Speak to Me of Love

Romantic quotes.  Recently, I glanced at one quote spoken by Marianne in the movie Sense and Sensibility:

 “Can he love her? Can the soul really be satisfied with such polite affections? To love is to burn – to be on fire, like Juliet or Guinevere or Eloise…”

Hmm…I pondered.  I know that there are many more quotes that move my heart, so I flipped over to the quote section on Goodreads and starting tagging all sorts of wonderful words. Goodreads has a nifty widget that I added to the sidebar that will rotate all sorts of great lines and quotes.

Of course, I favored Jane Austen’s work, only because her lines are so memorable and moving.  Here are the quotes I so love from Austen’s work.  I hope you enjoy and feel free to comment on a few of your own memorable quotes from books!  Now, if we could only get the men in our lives to whisper such glorious words to melt our hearts.  

 “Dare not say that man forgets sooner than a woman, that his love has an earlier death. I have loved none but you.”
(Captain Wentworth – Persuasion)

“You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope.
Tell me not that I am too late, that such precious feelings are gone for ever.”
(Captain Wentworth – Persuasion)

  “In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed.
You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.”
(Mr. Darcy – Pride & Prejudice)

“I cannot make speeches, Emma,” he soon resumed; and in a tone of such sincere, decided, intelligible tenderness as was tolerably convincing.
“If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more.”
(Mr. Knightly – Emma)

“I come here with no expectations, only to profess, now that I am at liberty to do so, that my heart is and always will be yours.”
(Edward Ferrars – Sense & Sensibility)
 

Come back soon for more fun things before we start dissecting romance novels.

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Historical Romance Books

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