30 best love quotes from literature

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Best love quotes - literature's most beautiful passages about love

These love passages from the world’s favorite books are worth sharing not only during Valentine’s Day.

Love is something that can’t be defined. If you think you’ve found the perfect description of what love is, the love you’ve experienced is most probably over.

Love is about exploring the unknown. If one day you wake up and feel you know everything about love, don’t feel happy. Your love faded out long time ago.

There is no better way to learn about your own feelings than reading a book. We’ve collected literature’s best quotes about love in the list below.

You will find passages from books by Jane Austen, André Gide, Roald Dahl, Paulo Coelho, Jodi Picoult, and Elizabeth Gilbert. Some of them are visualized so that you can share them digitally – not only with the people you love, and not only during Valentine’s Day.

Do you think this list is missing an important quote? Don’t hesitate to share it in the comments below or in social media. We’d be more than happy to add it to the list?

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Best love quotes from literature

1

Love quotes from books - You don’t love someone because they’re perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they’re not. –Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper

You don’t love someone because they’re perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they’re not.

–Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper

2

Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.

–Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land

3

To lose balance sometimes for love is part of living a balanced life.

–Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

4

Love quotes from books - I have no notion of loving people by halves. –Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.

–Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

5

The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too.

–Ernest Hemingway, Men Without Women

6

Love quotes from books - cLove does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction. –Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Airman's Odyssey

Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.

–Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Airman’s Odyssey

7

The very essence of romance is uncertainty.

–Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest and Other Plays

8

It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them.

–Agatha Christie, An Autobiography

9

Love quotes from books - The one you love and the one who loves you are never, ever the same person. –Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters

The one you love and the one who loves you are never, ever the same person.

–Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters

10

We’re all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness—and call it love – true love.

–Robert Fulghum, True Love

11

This is a good sign, having a broken heart. It means we have tried for something.

–Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

12

I won’t ever leave you, even though you’re always leaving me.

–Audrey Niffenegger, The Time Traveler’s Wife

13

Love quotes from books -It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not. –André Gide, Autumn Leaves

It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.

–André Gide, Autumn Leaves

14

The only thing worse than a boy who hates you: a boy that loves you.

–Markus Zusak, The Book Thief

15

We are who we are, be­cause of those we choose to love and be­cause of those who love us.

–Kate Mosse, The Winter Ghosts

16

Love doesn’t just sit there, like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; remade all the time, made new.

–Ursula K. Le Guin, The Lathe of Heaven

17

It was love at first sight, at last sight, at ever and ever sight.

–Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita

18

Love, it never dies. It never goes away, it never fades, so long as you hang on to it. Love can make you immortal.

–Gayle Forman, If I Stay

19

Love quotes from books - It doesn't matter who you are or what you look like, so long as somebody loves you. –Roald Dahl, The Witches

It doesn’t matter who you are or what you look like, so long as somebody loves you.

–Roald Dahl, The Witches

20

We accept the love we think we deserve.

–Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

21

One day you will kiss a man you can’t breathe without, and find that breath is of little consequence.

–Karen Marie Moning, Bloodfever

22

This is what we call love. When you are loved, you can do anything in creation. When you are loved, there’s no need at all to understand what’s happening, because everything happens within you.

–Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

23

Love quotes from books - For where all love is, the speaking is unnecessary. –Diana Gabaldon, Outlander

For where all love is, the speaking is unnecessary.

–Diana Gabaldon, Outlander

24

Sometimes love means letting go when you want to hold on tighter.

–Melissa Marr, Ink Exchange

25

So, I love you because the entire universe conspired to help me find you.

–Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

26

Respect was invented to cover the empty place where love should be.

–Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

27

Love quotes from books - Love is like the wind, you can't see it but you can feel it. –Nicholas Sparks, A Walk to Remember

Love is like the wind, you can’t see it but you can feel it.

–Nicholas Sparks, A Walk to Remember

28

It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important.

–Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

29

The more one judges, the less one loves.

–Honoré de Balzac, Physiologie Du Mariage

30

Love quotes from books -Happiness is holding someone in your arms and knowing you hold the whole world. –Orhan Pamuk, Snow

Happiness is holding someone in your arms and knowing you hold the whole world.

–Orhan Pamuk, Snow

31

When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.

–Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

All quotes via Goodreads.

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