Top 10 Best William Shakespeare’s Love Quotes

With Valentines Day quickly approaching, we can wrap ourselves up in the warm comforts of literature and take a look at how playwrite William Shakespeare poured out his love for the world into his pages. Spanning from Sonnets, to his plays, Shakespeare crafted beautiful professions of love that are still quoted today! Go forth, readeth these quotes and feel the love!

10. Romeo and Juilet – Act 1, Scene 1

“Love is a smoke and is made with the fume of sighs.”               


9. Sonnet 147:

“My love is as a fever, longing still.”


8. King Lear – Act 1, Scene 1

“I love you more than words can wield the matter, Dearer than eyesight, space and liberty.”


7. Anotony & Cleopatra – Act 3, Scene 5

“Her passions are made of nothing but the finest part of pure love.”


6. As You Like It – Act 3, Scene 5

“Who ever loved that loved not at first sight?”


5. The Tempest – Act 3, Scene 1

“I would not wish any companion in the world but you.”

4. Twelfth Night – Act 1, Scene 1

“If music be the food of love, play on.”


3. Sonnet 81:

Your monument shall be my gentle verse,

Which eyes not yet created shall rehearse

When all the breathers of this world are dead.

You still shall live–such virtue hath my pen–

When breath most breathes, even in the mouths of men.

2. Hamlet: Act 2, Scene 2

Doubt thou the stars are fire;

Doubt that the sun doth move;

Doubt truth to be a liar;

But never doubt I love.

And Finally, the whole Sonnet is too beautiful to simply take a part out!

1. Sonnet 18:

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?

Thou art more lovely and more temperate:

Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,

And summer’s lease hath all too short a date;

Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,

And often is his gold complexion dimm'd;

And every fair from fair sometime declines,

By chance or nature’s changing course untrimm'd;

But thy eternal summer shall not fade,

Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow’st;

Nor shall death brag thou wander’st in his shade,

When in eternal lines to time thou grow’st:   

So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,   

So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.