131 Love Quotes for Him That Speak to Any Occasion

Let your main squeeze know how much he means to you.
Love Quotes for Him
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Jamie Cuccinelli the knot writer and wedding expert
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Jamie Cuccinelli
Jamie Cuccinelli the knot writer and wedding expert
Jamie Cuccinelli
Senior Editor, Sex & Relationships
  • Jamie is a Senior Editor for The Knot where she oversees all sex and relationship editorial content.
  • Before joining The Knot Worldwide, she worked with an array of digital publications that include Brides, The Zoe Report, Bustle and MyDomaine.
  • Jamie graduated with a degree in English and Media, Culture & Communications from New York University.
Updated Nov 30, 2023

You know how sometimes it feels like you have so much to say—but you just don't know how? Oftentimes, it can strike when trying to describe how you feel about your partner or husband. That's when it's time to turn to the best love quotes for him. These sweet sayings from poems, movies, song lyrics and more ought to provide all the inspiration you need.

These "I love you" quotes for him are ideal for quoting in a birthday card, anniversary message or even a wedding toast. Better yet, spread the love throughout the year by writing one on a weekly Post-It note for him to find and chase away the Sunday scaries!

From cute quotes for him to romantic love quotes for him to sexy love quotes for him, you'll find 'em all below. Scroll on to see our lengthy list of love quotes for him. (131, to be exact!)

In this article:

I Love You Quotes for Him

If you're in the habit of saying "I love you" to your partner, surprise him by enhancing the phrase with additional meaning. When you're ready to say those three little words to your guy, opt for one of these I love you quotes for him.

  • "I love you and I like you." —Parks & Recreation
  • "I love you very much, probably more than anybody could love another person." —50 First Dates
  • "I love you." "I know." —Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back
  • "But I love you. I'm totally and completely in love with you, and I don't care if you think it's too late. I'm telling you anyway." —No Strings Attached
  • "Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you.' Mature love says 'I need you because I love you.'" —Erich Fromm
  • "I love you… I am who I am because of you. You are every reason, every hope and every dream I've ever had, and no matter what happens to us in the future, every day we are together is the greatest day of my life." —The Notebook
  • "If I tell you I love you, can I keep you forever?" —Casper
  • "I promise to love you forever; every single day of forever." —Stephenie Meyer, Eclipse
  • "I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you straightforwardly, without complexities or pride; so I love you because I know no other way than this: where I does not exist, nor you, so close that your hand on my chest is my hand, so close that your eyes close as I fall asleep." —Pablo Neruda, "Love Sonnett XVII"

Cute Love Quotes for Him

Cute love quotes for him are your go-to if you want to share your feelings while keeping things light. (They make for the perfect midday surprise text!)

  • "I just wanna go over there and kiss him. How can I kiss him without letting him know that I like him?" —Friends
  • "You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams." —Dr. Seuss
  • 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
  • "Love is quivering happiness." —Khalil Gibran, Love Letters in the Sand: The Love Poems of Khalil Gibran
  • "As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once." —John Green, The Fault in Our Stars
  • "I wish I knew how to quit you." —Brokeback Mountain
  • "To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with." —Mark Twain
  • "I wanted it to be you, I wanted it to be you so badly." —You've Got Mail
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Love Quotes for Him from the Heart

If you're approaching your wedding day or moving in together, celebrate the major milestone by writing down your sentiments: These romantic quotes speak straight from the heart. Love quotes are a great way to turn your feelings into art too, so consider framing one of these beautiful love quotes for him and gifting it for an anniversary or another special occasion.

  • "In all the world, there is no heart for me like yours. In all the world, there is no love for you like mine." —Maya Angelou
  • "What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined for life... to strengthen each other... to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories." —George Eliot, Adam Bede
  • "Love is the answer, and you know that for sure/Love is a flower, you've got to let it grow." —John Lennon, "Mind Games"
  • "I would rather share one lifetime with you than face all the ages of this world alone." The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • "But you've slipped under my skin, invaded my blood and seized my heart." Maria V. Snyder, Poison Study
  • "Love never claims, it ever gives. Love never suffers, never resents, never revenges itself." —Gandhi
  • "Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired." —Robert Frost
  • "The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart." —Helen Keller
  • "If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you." —A.A. Milne
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Funny Love Quotes for Him

If you love sharing a laugh with your sweetheart, turn to these funny love quotes for him. Whipping one out may give him a good laugh and brighten his day.

  • "I've fallen in love. I'm an ordinary woman. I didn't think such violent things could happen to ordinary people." —Brief Encounter
  • "Love, I've come to understand, is more than three words mumbled before bedtime." —Nicholas Sparks, The Wedding
  • "Love is being stupid together." —Paul Valéry
  • "You can't blame gravity for falling in love." —Albert Einstein
  • "Come live in my heart and pay no rent." —Samuel Lover
  • "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
  • "Love is something eternal, the aspect may change, but not the essence." —Vincent Van Gogh
  • "Love is sharing your popcorn." —Charles Schultz
  • "I love you no matter what you do, but do you have to do so much of it?" —Jean Illsley Clarke
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Short Love Quotes for Him

Keeping your love quotes for him short and sweet is wise if you're short on time or character space. These short love quotes for him are perfect for Instagram captions and the like.

  • "At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet." —Plato
  • "I love you and that's the beginning and end of everything." —F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • "If music be the food of love, play on." —William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night
  • "I'm just a girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her" —Notting Hill
  • "I am in you and you in me, mutual in divine love." —William Blake
  • "You had me at hello." —Jerry Maguire
  • "Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies." —Aristotle
  • "The best thing to hold onto in life is each other." —Audrey Hepburn
  • "When I look at you, I can feel it. I look at you and I'm home." —Finding Nemo
  • "There is no remedy for love but to love more." —Henry David Thoreau
  • "Love is a choice you make from moment to moment." —Barbara De Angelis
  • "If I know what love is, it is because of you." —Hermann Hesse
  • "Who are wise in love, love most, say least." —Alfred Tennyson
  • "You are my heart, my life, my one and only thought." —Arthur Conan Doyle
  • "You are all of my today and all of my tomorrows." —Leo Christopher

Romantic Love Quotes for Him

Who doesn't love a little traditional romance every now and then? As the cherry on top of an intimate night together, lay it on thick with these romantic love quotes for him.

  • Whenever I'm alone with you, you make me feel like I am home again. Whenever I'm alone with you, you make me feel like I am whole again." —The Cure, "Lovesong"
  • "To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow—this is a human offering that can border on miraculous." —Elizabeth Gilbert
  • "I exist in two places: Here and where you are." —Margaret Atwood
  • "If I had a flower for every time I thought of you... I could walk through my garden forever." —Alfred Tennyson
  • "Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place." —Zora Neale Hurston
  • "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
  • "We loved with a love that was more than love." —Edgar Allan Poe
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Sweet Love Quotes for Him

Surprise your sweetie with a sweet love quote that will show him how much he means to you. Whether you write one of these love quotes in a card or present it to him on a mug for his morning coffee, he's sure to adore you for it.

  • "I'm happiest when I'm being myself and I'm myself when I'm with you." —What's Your Number?
  • "Three words. Eight letters. Say it, and I'm yours." —Gossip Girl
  • "Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same." Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights
  • "They invented hugs to let people know you love them without saying anything." —Bil Keane
  • "You don't love someone because they're perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they're not." —Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper
  • "The secret of a happy marriage is finding the right person. You know they're right if you love to be with them all the time." —Julia Child
  • "You're the first boy I ever kissed… and I want you to be the last" Sweet Home Alabama
  • "Love doesn't make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile." —Franklin P. Jones
  • "We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly." —Sam Keen, To Love and Be Loved
  • "How lucky am I to have someone who makes saying goodbye so hard." —A.A. Milne
  • "I love that you are my person and I am yours, that whatever door we come to, we will open it together." —A.R. Asher
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Sexy Love Quotes for Him

Get in the mood with these sexy love quotes for him. Think: Sensual, non-sleazy phrases that feel delightfully flirty.

  • "I wanna be on you." Anchorman
  • "You can have me anywhere." —Casino Royale
  • "I have a crush on your mind. I fell for your personality. Your looks are just a bonus." —The Notebook
  • "My soul made love to your soul long before our bodies met. When I first laid my eyes on you, I recognized you. You held my future in your hands." —Anita Krizzan
  • "I gasp, and I'm Eve in the Garden of Eden, and he's the serpent, and I cannot resist." —E.L. James, Fifty Shades of Grey
  • "I desire to be with you. I miss you. I feel lonely when I can't see you. I am obsessed with you, fascinated by you, infatuated with you. I hunger for your taste, your smell, the feel of your soul touching mine." Jack Llawayllyn, Indulgence
  • "Take off your clothes. Show me. Show me your edges. I want to see with my own eyes where you end and where I begin. I want to see where I fit, where you leave off being you and turn into me." Peregrine
  • "He was now in that state of fire that she loved. She wanted to be burnt." —Anaïs Nin
  • "I love gazing in your eyes and my favorite place in the world is lying in your arms." Unknown

True Love Quotes for Him

When you're sure it's true love, these sentiments below should resonate. Use them for inspiration when it comes time to pen your next anniversary card.

  • "Love is when the other person's happiness is more important than your own." H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
  • "Most of my life I felt alone, even when I was with people. That was until I met you." —Pretty Little Liars
  • "I love our story. Sure it's messy, but it's the story that got us here." —How I Met Your Mother
  • "A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person." —Mignon McLaughlin
  • "Sometimes I can't see myself when I'm with you. I can only just see you." Jodi Lynn Anderson
  • "There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment." —Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever
  • "Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope." —Maya Angelou
  • "True love stories never have endings." —Richard Bach
  • "The greatest gift that you can give to others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance." —Brian Tracy
  • "She knew she loved him when 'home' went from being a place to being a person." —E. Leventhal
  • "Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses." —Ann Landers
  • "The best love is the kind that awakens the soul; that makes us reach for more, that plants the fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. That's what I hope to give you forever." Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook
  • "Love grows by giving. The love we give away is the only love we keep. The only way to retain love is to give it away." – Elbert Hubbard
  • "Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction." —Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Airman's Odyssey
  • "I saw that you were perfect and I loved you. Then I saw that you were not perfect and I loved you even more." —Angelita Lim
  • "The real lover is the man who can thrill you by kissing your forehead or smiling into your eyes or just staring into space." —Marilyn Monroe
  • "It was a million tiny little things that, when you added them all up, they meant we were supposed to be together… and I knew it." —Sleepless In Seattle
  • "I come here with no expectations, only to profess, now that I am at liberty to do so, that my heart is and always will be...yours." —Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility
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Deep Love Quotes for Him

Maybe you've chosen a life partner with a philosophical side. (Hey, let's be honest—that's kinda sexy.) Speak to his inner feelings with one of these deep love quotes for him.

  • "Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage." —Lao Tzu
  • "The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you, not knowing how blind I was. Lovers don't finally meet somewhere. They're in each other all along." —Rumi
  • "There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love." —Bryant H. McGill
  • "Love, it never dies. It never goes away, it never fades, so long as you hang on to it. Love can make you immortal." —If I Stay
  • "You're the moon of my life, that's all I know and all I need to know and if this is a dream I will kill the man who tries to wake me." —Game of Thrones
  • "Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone—we find it with another." —Thomas Merton
  • "Through Love all that is bitter will be sweet, Through Love all that is copper will be gold, Through Love all dregs will become wine, through Love all pain will turn to medicine." —Rumi
  • "Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other." —Dalai Lama XIV
  • "Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own." —Robert A. Heinlein

Country Love Quotes for Him

Country crooners pretty much have the love thing down pat. Put your quote needs in their hands and you won't be disappointed. These love quotes come from some of the best country songs of all time.

  • "It's your love. It just does something to me. It sends a shock right through me I can't get enough and if you wonder about the spell I'm under, oh it's your love" —Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, "Your Love"
  • "And I don't mind if we take our time 'cause I'm all yours if you're all mine." —Defeater, "I Don't Mind"
  • "If I told you that I realized you're all I ever wanted. And it's killing me to be so far away Would you tell me that you love me too?" —Carrie Underwood and Randy Travis, "I Told You So"
  • "Without you there'd be no sun in my sky, there would be no love in my life, there'd be no world left for me. And I, baby I don't know what I would do" —Trisha Yearwood, "How Do I Live"
  • "Could I have this dance for the rest of my life?/Would you be my partner every night?" —Anne Murray, "Could I Have This Dance"
  • "My heart's never smiled so hard. Baby, lovin' you is fun." —Easton Corbin, "Lovin' You is Fun"
  • "You're still the one I run to, the one that I belong to. You're still the one I want for life." —Shania Twain, "You're Still the One"
  • "I wanna feel that way. Yeah, I wanna hold you close. Oh, if you still love me, I wanna feel that way. Don't just assume I know. Baby, remind me, remind me" —Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley, "Remind Me"
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Long Love Quotes for Him

If you've opted to write your own vows for your wedding ceremony, consider incorporating one of these long love quotes for him as part of your "I dos." (It could add an extra element or help you figure out exactly what you want to say.)

  • "Attachment is forbidden. Possession is forbidden. Compassion, which I would define as unconditional love, is essential to a Jedi's life. So you might say that we are encouraged to love." Star Wars: Episode II –Attack of the Clones
  • "I don't need a lot of things. I can get by with nothing. Of all the blessings life can bring, I've always needed something. But I've got all I want when it comes to loving you. You're my only reason. You're my only truth." —Leann Rimes, "I Need You"
  • "Now at last they were beginning Chapter One of the Great Story no one on Earth has ever read; which goes on forever: in which every chapter is better than the one before." —C.S. Lewis, The Last Battle
  • "I'm scared of everything. I'm scared of what I saw, I'm scared of what I did, of who I am, and most of all I'm scared of walking out of this room and never feeling the rest of my whole life the way I feel when I'm with you." —Dirty Dancing
  • "People think a soulmate is your perfect fit, and that's what everyone wants. But a true soulmate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life." —Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love
  • "But 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 rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls." —Khalil Gibran, The Prophet
  • "I hate the way you're always right. I hate it when you lie. I hate it when you make me laugh, even worse when you make me cry. I hate it when you're not around, and the fact that you didn't call. But mostly I hate the way I don't hate you. Not even close, not even a little bit, not even at all." —10 Things I Hate About You
  • "Through my love for you, I want to express my love for the whole cosmos, the whole of humanity, and all beings. By living with you, I want to learn to love everyone and all species. If I succeed in loving you, I will be able to love everyone and all species on Earth. This is the real message of love." —Thich Nhat Hanh

Inspirational Love Quotes for Him

When stressful times strike, show him you're standing by his side. These inspirational love quotes for him will say that you support him through life's difficulties.

  • "Infuse your life with action. Don't wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honor your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen... yourself, right now, right down here on Earth." —Bradley Whitford
  • "Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable." Bruce Lee
  • "Listen to me, Mister. You're my knight in shining armor. Don't you forget it. You're going to get back on that horse, and I'm going to be right behind you, holding on tight, and away we're gonna go, go go!" —On Golden Pond
  • "The more one does and sees and feels, the more one is able to do, and the more genuine may be one's appreciation of fundamental things like home, and love, and understanding companionship." —Amelia Earhart
  • "Loyalty and devotion lead to bravery. Bravery leads to the spirit of self-sacrifice. The spirit of self-sacrifice creates trust in the power of love." —Morihei Ueshiba
  • "I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love." —Mother Teresa
  • "The source of love is deep in us and we can help others realize a lot of happiness. One word, one action, one thought can reduce another person's suffering and bring that person joy." —Thich Nhat Hanh
  • "The more you are motivated by love, the more fearless and free your action will be." —Dalai Lama XIV
  • "One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is love!" —Sophocles

Contributions made by Diane Hall and Christin Perry

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