Your boyfriend may not admit it or own up to it like you do, but we bet he still appreciates a nice, sweet, romantic gesture. And we know girls are good at that stuff, but why not get some help with it? Sometimes, someone else already said what you wanted to express, and they said it boldly or beautifully or poetically, and you get to borrow their words to express yourself. Here are fifty cute, sweet, funny, romantic, poetic quotes for you to use to express yourself to your boyfriend.
11 There is no greater love than what I feel for you. No sweeter song, no heart so true.
She was a genius and a prodigy, and gone too soon. Her music touched people and lives on, and these are plainly sweet words for someone you love.
1. There is no greater love than what I feel for you. No sweet...
22 I love my eyes when you look into them. I love my name when you say it. I love my heart when you touch it. I love my life when you are in it.
Having someone special can make you feel special, too. It’d be great if we never needed any help loving ourselves, but even if you don’t need it, your boyfriend’s love still lights and lifts you up.
2. I love my eyes when you look into them. I love my name when...
33 Because I’m a dreamer, and you’re a dream.
This is for that dark, artsy picture of the two of you that you’re planning on posting on Instagram with the date that you first met underneath it. Don’t even try to lie to me— I know you plan the perfect Instagram post, and don’t let your boyfriend lie to you: it’s cute, and he likes it.
3. Because I’m a dreamer, and you’re a dream.
44 Kissing burns 6.4 calories a minute. Wanna workout?
I consider myself an active person, but my boyfriend blows me out of the water in terms of physical activity and athleticism. If this sounds like you and your boyfriend, too, this is a cheeky quote to use on him.
4. Kissing burns 6.4 calories a minute. Wanna workout?
55 I got lost in him, and it’s the kind of lost that’s exactly like being found.
When you’re getting to know someone, you can forget about everything else as you become absorbed in this new person in your life. It’s that total attention, that ignoring everything else that feels like being lost. But you’re lost in a beautiful, captivating place: the heart and mind of your love.
5. I got lost in him, and it’s the kind of lost that’s exactly...
66 I fell in love with you because you loved me when I couldn’t love myself.
Girls, we’re too hard on ourselves. And, also, let’s be real: a lot of guys are hard on us too. The good ones are not, and the good ones also know that we’re hard on ourselves and get too much crap from other guys. The good ones will see us in our weakest moments, when we lack confidence and self love, and remind us of how special we are, and how our insecurities don’t make us unlovable or difficult.
6. I fell in love with you because you loved me when I couldn’...
77 It’s not what I feel for you; it’s what I don’t feel for anyone but you.
I hope your boyfriend is the most awesome person ever, but I also hope he’s not the only awesome person in your life. I hope you have girlfriends and family and even guy friends who make you laugh and feel good and ready for adventure, but there’s a type of love and a part of you that’s for your boyfriend only. That’s what makes him special.
7. It’s not what I feel for you; it’s what I don’t feel for an...
88 My dear, our souls met long before our eyes did.
When you meet someone special, the way they reach out to you makes it seems as if your souls already knew each other, that meeting and loving that person was predestined.
8. My dear, our souls met long before our eyes did.
99 I cannot lose you, because if I ever did, I’d have lost my best friend, my soul mate, my smile, my laugh, my everything.
The best relationship is one where you’re dating your best friend. It gives your relationship a certain strength and richness. Those are relationships where you feel like your boyfriend is everything you could ever need, but it’s scary to imagine you could ever lose that.
9. I cannot lose you, because if I ever did, I’d have lost my ...
1010 Meeting you was like listening to a song for the first time and knowing it would be my favorite.
And then you play it over, and over, and over. Sometimes you meet someone, and he speaks to your heart in a certain way, and you just know.
10. Meeting you was like listening to a song for the first time...
1111 He broke down her walls without her even noticing. And when he rebuilt the walls he added windows to let the sunshine in.
Good love makes you better yourself. Good love doesn’t change you per se, just makes you a happier, more secure, self-loving you.
11. He broke down her walls without her even noticing. And when...
1212 Anywhere with you is better than anywhere without you.
When you’re really in love with someone, everything is better by their side. You could be doing anything, anywhere, and their presence would make it so much better. Eventually you get to a point where you’d rather do anything with them than do anything alone.
12. Anywhere with you is better than anywhere without you.
1313 He’s annoying, he’s hilarious, he makes me yell, he drives me crazy, he’s out of his mind but he’s everything I want.
I wouldn’t use this one too often or in his weaker moments, but he can probably say the same about you. Perfect for you doesn’t mean perfect by every possible standard, and it’s actually a relief to hear that sometimes.
13. He’s annoying, he’s hilarious, he makes me yell, he drives ...
1414 I fell in love with you not for how you look, just for who you are (although you look pretty great too).
We all want to be valued for our personalities, our character, things other than our looks. Paradoxically, we also want to be told how good we look. Luckily, it’s easy to do both.
14. I fell in love with you not for how you look, just for who ...
1515 You put your arms around me and I’m home.
Home is where you feel comfortable and settled, right? It’s not necessarily your house or apartment. It can be anywhere with the right person by your side.
15. You put your arms around me and I’m home.
1616 For all the things my hands have held, the best by far is you.
Our hands go through a lot. They do everything for us. They’re responsible for almost everything we do, every task, big or small, that we perform throughout the day. Maybe that’s why holding hands with your love, though it’s such a simple and innocent act, can feel so comforting and intimate.
16. For all the things my hands have held, the best by far is y...
1717 I’m amazed when I look at you. Not just because of your looks, but because of the fact that everything I’ve ever wanted is right in front of me.
Tell him he looks great and that he’s a great person, great boyfriend, great match for you.
17. I’m amazed when I look at you. Not just because of your loo...
1818 if you need me call me. I don’t care if I’m sleeping, if I’m having my own problems, or if I’m angry at you…
…If you need me and if you need to talk to me, I’ll always be there for you. No matter how big or how small your problem is, I’ll be there.
Guys aren’t always great at feelings, so they might need a reminder from time to time that to you, they can open up. They can turn to you to be weak and receive support and love no matter what.
18. if you need me call me. I don’t care if I’m sleeping, if I’...
1919 And when I loved you, I realized, I have never truly loved anyone, I realized, I never will truly love anyone the way I love you.
Falling in love with someone new can show you how much you had been missing out on before them. You learn, more and more, how much your new love beats out everyone you’ve loved before.
19. And when I loved you, I realized, I have never truly loved ...
2020 I fell in love with the way you touched me without using your hands.
Before you ever even held hands or kissed, something drew you in. There was something about him that spoke to you and made you want to get closer. Maybe it was the things he said or how he listened or something about his demeanor, but the first spark is not physical.
20. I fell in love with the way you touched me without using yo...
2121 I won’t abandon you, and you can damn well know that I’m going to fight for you.
A long, stable relationship isn’t always easy. It will require that you put in work and make compromises and choose, day after day, to go on loving this other person as best you can, even if they piss you off. A promise to fight for someone is really as romantic as a promise to love them.
21. I won’t abandon you, and you can damn well know that I’m go...
2222 You are the sun in my day, the wind in my sky, the waves in my ocean, and the beat in my heart.
He’s your bright spot, your driving force, your day to day, and your love. How lucky are you?
22. You are the sun in my day, the wind in my sky, the waves in...
2323 I swear, I will do anything to keep you happy…
…I’ll take care of you when you’re sick. I’ll cuddle you when you’re cold. I’ll tell you funny stories when you’re sad. If you need to bitch, I’ll listen and bitch with you. I’ll cook for you and with you. I’ll sing to you when we’re on long drives. If you want to go traveling, you know I’ll be right by your side. We can do absolutely crazy and adventurous things together.
“I’d do anything for you,” is fine, but this quote gets a lot more specific, which shows that you’ve thought about all the things you might need to do to support and love someone. It’s also got good and bad and boring and exciting times all together, so you’re not just in it for the good times (or the drama, which some people are), but for every time, every occasion, every kind of day.
23. I swear, I will do anything to keep you happy…
2424 I’m that girlfriend that will seriously keep you on track. I’ll care about your future more than you do.
Some guys can’t handle this. Some guys don’t realize that they have an epic coach-cheerleader combo in their dedicated girlfriend, who asks “Did you do X?” not because she’s demanding or nagging but because she knows, better than him in some moments, that it’s important to him! Some guys do understand this, but may need a gentle reminder that it’s out of love that you’re helping to hold him to a high standard.
24. I’m that girlfriend that will seriously keep you on track. ...
2525 I feel like everything in my life has led me to you…
My choices, my heartbreaks, my regrets. Everything. And when we’re together, my past seems worth it. Because if I had done one thing differently, I might not have met you.
I think about this a lot, and I know I’m not alone. It’s scary and it’s also amazing. Given the number of stars that had to line up for it to happen, you two meeting very nearly did not happen. But then, on the other hand, how incredible, how lucky you are that it did!
25. I feel like everything in my life has led me to you…
2626 He’s like a song she can’t get out of her head.
This is especially true in the beginning, when you’re so taken with a new person you just can’t stop thinking about every cute feature, every thing he said, every little thing he did. As your love matures, he stays in your head in a different way, in that you think of him as an essential part of how you live your life and conduct yourself. You’re always thinking of how to be a good girlfriend, the next time you’re going to see him, and probably your future together.
26. He’s like a song she can’t get out of her head.
2727 I’ve got fire for a heart. I’m not scared of the dark.
This is coming up a lot on this list because it’s true: guys are bad at feelings. Guys are especially bad at feelings when they think they’re going to bum you out or make things complicated by opening up about the dark, sticky, unpleasant things they don’t like to show to anyone. Let him know you’re stronger than those things, that together you’re stronger, and that you’re ready to know all of him, even the dark, sticky parts.
27. I’ve got fire for a heart. I’m not scared of the dark.
2828 Love is meant to be an adventure.
-Gordon B. Hinckley
And adventure has highs and lows and challenges and new experiences. If your love has all that and keeps you on the edge of your seat, don’t worry: you’re doing it right.
28. Love is meant to be an adventure.
2929 Let’s cuddle so I can steal your body heat.
Number one reason to have a boyfriend, really.
29. Let’s cuddle so I can steal your body heat.
3030 Falling for him wasn’t falling at all. I was like walking into a house and suddenly knowing you’re home.
Falling in love is such a stock phrase, and a lot of writers and poets choose to pick it apart and turn it around for greater impact. Falling is scary and suggests a total lack of control, which is sometimes accurate, but what about when love grounds you, centers you? Isn’t that even better?
30. Falling for him wasn’t falling at all. I was like walking i...
3131 You’re my favorite place to go when my mind searches for peace.
Being with someone good can be so calming, even in your worst moments. He’s the thing that’s always going right, and will improve on your every mood, comfort you in every situation.
31. You’re my favorite place to go when my mind searches for pe...
3232 Be yourself. I love you like that.
And don’t let him forget it!
32. Be yourself. I love you like that.
3333 Thank you for reminding me what butterflies feel like.
Sometimes we get jaded and it’s hard to let ourselves get excited about whatever boy we’ve just met. Then, you meet someone really special, and you don’t get butterflies right away, but as you get to know and trust him. The butterflies that are hardest to inspire are the most special anyway.
33. Thank you for reminding me what butterflies feel like.
3434 When I’m with you, I feel safe from the the things that hurt me inside.
We all have those things, those anxieties. Maybe your boyfriend doesn’t fix them, but his presence can put your heart and mind at ease.
34. When I’m with you, I feel safe from the the things that hur...
3535 Since you’ve walked into my life now I see why it didn’t work out with anyone else.
Life and loving different people is a journey. You learn so much year after year. Every time you meet someone new, you’re coming into things with more wisdom than you did with your last love. And that means every time you allow yourself to get closer to someone, you mean it even more.
35. Since you’ve walked into my life now I see why it didn’t wo...
3636 Every girl has her best friend, boyfriend, and true love. But you’re really lucky if they’re all the same person.
And ladies, this is possible. I’m not saying you shouldn’t have best girlfriends too, but don’t settle for a boyfriend if you aren’t having just as much fun with him as you do with your besties.
36. Every girl has her best friend, boyfriend, and true love. B...
3737 And I promise you this: no matter who enters your life, I will love you more than any of them.
Because you know him better and care more. When everyone else come and goes, you will not. Your love is unconditional, and stronger than the rest.
37. And I promise you this: no matter who enters your life, I w...
3838 Waiting is a sight of true love and patience. Anyone can say I love you, but not everyone can wait and prove it’s true.
This is especially fitting if you’re long distance, or are going through major life changes that have put you relationship on hold. If not, it’s still true. As time goes on, you’ll know more about your boyfriend, see more sides of him, and you’ll learn to love every part of him. It’s easy to love the best of someone. When you wait, and see the highs and the lows both, and still love them, that’s real.
38. Waiting is a sight of true love and patience. Anyone can sa...
3939 I have embraced many beautiful memories in my life, but the one I admire the most was when I met you.
Some memories never fade, stay vivid in your head for years and years. The first moment of meeting your love is one of those, because you revisit it so often, and every time you do, you see, more and more, how much followed that first moment. The memory of your first meeting ages well.
39. I have embraced many beautiful memories in my life, but the...
4040 Someday when the pages of my life end, I know that you will be one of its most beautiful chapters.
Ugh, this hits me right in the feels. Maybe because I’m very much a book person? I also like this quote because it implies that even if you don’t last forever, you can still value someone who was part of your life only for so many years. I think there’s beauty in that, that zen-like acceptance of what could otherwise seem like a harsh reality.
40. Someday when the pages of my life end, I know that you will...
4141 When I say, “I love you,” it’s not because I want you or because I can’t have you…
…It has nothing to do with me. I love what you are, what you do, how you try. I’ve seen your kindness and your strength. I’ve seen the best and the worst of you. And I understand with perfect clarity exactly what you are. -Joss Whedon
“I love you,” can be automatic. “I love you,” can be said with expectations, with demands, and that’s not cool. Say it sincerely. Say what you mean. This quote explains exactly what that’s like.
41. When I say, “I love you,” it’s not becaus...
4242 There is a madness in loving you, a lack of reason that makes it feel so flawless.
Love is often likened to madness, because the feeling is so intense. But does that also mean it’s pure, because there’s no rationalizing it, it just is? Maybe.
42. There is a madness in loving you, a lack of reason that mak...
4343 he placed his hands on my mind before reaching for my waist…
or my lips
he didn’t call me
he called me
-Rupi Kaur, milk and honey
You know you’re beautiful, anyway, and that’s far from the most important thing about you. Its nice when someone agrees and tells you so, but when someone finds you gripping, compelling, fascinating, and lets you know? That’s way better.
43. he placed his hands on my mind before reaching for my waist...
4444 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.
I think we’re lucky that the great philosophers found time to write about love. This is so beautiful, and touches on how love seems to awaken us, make us more sensitive to the beauty and poetry of the world. Very, very true.
44. Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart w...
4545 Book quotes for boyfriend: The very first moment I beheld him, my heart was irrevocably gone.
-Jane Austen, Love and Friendship
Borrowing quotes from venerable sources is a good idea, because it’s like you’re heaping all the significance of a great work of literature on your sentiments.
45. Book quotes for boyfriend: The very first moment I beheld h...
4646 Love is either crazy or it’s nothing at all.
Milan Kundera, Life is Elsewhere
And this is true even when you’ve been together for a while and the crazy-butterfly-infatuation stage is over. When that’s over, your love is more level-headed. But it’s still crazy because you know how deep it is, what you would do for your boyfriend, how much he means to your heart and mind. It’s a different kind of crazy, but it’s there.
46. Love is either crazy or it’s nothing at all.
4747 I have a strong will to love you for eternity.
Milan Kundera, Immortality
This quote is so short and simple but look closely. Loving someone forever, for all time, for all eternity? Sure, we hear that all the time. Strong will? Knowing that love takes work and a strong heart and mind? That strength of will is what makes eternal love possible? Oh, yes. That’s something different.
47. I have a strong will to love you for eternity.
4848 Think of love as a state of grace not as a means to anything… but an end in itself.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Love in the Time of Cholera
Love should not come with expectations or demands or the idea of achieving something. Love should be pure, in that it should exist only for itself. If you dedicate this quote to your boyfriend, you’re actually saying a lot: you’re saying you aren’t expecting him to fulfill any particular fantasy or achieve some goal, just that you want to love and share love and enjoy it exactly as it is.
48. Think of love as a state of grace not as a means to anythin...
4949 …she felt an irresistible longing to begin life with him over again so that they could say what they had left unsaid and do everything right that they had done badly in the past.
Gabriel García Márquez, Love in the Time of Cholera
If you’ve never read Love in the Time of Cholera you’re missing out. Go read it. This line is from a sad moment, but taken alone, it’s much sweeter. It’s not good to dwell on regrets and mistakes, but wanting to correct everything and do better is a kind and loving desire.
49. …she felt an irresistible longing to begin life with him ov...
5050 I didn’t fall in love, I rose in it. I saw you and made up my mind.
Toni Morrison, Jazz
I think this quote gets its impact from how short it is. That’s a mark of a great writer, how she can slam the point home so beautifully with so few words. And here’s that rejection of “falling” in love again. Meeting someone you know is the real deal can make you feel so sure, so resolute. It doesn’t knock you off your feet: it lifts you up.
50. I didn’t fall in love, I rose in it. I saw you and ma...
5151 I can’t wait until I can roll over at 2.AM. to find your lips instead of a text.
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