These 135 Love Messages Are Perfect for Sending to That Someone Special

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There are endless ways to show love to that special person in your life. If their love language is gifts, you can always surprise your S.O. with a thoughtful present to show you care. If they're all about physical touch, then a loving back massage or tight squeeze can mean even more than words. However, for those whose love language is words of affirmation, nothing says "I love you" quite like a romantic message. From quick texts to handwritten notes, love messages for him and her can take many forms, and they can really put a smile on the face of your better half.

Maybe you and your partner are away from each other for most of the day and you want to send a text that tells them they're on your mind. Perhaps you're about to leave for a long trip and want to leave a note for them to discover when they're missing you most. Whatever the case, these romantic love messages are ideal for sending to your boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, wife, partner, or anyone else who makes your heart flutter when "I love you" just doesn't feel like enough. Go ahead — send one of these sweet love quotes on Valentine's Day, your anniversary, their birthday, or whenever you feel like showing some love.

Short Love Messages for Him

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  • "I know by experience that the poets are right: love is eternal." — E.M. Forster

  • "Love isn't something you find. Love is something that finds you." — Loretta Young

  • "Love grows more tremendously full, swift, poignant, as the years multiply." — Zane Grey

  • "Absence is to love as wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small and kindles the great." — Roger de Bussy-Rabutin

  • "Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage." — Lao Tzu

  • "To love is to recognize yourself in another." — Eckhart Tolle

  • "Your flaws are perfect for the heart that's meant to love you." — Trent Shelton

  • "Love is when the other person's happiness is more important than your own." — H. Jackson Brown Jr.

  • "Your words are my food, your breath is my wine. You are everything to me." — Sarah Bernhardt

  • "I've tried so many times to think of a new way to say it, and it's still I love you." — Zelda Fitzgerald

  • "I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you." — Roy Croft

  • "To get the full value of joy, you must have someone to divide it with." — Mark Twain

  • "Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies." — Aristotle

  • "We are most alive when we're in love." — John Updike

  • "There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness." — Friedrich Nietzsche

  • "I love being married. It's so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life." — Rita Rudner

  • "Love is a friendship set to music." — Joseph Campbell

Short Love Messages for Her

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  • "Ever thine. Ever mine. Ever ours." — Ludwig van Beethoven

  • "Never above you. Never below you. Always beside you." — Walter Winchell

  • "True love stories never have endings." — Richard Bach

  • "There is only one happiness in this life: to love and be loved." — George Sand

  • "Love never gives up." — 1 Corinthians 13:7

  • "Where we love is home – home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts." — Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

  • "At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet." — Plato

  • "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

  • "Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be." — Robert Browning

  • "I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the astonishing light of your own being." — Hafiz of Shiraz

  • "Every atom of your flesh is as dear to me as my own: in pain and sickness it would still be dear." — Charlotte Brontë

  • "No matter where I went, I always knew my way back to you. You are my compass star." — Diana Peterfreund

  • "Where there is great love, there are always miracles." — Willa Cather

  • "Life is the flower for which love is the honey." — Victor Hugo

  • "I am in you and you in me, mutual in divine love." – William Blake

  • "We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly." — Sam Keen

  • "The most precious possession that ever comes to a man in this world is a woman's heart." — Josiah G. Holland

Long Love Messages for Him

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  • "Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction." — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

  • "When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better, too." — Paulo Coelho

  • "True love is eternal, infinite, and always like itself. It is equal and pure, without violent demonstrations: it is seen with white hairs and is always young in the heart." — Honore de Balzac

  • "The cure for all the ills and wrongs, the cares, the sorrows, and the crimes of humanity, all lie in the one word 'love'. It is the divine vitality that everywhere produces and restores life." — Lydia M. Child

  • "The truth is that there is only one terminal dignity: love. And the story of a love is not important — what is important is that one is capable of love. It is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity." — Helen Hayes

  • "I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death." — Robert Fulghum

  • "Love feels no burden, thinks nothing of trouble, attempts what is above its strength, pleads no excuse of impossibility; for it thinks all things lawful for itself, and all things possible." — Thomas à Kempis

  • "When you love a man, he becomes more than a body. His physical limbs expand, and his outline recedes, vanishes. He is rich and sweet and right. He is part of the world, the atmosphere, the blue sky and the blue water." — Gwendolyn Brooks

  • "There is no more lovely, friendly, and charming relationship, communion, or company than a good marriage." — Martin Luther

  • "Those who have never known the deep intimacy and the intense companionship of mutual love have missed the best thing that life has to give." — Bertrand Russell

  • "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

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

  • "Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity." — Henry van Dyke

  • "A soulmate 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

  • "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." — Elizabeth Barrett Browning

  • "You don't love someone for their looks, or their clothes or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear." — Oscar Wilde

  • "The real lover is the man who can thrill you by kissing your forehead or smiling into your eyes or just staring into space." — Marilyn Monroe

Long Love Messages for Her

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  • "To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow — this is a human offering that can border on miraculous." — Elizabeth Gilbert

  • "A man reserves his true and deepest love not for the species of woman in whose company he finds himself electrified and enkindled, but for that one in whose company he may feel tenderly drowsy." — George Jean Nathan

  • "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

  • "The moment you have in your heart this extraordinary thing called love and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstasy of it, you will discover that for you the world is transformed." — Jiddu Krishnamurti

  • "In our life there is a single color, as on an artist's palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love." — Marc Chagall

  • "When you're in love you never really know whether your elation comes from the qualities of the one you love, or if it attributes them to her; whether the light which surrounds her like a halo comes from you, from her, or from the meeting of your sparks." — Natalie Clifford Barney

  • "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

  • "The secret of a happy marriage is finding the right person. You know they're right if you love to be with them all the time." — Julia Child

  • "Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible — it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could." — Barbara De Angelis

  • "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 don't know any other way of loving." — Pablo Neruda

  • "People think a soulmate is your perfect fit, and that's what everyone wants. But a true soulmate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life." — Elizabeth Gilbert

  • "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." — Nora Ephron

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

  • "We simply can't abandon ship every time we encounter a storm. Real love is about weathering the terms of life together." — Seth Adam Smith

  • "Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get — only with what you are expecting to give — which is everything." — Katharine Hepburn

  • "Being married is like having somebody permanently in your corner. It feels limitless, not limited." — Gloria Steinem

  • "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

Romantic Love Messages for Him

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  • "Don't ever think I fell for you, or fell over you. I didn't fall in love; I rose in it." — Toni Morrison

  • "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

  • "Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze." — Elinor Glyn

  • "A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person." — Mignon McLaughlin

  • "Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own." — Robert A. Heinlein

  • "Love is something eternal; the aspect may change, but not the essence." — Vincent van Gogh

  • "Sometimes I can't see myself when I'm with you. I only just see you." — Jodi Lynn Anderson

  • "As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable." — Bruce Lee

  • "Love doesn't make the world go 'round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile." — Franklin P. Jones

  • "To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides." — David Viscott

  • "When I saw you I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew." ― Arrigo Boito

  • "I swear I couldn't love you more than I do right now, and yet I know I will tomorrow." – Leo Christopher

  • "Love is when he gives you a piece of your soul that you never knew was missing." — Torquato Tasso

  • "Come live in my heart and pay no rent." — Samuel Lover

  • "I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times, in life after life, in age after age forever." — Rabindranath Tagore

  • "I would rather share one lifetime with you than face all the ages of this world alone." – J.R.R Tolkien

  • "The water shines only by the sun. And it is you who are my sun." — Charles de Leusse

Romantic Love Messages for Her

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  • "You are the finest, loveliest, tenderest, and most beautiful person I have ever known — and even that is an understatement." — F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • "If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk through my garden forever." — Alfred Tennyson

  • "You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams." — Dr. Seuss

  • "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

  • "If one day the moon calls you by your name don't be surprised, because every night I tell her about you." — Shahrazad al-Khalij

  • "It was love at first sight, at last sight, at ever and ever sight." ― Vladimir Nabokov

  • "Your love shines in my heart as the sun that shines upon the earth." — Eleanor Di Guillo

  • "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

  • "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." — Ian McEwan

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

  • "What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined for life." — George Eliot

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

  • "There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart." — Mahatma Gandhi

  • "If I had but an hour of love, if that be all that is given me, an hour of love upon this earth, I would give my love to thee." — Alice Sebold

  • "Sometimes your nearness takes my breath away; and all the things I want to say can find no voice. Then, in silence, I can only hope my eyes will speak my heart." — Robert Sexton

  • "Each day I love you more, today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow." – Rosemonde Gérard

  • "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." — Kiersten White

Love Text Messages for Him

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  • "Loved you yesterday, love you still, always have, always will." — Elaine Davis

  • "My heart is and always will be yours." — Jane Austen

  • "Morning without you is a dwindled dawn." — Emily Dickinson

  • "I want you today, tomorrow, next week and for the rest of my life." — I.A. Dice

  • "In case you ever foolishly forget, I'm never not thinking of you." — Virginia Woolf

  • "All of me loves all of you." — John Legend

  • "Everything I do, I do it for you." — Bryan Adams

  • "No matter where I go, or what I do, I'm thinking of you." — Dierks Bentley

  • "My soul and your soul are forever tangled." — N. R. Hart

  • "You're nothing short of my everything." — Ralph Block

  • "You are the best thing that's ever been mine." — Taylor Swift

  • "I never want to stop making memories with you." — Pierre Jeanty

  • "In short I will part with anything for you but you." — Mary Wortley Montagu

  • "With our love, we could save the world." — George Harrison

  • "'I love you'" begins by I, but it ends up by you." — Charles de Leusse

  • "I love you more than my own skin." — Frida Kahlo

  • "I do love nothing in the world so well as you." — Much Ado About Nothing

Love Text Messages for Her

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  • "You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how." — Gone With the Wind

  • "Each time you happen to me all over again." — Edith Wharton

  • "My night has become a sunny dawn because of you." — Ibn Abbad

  • "You are my sun, my moon and all my stars." — E. E. Cummings

  • "To me, you are perfect." — Love Actually

  • "It's enough for me to be sure that you and I exist at this moment." — Gabriel Garcia Márquez

  • "When I look into your eyes, I know I have found the mirror of my soul." — Joey W. Hill

  • "I need you like a heart needs a beat." — One Republic

  • "It's always better when we're together." — Jack Johnson

  • "You call it madness, but I call it love." — Don Byas

  • "When you look at me, when you think of me, I am in paradise." — William Makepeace Thackeray

  • "The day my life changed forever… The day I first saw you." — The Longest Ride

  • "I love you — I am at rest with you — I have come home." — Dorothy L. Sayers

  • "You are my greatest adventure." — The Incredibles

  • "If I know what love is, it is because of you." — Hermann Hesse

  • "Our love cannot be measured; it just is." — John Paul Stevens

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