40+ Heartwarming Quotes About Time And Love

Time and love are tightly-bound together. We describe them through metaphors, we study the science behind them, and as humans, our lives tend to be run on their terms.

No matter how well we organize our calendars or how painstakingly we assign labels to our emotions, there will always be aspects of love and the passing of time that we cannot fully understand.

Although they can be beyond our control, we can make the best of the love and time we have on earth and live our lives fully.

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Below is a list of love quotes about time that beautifully capture how people experience love and perceive time.

Quotes About Time And Love

Quotes About Time And Love

Hours feel like minutes when we have fun together, and when I look back on all the good times we’ve had, I realize that I want these minutes to add up to a hundred lifetimes.

I cherish every moment I get to be with you and welcome our days to be. There’s a formula for eternity, and it goes not unlike the words ‘you and me.’

Throughout the course of time, gold tarnishes, clothes go bare of their threads, wedding cakes go stale, evergreens become brittle—but our love will never experience the plight shared by ephemeral things.

Love is ever present in the way your face remembers the times it has spent laughing and living fully.

Upon my word, I tell you faithfully
Through life and after death you are my queen;
For with my death the whole truth shall be seen.
Your two great eyes will slay me suddenly;
Their beauty shakes me who was once serene;
Straight through my heart the wound is quick and keen.

-Geoffrey Chaucer (Rondel of Merciless Beauty)

We may regret how much time goes by, but there’s no greater loss than losing connections with those you love. Let time make memories, not sorrows.

Time and love memories

O my Luve is like a red, red rose
That’s newly sprung in June;
O my Luve is like the melody
That’s sweetly played in tune.

So fair art thou, my bonnie lass,
So deep in luve am I;
And I will luve thee still, my dear,
Till a’ the seas gang dry.

Till a’ the seas gang dry, my dear,
And the rocks melt wi’ the sun;
I will love thee still, my dear,
While the sands o’ life shall run.

And fare thee weel, my only luve!
And fare thee weel awhile!
And I will come again, my luve,
Though it were ten thousand mile.

-Robert Burns (A Red, Red Rose)

It feels as though we either have so little time or so much of it that we don’t know how to use it. If you ever feel overwhelmed, remember this: while days come and go, love will always be here to stay.

We’ve gone through all the trouble of measuring time, but we’ll never be able to fully quantify love (which is good news for those who don’t like math).

Imagine a future moment in your life where all your dreams come true. You know it’s the greatest moment of your life and you get to experience it with one person. Who is standing next to you?” -Peyton Sawyer (One Tree Hill)

Time needn’t be a pressure if the way we spend it yields lovely memories. Spending time with you erases my worries of the future and my stressors of the present.

If love were a person, they would never wear a watch. Time doesn’t matter when love exists between people like us.

Time and love are always at odds with one another; while the former can’t wait, the latter embodies patience. In spite of their differences, they make quite a pair.

Time and love are at odds

If conversation was the lyrics, laughter was the music, making time spent together a melody that could be replayed over and over without getting stale.” -Nicholas Sparks

They say when you meet the love of your life, time stops, and that’s true.” -Senior Ed Bloom (Big Fish)

If you were coming in the fall,
I’d brush the summer by
With half a smile and half a spurn,
As housewives do a fly.

If I could see you in a year,
I’d wind the months in balls,
And put them each in separate drawers,
Until their time befalls.

If only centuries delayed,
I’d count them on my hand,
Subtracting till my fingers dropped
Into Van Diemen’s land.

If certain, when this life was out,
That yours and mine should be,
I’d toss it yonder like a rind,
And taste eternity.

But now, all ignorant of the length
Of time’s uncertain wing,
It goads me, like the goblin bee,
That will not state its sting.

-Emily Dickinson

If I had a box just for wishes
And dreams that had never come true
The box would be empty
Except for the memory
Of how they were answered by you
But there never seems to be enough time
To do the things you want to do
Once you find them
I’ve looked around enough to know
That you’re the one I want to go
Through time with

-Jim Croce (Time in a Bottle)

I’m falling in love again with you
A broken heart could mend if given time
I know why love is forever
Love is forever with you.

-Billy Ocean (Love is Forever)

Love is forever

Love is the emblem of eternity; it confounds all notion of time; effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end.” -Madame de Stael

Up to the moment when we said our first hello
Little did we know
Love was just a glance away, a warm embracing dance away
And ever since that night
We’ve been together
Lovers at first sight
In love forever
It turned out so right
For strangers in the night.

-Frank Sinatra (Strangers in the Night)

I swear I couldn’t love you more than I do right now, and yet I know I will tomorrow.” -Leo Christopher

I seem to have loved you in numberless forms, numberless times, in life after life, in age after age, forever.” -Rabindranath Tagore

One day I wrote her name upon the strand,
But came the waves and washed it away:
Again, I wrote it with a second hand,
But came the tide, and made my pains his prey.
“Vain man,” said she, “that dost in vain assay,
A mortal thing so to immortalize;
For I myself shall like to this decay,
And eke my name be wiped out likewise.”
“Not so,” (quod I) “let baser things devise
To die in dust, but you shall live by fame:
My verse your virtues rare shall eternize,
And in the heavens write your glorious name:
Where whenas death shall all the world subdue,
Our love shall live, and later life renew.

-Edmund Spenser (Amoretti LXXV: One Day I Wrote her Name)

One hour of right-down love is worth an age of dully living on.” -Aphra Benn (The Rover)

Time won’t go slowly though
I beg it to last
I just wanna be here with you
That’s all I ask
And this could be the end of everything outside our walls
And empires could fall away and cities razed
And I know I’d only wanna fall in love with you
Only wanna fall in love with you…

-Snow Patrol (Time Won’t Go Slowly)

Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.” -Maya Angelou

I have waited a lifetime
Spent my time so foolishly
But now that I found you
Together we’ll make history
And I know it must be the woman in you
That brings out the man in me
I know I can help myself
You’re all my eyes can see.

-Foreigner (Feels Like the First Time)

Love, what is it but space and time rendered perceptible by the heart.” -Marcel Proust

quotes about love and time

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?
Thou art more lovely and more temperate:
Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May,
And summer’s lease hath all too short a date;
Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines,
And often is his gold complexion dimm’d;
And every fair from fair sometime declines,
By chance or nature’s changing course untrimm’d;
But thy eternal summer shall not fade,
Nor lose possession of that fair thou ow’st;
Nor shall death brag thou wander’st in his shade,
When in eternal lines to time thou grow’st:
So long as men can breathe or eyes can see,
So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.

-William Shakespeare (Sonnet 18)

When you are old and grey and full of sleep,
And nodding by the fire, take down this book,
And slowly read, and dream of the soft look
Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep;
How many loved your moments of glad grace,
And loved your beauty with love false or true,
But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you,
And loved the sorrows of your changing face;
And bending down beside the glowing bars,
Murmur, a little sadly, how Love fled
And paced upon the mountains overhead
And hid his face amid a crowd of stars.

-William Butler Yeats

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

beautiful love quotes about time

My love for you gets stronger as tomorrow comes
I know this love will stand
The test of time
And if forever’s not enough for me to love you
I’d spend another lifetime baby
If you ask me to
There’s nothing I won’t do
Forever’s not enough for me to love you so…

-Sarah Geronimo (Forever’s Not Enough)

If I had a flower for every time I thought of you…I could walk through my garden forever.” -Alfred Tennyson (Queen Mary)

It’s very clear, our love is here to stay
Not for a year, but ever and a day
The radio and the telephone
And the movies that we know
May just be passing fancies
And in time may go
But oh, my dear
Our love is here to stay
Together we’re going a long, long way
In time, the Rockies may crumble, Gibraltar may tumble
They’re only made of clay
But our love is here to stay.

-Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald (Our Love is Here to Stay)

I could spend my life in this sweet surrender
I could stay lost in this moment forever
Every moment spent with you is a moment I treasure…

-Aerosmith (I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing)

in a world
full of
temporary things
you are
a perpetual
feeling.

-Sanober Khan

Death cannot stop true love. All it can do is delay it for a while.” -Westley (The Princess Bride)

Bright star, would I were stedfast as thou art—
Not in lone splendour hung aloft the night
And watching, with eternal lids apart,
Like nature’s patient, sleepless Eremite,
The moving waters at their priestlike task
Of pure ablution round earth’s human shores,
Or gazing on the new soft-fallen mask
Of snow upon the mountains and the moors—
No—yet still stedfast, still unchangeable,
Pillow’d upon my fair love’s ripening breast,
To feel for ever its soft fall and swell,
Awake for ever in a sweet unrest,
Still, still to hear her tender-taken breath,
And so live ever—or else swoon to death.

-John Keats

You’re my favorite way to pass the time. But time stands still when you’re on my mind.” -Kasie West (P.S. I Like You)

movie quotes about time and love

Life is eternal; and love is immortal; and death is only a horizon; and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight.” -Rossiter W. Raymond

You must remember this
A kiss is just a kiss
A sigh is just a sigh
The fundamental things apply
As time goes by
And when two lovers woo
They still say “I love you”
On that you can rely
No matter what the future brings
As time goes by.

-Herman Hupfeld (As Time Goes By)

It isn’t possible to love and to part. You will wish that it was. You can transmute love, ignore it, muddle it, but you can never pull it out of you. I know by experience that the poets are right: love is eternal.” -E.M. Foster

I see forever when I look in your eyes
You’re all I’ve ever wanted I always want you to be mine
Let’s make a promise till the end of time
We’ll always be together and our love will never die
So here we are face to face and heart to heart
I want you to know we will never be apart
Now I believe that wishes can come true
‘Cause I see my whole world; I see only you.

-FireHouse (When I Look Into Your Eyes)

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