My annual love column: Here’s a selection of quotes—funny, poignant and sweet—to honor the month of love.

Before you marry a person, you should first make them use a computer with slow internet service to see who they really are. 

—Will Ferrell

Love: the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired. 

—Mark Twain

Love is a lot like a backache: it doesn’t show up on X-rays, but you know it’s there. 

—George Burns

I love you with all my belly. I would say heart, but my belly’s bigger. 


A loving heart is the truest wisdom. 

—Charles Dickens

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

—William Shakespeare

Love is a two-way street constantly under construction. 

—Carroll Bryant

Being deeply loved gives you strength. Loving deeply gives you courage. 

—Lao Tzu

Who, being loved, is poor? 

—Oscar Wilde

The one thing we can never get enough of is love. And the one thing we never give enough of is love. 

—Henry Miller

My friends tell me I have an intimacy problem. But they don’t really know me. 

—Garry Shandling

There is no remedy for love but to love more.

—Henry David Thoreau

To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance. 

—Oscar Wilde

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

The supreme happiness in life is the conviction that we are loved. 

—Leo Tolstoy

You don’t love because: you love despite; not for the virtues, but despite the faults. 

—William Faulkner

Love is the strongest force the world possesses and yet it is the humblest imaginable. 

—Mahatma Gandhi

The brain is the most outstanding organ. It works 24/7, 365 from birth until you fall in love. 

—Sophie Monroe

The madness of love is the greatest of heaven’s blessings.