All Time Great Book Quotes About Love

Book Quotes About Love

Love is a timeless and universal theme in literature, and many books offer beautiful and insightful quotes about love.

Book Quotes About Love

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

2. “I love you more than there are stars in the sky and fish in the sea.”
— Nicholas Sparks, “The Notebook”.

3. “Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.”
— Emily Brontë, “Wuthering Heights”.

4. “I have waited for this opportunity for more than half a century, to repeat to you once again my vow of eternal fidelity and everlasting love.”
— Gabriel Garcia Marquez, “Love in the Time of Cholera”.

5. “I wish I knew how to quit you.”
— Annie Proulx, “Brokeback Mountain”.

6. “I am catastrophically in love with you.”
— John Green, “The Fault in Our Stars”.

7. “I loved her against reason, against promise, against peace, against hope, against happiness, against all discouragement that could be.”
— Charles Dickens, “Great Expectations”.

8. “I am yours, don’t give myself back to me.”
— Rumi, “The Essential Rumi”.

9. “If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more.”
— Jane Austen, “Emma”.

10. “To love or have loved, that is enough. Ask nothing further.”
— Victor Hugo, “Les Misérables”.

11. “I loved you like a man loves a woman he never touches, only writes to, keeps little photographs of.”
— Charles Bukowski, “Love is a Dog From Hell”.

12. “Each time you happen to me all over again.”
— Edit Wharton, “The Age of Innocence”.

13. “I cannot let you burn me up, nor can I resist you. No mere human can stand in a fire and not be consumed.”
— A.S. Byatt, “Possession”.

14. “If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.”
— A.A. Milne, “Winnie the Pooh”.

15. “I want to be with you forever and beyond…”
— J.K. Rowling, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows”.

16. “I can’t let you go. I won’t let you go. You’re mine and I love you.”
— Cassandra Clare, “City of Heavenly Fire”.

17. “I know from experience that the poets are right: love is eternal.”
— E.M. Forster, “A Room With a View”.

18. “I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close.”
— Pablo Neruda, “100 Love Sonnets”.

19. “I love you, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.”
— Elizabeth Barrett Browning, “Sonnets from the Portuguese”.

20. “But we loved with a love that was more than love — I and my Annabel Lee — with a love that the wingèd seraphs of Heaven coveted her and me.”
— Edgar Allan Poe, “Annabel Lee”.

21. “He stepped down, trying not to look long at her, as if she were the sun, yet he saw her, like the sun, even without looking.”
— Leo Tolstoy, “Anna Karenina”.

22. “In vain have I 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.”
— Jane Austen, “Pride and Prejudice”.

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

24. “Doubt thou the stars are fire; Doubt that the sun doth move; Doubt truth to be a liar; But never doubt I love.”
— William Shakespeare, “Hamlet”.

25. “I want you. I want all of you, forever, you and me, every day.”
— Nicholas Sparks, “The Notebook”.

26. “I don’t want to live. I want to love first, and live incidentally.”
— Zelda Fitzgerald, Dear Scott, “Dearest Zelda: The Love Letters of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald”.

27. “So I walked back to my room and collapsed on the bottom bunk, thinking that if people were rain, I was drizzle and she was hurricane.”
— John Green, “Looking for Alaska”.

28. “I was made and meant to look for you and wait for you and become yours forever.”
— Robert Browning, “The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett”.

29. “I want you to know that you’re the best thing that ever happened to me.”
— Richard Curtis, “Love Actually”.

30. “Who, being loved, is poor?”
— Oscar Wilde, “A Woman of No Importance”.

31. “The very first moment I beheld him, my heart was irrevocably gone.”
— Jane Austen, “Love and Friendship”.

32. “I would rather spend one lifetime with you, than face all the ages of this world alone.”
— J.R.R. Tolkien, “The Lord of The Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings”.

33. “I don’t care how hard being together is, nothing is worse than being apart.”
— Josephine Angelini, “Starcrossed”.

34. “Soul meets soul on lovers’ lips.”
— Percy Bysshe Shelley, “Prometheus Unbound”.

35. “I want to be the friend you fall hopelessly in love with. The one you take into your arms and into your bed and into the private world you keep trapped in your head. I want to be that kind of friend. The one who will memorize the things you say as well as the shape of your lips when you say them. I want to know every curve, every freckle, every shiver of your body.”
— Tahereh Mafi, “Unravel Me”.

36. “Love is like the wind, you can’t see it but you can feel it.”
— Nicholas Sparks, “A Walk to Remember”.

37. “I never want to stop making memories with you.”
— Pierre Jeanty, “Him & I”.

38. “I am in you and you in me, mutual in divine love.”
— William Blake, “The Complete Poetry and Prose of William Blake”.

39. “I love you as one loves certain obscure things, secretly, between the shadow and the soul.”
— Pablo Neruda, “Love Sonnet XVII”.

40. “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.”
— Charles Dickens, “David Copperfield”.

41. “Love is like the wind, you can’t see it but you can feel it.” — Nicholas Sparks, “A Walk to Remember”.”I don’t know how you are so familiar to me — or why it feels less like I am getting to know you and more as though I am remembering who you are. How every smile, every whisper brings me closer to the impossible conclusion that I have known you before, I have loved you before — in another time, a different place, some other existence.”
— Lang Leav, “Love and Misadventure”.

42. “I love you more than words can wield the matter, dearer than eyesight, space, and liberty.”
— William Shakespeare, “King Lear”.

43. “I loved her not because I wished it, but because I could not help it.”
— J.R. Ackerley, “My Dog Tulip”.

44. “He was my north, my south, my east and west. My working week and my Sunday rest, my noon, my midnight, my talk, my song … ”
— W.H. Auden, “Stop All the Clocks, Cut off the Telephone”.

45. “I am 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.”
— John Green, “The Fault in Our Stars”.

46. “I loved her like the moon loves the stars, too close for possession, too distant to touch.”
— Atticus, “Love Her Wild”.

47. “You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope.”
— Jane Austen, “Persuasion”.

48. “I am yours, don’t give myself back to me.”
— Michael Ondaatje, “The English Patient”.

49. “You and I, it’s as though we have been taught to kiss in heaven and sent down to earth together, to see if we know what we were taught.”
— Boris Pasternak, “Doctor Zhivago”.

50. “Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, and therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.”
— William Shakespeare, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”.

51. “You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope.” — Jane Austen, “Persuasion”.”I loved her for her courage, her sincerity, and her flaming self-respect. And it is these things I’d believe in, even if the whole world indulged in wild suspicions that she wasn’t all she should be. I love her and it is the beginning of everything.”
— F. Scott Fitzgerald, “Tender Is the Night”.

52. “You could have had anything else in the world, and you asked for me.”
— Cassandra Clare, “City of Glass”.

53. “Love is not love which alters when it alteration finds.”
— William Shakespeare, “Sonnet 116”.

54. “Every atom of your flesh is as dear to me as my own: in pain and sickness it would still be dear.”
— Charlotte Brontë, “Jane Eyre”.

55. “I want morning and noon and nightfall with you. I want your tears, your smiles, your kisses…the smell of your hair, the taste of your skin, the touch of your breath on my face. I want to see you in the final hour of my life…to lie in your arms as I take my last breath.”
— Lisa Kleypas, “Again the Magic”.

56. “My bounty is as boundless as the sea, my love as deep; the more I give to thee, the more I have, for both are infinite.”
— William Shakespeare, “Romeo and Juliet”.

57. “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.”
— Nicole Krauss, “The History of Love”.

58. “One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.”
— Paulo Coelho, “The Alchemist”.

59. “I loved you long before you loved me. It’s the only thing I have you beat at, and I’ll bring it up every damn chance I get.”
— Rainbow Rowell, “Attachments”.

60. “Then he kissed her. At his lips’ touch she blossomed for him like a flower and the incarnation was complete.”
— F. Scott Fitzgerald, “The Great Gatsby”.

61. “Do I love you? My god, if your love were a grain of sand, mine would be a universe of beaches.”
— William Goldman, “The Princess Bride”.

62. “Love can move people to act in unexpected ways and move them to overcome the most daunting obstacles with startling heroism.”
— Khaled Hosseini, “A Thousand Splendid Suns”.

63. “There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.”
— Sarah Dessen, “The Truth About Forever”.

64. “You are my heart, my life, my one and only thought.”
— Arthur Conan Doyle, “The White Company”.

65. “He sweeps her hair back from her ears; he swings her above his head. He says she is his émerveillement. He says he will never leave her, not in a million years.”
— Anthony Doerr, “All the Light We Cannot See”.

66. “Love is like a tree; it sprouts forth of itself, sends its roots out deeply through our whole being, and often continues to flourish greenly over a heart in ruins.”
— Victor Hugo, “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”.

67. “You are sunlight through a window, which I stand in, warmed. My darling.”
— Jessie Burton, “The Miniaturist”.

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

69. “Venus in her shell was never so lovely, and Diana in the forest never so graceful as my Lady when she strides through Paris!”
— Edmond Rostand, “Cyrano de Bergerac”.

70. “And you’ll always love me, won’t you?”
“And the rain won’t make any difference?”
— Ernest Hemingway, “A Farewell to Arms”.

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