Helllllo readers, hope you’re having a lovely relaxing Tuesday or maybe a romantic one. It’s getting closer and closer to Valentines day. Today’s top ten tuesday topic is lovey-dovey one and I’ve decided to pick my top ten swoony quotes from literature. It was really hard to only pick ten but I think I might have just pulled it off.
“I met in the street a very poor young man who was in love. His hat was old, his coat was threadbare – there were holes at his elbows; the water passed through his shoes and the stars through his soul.”
—Victor Hugo, Les Misérables
“So I walked back to my room and collapsed on the bottom bunk, thinking that if people were rain, I was drizzle and she was a hurricane.”
― John Green,
“Right now we are here, and nothing can mar our perfection, or steal the joy of this perfect moment.”
“Dumbledore watched her fly away, and as her silvery glow faded he turned back to Snape, and his eyes were full of tears.
“After all this time?”
“Always,” said Snape.”
— J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows)
— Haruki Murakami (Norwegian Wood)
“As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.”
— John Green (The Fault in Our Stars)
“They slipped briskly into an intimacy from which they never recovered.”
― F. Scott Fitzgerald,
annnnnnd my favourite of all time (maybe)
“Love is a temporary madness, it erupts like volcanoes and then subsides. And when it subsides, you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion, it is not the desire to mate every second minute of the day, it is not lying awake at night imagining that he is kissing every cranny of your body. No, don’t blush, I am telling you some truths. That is just being “in love”, which any fool can do. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident.”
― Louis de Bernières,
Ten swoony quotes, ten quotes to make me feel a little tearful that my lovely T is so far away, suck it up Lizzo, let’s go read another book.