge of all our days, to our very last tomorrows.” ? Atticus Poetry
  7. “Loving is not just looking at each other, it’s looking in the same direction.” — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  8. “Marion and I have not climbed Mount Everest or written a great American novel. But we’ve had the joy of raising two wonderful kids, and watching them and their friends grow up into loving adults. And now, we’re gonna have the pleasure of watching them pass that love onto their children. And I guess no man or woman could ask for anything more.” – Happy Days  #RelationshipGoals
  9. “Our wedding was many years ago. The celebration continues to this day.” — Gene Perret
  10. “To have you in my life is wondrous. Yet all good things, allegedly, come to an end, piffle, says I, for you, undoubtedly, will forever be my lover and best friend.” — John Walter Bratton
  11. “You and I, it’s as though we have been taught to kiss in heaven and sent down to earth together, to see if we know what we were taught.” – Boris Pasternak, Doctor Zhivago #RelationshipGoals
  12. “You are my heart, my life, my one and only thought.” – Arthur Conan Doyle, The White Company #RelationshipGoals
  13. “You are my today and all of my tomorrows.” — Leo Christopher
  14. “You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” – Dr. Seuss #RelationshipGoals
  15. “You meet thousands of people and none of them really touch you. And then you meet one person and your life is changed forever.” – Love & Other Drugs #RelationshipGoals
  16. “Happily ever after is not a fairy tale. It’s a choice.” — Fawn Weaver
  17. “I wish there was a word more than ‘love’ itself to convey what I feel for you.” —Faraaz Kazi
  18. “Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.” — Aristotle
  19. “Your hand touching mine. This is how galaxies collide.” ? Sanober Khan

One-Year Anniversary Quotes

When celebrating one year of marriage, it probably feels like only yesterday you were tying the knot. Use these quotes as inspiration to tell your partner how much this past year has meant to. Along with these quotes, you can talk about your favorite moments throughout your first year of marriage.

  1. “As we grow older together, As we continue to change with age, There is one thing that will never change … I will always keep falling in love with you.” — Karen Clodfelder
  2. “Better than I was, more than I am. And all this happened by taking your hand.” — Unknown
  3. “Grow old with me, the best is yet to be.” — Robert Browning
  4. “I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. I love you not only for what you have made of yourself, but for what you are making of me. I love you for the part of me that you bring out.” — Roy Croft
  5. “I never loved you any more than I do, right this second. And I’ll never love you any less than I do, right this second.” — Kami Garcia
  6. “I swear when our lips touch, I can taste the next sixty years of my life.” — Unknown
  7. “Immature love says: ‘I love you because I need you.’ Mature love says ‘I need you because I love you.’” — Erich Fromm
  8. “Success in marriage does not come merely through finding the right mate, but through being the right mate.” — Barnette R. Brickner

Real Marriage & Relationship Quotes

Not even celebrities can escape sharing their thoughts on their marriages, and these real relationship quotes shared by famous couples show no acting is necessary when it comes to professing their true love.

  1. “Being married is like having somebody permanently in your corner. It feels limitless, not limited.” — Gloria Steinem
  2. “Every once in awhile, I can catch a glimpse of her when she doesn’t see me looking and I have this moment when I’m like, ‘If you never make a good decision, if you only make bad decisions for the rest of your life, you made one really good decision.’ It’s nice to marry your friend, it’s nice to marry your best friend. It suits me.” – Justin Timberlake on The Ellen DeGeneres Show about being married to Jessica Biel
  3. “I knew he would always be my best friend for my whole life. That was the biggest thing to me. I’d never known anything like the friendship that I had with him. I could like him as much as I loved him.” – Blake Lively on husband Ryan Reynolds in an interview with Marie Claire
  4. “I’m not one for vomiting declarations of sentiment out across the airwaves, but when we had that baby, I fell more in love with my wife than I’d ever been in my entire life. I couldn’t even believe it.” – Ryan Reynold on The Late Show with David Letterman about wife Blake Lively
  5. “We support each other in everything that we do and I love seeing her succeed at the things she loves to do and she loves seeing me succeed at things that I love to do. That’s the way you should be with your partner.” – John Legend on Twitter about why his relationship with Chrissy Teigen works

A Marriage & Relationship Quote of Every Occasion

Whether you want to write your own heartfelt vows, tuck a relationship quote under the pillow of your someone special, design your own vow renewal ceremony, inspire yourself to be more loving each day. or add a quote to a toast, you’ve got over 160 quotes to choose from now.

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