In case you haven’t noticed, it’s Valentine’s Day today!
As the world is filled with hearts and flowers we thought we’d join the party by celebrating some of the greatest quotes about love in literature.
If you’re looking for inspiration for a bit of romance then look no further:
Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare
“Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight! For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night.”
The Portrait of a Lady, Henry James
“It has made me better loving you … it has made me wiser, and easier, and brighter. I used to want a great many things before, and to be angry that I did not have them. Theoretically, I was satisfied. I flattered myself that I had limited my wants. But I was subject to irritation; I used to have morbid sterile hateful fits of hunger, of desire. Now I really am satisfied, because I can’t think of anything better.”
Winnie the Pooh, A.A. Milne
“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.”
Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte
“Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.”
David Copperfield, Charles Dickens
“She was more than human to me. She was a Fairy, a Sylph, I don’t know what she was – anything that no one ever saw, and everything that everybody ever wanted. I was swallowed up in an abyss of love in an instant. There was no pausing on the brink; no looking down, or looking back; I was gone, headlong, before I had sense to say a word to her.”
Atonement, Ian McEwan
“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.”
Great Expectations, Charles Dickens
“I loved her against reason, against promise, against peace, against hope, against happiness, against all discouragement that could be.”
Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien
“I would rather share one lifetime with you than face all the ages of this world alone.”
Happy Valentine’s Day!