If you don't feel like acting all mushy gushy on Valentine's Day this year, I applaud you — as do the authors of these funny Valentine's Day quotes rounded up below. From Jimmy Fallon and Stephen Colbert to Henry Kissinger and Plato, these words may come from a wide range of writers, actors, and comedians, but there's one thing they all still manage to have in common: a humorous approach to love.
Whether you are a skeptic of love or a love-hungry youth, you know there is something funny about the state of mind one takes when he or she has fallen in love. You hopefully also know that your value isn't determined by whether or not you're part of a couple, despite whatever the world might say.
Have a little laugh this V-Day, and take the time to read through these 12 silly quotes. You'll have all day to get super romantic or super cynical (depending on what types of feels you're having), so why not start the day off in jovial spirits? Besides, isn't the purest form of happiness the result of a smile? Love can be tragic, love can be splendid, love can be regrettable, and love can be the best decision you've ever made. Love can be anything and everything... including funny.
1. "All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt." — Charles M. Schulz
2. "Oh here's an idea: let's make pictures of our internal organs and give them to other people we love on Valentine's Day. That's not weird at all."— Jimmy Fallon
3. "Love is a grave mental disease." — Plato
4. "True love comes quietly, without banners or flashing lights. If you hear bells, get your ears checked." — Erich Segal
5. "Love is being stupid together." — Paul Valery
6. "Love is an electric blanket with somebody else in control of the switch." — Cathy Carlyle
7. "Lord! I wonder what fool it was that first invented kissing." — Jonathan Swift
8. "Valentine's Day: the holiday that reminds you that if you don't have a special someone, you're alone." — Lewis Black
9. "Love is an exploding cigar we willingly smoke." — Lynda Barry
10. "Nobody will ever win the battle of the sexes. There’s too much fraternizing with the enemy." — Henry Kissinger
11. "The art of love is largely the art of persistence." — Albert Ellis
12. "To be in love is merely to be in a state of perceptual anesthesia." — H. L. Mencken