The 15 Most Romantic Quotes from Books
When in love, let your actions speak for themselves—and let the world’s most romantic authors and poets help you say the rest.
Gone with the WindNicole Fornabaio/Rd.com, iStock
We’re not swooning, you’re swooning. Here are some more romantic quotes that perfectly capture what it’s like to fall in love.
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The Princess Bride is full of funny and romantic quotes, but none has quite the “awww” factor that this one does. If you’re a Princess Bride fan, check out some more of the best romantic movies to watch that you probably haven’t heard of yet.
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“Did it hurt when you fell from heaven” has got nothing on these romantic quotes.
The Age of InnocenceNicole Fornabaio/Rd.com, iStock
Though The New York Times has called her “a realist, not a romantic,” we think this Edith Wharton line definitely deserves a spot on this list of romantic quotes. Plus, check out these 36 questions that can help you fall in love with anyone.
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Nothing like a sensual nature metaphor to profess your love for someone.
HamletNicole Fornabaio/Rd.com, iStock
This Shakespeare line, from a letter written by the doomed Prince Hamlet himself, encompasses a feeling of love more certain than the stars in the sky.
The Diaries of Adam and EveNicole Fornabaio/Rd.com, iStock
Calling someone the epitome of Paradise—it doesn’t get more romantic than that. Check out our favorite swoon-worthy summer beach reads.
Les MisérablesNicole Fornabaio/Rd.com, iStock
Victor Hugo’s French Revolution-set epic is best known for its death and despair, but Hugo reminds us that love is worth living for.
Anna KareninaNicole Fornabaio/Rd.com, iStock
There’s a reason this Tolstoy masterpiece maintains its place as one of the greatest romances of all time. Check out our other picks for best literary love stories.
The Fault in Our StarsNicole Fornabaio/Rd.com, iStock
Who says young love isn’t real? This young adult novel captured the hearts of teenagers and adults alike with its tear-jerking love story.
Pride & PrejudiceNicole Fornabaio/Rd.com, iStock
Jane Austen is the undisputed queen of romance with a healthy dose of social satire. Of all the romantic quotes in her most popular novel, this one by Mr. Darcy might just be our favorite. Here are some more great quotes from the books every woman should read in her lifetime.
A Woman of No ImportanceNicole Fornabaio/Rd.com, iStock
Oscar Wilde’s best-known quotes are witty and snarky—in fact, his last words were, “It would really be more than the English could stand if another century began and I were still alive.” (He died in 1900.) But this sweet, romantic quote of his totally deserves a mention.
The AlchemistNicole Fornabaio/Rd.com, iStock
Brazilian author Paulo Coelho’s philosophical, allegorical novel is filled with little pearls of wisdom like this one, making it one of the most quotable books of all time. Here are some more of our picks (and our favorite quote from each).
“being to timelessness as it’s to time”Nicole Fornabaio/Rd.com, iStock
The innovative 20th-century poet E. E. Cummings wrote about everything from birds to sunsets to loneliness. He wrote this beautiful line as a testament to the strength of true love. Here are some more of the most beautiful poems about love.
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Emily Brontë‘s Gothic tale of indestructible love and passion remains a classic to this day. Next, check out the most romantic books you’ll want to read with that special someone.
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