Happy Valentine's Day 2021 Quotes, Images and Memes To Share With Those You Love

Valentine's Day sees people express their love in different ways. Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many are celebrating Valentine's Day virtually through messages and posts shared on social media.

Here we round up some Valentine's Day-inspired quotes, messages, images and memes that can be shared with loved ones this year.

Quotes

"Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, and therefore is wing'd Cupid painted blind."—William Shakespeare wrote in his play A Midsummer Night's Dream.

"You are my heart, my life, my one and only thought."—Arthur Conan Doyle wrote in his novel The White Company.

"So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you."—Paulo Coelho wrote in his book The Alchemist.

"In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you,"—Jane Austen wrote in her novel Pride and Prejudice.

"To love at all is to be vulnerable."—C.S. Lewis in his book The Four Loves.

"I am grateful to have been loved and to be loved now and to be able to love, because that liberates. Love liberates,"—Maya Angelou, the late civil rights activist and poet, said during Oprah's Master Class series.

"Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable."—Bruce Lee, the late martial artist.

Messages

Those facing writers' block can choose from some Valentine's Day messages below suggested by the writers of Hallmark, the greeting card company. They offer a selection of messages for lovers, friends and family. See more messages at the Hallmark website.

  • "You are my Valentine every day, in every way."
  • "Being us is the best thing I'll ever be."
  • "It's been a journey...one I'd do all over again."
  • "Your kindness, your strength, the way you look at me with so much love...this is why you're my Valentine."
  • "Will you be wine? I love ya merlots."
  • "Let's send our condolences to all those couples who wish they were wild and free like us!"
  • "Roses are red. Lovebirds are annoying. Where is the chocolate? Let's start enjoying."
  • "Happy Valentine's Day to one of our sweetest blessings."
  • "Hope your day is just as awesome as you are!"

Images

Several websites offer a selection of Valentine's Day-themed images, such as Pixabay, which has around 6,000 Valentine's Day-inspired images submitted by various users, ranging from high definition (HD) to 4K quality, which can be downloaded for free.

The images range from various heart-themed pictures, including graphics and different heart-shaped craft pieces, to Valentine's Day-themed food and other romantic settings.

WallpaperAccess also has a selection of at least 60 free Valentine's Day-inspired wallpapers and backgrounds, which can also be downloaded for free from the website.

Unsplash has "over 2 million free high-resolution images brought to you by the world's most generous community of photographers," according to the website.

Its collection of free HD wallpapers for both desktops and phones have been submitted by its members. Its archive of Valentine's Day-themed images ranges from flowers and heart-shaped cut-outs to ones of different couples in romantic settings from a beach to a candle-lit evening at home.

Memes

Share a Valentine's Day-themed meme on social media, using images from one of the aforementioned image websites or by accessing various gifs from websites like Giphy.

Giphy has a host of Valentine's Day-themed gifs that can be embedded in your emails or social media posts using the embed code provided at the website.

Its eclectic range of gifs includes ones featuring several cartoon characters such as Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Snoopy, Charlie Brown and The Simpsons. Others include explosions of heart graphics and flashing Valentine's Day messages.

Users can also access Giphy via its mobile app, which can be downloaded at Apple's App Store or the Google Play Store.

Gfycat also offers a range of creative animated gifs to share on Valentine's Day, including ones featuring different celebrities such as singer Harry Styles, actor Jim Carrey and the late movie icon James Dean. Users can get the embed code for these gifs directly at the Gfycat website.

Tenor also offers a selection of entertaining gifs, from floating heart graphics and animals to Japanese anime-themed Valentine's Day gifs.

The Tenor mobile app can also be downloaded from the Google Play Store or Apple's App Store.

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Valentine's Day New York City February 2021
Valentine's Day decorations displayed outside a home in the New York City borough of Manhattan on February 10. Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images