Marriage & Divorce
July 17, 2020

40 Best Quotes for People in New Relationships

“Do what you did in the beginning of the relationship and there won’t be an end.”
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Elizabeth Kirkhorn
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The butterflies at the start of a relationship can be equally exciting and nerve-wracking. If you’re reeling at the possibilities and potential of a new special someone, take a cue from the experts. Whether you’re one date in, or looking to define the relationship, here are some quotes for wherever you are on your journey with someone new. 

1. “Love is when you meet someone who tells you something new about yourself.”

Andre Bretton

2. “The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise, we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.”

Thomas Merton

3. “When a woman is talking to you, listen to what she says with her eyes.”

Victor Hugo

4. “The royal road to a man’s heart is to talk to him about the things he treasures most.”

Dale Carnegie


40 Best Quotes for People in New Relationships
Anthony Robbins

6. “Don’t give up at the first signs of friction: only through clear communication, flexibility and willingness to adapt can you find a relationship that will weather the storms of life.”

Tom Miles

7. “Trust in a relationship is very crucial. Without trust, a relationship cannot last as a healthy and happy bond.”

Alana Johnson

8. “It’s not how long you’ve been with someone that matters, but rather the love you share in your heart.”


9. "Fall in love with someone who makes you glad to be different."

Sue Zhao


40 Best Quotes for People in New Relationships
Maya Angelou

11. “If a girl starts out all casual with a guy and she doesn't tell him that she wants a relationship, it will never become a relationship. If you give the guy the impression that casual is okay with you, that's all he'll ever want. Be straight with him from the start. If he gets scared and runs away, he wasn't right for you.”

Susane Colasanti

12. “Suddenly life has new meaning to me, there's beauty up above and things we never take notice of, you wake up suddenly you're in love.”

Billy Ocean

13. “The best part about getting to know you is anticipating that each day brings new surprises that are all about you”

Robin Raven

14. “The minute I heard my first love story – I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere – they’re in each other all along.”



40 Best Quotes for People in New Relationships
Ralph Waldo Emerson

16. “The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in.”

Mitch Albom

17. “Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.”


18. “Love must be learned and learned again; There is no end.”

Katherine Anne Porter

19. “The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.”

Carl Jung


40 Best Quotes for People in New Relationships
Khalil Gibran

21. “Maybe that's what love is. Having someone who guides you through different experiences, coaxes you to try news things but still makes you feel safe.”

Wally Lamb

22. “Through you, I realized that life gave me everything.”

Maxime Lagace

23. “I think perhaps love comes from finding someone you feel utterly comfortable with, someone who makes you comfortable with yourself. It's like… finding yourself, or maybe it's like finding the other part of yourself.”

Candace Proctor

24. “New love is grand. Savor all the crazy, muddled might of it.”

Eli Easton


40 Best Quotes for People in New Relationships
Jonathan Carroll

26. “I would not wish Any companion in the world but you, Nor can imagination form a shape, Besides yourself, to like of.”

William Shakespeare

27. “It was love at first sight, at last sight, at ever and ever sight.”

Vladimir Nabokov

28. “There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.”

Sarah Dessen

29. “But you’ve slipped under my skin, invaded my blood and seized my heart.” 

Maria V. Snyder


40 Best Quotes for People in New Relationships
Deepak Chopra

31. “True love comes quietly, without banners or flashing lights. If you hear bells, get your ears checked.”

Erich Segal

32. “Love is the expansion of two natures in such a fashion that each include the other, each is enriched by the other.”

Felix Adler

33. “You might not have been my first love, but you were the love that made all the other loves irrelevant.”

Rupi Kaur

34. “I know you think I'm crazy. Maybe that's because I am. About life, about this moment, about you.”

Crystal Woods


40 Best Quotes for People in New Relationships
Colleen Hoover

36. “It was as though each of them had discovered something unexpected but infinitely desirable. They were not yet sure of each other, but they wanted to be.”

Cassandra Clare

37. “The power of getting to know one another is so immense, eclipsed only by first getting to know ourselves.”

Bryant McGill

38. “Maybe that’s how we know when a relationship is real. When someone else previously unconnected to us knows us in a way we never thought or believed possible.”

Iain Reid

39. “One day someone will walk into your life and make you see why it never worked out with anyone else.”



40 Best Quotes for People in New Relationships
Beau Taplin

There are so many “firsts” to embrace when you begin a new relationship; getting to know someone, letting them get to know you, and perhaps finding love in the process. If you’re too lovestruck to find the words, perhaps the perfect quote can help you tell your crush that you’re ready to start something beautiful with them.

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Elizabeth is a graduate student from New York, New York. She writes personal essays about identity, womanhood, and love.

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