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50 Hopeless Romantic Quotes: Learn to Love with Abandon

Dayna Remus
Dec 24, 2022
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There are few experiences in life that can match up to falling in love. It is possibly one of the closest things we have to magic. Hopeless romantics are deeply drawn to this enchantment; read the 50 quotes below to learn more about loving with abandon.

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There is no shortage of romance in cinema and novels. From a young age, especially for little girls, shows of Prince Charming, whether in the form of a Disney Prince or Hugh Grant, come along, and all is well with the world.

Love is truly a beautiful experience, but where do we draw the line between what is true and what is fantasy? Let's dive into the world of hopeless romantics to get their perspective on love and relationship via these 50 quotes.

Mithila Palkar’s quote: "I'm a hopeless romantic and a believer in handwritten letters." | Image: AmoDays

Mithila Palkar’s quote: "I'm a hopeless romantic and a believer in handwritten letters." | Image: AmoDays

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Quotes from the Hopeless Romantics Themselves

"As long as I am breathing, I will hope...and I will love with every last breath." ― N.R.Hart

"I'm looking for love. Real love. Ridiculous, inconvenient, consuming, can't-live-without-each-other love." ― Candace Bushnell

"We are hopeless romantics who still fall in love with words." ― Avijeet Das

"I'm a hopeless romantic with a dirty mind." ― Leelee Sobieski

"I'm a hopeless romantic and a believer in handwritten letters." — Mithila Palkar

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Avijeet Das’ quote: "We are hopeless romantics who still fall in love with words."  | Image: AmoDays

Avijeet Das’ quote: "We are hopeless romantics who still fall in love with words." | Image: AmoDays

"I'm personally a hopeless romantic. I always have been." ― Brett Young

"I will always be the ever-hopeful completely hopeless romantic." ― N.R.Hart

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"The one who will jolt awake all the unwritten, the unsung, and the unlived in me; I am waiting for him." ― Sanober Khan

"I'd rather be a hopeless romantic than a skeptic because while the hopeless romantic may get burned many times, the skeptic will never really experience love." ― Kealohilani

"I'm a hopeless romantic." ― CM Punk

N.R.Hart’s quote: "I will always be the ever-hopeful completely hopeless romantic."  | Image: AmoDays

N.R.Hart’s quote: "I will always be the ever-hopeful completely hopeless romantic." | Image: AmoDays

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"I will always be the hopeless romantic, more often pathetic than heroic." ― Chris Lowell

"I am a hopeless romantic, and I love to spoil my girlfriends." ― Orlando Bloom

"I am a hopeless romantic. And I won't stop till I get it right." — Halle Berry

"I need to fall in love with a hopeless romantic. Someone who would tell me that my eyes are like the stars at night and how my morning bed hair looks like a windswept forest that dances whenever the sky cries every time the ocean quenches her thirst for love. Someone who believes in fate, destiny, and magic. Someone who believes that finding true love is a necessity to cope with the sadness and agony that life brings. Someone who believes that I exist." ― Juansen Dizon

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"Call me hopeless romantic, but I want to see my friend with the guy she's been pining for forever...I want that more than anything on this earth." ― Kristen Ashley

Halle Berry’s quote: "I am a hopeless romantic. And I won't stop till I get it right." | Image: AmoDays

Halle Berry’s quote: "I am a hopeless romantic. And I won't stop till I get it right." | Image: AmoDays

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"I think I'll always be a hopeless romantic." ― Kim Kardashian

"What I want is... I want to fall in love. I want to have a big, dramatic, ridiculous love story, like a period piece, and my love interest is played by Saoirse Ronan, and I get to wear a fancy corset. I want to write books about the way that feels. And I don't know if I'll ever have any of that here, but I know what I'll lose if I leave." ― Casey McQuiston

Romantic Quotes for These Love-Struck Idealists

"The best thing to hold onto in life is each other." ― Audrey Hepburn

"Loving you is like walking between raindrops." ― BJ Neblett

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"Birds do it, bees do it, even educated fleas do it; let's do it, let's fall in love." ― Cole Porter

Audrey Hepburn’s quote: "The best thing to hold onto in life is each other." | Image: AmoDays

Audrey Hepburn’s quote: "The best thing to hold onto in life is each other." | Image: AmoDays

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"In a world full of temporary things, you are a perpetual feeling." ― Sanober Khan

"Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same." ― Emily Bronte

Quotes about Love

"Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies." ― Aristotle

"Our hearts speak the same language, but more importantly, our souls share the same voice." ― Nikki Rowe

"Life is a game, and true love is a trophy." ― Rufus Wainwright

Aristotle’s quote: "Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies." | Image: AmoDays

Aristotle’s quote: "Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies." | Image: AmoDays

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"The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return." ― David Bowie

"True love is eternal, infinite, and always like itself. It is equal and pure, without violent demonstrations: it is seen with white hairs and is always young in the heart." ― Honore de Balzac

"Love is like the wind, you can't see it, but you can feel it." ― Nicholas Sparks

"True love brings up everything – you're allowing a mirror to be held up to you daily." ― Jennifer Aniston

"Tis better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all." ― Alfred Tennyson

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Abhijit Naskar’s quote: "You cannot force love; to force love is to ruin it." | Image: AmoDays

Abhijit Naskar’s quote: "You cannot force love; to force love is to ruin it." | Image: AmoDays

"All, everything that I understand, I only understand because I love." ― Leo Tolstoy

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"Love is not something that merely enhances existencelove is existence." ― Abhijit Naskar

"Real love is always chaotic. You lose control; you lose perspective. You lose the ability to protect yourself. The greater the love, the greater the chaos. It's a given, and that's the secret." ― Jonathan Carroll

"You cannot force love; to force love is to ruin it." ― Abhijit Naskar

"Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye." ― H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Louisa May Alcott’s quote: "Love is a great beautifier." | Image: AmoDays

Louisa May Alcott’s quote: "Love is a great beautifier." | Image: AmoDays

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"True love is not how you forgive, but how you forget, not what you see but what you feel, not how you listen but how you understand, and not how you let go but how you hold on." ― Dale Evans

"Love is a great beautifier." ― Louisa May Alcott

"True love is selfless. It is prepared to sacrifice." ― Sadhu Vaswani

"Love is like a virus. It can happen to anybody at any time." ― Maya Angelou

"Where there is love, there is life." ― Mahatma Gandhi

Quotes from the Skeptics

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Hugh Grant’s quote: "I'm not a hopeless romantic. I'm quite the reverse. I'm a nasty piece of work, an egomaniac." | Image: AmoDays

Hugh Grant’s quote: "I'm not a hopeless romantic. I'm quite the reverse. I'm a nasty piece of work, an egomaniac." | Image: AmoDays

"Life isn't always about fireworks. Your fireworks will come, Sarah. And they'll fizzle out just as fast. Life's an experience, not a destination. All of us have the same destination, but not one of us has an identical experience. You'll find someone who will be there when the fireworks fizzle out, and the sky turns black and love you just the same. That's the one to hold onto." ― Marilyn Grey

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"When was the last time she'd actually had a relationship based on reality instead of some completely invented fantasy she'd written in her head? In her stupid, silly, romantic head." ― Harriet Evans

"True love comes quietly, without banners or flashing lights. If you hear bells, get your ears checked." ― Erich Segal

"True love is not a strong, fiery, impetuous passion. It is, on the contrary, an element calm and deep. It looks beyond mere externals and is attracted by qualities alone. It is wise and discriminating, and its devotion is real and abiding." ― Ellen G. White

"I'm not a hopeless romantic. I'm quite the reverse. I'm a nasty piece of work, an egomaniac." — Hugh Grant

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Ken Poirot’s quote: "Nothing is more excruciating than hopelessly longing for lost love." | Image: AmoDays

Ken Poirot’s quote: "Nothing is more excruciating than hopelessly longing for lost love." | Image: AmoDays

"How unromantic. It wasn't true either. The truth was, Elle wanted to believe in happy ever after more than anything. But to admit it would be to discount what she knew to be the real facts of life. So she didn't know how to admit that she longed, secretly, to have her perspective changed, by something or someone, she didn't know which." ― Harriet Evan

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"I am a hopeless romantic. A silly, ridiculous, foolish romantic. I live in a fantasy land. I need to get real. And now, for the first time, I want to get real. I want a real relationship with a real man in the real world–-with all the real problems, faults, and whatever comes with it." ― Alexandra Potter

More Quotes on Hopeless Romance

"Nothing is more excruciating than hopelessly longing for lost love." — Ken Poirot

"A hopeless romantic once said, love her or leave her, if she wants, she'll stay." ― Aishini

"Oh yes, We've all danced to this particular tune at one time in our lives. In my experience, the majority of women are hopeless romantics, believing that, in time, he'll realize how wonderful we are, and fall in love with us...." ― Catherine Sanderson

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Mahatma Gandhi’s quote: "Where there is love, there is life." | Image: AmoDays

Mahatma Gandhi’s quote: "Where there is love, there is life." | Image: AmoDays

Many of us, as children and teenagers, are originally hopeless romantics. But as heartbreak after heartbreak follows, we begin to close up, becoming cynical about love and scared of the pain it might cause. One kudos we must give to hopeless romantics is that they definitely possess a sense of courage, even if bordering on foolishness.

There is a third path, one of balance. It is possible to open our hearts up while still being cautious instead of running away or towards the possible love interest.

For those who did decide to enter a relationship and are not struggling with heartbreaking, read these quotes to soothe the ache: mend the pieces of your heart with these 36 golden kintsugi quotes.

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