Romance is intertwined through our books, poetry, and plays, from classic novels like Gone With the Wind to famous works like Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, and modern works like The Notebook.

Literature is the perfect medium to talk about love; Her big emotions, big gestures, and little heartbeats can be summed up perfectly on the page. So in light of that, we have selected some of the most famous, beautifully written, and romantic quotes from literature.

Best Love Quotes From Books

“She is a mortal danger to all men. She is beautiful without knowing it, and possesses charms that she’s not even aware of. She is like a trap set by nature – a sweet perfumed rose in whose petals Cupid lurks in ambush! Anyone who has seen her smile has known perfection. She instills grace in every common thing and divinity in every careless gesture. Venus in her shell was never so lovely, and Diana in the forest never so graceful as my Lady when she strides through Paris!” Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand

“Soul meets soul on lovers’ lips.”­ Prometheus Unbound – Percy Bysshe Shelley

“And when one of them meets with his other half, the actual half of himself, whether he be a lover of youth or a lover of another sort, the pair are lost in an amazement of love and friendship and intimacy.” The Symposium – Plato

“You can find something truly important in an ordinary minute.” For One More Day – Mitch Albom

Love: a single word, a wispy thing, a word no bigger or longer than an edge. That’s what it is: an edge, a razor. It draws up through the center of your life, cutting everything in two. Before and after. The rest of the world falls away on either side.” DELIRIUM Lauren Oliver

“You and I, it’s as though we have been taught to kiss in heaven and sent down to earth together, to see if we know what we were taught.” Dr Zhivago – Boris Pasternak

“You are my heart, my life, my one and only thought.” The White Company – Arthur Conan Doyle

“He knew that when he kissed this girl, and forever wed his unutterable visions to her perishable breath, his mind would never romp again like the mind of God. So he waited, listening for a moment longer to the tuning-fork that had been struck upon a star. Then he kissed her. At his lips’ touch she blossomed for him like a flower and the incarnation was complete.” The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

“I met in the street a very poor young man who was in love. His hat was old, his coat was threadbare – there were holes at his elbows; the water passed through his shoes and the stars through his soul.” Les Miserables – Victor Hugo

“Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte

“If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you.” Winnie the Pooh – A. A. Milne

“Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be.” Rabbi Ben Ezra – Robert Browning

“We would be together and have our books and at night be warm in bed together with the windows opens and the stars bright.” A Moveable Feast – Ernest Hemingway

“I’ve never had a moment’s doubt. I love you. I believe in you completely. You are my dearest one. My reason for life.”  Atonement- Ian McEwan  

“As I got to know you, I began to realise that beauty was the least of your qualities. I became fascinated by your goodness. I was drawn in by it. I didn’t understand what was happening to me. And it was only when I began to feel actual, physical pain every time you left the room that it finally dawned on me: I was in love, for the first time in my life.” DANGEROUS LIAISONS Choderlos de Laclos

“Love seeketh not itself to please, Nor for itself hath any care; But for another gives its ease, And builds a Heaven in Hell’s despair.” The Clod and the Pebble – William Blake

“Each time you happen to me all over again.” The Age of Innocence – Edith Wharton

“The winds were warm about us, the whole earth seemed the wealthier for our love.” The Amber Gods – Harriet Prescott Spofford

“In vain I have 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.” Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen

“I can’t sleep, I can’t eat, I can’t do anything but think about him. At night I dream of him, all day I wait to see him, and when I do see him my heart turns over and I think I will faint with desire.” The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory

“You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how.” Gone With the Wind – Margaret Mitchell

“I do love nothing in the world so well as you – is not that strange?” Much Ado About Nothing – William Shakespeare

“To love or have loved, that is enough. Ask nothing further. There is no other pearl to be found in the dark folds of life.” Les Miserables – Victor Hugo

“He stepped down, trying not to look long at her, as if she Myre the sun, yet he saw her, like the sun, even without looking.” Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy

“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.” – The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

“Doubt thou the stars are fire; Doubt that the sun doth move; Doubt truth to be a liar; But never doubt I love.” Hamlet – William Shakespeare

“He was my North, my South, my East and West, my working week and my Sunday rest.”
Stop All the Clocks – W. H. Auden


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