(Closed) “REAL” love quotes and phrases

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Post # 3
19 posts
  • Wedding: August 2009

Hi RIBride,

 This one isn’t so much about love as it is marriage, and I guess it’s a little depressing because it’s taken from a book written by Joan Didion just after her husband’s death, but I think it’s really lovely too,


"…we were equally incapable of imagining the reality of life without the other. This will not be a story in which the death of a husband or wife becomes what amounts to a credits sequence for a new life, a catalyst for the discover that … ‘you can love more that one person.’ Of course you can, but marriage is something different. Marriage is memory, marriage is time." (from The Year of Magical Thinking)

Try flipping through your favorite books, too, for passages that highlight what loves means to you in a less conventional way.



Post # 4
54 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I used this quote on our invitations, website, photo album:

" For I have found the one whom my soul loves." by Salomon.

Post # 5
41 posts

This is one of my favorites:

 You know you’re in love when you can’t sleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.

    * Dr. Seuss

 It might be too foofy (I love that word!) but I love Dr. Seuss 🙂

Post # 6
820 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Check out some of Pablo Neruda’s poetry (not his odes, but Sonnets, and Love Poems). You could use a stanza or two as quotes. He is amazing. It’s unique, and not "foofy" at all. 

Post # 7
1276 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I think this is from a hallmark card, but:

 "I love you not just for who you are, but who I am when I’m with you."

I’ve also always loved "At my most beautiful" by REM.  I’ve always believed that was what being in love feels like…and now I’m listening to it an crying b/c that’s how I feel about fizicsGuy.   You can read lyrics here:


Post # 8
222 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

My absolute favorite (and one that we will be using for our wedding) is:

"Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairytale."



Post # 10
111 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

This isn’t a quote; instead it was part of a toast, but I love the message behind the words!

When I heard that Derek and Heather were to be married, my first thought was, I have to buy a new suit!

Bringing a new suit into your life is not something to be taken lightly. There are a lot of things to consider, and you need to be very careful and thoughtful about your choice. Sure, you can see something in the window, draped ever so flatteringly on a mannequin, and think to yourself, “that is SO me.” Then you try it on for size, take it for a test drive, look in the mirror and realize, nope, this is so NOT me.

So you move on. There are racks and racks of suits out there, friends. So many choices you can get dizzy or frustrated or depressed when you keep trying them on and they just don’t quite work. The fit is a little off, the color doesn’t compliment your eyes, wide lapels are out, too many or too few buttons on the jacket … and those pants make your ass look huge.


Sometimes you wear something just because it’s convenient. You know it’s not exactly right, but you wear it anyway. And all the while you feel just a little uncomfortable, just the slightest bit … wrong.

But every once in a while, and very rarely, you find something that is perfect. This suit, for example. After Christmas sale, Barney’s New York, Costume National, half price. Italian tailoring, 100% Gabardine wool, hand-stitching along the lapels, lovely detail work inside the jacket, double vents, no pleats.

Once in a great while, it all comes together. It all falls into place. It all works.

All it takes is a little luck, like finding yourself in the right place, at the right time, having the patience to wait for the right one, and never losing hope that somewhere, out there, is the perfect suit for you.

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