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50 Famous Wedding Quotes

This list includes the best famous quotes about weddings, marriage, and love to inspire you! Below you’ll find quotes from famous writers, poets, and others on this topic.

If you like these quotes, you may also like my list of 50 short quotes about weddings and marriage.

Here are my top 50 famous wedding quotes:

1. “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

2. “The pleasure of love is in loving. We are happier in the passion we feel than in that we arouse.” – Francois, Duc de La Rochefoucauld

3. “Love sought is good, but given unsought is better.” – William Shakespeare

4. “Tell him yes. Even if you are dying of fear, even if you are sorry later, because whatever you do, you will be sorry all the rest of your life if you say no.”
― Gabriel García Márquez, Love in the Time of Cholera

5. “To love for the sake of being loved is human, but to love for the sake of loving is angelic.” – Alphonse de Lamartine

6. “Say you’ll marry me when I come back or, before God, I won’t go. I’ll stay around here and play a guitar under your window every night and sing at the top of my voice and compromise you, so you’ll have to marry me to save your reputation.”
― Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind

7. “Give me a kiss, and to that kiss a score; Then to that twenty, add a hundred more: A thousand to that hundred: so kiss on, To make that thousand up a million. Treble that million, and when that is done, Let’s kiss afresh, as when we first begun.” – Robert Herrick

8. “I would rather share one lifetime with you than face all the ages of this world alone.” – Arwen, Lord of the Rings

9. “There are some days when I think I’m going to die from an overdose of satisfaction.” – Salvador Dali

10. “The essential conditions of everything you do must be choice, love, passion.” – Nadia Boulanger

11. “In bliss these creatures are born, in bliss they are sustained, and to bliss they merge again.” – The Vedas

12. “I am certain of nothing but of the holiness of the heart’s affections, and the truth of the imagination.” – John Keats

13. “You learn love by loving – by paying attention and doing what one thereby discovers has to be done.” – Aldous Huxley

14. “One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: that word is love.” – Sophocles

15. “When you come to be sensibly touched, the scales will fall from your eyes; and by the penetrating eyes of love you will discern that which your other eyes will never see.” – Francois de la Mothe Fenelon

16. “If I had never met him, I would have dreamed him into being.” – Anzia Yezierska

17. “here is the secret that’s keeping the stars apart: i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)” – e. e. cummings

18. “Whoever has loved knows all that life contains of sorrow and of joy.” – George Sand

19. “If and when you fall in love, may you be happy with her. I don’t need to wish her anything, for she’ll be happy with you. May your sky always be clear, may your dear smile always be bright and happy, and may you be for ever blessed for that moment of bliss and happiness which you gave to another lonely and grateful heart. Isn’t such a moment sufficient for the whole of one’s life?” ― Fyodor Dostoevsky, White Nights

20. “Loves opens the doors into everything, as far as I can see, including and perhaps most of all, the door into one’s own secret, and often terrible and frightening real self.” – May Sarton

21. “A man had given all other bliss, and all his worldly worth for this, to waste his whole heart in one kiss, upon her perfect lips.” – Alfred, Lord Tennyson

22. “Come live with me, and be my love, and we will some new pleasures prove, of golden sands, and crystal brooks, with silken lines, and silver hooks.” – John Donne

23. “Here are fruits, flowers, leaves, and branches. And here is my heart which beats only for you.” – Paul Verlaine

24. “Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it.” – Song of Solomon

25. “Age does not protect you from love but love to some extent protects you from age.” – Jeanne Moreau

26. “Marriage is not a ritual or an end. It is a long, intricate, intimate dance together and nothing matters more than your own sense of balance and your choice of partner.” – Amy Bloom

27. “All thoughts, all passions, all delights, whatever stirs this mortal frame, all are but ministers of Love, and feed his sacred flame.” – Samuel Taylor Coleridge

28. “For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.” – Judy Garland

29. “We sat side by side in the morning light and looked out at the future together.” – Brian Andres

30. “Doubt that the stars are fire; doubt that the sun doth move; doubt truth to be a liar; but never doubt I love.” – William Shakespeare

31. “Love one another, but make not a bond of love: let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.” – Kahlil Gibran

32. “My bounty is as boundless as the sea, my love as deep; the more I give to thee, the more I have, for both are infinite.” – William Shakespeare

33. “Many an evening by the waters did we watch the stately ships, and our spirits rushed together at the touching of the lips.” – Alfred, Lord Tennyson

34. “It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

35. “Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.” ― Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land

36. “There is no pretending. I love you, and I will love you until I die, and if there is life after that, I’ll love you then.” ― Cassandra Clare, City of Glass

37. “And your fragrance shall be my breath, And together we shall rejoice through all the seasons.” ― Khalil Gibran

38. “Make sure you marry someone who laughs at the same things you do.” ― J.D. Salinger

39. “The point of marriage is not to create a quick commonality by tearing down all boundaries; on the contrary, a good marriage is one in which each partner appoints the other to be the guardian of his solitude, and thus they show each other the greatest possible trust. A merging of two people is an impossibility, and where it seems to exist, it is a hemming-in, a mutual consent that robs one party or both parties of their fullest freedom and development. But once the realization is accepted that even between the closest people infinite distances exist, a marvelous living side-by-side can grow up for them, if they succeed in loving the expanse between them, which gives them the possibility of always seeing each other as a whole and before an immense sky.”
― Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

40. “Ye are Blood of my Blood, and Bone of my Bone,
I give ye my Body, that we Two might be One.
I give ye my Spirit, ’til our Life shall be Done.”
― Diana Gabaldon, Outlander

41. “Loves alters not with time’s brief hours and weeks, but bears it out ever to the edge of doom.” – William Shakespeare

42. “He is not going to be perfect, but if he is kind and thoughtful, if he knows how to work and earn a living, if he is honest and full of faith, the chances are you will not go wrong, that you will be immensely happy.” ― Gordon B. Hinckley

43. “After all these years, I see that I was mistaken about Eve in the beginning; it is better to live outside the Garden with her than inside it without her.” ― Mark Twain,

44. “I’ve learned that there will always be a next time, and that I will submerge in darkness and misery, but that I won’t stay submerged. And each time something has been learned under the waters; something has been gained; and a new kind of love has grown. The best I can ask for is that this love, which has been built on countless failures, will continue to grow. I can say no more than that this is mystery, and gift, and that somehow or other, through grace, our failures can be redeemed and blessed.”
― Madeleine L’Engle

45. “What greater thing is there for two human souls, than to feel that they are joined for life–to strengthen each other in all labor, to rest on each other in all sorrow, to minister to each other in all pain, to be one with each other in silent unspeakable memories at the moment of the last parting?” ― George Eliot, Adam Bede

46. “The only way love can last a lifetime is if it’s unconditional. The truth is this: love is not determined by the one being loved but rather by the one choosing to love.”
― Stephen Kendrick, The Love Dare

47. “Love of music, of sunsets and sea; a liking for the same kind of people; political opinions that are not radically divergent; a similar stance as we look at the stars and think of the marvelous strangeness of the universe – these are what build a marriage. And it is never to be taken for granted.”
― Madeleine L’Engle, Two-Part Invention: The Story of a Marriage

48. “I know what it is to live entirely for and with what I love best on earth. I hold myself supremely blest — blest beyond what language can express; because I am my husband’s life as fully as he is mine.” ― Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre

49. “Only he felt he could no more dissemble, and kissed her, mouth to mouth, all in a tremble.” – Leigh Hunt

50. “Real, sane, mature love—the kind that pays the mortgage year after year and picks up the kids after school—is not based on infatuation but on affection and respect.”
― Elizabeth Gilbert


Brittany is a writer and teacher in Vancouver, Canada. She started the website Wayfaring Weddings as a way to share her research on affordable, eco-friendly, and less stressful approaches to wedding planning.