Every couple has its own story and there is no better way to make sense of it than through the words of others.

Here are 100 quotes that reflect on different aspects of a relationship with a special someone, exploring everything from love and heartbreak to joy and friendship.

From the funny to the poignant, let these quotations be your guide in understanding how beautiful yet sometimes tumultuous a ride two individuals can take together.

  1. There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason for madness. – Friedrich Nietzsche
  2. To love someone deeply gives you strength. Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage. – Lao Tzu
  3. A true relationship is two imperfect people refusing to give up on each other. – Unknown
  4. Experts on romance say for a happy marriage there has to be more than passionate love. For a lasting union, they insist, there must be a genuine liking for each other. Which, in my book, is a good definition of friendship. – Marilyn Monroe
  5. There are lots of people who can call you by your name but there is only one person who can make it sound so special. – Kim Jarabelo
  6. Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down. – Oprah Winfrey
  7. It feels good to think about you when I’m warm in bed. I feel as if you’re curled up there beside me, fast asleep. And I think how great it would be if it were true. – Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood
  8. Can’t you see? Every step I have taken since I was that little girl on the bridge, was to bring me closer to you. – Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha
  9. The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves. – Victor Hugo
  10. I’d rather be penniless and with you than be a lonely millionaire. You are all the treasure I will ever really need in this life.
  11. I wasn’t expecting you. I didn’t think that we would end up together. The single most extraordinary thing I’ve ever done with my life is falling in love with you. I’ve never been seen so completely, loved so passionately, and protected so fiercely. – This Is Us
  12. Love is when you sit beside someone doing nothing, yet you feel perfectly happy. – Unknown
  13. The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more, that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. And that’s what you’ve given me. That’s what I’d hoped to give you forever. – Nicholas Sparks
  14. If you remember me, then I don’t care if everyone else forgets. – Haruki Murakami
  15. True love begins when nothing is looked for in return. – Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  16. True love is inexhaustible; the more you give, the more you have. And if you go to draw at the true fountainhead, the more water you draw, the more abundant its flow. – Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  17. True love, especially first love, can be so tumultuous and passionate that it feels like a violent journey. – Holliday Grainger.
  18. 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
  19. True love comes quietly, without banners or flashing lights. If you hear bells, get your ears checked. – Erich Segal
  20. Real love is a permanently self-enlarging experience. – M. Scott Peck.
  21. True love doesn’t happen right away; it’s an ever-growing process. It develops after you’ve gone through many ups and downs, when you’ve suffered together, cried together, and laughed together. – Ricardo Montalban
  22. True love does not only encompass the things that make you feel good, it also holds you to a standard of accountability. – Monica Johnson
  23. True love is when your heart and your mind are saying the same thing. – Leanna L. Bartram
  24. True love is not a strong, fiery, impetuous passion. It is, on the contrary, an element of calm and deep. It looks beyond mere externals and is attracted by qualities alone. It is wise and discriminating, and its devotion is real and abiding. – Ellen G. White
  25. True love is selfless. It is prepared to sacrifice. – Dada Vaswani
  26. True love bears all, endures all, and triumphs! – Dada Vaswani
  27. Real love is the one that makes you forget all the others. – Marty Rubin
  28. Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning, a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, But still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes coals, deep-burning and unquenchable. – Bruce Lee
  29. Real love means remaining truthful, even when you have all the opportunity in the world to hurt someone. – Michael Hayssus
  30. 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
  31. You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams. – Dr. Seuss
  32. Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own. – Robert A. Heinlein
  33. The best thing to hold onto in life is each other. – Audrey Hepburn
  34. I need you like a heart needs a beat. – Unknown
  35. I am who I am because of you. You are every reason, every hope, and every dream I’ve ever had. – The Notebook
  36. If I had a flower for every time I thought of you… I could walk through my garden forever. – Alfred Tennyson
  37. Take my hand, take my whole life too. For I can’t help falling in love with you. – Elvis Presley
  38. 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
  39. You’re the closest to heaven, that I’ll ever be. – Goo Goo Dolls
  40. You are the finest, loveliest, tenderest, and most beautiful person I have ever known and even that is an understatement. – F. Scott Fitzgerald
  41. It’s always better when we’re together. – Jack Johnson
  42. I love you for all that you are, all that you have been, and all that you will be. – Unknown
  43. 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. – When Harry Met Sally
  44. I love you and that’s the beginning and end of everything. – F. Scott Fitzgerald
  45. It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them. – Agatha Christie
  46. Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down. – Oprah Winfrey
  47. Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time. – Maya Angelou
  48. 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
  49. Where there is love there is life. – Mahatma Gandhi
  50. I love her and it is the beginning of everything. – F. Scott Fitzgerald
  51. If you find someone you love in your life, then hang on to that love. – Princess Diana
  52. One of the keys to a successful marriage is separate bathrooms. When he enters my bathroom sometimes I’m like, ‘Why are you in here?’ And he’s like, ‘I live here. Can I enjoy my bathroom, too?’ – Michelle Obama
  53. The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved; loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves. – Victor Hugo
  54. Never love anyone who treats you like you’re ordinary. – Oscar Wilde
  55. My husband secretly lowers the thermostat and I secretly turn it back up. We both vehemently deny touching it. Marriage is fun. – Stephanie Ortiz
  56. Remember that creating a successful marriage is like farming: you have to start over again every morning. – H. Jackson Brown, Jr
  57. Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies. – Aristotle
  58. Passion makes the world go round. Love just makes it a safer place. – Ice-T
  59. 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
  60. That’s why they’re called crushes. If they were easy, they’d call them something else. – Sixteen Candles
  61. Sometimes I catch myself smiling because I am thinking of you.
  62. There are lots of people who can call you by your name but there is only one person who can make it sound so special. – Kim Jarabelo
  63. You know you have found somebody special when they make you laugh and smile all the time.
  64. Even though there is plenty of fish in the sea, you are without a doubt the perfect fit for me.
  65. I think that we’re both good separately, but together, we are even better.
  66. When we are together, the world feels like it is in perfect harmony.
  67. I have loved you since the moment I met you, and I will continue to love you endlessly.
  68. Some people want lots of money and to rule the world. All I want is to have you by my side.
  69.  With you, there is no such thing as a boring day.
  70. Without you, I would be so lost.
  71. I would rather fight with you than make love to anyone else. – The Wedding Date
  72. You changed my world the day I met you and I have never looked back since.
  73. I could start fires with what I feel for you. – David Ramirez
  74. A strong relationship requires choosing to love each other even in those moments when you struggle to like each other. – Anonymous
  75. The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard but must be felt with the heart. – Helen Keller
  76. A perfect couple shares their failures, mistakes, and their successes equally and deal with them all as a team. – Ricardo Derose
  77. Happiness is planning a trip to somewhere new, with someone you love. – Anonymous
  78. To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow – this is a human offering that can border on miraculous. – Elizabeth Gilbert
  79. I thought perfect couples only exist in books and movies, but that changed after I met you. – Anonymous
  80. Relationships last long not because it was destined to be but because two brave people decided to keep fighting for it. – Anonymous
  81. Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope. – Maya Angelou
  82. The best relationship is when you trust each other like best friends and share secrets with each other. – Anonymous
  83. The couples that are meant to be are the ones who go through everything that is meant to tear them apart and come out even stronger than they were before. – Anonymous
  84. 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. – Anonymous
  85. A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person. – Anonymous
  86. One of the best feelings in the world is when you hug someone you love and they hug you back even tighter. – Anonymous
  87. I think the most beautiful thing you could ever experience is finding someone who wants you all. even if your all is a mess. – Anonymous
  88. We are all a little weird and life’s a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love. – Robert Fulghum
  89. A great relationship isn’t when a perfect couple comes together, but when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences. – Anonymous
  90. I believe that two people are connected at heart, and it doesn’t matter what you do, who you are, or where you live; there are no boundaries or barriers if two people are destined to be together. – Julia Roberts
  91. Let there be spaces in your togetherness, And let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. Fill each other’s cups but drink not from one cup. Give one another your bread but eat not from the same loaf. Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone, Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music. Give your hearts, but not into each other’s keeping. For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts. And stand together, yet not too near together: For the pillars of the temple stand apart, And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow. – Khalil Gibran
  92.  If you want a relationship that looks and feels like the most amazing thing on earth, you need to treat it like it is the most amazing thing on earth. – Unknown
  93. When I am with you, I feel perfect. – Unknown
  94. The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed. – Carl Jung
  95. Forever is a long time. But I wouldn’t mind spending it by your side. – Unknown
  96.  The royal road to a man’s heart is to talk to him about the things he treasures most –Dale Carnegie
  97. Sometimes, the only part of my life I’m sure about is the part I share with you. – Unknown
  98. Every time I see you, I fall in love all over again. – Unknown
  99. Life can be strange – a person who once was a stranger across the room is now the love of your life. – Andy Atticus
  100. I have waited for this opportunity for more than half a century, to repeat to you once again my vow of eternal fidelity and everlasting love. – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  101. We loved with a love that was more than love. – Edgar Allan Poe
  102. Love is a choice you make from moment to moment. – Barbara De Angelis

Our exploration into some of the best quotes about couples has come to a close, but what we learned along the way is timeless.

From the reminders about cherishing all moments together to reflecting on how another person can change your life, these quotes offer important and powerful perspectives.

Love comes in many forms, from a strong and lasting bond between two people to a relationship that grows over time, and it’s beautiful to witness.

May our reading have inspired you to appreciate the relationships in your life with an even deeper appreciation and understanding.