135 Best Affection Quotes For Love And Romance

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Love and affection come in a million shapes and sizes, and if you're looking for romantic things to write in a card for her or affectionate quotes for him, you've come to the right place.

Each of us is looking for our soulmates. If you have been fortunate enough to find yours, here are some quotes on affection and love and some 'I need affection' quotes that you can send to them.

Affection is a deep and passionate feeling, it is something that has to be felt to understand. True affection is tender, full of respect and patience. If you like this piece about love and affection, also check out [Beloved Quotes] and [First Love Quotes].

Endearment Quotes For Your Partner

Your heart belongs to the one.

Here are some love quotes that will express your endearment to your favorite human being.

1.“When you love someone, you end up caring about each person they love. When you hate someone, you end up caring about every single person who hates them.”

― Mokokoma Mokhonoana.

2.“I love my baby like the finest wine, I'll stick with her until the end of time.”

― Stevie Ray Vaughan.

3.“Annoyances are strangely not so annoying when the person responsible has endeared himself to you.”

― Richelle E. Goodrich.

4.“Sweetheart, darling, dearest, it was funny to think that these endearments, which used to sound exceedingly sentimental in movies and books, now held great importance, simple but true verbal affirmations of how they felt for each other.”

― E.A. Bucchianeri.

5.“You were like reading a good novel. The kind where you wanted to turn every page, & never put it down... And absorb every second.”

― Trevor Driggers.

6.“It was love at first sight, at last sight, at ever and ever sight.”

― Vladimir Nabokov.

7."A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person."

― Mignon McLaughlin.

8.“Love is so short, forgetting is so long.”

― Pablo Neruda.

9.“Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, and therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.”

― William Shakespeare.

10.“At first, I saw you everywhere. Now only in certain things, at longer intervals.”

― Louise Glück.

11."I believe it's important that we use names of endearment that reflect a special feeling for the individual involved."

- Zig Ziglar.

12.“An honorable human relationship – that is, one in which two people have the right to use the word 'love' – is a process, delicate, violent, often terrifying to both persons involved, a process of refining the truths they can tell each other.”

― Adrienne Rich.

13.“So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.”

― Paulo Coelho.

14."Maybe I'm damned if I do, but with every other beat I got left in my heart, you know I'd rather be damned with you."

― Meat Loaf.

15.“To love another person is to see the face of God.”

― Victor Hugo.

16."I'm in love with you, and I'm not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things. ”

― John Green.

17."Isn’t the most sensitive point of this mourning the fact that I must lose a language — the amorous language? No more ‘I love you’s."

― Roland Barthes.

18.“There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.”

― Sarah Dessen.

19.“Love is not vain because it is frustrating, but because it is fulfilled. The people we love turn to ashes when we possess them.”

Marcel Proust.

20.“You are, and always have been, my dream.”

― Nicholas Sparks.

21.“Trust your heart if the seas catch fire, live by love though the stars walk backward.”

―  E.E. Cummings.

22.“I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where.”

― Pablo Neruda.

23.“I do not know what it is about you that closes and opens; only something in me understands, the voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses.”

―  E.E. Cummings.

24."The only heaven I'll be sent to is when I'm alone with you."

― Hozier.

25.“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”

― Lao Tzu.

Romantic Utterances To Remember For Life

We present to you these affection and love quotes, or showing-affection quotes that you can dedicate to your soulmate.

26.“Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn't it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up.”

― Neil Gaiman.

27.“My heart is lost; the beasts have eaten it.”

― Charles Baudelaire.

28."I encounter millions of bodies in my life; of these millions, I may desire some hundreds; but of these hundreds, I love only one."

― Roland Barthes.

29.“There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.”

― Sarah Dessen.

30.“Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal.”

― C.S. Lewis.

31.“Intense love always leads to mourning.”

― Louise Gluck.

32.“You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”

― Dr. Seuss.

33.“Love is always patient and kind. It is never jealous. Love is never boastful or conceited. It is never rude or selfish.”

Anonymous, Holy Bible.

34.“Two people in love, alone, isolated from the world, that's beautiful.”

Milan Kundera.

35.“We accept the love we think we deserve.”

― Stephen Chbosky, 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower'.

36.“We loved with a love that was more than love.”

― Edgar Allen Poe.

37.“As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.”

― John Green, 'The Fault in Our Stars'.

38.“Dumbledore watched her fly away, and as her silvery glow faded he turned back to Snape, and his eyes were full of tears. 'After all this time?'

'Always,' said Snape.”

― J.K. Rowling, 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows'.

39.“Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.”

Zelda Fitzgerald.

40.“Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around.”

― Bob Marley.

Inspirational Quotes For Hard Days

You would like all these inspirational love quotes and top affection quotes we have compiled. These inspirational quotes about affection and loving affection quotes will make you feel loved and get you through tough times when you're in need of affection.

41.“They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world: someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.”

― Tom Bodett.

42.“Hearts are made to be broken.”

― Oscar Wilde.

43.“I would rather die of passion than of boredom.”

Vincent Van Gogh.

44.“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”

― Martin Luther King Jr.

45.“I think it is all a matter of love; the more you love a memory the stronger and stranger it becomes.”

― Vladimir Nabokov.

46.“Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.”

― William Shakespeare.

47.“I would always rather be happy than dignified.”

― Charlotte Brontë.

48.“They say nothing lasts forever but they're just scared it will last longer than they can love it.”

― Ocean Vuong.

49.“It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.”

― Andre Gide.

50."Love, at first sight, is hypnosis."

― Roland Barthes.

51.“It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.”

― Friedrich Nietzsche.

52.“Desire makes everything blossom; possession makes everything wither and fade. ”

― Marcel Proust.

53.“The opposite of love does not hate, it's indifference.”

― Elie Wiesel.

54.“If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain.”

― Emily Dickinson.

55.“You don't love someone because they're perfect, you love them even though they're not.”

― Jodi Picoult.

56.“Blessed are those who break off from separateness, theirs is wild heaven.”

― Jean Valentine.

57.“Love is like the wind, you can't see it but you can feel it.”

― Nicholas Sparks.

58.“Some women inspire you with the desire to conquer them and to take your pleasure of them, but this one fills you only with the desire to die slowly beneath her gaze.”

― Charles Baudelaire.

59.“A true soul mate is probably the most important person you'll ever meet because they tear down your walls and smack you awake.”

― Elizabeth Gilbert.

60.“There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance.”

― John Lennon.

61.“Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.”

― Robert A. Heinlein.

62.“Time, which changes people, does not alter the image we have of them.”

― Marcel Proust.

63.“If I had a flower for every time I thought of you...I could walk through my garden forever.”

― Alfred Tennyson.

64."'I can’t get to know you' means 'I shall never know what you really think of me.' I cannot decipher you because I do not know how you decipher me."

― Roland Barthes.

65.“I would die for you. But I won't live for you.”

― Stephen Chbosky.

66.“Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don't know how to replenish its source.”

― Anais Nin.

67.“I have decided to stick to love...Hate is too great a burden to bear.”

― Martin Luther King Jr.

68.“A guy and a girl can be just friends, but at one point or another, they will fall for each other...Maybe temporarily, maybe at the wrong time, maybe too late, or maybe forever”

― Dave Matthews Band.

69.“Never love anyone who treats you like you're ordinary.”

― Oscar Wilde.

70.“From the beginning of time, in childhood, I thought that pain meant I was not loved. It meant I loved.”

― Louise Gluck.

71.“When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.”

― Paulo Coelho.

72.“Let all of life be an unfettered howl. Like the crowd greeting the gladiator. Don't stop to think, don't interrupt the scream, exhale, release life's rapture.”

― Vladimir Nabokov.

73.“The world is indeed full of peril, and in it, there are many dark places; but still, there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien.

74.“The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and others. And having no respect he ceases to love.”

― Fyodor Dostoevsky.

75.“Where there is love there is life.”

― Mahatma Gandhi.

Love Quotes For Him

Your lover will hand-hold you through ups and down.

Your partner needs you to re-affirm your love with an affection quote sometimes. Look no further because we have collected all of the top love and affection quotes for him.

76.“ look at me like an emergency.”

― Adrienne Rich.

77."What I hide by my language, my body utters. I can deliberately mold my message, not my voice."

― Roland Barthes.

78.“We’re all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness—and call it love—true love.”

― Robert Fulghum.

79.“Love is a striking example of how little reality means to us.”

― Marcel Proust.

80.“I dwell in possibility…”

― Emily Dickinson.

81.“There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.”

Jane Austen.

82.“Love, the poet said, is woman's whole existence.”

― Virginia Woolf.

83.“We fell in love, despite our differences, and once we did, something rare and beautiful was created. For me, love like that has only happened once, and that's why every minute we spent together has been seared in my memory. I'll never forget a single moment of it.”

― Nicholas Sparks.

84.“And nothing's wrong when nothing's true, But I live in a hologram with you.”

― Lorde.

85.“I freed him, he freed me.”

― Sharon Olds.

86.“He’s not perfect. You aren’t either, and the two of you will never be perfect.”

― Bob Marley.

87.“Love me a little. I adore you.”

― Frida Kahlo.

88."I don’t want gemstones or gold. I have those things already. I want…a steady hand. A kind soul. I want to fall asleep, and wake, knowing my heart is safe. I want to love, and be loved.”

― Shana Abe.

89.“The more I know of the world, the more I am convinced that I shall never see a man whom I can really love. I require so much!”

― Jane Austen.

90.“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.

91.“The only thing worse than a boy who hates you: a boy that loves you.”

― Markus Zusak.

92.“'You could have had anything else in the world, and you asked for me.' She smiled up at him.'But I don't want anything else in the world.'”

― Cassandra Clare.

93.“The real lover is the man who can thrill you by kissing your forehead or smiling into your eyes or just staring into space.”

― Marilyn Monroe.

94.“There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.”

― George Sand.

95.“A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment.”

― Jane Austen.

96"...perhaps we shall never see each other again; perhaps we shall meet again but fail to recognize each other: our exposure to different seas and suns has changed us."

― Roland Barthes.

97.“I dreamed what you dreamed, wanted what you wanted--and then I realized that truly I just wanted you.”

Cassandra Clare.

98.“I've been making a list of the things they don't teach you at school. They don't teach you how to love somebody.”

― Neil Gaiman.

99.“I touch you knowing we weren't born tomorrow, and somehow, each of us will help the other life, and somewhere, each of us must help the other die.”

― Adrienne Rich.

100.“I no longer believed in the idea of soul mates, or love at first sight. But I was beginning to believe that a very few times in your life if you were lucky, you might meet someone who was exactly right for you.”

― Lisa Kleypas.

101.“Why love what you will lose? There is nothing else to love.”

― Louise Glück.

102.“Just when you think it can't get any worse, it can. And just when you think it can't get any better, it can.”

― Nicholas Sparks.

103.“I have a history of making decisions very quickly about men. Many times in romance I have been a victim of my own optimism.”

― Elizabeth Gilbert.

104.“He's more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.”

― Emily Brontë, 'Wuthering Heights'.

105.“Love is needing someone. Love is putting up with someone's bad qualities because they somehow complete you.”

― Sarah Dessen.

Love And Affection Quotes For Her

Women need to be told that they are loved. Here are some affectionate phrases and affectionate quotes for her to let your affection for her be known.

106.“We loved each other with a premature love, marked by a fierceness that so often destroys adult lives.”

― Vladimir Nabokov.

107.“Once upon a time, there was a boy who loved a girl, and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering.”

― Nicole Krauss.

108.“'And now I’m looking at you,' he said, 'and you’re asking me if I still want you as if I could stop loving you. As if I would want to give up the thing that makes me stronger than anything else ever has.'”

― Cassandra Clare.

109.“Sometimes being offered tenderness feels like the very proof that you've been ruined.”

― Ocean Vuong.

110. "What I hide by my language, my body utters. I can deliberately mold my message, not my voice."

― Roland Barthes.

111.“You are my best friend as well as my lover, and I do not know which side of you I enjoy the most. I treasure each side, just as I have treasured our life together.”

― Nicholas Sparks.

112.“Let us leave pretty women to men with no imagination.”

― Marcel Proust.

113.“The most beautiful part of your body is where it’s headed.”

― Ocean Vuong.

114.“'And so the lion fell in love with the lamb…' he murmured. I looked away, hiding my eyes as I thrilled to the word.”

― Stephenie Meyer.

115.“I carry your heart with me ...anywhere I go you go, my dear; and whatever is done by only me is your doing, my darling”

― E.E. Cummings.

116."Language is a skin: I rub my language against the other. It is as if I had words instead of fingers, or fingers at the tip of my words. My language trembles with desire."

― Roland Barthes.

117. "Would things be easier if there was a right way? Honey, there is no right way."

― Hozier.

118.“One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.”

Paulo Coelho.

119.“You are the knife I turn inside myself; that is love. That, my dear, is love.”

― Franz Kafka.

120.“I love you the more in that I believe you had liked me for my own sake and nothing else.”

― John Keats.

121.“Eleanor was right. She never looked nice. She looked like art, and art wasn't supposed to look nice; it was supposed to make you feel something.”

― Rainbow Rowell.

122.“Unless you love someone, nothing else makes sense.”

― E.E Cummings.

123.“I was made and meant to look for you and wait for you and become yours forever.”

― Robert Browning.

124.“Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love.”

― Rainer Maria Rilke.

125.“When you fall asleep in that sort of love you wake up with bruises on your neck.”

― Kaveh Akbar.

126.“Let the rain kiss you.”

― Langston Hughes.

127.“We love the things we love for what they are.”

― Robert Frost.

128.“I know, released, she won't come back. losing a thing we love feels like, Oh yes: I love her."

― Carl Phillips.

129.“You smiled and talked to me of nothing and I felt that for this I had been waiting long.”

― Rabindranath Tagore.

130.“I think you still love me, but we can’t escape the fact that I’m not enough for you.”

Haruki Murakami.

131.“My creed is Love and you are its only tenet – You have ravished me away by a Power I cannot resist.”

― John Keats.

132.“Lovers alone wear sunlight.”

― E.E. Cummings.

133.“The one you love and the one who loves you are never, ever the same person.”

― Chuck Palahniuk.

134."The lover’s fatal identity is precisely this: I am the one who waits."

― Roland Barthes.

135.“Then why let anything remain when whatever we loved turned instantly to stone?”

― Agha Shahid Ali.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for  Affection Quotes then why not take a look at [Corny Love Quotes] or [Beautiful Soul Quotes].


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