Celebrate Singles Awareness Day with 20 Anti-Valentine’s Day Quotes

Valentine’s Day might be romantic for couples, but not everyone wants to celebrate the holiday of love—especially when single. To juxtapose Valentine’s Day, Wednesday also doubles as Singles Awareness Day. For those who are not in relationships, we’ve compiled a list of 20 anti-Valentine’s Day quotes, filled with modest humor and pessimism.

  1.  “I'm single because I was born that way.” —Mae West
  2. “Hearts will never be practical until they can be made unbreakable.” —The Wizard of Oz
  3. “Men should be like Kleenex: soft, strong, disposable.” —Cher
  4. “A kiss may ruin a human life.” —Oscar Wilde
  5. “Heartbreak could be lived with if it weren't accompanied by regret.” —Laura Kasischke
  6. “Love is a promise delivered already broken.” —Steve Martin
  7.  “Love sucks. Sometimes it feels good. Sometimes it's just another way to bleed.” —Laurell K. Hamilton
  8. “The last thing you want to get addicted to is someone.” —Aruho Marvin
  9. “Roses are red. Violets are blue. Vodka is cheaper than dinner for two.” —Unknown
  10. “You can't give your heart to a wild thing.” —Truman Capote
  11. “You can't buy love, but you can pay heavily for it.” —Henry Youngman
  12. “Love is only a dirty trick played on us to achieve continuation of the species.” - W. Somerset Maugham in A Writer's Notebook
  13. “Hearts can break. Yes, hearts can break. Sometimes I think it would be better if we died when they did, but we don't.” — Stephen King
  14. “Being single is pretty good. It's a nice sense of irresponsibility.” —Michael Douglas
  15. “Some people are settling down, some people are settling and some people refuse to settle for anything less than butterflies.” —Carrie Bradshaw in Sex in the City
  16. “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
  17. “Love is a trap. When it appears, we see only its light, not its shadows.” —Paulo Coelho
  18. “I wish I were a little girl again, because skinned knees are easier to fix than a broken heart.” —Julia Roberts
  19.  “The course of true love never did run smooth.” —William Shakespeare
  20. “Love is an exploding cigar we willingly smoke.” —Lynda Barry

fish Not everyone loves Valentine's Day. Flickr/Toon Kerssemakers