Words are our most powerful and accessible forms of expression and communication. Whether spoken, written, sung, or chanted, words deeply affect our understanding and emotional wellbeing. There’s no clearer way to express love and affection than with words and to let someone know you’re thinking of them.
If you aren’t the most articulate person, there’s no phrase simpler than “I love you” or “I care about you” to let someone know what they mean to you. However, if you want to express yourself more colourfully, there are plenty of quotes and messages already out there to get your point across.
Here, we will look at quotes and personal messages you can utilise to show that special someone in your life how much you care about them.
No special occasion is necessary to send a close friend, significant other, or family member a message of love and affection, and it’s often the case that the random “just because” messages are the greatest gifts of all.
Just Because Messages for Her
Maybe it’s a stereotype, but women tend to be a lot more in touch with their emotions and a lot less fearful of expressing how they feel with friends and lovers. That’s why sending your bestie or girlfriend a heartfelt quote or message is always highly appreciated and cherished.
Check out our list of quotes and messages to inspire your next message of love, support, and friendship.
Significant Other/Girlfriend Quotes and Messages
“Love is always bestowed as a gift-freely, willingly, and without expectation. We don’t love to be loved: we love to love.” – Leo Buscaglia
I know we just spoke a few minutes ago, but I’m just texting to say I love you because I can’t say it enough. I’ll see you soon babe.
You make me want to be a better man. I love you!
“You don’t love someone for their looks, or their clothes or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear.” – Oscar Wilde
“I swear I couldn’t love you more than I do right now, and yet I know I will tomorrow.” – Leo Christopher
I love you for everything that you are; good mood, bad mood, happy or sad. Every day is an adventure in love, and I’m so happy we found each other to share the adventure. You make even the most mundane moments fun, and I can’t imagine life without you.
“Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.” – Ann Landers
“Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.” -Aristotle
“Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.” -Henry Van Dyke
Every day is exciting, fun, and bright with you by my side. It feels like a world of endless possibilities because I have your love and support behind every decision and action. I hope you know how much you mean to me every second of every day. I love you forever and ever.
“We should meet in another life, we should meet in the air, me and you.”
― Sylvia Plath
I love thinking of new ways to show you how much I love you. Everything is new with you, and yet I feel like we’ve known each other forever. I love every moment spent with you, and I can’t wait to spend countless more moments by your side.
“Home is wherever I’m with you.” –Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeros
You’re my best friend, my lover, my whole world. I will always choose you over anyone else without thinking twice. It will always be you.
Best Friends: Quotes and Messages for your Bestie
“Love isn’t something you find. Love is something that finds you.” – Loretta Young
“To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.” – David Viscott
“Talk between women friends is always therapy...”
― Jayne Anne Phillips
“Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious.” -Thomas Aquinas
I just want to shed a little love on your world today because you’re my bestie, and I always want to see you thrive.
No one gets me like you do. All my best laughs and cries have been with you. I hope you know how much I love you and thank my lucky stars that you’re in my life.
“Love has no age, no limit; and no death.” -John Galsworthy
“You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” -Buddha
No one knows me as you do, and no matter how much time or distance there might be between us, I know that our friendship will never fade or diminish in importance. We will always pick right back up where we started like no time has passed at all. I can’t say that about many people, and I’m honoured to know that I have you in my life forever as a trusted friend that I can call on or be there for through thick and thin.
“There is no remedy for love but to love more.” -Henry David Thoreau
“A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.”
“Can miles truly separate you from friends... If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there?” ― Richard Bach
I just want to tell you that I love you and will always be there for you. You don’t have to pretend with me or put on a happy face. Just keeping it real and being who you are is enough for me. I’m here to listen without judgment if that’s what you need. I know you’ve always been there for me when I need a safe and non-judgmental space to vent.
“Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.”
― Anais Nin
“Growing apart doesn't change the fact that for a long time, we grew side by side; our roots will always be tangled. I'm glad for that.”
― Ally Condie
“‘Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and to have her nonsense respected.” ― Charles Lamb
“Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.” – Elanor Roosevelt
Just Because Messages for Him
We’ve put together a list of quotes and messages from the heart for your boyfriend or best guy friend. Whether you want to express your love and passion to spice things up in your relationship, or you want to let your friend know you’re there for him, there’s a quote or message in here you’re sure to identify with.
Significant Other, Boyfriend Quotes and Messages
“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” -Lao Tzu
“Fortune and love favour the brave.”- Ovid
“Why is it," he said, one time, at the subway entrance, "I feel I've known you so many years?"
"Because I like you," she said, "and I don't want anything from you.”
― Ray Bradbury
Life is adventurous and unpredictable by your side. You give me the security and confidence I need in our relationship to also grow independently without jealousy or hesitation. I can’t wait to see what tomorrow holds for us as we take on the world together.
“Once the realisation is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue, a wonderful living side by side can grow if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole against the sky.” – Rainer Maria Rilke
“Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.” -Erich Fromm
Thanks for always giving me something to look forward to. I’m in love with our love, and I just want to tell you I love you because I’ll never get tired of saying it.
You’re the butter to my bread, the peanut butter to my jelly, the peas to my carrots, and the cheese to my macaroni. I can’t imagine life without you, my love.
"We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly." – Sam Keen
“If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you.” ― Joan Powers
"You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams." – Dr. Seuss
“Love is quivering happiness.” -Khalil Gibran
“I love you and I like you.” -Parks and Recreation
Here’s to passion and boredom, to adventures and the daily grind, to petty fights and fits of laughter. I can’t think of a better person to live the ups and downs of life with. No matter what is going on in our lives, together, we can face anything and come out on top. When I’m with you, I’m home.
"He was now in that state of fire that she loved. She wanted to be burnt." – Anais Nin
Quotes and Messages for Your Boys
“I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.”
“What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” – Helen Keller
“The best mirror is an old friend.”
― George Herbert
“Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It’s not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.” -Muhammad Ali
“The best proof of love is trust.” -Joyce Brothers
“The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You’ve just got to find the ones worth suffering for.”
― Bob Marley
“When the snows fall and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies, but the pack survives.”
― George R.R. Martin
“I think if I've learned anything about friendship, it's to hang in, stay connected, fight for them, and let them fight for you. Don't walk away, don't be distracted, don't be too busy or tired, don't take them for granted. Friends are part of the glue that holds life and faith together. Powerful stuff.” ― Jon Katz
“When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.”
― Henri Nouwen
“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
“Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself- and especially to feel. Or no feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That’s what real love amounts to - letting a person be what he really is.” – Jim Morrison
“Love, having no geography, has no boundaries.” – Truman Capote
“Love is the ultimate expression of the will to live.” – Tom Wolfe
“You can’t describe your best friends in words. You can describe them with memories that you had with them.” -Saurabh Saini
“Do not save your loving speeches for your friends till they are dead; do not write them on their tombstones, speak them rather now instead.” – Anna Cummins
Funny Just Because Messages
One of the best things about feeling close to a friend, family member, or significant other is the ability to laugh together. Laughter and light-heartedness are the keys to bonding, healing, and a positive outlook on life.
The following list of quotes shows how important it is to not take life so seriously and learn to laugh your way out of dark times. We hope these quotes make you giggle, and that you share that giggle with your best friend or significant other.
“A true friend stabs you in the front”-Oscar Wilde
“Love is a game that two can play and both win.” -Eva Gabor
“If you have good friends, no matter how much life is sucking, they can make you laugh.”
― P.C. Cast Kristin Cast
We are best friends, and you can always count on me to pick you up when you fall…but only after I laugh at you.
“A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.” – Arnold H. Glasgow
We’ll be friends until we’re old and senile. Then we’ll be new friends all over again!
Real friendship is when your friend comes over to your house and then you both just take a nap.
“True love comes quietly, without banners or flashing lights. If you hear bells, get your ears checked.” -Erich Segal
“Come live in my heart, and pay no rent.” – Samuel Lover
“At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.” -Plato
“If you want to be loved, be lovable.” -Ovid
“Love without conversation is impossible.” – Mortimer Adier
“Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise.” – Samuel Johnson
“Life is like an onion. You peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep.” – Carl Sandburg
“Love is being stupid together.” -Paul Valery
“I love being married. It’s so great to find one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.” – Rita Rudner
“A snowball in the face is surely the perfect beginning to a lasting friendship.” ― Markus Zusak
“There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.”
― Linda Grayson
“Friendship ... is born at the moment when one man says to another
"What! You too? I thought that no one but myself . . .” ― C.S. Lewis
“The capacity for friendship is God's way of apologising for our families.”
― Jay McInerney
“There is nothing like puking with somebody to make you into old friends.”
― Sylvia Plath
“'They're a rotten crowd’, I shouted across the lawn. ‘You’re worth the whole damn bunch put together.”
― F. Scott Fitzgerald