8 Books Filled with Heartfelt Quotes About Romantic Love

By Beth Braccio Hering

Romantic love stirs up some of the most wonderful, intense feelings anybody will ever experience. But whether you’re in the dizzying first stages of love or have built a seasoned relationship, putting these powerful emotions into words isn’t always easy.

When wishing to express what’s in your heart to your special someone or looking to better understand for yourself how love transforms the world, quotes succinctly articulate this complex concept. Check out the following books of sentiments that are perfect for sharing or reflecting.

501 Quotes about Love: Funny, Inspirational, and Romantic Quotes (Volume 1)

By M. Prefontaine

Buy It: $5.99

Talk about a range of quotes and authors! Whether you’re seeking profound observation or simply a smile, you’ll enjoy reading sentiments such as, “A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality” (John Lennon) and “Life is the flower for which love is the honey” (Victor Hugo).

 Love Quotes: For Inspired Relationships

By TheQuoteWell

Buy It: $7.99

Citing everyone from William Shakespeare to Marilyn Monroe, this 100+-page book brings together quotes as diverse as love itself. Sentiments run the gamut from expressing what’s already in your heart to providing ideals to which your relationship can aspire.

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

The Book of Love: Daily Quotes for Lovers

By Creative Minds

Buy It: $10.99

With a quote for every day of the year, this paperback provides a beautiful start to the morning or a comforting last thought before bed. Contributions come from a variety of sources, including poetry, movies, and philosophy. Here are two sample gems: “I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once” (John Green, The Fault in Our Stars) and “Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction” (Antoine de Saint-Exupery).

Love: Selected Quotations

By Paulo Coelho

Buy It: $12.82

This book collects inspirational sentiments from works by this internationally treasured author and combines them with breathtaking artwork on high-quality, glossy paper to provide a delightful reading experience. Some gems from Coelho’s The Alchemist include: “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” and “You will never be able to escape from your heart. So it’s better to listen to what it has to say.”

Writers on . . . Love

By Amelia Carruthers

Buy It: $15.45

Some of the world’s most influential writers offer their wisdom and observations on the subject of love in this 144-page collection of romantic quotes, poems, and love letters.

Sample quote: “It’s difficult to know at what moment love begins; it is less difficult to know that it has begun.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Daily Love: 365 Days of Celebration

By National Geographic

Buy It: $5.99

Subtitled Photos and Wisdom to Boost Your Spirits, this book combines stunning pictures of people, animals, and nature with thoughtful quotes to provide a daily dose of reflection about love.

Sample quote: “If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart. I’ll stay there forever.” – A.A. Milne

Love: Quotes and Passages from the Heart

By B.C. Aronson

Buy It: $11.59

Reviewers tout this hardcover as perfect for hopeless romantics. And with quotes from Miss Piggy and Agatha Christie to Lord Byron and Oscar Wilde, it has a bit of something for everyone.

Sample quotes: “True love is like ghosts, which everybody talks about and few have seen.” –Francois, Duc de La Rochefoucauld

“Falling in love consists merely in uncorking the imagination and bottling the common-sense” – Helen Rowland

The Little Book of Love: Heart and Soul

By Tiddy Rowan

Buy It: $12.94

In addition to great quotes, this hardcover provides insight into things such as the origins of Valentine’s Day and the plethora of terms the ancient Greeks employed to describe love.

Sample quotes: “One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love.” – Sophocles

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