150+ Wanting Love Quotes

Love is a curious thing and most people are wanting for it. As you are on your search for love, make sure you have a basic understanding of what healthy relationships look like, as well as what you want and need in a relationship. Also, remember that by building yourself to be a person you like, the path to finding a loving relationship becomes even more meaningful. Beautiful wanting love quotes will shows that love has no time limit or boundaries. It is completely rare and true.

Feelings can be hard to express, but with unexpected love quotes, you can put into words. From romantic quotes to short quotes about love, these I love you because quotes capture what’s so special about a deep and meaningful connection.

Wanting Love Quotes

If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk through my garden forever. – Alfred Tennyson

You don’t have to go looking for love when it’s where you come from. – Werner Erhard

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We waste time looking for the perfect lover instead of creating the perfect love. – Tom Robbins

Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams. If you’re wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn’t love you anymore. – Lady Gaga

Hope for love, pray for love, wish for love, dream for love but don’t put your life on hold waiting for love. – Mandy Hale

We love the things we love for what they are. – Robert Frost

You don’t love someone because they’re perfect. You love them in spite of the fact that they’re not. – Jodi Picoult (My Sister’s Keeper)

You deserve love, and you’ll get it. – Amy Poehler

People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that’s what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life. – Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love)

I carry your heart (I carry it in my heart). – ee cummings

Give in to love, or live in fear. – Jonathan Larson

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You don’t love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear. – Oscar Wilde

Finding love is like making creme brulee. It may take a few tries before you get it right. – Crystal Woods

Those that go searching for love, only manifest their own loveless ness. And the loveless never find love, only the loving find love. And they never have to seek for it. – D. H. Lawrence

The road to finding ‘the one’ is paved with a bit of promiscuity. – Ryan Erickson

I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close. – Pablo Neruda

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. – Lao Tzu

Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own. – Robert A. Heinlein

We accept the love we think we deserve. – Stephen Chbosky (The Perks of Being a Wallflower)

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To love at all is to be vulnerable. 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. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket, safe, dark, motionless, airless, it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable. – C.S. Lewis

Seeking love keeps you from the awareness that you already have it that you are it. – Byron Katie

I was seeking a real love, a real deal, and I have been seeking it for a lot of years. And in that seeking, I found that God’s love is real. – Dyan Cannon

The times may have changed, but the people are still the same. We’re still looking for love, and that will always be our struggle as human beings. – Halle Berry

If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. And if they don’t, they never were. – Khalil Gibran

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

I love you as certain dark things are to be loved, in secret, between the shadow and the soul. – Pablo Neruda

If music be the food of love, play on. – William Shakespeare

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Love is a promise. Love is a souvenir. Once given never forgotten, never let it disappear. – John Lennon

All my boyhood, all I ever wanted was to be loved. – Norman Wisdom

I just sought a way to be someone I wasn’t. To be loved. – Mark David Chapman

We are all unconsciously in search of love. Whenever we feel its presence in our environment, we can’t help but be drawn to it. There is no more compelling energy in the world. – Sonia Choquette

Nothing makes us more cowardly and unconscionable than the desire to be loved by everyone. – Marie Ebner-Eschenbach

Beautiful Wanting Love Quotes

In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you. – Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice)

So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you. – Paolo Coelho (The Alchemist)

Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. – A.A. Milne

Never love anyone who treats you like you’re ordinary. – Oscar Wilde

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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

The moment we set off in search of love, it sets off in search of us. And saves us. – Paulo Coelho

The quest for Love changes us. There is no seeker among those who search for Love who has not matured on the way. The moment you start looking for Love, you start to change within and without. – Elif Shafak

Love is something sent from heaven to worry the hell out of you. – Dolly Parton

There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness. – Friedrich Nietzsche

I’m here. I love you. I don’t care if you need to stay up crying all night long, I will stay with you. There’s nothing you can ever do to lose my love. I will protect you until you die, and after your death I will still protect you. I am stronger than depression and I am braver than loneliness and nothing will ever exhaust me. – Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love)

Search for love, for it is the most important ingredient of life. Without it, you life will echo emptiness. With it, your life will vibrate with warmth and meaning. Even during any hardship, love will shine through. – Nikita Koloff

The only way to be loved is to be and to appear lovely; to possess and display kindness, benevolence, tenderness; to be free from selfishness and to be alive to the welfare of others. – John Jay

We loved with a love that was more than love. – Edgar Allen Poe

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I’ll never stop dreaming that one day we can be a real family, together, all of us laughing and talking, loving and understanding, not looking at the past but only to the future. – LaToya Jackson

It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not. – André Gide

What is love? I have met in the streets a very poor young man who was in love. His hat was old, his coat worn, the water passed through his shoes and the stars through his soul. – Victor Hugo

Doubt thou the stars are fire; Doubt that the sun doth move; Doubt truth to be a liar; But never doubt I love. – William Shakespeare

You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope…I have loved none but you. – Jane Austen

It takes courage to love, but pain through love is the purifying fire which those who love generously know. We all know people who are so much afraid of pain that they shut themselves up like clams in a shell and, giving out nothing, receive nothing and therefore shrink until life is a mere living death. – Eleanor Roosevelt

Don’t look for Love, look for the one looking for Love. – Rumi

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If one is desperate for love, I suggest looking at one’s friends and family and see if love is all around. If not, get a new set of friends, a new family. – Jasmine Guy

Be an earth angel, and look for love behind the actions of everyone you meet today. Whenever you look for love, you will always find it. – Doreen Virtue

Perhaps she was just looking for love in the wrong places. In all the safe places. What if love was not safe at all? – Mary Balogh

What’s meant to be will always find a way – Trisha Yearwood

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Men are a luxury. Not a necessity. – Cher

Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and fans the bonfire. – François de La Rochefoucauld

What is hell? I maintain that it is the suffering of being unable to love. – Fyodor Dostoyevsky

To be brave is to love someone unconditionally, without expecting anything in return. – Madonna

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach. – Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Stop looking for love and start showing it. – Paul Pearsall

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We’re all looking for love, in our confusion, until we find our way back to the realization that love is what we already are. – Byron Katie

Everybody’s looking for love, and you want to love somebody and be loved in return. – Jill Scott

Instead of looking for love, let it happen by being the best you that you can be. – Marshall Sylver

I fell in love with her courage, her sincerity, and her flaming self respect. And it’s these things I’d believe in, even if the whole world indulged in wild suspicions that she wasn’t all she should be. I love her and it is the beginning of everything. – F. Scott Fitzgerald (on his wife, Zelda)

Piglet: ‘How do you spell ‘love’?’ Winnie the Pooh: ‘You don’t spell it…you feel it.’ – A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh

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

Don’t settle for a relationship that won’t let you be yourself. – Oprah Winfrey

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Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time. – Maya Angelou

For the two of us, home isn’t a place. It is a person. And we are finally home. – Stephanie Perkins

My wish is that you may be loved to the point of madness. – André Breton (What is Surrealism?: Selected Writings)

A purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved. – Kurt Vonnegut

The desire for love is universal but that has never meant it’s worthy of respect. It’s not admirable to want love, it just is. – Rachel Kushner

Next to love is the desire for love. – Wallace Stevens

If you don’t receive love from the ones who are meant to love you, you will never stop looking for it. – Robert Goolrick

Nothing is in the middle of somewhere, surrounded by everything, where everyone is someplace, and still lacking the someone, I need most. – Anthony Liccione

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

romantic wanting love quotes

You could have had anything else in the world, and you asked for me. – Cassandra Clare (City of Glass)

About all you can do in life is be who you are. Some people will love you for you. Most will love you for what you can do for them, and some won’t like you at all. – Rita Mae Brown

The highest function of love is that it makes the loved one a unique and irreplaceable being. – Tom Robbins

There are more people who wish to be loved than there are who are willing to love. – Nicolas Chamfort

I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it. – Audrey Hepburn

All my life, my heart has yearned for a thing I cannot name. – Andre Breton

If you want to be loved by everyone, don’t go into politics. – Teresa Heinz

To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow – this is a human offering that can border on miraculous. – Elizabeth Gilbert

This is what we call love. When you are loved, you can do anything in creation. When you are loved, there’s no need at all to understand what’s happening, because everything happens within you. – Paulo Coelho

Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up. – James Baldwin

There is only one page left to write on. I will fill it with words of only one syllable. I love. I have loved. I will love. – Audrey Niffenegger (The Time Traveler’s Wife)

You only learn to love again when you fall in love again. – Adele

If you want to be loved, be lovable. – Ovid

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Let no one who loves be unhappy, even love unreturned has its rainbow. – James M. Barrie

All men and women have an equal need for love. When these needs are not fulfilled it is easy to have our feelings hurt, for which we blame our partner. – John Gray

In this horror of solitude, this need to lose his ego in exterior flesh, which man calls grandly the need for love. – Charles Baudelaire

If you wish to be loved, show more of your faults than your virtues. – Edward Bulwer-Lytton

In every living thing there is the desire for love. – D. H. Lawrence

If you wished to be loved, love. – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

I loved her against reason, against promise, against peace, against hope, against happiness, against all discouragement that could be. – Charles Dickens (Great Expectations)

A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge. – Thomas Carlyle

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

Do not seek the because-in love there is no because, no reason, no explanation, no solutions. – Anais Nin

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Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness. – Bertrand Russell (The Conquest of Happiness)

You know, when it works, love is pretty amazing. It’s not overrated. There’s a reason for all those songs. – Sarah Dessen (This Lullaby)

I would like to be the air that inhabits you for a moment only. I would like to be that unnoticed and that necessary. – Margaret Atwood

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 (When Harry Met Sally)

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. – Helen Keller

Love liberates. It doesn’t bind. – Maya Angelou

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I believe there are some things in life you can’t deny or rationalize, and [love] is one of them. – Cate Blanchett

Women wish to be loved without a why or a wherefore; not because they are pretty, or good, or wellbred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves. – Henri Frederic Amiel

I have feelings too. I am still human. All I want is to be loved, for myself and for my talent. – Marilyn Monroe

You don’t want to love – your eternal and abnormal craving is to be loved. You aren’t positive, you’re negative. You absorb, absorb, as if you must fill yourself up with love, because you’ve got a shortage somewhere. – David Herbert Lawrence

The demand to be loved is the greatest of all arrogant presumptions. – Friedrich Nietzsche

I like not only to be loved, but also to be told I am loved. – George Eliot

The best thing to hold onto in life is each other. – Audrey Hepburn

Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place. – Zora Neale Hurston

Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue, a wonderful living side by side can grow, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole against the sky. – Rainer Maria Rilke

Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired. – Robert Frost

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You know it’s love when all you want is that person to be happy, even if you’re not part of their happiness. – Julia Roberts

The giving of love is an education in itself. – Eleanor Roosevelt

Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction. – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back. – Barbara de Angelis

For small creatures such as we, the vastness is bearable only through love. – Carl Sagan

Love is unpredictable, and it’s frustrating, and it’s tragic and it’s beautiful. – Taylor Swift

Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold. – Zelda Fitzgerald

You can’t put a price tag on love, but you can on all its accessories. – Melanie Clark

Things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end, if not always in the way we expect. – J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix)

If you remember me, then I don’t care if everyone else forgets. – Haruki Murakami (Kafka on the Shore)

Love is being stupid together. – Paul Valery

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Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other. – Rainer Maria Rilke

Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit. – Peter Ustinov

When we are in love, we seem to ourselves quite different from what we were before. – Blaise Pascal

Look after my heart-I’ve left it with you. – Stephanie Meyer (Eclipse)

I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together. – Marilyn Monroe

All I wanted was just what everybody else wants, you know, to be loved. – Rita Hayworth

People think I’m strong as hard as I look. But I’ve a very sensitive side and need to be loved by everyone. – Brigitte Nielsen

Women in general want to be loved for what they are and men for what they accomplish. – Theodor Reik

Everyone needs to be needed, wants to be wanted, and loves to be loved. You are human and you need to be loved just like everything else in this world. – Unknown

The child who acts unlovable is the child who most needs to be loved. – Cathy Rindner Tempelsman

Love is a sacred reserve of energy; it is like the blood of spiritual evolution. – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Happiness isn’t getting what you want, it’s wanting what you got. – Garth Brooks

To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides. – David Viscott

Accustom yourself continually to make many acts of love, for they enkindle and melt the soul. – Saint Teresa of Avila

Love is a mutual self-giving which ends in self-recovery. – Fulton J. Sheen

Happiness [is] only real when shared – John Krakauer (Into the Wild)

famous wanting love quotes

Sometimes it’s a form of love just to talk to somebody that you have nothing in common with and still be fascinated by their presence. – David Byrne

Soul mate: two little words, one big concept. A belief that someone, somewhere, is holding the key to your heart. – Carrie Bradshaw

Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love. – Albert Einstein

Love is the extremely difficult realization that something other than oneself is real. – Iris Murdoch

Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth or burn down your house, you can never tell. – Joan Crawford

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