Novels share some of the most romantic words. Literature is one of the best way love is expressed, its big emotions, grand gestures and tiny flutters of the heart can all be perfectly summed up on the page. So, here we’ve picked out some of the most famous, beautifully written and romantic quotes from literature.

“His gaze slid over me like a veil of fire. He could ignite my deepest desires with a single glance. I decided right then and there no more reading romance novels by candlelight.”

– Darynda Jones, Second Grave on the Left

“You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how.”

– Gone With the Wind – Margaret Mitchell

“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?”

– Adam Bede – George Eliot

“He stepped down, trying not to look long at her, as if she were the sun, yet he saw her, like the sun, even without looking.”

– Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy

“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

“I am nothing special; just a common man with common thoughts, and I’ve led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten. But in one respect I have succeeded as gloriously as anyone who’s ever lived: I’ve loved another with all my heart and soul; and to me, this has always been enough.”

– The Notebook – Nicholas Sparks

“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.”

– Dr Zhivago – Boris Pasternak

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