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24 Romantic Readings from Literature

Thursday 24th December 2015
Be still, my beating heart! From contemporary prose to epic-historical romance tales, we’ve put together our favourite all-encompassing forever lasting love quotes. Oh, to find love and be loved as much as the authors of these famed books love their protagonists. We pay homage to these great men and women and their passionate stories by spying some of the most treś chic book nooks - a total eclipse of the heart and a feast for the eyes.
Posted under: love-stories Tagged: #vows

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

 

  1. “I wish I knew how to quit you” – Brokeback Mountain, by Annie Proulx

 

  1. “Love had caught him out of triviality and Maurice out of the bewilderment in order that two imperfect souls might touch perfection” – Maurice, by E.M. Forster

 

  1. “You know what I am going to say. I love you. What other men may mean when they use that expression, I cannot tell; what I mean is, that I am under the influence of some tremendous attraction which I have resisted in vain, and which overmasters me. You could draw me to fire, you could draw me to water, you could draw me to the gallows, you could draw me to any death, you could draw me to anything I have most avoided, you could draw me to any exposure or disgrace. This and the confusion of my thoughts, so that I am fit for nothing, is what I mean by your being the ruin of me. But if you would return a favourable answer to my offer of mysef in marriage, you could draw me to any good – every good – with equal force” – Our Mutual Friend, by Charles Dickens

 

  1. “It has made me better loving you . . . it has made me wiser, and easier, and brighter . . . Now I really am satisfied, because I can’t think of anything better” – The Portrait Of A Lady, by Henry James

 

  1. “One hour of right down love is worth an age of dully living on” – The Rover, by Aphra Ben

 

  1. “It is better to love wisely, no doubt: but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all” – Vanity Fair, by William Makepeace Thackeray

 

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

 

  1. “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

 

  1. “Her life with others no longer interests him. He wants only her stalking beauty, her theatre of expressions. He wants the minute secret reflection between them, the depth of field minimal, their foreignness intimate like two pages of a book” – The English Patient, by Michael Ondaatje

 

  1. “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, by Ian McEwan

 

  1. “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 Chbosky

 

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

 

  1. “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

 

15.”Is love this misguided need to have you beside me most of the time? Is love this safety I feel in our silences? Is it this belonging, this completeness?” – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Half of a Yellow Sun

 

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

 

  1. “Wheresoever she was, there was Eden” – The Diaries of Adam and Eve, by Mark Twain

 

  1. “I look / at you and I would rather look at you than all the portraits in the world. . .” – Having a Coke With You, By Frank O’Hara

 

  1. “We would be together and have our books and at night be warm in bed together with the windows open and the stars bright” – A Movable Feast, by Ernest Hemingway

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

  1. “The mouth is made for communication, and nothing is more articulate than a kiss” – It Occurred to Me, By Jarod Kintz

 

  1. “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
Thursday 24th December 2015

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