Chocolates, flowers and a candlelit dinner would not be complete without the right words to share with that special someone this Valentine’s Day. The annual holiday, which falls on Feb. 14 every year, celebrates love in all its forms – be it with your significant other, friends, family or pet.

This year, Americans are expected to spend a record $18.9 billion on gifts for Valentine’s Day. For those who have bought into the frenzy but don’t know what to write, post or tweet, below are 15 sayings to get you started.


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

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

“The very essence of romance is uncertainty.” -- Oscar Wilde

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

“The mouth is made for communication, and nothing is more articulate than a kiss.” -- Jarod Kintz


“Women marry men hoping they will change. Men marry women hoping they will not. So, each is inevitably disappointed.” – Albert Einstein

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

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

“The great question ... which I have not been able to answer ... is, "What ... does a woman want?" – Sigmund Freud

“A man in love is not complete until he is married. Then he is finished.” -- Zsa Zsa Gabor


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

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

“Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.” -- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

“Where there is love there is life.” -- Mahatma Gandhi

“Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” -- Mother Teresa