56 Poetic Love Quotes By Rumi That Will Touch Your Heart

When it comes to expressing the core essence of love in the most beautiful and poetic way, no one comes close to the ancient sage and mystic – Rumi. The following is a collection of 55 of his most beautiful love quotes by Rumi that will touch your heart and fill your with joy.

1. “Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along.”

Lovers on't finally meet somewhere. They are in each other all along.

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

Words are pretext

3. “Happy is the moment when we sit together, with two forms, two faces, yet one soul, you and I.”

Happy is the moment when we sit together, with two forms, two faces, yet one soul, you and I.

4. “I have spent my life dreaming of your face. Now, I have found it.”

5. “First, when I was apart from you, this world did not exist, nor any other. Second, whatever I was looking for was always you.”

6. “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.”

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

Heart has its own language - Rumi

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

9. “Love will find its way through all languages on its own.”

10. “Your eyelashes will write on my heart the poem that could never come from the pen of a poet.”

11. “On my heart, in beautiful calligraphy, you’ve written words that only You and I can know.”

You have written on my heart in beautiful calligraphy - Rumi

12. “She loved him so much she concealed his name in many phrases, the inner meanings known only to her.”

13. “Those beautiful words we said to one another are hidden in the secret heart of heaven. One day, like the rain, they will pour our love story all over the world.”

14. “I am a painter, painting pictures all the time, yet when I set them near Your beauty, I want to throw them all away.”

15. “I wait with silent passion for one gesture, one glance from you.”

16. “Know that my beloved is hidden from everyone. Know that she is beyond the belief of all beliefs. Know that in my heart she is as clear as the moon. Know that she is the life in my body and in my soul.”

17. “You have no idea how hard I’ve looked for a gift to bring You. Nothing seemed right. What’s the point of bringing gold to the gold mine, or water to the ocean. Everything I came up with was like taking spices to the Orient. It’s no good giving my heart and my soul because you already have these. So I’ve brought you a mirror. Look at yourself and remember me.”

18. “You are my wine, my joy, my garden, my springtime, my slumber, my repose, without you, I can’t cope.”

19. “The real beloved is your beginning and your end. When you find that one, you’ll no longer expect anything else.”

20. “A moment of happiness, you and I sitting on the verandah, apparently two, but one in soul, you and I.”

21. “I have put the ear of my soul in the window of your heart.”

Window of your heart quote by Rumi

22. “Oh Beloved, take me. Liberate my soul. Fill me with your love and release me from the two worlds.”

23. “Lovers become one, they are inseparable.”

24. “If I love myself. I love you. If I love you. I love myself.”

25. “In fact, my soul and yours are the same, You appear in me, I in you. We hide in each other.”

My soul and yours are the same - Rumi

26. “The parrots of heaven will be cracking sugar as we laugh together, you and I. In one form upon this earth, and in another form in a timeless sweet land.”

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

I am yours, don't give myself back to me - Rumi

28. “My sweet heart, you have aroused my passion, your touch has filled me with desire, I am no longer separate from you, these are precious moments, I beseech you, don’t let me wait.”

29. “A lover asked his beloved, Do you love yourself more than you love me? Beloved replied, I have died to myself and I live for you. I’ve disappeared from myself and my attributes, I am present only for you. I’ve forgotten all my learnings, but from knowing you I’ve become a scholar. I’ve lost all my strength, but from your power I am able. I love myself…I love you. I love you…I love myself.”

30. “Your soul is so close to mine that what you dream, I know. I know everything you think of: your heart is so close to mine!”

31. “Your body is away from me, but there is a window open from my heart to yours.”

There is a window open from my heart to yours - Rumi

32. “I cannot sleep in your presence, in your absence, tears prevent me. You watch me my beloved on each sleepiness night and only you see the difference”.

33. “When I am with you, everything is prayer.”

34. “I want your sun to reach my raindrops, so your heat can raise my soul upward like a cloud.”

35. “Your magnificence has made me a wonder. Your charm has taught me the way of love.”

You taught me the way of love - Rumi

36. “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.”

37. “You are the Essence of the Essence. The intoxication of Love. I long to sing Your Praises but stand mute with the agony of wishing in my heart !”

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

39. “There is a place born of silence. A place where the whispers of the heart arise. There is a place where voices sing your beauty. A place where every breath carves your image in my soul.

40. “Only Love can explain itself.”

41. “Love is an emerald. Its brilliant light wards off dragons on this treacherous path.”

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

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

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

44. “Love is a river. Drink from it.”

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

46. “Love is the religion, and the universe is the book.”

47. “Come out of the circle of time And into the circle of love.”

48. “Love is not love that doesn’t love the details of the beloved, the minute particulars.”

49. “Oh my friend, all that you see of me is a shell, the rest belongs to love.”

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

51. “Love is the religion, and the universe is the book.”

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

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

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

55. “Only union with you gives joy. The rest is tearing down one building to put up another.”

56. “Whatever I was looking for was always you”