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21 Quotes and Poems for Wedding Vows, Cards, and Gifts

Updated on March 27, 2017


True love is the best thing in the world, except for cough drops.

- william goldman from The Princess Bride


Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.

- lao tzu


Love is not an equation, it is not a contract, and it is not a happy ending. Love is the slate under the chalk, the ground that buildings rise, and the oxygen in the air. It is the place you come back to, no matter where you're headed.

- jodi picoult


When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.

- from the film When Harry Met Sally


Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.

- emily brontë


Loving someone and having them love you back is the most precious thing in the world.

- nicholas sparks


A good marriage is that in which each appoints the other guardian of his solitude.

- rainer maria rilke


He felt now that he was not simply close to her, but that he did not know where he ended and she began.

- leo tolstoy


We're all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness - and call it love - true love.

- robert fulghum



The highest happiness on earth is marriage.

- william lyon phelps


We are each other's harvest; we are each other's business; we are each other's magnitude and bond.

- gwendolyn brooks


Falling in love is very real, but I used to shake my head when people talked about soul mates, poor deluded individuals grasping at some supernatural ideal not intended for mortals but sounded pretty in a poetry book. Then, we met, and everything changed, the cynic has become the converted, the sceptic, an ardent zealot.

- e.a. bucchianeri in Brushstrokes of a Gadfly


There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage.

- martin luther


You know you're in love when you don't want to fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.

- dr. seuss


Marriage is like a golden ring in a chain, whose beginning is a glance and whose ending is eternity.

- kahlil gibran

Finding Inspiration

Some of the best places to find inspiration for your wedding vows or a gift or card for to be given at a wedding is in the lyrics to favorite songs or quotes from the betrothed's favorite film. IMDB makes it easy to search out love quotes from movies.


A bosom friend — an intimate friend, you know — a really kindred spirit to whom I can confide my inmost soul.

- l.m. montgomery in Anne of Green Gables


Look, in my opinion, the best thing you can do is find a person who loves you for exactly what you are. Good mood, bad mood, ugly, pretty, handsome, what have you. The right person is still going to think the sun shines out of your ass. That's the kind of person that's worth sticking with.

- from the film Juno


The way I feel about you doesn't come with a set of restrictions. There are no rules that say if you do this or you don't do that, I won't care anymore. This is just an aspect of who you are and I love you for the entirety of you, not for the different pieces I can pull out.

- donna augustine Redemption


I would rather share one lifetime with you than face all the ages of this world alone.

- from the film The Lord of The Rings: Fellowship of The Ring



Love is a symbol of eternity. It wipes out all sense of time, destroying all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end.

- annonymous

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Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.

- antoine de saint-exupery


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      twoseven 2 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

      These are all great!! I especially love number four from When Harry Met Sally.