Today is my anniversary. Not my wedding anniversary, which is on January 1st (not recommended as a wedding date, BTW), but the anniversary date for when my husband and I started dating.
So, with this date as our anniversary and Valentine’s Day coming up, I thought I’d share more romantic passages from literature for you guys. If you need any more loving quotes, last year I also compiled a list of 11 super-romantic passages from literature.
And Quote Me Thursday is back! Scroll down to link up your bookish posts!
15 Non-Sappy Romantic Passages from Books
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
“I’m in love with you, and I’m not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things. I’m in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we’re all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we’ll ever have, and I am in love with you.”
Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand
“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!”
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
“I cannot fix on the hour, or the spot, or the look, or the words, which laid the foundation. It is too long ago. I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun.”
Dangerous Liaisons by Choderlos de Laclos
“Now, I’m not going to deny that I was aware of your beauty. But the point is, this has nothing to do with your beauty. 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. I knew it was hopeless, but that didn’t matter to me. And it’s not that I want to have you. All I want is to deserve you.”
Landline by Rainbow Rowell
“I think I can live without you, but it won’t be any kind of life.”
“Nobody’s lives just fit together. Fitting together is something you work at. It’s something you make happen—because you love each other.”
“Neal didn’t take Georgie’s breath away. Maybe the opposite. But that was okay–that was really good, actually, to be near someone who filled your lungs with air.”
David Copperfield by 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.”
Elanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
“I want to be the last person who ever kisses you. That sounds bad, like a death threat or something. What I’m trying to say is: you’re it. This is it for me.”
The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
“I want to tell you, again, I love you. Our love has been the thread through the labyrinth, the net under the high-wire walker, the only real thing in this strange life of mine that I could ever trust. Tonight I feel that my love for you has more density in this world than I do, myself: as though it could linger on after me and surround you, keep you, hold you.”
P.S. I Love You by Cecelia Ahren
“Finding someone you love and who loves you back is a wonderful, wonderful feeling. But finding a true soul mate is an even better feeling. A soul mate is someone who understands you like no other, loves you like no other, will be there for you forever, no matter what. They say that nothing lasts forever, but I am a firm believer in the fact that for some, love lives on even after we’re gone.”
The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope
“And can it be that somewhere, in a manner whereof our flesh-bound minds have no apprehension, she and I will be together again, with nothing to come between us, nothing to forbid our love? That I know not, nor wiser heads than mine. But if it be never— if I can never hold sweet converse again with her, or look upon her face, or know her love; why, then, this side the grave, I will live as becomes the man whom she loves…”
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
“You love me. Real or not real?”
I tell him, “Real.”
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
“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; perhaps 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.”
The Reader by Bernhard Schlink
“The more I suffer, the more I love. Danger will only increase my love. It will sharpen it, forgive its vice. I will be the only angel you need. You will leave life even more beautiful than you entered it. Heaven will take you back and look at you and say: Only one thing can make a soul complete and that thing is love.”
Quote Me Thursday Social Boost Link Up
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If you want to plan ahead, here are the upcoming topics:
Jan 15- The Best Quotes from Oscar Wilde
Jan 22- Literature Quotes Out-of-Context
Jan 29- Must-Have Besties from Books
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