Tips & Guides

41 Short Love Quotes for Your Anniversary

Tips & Guides

If saying "I love you" has become commonplace in your relationship, your anniversary is the perfect time to step up your self-expression game. But where to even start? We've compiled a list of short love quotes to help you express yourself in new ways.

There are so many ways to say “I love you," but finding new words to replace this everyday sentiment is not always easy.

This three-word phrase has come to stand-in for so many other feelings you want to express: You inspire me. I support you. You make me a better person. I don't want to be with anyone else. I wish you could see how beautiful you are to me.

Whether being truly vulnerablfore comes naturally to you or it's completely out of your comfort zone, we challenge you to figure out exactly what it is you want to say to your partner--your girlfriend or your wife--and shake up your routine with a different short love quote for her on your next anniversary (or any other day).

To get you started, we've compiled a number of quotes to consider. They range from everyday words of encouragement and inspiration to full-on sappy and romantic anniversary quotes.

The reason we focused on short love quotes, rather than lengthy and eloquent sonnets, is because, quite frankly, a short love quote can do a lot of heavy lifting.

The 41 quotes to follow come from our own fortunes and quotes gallery, as well as from people, past and present, who said it better than we ever could.

ROMANTIC QUOTES ON LOVE FOR YOUR ANNIVERSARY

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What's the first thing that comes to mind when you think of her? Sometimes it's best to say exactly that.

Here are 10 short love quotes to consider when she takes your breath away:

“You make my heart skip a beat”

“Loving you is my favorite adventure.”

“With you, I am home.”

“Forever is a long time, but I wouldn’t mind spending it with you”

“I can’t blame gravity for falling for you”

“Life without you would be dull and gray.”

“I am fortunate to have found you”

“And just like that, you have become my everything.”

“All that I am, and all that I ever will be, is yours”

“All the you are is all that I’ll ever need.”

Give her somewhere to store her short love quote. Our Flowered Vines Locket is both whimsical and romantic, and a perfect anniversary gift for her to keep any of these more traditional love quotes next to her heart.

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SHORT LOVE QUOTES THAT EMPOWER HER TO FOLLOW HER DREAMS

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You stand behind your girlfriend or wife no matter what--especially when she decides to chase her wildest dreams. Maybe she's heading down a new career path, launching her own business, or traveling the world on her own. Whatever it is, let her know you've got her back through it all.

If the person you love is heading into the unknown to follow their heart, show her that you believe in her with one of these 10 short love quotes:

“We're a team. You got me. I got us.”
“Great things never came from comfort zones.”
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.”
“Can’t wait to watch you conquer the world.”
“Your only limitation is your imagination.”
“It may be hard, but hard doesn’t mean impossible.”
“I am, and always will be, your biggest fan”
“Don’t give up today. It will be worth it tomorrow.”
“Everything that is was first a dream.”

Remind her how strong she is and that she has the whole world at her fingertips with the Secret Sphere Ring. Store your words of encouragement inside to keep her inspired along the way.

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SHORT LOVE QUOTES TO MAKE HER LAUGH

funny quotes to make her laugh

Knowing how to make each other laugh might be what sparked your chemistry from the beginning. A couple of jokesters who have come together to create a match made in heaven. Whether you share the corniest of jokes or secret stories that make you both crack a smile, she loves the light you bring to her life. 

Here are 6 corny love quotes that will keep her chuckling even when you’re not together:

“I like you a lottle. It’s like a little but a lot.

“Are you French? Because Eiffel for you.”

“My feet are getting cold… because you've knocked my socks off.”

“You're so sweet, you put Hershey's out of business.”

“I’m the stamp to your envelope, I’m stuck on you”

“You’re like a Sharpie — super fine”

Let her chuckle to herself whenever she needs a good laugh and add one of these corny love jokes inside our Capsule and Wand Bracelet.

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SHORT LOVE QUOTES FOR THE GIRL WHO STILL LEAVES YOU SPEECHLESS.

A short love quote for her: "You are, and always have been, my dream." Lovey-dovey and all googly-eyed, sometimes she takes your breath away, even just thinking about her. Take inspiration from the boldest and brightest romantics who have come up with the perfect fortunes or messages for you to share with her, through their art. Take a quote from her favorite movie or ‘your song,’ use that one line that's so good, you wish you had said it first.

Here are 8 of our favorite famous and short love quotes to share with her on your next anniversary:


“You see, until I met you, I had only experienced desire. Love, never.”
- Vicomte de Valmont

“I won’t ever find the words you are my everything always, and even that is not enough”
- Atticus

“You want the moon? Just say the word, and I'll throw a lasso around it and pull it down."
- George Bailey, It's a Wonderful Life

“I could make you happy, make your dreams come true.
Nothing that I wouldn’t do.”
- Adele, Make You Feel My Love

“You are, and always have been, my dream.”
- Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook

“You complete me.”
- Tom Cruise Jerry Maguire

“When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible."
- Billy Crystal When Harry Met Sally

“You’re my end and my beginning. Even when I lose I’m winning.”
- John Legend, All of Me

What says love better than a heart? Hold any of these classic love quotes as a special little touch in our Heart and Arrow Locket and remind her that she has your heart under lock and key.

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SHORT LOVE QUOTES TO…REMIND HER THAT YOU LOVE HER EXACTLY HOW SHE IS. 

It can be tiring to live life constantly in search of people’s approval. But she found you, and together you can both be unapologetically yourselves. No filters or judgements; she can be one-of-a-kind, truly her.

Whether you haven’t been together long or you have and she's still a bit closed off, sometimes the type of love people need is full acceptance of who they are.

Here are 7 short love quotes that will give her strength to own who she is:

“I love you not for what you are, but for what I am when I’m with you.”
“Somewhere between all those distracting details is beautiful you.”
“Let's be perfectly imperfect together. .”
“Unlearn everything that you aren’t. Relearn everything that you are.”
“To me, you are perfect inside and out.”
“Love is not ‘if’ or ‘because’ it is ‘anyway’, ‘even though’ and ‘in spite of’. .”
“Some things are just too heavy to haul around alone. I am here to lighten your load.”
“You are more precious than you will ever know.”
“You are rare, you are beautiful, you are my ‘once in a lifetime’.”

We know you don’t understand how someone so special could second guess herself.  Write a love letter to her and put inside our Envelope Locket for a meaningful jewelry piece to let her know that her beauty is all you see.

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A few Closing Thoughts for the Romantic Novice or Pro 

Have you told her yet? The shortest ‘love quote’ of them all...

Maybe "I love you" is exactly what you want to say. If your relationship is fresh and new, this phrase still has a lot riding it.

When's the best time to say it? What are the rules? Will she say it back?

You don’t want to scare her off by saying it too early, yet don’t want to drag your feet if she's feeling the same way. The saying “When you know, you just know”, couldn't be further from the truth. But each love story is different, and only you will know when it's right for you.

Before you decide to take this big step in your relationship, think about everything you love about her, the moments you've shared and the future that you see with her. Maybe the best way to tell her is in your own words (or you can steal ours if you need some help).

Relive the first time you said 'I love you' by saying something new.

When you've been together for years, the words you share to express your feelings can lose their luster. Remember that vulnerability you felt rush through your body the first time you said “I love you”? Bring back that feeling. Tell her something that maybe, even after all these years, you haven’t said yet or shared in a while.

No matter how much time has passed since you met, there are still some feelings that may leave you at a loss for words.

Consider any of the above short love quotes to encourage your partner to face her challenges at full force and let her know you’re rooting for her. 

Your words can lift her up when she's feeling down, make her laugh when she’s lost her bright smile, and empower her to pursue that ‘crazy’ dream. Maybe your words can be used to forgive her of something that's been weighing heavily on her or to ask forgiveness yourself…

Feel free to borrow any of these to share with her the next time you're at a loss for words, whether it's your 1-year dating anniversary, your 5-year wedding anniversary, or just an average day.

Julia Mazzella

Julia is a Fortune & Frame contributing writer and junior at Marist College, in Poughkeepsie, New York. She studies Fashion Merchandising with a dual concentration in Business and Promotion. Mazzella is truly passionate about writing and hopes to continue as she enters the fashion world, upon graduation.






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