Literary Quotes on LoveAh, the joy of literary quotes on love! I could happily drown myself in this delicious prose.
. . . Love is no hot-house flower, but a wild plant, born of a wet night, born of an hour of sunshine; sprung from wild seed, blown along the road by a wild wind. A wild plant that, when it blooms by chance within the hedge of our gardens, we call a flower; and when it blooms outside we call a weed; but, flower or weed, whose scent and colour are always, wild! John Galsworthy: The Forsyte Saga
She loved him with too clear a vision to fear his cloudiness. E. M. Forster: Howards End
Life isn't long enough for love and art. W. Somerset Maugham: The Moon and Sixpence
One of the sweetest, simplest literary quotes I've found:
It is not time or opportunity that is to determine intimacy;-- it is disposition alone. Seven years would be insufficient to make some people acquainted with each other, and seven days are more than enough for others. Jane Austen: Sense and Sensibility
One of the particularly yummy literary quotes on love, don't you think?
Good night, good night! parting is such sweet sorrow,That I shall say good night till it be morrow. William Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet
One of the CLASSIC literary quotes!
O Romeo, Romeo! wherefore art thou Romeo?Deny thy father and refuse thy name!Or, if thou wilt not, be but sworn my love,And I'll no longer be a Capulet. William Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet
Give me my Romeo; and, when he shall die,Take him and cut him out in little stars,And he will make the face of heaven so fineThat all the world will be in love with nightAnd pay no worship to the garish sun. William Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet
Literary quotes like this one I really find heartwarming.
So, she leaning on her husband's arm, they turned homeward by a rosy path which the gracious sun struck out for them in its setting. And O there are days in this life, worth life and worth death. And O what a bright old song it is, that O 'tis love, 'tis love, 'tis love that makes the world go round! Charles Dickens: Our Mutual Friend
Love is in all things a most wonderful teacher . . .Charles Dickens: Our Mutual Friend
One of the sweeter, more endearing of literary quotes of love. I must remember to do this tonight at dinner!
A literary quotes version of a marriage proposal. Lovely!
She and Stephen were in that stage of courtship which makes the most exquisite moment of youth, the freshest blossom-time of passion,--when each is sure of the other's love, but no formal declaration has been made, and all is mutual divination, exalting the most trivial word, the lightest gesture, into thrills delicate and delicious as wafted jasmine scent. George Eliot: The Mill on the Floss
James had passed through the fire, but he had passed also through the river of years which washes out the fire; he had experienced the saddest experience of all--forgetfulness of what it was like to be in love. John Galsworthy: The Forsyte Saga
One of the head-over-heels type of literary quotes on love.
If I may so express it, I was steeped in Dora. I was not merely over head and ears in love with her, but I was saturated through and through. Enough love might have been wrung out of me, metaphorically speaking, to drown anybody in; and yet there would have remained enough within me, and all over me, to pervade my entire existence. Charles Dickens: David Copperfield
How silver-sweet sound lovers' tongues by night,Like softest music to attending ears! William Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet
I love you, love you, love you! If you were to cast me off now - but you will not - you would never be rid of me. No one should come between us. I would pursue you to the death. Charles Dickens: The Mystery of Edwin Drood
I loved you madly; in the distasteful work of the day, in the wakeful misery of the night, girded by sordid realities, or wandering through Paradises and Hells of visions into which I rushed, carrying your image in my arms, I loved you madly. Charles Dickens: The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Another of the sweet and simple literary quotes on love. Charming!
The winds were warm about us, the whole earth seemed the wealthier for our love. Harriet Prescott Spofford: The Amber Gods
Love knows not distance; it hath no continent; its eyes are for the stars . . .Gilbert Parker: Parables Of A Province
Picnics are very dear to those who are in the first stage of the tender passion. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle: Our Derby Sweepstakes
Men always want to be a woman's first love. That is their clumsy vanity. We women have a more subtle instinct about things. What we like is to be a man's last romance. Oscar Wilde: A Woman of No Importance
But there is one thing worse than an absolutely loveless marriage. A marriage in which there is love, but on one side only; faith, but on one side only; devotion, but on one side only, and in which of the two hearts one is sure to be broken. Oscar Wilde: An Ideal Husband
Women are meant to be loved, not to be understood. Oscar Wilde: The Sphinx Without a Secret
One of the sweet and innocent literary quotes.
If you will take me for your wife, Walter, I will love you dearly. If you will let me go with you, Walter, I will go to the world's end without fear. I can give up nothing for you - I have nothing to resign, and no one to forsake; but all my love and life shall be devoted to you, and with my last breath I will breathe your name to God if I have sense and memory left. Charles Dickens: Dombey and Son
Some literary quotes are so DRAMATIC! Love it!
She lifted her face to him, and he bent forward and kissed her on the mouth, gently, with the one kiss that is an eternal pledge. And as he kissed her his heart strained again in his breast. He never intended to love her. But now it was over. He had crossed over the gulf to her, and all that he had left behind had shriveled and become void. D. H. Lawrence: The Horse Dealer's Daughter
I hope you have found these literary quotes on love to be as fufilling as I have. Boy, I love this stuff!
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