Top Ten Tuesday: Quotes About Love

Hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl

For today’s Love Freebie theme, I’ve decided to share ten bookish quotes about love.

Some of them are about romantic love, but others are about the many other types of love that exist: platonic, familial, universal, practical, and more.

I believe this holiday can be used to celebrate all of them if you wish.



1. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches


2. “Love is like the wind, you can’t see it but you can feel it.”
Nicholas Sparks, A Walk to Remember


3. “When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it–always.”
Mahatma Gandhi 


4. “Be the reason someone smiles. Be the reason someone feels loved and believes in the goodness in people.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart


5. “Love doesn’t just sit there, like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; remade all the time, made new.”
Ursula K. Le Guin, The Lathe of Heaven


6. “Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.”
Maya Angelou


7. “How do you spell ‘love’?” – Piglet
“You don’t spell it…you feel it.” – Pooh”
A.A. Milne


8. “To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.”
Oscar Wilde, An Ideal Husband


9. “Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze. ”
Elinor Glyn


10. “There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.”
Vincent Van Gogh



Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! Thank you for visiting our post today.



  1. These are all lovely! The Ursual LeGuin quote is one I haven’t come across before — it’s amazing!

    • Thank you. Yeah, it was new to me as well, and it’s such good description of how to help keep a relationship healthy.

  2. What great quotes! They are perfect for the holiday.

  3. These are lovely quotes! It’s hard to pick a favorite, but I do really love that A.A. Milne one. I went with a quotes post today too.

    Here’s my TTT this week:

  4. Some great quotations there. I like the one from Captain Corelli’s Mandolin about love being what is left when being in love has faded.

  5. I’m so bad in remembering quotes, I haven’t heard of any of these I believe!

  6. I like this idea! These are great quotes too!

  7. Inspiring! I love quotes!

  8. That’s a lovely list.

    Have a great week!

  9. Love that you included a range of types of love

  10. I haven’t read A Walk to Remember but as easy romance reading, I do enjoy reading Nicholas Sparks novels. 🙂 Thanks so much for visiting my website today.

  11. Oh, what beautiful and powerful quotes! Thank you for sharing these!

  12. I love this idea! The Ursula K. Le Guin quote is my favorite.

  13. Some really lovely quotes here. I love the van Gogh one.

  14. These are wonderful quotes, thank you for sharing them! I like the Oscar Wilde quote.

  15. That Elinor Glyn quote is lovely. Thanks for sharing these with us.

  16. I love this topic and all of the quotes you chose!

  17. These are such great quotes, and I love that you chose to do this topic for today’s freebie. Happy Valentine’s Day!

  18. Happy Valentine’s Day!! What a fun idea!!

  19. Those quotes are absolutely lovely, thank you for sharing them <3

  20. Great topic. These are some very lovely quotes. I love the Maya Angelou one!

  21. Beautiful quotes <3. My favorite was the one by Walk to Remember

  22. Ah, great choice of prompt! I love the Ursula Le Guin one especially; she had some very wise thoughts, and that’s one I’ve had written down to remember for a long time.

  23. This is a wonderful topic, and it’s one I haven’t seen yet this week other than yours. The quotes by A.A. Milne and Elinor Glyn were especially meaningful to me, and I really enjoyed all of them. Thank you so much for sharing them this week!

  24. I love all your choice of quotes! Very poignant.

  25. I love the Winnie the Pooh quote <3

    Great idea for this week's freebie 🙂

  26. Great list!

    My favorite:
    “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
    ― Martin Luther King Jr

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