Who says romance can’t be found in a sci-fi novel? This book is all about how one man’s dreams can retroactively change reality, and this quote is about the evolution of love. The plot revolves around philosophical questions about our desire to control our own destiny. One thing’s for sure when it comes to love: it has various stages, and couples need to adapt and change along the way in order to make it work.
This quote is made all the more sad because we know that the main characters – Holly and Gerry – are separated when Gerry dies. They were soul mates who used to finish each other’s sentences, but 30-year-old Holly finds herself widowed and left with a series of letters by her husband, all ending with the famous line: ‘P.S. I Love You’. This line from Cecelia Ahern’s book (which was made into a film with Gerard Butler) reminds us to be thankful if we are lucky enough to have found our soul mate, and to certainly not take them for granted.
Ever been in love? Then you’ll know, particularly during the “honeymoon period”, what it feels like to be all-consumed by the feeling. Clarissa or the History of a Young Lady was first published in 1748, but these words – describing how it is almost impossible to do anything when you are in love, let alone think about loving someone else – could have been uttered in a modern-day romcom.
This adorable quote from A.A. Milne shows that Winnie the Pooh – often seen as just a humble and softly-spoken loveable bear – is also an animal of incredibly profound wisdom. It’s hard to imagine life without the one you love, and this quote sums that feeling up beautifully. Another classic is when Piglet asks: “How do you spell ‘love’?”, to which Pooh replies: “You don’t spell it… you feel it”. Bless!
Considered by Leo Tolstoy himself to be his first ever novel, this quote from Anna Karenina captures how it feels when you are trying not to make eye contact with your new love, even though you can feel their presence from a mile away.
This quote is for those who have ever experienced unrequited love, or those who are in love with someone that they “shouldn’t” be. The line from the 1997 book, which was made into an Academy Award-winning film in 2005, is a no-frills selection of words that sums up the frustration of what it’s like to be in love with someone when all you want to do is stop the addiction.
Often hailed as the king of romantic quotes, this one by Ernest Hemmingway resonates with anyone who feels they are losing someone and just wants to get back those initial feelings that come with falling in love. Said to be the best feeling in the world, it’s no surprise that people seek to relive it once more!
Many say that love shouldn’t change you, but sometimes it does. Like this quote says, it can make you a better person in many ways. The Portrait of a Ladye is an enchanting tale of love and betrayal and, although written in 1881, still resonates with modern audiences.
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