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February 9: Valentine’s Day is next week…let’s do a Valentine’s Day themed freebie! Top Ten Books That Would Make Great Valentine’s Day Reads (or anti-Valentine’s day reads), Top Ten OTPs, Top 10 fictional crushes, top ten great love declarations in fiction, swoony quotes from books etc. Get creative!

I’m going general–Top Ten Quotes About Love.

pride and prejudice

1. “You are too generous to trifle with me. If your feelings are still what they were last April, tell me so at once. My affections and wishes are unchanged, but one word from you will silence me on this subject for ever.” Pride & Prejudice; Jane Austen.

2. “Love is the answer to everything. It’s the only reason to do anything.” Ray Bradbury

3. “love is a place/ & through this place of/ love move/ (with brightness of peace)/ all places” “love is a place;” E.E. Cummings.

4. “We love the things we love for what they are.” Robert Frost


5. “Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn’t it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up.” The Sandman; Neil Gaiman.

princess bride

6. “I thought an hour ago that I loved you more than any woman has ever loved a man, but a half hour after that I knew that what I felt before was nothing compared to what I felt then. But ten minutes after that, I understood that my previous love was a puddle compared to the high seas before a storm.” –The Princess Bride, by William Goldman

7. “Your love is the weather of my being./ What is an island without the sea?” “Yours;” Daniel Hoffman.

Les Mis

8. “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.” Les Miserables; Victor Hugo.

winnie the pooh

9. “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.” Winnie the Pooh; A.A. Milne.

vanity fair

10. “It is better to love wisely, no doubt: but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all.” Vanity Fair; William Makepeace Thackery.

About Caitlin Stern

I have a MA in English, and have so many fantasy/urban fantasy WIPs it's not even funny. I'm an avid reader of science fiction, fantasy, mystery, romance, biography, fiction, and anything else that catches my interest. I collect books, and bookmarks I find that are visually appealing and useful.

20 responses »

  1. Chachic says:

    I love the quote from Sandman! I’ve only tried one of the books in that series but I would love to read the rest.

  2. CJ Dawn says:

    I really need to reread The Princess Bride. It’s been a long time, and that quote really makes me want to read it again.

  3. Ah, The Princess Bride. 🙂 And Pooh Bear! That’s one of my favorites.

  4. Great quotes!! That Neil Gaiman quote is heartbreakingly beautiful. ❤

  5. tiareleine says:

    I like the Ray Bradbury quote and the Neil Gaiman quote the best!

  6. Ed Hoornaert says:

    Great books and great quotations. Thanks for sharing, Caitlin.

  7. mki52 says:

    I really need to read Les Miserables at some point this year!

  8. Tiny Reads says:

    Great quotes ! I love that you thought of Les Misérables, it’s one of my favorite books and there are so many good quotes in it

  9. You can’t go wrong with a quote from Pride and Prejudice! 😂 Great choices!

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