Love, it's a many splendored thing, right? Spring is in the air and the blue birds are calling each other, wedding invitations are pouring in and you're…single. Don't feel bad. Actually, there are a lot of reasons to feel good about the solo life. No, really there are. Whether you've just gone through a breakup or have healed your wounds and are ready to meet the love of your life, this is a time when everything is still possible. When everything you've ever hoped for in a relationship is just on the horizon. And a time when you get to relax, enjoy your freedom and do whatever you want, whenever you want.
In celebration of your well-earned independence, we've compiled 14 quotes that'll put a smile on your face and make you think twice about envying the couple chained at the hip or that coworker who won't stop flashing her engagement ring all over the place. It's almost like having an instant honeymoon—for yourself.
"It's not the men in my life, but the life in my men." — Mae West
"I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury." — Groucho Marx
"To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance." — Oscar Wilde
"Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties." — Jules Renard
"All you need is love but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt." — Charles Schulz
"Women marry men hoping they will change, men marry women hoping they will not. So everyone is disappointed." — Albert Einstein
"You can't put a price tag on love, but if you could, I'd wait for it to go on sale." — Hussein Nishah
"I thought I was promiscuous but it turns out I was just thorough." — Russel Brand
"Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter like unrequited love." — Charlie Brown
"Love; a temporary insanity cured by marriage." — Ambrose Pierce
"Only time can heal a broken heart, just as only time can heal his broken arms and legs." — Miss Piggy
"I like being single, I'm always there when I need me." — Art Leo
"I just figured if I'm going to be a mess. I'm going to be a hot mess, right?" — Mindy Kaling
"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away" — Anonymous