♥ Literary Love Quotes ♥
Happy Valentine’s Day!
To celebrate the day, some literary love quotes:
How silver-sweet sound lovers’ tongues by night,
Like softest music to attending ears!
– William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet
Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.
– Antoine de Saint-Exupery, The Little Prince
For one human being to love another; that is perhaps the most difficult of our tasks; the ultimate, the last test and proof; the work for which all other work is but preparation.
– Rainer Maria Rilke
All the breath and the bloom of the year in the bag of one bee:
All the wonder and wealth of the mine in the heart of one gem:
In the core of one pearl all the shade and the shine of the sea:
Breath and bloom, shade and shine,–wonder, wealth, and–how far above them–
Truth that’s brighter than gem,
Trust, that’s purer than pearl,–
Brightest truth, purest trust in the universe–all were for me
In the kiss of one girl.
– Robert Browning, Summum Bonum
Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same…
– Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights
“Do you ever miss him?” she asks me.
“Every day, every minute.”
“Every minute…Yes. It’s that way, isn’t it?”
– Audrey Niffenegger, The Time Traveler’s Wife
“Perhaps we are in this world to search for love, find it and lose it, again and again. With each love, we are born anew, and with each love that ends we collect a new wound. I am covered with proud scars.”
– Isabel Allende, Paula
What are your favorite literary love quotes, poems, stories?