24 Shakespeare Love Quotes That Are Incredibly Romantic

Joseph Fiennes as William Shakespeare in 'Shakespeare in Love'
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"If music be the food of love, play on."

24 Shakespeare Love Quotes That Are Too Romantic for Their Own Good

There's no person who can better sum up all the feelings that come along with being in love quite like William Shakespeare.

He truly is a genius who somehow always finds the words to express the heartwarming and tender feeling. We can't always do that, which is why we're always paraphrasing Shakespeare when we need a little help in that department.

If you've been struggling with finding the words to tell your partner how you really feel, use these Shakespeare love quotes. Find the one that speaks to you now!

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Shakespeare Love Quotes

  • "Hear my soul speak. The very instant that I saw you did my heart fly to your service, there resides to make me slave to it, and for your sake am I this patient log-man." -The Tempest

  • "You draw me, you hard-hearted adamant; but yet you draw not iron, for my heart is true as steel: leave you your power to draw, and I shall have no power to follow you." -A Midsummer Night's Dream

  • "If music be the food of love, play on." -Twelfth Night

  • "Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, and therefore is winged Cupid painted blind." -A Midsummer Night's Dream

  • "I love you more than words can wield the matter, dearer than eyesight, space, and liberty." -King Lear

  • "Love is like a child, that longs for everything it can come by." -The Two Gentlemen of Verona

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Shakespeare Quotes About Love

  • "My bounty is as boundless as the sea, my love as deep." -Romeo & Juliet

  • "But never doubt I love." -Hamlet

  • "One half of me is yours, the other half yours mine own, I would say; but if mine, then yours, and so all yours." -The Merchant of Venice

  • "Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate." -Sonnet 18

  • "I love thee so, that, maugre all thy pride, nor wit nor reason can my passion hide." -Twelfth Night

  • "Her passions are made of nothing but the finest part of pure love." -Antony and Cleopatra

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Love Quotes From Shakespeare

  • "I'll follow thee and make a heaven of hell, to die upon the hand I love so well." -A Midsummer Night's Dream

  • "Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none." -All's Well That Ends Well

  • "Lovers can do their amorous rites by their own beauties." -Romeo & Juliet

  • "She loved me for the dangers I had passed, and I loved her that she did pity them." -Othello

  • "In thy youth wast as true a lover, as ever sighed upon a midnight pillow." -As You Like It

  • "A heart to love, and in that heart, courage, to make's love known." -Macbeth

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Best Shakespeare Love Quotes

  • "She will die if you love her not, and she will die ere she might make her love known." -Much Ado About Nothing

  • "This bud of love by summer's ripening breath may prove a beauteous flower when next we meet." -Romeo & Juliet

  • "Love is begun by time, and time qualifies the spark and fire of it." -Hamlet

  • "I'll make my heaven in a lady's lap." -Henry VI Part 3

  • "This is the very ecstasy of love." -Hamlet

  • "I can express no kinder sign of love, than this kind kiss." -Henry VI

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