Valentines_Candy For those searching for the right words to say this Valentine's Day, below are a list of 25 romantic sayings to share with your sweetheart, family or friends. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Chocolate and flowers are easy -- but finding the right words to share with that special someone this Valentine’s Day can be a challenge.

Valentine's Day, which is celebrated on Feb. 14, has some dark origins. The association between the cold winter month and romance harks back to a pagan festival known as Lupercalia, which began with an animal sacrifice then ritual slapping of women with the animal’s skin and blood to bestow fertility for the coming year.

In the 5th century, in an effort to Christianize the pagan tradition, Pope Gelasius declared Feb. 14 Saint Valentine’s Day. And there isn’t one “Saint Valentine.” There were reportedly several canonized by the church. According to legend, one of them was a defiant Roman priest that continued to perform marriage ceremonies despite the emperor’s explicit request not to. Sentenced to death, he reportedly fell in love with his jailer’s daughter. On Feb. 14, the day of his execution, he left her note signed “from your Valentine.”

Now, Valentine’s Day is celebrated around the world as a day to express one’s love for a sweetheart, family member, friend or even pet. For those searching for the right words to say, below are 25 Valentine’s Day quotes to share with your loved ones.


“For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.” -- Judy Garland

“Kisses are a better fate than wisdom.” -- e. e. cummings

"I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you." -- Paulo Coelho

“When love is not madness, it is not love.” -- Pedro Calderon de la Barca

“Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination.” -- Voltaire

“If a hug represented how much I loved you, I would hold you in my arms forever.” -- Mandy Hampton

“One day you will ask me which is more important? My life or yours? I will say mine and you will walk away not knowing that you are my life.” -- Khalil Gibran

“Love is not finding someone to live with; it’s finding someone you can’t live without.” -- Rafael Ortiz

“Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, and therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.” -- William Shakespeare



"All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt." -- Charles M. Schulz

"I am weird, you are weird. Everyone in this world is weird. One day, two people come together in mutual weirdness and fall in love." -- Dr. Seuss

"What the world really needs is more love and less paper work." - Pearl Bailey

“Today is Valentine's Day - or, as men like to call it, Extortion Day!” -- Jay Leno

“Falling in love is so hard on the knees.” -- Aerosmith

"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

“As a man in a relationship, you have a choice: You can be right or you can be happy.” – Ralphie May

“A guy knows he's in love when he loses interest in his car for a couple of days.” -- Tim Allen

“Women with pasts interest men. They hope history will repeat itself.” -- By Mae West



“A heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others.” -- Frank Morgan

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

"Love doesn't make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile." -- Franklin P. Jones

"Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired." -- Robert Frost

"You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly." -- Sam Keen

“Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.” -- Zora Neale Hurston

“Poetry spills from the cracks of a broken heart, but flows from one which is loved.” -- Christopher Paul Rubero

“The heart has its reasons that reason knows nothing of.” -- Blaise Pascal