101 Rumi Quotes About Love That Will Inspire and Transform Your Life

Jalaluddin Rumi, a 13th-century Persian poet, theologian, and Sufi mystic, has touched the hearts of millions with his profound words. His poetry transcends time and culture, speaking directly to the human soul and offering timeless wisdom that continues to inspire and transform lives today.

Rumi’s exploration of love is profound and all-encompassing, touching on both earthly and divine love. His words capture the essence of longing, connection, and the transformative power of love. In this post, we delve into Rumi quotes about love that illuminate the beauty and depth of love, encouraging us to embrace it fully in our lives.

1. “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.”

2. “Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”

3. “Love is an emotion. Totally silent and inexpressible with words.”

4. “Lovers find secret places inside this violent world where they make transactions with beauty.”

5. “If you want to be more alive, love is the truest health.”

6. “If I love myself, I love you. If I love you, I love myself.”

7. “If I hold you with my emotions, you’ll become a wished-for companion.”

8. “The garden of love is green without limit and yields many fruits other than sorrow or joy. Love is beyond either condition: without spring, without autumn, it is always fresh.“

9. “Let your teacher be love itself.”

10. “Laugh as much as you breathe. Love as long as you live.”

11. “In your light I learn how to love. In your beauty, how to make poems. You dance inside my chest where no-one sees you, but sometimes I do, and that sight becomes this art.”

12. “Wherever you are, and whatever you do, be in love.”

13. “Love comes with a knife, not some shy question, and not with fears for its reputation!”

14. “Gamble everything for love, if you’re a true human being.”

15. “Let the beauty we love be what we do.”

16. “To love is human. To feel pain is human. Yet to still love despite the pain is pure angel.”

17. “You are my soul’s eternal friend.”

18. “You and I have spoken all these words, but for the way we have to go, words are no preparation.”

19. “Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation.”

20. “You are the essence of the essence, the intoxication of love.”

21. “You transform all who are touched by you.”

22. “Love rests on no foundation. It is an endless ocean, with no beginning or end.”

23. “Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you love. It will not lead you astray.”

24. “There’s a field somewhere beyond all doubt and wrongdoing. I’ll meet you there.”

25. “Let us carve gems out of our stony hearts and let them light our path to love.”

26. “I closed my mouth and spoke to you in a hundred silent ways.”

27. “This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take a step without feet.”

28. “The lover’s ailment is separate from all other ailments. Love is the astrolabe of God’s mysteries.”

29. “Reason is powerless in the expression of Love.”

30. “Close your eyes, fall in love, stay there.”

31. “Words are a pretext. It is the inner bond that draws one person to another, not words.”

32. “Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.”

33. “Whoever has heart’s doors wide open, could see the sun itself in every atom.”

34. “We are born of love; Love is our mother.”

35. “Would you become a pilgrim on the road of love? The first condition is that you make yourself humble as dust and ashes.”

36. “Love is not an emotion, it’s your very existence.”

37. “You have within you more love than you could ever understand.”

38. “I was dead, then alive. Weeping, then laughing. The power of love came into me, and I became fierce like a lion, then tender like the evening star.”

39. “If the house of the world is dark, love will find a way to create windows.”

40. “Be certain in the religion of love there are no believers or unbelievers. Love embraces all.”

41. I looked in temples churches and mosques. But I found the Divine within my heart.”

42. “Lovers have heartaches that can’t be cured by drugs or sleep or games, but only by seeing their beloved.”

43. “In every religion there is love, yet love has no religion.”

44. “You are the soul of the soul of the universe, and your name is love.”

45. “Love is our steady guide on this road full of hardships.”

46. “If you love someone, you are always joined with them–in joy, in absence, in solitude, in strife.”

47. “Only from the heart can you touch the sky.”

48. “A pen went scribbling along. When it tried to write love, it broke.”

49. “In the garden of lovers, become a rose; in the assembly of angels, become a song.”

50. “In your light, I learn how to love. In your beauty, how to make poems.”

51. “You have to keep breaking your heart until it opens.”

52. “They say there is a doorway from heart to heart, but what is the use of a door when there are no walls?”

53. “Is it really so that the one I love is everywhere?”

54. “I don’t want learning, or dignity, or respectability. I want this music, and this dawn, and the warmth of your cheek against mine.”

55. “Love risks everything and asks for nothing.”

56. “Whatever happens, just keep smiling and lose yourself in love.”

57. “Once you have met a true human being, let him not disappear from the horizon of your heart.”

58. “With life as short as a half taken breath, don’t plan anything but love.”

59. “Love said to me, there is nothing that is not me. Be silent.”

60. “When I am with you, we stay up all night. When you’re not here, I can’t go to sleep.”

61. “Your love lifts me upon the winds, and I dance beneath the stars.”

62. “I am yours. Don’t give myself back to me.”

63. “A mountain keeps an echo deep inside. That’s how I hold your voice.”

64. “Remember. The way you make love is the way God will be with you.”

65. “In the house of lovers, the music never stops, the walls are made of songs and the floor dances.”

66. “Love is the bridge between you and everything.”

67. “On the path of love we are neither masters nor the owners of our lives. We are only a brush in the hand of the Master Painter.”

68. “In the silence of love you will find the spark of life.”

69. “You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean, in a drop.”

70. “I choose to love you in silence… For in silence I find no rejection.”

71. “This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment.”

72. “Your love should never be offered to the mouth of a stranger, only to someone who has the valor and daring to cut pieces of their soul off with a knife, then weave them into a blanket to protect you.”

73. “The heart has its own language. The heart knows a hundred thousand ways to speak.”

74. “Love is an open secret, the most obvious thing in the world and the most hidden, with no why to how it keeps its mystery.”

75. “Love is the cure, for your pain will keep giving birth to more pain until your eyes constantly exhale love as effortlessly as your body yields its scent.”

76. “That which God said to the rose, and caused it to laugh in full-blown beauty, He said to my heart, and made it a hundred times more beautiful.”

77. “This is a subtle truth. Whatever you love, you are.”

78. “Love sometimes wants to do us a great favor: hold us upside down and shake all the nonsense out.”

79. “Whoever finds love beneath hurt and grief disappears into emptiness with a thousand new disguises.”

80. “In the embrace of your love, I find solace and peace.”

81. “You are the sun that brightens my days and the moon that guides me through the night.”

82. “A thousand half-loves must be forsaken to take one whole heart home.”

83. “Be soulful. Be kind. Be in love.”

84. “Love is a river. Drink from it.”

85. “Believe in love’s infinite journey, for it is your own, for you are love. Love is life.”

86. “Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.”

87. “This pain you feel is not a curse, but a blessing in disguise, for it leads you to the path of healing.”

88. “Do not despair, for the heartbreak you experience today will only strengthen the love you will find tomorrow.”

89. “I am in you and I am you. No one can understand this until he has lost his mind.”

90. “When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about. Ideas, language, even the phrase ‘each other’ doesn’t make any sense.”

91. “In the depths of heartbreak, remember that love remains the ultimate healer.”

92. “Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.”

93. “Every moment is made glorious by the light of love.”

94. “The heart’s connection is never severed by distance, for love’s roots run deep.”

95. “In the realm of love, distance is but an illusion.”

96. “Our souls are mirrors, reflecting each other’s love, even when we are miles apart.”

97. “Love is the whole thing. We are only pieces.”

98. “Through love all that is bitter will be sweet. Through love all that is copper will be gold. Through love all dregs will turn to purest wine. Through love all pain will turn to medicine.”

99. “Love is the water of life.”

100. “Come out of the circle of time and into the circle of love.”

101. “Whenever we manage to love without expectations, calculations, negotiations, we are indeed in heaven.”

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