Looking for a Soul Mate? Quotes About Finding Love

The Search for Love Is Eternal

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It is a jungle out there. Everybody is looking for that elusive one true love. People are willing to try anything from crystal ball gazing to the Ouija board to land a dream partner.

Wouldn't you give anything to find your soul mate? You may have dated a number of people, looking for that perfect combination of qualities that are right for you. You wistfully wonder whether you are going to get a sign from the heavens when you find love. Marriage is, after all, made in heaven, right? So why are the wedding bells not ringing for you yet?

True love is so precious that it is said, "If you find true love, make sure you learn to keep it." So if you have embarked on a treasure hunt to find the perfect love, the following quotes about finding love should direct you in your quest.

Anonymous Quotes

No one knows from whose lips these words might have fallen, but they may help you in your quest for the perfect soulmate. If you're feeling discouraged, it helps to remember that you're not alone–and that the right person might be just around the corner.

  • "True love is not something that comes every day, follow your heart, it knows the right answer."
  • "It's so easy to fall in love but hard to find someone who will catch you."
  • "Sometimes the one thing you are looking for is the one thing you can't see."
  • "Nothing compares with the finding of true love; because once you do your heart is complete."
  • "It is never too late to fall in love."


Classic Quotes

The search for love has always been part of the human condition. As a result, poets and writers throughout history have had something to say on the subject. Here are just a few classic quotes.

Khalil Gibran

"And think not you can/Direct the course of love,/For love,/If it finds you worthy,/Directs your course."

D. H. Lawrence

"Those that go searching for love, only manifest their own lovelessness. And the loveless never find love, only the loving find love. And they never have to seek for it."

Mark Twain

"When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain."

Contemporary Quotes

Today's songwriters and storytellers are still focused on the search for love. Here are few examples of lyrics and quotes to help you on your way.

Mignon McLaughlin

"Love unlocks doors and opens windows that weren't even there before." 

Helen Rowland

"Falling in love consists merely in uncorking the imagination and bottling the common sense."

Mandy Hale

"Don't ignore the love you do have in your life by focusing on the love you don't."

Charles du Bos

"Love does not care to define and is never in a hurry to do so."

Criss Jami

"Love may be harder to find in some people, but when they do love you know it must be something marvelous."

Timothy Oliveira

"There are two kinds of sparks, the one that goes off with a hitch like a match, but it burns quickly. The other is the kind that needs time, but when the flame strikes... it's eternal, don't forget that."

Werner Erhard

"You don't have to go looking for love when it's where you come from."

Paulo Coelho

"Love can only be found through the act of loving."

Mandy Hale

"Hope for love, pray for love, wish for love, dream for love…but don’t put your life on hold waiting for love."

David Byrne

"Sometimes it's a form of love just to talk to somebody that you have nothing in common with and still be fascinated by their presence."

Albert Ellis

"The art of love... is largely the art of persistence."

Peter Morville

"What we find changes who we become."

Carl Ewald

"Take spring when it comes and rejoice. Take happiness when it comes and rejoice. Take love when it comes and rejoice."

Jodi Picoult

"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."

Ryan Erickson

"The road to finding 'the one' is paved with a bit of promiscuity."

Nicholas Sparks

"How far should a person go in the name of true love?"

Robert Mitchum

"Maybe love is like luck. You have to go all the way to find it."

Loretta Young

"Love isn't something you find. Love is something that finds you."

Tom Robbins

"We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love."