Fun Quotes About Valentine Day Shopping

People shopping a display of Hallmark valentine's day greeting cards in a Hallmark's store.

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Valentine's Day is less about love and more about the business of love for many people, particularly in the U.S. retail industry. Valentine's Day shopping and giving Valentine's Day gifts and cards is the fun of the holiday for many people, which is a good thing for the largest U.S. retail chains. The commercialism of Valentine's Day is what many famous people like to poke fun at.

What follows are funny and fun quotations about Valentine's Day shopping and the business and commercialism of love. These quotable quotes about spending, shopping, buying gifts and buying love for Valentine's Day provide a light-hearted view of the hearts, flowers, chocolates, and all the common Valentine's Day traditions.

Use one—or all of of these quotes—to help personalize the gift you bought from a retailer.

All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.
- American cartoonist, Charles M. Schulz
I love Mickey Mouse more than any woman I have ever known.
- American entrepreneur and animator, Walter "Walt" Disney
What the world really needs is more love and less paperwork.
- American singer and actress, Pearl Bailey
Valentine's Day is a sham created by card companies to reinforce and exploit gender stereotypes.
- Liz Lemon character, actress Tina Fey's character on 30 Rock
Nothing says 'You're special' like a mass-produced sentiment written by someone else.
- Author Unkown
Today is Valentine's Day. Or, as men like to call it, Extortion day.
- American comic and late-night talk host, Jay Leno
I feel bad for people who die on Valentine's Day. How much would flowers cost then, ten grand?
- American comic and late-night talk host, Jay Leno
It's better to have loved and lost than to have to do forty pounds of laundry a week.
- Canadian educator, Laurence J. Peter
Happy unimaginative, consumerist-oriented and entirely arbitrary, manipulative and shallow interpretation of romance day.
- Author unknown
Valentine's Day is not a holiday, Rosh Hashanah, that's a holiday, Memorial Day, yes a holiday ... you know who invented Valentine's Day?... Hershey's and Hallmark.
- Sandy Cohen character, American actor Peter Gallagher, The O.C.
Valentine's Day is often times a, well it is a manufactured day that really doesn't mean anything.
- American comedian and activist, Jon Stewart
I have a dream, and a plan, to combine the commercial possibilities of Valentine's Day with the substance and meaning of Black history month. I call it: Blackentine's Day.
- American humorist and journalist, Maurice "Mo" Rocca
Valentine's Day is like herpes: just when you think it's gone for good, it rears its ugly head once more. No wonder some people prefer to call it VD.
- Author Unknown
Look, there's no metaphysics on earth like chocolates.
- Portuguese poet, Fernando Pessoa
Money can't buy love, but it improves your bargaining position.
- English playwright, Christopher Marlowe
If love is the answer, could you please rephrase the question?
- American actress and comedian, Mary Jean " Lily" Tomlin
Ever have that one friend who gets a Valentine's Day gift for their mother? Doesn't that freak you out a little? It's like, 'I don't know how to break this to you but I think she's with your dad!
- American stand-up comic, Russ Meneve
It goes Christmas, New Year's Eve, Valentine's Day. Is that fair to anyone who's alone? These are all days you gotta be with someone. And if you didn't get around to killing yourself at Christmas or New Year's, boom! There's Valentine's Day. I think there should be one more after Valentine's Day just called, 'Who could love you?'
- American actress and comedian, Laura Kightlinger