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50 Quotes and Poems for Valentine’s Day That Prove Romance Isn’t Dead

A woman's hand holds open a personalized love you book next to her wedding photo.

Romance and the written word go hand in hand. Love letters, Valentine’s Day cards, love poems, custom love books… There’s no end to the words you can use to express the song your heart is singing.

The truth is though, that a text or email can never have the same effect as a hand-written love note or printed dedication. So, check out our list of 50 quotes and poems that are the perfect addition or inspiration for your declaration of love!

Classic Love Poems

The lines that follow have been taken from some of the most beautiful poems in existence. Jot them down as they are or use them as an starting point to bare your heart in a personalized couples book.

She Walks in Beauty – Lord Byron
She walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that’s best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes;
Thus mellowed to that tender light
Which heaven to gaudy day denies.

Yours by Daniel Hoffman
Your love is the weather of my being
what is an island without the sea?

Annabel Lee – Edgar Allan Poe
It was many and many a year ago,
In a kingdom by the sea,
That a maiden there lived whom you may know
By the name of Annabel Lee;
And this maiden she lived with no other thought
Than to love and be loved by me.

How Do I Love Thee – Elizabeth Barrett Browning
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of being and ideal grace.

One Hundred Love Sonnets – Pablo Neruda
I don’t love you as if you were a rose of salt, topaz,
or arrow of carnations that propagate fire:
I love you as one loves certain obscure things,
secretly, between the shadow and the soul.

Why do I love you, Sir? – Emily Dickinson
“Why do I love” You, Sir?
The Wind does not require the Grass
To answer—Wherefore when He pass
She cannot keep Her place.

[i Carry Your Heart With Me(i Carry It In]
E. E. Cummings
i carry your heart with me(i carry it in
my heart)i am never without it(anywhere
i go you go,my dear;and whatever is done
by only me is your doing, my darling)

He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven
W. B. Yeats
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams…

A Red, Red Rose – Robert Burns
O my Luve is like a red, red rose
That’s newly sprung in June;
O my Luve is like the melody
That’s sweetly played in tune.

Sonnet 29 – William Shakespeare
Yet in these thoughts my self almost despising,
Haply I think on thee, and then my state,
Like to the lark at break of day arising
From sullen earth, sings hymns at heaven’s gate;
For thy sweet love remembered such wealth brings
That then I scorn to change my state with kings.

Dear One Absent This Long While Lisa Olstein
Yours is the name the leaves chatter
at the edge of the unrabbited woods

When You Are Old – William Butler Yeats
When you are old and grey and full of sleep,
And nodding by the fire, take down this book,
And slowly read, and dream of the soft look
Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep;

I Love You – Ella Wheeler Wilcox
I love your lips when they’re wet with wine
And red with a wild desire;
I love your eyes when the lovelight lies
Lit with a passionate fire.

Poem to an Unnameable Man Dorothea Lasky
I was wiser too than you had expected
For I knew all along you were mine

Unending Love – Rabindranath Tagore
I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times…
In life after life, in age after age, forever.
My spellbound heart has made and remade the necklace of songs,
That you take as a gift, wear round your neck in your many forms,
In life after life, in age after age, forever

Short Quotes on Love

Poetry a bit too out of your comfort zone? Maybe you need something a little shorter? No worries! Here’s our list of short quotes sure to fit on the page of a custom book or Valentine’s Day card!

  • “All my life, my heart has yearned for a thing I cannot name.” – Andre Breton
  • “I would rather share one lifetime with you than face all the ages of this world alone.”
    J. R. R. Tolkien
  • “If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk through my garden forever.”
    Alfred Tennyson
  • “If you work through the tough times, the respect and love that you feel deepens.”
    Barack Obama
  • “Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.”
    Zelda Fitzgerald
  • “If you love them in the morning with their eyes full of crust; if you love them at night with their hair full of rollers, chances are, you’re in love.”
    Miles Davis
  • “To love at all is to be vulnerable.” – C.S. Lewis
  • “All that you are is all that I’ll ever need.” – Ed Sheeran
  • “All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and the doesn’t hurt.” – Charles M. Schulz
  • “Being married is like having somebody permanently in your corner. It feels limitless, not limited.” – Gloria Steinem
  • “Loved you yesterday, love your still, always have, always will.” – Elaine Davis
  • “I don’t go by the rule book… I lead from the heart, not the head.” – Princess Diana
  • “You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” – Dr Seuss
  • “Love is the greatest refreshment in life.” – Pablo Picasso
  • “Each time you love, love as deeply as if it were forever.” – Audre Lorde
  • “When you love someone, you love the whole person as he or she is, and not as you would like them to be.” – Leo Tolstoy
  • “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
  • “I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.” – Paulo Coelho
  • “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
  • “Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.” – Oscar Wilde
  • “Your flaws are perfect for the heart that’s meant to love you.” – Trent Shelton
  • “The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.” – Audrey Hepburn
  • “Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back.” – Plato
  • “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.” – Winnie the Pooh
  • “If you remember me, then I don’t care if everyone else forgets.” – Haruki Murakami
  • “If I know what love is, it is because of you.” – Hermann Hesse
  • “Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.” – Aristotle
  • “Life is the flower for which love is the honey.” – Victor Hugo
  • “To love and be loved is to the feel the sun from both sides.” – David Viscott
  • “You are my heart, my life, my one and only thought.” – Arthur Conan Doyle
  • “Love is friendship that has caught on fire.” – Ann Landers
  • “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” – Maya Angelou
  • “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
  • “You can’t blame gravity for falling in love.” – Albert Einstein
  • “Loving is not just looking at each other, it’s looking in the same direction.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  • “I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.” – Jane Austen

A Carefully Chosen Gift to Match Such Carefully Chosen Words

Finding the right words is only half the battle. Now that you’ve found them, you need the right way to present them to your special someone.

Fortunately, Hooray Heroes has got the answer! Personalized Valentine’s Day cards and custom books for all couples that have plenty of space for you to write your own message!

For those on a tight budget, we’ve also created the most amazing, customized Love Coupons and mobile wallpaper! The best part? Both are 100% FREE!

Don’t mince words when it comes to the one you love and make this Valentine’s Day one they’ll never forget.

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All the best from Hooray Heroes!