Ah, love. Depending on who you ask, it's a many-splendored thing or it's all you need — and sometimes it's even a battlefield. But regardless of how you define it, love can often be hard to express or put into words, whether you're looking for a sweet Valentine's Day message or a creative way to say "I love you." Fortunately, though we can always turn to the world's most famous writers, musicians and poets for some eloquent takes on the subject — which, of course, leads us to the best love quotes of all time.
From swoon-worthy sayings from movies and novels to the most romantic Valentine's Day quotes, these sweet quotes about love capture what's so special about a deep and meaningful connection — whether that love is new or decades-old, a passionate romance or a true friendship. If you're at a loss for words to express just how you feel, check out these emotional and inspirational quotes from some of the best wordsmiths —