Romantic Quotes: #65 Will Set your Love Life On Fire

By David Small •  Updated: 02/14/20 •  23 min read
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Some of the grеаtеѕt love quotes оf all time can bе fоund in the pages оf our mоѕt beloved bооkѕ. Frоm classic nоvеlѕ that аrе the ѕtарlеѕ of lіtеrаturе tо contemporary bооkѕ thаt rеflесt рорulаr сulturе, lоvе is a constant theme thrоughоut them аll. It іѕ tіmеlеѕѕ. It іѕ unіvеrѕаl.

Lоvе speaks to all gеnеrаtіоnѕ аnd сulturеѕ, and because оf thіѕ, іt hаѕ ѕеrvеd аѕ the inspiration for some оf thе mоѕt сеlеbrаtеd аnd respected wоrkѕ оf literature. From Jane Auѕtеn tо F. Scott Fitzgerald to Elіzаbеth Gilbert, lоvе іѕ соmmоn thread nо mаttеr whеn thеіr nоvеlѕ wеrе wrіttеn.

Here are 127 romantic book quotes from books found on Amazon for you and your love.


1. You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how. – Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell

2. I’m in love with you. It doesn’t matter what has happened in my life. I love you till my last breath and it’s amazing that I see you everywhere.― Tum Meri Crush Ho: Till I find someone better by Indra Kumar Jangid

3. 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 Misérables by Victor Hugo

4. When you love something, it loves you back in whatever way it has to love. —A Separate Peace by John Knowles

5. If you remember me, then I don’t care if everyone else forgets. —Kafka On The Shore by Haruki Murakami

6. I am nothing special, of this I am sure. I am 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 I’ve loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough. —The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

7. When I saw you I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew. —Falstaff by Giuseppe Verdie

8. In case you ever foolishly forget: I am never not thinking of you. —Selected Diaries by Virginia Woolf

9. This was love: a string of coincidences that gathered significance and became miracles. —Half Of A Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

10. I love you more than I hate everyone else. —Landline by Rainbow Rowel

11. You are my heart, my life, my one and only thought. —The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle

12. A love story is not about those who lose their heart but about those who find that sullen inhabitant who, when it is stumbled upon, means the body can fool no one,

can fool nothing— not the wisdom of sleep or the habit of social graces. It is a consuming of oneself and the past. — The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje

13. The way her body existed only where he touched her. The rest of her was smoke. — The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

14. When you fall in love, it is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake, and then it subsides. And when it subsides, you have to make a decision.

You have to work out whether your roots are to become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the desire to mate every second of the day.

It is not lying awake at night imagining that he is kissing every part of your body. No … don’t blush. I am telling you some truths. For that is just being in love; which any of us can convince ourselves we are.

Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away. Doesn’t sound very exciting, does it? But it is! —Captain Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis de Bernières

15. All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love. —War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

16. Each time you happen to me all over again. —The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

17. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same. —Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

18. I have a million things to talk to you about. All I want in this world is you. I want to see you and talk. I want the two of us to begin everything from the beginning. —Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami

19. Love is not a hot-house flower, but a wild plant, born of a wet night, born of an hour of sunshine; sprung from wild seed, blown along the road by a wild wind.

A wild plant that, when it blooms by chance within the hedge of our gardens, we call a flower; and when it blooms outside we call a weed; but, flower or weed, whose scent and colour are always, wild! —The Forsyte Saga by John Galsworthy

20. The winds were warm about us, the whole earth seemed the wealthier for our love. —The Amber Gods by Harriet Prescott Spofford

21. Love of man for woman—love of woman for man. That’s the nature, the meaning, the best of life itself. —Riders of the Purple Sage by Zane Grey

22. 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. —Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak

23. Yet everything that touches us, me and you, takes us together like a violin’s bow, which draws one voice out of two separate strings.— Love Song by Rainer Maria Rilke

24. I have been astonished that Men could die Martyrs for their religion – I have shudder’d at it. I shudder no more –

 could be martyr’d for my Religion – Love is my religion – I could die for that. I could die for you. […] My love is selfish. I cannot breathe without you.— A letter to Fanny Brawne by John Keats

25. 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 by Plato

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26. If you ever have need of my life, come and take it. —The Seagull by Anton Chekhov

27. And I’d choose you; in a hundred lifetimes, in a hundred worlds, in any version of reality, I’d find you and I’d choose you. — The Chaos of Stars by Kiersten White

28. Love is the emblem of eternity; it confounds all notion of time; effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end. — Corinne by Anne Louise Germaine de Staël

29. Anyone who has seen her smile has known perfection. She instills grace in every common thing and divinity in every careless gesture. — Cyrano De Bergerac by Edmond Rostand

30. He was my North, my South, my East and West, My working week and my Sunday rest. — Stop All The Clocks by H. Auden

31. The minute I heard my first love story, I started looking for you. The Illustrated by Jalaluddin Rumi

32. My affections and wishes are unchanged, but one word from you will silence me on this subject forever. — Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen

33. Who, being loved, is poor? —A Woman of No Importance by Oscar Wilde

34. Once upon a time, there was a boy who loved a girl, and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering. —The History of Love by Nicole Krauss

35. 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 by A.A. Milne

36. He stepped down, trying not to look long at her, as if she were the sun, yet he saw her, like the sun, even without looking.— Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

37. Perhaps, after all, romance did not come into one’s life with pomp and blare, like a gay knight riding down; perhaps it crept to one’s side like an old friend through quiet ways; it revealed itself in seeming prose, until some sudden shaft of illumination flung athwart its pages betrayed the rhythm and the music, perhaps . . . perhaps . . . love unfolded naturally out of a beautiful friendship, as a golden-hearted rose slipping from its green sheath. —Anne of Avonlea by Lucy Maud Montgomery

38. Soul meets soul on lovers’ lips. —Prometheus Bound by Percy Bysshe Shelley

39. So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you. —The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

40. If I were to live a thousand years, I would belong to you for all of them. If we were to live a thousand lives, I would want to make you mine in each one. —The Evolution of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

41. For you, a thousand times over. —The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

42. Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be. —Rabbi Ben Ezra by Robert Browning

43. Doubt thou that the sun is fire, Doubt that the sun does move, doubt truth to be a liar, but never doubt that I love. — Hamlet by William Shakespeare

44. When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.” —The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

45. I have waited for this opportunity for more than half a century, to repeat to you once again my vow of eternal fidelity and everlasting love. —Love In The Time Of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez

46. Do I love you? My god, if your love were a grain of sand, mine would be a universe of beaches.— The Princess Bride by William Goldman

48. Every lover is, in his heart, a madman, and, in his head, a minstrel. —Stardust by Neil Gaiman

49. You pierce my soul. I am half agony. Half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone forever. —Persuasion by Jane Austen

50. 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. –Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen

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51. I love you as certain dark things are to be loved, in secret, between the shadow and the soul. —, Sonnett XVII by Pablo Neruda

52. I loved her against reason, against promise, against peace, against hope, against happiness, against all discouragement that could be. —Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

53. I have for the first time found what I can truly love—I have found you. You are my sympathy—my better self—my good angel—I am bound to you with a strong attachment.

I think you good, gifted, lovely: a fervent, a solemn passion is conceived in my heart; it leans to you, draws you to my centre and spring of life, wrap my existence about you—and, kindling in pure, powerful flame, fuses you and me in one. —Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

54. Is love this misguided need to have you beside me most of the time? Love this safety I feel in our silences? Is it this belonging, this completeness? —Half Of A Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

55. Explain! Tell a man to explain how he dropped into hell! Explain my preference! I never had a PREFERENCE for her, any more than I have a preference for breathing. No other woman exists by the side of her. I would rather touch her hand if it were dead than I would touch any other woman’s living. —Middlemarch by George Eliot

56. You gave me a forever within the numbered days, and I’m grateful. —The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

57. It would degrade me to marry Heathcliff now; so he shall never know how I love him; and that, not because he’s handsome, Nelly, but because he’s more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same . . . —Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

58. I do love nothing in the world so well as you—is not that strange? —Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare

59. I thought an hour ago that I loved you more than any woman has ever loved a man, but a half-hour after that I knew that what I felt before was nothing compared to what I felt then. But ten minutes after that, I understood that my previous love was a puddle compared to the high seas before a storm. —The Princess Bride by William Goldman

60. You could have had anything else in the world, and you asked for me. —City Of Glass by Cassandra Clare

61. For the two of us, home isn’t a place. It is a person. And we are finally home. —Anna And The French Kiss By Stephanie Perkins

62. “To be together is for us to be at once as free as in solitude, as gay as in company. —Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

63. If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more. —Emma by Jane Austen

64. You are too generous to trifle with me. If your feelings are still what they were last April, tell me so at once. My affections and wishes are unchanged, but one word from you will silence me on this subject forever. — Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen

65. The more you love someone, he came to think, the harder it is to tell them. It surprised him that strangers didn’t stop each other on the street to say I love you.— Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer

66. I took a photo of us mid-embrace. When I am old and alone, I will remember that I once held something truly beautiful.— Submarine by Joe Dunthorne

67. I’m watching her talk. Watching her jaw move and collecting her words one by one as they spill from her lips. I don’t deserve them. Her warm memories. I’d like to paint them over the bare plaster walls of my soul, but everything I paint seems to peel. — Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

68. Love begins at the point when a woman enters her first word into our poetic memory.— The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera

69. The day my life changed forever… The day I first saw you. – The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparkes

70. I held her close to me with my eyes closed, wondering if anything in my life had ever been this perfect and knowing at the same time that it hadn’t. I was in love, and the feeling was even more wonderful than I ever imagined it could be. – A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks

71. Perhaps, after all, romance did not come into one’s life with pomp and blare, like a gay knight riding down; perhaps it crept to one’s side like an old friend through quiet ways; it revealed itself in seeming prose, until some sudden shaft of illumination flung athwart its pages betrayed the rhythm and the music, perhaps… perhaps… love unfolded naturally out of a beautiful friendship, as a golden-hearted rose slipping from its green sheath. – Anne of Avonlea by L. M. Montgomery

72. The friendship I have had in my heart for you has ripened into a deeper feeling, a feeling more beautiful, more pure, more sacred. – Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell

73. I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once. – The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

74. Love is not to be found in someone else, but in ourselves; we simply awaken it. But in order to do that, we need the other person. The universe only makes sense when we have someone to share our feelings with. – Eleven Minutes by Paulo Coelho

75. You don’t love someone because they’re perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they’re not. – My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult

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76. Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own. –Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein

77. There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature. –Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

78. I won’t ever leave you, even though you’re always leaving me. –The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

79. It was love at first sight, at last sight, at ever and ever sight. – Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov

80. Love, it never dies. It never goes away, it never fades, so long as you hang on to it. Love can make you immortal. –If I Stay by Gayle Forman

81. For where all love is, the speaking is unnecessary. –Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

82. Happiness is holding someone in your arms and knowing you hold the whole world. – Snow by Orhan Pamuk

83. The way I feel about him is like a heartbeat―soft and persistent, underlying everything.―Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

84. Your soul sings to mine. My soul is yours, and it always will be, in any world.― Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor

85. As much as I had wanted a love story out of a movie, I know now that movies can only hope to capture this kind of love.― Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour

86. You were the sun, and I was crashing into you.― Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

87. All my life I thought that the story was over when the hero and heroine were safely engaged—after all, what’s good enough for Jane Austen ought to be good enough for anyone.

But it’s a lie. The story is about to begin, and every day will be a new piece of the plot. ― The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer

88. You are loved. If so, what else matters? ― Selected Poems of Edna St. Vincent Millay by Edna St. Vincent Millay

89. It has made me better loving you… it has made me wiser, and easier, and brighter. ―The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James

90. Your name is a golden bell hung in my heart. I would break my body to pieces to call you once by your name. –The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle

91. I’ll hold you in my heart until I can hold you in my arms.” – J M Barrie illustrated by Steve Hutton

92. I want you to have your own thoughts and ideas and feelings, even when I hold you in my arms.” –A Room With A View by E. M. Forster

93. I look at you and I would rather look at you than all the portraits in the world… –Frank O’Hara

94. 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 by Pierre Ambroise Laclos

95. We loved with a love that was more than love. –Annabel Lee by Edgar Allan Poe

96. I just want you to know that you’re very special… And the only reason I’m telling you is that I don’t know if anyone else ever has. –The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chobsky

97. The curves of your lips rewrite history. –The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

98. I think of you only twice a day – when I am alone and when I am with someone else.― I Love You Too by Amit Kalantri

99. It doesn’t matter who you are or what you look like, so long as somebody loves you. ― The Witches by Roald Dahl

100. My love is such that rivers cannot quench.― To My Dear and Loving Husband by Anne Bradstreet

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101. It’s enough for me to be sure that you and I exist at this moment.― One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez

102. A soul mate is someone who has locks that fit our keys, and keys to fit our locks. When we feel safe enough to open the locks, our truest selves step out and we can be completely and honestly who we are; we can be loved for who we are and not for who we’re pretending to be.

Each unveils the best part of the other. No matter what else goes wrong around us, with that one person we’re safe in our own paradise. Our soul mate is someone who shares our deepest longings, our sense of direction.

When we’re two balloons, and together our direction is up, chances are we’ve found the right person. Our soul mate is the one who makes life come to life. ―The Bridge Across Forever by Richard Bach

103. First, best is falling in love. Second, best is being in love. Least best is falling out of love. But any of it is better than never having been in love.— I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

104. And I am utterly in love.— Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour

105. Love is the longing for the half of ourselves we have lost.― The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera

106. I will love you forever; whatever happens. Till I die and after I die, and when I find my way out of the land of the dead, I’ll drift about forever, all my atoms, till I find you again…

I’ll be looking for you, every moment, every single moment. And when we do find each other again, we’ll cling together so tight that nothing and no one’ll ever tear us apart.

Every atom of me and every atom of you… We’ll live in birds and flowers and dragonflies and pine trees and in clouds and in those little specks of light you see floating in sunbeams…

And when they use our atoms to make new lives, they won’t just be able to take one, they’ll have to take two, one of you and one of me, we’ll be joined so tight…— The Amber Spyglass, by Philip Pullman

107. Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight! For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night.- Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

108. Every atom of your flesh is as dear to me as my own: in pain and sickness, it would still be dear. –Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

109. By my soul, I can neither eat, drink, nor sleep; nor, what’s still worse, love any woman in the world but her. – Clarissa, or the History of a Young Lady by Samuel Richardson

110. There is no room in my body for anything but you. My arms love you, my ears adore you, my knees shake with blind affection.’ – The Princess Bride by William Goldman

111. I cannot let you burn me up, nor can I resist you. No mere human can stand in a fire and not be consumed. – Possession by A.S. Byatt

112. To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow — this is a human offering that can border on miraculous. — Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage by Elizabeth Gilbert

113. There is nothing more admirable than when two people who see eye to eye keep house as man and wife, confounding their enemies and delighting their friends.— The Odyssey by Homer

114. Absence is to love as wind is to fire; It extinguishes the small and kindles the great. Memoires of Roger de Rabutin, Comte de Bussy by Roger de Bussy-Rabutin

115. Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night. I miss you like hell.― Selected Poems of Edna St. Vincent Millay by Edna St. Vincent Millay

116. That’s how you know you love someone, I guess when you can’t experience anything without wishing the other person were there to see it, too. ― The Descendants by Kaui Hart Hemmings

118. Don’t ever think I fell for you or fell over you. I didn’t fall in love, I rose in it.― Jazz by Toni Morrison

119. If it weren’t for her, there would never have been an empty space, or the need to fill it.” –The History of Love

120. I want to be the friend you fall hopelessly in love with. The one you take into your arms and into your bed and into the private world you keep trapped in your head.

The one who will memorize the things you say as well as the shape of your lips when you say them. I want to know every curve, every freckle, every shiver of your body.” —Unravel Me by Tahareh Mafi

121. I want to do with you what spring does with the cherry trees. —Every Day You Play by Pablo Neruda

122. I would like to be the air that inhabits you for a moment only. I would like to be that unnoticed & that necessary. —Variations on the Word Sleep by Margaret Atwood

123. Drink to me only with thine eyes, And I will pledge with mine; Or leave a kiss but in the cup, And I’ll not look for wine. — Song: To Celia by Ben Jonson

124. My spellbound heart has made and remade the necklace of songs, That you take as a gift, wear round your neck in your many forms, In life after life, in age after age, forever. – Unending Love by Rabindranath Tagore

125. I have to tell you, there are times when the sun strikes me like a gong, and I remember everything, even your ears. – I Have to Tell You by Dorothea Grossman

126. Clasp me close in your warm young arms, while the pale stars shine above, and we’ll live our whole young lives away In the joys of living love. — I Love You by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

127. I will bring you a whole person and you will bring me a whole person and we will have us twice as much love and everything. — Celebration by Mari Evans


So if you do get a lіttlе раnісkу whеn іt соmеѕ tіmе tо wrіtе уоur Vаlеntіnе a card? Words dоn’t соmе еаѕу fоr аll of uѕ, еѕресіаllу whеn іt соmеѕ tо matters of the heart.

The most fаmоuѕ wrіtеrѕ еvеn ѕау the feeling оf lоvе саn bе іndеѕсrіbаblе. You can use the above romantic quotes from books to express your feelings.

David Small

is the founder and editor of relationshiptips4u. He is a dating, marriage & relationship coach, speaker, and author. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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