The 15 Most Romantic Quotes from Books
When in love, let your actions speak for themselves—and let the world's most romantic authors and poets help you say the rest.
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“Did it hurt when you fell from heaven” has got nothing on these romantic quotes.
The Age of Innocence
Though the New York Times has called her “a realist, not a romantic,” we think this Edith Wharton line definitely deserves a spot on this list of romantic quotes. Plus, check out these 36 questions that can help you fall in love with anyone.
Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair
Nothing like love poems and a sensual nature metaphor to profess your love for someone.
This Shakespeare line, from a letter written by the doomed Prince Hamlet himself, encompasses a feeling of love more certain than the stars in the sky.
The Diaries of Adam and Eve
Calling someone the epitome of Paradise—it doesn’t get more romantic than that.
There’s a reason this Tolstoy masterpiece maintains its place as one of the greatest romances of all time. Check out our other picks for best literary love stories.
The Fault in Our Stars
Who says young love isn’t real? This young adult novel captured the hearts of teenagers and adults alike with its tear-jerking love story.
A Woman of No Importance
Oscar Wilde’s best-known quotes are witty and snarky—in fact, his last words were, “It would really be more than the English could stand if another century began and I were still alive.” (He died in 1900.) But this sweet, romantic quote of his totally deserves a mention.
Brazilian author Paulo Coelho’s philosophical, allegorical novel is filled with little pearls of wisdom like this one, making it one of the most quotable books of all time. Here are some more of our picks (and our favorite quote from each).