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47 one-year anniversary quotes

It’s been a whole year since you first locked eyes across the bar, swiped right on Hinge, sent that risky text, or spotted something in your teeth in the mirror in the bathroom on your first date and thought “Christ, how long has that been there?” Or, if it’s your one-year wedding anniversary, a whole year since you smushed cake in each other’s faces and cried to an Ed Sheeran song. When you’re not sure what to say, let these one-year anniversary quotes do the talking for you. Pick from general quotes about love for your boyfriend, girlfriend or partner; quotes about marriage; cute quotes to hit them in the feels or funny quotes for the partner who doesn’t take things too seriously. 

General one-year anniversary quotes

How do you put love into words? Luckily these people have, so you don’t have to.

1. “If I know what love is, it is because of you.” – Herman Hesse

2. “The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.” – Audrey Hepburn

3. “In case you ever foolishly forget; I am never not thinking of you.” – Virginia Woolf

4. “Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” – Cathy, Wuthering Heights

5. “Love doesn’t make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.” – Franklin P. Jones

6. “Loved you yesterday, love you still, always have, always will.” – Elaine Davis

7. “I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride.” – Pablo Neruda

8. “Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.” – Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land 

9. “To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow – this is a human offering that can border on miraculous.” – Elizabeth Gilbert

10. “One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.” – Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

11. “You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how.” – Rhett Butler, Gone With The Wind

12. “I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.” – Roy Croft

13. “Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.” – Zora Neale Hurston

14.“Love is the whole thing. We are only pieces.” – Rumi

15.“Love is friendship caught fire.” – Laura Hendricks


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Quotes about marriage

You’ve got the card. You’ve booked the restaurant. Let these one-year wedding anniversary quotes do the rest of the hard work for you. 

16. “When you’re lucky enough to meet your one person, then life takes a turn for the best. It can’t get better than that.” – John Krasinski

17. “A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance, and tenacity. The order varies for any given year.” – Paul Sweeney

18. “I love being married. It’s so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.” – Rita Rudner

19. “So it’s not gonna be easy. It’s going to be really hard; we’re gonna have to work at this everyday, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, everyday. You and me… everyday.” – Noah, The Notebook

20. “Take me back to the time when we walked down the aisle, our whole town came and our mamas cried.” – Taylor Swift

21. “You don’t marry someone you can live with, you marry the person you cannot live without.” – P.S. I Love You

22. “I was made and meant to look for you and wait for you and become yours forever.” – Robert Browning

23. “Love is blind but marriage is a real eye-opener.” – Pauline Thomason

24. “Marriage is not just spiritual communion and passionate embraces; marriage is also three-meals-a-day and remembering to carry out the trash.” – Joyce Brothers

25. “A successful relationship requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.” – Mignon McLaughlin

26. “Where we love is home – home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

Cute quotes

If your partner is one for warm and fuzzy feelings, try these cute one-year anniversary quotes on for size.

27. “If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.” – Winnie the Pooh

28. “You are the butter to my bread, and the breath to my life.” – Julia Child

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

30. “Some people care too much. I think it’s called Love.” – Winnie the Pooh

31. “As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.” – John Green

32. “I swear I couldn’t love you more than I do right now, and yet I know I will tomorrow.” – Leo Christopher

33. “I like you very much. Just as you are.” – Mark Darcy, Bridget Jones’s Diary

34. “Love was made for me and you.” – Nat King Cole 

35. “Some people are worth melting for.” – Olaf, Frozen

36. “A sky full of stars and he was staring at her.” – Atticus Poetry

37. “I love that you get cold when it’s 71 degrees out. I love that it takes you an hour and a half to order a sandwich. I love that you get a little crinkle above your nose when you’re looking at me like I’m nuts. I love that after I spend the day with you, I can still smell your perfume on my clothes. And I love that you are the last person I want to talk to before I go to sleep at night. And it’s not because I’m lonely, and it’s not because it’s New Year’s Eve. I came here tonight because 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.” – Harry, When Harry Met Sally


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Funny quotes

Sharing your love and gratitude for someone doesn’t have to set off your cringe reflex. If sincerity isn’t your thing, these funny one-year anniversary quotes might be more what you’re after. 

38. “I love you in a way that’s nauseating to others.” – Unknown

39. “Before you marry a person, you should first make them use a computer with slow Internet service to see who they really are.” – Will Ferrell

40. “I’d rather fight with you than make love with anyone else.” – The Wedding Date

41. “I love you and it’s getting worse.” – Joseph E. Morris

42. “True love is singing karaoke Under Pressure and letting the other person sing the Freddie Mercury part.” – Mindy Kaling

43. “Love is being stupid together.” – Paul Valery

44. “I love you more than I originally planned to.” – Unknown

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

46.“Love is much nicer to be in than an automobile accident, a tight girdle, a higher tax bracket or a holding pattern over Philadelphia.” – Judith Viorst

47. “I wanna be your vacuum cleaner / Breathing in your dust / I wanna be your Ford Cortina / I will never rust” – I Wanna Be Yours, John Cooper Clarke (the whole poem’s worth a look)


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