Romantic Quotes Part 1

I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach. ~Elizabeth Barrett Browning

When you’re in love you never really know whether your elation comes from the qualities of the one you love, or if it attributes them to her; whether the light which surrounds her like a halo comes from you, from her, or from the meeting of your sparks. ~Natalie Clifford Barney

Tell me how many beads there are
In a silver chain
Of evening rain,
Unravelled from the tumbling main,
And threading the eye of a yellow star: –
So many times do I love again.
~Thomas Lovell Beddoes

He felt now that he was not simply close to her, but that he did not know where he ended and she began. ~Leo Tolstoy

When love is not madness, it is not love. ~Pedro Calderon de la Barca

When I am with you, the only place I want to be is closer. ~Author Unknown

…Let the world know, if there was ever love:
Mine for you…
~Peter Winstanley

The hours I spend with you I look upon as sort of a perfumed garden, a dim twilight, and a fountain singing to it. You and you alone make me feel that I am alive. Other men it is said have seen angels, but I have seen thee and thou art enough. ~George Moore

I need the starshine of your heavenly eyes,
After the day’s great sun.
~Charles Hanson Towne

How did it happen that their lips came together? How does it happen that birds sing, that snow melts, that the rose unfolds, that the dawn whitens behind the stark shapes of trees on the quivering summit of the hill? A kiss, and all was said. ~Victor Hugo

Ah me! love can not be cured by herbs. ~Ovid

The simple lack of her is more to me than others’ presence. ~Edward Thomas

They who meet on an April night are forever lost in love, if there’s moonlight all about and there’s no moon above. ~E.Y. “Yip” Harburg and Fred Saidy, dialogue just before the song “Old Devil Moon” in the musical Finian’s Rainbow (Thanks, Katherine!)

My heart to you is given:
Oh, do give yours to me;
We’ll lock them up together,
And throw away the key.
~Frederick Saunders

I can no longer think of anything but you. In spite of myself, my imagination carries me to you. I grasp you, I kiss you, I caress you, a thousand of the most amorous caresses take possession of me. ~Honore de Balzac, letter to Evelina Hanska, June 1836

Many are the starrs I see, but in my eye no starr like thee. ~English saying used on poesy rings

See! the mountains kiss high heaven,
And the waves clasp one another;
No sister flower would be forgiven
If it disdained its brother;
And the sunlight clasps the earth,
And the moonbeams kiss the sea: –
What are all these kissings worth,
If thou kiss not me?
~Percy Bysshe Shelley, Love’s Philosophy

Who would give a law to lovers? Love is unto itself a higher law. ~Boethius, The Consolation of Philosophy, A.D. 524

We loved with a love that was more than love. ~Edgar Allan Poe

In melody divine,
My heart it beats to rapturous love,
I long to call you mine.
~Author Unknown

[M]y love for you is deathless, it seems to bind me to you with mighty cables that nothing but Omnipotence could break… ~Sullivan Ballou, letter to wife Sarah, 14 July 1861

Who, being loved, is poor? ~Oscar Wilde