Love got you down? Don’t worry, it happens to the best of us. Contrary to popular beliefs love is not one smooth journey down a carousel paved with rainbows.
Love is a journey down a carousel paved with rainbows with more than a few detours on bumpy, stone-filled roads and dark alleyways. And at such times even the greatest romantics tend to waver.
But have no fear we’re here to lend a guiding hand to lead you back to that rainbow where everything is love again.
Below are epic love quotes from novels to help you believe in Love; all worthy to serve as the blurb on the one and only Book of Love to rule them all!
Chosen for their pleasant nostalgia, serene sentiment, and fiery passion, these quotes from novels to help you believe in love again are guaranteed to do just that — and more.
And even if you never lost your faith in love in the first place; even if you just wanted to have it reinforced, or are just looking for some sweet lines to write on a paper for your special one, we still have you (literally?) covered!
ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS | Stephanie Perkins
“For the two of us, home isn’t a place. It is a person. And we are finally home.”
Our first selection is simply as perfect as quotes come. The idea is novel, original and above all things just beautiful. Home is not a place. Home is us. Us is home. We are home. Love is our roof. And we’re just blown away!
EMMA | Jane Austen
“If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more.”
Our second selection is from an evergreen classic. A message from the amazing Jane Austen herself, who tells us that Love is always more actions than words.
So in case you’re finding it difficult enunciating just how you feel, know that it’s fine. You feel that way because your love is so full it eludes words. Now find a way to show it with your action. Or just borrow Ms. Austen’s words above and write them across the skies!
GONE WITH THE WIND | Margaret Mitchell
“You should be kissed and [kissed] often, and by someone who knows how.”
Another classic. Another beautiful beautiful sentiment. Everyone in life deserves to be kissed. And what’s more, we’re told to do it often! So find that loved one right now and give them your most perfect, most appreciative kiss. Go, go, go.
CAPTAIN CORELLI’S MANDOLIN | Louis de Bernieres
“Love itself is what is left over, when being in love has burned away. Doesn’t sound very exciting, does it? But it is!”
Our fourth quote was chosen for its sublimity and realism. We are romantics, after all, but here we’re being told that the greatest romance is not borne of sweetness at all times. But when the first flames of fawning has dried out; what’s left then, is the truest love.
ADAM BEDE | George Eliot
“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?”
Need we say more? We think not.
THE NOTEBOOK | Nicolas Sparks
“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.”
Any list on love quotes wouldn’t be complete without this gem of a quote by Nicolas Sparks in the infamous Notebook.
It is just what the doctor ordered — a perfect reinforcement of the fact that love really does conquereth all things. As long as you’ve loved another with all heart and soul, you can always look back at your live and say yes, I have lived!
Is there anything sweeter and more fulfilling?
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AGE OF INNOCENCE | Edith Wharton
“Each time you happen to me all over again.”
This is one of our very favorites on our list of quotes from novels to help you believe in love again.
Love renews itself. It never runs out because it is the essence that runs through life. Even when the fiery sparks of the first wave of romance is gone, love remains, and each and every day, it renews all over again!
A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE | Oscar Wilde
“Who, being loved, is poor?”
Absolutely no one!
GREAT EXPECTATIONS | Charles Dickens
“I loved her against reason, against promise, against peace, against hope, against happiness, against all discouragement that could be.”
Like all great romantics, Charles Dickens also advocates for us to discard reason for love. To, in short, discard any other thing: hope, peace, discouragement etc, because in the end, love encompasses all these.
And even though it might not seem so at first, at last knowing love you will know all these. And yes, even discouragement every once in a while.
HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS | J.K Rowling
Succinct and to the point. Short but encompassing eternity. Love is eternal. Love is forever. Always.
THE ILLUSTRATED | Jalaluddin Rumi
“The minute I heard my first love story, I started looking for you.”
From the hands of a great sage comes another beautiful quote.
The yearnings of love; the nostalgia. Haven’t you ever loved someone so much that immediately you understood what love was, you understood that it was them? They are love. They fit perfectly with everything love entails; with everything you’ve been taught, and most importantly, with everything you feel?
THIS SIDE OF PARADISE | F. Scott Fitzgerald
“I can’t tell you, just how wonderful she is. I don’t want you to know. I don’t want any one to know.”
The last on our list of quotes from novels to help you believe in love again belongs to none other than the ever romantic Scott Fitzgerald.
Here he manages to articulate the splendid, guarded jealousy that comes after falling finally and utterly in love.
So engrossed in the beauty of it do we get; so beguiled by the sweet happiness, that we try our bests to guard it as jealously as we can. Going out of our way, in fact, to fight the overwhelming urge to share this remarkable feeling with the entire world.
So we do the only thing we can: we put it on the tip of our tongues and we tease both our audience and ourselves, surrendering to the sweet torture while deep down we relish the joy that of all the people in the world, this wonderful someone chose us, and only us!
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