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What is it about love that makes people so tongue-tied? No matter how head over heels, can’t eat, can’t sleep, over the fence, out of the park, World Series kind of love you’re in, sometimes you just can’t find the right words to express how you really feel. And for those who are in non-heterosexual relationships, sometimes it can be hard to find that perfect sentiment that mirrors your particular relationship.
Whether you’re trying to figure out how to write a love letter, need the perfect caption for that ‘gram of the two of you looking too cute for words, or just want to jot something sweet in a DIY Valentine’s Day card, these lesbian love quotes have your back. We gathered some of our favorite sayings by famous lesbian novelists, actors, poets, activists and one from one of our favorite LGBTQ+ movies so there’s something for every occasion. Start here and then freestyle to suit your particular love best. Maybe some of them will inspire you to cuddle up together and take in a romantic comedy movie, read a steamy novel together or just reminisce over what makes your relationship so special.
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Julie Anne Peters
Cut the ending. Revise the script. The man of her dreams is a girl.
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It can only be true love when you enable your other half to be better, to be the person they’re destined to be.
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Staring at her and thinking, ‘How did a girl like her end up with a girl like me?’
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There’s happiness, and then there’s love and then there’s completion.
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Barbara de Angelis
Love is a choice you make from moment to moment.
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Rita Mae Brown
I became a lesbian because of women, because women are beautiful, strong and compassionate.
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You had to be willing to fight in order for a love story to last a lifetime.
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Malika E. Nura
I found you in the clarity of the moon, not the rigor of the sun. Not in the light, where it’s easier to see, but when the world is blind and loves eyes are free.
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Ella Wheeler Wilcox
All love that has not friendship for its base is like a mansion built upon sand.
10 of 25
She’s my role model, my traveling companion, my most reliable source of light, my fortitude.
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Being a lesbian means I have the opportunity to love what is uncommon and I’m okay with that. I do not cry myself to sleep or am upset by the life that I lead because of who I care about. Because I accept the fact that it is simply love.
12 of 25
There’s something about you and I’m finding it impossible to stay away. Whenever you’re near, ‘I love you’ is all I want to say.
13 of 25
We are both ‘the girl’ in the relationship. That’s kinda the point.
14 of 25
No one has imagined us. We want to live like trees, sycamores blazing through the sulfuric air, dappled with scars, still exuberantly budding, our animal passion rooted in the city.
15 of 25
I’m in love with Christine because she’s her. If she were a man, would I be in love with her? I don’t know. We shop and cook and raise children — we both pitch in.
16 of 25
Instead of disappearing, she makes me feel reappeared. Reimagined. Her touch shapes me, draws out the boldness that had been hiding in my core.
17 of 25
In your eyes I see myself become what I always dreamed I could be.
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Natalie Clifford Barney
When she lowers her eyes, she seems to hold all the beauty in the world between her eyelids; when she raises them, I see only myself in her gaze.
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I’m married to my best friend and nothing has ever brought me more joy than that.
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As love accumulates, it keeps your system in balance and harmony. Love is the tool, and more love is the end product.
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How was it possible to be afraid, when the two of them grew stronger together every day? And every night. Every night was different, and every morning. Together they possessed a miracle.
22 of 25
It’s everything about her that I love: her intelligence, her ambition, her talent, her sense of humor, her dependability, her kindness.
23 of 25
Every day I can’t believe it. It’s such a joy to have such a great lady and the beauty of freedom reveals itself to me in a time release fashion.
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I named both of her eyes Forever and Please Don’t Go.
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Blue is the Warmest Color
I have infinite tenderness for you. I always will. My whole life.
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