Tips & Guides

37 Fortune Cookie Sayings About Love

Tips & Guides

There are so many ways of saying “I love you” without saying “I love you.” We’ve compiled some of our all-time favorite fortune cookie love quotes.

Each year, people from across the world submit thousands of original fortunes through our site. They trust us with their love notes, motivational mantras and the inspirational sayings that guide them along their journeys.

They also look to us for words to express feelings that are difficult to capture in writing, like love. It’s no wonder that, of the nearly 300 original sayings in our fortune gallery, the ones people gravitate toward most are our love fortunes.

There are so many ways of saying “I love you” without saying “I love you.” Sometime it’s a matter of inspiring someone to be their best or letting them know you’re on their team. It can also be a matter of empowering them to pursue their dreams, giving them permission to be exactly who they are, making them laugh, assuring them that you’re committed for the long haul, showing them how amazing they look through your eyes, or letting them go even when you wish they would stay.  

We’ve compiled some of our all-time favorite fortune cookie love quotes--from our own library, from the fortune cookies we’ve got over a lifetime of Chinese food takeout, and from different historical figures. Feel free to borrow any of these for yourself or someone you love.

Traditional Fortune Cookie Love Messages

Fortune cookies have never been great at saying I love you. They’re better at predicting future love or commenting on the state of your current relationship. But there’s something quirky and cute about them, and we often see people submitting them through our site. Here are seven fortune cookie love messages we all know and love:

“The love of your life is right in front of your eyes."

“You have a secret admirer.”

“Love, because it is the only true adventure.”

“The love of your life will appear in front of you unexpectedly!”

“An old love will come back to you.”

“You will find your love today.”

“Your love life will soon be happy and harmonious.”

When love is...inspiring someone to follow their dreams.

When you truly care about someone, you stand behind them when they decided to chase their wildest dreams. That process isn’t always pretty, but you know better than to judge them in the middle of it. If you or the person you love is heading into the unknown to follow their heart, show them--or yourself--that you recognize what they’re doing and believe in them with one of these 10 fortunes.

“Follow what calls you.”

“You’re intoxicating when you do what you love.”

“Be passionate and totally worth the chaos.”

“You will know it when you see it. It will know you when it sees you.”

“Do what you love. The rest will fall into place.”

“Follow what you love and see what turns up.”

“The middle of the process is no place to determine the end of it.”

“You should def go for it.”

“Enter unknown territory.”

“Everything that is was first a dream.”

When love is...self-care.

Self-care was one of our new year’s resolutions, and while it’s not the most traditional way of expressing love, reminding yourself or someone else that they deserve a little TLC is one of the most thoughtful ways to show you genuinely care about their (or your!) well being. Here are six fortunes for when self-love is high priority:

“Make self care a non-negotiable.”

“Love yourself hard.”

“Set yourself up to experience what you love.”

“Focus on the magic of things; yourself.”

“I am resilient.”

“Let yourself dream again.”


When love is...acceptance.

It can be tiring to travel through life trying to gain other people’s approval. Sometimes the type of love people need is permission to be themselves.Here are seven fortunes that will give you or your loved ones strength to own who they are, do their thing, and feel empowered as they create their own paths:

“Self acceptance > self improvement”

“Somewhere between all those distracting details is the best version of you.”

“Note from the future: I’m not intimidated by your past.”

“Unlearn everything that you aren’t. Relearn everything that you are.”

“Change comes with embracing the future, not fighting your past.”

“Some things are just too heavy to haul around.”

“To be found, stop hiding.”

Expressing love the old-fashioned way… Hello, Romance.

Finding the perfect love message for your significant other, especially on special occasions, can be a little tricky. Check out our one-year anniversary fortunes for some serious sap and a bunch of tips for knowing which messages are right. Otherwise, here are some of our favorite famous love quotes:

“If music be the food of love, play on.” - Shakespeare

“All you need is love.” - The Beatles

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” – Lao Tzu

“You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” - Dr. Seuss

“In all the world, there is no love for you like mine.” - Maya Angelou

“When I saw you I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew.” – Arrigo Boito

“There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.”  – Friedrich Nietzsche

Share Your Love Messages With Us!

We hope this gives you some inspiration for crafting or finding the perfect love fortune. We would love to know what you come up with, so feel free to share your favorite love quotes with us!

Looking for more inspiration? Check out our full collection of fortunes here.  

F&F Team

Members of the Fortune & Frame team let you in on our little world: from behind-the-scenes moments and event invites to sales and early access to not-yet-released pieces. They know us better than we know ourselves, so watch for their posts on all things F&F :)