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Our 10 Favorite Love Quotes from Books

Dial up the romance.

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Like love itself, good quotes about love can be elusive. But these romance books manage to get the words just right. 

We've waded through all the cheesy, overwrought romance quotes and found that the best authors build up these moments to so much more than a simple "I love you." Our favorite love quotes from books are poetic, passionate, and poignant. Keep reading to discover the lines that make us swoon, every time. 

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Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

By Jane Austen

“I cannot fix on the hour, or the spot, or the look or the words, which laid the foundation. It is too long ago. I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun.”

Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre

By Charlotte Brontë

“Every atom of your flesh is as dear to me as my own: in pain and sickness it would still be dear.”

Great Expectations

Great Expectations

By Charles Dickens

“I loved her against reason, against promise, against peace, against hope, against happiness, against all discouragement that could be.”

War and Peace

War and Peace

By Leo Tolstoy

 “I don’t know since when I’ve loved her. But I’ve loved only her, her alone, all my life, and I love her so much that I can’t imagine my life without her.”

Annie on My Mind

Annie on My Mind

By Nancy Garden

“Have you ever felt really close to someone? So close that you can't understand why you and the other person have two separate bodies, two separate skins?”

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The Fault In Our Stars

By John Green

"You gave me a forever within the numbered days, and I'm grateful."

the history of love by nicole krauss

The History of Love

By Nicole Krauss

“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.”

auden: poems, containing some of the best love quotes from books

Auden: Poems

By W.H. Auden

“He was my North, my South, my East and West, my working week and my Sunday rest.” —"Stop All the Clocks"

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The Notebook

By Nicholas Sparks

“No matter what happens to us in the future, everyday we are together is the greatest day of my life. I will always be yours.”

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By Ian McEwan

“I’ve never had a moment’s doubt. I love you. I believe in you completely. You are my dearest one. My reason for life.”