Relationship Quotes

By Stephanie Kirby|Updated August 4, 2022
CheckedMedically Reviewed By Whitney White, MS. CMHC, NCC., LPC
Quotes about relationships can be inspirational, uplifting, validating, or simply explanatory. They can help us to illustrate difficulties or feelings to our partners that we might otherwise feel are difficult to voice, or to voice as eloquently.

Many of us experience times when we struggle to find the right words. Even authors experience moments when they have difficult fully expressing what they wish to. For a relationship quote to be good, it needs to touch you and connect with you, but it also should touch your partner in the same way or at the very least be understandable to them. Being able to put feelings into words isn’t easy for some, which is why quotes and lyrics can be so important. Often, we’ll hear a song or read a book and think “Yes, this is exactly what I feel.” We can empathize, understand, and connect with the person on the other side of the words even though we’ve never met them.

Quotes For Love & Relationships

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Relationship Quotes Stirring Up Intense Feelings?

If you’re in love, you may find that you want to tell everyone about it. Song lyrics may suddenly hold more meaning for you, you may connect more with poetry, and many of the things in our life can seem overall more positive. Relationship quotes are ones that can make you feel warm and fuzzy, and may also be perfect for adding to a special occasion card or just texting your partner to remind them how you feel about them. Quotes about love in a relationship can make you smile, and they might remind you of how important love can be.
  • “There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.” – George Sand
  • “Love is when the other person’s happiness is more important than your own.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
  • “True love stories never have endings.” – Richard Bach
  • “Love will find a way through paths where wolves fear to prey.” – Lord Byron
  • "Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.” – Aristotle
  • “What is love? It is the morning and the evening star.” – Sinclair Lewis

Relationship Quotes About Fixing A Broken Relationship

Every relationship has struggles, and sometimes you just need to be reminded that it’s okay to pick the pieces up and put it back together if you think it will work out. How you mend the relationship is up to you and your partner. Using relationship quotes can give you both perspective and direction.

  • “You can tell how often a person thinks of you by how often they tell you they think of you.” – Mark Boyer
  • “Immature love says: ‘I love you because I need you.’ Mature love says: ‘I need you because I love you.’” – Erich Fromm
  • “The first duty of love is to listen.” – Paul Tillich
  • “The best proof of love is trust.” – Joyce Brothers
  • “Forgive, forget. Bear with the faults of others as you would have them bear with yours. Be patient and understanding. Life is too short to be vengeful or malicious.” – Phillips Brook
  • “Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude…Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” – 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

Relevant Relationship Quotes For A Marriage

Marriage can be tough. Sharing your life with someone means not only being there for the times you love them and everything seems to be going well, but also for the times when things are hard, and you’re ready to give up. Most people will not tell you marriage is easy, and but the tough times can be helped by seeking inspiration and strength from the words of another to get you through and remind you that there will be better times again. Here are some relationship quotes for marriage:

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

"A good husband makes a good wife." – John Florio

"Marriage is not about age; it’s about finding the right person." – Sophia Bush

"To keep your marriage brimming, With love in the loving cup, Whenever you’re wrong, admit it; Whenever you’re right, shut up." – Ogden Nash

"Marriage is not just spiritual communion; it is also remembering to take out the trash." – Joyce Brothers

"When I’m weak, you can be strong; when I’m strong, you can be weak. That’s what I believe marriage is." – Gisele Bundchen

"More belongs to marriage than four legs in a bed." – Rainer Maria Rilke

"Marriage should be a duet – when one sings, the other claps". – Joe Murray

Quotes About Trust

Relationship expert John Gottman has offered various powerful statements about trust as the foundation of successful marriage. Several of Gottman’s quotes about trust include:

  • “The reality is that trust is built slowly over time...The basis of trust is really the idea of attunement. Consider the following acronyms:
    • Awareness
    • Turning toward
    • Tolerance
    • Understanding
    • Non-defensive responding
    • Empathy”
  • “Trust is built in small moments which I call ‘sliding door moments’ after the movie Sliding Doors. In any interaction there is a possibility of connection with our partner or turning away from our partner.”
  • “Trust is built as you express compassion and empathy for one another’s feelings. And this foundation is essential when you face the inevitable betrayal. Betrayal exists in every relationship. More often than not, the betrayals accumulate like small dents. Other times, they arrive like a sudden crash. In both cases, they present a unique opportunity for trust building.”

Romantic Quotes

Whether you’re married or just dating, feeling special and unique is important. If you want romance, you may want to be swept off your feet, to feel you are the most desired and wonderful person to your partner and vice versa. Love can be quite a whirlwind, but many people are not born with a poetic soul and as such finding a romantic relationship quote can be a useful way of expressing romance. Here are some romantic relationship quotes you might like:

  • "Love planted a rose, and the world turned sweet." – Katharine Lee Bates
  • "When you look at me, when you think of me, I am in paradise." – William Makepeace Thackeray
  • "O, thou art fairer than the evening air clad in the beauty of a thousand stars." – Christopher Marlowe
  • "All the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action." – James Russell Lowell
  • "Beauty, sweet love, is like the morning dew, Whose short refresh upon tender green, Cheers for a time, but till the sun doth show And straight is gone, as it had never been." – Samuel Daniel
  • "Romantic love is painful." –
  • "A romantic relationship requires honesty between a couple." – Tzipi Livni

Funny Relatable Dating Quotes

Many of us have heard about love making us willing to do all sorts of things. Love can be pretty hilarious at times because when you love someone, even those most ridiculous moments can bring you closer together. Laughter is part of any good relationship, and whether you’re laughing together or (good-naturedly) at each other, it’s often part of what makes it work. Some relationship quotes describe this special silliness.

  • "Before you marry a person, you should first make them use a computer with slow internet service to see who they really are." – Will Ferrell
  • "I love being married. It’s so great to find one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life." – Rita Rudner
  • "Love is telling someone their hair extensions are showing." – Natasha Leggero
  • “My husband says I treat him like he's a god; every meal is a burnt offering.” – Rhonda Hansome

Quotes To Get Through A Breakup

Breakups can be hard to explain, have other people understand, or sometimes to understand ourselves. A breakup can be a very difficult event, and it can leave us feeling lonely and isolated. If you want someone to better understand your pain and what you feel, and to know yourself that even though that special person has left you, you are not alone, but are struggling to find the words to explain things, these quotes may be helpful to you. 

  • "Truth is everybody is going to hurt you: you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for." – Bob Marley
  • "How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours." – Wayne Dyer
  • "The heart of another is a dark forest, always, no matter how close it has been to one’s own." – Willa Cather
  • "I was born when you kissed me. I died when you left me. I lived a few weeks while you loved me." -Humphrey Bogart
  • "You’re born single, you die single, but why not being in a relationship is some special ‘single’ status, I don’t understand. Life is less stress being single; I have to admit." – Bipasha Basu

If you’re dealing with a tough breakup, it can be helpful to see it as a new beginning. Some people end a relationship and simply move on, while others may have scars and possible trauma that stay with them for some time. It can be especially difficult, when dealing with a long-term relationship ending, to find yourself once again, but quotes can bring your comfort.

Is Therapy Something To Consider?

There are many reasons people may seek online counseling or in-person counseling when dealing with relationship problems. Therapy can help a struggling marriage rekindle itself, or it can help you move on to a better emotional space so that you’re ready for the next relationship, be it with yourself or someone else. Therapy can also be a great support while you’re recovering from a breakup.

How BetterHelp Can Support You & Your Relationship

Relationship Quotes Stirring Up Intense Feelings?

If you and your partner are struggling or you are experiencing relationship issues, it might be time to seek professional support. BetterHelp is an affordable option that allows you to connect with a licensed therapist from the comfort and privacy of your own home, office, or even car and at a time that suits you best. Below are some counselor reviews from people experiencing similar issues.

Counselor Reviews

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“Laurent Uyeji has consistently listened intently to my issues regarding my breakup and fear of being alone, and has always responded in a timely and insightful fashion. I really couldn’t ask more from a counselor. I had a therapist in the past who said barely anything and I remember getting very little from my time with him over a whole year of counseling. Lauren knows how to ask the right questions and give answers that are wise and informative. I feel like I am talking to someone that cares and is seriously considering ways to interact with the things I say. None of the questions she asks feel generic or insincere – they always are directly related to the immediate topic at hand and guide my thinking in ways that I feel actually growth. I would highly recommend Lauren to anyone seeking help with dealing with intense emotions.”

Relationship quotes can help give you strength and validation, ease your pain, make you laugh, or help you appreciate what you have. These quotes can be there for you when you’re at a loss for words, or when you don’t know how to express yourself. Read all about relationships and relationship advice with BetterHelp, and you can even speak with a therapist if you want guidance in your relationships today.

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