Great romantic quotes from literature
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
"You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how."
The Symposium by Plato
"And when one of them meets with his other half, the actual half off himself, whether he be a lover of youth or a lover of another sort, the pair are lost in an amazement of love and friendship and intimacy."
Brokeback Mountain by Annie Proulx
"I wish I knew how to quit you."
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
"To love or have loved, that is enough. Ask nothing further. There is no other pearl to be found in the dark folds of life."
Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
"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."
Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
"His examination revealed that he had no fever, no pain anywhere, and that his only concrete feeling was an urgent desire to die. All that was needed was shrewd questioning... to conclude once again that the symptoms of love were the same as those of cholera."
Lady Chatterley's Lover by D.H. Lawrence
"All hopes of eternity and all gain from the past he would have given to have her there, to be wrapped warm with him in one blanket, and sleep, only sleep. It seemed the sleep with the woman in his arms was the only necessity."
Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer
"The more you love someone, he came to think, the harder it is to tell them. It surprised him that strangers didn't stop each other on the street to say I love you."
Captain Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres
"When you fall in love, it is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake, and then it subsides. And when it subsides, you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots are to become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the desire to mate every second of the day. It is not lying awake at night imagining that he is kissing every part of your body. No ... don't blush. I am telling you some truths. For that is just being in love; which any of us can convince ourselves we are. Love itself is what is left over, when being in love has burned away. Doesn't sound very exciting, does it? But it is!"
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K Rowling