Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: Greatest Love Declarations in Literature

For this Top Ten Tuesday, I am sharing the greatest love declarations in literature in honor of Valentine's Day.  Well, I can't promise you that these are the greatest, but here are some of my absolute favorites:

1.  “As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.”  ― John GreenThe Fault in Our Stars

2.  “I'm in love with you," he said quietly. "Augustus," I said. "I am," he said. He was staring at me, and I could see the corners of his eyes crinkling. "I'm in love with you, and I'm not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things. I'm in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we're all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we'll ever have, and I am in love with you.”  ― John GreenThe Fault in Our Stars

3.  “For the two of us, home isn't a place. It is a person. And we are finally home.”  ― Stephanie PerkinsAnna and the French Kiss

4.  “Gilbert, I'm afraid I'm scandalously in love with you.” ― L.M. MontgomeryAnne of Windy Poplars

5.  “I love Conrad and I probably always would. I would spend my whole life loving him one way or another. Maybe I would get married, maybe I would have a family, but it wouldn’t matter, because a piece of my heart, the piece where summer lived, would always be Conrad’s”  ― Jenny HanThe Summer I Turned Pretty

6.  "You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope...I have loved none but you.” ― Jane AustenPersuasion

7.  "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.'' - Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

8.  “There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.”  ― Sarah DessenThe Truth About Forever

9.  “I will find you," he whispered in my ear. "I promise. If I must endure two hundred years of purgatory, two hundred years without you - then that is my punishment, which I have earned for my crimes. For I have lied, and killed, and stolen; betrayed and broken trust. But there is the one thing that shall lie in the balance. When I shall stand before God, I shall have one thing to say, to weigh against the rest." His voice dropped, nearly to a whisper, and his arms tightened around me. Lord, ye gave me a rare woman, and God! I loved her well.”  ― Diana GabaldonDragonfly in Amber

10.  “I am nothing special, of this I am sure. I am a common man with common thoughts and I've led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I've loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough..”  ― Nicholas SparksThe Notebook

So, what are some of your favorite love declarations? Let me know in the comments below! This meme is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish


  1. These are great! I am glad you included the line from Persuasion and I had forgotten about that line from Dragonfly in Amber. I really like it :)

    1. I can't forget about Persuasion! :) That line from Dragonfly is one of my favorites. Thanks for dropping by, Christina!

  2. Persuasion has some of the greatest quotes... well, Jane Austen in general :) My TTT

  3. The Fault in Our Stars and Anna and the French Kiss were amazing!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

    1. I agree. The Fault in Our Stars has SO many awesome lines. It was hard to pick. Thanks for visiting, Krystianna.

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    1. I know, right?! He is just as dreamy as Mr. Darcy. Thanks for visiting, Joy!

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    1. I loved Gilbert as a kid and still do. :) Thanks for visiting!

  6. Oh my, thank you for all the feelings I just experienced. Dang! John Green and Jane Austen write love confessions that are beyond swoon-worthy! And this totally made me want to re-read the Summer series by Jenny Han. Great list and topic!!

    My TTT!

    1. haha. I completely agree! I know, right?! I really want to re-read the Summer series this summer if I can find time. Thanks for visiting!


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