18 Insightful Valentine's Quotes for Singles

If you're single, get ready to mingle!

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If you are single, then Valentine's Day may not be the best time of the year for you. In fact, some are calling it, "Singles Awareness Day." Seeing other people celebrating their love can make you a little envious. Even if you have a great life and aren't actively seeking a partner, it's easy to start hating on the holiday and perhaps feeling sorry for yourself.

However, don't be let down. Lift your sagging spirits by reading these Valentine's quotes and by dreaming of your own happily-ever-after. It doesn't have to include a knight in shining armor or a princess to be rescued.

Mike Primavera

"You are never alone on Valentine's Day if you're near a lake and have bread."


"I am constantly torn between 'I don't need anyone' and 'Hey you, please fall in love with me.'"

Emily Heller

"I've been single for a while and I have to say, it's going very well. Like... It's working out. I think I'm the one."

Robert Burton

"No cord or cable can so forcibly draw, or hold so fast, as love can do with a twined thread."

Alexandra Penney

"The ultimate test of a relationship is to disagree but to hold hands."

Mignon McLaughlin

"No one can understand love who has not experienced infatuation. And no one can understand infatuation, no matter how many times he has experienced it."


"A kiss is something you cannot give without taking and cannot take without giving. "

Theodor Reik

"The lover is a monotheist who knows that other people worship different gods but cannot himself imagine that there could be other gods."

Henny Youngman

"A kiss is the shortest distance between two."

Mae West

"I have found men who didn't know how to kiss. I've always found time to teach them."

Marguerite de Valois

"It is the same in love as in war; a fortress that parleys is half taken."

Todd Ruthman

"It is the things in common that make relationships enjoyable, but it is the little differences that make them interesting."

William Shakespeare

"Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind,

And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind."


"Falling in love is so hard on the knees."


"True love is when you put someone on a pedestal, and they fall - but you are there to catch them."

Mignon McLaughlin

"In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing."

Jacques Benigne Bossuel

"The heart has reasons that reason does not understand."

Philip Robinson

"And when the future hinges on the next words that are said, don't let logic interfere, believe your heart instead."

Luciano de Crescenzo

"We are, each of us angels with only one wing; and we can only fly by embracing one another."

Julius Gordon

"Love is not blind - it sees more, not less. But because it sees more, it is willing to see less."


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