Passionate Love Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old passionate love quotes, passionate love sayings, and passionate love proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Let men tremble to win the hand of woman, unless they win along with it the utmost passion of her heart. Nathaniel Hawthorne
Only I discern / Infinite passion, and the pain / Of finite hearts that yearn. Robert Browning
I am my beloved's, and his desire is toward me. Holy Bible (Song of Solomon)
The soul will take that love and put it where it can best be used. Emmanuel
If passion drives, let reason hold the reins. Benjamin Franklin
Love of you holds me back, / and I can't loosen it at all . . . . Ancient Egyptian song
I did not set my traps today; love of you has thus entrapped me. Ancient Egyptian song
Love is the most terrible, and also the most generous of the passions; it is the only one which includes in its dreams the happiness of someone else. Alphonse Karr
Passion makes idiots of the cleverest men, and makes the biggest idiots clever. François Duc de La Rochefoucauld
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
You know that when I hate you, it is because I love you to a point of passion that unhinges my soul. Julie de Lespinasse
Love is much like a wild rose, beautiful and calm, but willing to draw blood in its defense. Mark Overby
When love is not madness it is not love. Pedro Calderon de la Barca
Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart and the senses. Lao Tzu
The more I give to thee, the more I have, for both are infinite. William Shakespeare
Love is as much of an object as an obsession, everybody wants it, everybody seeks it, but few ever achieve it, those who do will cherish it, be lost in it, and among all, never... never forget it. Curtis Judalet
Half—the most beautiful half—of life is hidden from him who has not loved passionately. Stendhal
Not the artful postures of love, but love that overthrows life. Unbiddable, ungovernable, like a riot in the heart, and nothing to be done, come ruin or rapture. Viola De Lesseps
One hour of right-down love is worth an age of dully living on. Aphra Behn
I am in love and I want to grow pale; I am in love and I want to suffer; I am in love, and I give away my genius in exchange for a kiss. Alfred De Musset
What kind of business is this? The bed is hard and the covers / Will not stay in their place; I thrash and I toss, and I turn / All the long night through, till my bones are utterly weary. / What's the matter with me? Am I a victim of love? Ovid
Love has unbound my limbs and set me shaking, / A monster bitter sweet and my unmaking. Sappho
His eyes were rolling in (heir sockets, and his face had taken on the colour and expression of a devout tomato. I could see that he loved her like a thousand bricks. P. G. Wodehouse
You fear, sometimes, I do not love you so much as you wish? My dear Girl, I love you ever and ever and without reserve. The more I have known you the more have I loved. In every way — even my jealousies have been agonies of Love, in the hottest fit I ever had I would have died for you. John Keats
If only the strength of the love that people feel when it is reciprocated could be as intense and obsessive as the love we feel when it is not; then marriages would be truly made in heaven. Ben Elton
However it is debased or misinterpreted, love is a redemptive feature. To focus on one individual so that their desires become superior to yours is a very cleansing experience. Jeanette Winterson
Love is the poetry of the senses. Honoré de Balzac
He felt now that he was not simply close to her, but that he did not know where he ended and she began. Leo Tolstoy
Love (understood as the desire of good for another) is in fact so unnatural a phenomenon that it can scarcely repeat itself, the soul being unable to become virgin again and not having energy enough to cast itself out again into the ocean of another's soul. James Joyce
How did it happen that their lips came together? How does it happen that birds sing, that snow melts, that the rose unfolds, that the dawn whitens behind the stark shapes of trees on the quivering summit of the hill? A kiss, and all was said. Victor Hugo