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55 Funny Quotes About Love and All Its Complications

Everyone has their own take on what love is, what it does and why it exists. Check out these quotes for a hint of romantic comedic inspiration. By Sarah Rogers

55 Funny Quotes About Love and All Its Complications

The awe-inspiring, life altering, euphoric and heartbreaking four-letter word L-O-V-E has inspired some legendary quotes over the ages. We’ve heard them before in numerous novels we’ve read, or movies we’ve watched. They’re inspiring, and when recited or played along the perfect soundtrack, can invoke tears from even the coldest of hearts. We’ve heard such quotes about love as:

Love like you’ll never be hurt. – William W. Purkey

Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind. – William Shakespeare

Love is like the wind, you can’t see it, but you can feel it. – Nicholas Sparks

Love must be as much a light, as it is a flame.  – Henry David Thoreau

These quotes are written by famous authors and poets and resonate with many on the power that love can have over a person’s body and mind.

However, a lot more has been said about love, some of which have been extremely entertaining. The following list of 55 quotes about love may come from less famous authors, but definitely has an equal mix of truth, bitterness, hilarity and laughter.

This lists hopes to capture some of the best. Some quotes are from famous authors, artists and musicians, while others are from unknown authors that just have had either great or horrible luck with love.

On what love is

#1 Love is hiding who you are at all times. It’s wearing make-up to bed and going downstairs to Burger King to poop. – 30 Rock

#2 The great question, which I have not been able to answer, is “What does a woman want?” – Freud

#3 Love is an exploding cigar we willingly smoke. – Lynda Barry

#4 Love is like a faucet, it turns off and on. – Billie Holiday

#5 Love is telling someone their hair extensions are showing. – Natasha Leggero

#6 You call it madness, but I call it love. – Don Byas

#7 Love thy neighbor — and if he happens to be tall, debonair and devastating, it will be that much easier. – Mae West

On falling in love

#1 I was nauseous and tingly all over. I was either in love or I had smallpox. – Woody Allen

#2 Gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love. – Albert Einstein

#3 A guy knows he’s in love when he loses interest in his car for a couple of days. – Tim Allen

#4 People should fall in love with their eyes closed. – Andy Warhol

On sex and feeling sexy

#1 Love is the same as like, except you feel sexier. – Judith Viorst

#2 There is a place you can touch a woman that will drive her crazy. Her heart. – Melaine Griffith

#3 The last time I was inside a woman was when I went to the Statue of Liberty. – Woody Allen

#4 If you love something set it free, but don’t be surprised if it comes back with herpes. – Chuck Palahniuk [Read: How to date a bookworm like you’re in a romance novel]

#5 I thought I was promiscuous, but it turns out I was just thorough. – Russell Brand

#6 Love is the answer, but while you’re waiting for the answer, sex raises some pretty interesting questions. – Woody Allen

On cute love

#1 If a hug represented how much I loved you, I would hold you in my arms forever. – Mandy Hampton

#2 I love you like a fat kid loves cake. – Scott Adams

#3 Love is being stupid together. – Paul Valery

#4 What the world really needs is more love and less paperwork. – Pearl Bailey

On marriage and commitment

#1 Being a good husband is like being a stand-up comic. You need 10 years before you can call yourself a beginner. – Jerry Seinfeld

#2 Love; A temporary insanity curable by marriage. – Ambrose Bierce

#3 No man is truly married until he understands every word his wife is NOT saying. – Unknown

#4 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

#5 Honesty is the key to a relationship. If you can fake that, you’re in. – Richard Jeni

#6 Love is grand; divorce is a hundred grand. – Anonymous [Read: 20 reasons for divorce that couples often overlook]

#7 Love is the thing that enables a woman to sing while she mops up the floor after her husband has walked across it in his barn boots. – Unknown

#8 Women marry men hoping they will change. Men marry women hoping they will not. So each is inevitably disappointed. – Albert Einstein

#9 Marriage is the triumph of imagination over intelligence. Second marriage is the triumph of hope over experience. – Samuel Johnson

#10 An archeologist is the best husband any woman can have. The older she gets, the more interested he is in her. – Agatha Christie

#11 Any husband who says, “My wife and I are completely equal partners,” is talking about either a law firm or a hand of bridge. – Bill Cosby

#12 A man in love is not complete until he is married. Then he is finished. – Zsa Zsa Gabor

On the difficulty of love and heartbreak

#1 A youth with his first cigar makes himself sick. A youth with his first girl makes everybody sick. – Mary Wilson [Read: The 10 types of love we experience in our lives]

#2 Love is only a dirty trick played on us to achieve the continuation of the species. – W. Somerset Maugham

#3 Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties. – Jules Renard

#4 All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt. – Charles Schulz

#5 A pair of powerful spectacles has sometimes sufficed to cure a person in love. – Friedrich Nietzsche

#6 You can’t put a price tag on love. But if you could, I’d wait for it to go on sale. – Hussein Nishah

#7 If loving someone is putting them in a straitjacket and kicking them down a flight of stairs, then yes, I have loved a few people. – Jarod Kintz

#8 Heartbreak makes you wise. And vodka makes you not remember any of that crap. – Unknown

#9 Love is like war, easy to begin but hard to end. – Leo Buscaglia

#10 Love can change a person the way a parent can change a baby- awkwardly, and often with a great deal of mess. – Lemony Snicket

#11 Love is a lot like a backache, it doesn’t show up on X-rays, but you know it’s there. – George Burns

#12 If someone breaks your heart, just punch them in the face. Seriously. Punch them in the face and go get some ice cream. – Frank Ocean [Read: 12 devious ways to turn into the crazy ex]

#13 Love sucks. Sometimes it feels good. Sometimes it’s just another way to bleed. – Laurell K. Hamilton

#14 Only time can heal your broken heart, just as only time can heal his broken arms and legs. – Miss Piggy

#15 If your heart were really broken, you’d be dead. So shut up. – Unknown

Special Friends quotes about love

And to keep it light and funny, a few special Friends additions have been tacked onto the list, because most of us know that Monica, Chandler, Ross, Rachel, Joey and Phoebe have all had their own amazing and awful experiences in love. Their show might have been retired years ago, but their absolutely hilarious accounts of love have not been forgotten.

#1 I’m hopeless, and awkward and desperate for love. – Chandler

#2 (On flirting with the ladies) Hey! How you doin’. – Joey

#3 Because she’s your lobster… C’mon, you guys. It’s a known fact that lobsters fall in love and mate for life. You know what, you can actually see old lobster couples walkin’ around their tank, ya know, holding claws. – Phoebe

#4 He’s so pretty I want to cry. – Rachel

#5 (On the awkwardness of your ex dating someone new) Ah, love. L-O-V-E love. ‘L’ is for life. I mean what is life without love? O’ is for OH WOW! ‘V’ is for this very surprising turn of events, which I am *still* fine with by the way. ‘EEE’ is for how extremely normal I find it, that you two are together and that one day you might get married… and have children of your own. – Ross [Read: 8 ways to deal with your ex seeing someone new]

#6 I’m Monica. I’m disgusting. I stalk guys and keep their underpants. – Monica

#7 (On heartbreak) Your love is like a giant pigeon, crapping on my heart. – Phoebe

Keep these quotes in mind the next time you find yourself in a sticky situation in love. Who knows, these little gems of wisdom might just propel you towards a healthier perspective on love!

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