February 14 is full of pink, hearts, and, most importantly, romance. And if you want to whisper sweet words to your loved one, some beautiful turns of phrase can be found in books that may be on your shelf right now. Here are 12 romantic book quotes that you can recite to your beloved to make them swoon in your arms this Valentine’s Day.
“Somehow the silence seemed to connect us in a way like words never could.” — Wendelin Van Draanen, Flipped
“One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.” — Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
“Once upon the time there was a boy who loved a girl, and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering.” — Nicole Krauss, The History of Love
“No man deserves a woman like that. He mortgages his very soul to win her and spends his life paying off the debt.” — Tessa Dare, Romancing the Duke
“I hope it’s not too forward of me to say, but your eyes are incredible, Lucy. I die when you blink.” — Sally Thorne, The Hating Game
“I would have written you, myself, if I could put down in words everything I want to say to you. A sea of ink would not be enough.” — Erin Morgenstern, The Night Circus
“I asked you here tonight because when you realise you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.” — Graeme Simsion, The Rosie Project
“For the two of us, home isn’t a place. It is a person. And we are finally home.” — Stephanie Perkins, Anna and the French Kiss
“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
“I’d know you in the dark. From a thousand miles away. There’s nothing you could become that I haven’t already fallen in love with.” — Rainbow Rowell, Attachments
“You are, and always have been, my dream.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook
“There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.” — Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever
Did we leave out one of your favorite romantic book quotes? Let us know in the comments!