When it comes to love, there's a fine line between romantic, profound, erotic, and downright adorable. The following ten cutest quotes about love won't necessarily move anyone to tears or rev up any libidos, but it's a sure bet they will score high in "AWWWWW" factor. They'll also be handy to have bookmarked for when you need to say just the right (and extremely cute) thing at just the right time. Your sweetie won't be able to resist the cute things you say!
These words were written almost two centuries ago as part of a poem called "Homesick in Heaven." The writer was Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., a physician, teacher, reformer, and author, who expressed his simple desire to be back home with his wife and family after weeks of traveling for his work. He expresses perfectly how even when we have to be away, our hearts stay home with the ones we love.
So many Shakespeare love quotations could be considered cute, but this one outdoes them in sheer sigh-worthiness. Its original context, from the less-known play Timon of Athens, was not romantic, but rather one friend vowing loyalty and support to another, and it still has a lot of power when considered that way. In a romantic context, however, it sounds like a vow to put one's beloved first, to get them what they need, to be there for them no matter what. When two lovers put their hearts at each others' service, the possibilities for that love are infinite.
This declaration by 17th-century cleric and writer Jeremy Taylor is essentially the plotline of every teen romance film--and for good reason! Everyone has had the experience of being "friend-zoned" by someone they were crushing on. So when the nerdy girl or the geeky guy are taken for granted once again, we are cheering for that friendship to be set on fire. Even in real life, when we look at the relationships that last, it's always those where each partner can say that the other one is their best friend. There is nothing cuter than two friends who find that fire with each other!
This quote deserves to be said by a desperate man, in a rainstorm, begging a heartbroken woman to give him one more chance. It is actually from a 1930 novel by Hermann Hesse called Narcissus and Goldmund, about a young artist who wanders the world trying to make sense of life, only to end up back where he started with only one thing he is sure of. The great thing about this quote is that it can be said to a romantic partner, but also to a loving parent or loyal friend. We only learn what love is because others have shown it to us!
When Aristotle first wrote this, he was actually referring to a type of love called philia, or the deep love between friends. In our culture, adults don't have this as often as they once did, but most of us can remember our childhood BFF, the one we loved more than our siblings, the one we shared our deepest secrets with or became blood brothers or sisters with. It can apply to romantic love, as well, but the best relationships are based on this kind of friendship. When we see a couple like that, there's no doubt about how cute they are!
Alfred, Lord Tennyson, gives his readers a vivid and poetic image of how often we think of those we love. If every flower is a thought of our loved one, they multiply until there is no end to the garden--of course meaning that we never stop thinking about those we love. If someone we loved said this to us, we'd melt on the spot!
John Adams, second president of the United States, and his wife Abigail were famed for their loving letters written during his long absences in the years of the American Revolution and the founding of the new nation. In fact, because of these letters, their relationship has been studied almost as much as their politics! This quote is taken from an early letter, 1764, in which John complains about all the demands being made on him by others when all he wants is to be with Abigail. The affectionate and passionate love expressed between them makes them one of the cutest couples in history!
Who could resist Jimmy Stewart's adorably dorky come-on to Donna Reed in the 1946 movie It's a Wonderful Life? He's tongue-tied and awkward, but she's into him too, and when he gazes at her intensely and makes the outrageous offer to lasso the moon for her, she cheerfully replies, "I'll take it!" Of course, then he just keeps talking, until a curmudgeonly neighbor shouts, "Why don't you shut up and kiss her already!" They're so cute together in this scene; we're ready for that too!
There is nothing cuter in the world than quoting "The Princess Bride" to your sweetheart! It might seem like death is a morbid subject to link to true love, but in this quote, Westley is gently admonishing Buttercup for giving up faith in their love when she heard he was dead. Not even death, he reminds her, can stop true love. For those who dream of a connection to someone that lasts eternally, like the one Westley and Buttercup have, the promise that even death won't keep true love from winning is very encouraging!
Fans of pop culture, especially the hit sitcom, "The Office", will recognize this cute quote immediately. Michael has fallen in love with temporary HR rep Holly, and when she is assigned to a new office, he creates a list of reasons she should not leave. Apparently, though, he can't read his own writing! The whole quote goes, "Holly, you and I are soup snakes...and the reason is because of the soup that we like to eat...wait no, that doesn't make any sense. Soul mates. You and I are soul mates." "Soup snakes" has become an adorable substitute for "soul mates," so if your special guy or gal tells you you're their soup snake, accept it as their super cute way of saying they want to be with you forever!