Love and marriage quotes for your wedding speech and vows


love and marriage quotes

If you’re writing your wedding speech or wedding vows and are suffering from writer’s block, there’s no need to re-invent the wheel. Why not just ‘borrow’ a little inspiration from writers, actors, poets and, even, politicians of years gone by?

Here are some of our favourite love and marriage quotes that you can pepper around your vows and speeches.

“Where there is love there is life.”
– Mahatma Gandhi

“To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow–this is a human offering that can border on miraculous.”
– Elizabeth Gilbert, Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage

“If I get married, I want to be very married.”
 Audrey Hepburn

“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 then when I fall asleep your eyes close.”

– Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets

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

– Dr. Seuss

“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.”
– Maya Angelou

“A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.”
– Mignon McLaughlin

“I am nothing special, of this I am sure. I am a common man with common thoughts and I’ve led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I’ve loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough.”
– Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook

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

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

“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, True Love

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

“What greater thing is there for two human souls, than to feel that they are joined for life–to strength each other in all labor, to rest on each other in all sorrow, to minister to each other in silent unspeakable memories at the moment of the last parting?”
– George Eliot

“We loved with a love that was more than love.”
– Edgar Allan Poe

“Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.”
– Plato

“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

“I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.”

– Marilyn Monroe

“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, The Lathe of Heaven

“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 be rather a moving sea between the shores of your souls.”
– Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

“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

“When I saw you I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew.”
– Arrigo Boito

“Who, being loved, is poor?”
– Oscar Wilde

“A great marriage is not when the ‘perfect couple’ comes together. It is when an imperfect couple learns to enjoy their differences.”
– Dave Meurer

“There is no more lovely, friendly, and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage.”
– Martin Luther

“There is no remedy for love but to love more.”
– Henry David Thoreau


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