7 Romantic Book Lines to Fall in Love with This Valentine's Day

Posted by Hayley on February 12, 2016


William Shakespeare wrote that, "Love makes fools of us all," but he also gave us Romeo and Juliet…so he was used to dealing with some extreme cases. Love can make us feel a million different things, and writers have been trying to put those feelings into words as long as stories have been told. We asked on Facebook and Twitter: What's the most romantic line you've ever read? Your top picks are below.


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



"I wish you to know that you were the last dream of my soul."
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A Tale of Two Cities
by Charles Dickens



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



"You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone for ever. I offer myself to you again with a heart even more your own than when you almost broke it…"
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Persuasion
by Jane Austen



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



"Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same."
Wuthering Heights
by Emily Brontë



"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."
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Pride and Prejudice
by Jane Austen




What book line captures love the best for you? Tell us in the comments! And if you're still feeling the love, check out all the authors and exclusive excerpts we featured during #RomanceWeek2016.


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message 1: by Maria (new)

Maria "Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same."
Wuthering Heights
by Emily Brontë


message 2: by Becky (new)

Becky Pride and Prejudice!


message 3: by Maria (new)

Maria Definitely Pride and Prejudice!


message 4: by Mary (new)

Mary Austen has her men say the most beautiful things :)


message 5: by Eleanor (last edited Feb 13, 2016 09:47AM) (new)

Eleanor “There could have been no two hearts so open, no tastes so similar, no feelings so in unison.” Persuasion


message 6: by Mary (new)

Mary Eleanor wrote: "“There could have been no two hearts so open, no tastes so similar, no feelings so in unison.” Persuasion"
Why Persuasion is my favourite Austen - an older protagonist & hope for second chances :)


message 7: by Biblioteca (new)

Biblioteca Jose Relvas Pride and Prejudice!


message 8: by Shristhi (new)

Shristhi "Break my heart. Break it a thousand times. It was only ever yours to break anyway."
- The One
Kiera Cass


message 9: by Earlece (new)

Earlece Definitely the Emily Bronte one.


message 10: by Betsy (new)

Betsy Darcy's proposal to Elizabeth is one of the most memorable in fiction because of what each assumed about the other.


message 11: by Grace (new)

Grace The Fault in our Stars


message 12: by Chantal (new)

Chantal Capistran "Always."
Severus Snape, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.


message 13: by Jayjay (new)

Jayjay Sanson "Tante que je vive mon couer ne changera..." Dorothy Dunnett


Joann H (Sshh!!! I'm reading) “I'm terrified that I will never be able to put him from my mind. I don't love him but I'm afraid that he will make it impossible for me ever to love anyone else.”
― Mary Balogh, The Devil's Web

“Where you go, I shall go; where you die, I shall die, and there will I be buried.”
― Rosamund Hodge, Cruel Beauty


message 15: by Patricia (new)

Patricia If all else perished, and he remained, I should still continue to be; and if all else remained, and he were annihilated, the universe would turn to a mighty stranger.”
― Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights
By far the best "love" quote ever!


Brittany (Hiatus-On/Off) “It's the most wonderful and terrible thing that can ever happen to you," she said simply. "You know that you've found something amazing, and you want to hold on to it forever; and every second after you have it, you fear the moment you might lose it."
I sighed softly. She was absolutely right.
Love was beautiful fear.”
― Kiera Cass, The Elite


message 17: by Sofía (new)

Sofía “Senna: “Why are you here?”
Isaac: “Because you are.”
― Tarryn Fisher, Mud Vein


message 18: by Sofía (new)

Sofía “He kissed me with color, with drumbeat, and a surgeon’s precision. He kissed me with who he was, the sum of his life—and it was all encompassing. I wondered what I kissed him with since I was only broken parts.”
― Tarryn Fisher, Mud Vein


message 19: by Kristin (new)

Kristin Mary wrote: "Eleanor wrote: "“There could have been no two hearts so open, no tastes so similar, no feelings so in unison.” Persuasion"
Why Persuasion is my favourite Austen - an older protagonist &..."


I completely agree! Love it so much.


message 20: by Xristina (new)

Xristina Liosi Stop. Stop time. Stop the world. Stop everything for the moment he crosses the room and pulls me into his arms.

Shatter me
Tahereh Mafi


Brittany (Hiatus-On/Off) Xristina wrote: "Stop. Stop time. Stop the world. Stop everything for the moment he crosses the room and pulls me into his arms.

Shatter me
Tahereh Mafi"

Awe, I love this quote and the scene in the book! :)


message 22: by Teresa (new)

Teresa The Persuasion quote from the letter. So romantic. 'When all hope is lost'! Swoon!!!


message 23: by Sinead (new)

Sinead Shristhi wrote: ""Break my heart. Break it a thousand times. It was only ever yours to break anyway."
- The One
Kiera Cass"


*sobbing*


Brittany (Hiatus-On/Off) Sinead wrote: "Shristhi wrote: ""Break my heart. Break it a thousand times. It was only ever yours to break anyway."
- The One
Kiera Cass"

*sobbing*"

Haven't read "The One" yet, but I'm already sobbing too! Its so sweet! :) <3


message 25: by Andrea (new)

Andrea Engle Joann H (Sshh!!! I'm reading) wrote: "“I'm terrified that I will never be able to put him from my mind. I don't love him but I'm afraid that he will make it impossible for me ever to love anyone else.”
― Mary Balogh, The Devil's Web

“..."
It wasn't Rosamund Hodge.
"Entreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge; thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God: Where thou diest, will I die, and there will I be buried. The Lord do so to me, and more also, if ought but death part thee and me." -- Ruth


message 26: by Carol ꧁꧂ (last edited Feb 13, 2016 03:38PM) (new)

Carol  ꧁꧂ 'Léonie, you will do well to consider. You are not the first woman in my life."

She smiled through her tears. "Monseigneur, I would so much rather be the last woman than the first,” she said.'

These Old Shades, Georgette Heyer


Joann H (Sshh!!! I'm reading) Andrea wrote: "Joann H (Sshh!!! I'm reading) wrote: "“I'm terrified that I will never be able to put him from my mind. I don't love him but I'm afraid that he will make it impossible for me ever to love anyone el..."

wow. I didn't even know that. Thanx for telling me. I love this quote too.


message 28: by Kandice (new)

Kandice In each human coupling, a thousand million sperm vie for a single egg. Multiply those odds by countless generations, against the odds of your ancestors being alive; meeting; siring this precise son; that exact daughter... Until your mother loves a man she has every reason to hate, and of that union, of the thousand million children competing for fertilization, it was you, only you, that emerged. To distill so specific a form from that chaos of improbability, like turning air to gold... that is the crowning unlikelihood. The thermodynamic miracle.

Dr. Manhattan - Watchmen


message 29: by Ranee (new)

Ranee Babu "Remember, we're madly in love, so feel free to kiss me any time," The Hunger Games


message 30: by Ranee (new)

Ranee Babu Also anything from the Fault in Our Stars.


Brittany (Hiatus-On/Off) Ranee wrote: ""Remember, we're madly in love, so feel free to kiss me any time," The Hunger Games"

Haha, Love this! :)


Brittany (Hiatus-On/Off) Joann H (Sshh!!! I'm reading) wrote: "Andrea wrote: "Joann H (Sshh!!! I'm reading) wrote: "“I'm terrified that I will never be able to put him from my mind. I don't love him but I'm afraid that he will make it impossible for me ever to..."

I really like this quote! :) No, I really love this quote! :) <3


message 33: by ☽ Su ☾ (new)

☽ Su ☾ "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." ♥.♥


message 34: by Andrea (new)

Andrea Engle Joann H (Sshh!!! I'm reading) wrote: "Andrea wrote: "Joann H (Sshh!!! I'm reading) wrote: "“I'm terrified that I will never be able to put him from my mind. I don't love him but I'm afraid that he will make it impossible for me ever to..."
You're welcome! I used the Ruth quote for my wedding vow.


message 35: by Claudia (new)

Claudia My favorite:
"You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone for ever. I offer myself to you again with a heart even more your own than when you almost broke it…" by Jane Austen
By the way the title is :"Persuasion" not "Persuasian" :-)


message 36: by Petrina (new)

Petrina "I love you as certain dark things are to be loved, in secret, between the shadow and the soul."--Pablo Neruda


message 37: by Kathie (new)

Kathie Toni Morrison


message 38: by Kathie (last edited Feb 13, 2016 06:35PM) (new)

Kathie "So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.

The Alchemist
by Paulo Coelho


message 39: by Carrie (new)

Carrie Sinead wrote: "Shristhi wrote: ""Break my heart. Break it a thousand times. It was only ever yours to break anyway."
- The One
Kiera Cass"

*sobbing*"


Yes


message 40: by J (new)

J Chantal wrote: ""Always."
Severus Snape, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows."


Hoping someone other than I, would fondly think of this one.


message 41: by Schyvon (new)

Schyvon "...since the first moment I saw you, I have belonged to your completely. I still do. If you want me."
City of Glass by Cassandra Clare

"For nothing, not the sun, not the rain, not even the brightest star in the darkest sky, could begin to compare to the wonder of you."
The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

Those are a couple of my faves!


message 42: by J (last edited Feb 13, 2016 08:40PM) (new)

J The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George "I want all the little things and big things too. I want to have arguments with you and explode into laughter halfway through; I want to pour cocoa into your favorite mug on a cold day; and after partying with wonderful friends I want to hold the passenger door open while you climb happily into the car.

I want to hold you at night and feel your small bottom against my warm tummy.

I want to do a thousand little and big things with you, with us - you, me, together, you as part of me, and me as part of you."




message 43: by jean (new)

jean okay, so i just die a little on that! haha


message 44: by jean (new)

jean i feel you! *sniffs*


message 45: by Aly (new)

Aly They are all sooo cute i can't pick one


message 46: by Her-My-Oh-Nee (new)

Her-My-Oh-Nee Shristhi wrote: ""Break my heart. Break it a thousand times. It was only ever yours to break anyway."
- The One
Kiera Cass"


gald you recalled this... Maxon is the new Darcy!


message 47: by Divya (new)

Divya “We accept the love we think we deserve.”
― Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower


message 48: by Divya (new)

Divya "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


message 49: by Hisgirl85 (new)

Hisgirl85 "I have changed for the last time--this is the man I will be till I die. And that man loves you."
--Sharon Shinn, Heart of Gold

"He leaned up on her as if there was no other support anywhere in the world, and she held him as if she would undertake no other task for all eternity."
--Sharon Shinn, Angelica

"Yes, Jenna, I love you with all of my heart. And with my atoms and molecules and electrons and whatever further breakdown you require."
--Sharon Shinn, Jenna Starborn


message 50: by Marian (new)

Marian Dostoyevsky always gets to me...

"I saw your portrait this morning and I felt as though I recognized a face that I knew. I felt as though you had called to me already... I shall respect you all my life, Nastasha Filippovna." - Prince Myshkin, The Idiot

"If and when you fall in love, may you be happy with her. I don't need to wish her anything, for she'll be happy with you. May your sky always be clear, may your dear smile always be bright and happy, and may you be for ever blessed for that moment of bliss and happiness which you gave to another lonely and grateful heart. Isn't such a moment sufficient for the whole of one's life?" - White Nights


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