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Quotes To Use In Your Anniversary Speech

Quotes To Use In Your Anniversary Speech

When writing an anniversary speech, be it for your partner or a couple you love like your parents, you may be stuck trying to find the perfect words. And whilst plagiarism is not allowed, quoting from clever people is!

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Using quotes allows you to perfect the romantic part of your speech without being too cringe or resorting to another cliche.

The team at Speechy has written numerous speeches for various events and occasions, and as much as we love creating organic and personalised content, sometimes a great quote just nails it.

This is why we have curated our favourite anniversary quotes for you to exploit.

  • Make the quotes meaningful: Think about the songs, films or books that mean something to you both as a couple. If any of these have that perfect, romantic quote, chances are the recipient will love you more for it.
  • Quote recognisable names: Whilst there are many great quotes written by ‘Unknown’, the ones best received are those that are written by people you’ve actually heard of.
  • Quotes are just for romance: Quotes can also be used to add humour too.
  • Add context: Add a personal reference to the quote to make it more sentimental or humourous.
  • Get expert advice: Check out our Wedding Anniversary Blogs to see how to package your quotes up in a perfect speech.

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Look no further than your bookshelf or classic icon for the most studious expressions of love…

Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same” Emily Bronte

“There is no more lovely, friendly and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage” Martin Luther King 

“The best thing to hold onto in life is each other” Audrey Hepburn

“A happy marriage is a long conversation which always seems too short” Andre Maurois  

“In all the world, there is no heart for me like yours. In all the world, there is no love for you like mine” Maya Angelou

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

“I’ve tried so many times to think of a new way to say it, and it’s still I love you.” Zelda Fitzgerald

“A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person” Mignon McLaughlin

”My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.” Winston Churchill 

“I knew when I met you an adventure was going to happen.”A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh.

“You are the finest, loveliest, tenderest, and most beautiful person I have ever known—and even that is an understatement.”  F. Scott Fitzgerald

“I am nothing special; just 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 in one respect I have succeeded as gloriously as anyone who’s ever lived: I’ve loved another with all my heart and soul; and to me, this has always been enough.” Nicolas Sparks, The Notebook.

“When marrying, ask yourself this question: Do you believe that you will be able to converse well with this person into your old age? Everything else in marriage is transitory.” Friedrich Nietzsche

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“Being married is like having somebody permanently in your corner. It feels limitless, not limited” Gloria Steinem 

“Forever can never be long enough for me to feel like I’ve had long enough with you” Marry Me by Train

“All that you are is all that I’ll never need” Tenerife Sea by Ed Sheeran

“As I write this letter send my love to you. Remember that I’ll always be in love with you” P.S I Love You by The Beatles

“With all your faults, I love you still. It had to be you, wonderful you” It Had To Be You by Frank Sinatra

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Here are a few iconic lines from the big screen…

“No matter what happens to us, everyday spend with you is the best day of my life” The Notebook

“I would rather spend one lifetime with you, than face all of the ages of the world alone” The Lord of the Rings

“I will never stop trying, because when you find the one, you never give up” Crazy Stupid Love

“When I look at you, I can feel it. I look at you, and I am at home” Finding Nemo

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A touch of comedy can highlight the sentiment of your speech…

“Marriages are made in heaven, but so are thunder and lightning” Clint Eastwood 

“Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, half shut afterwards” Benjamin Franklin

“I love being married. It’s so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.” Rita Rudner

“The man who says his wife can’t take a joke, forgets that she took him” Oscar Wilde

“To keep your marriage brimming with love in the loving cup, whenever you’re wrong -admit it, whenever you’re right-shut up” Ogden Nash  

What counts in making a happy marriage is not so much how compatible you are, but how you deal with incompatibilityLeo Tolstoy 

“It wasn’t love at first sight. It took a full five minutes”  Lucille Ball

The Speechwriting Experts

The Speechy team are TV-trained scriptwriters/comedians by trade & we’ve helped 1,000s of speakers around the world deliver their dream speech.

Our advice has been quoted everywhere from The New York Times to Grazia and from Forbes to The Observer. Our founder has also featured on the BBC Sounds’ Best Men podcast with Jason Manford and written ‘The Modern Couple’s Guide to Wedding Speeches’, published by Little, Brown.

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