Best 53 Romantic Lines From Novels: Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, Dangerous Liaisons, Wuthering Heights And Others

For those hopeless romantics who are easily seduced and swooned over sappy and heartfelt quotations, here is a good collection of romantic love lines from books.

romantic lines from novels

So, turn the light way down low, and be prepared to be swept away by these mushy and passionate quotes.

“No matter what has happened. No matter what you’ve done. No matter what you will do. I will always love you. I swear it.”  – Defiance by C.J. Redwine

“In vain I have 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

“If all else perished and he remained, I should still continue to be; and if all else remained, and he were annihilated, the universe would turn to a mighty stranger.”  – Wuthering Heights by Emile Bronte

“When you fall in love, it is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake, and then it subsides. And when it subsides, you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots are to become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is.”  – Captain Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis de Bernières

“I wanted to tell you that wherever I am, whatever happens, I’ll always think of you, and the time we spent together, as my happiest time. I’d do it all over again, if I had the choice. No regrets.” – Boundless by Cynthia Hand

“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 by Leo Tolstoy

“And in her smile I see something more beautiful than the stars.”  – Across the Universe by Beth Revis

“A soulmate’s purpose is to shake you up, tear apart your ego a little bit, show you your obstacles and addictions, break your heart open so new light can get in, make you so desperate and out of control that you have to transform your life, then introduce you to your spiritual master.” – Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

“It’s one thing to fall in love. It’s another to feel someone else fall in love with you, and to feel a responsibility toward that love.” – Every Day by David Levithan

“Doubt thou the stars are fire; Doubt that the sun doth move; Doubt truth to be a liar; But never doubt I love.”  – Hamlet by William Shakespeare

“I love you the way a drowning man loves air. And it would destroy me to have you just a little.”  – The Crown of Embers by Rae Carson

“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 by George Eliot

“I’m in love with you, and I’m not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things. I’m in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we’re all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we’ll ever have, and I am in love with you.”  – The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

“You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how.”  – Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell

“You are my heart, my life, my one and only thought.”  – The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle

“I never loved you any more than I do, right this second. And I’ll never love you any less than I do, right this second.”  – Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl

“She is a mortal danger to all men. She is beautiful without knowing it, and possesses charms that she’s not even aware of. She is like a trap set by nature – a sweet perfumed rose in whose petals Cupid lurks in ambush! Anyone who has seen her smile has known perfection. She instills grace in every common thing and divinity in every careless gesture. Venus in her shell was never so lovely, and Diana in the forest never so graceful as my Lady when she strides through Paris!” – Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand

“Sometimes I can’t see myself when I’m with you. I can only just see you.”  – Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson

“You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone for ever. I offer myself to you again with a heart even more your own than when you almost broke it, eight years and a half ago. Dare not say that man forgets sooner than woman, that his love has an earlier death. I have loved none but you.”  – Persuasion by Jane Austen

“I am catastrophically in love with you.” – Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare

“By my soul, I can neither eat, drink, nor sleep; nor, what’s still worse, love any woman in the world but her.” – Clarissa, or the History of a Young Lady by Samuel Richardson

“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

“I knew the second I met you that there was something about you I needed. Turns out it wasn’t something about you at all. It was just you.”  – Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire

“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 García Márquez

“I love you. Remember. They cannot take it” – Delirium by Lauren Oliver

“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.”  – Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak

“I want everyone to meet you. You’re my favorite person of all time.”  – Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

“Her life with others no longer interests him. 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.”    – The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje

“If my love were an ocean,
there would be no more land.
If my love were a desert,
you would see only sand.
If my love were a star-
late at night, only light.
And if my love could grow wings,
I’d be soaring in flight.” – Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

“When he went back to the fire he knelt and smoothed her hair as she slept and he said if he were God he would have made the world just so and no different.”  – The Road by Cormac Mccarthy

“There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.”  – The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen

“I have for the first time found what I can truly love – I have found you. You are my sympathy – my better self – my good angel; I am bound to you with a strong attachment. I think you good, gifted, lovely: a fervent, a solemn passion is conceived in my heart; it leans to you, draws you to my center and spring of life, wraps my existence about you – and, kindling in pure, powerful flame, fuses you and me in one.” – Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

“I don’t care how hard being together is, nothing is worse than being apart.”  – Starcrossed by Josephine Angelini

“One hour of right down love is worth an age of dully living on.”  – The Rover by Aphra Benn

“It has made me better loving you … it has made me wiser, and easier, and brighter. I used to want a great many things before, and to be angry that I did not have them. Theoretically, I was satisfied.”  – The Portrait Of A Lady by Henry James

“I want to be the friend you fall hopelessly in love with. The one you take into your arms and into your bed and into the private world you keep trapped in your head. I want to be that kind of friend. The one who will memorize the things you say as well as the shape of your lips when you say them. I want to know every curve, every freckle, every shiver of your body.

I want to know where to touch you, I want to know how to touch you. I want to know convince you to design a smile just for me. Yes, I do want to be your friend. I want to be your best friend in the entire world.”  – Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi

“I cannot let you burn me up, nor can I resist you. No mere human can stand in a fire and not be consumed.”  – Possession by A.S. Byatt

“But you’ve slipped under my skin, invaded my blood and seized my heart.” – Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder

“‘Tis better to have loved and lost, Than never to have loved at all.”  – In Memoriam A.H.H. by Alfred Lord Tennyson

“I didn’t understand what was happening to me. And it was only when I began to feel actual, physical pain every time you left the room that it finally dawned on me: I was in love, for the first time in my life. I knew it was hopeless, but that didn’t matter to me. And it’s not that I want to have you. All I want is to deserve you. Tell me what to do. Show me how to behave. I’ll do anything you say.”  – Dangerous Liaisons by Choderlos de Laclos

“And I’ve realized that the Beatles got it wrong. Love isn’t all we need – love is all there is.”  – Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson

“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 by Nicholas Sparks

“Love had caught him out of triviality and Maurice out of bewilderment in order that two imperfect souls might touch perfection.”  – Maurice by E.M. Forster

“Love lets you find those hidden places in another person, even the ones they didn’t know were there, even the ones they wouldn’t have thought to call beautiful themselves.”  – Wild Awake by Hilary T. Smith

“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

“She was more than human to me. She was a Fairy, a Sylph, I don’t know what she was – anything that no one ever saw, and everything that everybody ever wanted. I was swallowed up in an abyss of love in an instant. There was no pausing on the brink; no looking down, or looking back; I was gone, headlong, before I had sense to say a word to her.”  – David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

“Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.”  – Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

“No matter where I went, I always knew my way back to you. You are my compass star.”  – For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund

“He feeds upon her face by day and night, And she with true kind eyes looks back on him, Fair as the moon and joyful as the light.”  – In An Artist’s Studio by Christina Rossetti

“All hopes of eternity and all gain from the past he would have given to have her there, to be wrapped warm with him in one blanket, and sleep, only sleep. It seemed the sleep with the woman in his arms was the only necessity.”  – Lady Chatterley’s Lover by by D.H. Lawrence

“So he waited, listening for a moment longer to the tuning-fork that had been struck upon a star. Then he kissed her. At his lips’ touch she blossomed for him like a flower and the incarnation was complete.”  – The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

“The way her body existed only where he touched her. The rest of her was smoke.”  – The God Of Small Things by Arundhati Roy