“Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.”
If words are the most powerful drug, then Valentine’s Day is the holiday that knocks us out.
Sure, Christmas is the biggest holiday and Halloween and Easter top the list for candy sales. But you’d be hard-pressed to find another holiday that features words more prominently in its traditions than Valentine’s Day. You might say “Happy Valentine’s Day” to someone. But if they’re really special, it’s likely you might say three of the most precious words available, “I love you.”
The traditions we associate with Valentine’s Day are filled with words, including:
Classroom exchanges of Valentine’s Day cards
And who can forget Sweetheart candies? Made by Necco (which it turns out, stands for the New England Confectionery Company. Who knew?!), these “conversation hearts” are best known for their printed messages like “TRUE LOVE” and “SWEETIE” and these days, even include “TXT ME” and “TWEET ME”
Whether the thought of Valentine’s Day makes you smile in delight or cringe at the thought of overpriced flowers and ugly stuffed animals, it’s a great opportunity to remind the special people in our lives how much they matter to us.
To help get you in the mood, I’ve assembled 25 quotes for Valentine’s Day. You’ll find a mix of sweet, thoughtful and funny lines by names you know and some names that might be new to you. I arranged the quotes alphabetically by author because it seemed as good a way to organize them as any other! ☺
Use these quotes as inspiration or put them into action as meaningful gift ideas that really let someone know you care:
• Gift a book by an author of one of the quotes and include the quote as a bookmark
• Use the quotes as heartfelt love notes to hide for your partner or to tuck into your kids’ lunchboxes
• Attach a quote to a Starbucks gift card or your favorite place and leave it on the doorstep or inbox of a friend you’ve been meaning to catch up with
• Stuck with what to write on that Valentine’s Day card? Let one of these famous quotes say it for you
Valentine’s Day is said to be the sweetest day of the year. We just need to use our words and let our loved ones know how very special they are.