When it comes to toasts, sometimes it can be hard to find the right words to tell someone you care about exactly how you feel. It can even be hard to acknowledge your feelings, let alone say them out loud. And if you are in a situation where you want to toast that special person in your life, then you’re really going to struggle to find the right things to say. Which is why there are famous quotes about love, family, friendship and loyalty that you can use when your own words don’t quite cut it.

Let’s be real; chances are you aren’t a famous poet and you might not have a way with words like the most talented wordsmiths in the world. You might not be a philosopher or novelist or musician or even a witty conversationalist. But your emotions, and the messages you want to share are very real, and these quotes, which we think are perfect for special toasts, just might help you say what you’ve been thinking and feeling all along.

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”
– Lao Tzu

“You can’t make everyone happy. You’re not a Nutella jar.”
– Anonymous

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

“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.”
– Maya Angelou


“I am nothing special, of this I am sure. I am a common man with common thoughts and I’ve led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I’ve loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough.”
– Nicholas Sparks, “The Notebook”

“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.”
– Billy Crystal, from “When Harry Met Sally”


“You’re not perfect, sport, and let me save you the suspense: this girl you’ve met, she’s not perfect either. But the question is whether or not you’re perfect for each other.”
Robin Williams in “Good Will Hunting”

“Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.


“Parents aren’t the people you come from. They’re the people you want to be, when you grow up.”
– Jodi Picoult, author, from Handle with Care

“The best part about being friends with your parents is that no matter what you do, they have to keep loving you.”
Natalie Portman