15 of the most romantic lines ever written

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Romantic lines in literature

Fall in love with a good book this year thanks to our pick of the most romantic lines ever written 

As every avid book reader knows, there’s nothing like spending an afternoon getting straight to the heart of a great romantic novel. Whether you’ve been swept off your feet by Heathcliff, charmed by Elizabeth Bennett or heartbroken by Hazel Grace Lancaster, you’ll know that it’s impossible not to fall a little bit in love with a well-written romance. That’s why we’ve rounded up 15 of the most romantic lines ever written, just for you – prepare to swoon…

1.‘I have waited for this opportunity for more than half a century, to repeat to you once again my vow of eternal fidelity and everlasting love.’
Love In The Time Of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

2.‘Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.’
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

3.‘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 by William Makepeace Thackeray

4.‘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 by A.A. Milne

5.‘Her love was entire as a child’s, and though warm as summer it was fresh as spring.’
Far From The Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy

6.‘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.’
Atonement by Ian McEwan

7.‘Every lover is, in his heart, a madman, and, in his head, a minstrel.’
Stardust by Neil Gaiman

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8.‘I loved her against reason, against promise, against peace, against hope, against happiness, against all discouragement that could be.’
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

9.‘I do love nothing in the world so well as you – is not that strange?’
Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare

10.‘Always’
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

11.‘In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.’
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

12.‘I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly and then all at once.’
The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

13.‘We accept the love we think we deserve.’
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

14.‘You don’t love someone because they’re perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they’re not.’
My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult

15.‘You should be kissed, and often, and by someone who knows how.’
Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell


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