33 Relationship Quotes

Love & relationship quotes will help you reflect on positive feelings and bring you and your partner closer together


When it comes to improving relationships, a lot of advice is centered on diagnosing and fixing problems in your relationship.

But sometimes? It's just as important to focus on what's going right.

These relationship quotes will allow you to reflect on all the positive, good feelings your relationship brings and inspire gratitude going forward.

How Relationship Quotes Can Improve Your Relationship

Relationship quotes can be a useful tool for bringing you close to your partner and maintaining healthy relationships.

Here's the simple reason why: gratitude.

Gratitude is the practice of actively reflecting on positive things in your life and finding a way to express your appreciation for them.

It can instantly boost your mood, relieve stress, and completely change your outlook.

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As you may have guessed, it's also a key part of any healthy relationship.

In fact, a 2010 study found that gratitude increased relationship satisfaction and connectedness between partners.

Learn more about what makes a healthy relationship.

So, how do you get started with gratitude in your relationship?

Reading relationship quotes can serve as a reminder of the positivity your partner brings to your life. In turn, you'll be more likely to express your gratitude and grow closer to your partner.

33 Relationship Quotes to Inspire Gratitude

These 33 relationship quotes can help you be a little more present, a little more aware, and - most importantly - a little bit more fulfilled.

  1. "You meet thousands of people and none of them really touch you. And then you meet one person and your life is changed forever." – Love & Other Drugs
  2. "Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage." – Lao-Tzu
  3. "The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again." – Charles Dickens
  4. "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
  5. "Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same." – Emily Brontë
  6. "It isn't possible to love and to part. You will wish that it was. You can transmute love, ignore it, muddle it, but you can never pull it out of you. I know by experience that the poets are right: love is eternal." – E.M. Forster
  7. "Don't ever think I fell for you, or fell over you. I didn't fall in love; I rose in it." – Toni Morrison
  8. “A loving relationship is one in which the loved one is free to be himself — to laugh with me, but never at me; to cry with me, but never because of me; to love life, to love himself, to love being loved. Such a relationship is based upon freedom and can never grow in a jealous heart.”– Leo F. Buscaglia
  9. “You don't develop courage by being happy in your relationships everyday. You develop it by surviving difficult times and challenging adversity.”— Epicurus
  10. “Love is when you meet someone who tells you something new about yourself.”— Andre Breton
  11. “Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”– Marcel Proust
  12. “Intimacy is the capacity to be rather weird with someone – and finding that that's ok with them.”— Alain de Botton
  13. “In case you ever foolishly forget, I am never not thinking of you.” – Virginia Woolf
  14. “The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.”— Audrey Hepburn
  15. “If I had a flower for every time I thought of you… I could walk through my garden forever.”— Alfred Tennyson
  16. “Love doesn't make the world go around. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.”— Franklin P. Jones
  17. "I believe that two people are connected at the heart, and it doesn't matter what you do, or who you are or where you live; there are no boundaries or barriers if two people are destined to be together." Julia Roberts
  18. "No road is long with good company."-Turkish Proverb
  19. "It's enough for me to be sure that you and I exist at this moment." – Gabriel Garcia Márquez
  20. “What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?” — George Eliot
  21. “Happily ever after is not a fairy tale. It’s a choice.” — Fawn Weaver
  22. "We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly." – Sam Keen
  23. “Our soul mate is the one who makes life come to life.” – Richard Bach
  24. “We loved with a love that was more than love.” – Edgar Allan Poe
  25. “If I know what love is, it is because of you.” — Herman Hesse
  26. “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
  27. “There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.” — George Sand
  28. “A good relationship is when someone accepts your past, supports your present, and encourages your future.” — Unknown
  29. “Love is something eternal; the aspect might change, but not the essence.” — Vincent Van Gogh
  30. “All, everything that I understand, I only understand because I love.” — Leo Tolstoy
  31. “To get the full value of joy, you must have someone to divide it with.” — Mark Twain
  32. “Love is when you meet someone who tells you something new about yourself.” — Andre Breton
  33. “The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.”―Carl Gustav Jung

A Moment of Gratitude

It can be tempting to look for problems when trying to grow your relationship, but gratitude is an equally powerful tool.

Relationship quotes can be a reminder of all of the strong positive experiences you've had with your partner, and encourage you to feel and express gratitude more often.

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