Top Ten Most Romantic Book Quotes

Hey guys! So this may be something you don’t know about me, but I’m obsessed with quotes. It started in high school. You know that part in A Walk to Remember where Jamie has Landon read the quotes to her from her mother’s book and it’s from Corinthians? I was a junior in high school at the time. I immediately thought that was an awesome idea and started filling notebooks with quotes. I must have thousands of quotes in them at this point.

Anyway, I thought it would be interesting to dive back through those archives and find ten of the more romantic, cutest quotes I could find.

Someone, get the smelling salts because we are about to swoon!

Top Ten Most Romantic Book Quotes

1.More Than Maybe by Erin Hahn

“Love is…it’s bringing an umbrella when rain is forecasted, but, like not for you. It’s serenading someone off-key in the kitchen while they chop red peppers lengthwise because they know you like them better that way. It’s pulling the car in backward at night because your partner gets edgy when they have to back into morning traffic. It’s buying moisturizer in bulk because one time they mentioned they liked the scent. It’s noticing things. Seeing parts of them even they might not know exist because you’ve been studying them since the moment you first laid eyes on them. It’s memorizing their phone number even if you have it programmed because God forbid you ever lost your contacts. It’s reading their mood by the song blaring through their headphones. It’s experiencing something so extraordinary you can’t tell if it was just that mind-blowing or if it’s only because they were there with you that you were so affected by it.”

2. Speak Easy, Speak Love by McKelle George

“‘I’m penniless, alas. If I win, I want a dance. If you win, I’ll give you a kiss.’

‘I don’t suppose it occurred to you I might not want your kiss.’

‘If you don’t want it, you can give it back.'”

3. The Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski

“Parents have this twisted belief that anyone under the age of about twenty simply can’t know what love is, like the age of love is assessed in the same way the law assesses the legal age to drink. They think that the ’emotional growth’ of a teenager’s mind is too underdeveloped to understand love, to know if it’s ‘real’ or not. That’s completely asinine. The truth is that adults love in different ways, not the only way.”

4. A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

“I have no regrets in my life, but this. That we did not have time. That I did not have time with you, Nesta. I will find you in the next world–the next life. And we will have that time. I promise.”

5. Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon

“‘I will find you,’ he whispered in my ear. ‘I promise. If I must endure two hundred years of purgatory, two hundred years without you–then that is my punishment, which I have earned for my crimes. For I have lied, and killed, and stolen; betrayed and broken trust. But there is one thing that shall lie in the balance. When I shall stand before God, I shall have one thing to say, to weight against the rest.’ His voice dropped, nearly to a whisper, and his arms tightened around me. ‘Lord, ye gave me a rare woman, and God! I loved her well.'”

6. Take Me On by Katie McGarry

“‘Don’t think of it as falling. Think of it as jumping–with me.’

‘How is jumping better?’

‘Falling happens. Jumping you choose.”

7. The Chaos of Stars by Kiersten White

“I didn’t fall in love with you. I walked into love with you, with my eyes wide open, choosing to take every step along the way. I do believe in fate and destiny, but I also believe we are only fated to do the things that we’d choose anyway. And I’d choose you; in a hundred lifetimes, in a hundred worlds, in any version of reality, I’d find you and I’d choose you.”

8. Through the Zombie Glass by Gena Showalter

“My mom once told me a boy would know he’d become a man when he stopped putting himself first. She said a girl would come along and I wouldn’t be able to get her out of my mind. She said this girl would frustrate me, confuse me, and challenge me, but she would also make me do whatever was necessary to be a better man–the man she needed. With you, I want to be better. I want to be what you need. Tell me what you need.”

9. For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund

“The old poems said that lovers were made for each other. But that wasn’t true for Kai and Elliot. They hadn’t been made for each other at all–quite the opposite. But they’d grown together, the two of them, until they were like two trees from a single trunk, stronger together than either could have been alone.”

10. Goddess Interrupted by Aimee Carter

“‘It is supposed to be the truth.’ He stared at me and my breath caught in my throat. ‘If I were a better man, I would be able to show you the love and affection you deserve. As I am not, I can only offer you what I’m capable of giving. But I assure you, just because I do not show it, doesn’t mean I do not feel it.'”

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Oh my gosh, I easily could have kept going! There are so many great ones out there! Maybe next week I’ll continue my list with more, but we’ll have to see!

4 thoughts on “Top Ten Most Romantic Book Quotes

  1. Reblogged this on Notes and commented:
    5. Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon

    “‘I will find you,’ he whispered in my ear. ‘I promise. If I must endure two hundred years of purgatory, two hundred years without you–then that is my punishment, which I have earned for my crimes. For I have lied, and killed, and stolen; betrayed and broken trust. But there is one thing that shall lie in the balance. When I shall stand before God, I shall have one thing to say, to weight against the rest.’ His voice dropped, nearly to a whisper, and his arms tightened around me. ‘Lord, ye gave me a rare woman, and God! I loved her well.’”

      • Don’t you find this quite an amazing similarity between humans feeling the same, yet expressing it differently through a unique literary works of their own? Grabbing one or two sentences from the whole novel is in itself sign of a very intelligent and true reader for whom that writer intended to write for.

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