My whole heart for my whole life.
A man had given all other bliss, And all his worldly worth for this, To waste his whole heart in one kiss Upon her perfect lips.
Love me and the world is mine.
I love your hills and I love your dales, And I love your flocks a-bleating; but oh, on the heather to lie together, With both our hearts a-beating!
Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.
A goal, a love and a dream give you total control over your body and your life.
I but know that I love thee, whatever thou art.
Who, being loved, is poor?
Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs.
Oh, hasten not this loving act, Rapture where self and not-self meet: My life has been the awaiting you, Your footfall was my own heart’s beat.
I could walk forever and a mile with one beautiful girl.
A.C. Van Cherub
A hundred hearts would be too few, To carry all my love for you.
The courses of true love never did run smooth.
My heart it beats to rapturous love, I long to call you mine.
I need the starshine of your heavenly eyes, After the day’s great sun.
Charles Hanson Towne
Ah, lady, when I gave my heart to thee, It passed into thy lifelong regency.
The Oriole weds his mottled mate, The Lily weds the bee; Heaven’s marriage ring is round the earth, Let me bind thee?
Lastly, do I vow, that mine eyes desire you above all things.
Catherine of Aragon
A historical romance is the only kind of book where chastity really counts.
For you see, each day I love you more Today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.
My love as deep; the more I give to thee, The more I have, both are infinite.
We loved with a love that was more than love.
Edgar Allan Poe
[L]eave a kiss but in the cup, And I’ll not look for wine.
Ben Jonson (To Celia)
He must have a truly romantic nature, for he weeps when there is nothing at all to weep about.
True poets don’t write, Their thoughts with a pen… They release the ink that flows From within their heart.
Until then, mio dolce amor, a thousand kisses; but give me none in return, for they set my blood on fire.
Love builds bridges where there are none.
The simple lack of her is more to me than others’ presence.
…Let the world know, if there was ever love: Mine for you…
Ah me! why may not love and life be one?
Who would give a law to lovers? Love is unto itself a higher law.
My debt to you, Belovèd, Is one I cannot pay In any coin of any realm, On any reckoning day.
Jessie B. Rittenhouse
Once he drew With one long kiss my whole soul thro’ My lips, as sunlight drinketh dew.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Her very frowns are fairer far, Than smiles of other maidens are.
Life without love is like a tree Without blossom and fruit.
Two lovers in the rain have no need of an umbrella.
But true love is a durable fire, In the mind ever burning, Never sick, never old, never dead, From itself never turning.
What I do and what I dream include thee, as the wine must taste of its own grapes.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
I wish I had the gift of making rhymes, for methinks there is poetry in my head and heart since I have been in love with you.
Nathaniel Hawthorne (in letter to wife Sophia dated December 5, 1839)
I almost wish we were butterflies and liv’d but three summer days – three such days with you I could fill with more delight than fifty common years could ever contain.
As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench the fire of love with words.
Men always want to be a woman’s first love – women like to be a man’s last romance.
There is only one happiness in life: to love and be loved.
So dear I love him, that with him all deaths I could endure, without him live no life.
He felt now that he was not simply close to her, but that he did not know where he ended and she began.
I have found men who didn’t know how to kiss. I have always found time to teach them.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.
Her lips on his could tell him better than all her stumbling words.
Romance is the fiction that owes no allegiance to the God of things as they are. In the novel the writer’s thought is tethered to probability, but in romance it ranges at will over the entire region of the imagination.
Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.
Ah me! love can not be cured by herbs.
I love you – those three words have my life in them.
Two souls, one heart.
Soul meets soul on lovers’ lips.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Romance is the poetry of literature.
When love is not madness, it is not love.
Pedro Calderon de la Barca
A true man does not need to romance a different girl every night, a true man romances the same girl for the rest of her life.
Come live in my heart and pay no rent.
If our two loves be one, or thou and I Love so alike, that none doe slacken, none can die.
Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
I love thee – I love thee, ‘Tis all that I can say, It is my vision in the night, My dreaming in the day.
You know you’re in love when you don’t want to fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.
Many are the starrs I see, but in my eye no starr like thee.
Soul meets soul on lover’s lips.
When I am with you, the only place I want to be is closer.
Smile at each other, smile at your wife, smile at your husband, smile at your children, smile at each other–it doesn’t matter who it is–and that will help you to grow up in greater love for each other.