The Top 12 Literary Love Quotes

The Top 12 Literary Love Quotes


In this post from Writers Write, your one-stop writing resource, we share a selection of our favourite literary love quotes.

Writers and poets have been writing about love for centuries. Here are 12 of our favourite literary love quotes.
As it has been said:
Love and a cough
cannot be concealed.
Even a small cough.
Even a small love.
~Anne Sexton

The Top 12 Literary Love Quotes

The Top 12 Literary Love Quotes

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Each time you happen to me all over again. ~Edith Wharton
  4. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same. ~Emily Brontë
  5. What greater thing is there for two human souls, than to feel that they are joined for life—to strengthen each other in all labour, to rest on each other in all sorrow, to minister to each other in all pain, to be one with each other in silent unspeakable memories at the moment of the last parting? ~George Eliot
  6. Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be. ~Robert Browning
  7. He wants only her stalking beauty, her theatre of expressions. He wants the minute secret reflection between them, the depth of field minimal, their foreignness intimate like two pages of a closed book. ~Michael Ondaatje
  8. 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
  9. We fell in love, despite our differences, and once we did, something rare and beautiful was created. For me, love like that has only happened once, and that’s why every minute we spent together has been seared in my memory. I’ll never forget a single moment of it. ~Nicholas Sparks
  10. Soul meets soul on lovers’ lips. ~Percy Bysshe Shelley
  11. I carry you with me into the world, into the smell of rain & the words that dance between people & for me, it will always be this way, walking in the light, remembering being alive together. ~Brian Andreas
  12. If you are not long, I will wait for you all my life. ~Oscar Wilde

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  1. Brenda Pratt

    Stunning choices. The only one missing is the sonnet when Romeo meets Juliet at her parents’ ball.

  2. Anne

    Ondaatjie’s the poet in my soul…

  3. Suzy Davies

    “The Egyptians always knew (and Shakespeare and his sister,) that destiny is in the stars. They knew that love lives on in memories, that we can weigh the heart” Johari’s Window”- my debut novel!

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